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Topic: Last Bond movie you watched.

Please feel free to tell us which Bond movie you have just watched, or watched last.

Give us your thoughts about the film if you like.

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The last one I watched was GoldenEye, it's the third last in my current Bondathon. I have SP and LTK left to watch.

GOLDENEYE

I am so in love with this film. It's one of six films that are legendary to me of my three beloved franchises.

The Living Daylights
GoldenEye

Star Trek The Undiscovered Country
Star Trek First Contact

Batman 1989
Batman Begins

GoldenEye is maybe the Bond film that is best structured. I view it as perfect really.
Everything makes sense and the cast is fantastic. Just look who many future stars it brought out.
Even the score is great overall. So many iconic moments.

Brosnan's introduction is the best since Connery's in DN. So many iconic images within a few minutes only. Campbell knew how to present Brosnan to the public.

I have seen this film, I don't know, must be over 50 times. Same for TLD.
Doesn't matter, I watch it about three times a year, same for TLD.

It never gets old, it never gets boring, it stays funny, exciting and I'm tempted to say it's the most important film of my adult life.
I was 14 when TLD hit the theatre.

It's fantastic how 22 years later you see actors like Famke Janssen, Sean Bean, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane and Alan Cumming still going strong, stronger than ever in some cases.

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I've been on a Roger Moore memorial film watching spree recently,  last Sunday was Octopussy  ajb007/martini I find some outstanding moments in all the bond films, and I've really enjoyed re watching the Moore era bonds  ajb007/martini 
Though with the current warm weather thunderball is calling me.

It was either that.....or the priesthood

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Last Bond I watched was SP a few days ago. This time out it really struck me that the yellow filters in the Mexico scene were REALLY distracting at times. Also, I keep noticing more of Dan's cool barely noticeable facial reactions here & there. He can be really funny in tiny ways... ajb007/lol
Just a fun movie, easy & comfortable to watch.

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
#1.TLD/LTK 2.TND 3.QOS 4.DN 5.GF/GE 6.SP 7.FRWL 8.TB/TMWTGG 9.TWINE 10.YOLT

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The last Bond movie I watched was MR. I felt like honoring Sir Roger so I figured why not. Amazingly, I now consider it a very good movie.
And I agree with BondJasonBourne006. GE and TLD are both special to me. I also prefer those Batman movies over their sequels.

ajb007/martini

1. Connery 2. Moore 3. Dalton 4. Brosnan 5. Craig 6. Lazenby

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Remington wrote:

The last Bond movie I watched was MR. I felt like honoring Sir Roger so I figured why not. Amazingly, I now consider it a very good movie.
And I agree with BondJasonBourne006. GE and TLD are both special to me. I also prefer those Batman movies over their sequels.

ajb007/martini


ajb007/martini yeah, those first Batsy in both eras were the best  ajb007/martini

my username is BondJasonBond006  ajb007/lol ha ha ha...

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Watching Thunderball presently. Yesterday though, I watched TND.

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TMWTGG was the last one I watched. A movie that seems to become just a little bit better each time.

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The Spy Who Loved Me, the weekend after Sir Rog's death.

It's a classic, but it does come across as a bit flat to me sometimes. And I have to say, I do now more than ever find Moore's line delivery hard to get on with, it's incredibly arch and camp. It is odd to see him in The Persuaders and The Saint and find he's a far more natural actor. It's like he can't really admire or believe in James Bond, so he has to send it up all the time.

Moore's style of leading man - Cary Grant, David Niven - is not in fashion now, so that also doesn't help.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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BondJasonBond006 wrote:
Remington wrote:

The last Bond movie I watched was MR. I felt like honoring Sir Roger so I figured why not. Amazingly, I now consider it a very good movie.
And I agree with BondJasonBourne006. GE and TLD are both special to me. I also prefer those Batman movies over their sequels.

ajb007/martini


ajb007/martini yeah, those first Batsy in both eras were the best  ajb007/martini

my username is BondJasonBond006  ajb007/lol ha ha ha...

