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OHMSS, me and my father noticed how many little mistakes the movie got. It's still one of the best in the series, those little mistakes gave it some charme I think  ajb007/heart

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

There are some things that could be said about YOLT, criticising it. Sean certainly was past his prime in YOLT but he still owns the screen and there are more than enough great scenes with Connery. Overall a minor complaint.

Other than that it may be the one location only that makes YOLT a little bit less interesting than the other films. Turning Bond into a Japanese is silly and never very believable. I do like that sequence anyway, the wonderful Japanese wedding procedures and the tragic end to Aki.

There is a lot I love about YOLT though, we get to see the "Capsule in Space" sequence that is awesome and so is the John Barry score to it. Bond's funeral is great and hey, we get to see Bond's actual funeral! So we know what it would like be if he really had died.
And of course Sean Connery in his Navy uniform!
https://a1-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/10/60e432c3471e45199e483b59dd1468fc/full.jpg

And then Moneypenny, oh how I love her in her Navy secretary dress! Imho, Maxwell never looked better than in YOLT (and OHMSS).

The Henderson scene is another favourite thing of mine. It's one scene in Henderson's flat but it's memorable and there's some of the best dialogue ever  ajb007/lol
Henderson giving Bond his Martini: "That's stirred, not shaken. That was right, wasn't it?" Bond: "Perfect." A favourite moment.
https://a3-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/9/413a3a8f2c9d4fa1b08d3ac62a95e57a/full.jpg

YOLT also features one of my favourite Bond cars. The Toyota 2000 GT and it gets a lot of screen time.
Here my homage to the five Bond cars I love most:
https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/12/da39dec7dc834fa6821eb4c7ad79b453/full.jpg

Then there is the ultimate Ken Adam set. The crowning achievement in set building.
Here is my homage to Ken Adam.
https://a1-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/6/f052a77f9a7843c3aeb17910e69f125e/full.jpg

The fight at Osato's Company is one of the strongest in Connery's tenure. Personally I rank it second even after the elevator fight in DAF.
https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/4/286af4a8b4e64c84a83a00aaf24ea341/full.jpg

Tiger Tanaka Well, there's an ally I love completely, one of the best. I love the fact Tiger is in Dynamite's FELIX LEITER comic.
https://a3-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/2/341efcc4b3ab4ceebd38c3b538d2395e/full.jpg
https://a4-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/9/85b420f8c2b54837b8ef3d47f86a83ca/full.jpg

Karin Dor's Helga with her weapon of choice. Nasty, nasty! She's not really one of my favourites but that scene is rather devilishly delicious.
https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/5/a7febc6985c84301b0946fcf930f1d24/full.jpg

The Capsule in Space scene from the PTS gets repeated after one hour and this time we get to see where it lands and the breathtaking volcano set of Ken Adam gets its screen time.

Then it's Bond turns Japanese time and the film falls a bit flat from this point until the grand finale in the volcano which actually makes up for that quite a bit. I love the scenes with Blofeld and find Donald Pleasence quite right for the role.
https://a1-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/6/398e79c73ac54163bdcc99e890d19a40/full.jpg

YOLT and DAF strangely enough are the Connery films I can go to the most easily. I rate YOLT higher than TB for instance.
I have YOLT at No 18 in my ranking, so it's not really near the bottom. As I said before when you have a franchise with so many wonderful films some will have to be lower than others.

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OHMSS. It was my first time watching it and had no expectations. While Lazenby's performance wasn't great, the movie itself was fantastic. Honestly, my second favorite Bond film after Casino Royale.

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Sterling Archer wrote:

OHMSS. It was my first time watching it and had no expectations. While Lazenby's performance wasn't great, the movie itself was fantastic. Honestly, my second favorite Bond film after Casino Royale.

Great to hear and of course you had your own OHMSS moment before!

From the episode: Swiss Miss
https://a3-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/10/f870062979ad40b6a85ba8bb8cbe3803/full.jpg

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BondJasonBond006 wrote:
Sterling Archer wrote:

OHMSS. It was my first time watching it and had no expectations. While Lazenby's performance wasn't great, the movie itself was fantastic. Honestly, my second favorite Bond film after Casino Royale.

Great to hear and of course you had your own OHMSS moment before!