Lol I'll get it right next time man.
ajb007/martini

1. Connery 2. Moore 3. Dalton 4. Brosnan 5. Craig 6. Lazenby

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Goldfinger is playing in the background as we speak.
It's the film, the film I admire till its end.
A stroke of genius. Such a cooooool fiiiilm.

How can you not like its brilliance, its divine excellence?
The true benchmark for future Bond films.
(most of the first part is meant to be read as if you're singing Goldfinger, LOL)

That's not to say that I didn't honour Sir Roger.
I watched The Man With The Golden Gun and Moonraker
Goodnight, goodnight Sir Roge. You were the best.

Last edited by Dirty Punker (17th Jun 2017 16:27)

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I've just finished TB

The girls are just mindblowing, but the movie is too long until Bond gets to Nassau.

I've watched YOLT before that and enjoyed it much better

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
FIRST TO DISCOVER substantial evidence that Chew Mee is in fact not totally nude in the TMWTGG pool scenes!

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To be honest I am pretty heartbroken over Sir Rog having gone. He has been in my life since I was 10 years old when The Persuaders aired on Swiss TV in 1984. Lord Brett Sinclair was my idol.
And then I discovered The Saint on Austrian TV, they showed all the episodes in the mid eighties and I followed them religiously.
Simon Templar was my hero.

And then came James Bond...


I started to watch his films and TV shows to honour the great man.
LALD and TMWTGG I've already seen.

Tonight on the menu: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER the perfect double feature.

The PTS of TSWLM certainly must be the most iconic in the series. The idea of the parachute with the British flag is a stroke of genius. Not to mention that stunt work.
I think it's that kind of thing that makes a movie a true and lasting classic.

But TSWLM certainly doesn't stop at being great at the PTS. Roger Moore's third James Bond film sees him getting his image of James Bond perfected to the last eyebrow movement ajb007/tongue

I often think this might be the most important film in the franchise even. Who knows if the series had survived if TSWLM had been different and much less successful.

It's difficult to look for such an iconic important Bond film since TSWLM. Only GoldenEye and Casino Royale come to mind.

Marvin Hamlisch's is a part of that iconic image imho. I love his score and Bond77 is the best re-invention of the Bond theme since the original of Monty Norman. The theme song, if cheesy, is iconic as well and it's easy listening yes, but highly enjoyable and it mirrors the romantic tone of the film very well.

I also need to note that Major Anya Amasova, Agent XXX is one of my favourite Bond girls.
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My comments on Moonraker will follow when I've seen it. Needless to say I love it very much as well with all its flaws it has.

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In addition to TSWLM

There are many more iconic items, moments. Just take Jaws for instance. He must be, to this day, the most iconic and famous of all the henchmen. Even more than Oddjob I would say.
When he appears first in the film in Stromberg's fantastic dining room, he "smiles" and you see those metallic silver teeth. Quite frightening actually and I think back then in 1977 it must have felt quite that way seeing him for the first time.

There are some images and sounds that certainly belong to the best moments in the franchise. The impact is huge and it's these moments that are remembered forever and make TSWLM the classic it is. I'd go so far to say only GF is as iconic.

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Since Roger's passing I've watched TSWLM and OP. 

Also watched a couple random episodes of The Saint, but they don't hold a candle to Bond.

"Please don't try to follow me"

1. GE 2. MR 3. TSWLM 4. GF 5. DN 6. TND 7. TMWTGG 8. OP 9. TWINE 10. AVTAK

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Remington wrote:

Lol I'll get it right next time man.

Ha, I also thought his name was Bourne.


BondJasonBond006 wrote:

Brosnan's introduction is the best since Connery's in DN.

You mean hanging upside down in the bathroom stall grinning?

BondJasonBond006 wrote:

Tonight on the menu: THE SPY WHO LOVED ME and MOONRAKER the perfect double feature.

I totally agree! Also, everything you said about TSWLM being iconic etc is spot on.

Great thread.  ajb007/martini

"Please don't try to follow me"

1. GE 2. MR 3. TSWLM 4. GF 5. DN 6. TND 7. TMWTGG 8. OP 9. TWINE 10. AVTAK

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I too watched TSWLM in honour of the great man. Really enjoyed it as always. As usual I find myself feeling quite nervous waiting for Anya to open the wardrobe on the train - that Jaws was one scary guy. And don't get me going about when he bites through the chain, hunting down Fekkesh.....  ajb007/amazed

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If the producers hadn't turned Jaws into a bumbling clown he could have been the best henchman ever. However he is far behind the likes of Oddjob and Red Grant.

Yeah, well, sometimes nothin' can be a real cool hand.

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CoolHandBond wrote:

If the producers hadn't turned Jaws into a bumbling clown he could have been the best henchman ever. However he is far behind the likes of Oddjob and Red Grant.


I agree. Jaw is far from being my favourite Henchman.
What I think though is that he has become the most iconic of the lot, maybe closely followed by Oddjob.

Even in TSWLM signs were there that he is used as a comic relief, the big stone on his foot, Moore toying with him with the big magnet. But of course it worked imho.
In Moonraker though it got completely off the chart with the comic relief.

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Watched MR on blu-ray last night and wished I had one of those 8K TVs!  Saw a couple of extra features that I'm surprised I did not notice on the disc before, "Bond 79" and "Bond in Rio" or something like that.  Interviews of the cast had them in extreme close-up and it's remarkable how handsome Sir Rog looked at slightly over 50.  Seeing Lois Chiles in such a close-up was a treat, she looked so kissable!  Watching the pair in the movie just reminded me how suave Sir. Rog was, looking very much like the "Gucci Bond" and I gladly overlooked the lack of Bond hardness in place of the cool, 70s chic and elegance; Among all the American Bond girls, Lois Chiles was just alluring, easily the most ideal combination of beauty, sophistication, charm and intelligence.  I was just reading the Monorail Trilogy edition of MI6 Magazine this morning while I was in my quiet place, and was surprised to learn that Richard Kiel was born in Detroit Michigan!  All this time I thought he was British for some reason.  Tonight, I might go back and rewatch the "Inside MR" extra by John Cork.

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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You captured most of my feelings on MR in a paragraph, amazing.
About Kiel being British, I feel stupid for saying this but I thought the same thing. Only when he said "here's to us" did I think that something was off in his accent and he was American instead.

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MOONRAKER


The PTS of Moonraker already shows that this is as silly as it gets for a Bond film. After DAF hardly imaginable but yes MR manages to be more funny, more silly, and even quite a bit like a comic book film.

Jaws falling into the circus tent, animated no less is proof to that.

In some way this film marks the end of an era for Bond, Shirley Bassey for the last time gives her impressive vocal talents to Bond, it's Lewis Gilberts last film and from FYEO on it will be John Glen for the whole decade.

Ken Adam's last work.

Even the link of John Barry is not made into FYEO, but of course Barry again will be heard in OP, AVTAK and TLD.

The film goes overboard early on with the humour and silliness. Hugo Drax is a wonderful villain and that he is somewhat obsessed is shown pretty early when Bond is flying over the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte, about 55 kilometres southeast of Paris, but in fact the fictional character of Drax has bought that Château and let it move from Paris to California to be rebuild stone by stone.
Utterly ridiculous and utterly fun.
And naturally he has bought the Eiffel Tower as well, but couldn't get permission to import it to the US, poor Drax  ajb007/lol

Quite a bit of famous French locations are used in Moonraker like the 5th Floor of Centre Georges Pompidou in Paris where I have personally been several times. It is used as Holly Goodhead's office and Drax's space-shuttle plant.

There is one particular moment that belongs to my favourite Moore moments in the series, when he crawls out the centrifuge machine, obviously very shaken and stirred. That's always making me moved and even a bit teary. The look and body language is fine acting there.

Holly Goodhead is one of my favourites. I have a soft spot for all the Moore girls and she is no exception.
It helps that I have first known her as Holly Harwood in Dallas and she is one of my favourite characters of that long lasting show.