From the episode: Swiss Miss
https://a3-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/10/f870062979ad40b6a85ba8bb8cbe3803/full.jpg

That episode is top 5 for sure.

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Sterling Archer wrote:
BondJasonBond006 wrote:
Sterling Archer wrote:

OHMSS. It was my first time watching it and had no expectations. While Lazenby's performance wasn't great, the movie itself was fantastic. Honestly, my second favorite Bond film after Casino Royale.

Great to hear and of course you had your own OHMSS moment before!

From the episode: Swiss Miss
https://a3-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/10/f870062979ad40b6a85ba8bb8cbe3803/full.jpg

That episode is top 5 for sure.

Absolutely! And they allowed me to play Archer's stunt double in those scenes luckily  ajb007/biggrin

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Sterling Archer wrote:
BondJasonBond006 wrote:
Sterling Archer wrote:

OHMSS. It was my first time watching it and had no expectations. While Lazenby's performance wasn't great, the movie itself was fantastic. Honestly, my second favorite Bond film after Casino Royale.

Great to hear and of course you had your own OHMSS moment before!

From the episode: Swiss Miss
https://a3-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/10/f870062979ad40b6a85ba8bb8cbe3803/full.jpg

That episode is top 5 for sure.

Right up there with Killing Utne and the one with Savio Masscalzone.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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We need an Archer thread. Awesome show. And all three of those episodes are hilarious. Turned a friend of mine onto it recently and he's hooked.  ajb007/lol
ajb007/martini

1. GE 2. CR 3. LTK 4. TLD 5. TB 6. GF 7. FRWL 8. DN 9. OHMSS 10. QOS 11. TND 12. TSWLM 13. FYEO 14. OP 15. MR 16. TWINE 17. DAD 18. SF 19. DAF 20. AVTAK 21. LALD 22. TMWTGG 23. YOLT 24. SP

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

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Remington wrote:

We need an Archer thread. Awesome show. And all three of those episodes are hilarious. Turned a friend of mine onto it recently and he's hooked.

By all means, start an Archer thread elsewhere so we can stick to the business at hand.

A friend recommended it to me, knowing that I'm a Bond fan. Sadly, I didn't really care for it. Oh well…

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"Please don't try to follow me"

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

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Firemass wrote:
Remington wrote:

We need an Archer thread. Awesome show. And all three of those episodes are hilarious. Turned a friend of mine onto it recently and he's hooked.

By all means, start an Archer thread elsewhere so we can stick to the business at hand.

A friend recommended it to me, knowing that I'm a Bond fan. Sadly, I didn't really care for it. Oh well…

Already have my friend. ajb007/martini . And we all have different tastes.  ajb007/cheers
ajb007/martini

1. GE 2. CR 3. LTK 4. TLD 5. TB 6. GF 7. FRWL 8. DN 9. OHMSS 10. QOS 11. TND 12. TSWLM 13. FYEO 14. OP 15. MR 16. TWINE 17. DAD 18. SF 19. DAF 20. AVTAK 21. LALD 22. TMWTGG 23. YOLT 24. SP

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

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Firemass wrote:
Remington wrote:

We need an Archer thread. Awesome show. And all three of those episodes are hilarious. Turned a friend of mine onto it recently and he's hooked.

By all means, start an Archer thread elsewhere so we can stick to the business at hand.

A friend recommended it to me, knowing that I'm a Bond fan. Sadly, I didn't really care for it. Oh well…

I enjoyed it at first, but like most pastiche it runs out of steam pretty quickly. Harmless fun in its way though.More of an occasional watch for me.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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As noted above, there is now a thread to discuss Archer- https://www.ajb007.co.uk/topic/49316/ar … ng-archer/

Please, back on-topic!

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Watched DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER after YOLT

During the last years that film has made quite a career in my ranking. Nowadays I rank it No 16 but it really is a tie with my No 15 MR.
DAF is the Bond film I have watched most since 2014. Five times alone since the beginning of 2016.

My opinion about the Connery era may be outside the norm anyway. I consider DN and GF (and OHMSS) the crowning achievement of 60s cinema, especially when it comes to Bond.

FRWL, at the moment is just outside the upper half of my ranking at No 13. It has been in the Top 10 every now and then.
I much prefer to watch DAF though. And TB will always come last in my Connery ranking.