As for Hugo Drax, he is a favourite of mine as well and I dare to say, he has the best dialogue ever of any Bond villain, Goldfinger may be close or even better arguably.

"Look after Mr. Bond. See that some harm comes to him." The way Michael Lonsdale plays Drax is wonderful and I can't get enough of him.

The whole venice section is quite amusing, the gondola race is OTT and bordering parody and it may be the most silly thing in the franchise.

Jaws is pretty frightening again in his first scene in Rio. It's only later when his character is turned into comic relief galore.

Moonraker may be one of the only Bond films that has a weaker first half and a stronger second half. Imho, many Bond films see a very good first hour or 70, 80 minutes and then begin to have problems.

Not Moonraker, what happens on the cable car is truly memorable, the Amazonian boat chase is fantastic and especially Barry's score elevates that scene to highest heights.

The Moonraker base and the following very long sequence in Space and on the space station belong to my favourite things in the series.
The whole bloody thing is fantastically filmed with state of the art special effects that hold up well to this day imho.

Heartbroken Mr. Drax...indeed, every time the film ends and Shirley belts out her disco version of the Moonraker theme I think, ah...already finished...and then I think, how can this film not be in my Top 10?

With a franchise that has only good films, Moonraker may be most fun and entertaining, but it has flaws that will let it end up in the lower half of my ranking.

Thinking outside of rankings though, Moonraker is a fun romp from start to finish with a Roger Moore that is just brilliant in every single scene.

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Very well said, my friend!  ajb007/cheers

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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superado wrote:

Seeing Lois Chiles in such a close-up was a treat, she looked so kissable!  Watching the pair in the movie just reminded me how suave Sir. Rog was, looking very much like the "Gucci Bond" and I gladly overlooked the lack of Bond hardness in place of the cool, 70s chic and elegance; Among all the American Bond girls, Lois Chiles was just alluring, easily the most ideal combination of beauty, sophistication, charm and intelligence.

I remember watching some of this on YouTube and the comments were very similar - that they're both so charming and beautiful people. One comment called out some of the stupid questions they were being asked!

I wish that Lois Chiles was as charming in the film - on her own she's fine, but there's limited on-screen chemistry between the two. Hampered by the way her character was written IMO...

1. TWINE  2. FYEO  3. MR  4. TLD  5. TSWLM 6. OHMSS  7. DN  8. OP  9. AVTAK  10. TMWTGG  11. QoS 12. GE  13. CR  14. TB  15. FRWL  16. LTK  17. GF  18. SF  19. LaLD  20. YOLT  21. TND  22. DAD  23. DAF.

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heartbroken_mr_drax wrote:
superado wrote:

Seeing Lois Chiles in such a close-up was a treat, she looked so kissable!  Watching the pair in the movie just reminded me how suave Sir. Rog was, looking very much like the "Gucci Bond" and I gladly overlooked the lack of Bond hardness in place of the cool, 70s chic and elegance; Among all the American Bond girls, Lois Chiles was just alluring, easily the most ideal combination of beauty, sophistication, charm and intelligence.

I remember watching some of this on YouTube and the comments were very similar - that they're both so charming and beautiful people. One comment called out some of the stupid questions they were being asked!

I wish that Lois Chiles was as charming in the film - on her own she's fine, but there's limited on-screen chemistry between the two. Hampered by the way her character was written IMO...

I think the lack of chemistry had to do with the quick pacing of the film.  So much was put in, including the requisite Bond girl encounter "life cycle" that starts with the acrimonious meeting, the warming up, and the team work in resolving the movie's main crisis.  However, the scenes with Holly seemed crammed in, in-between the other encounters with Corinne, Manuela and other action sequences.  Compare to Bond's interactions with Melina in FYEO and to a smaller extent, with OP, in which more tenderness was infused.  Along these lines, maybe Christopher Wood's writing resulted in less tenderness, since his approach with Bond's couplings were more fantasy based in which girls just gave it up to Bond in 70's soft-porn fashion  ajb007/tongue

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....