John Barry's score helps the film quite a lot, especially in the scenes that are not that great like the end-game on/above the oil rig.

Jill St. John's Tiffany Case, is and will forever be my favourite Bond girl.
THIS may be my favourite image in all of Bond.
https://a3-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/10/12bc9bd1cc394e198c98245a5fc8a3c8/full.jpg
Every little thing she is almost wearing in DAF is a work of art fashion wise, her hairdo is always perfect. I approve.

Everything up to arriving in Las Vegas is actually quite perfect imho. Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd are my favourite henchmen. I do love other henchmen as well, almost as much, Stamper, Xenia, Necros, MayDay...just to name a few. But that duo in DAF is the cream on the cherry.
I have such a gay time with them ajb007/tongue whenever I watch DAF. Bruce Glover's performance is simply priceless, fabulous and such fine comedic acting!
https://a2-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/2/657e535957d24d20a77fe0cfbc2e2e06/full.jpg
https://a1-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/8/9169025d2e5e45cdbc6ae54774daae9f/full.jpg
https://a1-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/7/680e8dfe60c344c683b79f2e7503c0a0/full.jpg

Honestly, this warms my heart and other things every time I see it  ajb007/lol
https://a4-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/2/6ed63879e86246a78fa3aec55ad57f9b/full.jpg

The plot may be silly, the film may be silly, but the dialogue in DAF belongs to the most witty, most memorable and most funny in the series.

Amsterdam is fantastic from start to finish and naturally, the lift fight is my favourite in the series! Yes you heard that right...
https://youtu.be/jpffY6ZRfZk

So there is a lot in DAF that I have on top of my different rankings. Henchmen, score, Bond girl, fight...
I never had a problem with Charles Grey as Blofeld, in fact I find him rather fitting and amusing, even when cross-dressing ajb007/tongue

I even don't mind her! Lana Wood as "Hi, I'm Plenty!" But, of course you are...
https://a4-images.myspacecdn.com/images04/6/6e640b6e0c5c4102ae1fa5224ff57489/full.jpg

I'm afraid DAF catches me with more than my hands up, whenever I watch it  ajb007/biggrin

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...and to think that the literary Tiffany Case was a blonde and a better character than Vesper, literary, of course.
DAF is a guilty pleasure of mine and even if the plot isn't all that great, it has things that would never happen in a modern Bond movie.
Exhibit A, the moon buggy chase.
Exhibit B, the diamond laser...from space. (No, DAD doesn't count)
It's silly fun throughout and Mr Wint and Mr Kidd are too my favourite henchmen, second only to Red Grant, Oddjob, May Day and Jaws but Gray as Blofeld stinks. Pity how they had the Blofeld character figured out and they ruined it by having him return in Diamonds.
It should of had Serafinno Spang as the villain, as it originally was.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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Totally agree. DAF to me is the funniest film of the series. Always have a good time watching it.
ajb007/martini

1. GE 2. CR 3. LTK 4. TLD 5. TB 6. GF 7. FRWL 8. DN 9. OHMSS 10. QOS 11. TND 12. TSWLM 13. FYEO 14. OP 15. MR 16. TWINE 17. DAD 18. SF 19. DAF 20. AVTAK 21. LALD 22. TMWTGG 23. YOLT 24. SP

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

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Remington wrote:

Totally agree. DAF to me is the funniest film of the series. Always have a good time watching it.
ajb007/martini

I'm going to join the DAF is hilarious club. I may have hated it if I had watched it when it came out but it's too funny for all the right and wrong reasons.

It's the Adam West Batman of the Bond films.

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Sterling Archer wrote:

I'm going to join the DAF is hilarious club. I may have hated it if I had watched it when it came out but it's too funny for all the right and wrong reasons.

It's the Adam West Batman of the Bond films.

Perfectly put!

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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It's heartwarming, a glowing tribute,  to see so much love for DAF, a film I've had to almost single-handedly defend here many times!

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ajb007/lol  ajb007/smile  ajb007/lol

Small world, Barbel  ajb007/bond

It was the first Bond I ever saw, in the cinema when I was seven, and I was hooked - I have a feeling you'd still have loved it if you saw it first, Sterling Archer.

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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ajb007/cheers   I watched it a ridiculous amount of times in the cinema, in those pre-VHS, DVD etc days.

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Dr No.

It's an odd little film. Perhaps the coldest of the Bond films, though Golden Gun gives it a run for its money. Connery's Bond doesn't come across as particularly likeable. The film appears to be an in joke to the audience, showing how a leading man can also be a bit nasty, like the Flashman series would do.

A big shout-out to Benny of the Mi6 community who notices some decades after that when Bond visits Strangways house, the three blind assassins are lurking in the background. You can see the thread, with accompanying picture, here:

Three Blind Mice

Also, Sylvia Trench has a very pointy nose, apropos of nothing. Almost the Child Catcher.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Showed the dinner scene from Dr. No and the laser torture scene from Goldfinger in class the other night.  Before that, Tomorrow Never Dies was on TV, and I caught the last quarter or so.  It's still the best of the Brosnan Bonds to me.

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Bits of Moonraker.

Generally, one of my faves, but it does seem to me that Rog is already very old in the role, whereas I always had it that he started to age around FYEO. He looks particularly leathery chatting up Lois Chiles in Venice.

Though Jaws returns, he looks little like his former self. He doesn't have the double breasted suit and looks a lot less menacing, I assume that's deliberate. Still, it is still him and saves MR looking like a sequel.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Never Say Never Again - Special Edition

Bond B-movie tarted up by a new soundtrack culled from the official EON series, with cues from John Barry but also Marvin Hamlisch, George Martin, David Arnold et al, nothing from the Craig era however, as this fan bootleg preceded it - shame as maybe Craig's stuff would have fitted this Connery swan song.

Removing the old soundtrack strips the film of any character or integrity it originally had - no bad thing in itself! It does however add interest and the fan, known as Blofeld's Cat, also edits the film so it moves along faster. Consequently, Barbara Carrera's performance, which I'd always found irritating, works well against the more flamboyant score while K Maria Brandauer seems less dynamic and impressive, oddly. Connery seems the same, maybe even worse, it's just not Connery's Bond imo, he has nothing of the balls, brio or bravado of the old films, he just seems wan and knackered out.

Highlights include the hijacking of the bomb, to the OHMSS cue of the office-safe-cracking scene, the bike chase to Bond 77 from TSWLM, also stuff from Dr No in the Nassau scenes. Sometimes the fan should realise that less is more, he could do with repeating a previous cue later in the film rather than digging up a new one.

Time always adds a new perspective, and while Max Von Sydow was not given the chance to be an impressive Blofeld, who do I find he now reminds me of?

http://www.007.info/wp-content/uploads/2012/05/NSNAblofeld24.jpg

Oh! Jeremy Corbyn!

https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/868124921402150912/V0SkMhCD.jpg

In newly confident, post-election mode... "It seems to me a choice is available to you... to go into partnership with the DUP or allow us to form a Government." Wouldn't work though, we all know Jezza is against nuclear power!

Perhaps Blofeld could appropriate his chant: 'Oh, Ernst-Stavro-Blo-feld!' to the tune of Seven Nation Army. Which does sound a bit like Barry's OHMSS, come to think of it.

Mind you, as Blofeld/Corbyn's steel haired, knackered out nemesis, Connery has been superseded by Teresa May.

I suppose this film does somehow now fit the Craig era, you could even imagine that this is Craig's Bond a few years down the line - not many!  ajb007/amazed and his stepbrother Blofeld from Spectre, as physically there is a resemblance on both sides.

Not much of a Bond film even with the new score, I do find it a moderately enjoyable watch and indeed have seen this version three times over the last few years, which is more than I've seen the original over three decades. Still, parts of the film really are crap, including the silly Shrublands fight, a chase around the houses affair as one critic had it.

You can find it here, I should point out that the version I saw preceded the Blu-Ray and is not superb picture quality; it's okay though.

https://ifdb.fanedit.org/james-bond-007 … ory-again/

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Gassy Man wrote:

Showed the dinner scene from Dr. No and the laser torture scene from Goldfinger in class the other night.  Before that, Tomorrow Never Dies was on TV, and I caught the last quarter or so.  It's still the best of the Brosnan Bonds to me.

What was their reaction?
Also, why did you show it?

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.