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While it's a pretty bad theme song, it has a very Bondian chord progression that I really like, and that chord progression is well utilized in the overall score.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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Shady Tree wrote:
Barbel wrote:

Obviously Lee dominates the PTS, building up his character as a deadly assassin.

This is definitely Dracula meets Bond: Lee was still very closely identified as the Count at this stage (even though he'd recently finished his last Hammer Dracula).

Didn‘t Lee say that Bond enabled him breaking out of the Dracula loop mould?

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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And where did the fifth shot go?  ajb007/lol

I don't like the title song very much. It actually works better instrumentally as part of the soundtrack.

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Lulu said she had a sore throat, but was determined to do the song. It shows a little, but not to disadvantage.

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https://i.imgur.com/wSdnM1H.gif

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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I love Scaramanga's little arrangement with Nick Nack over Nick Nack's hoped-for inheritance: it's deliciously messed up!

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Michael Goodliffe (had worked at Hammer alongside a certain star of this movie) as the first screen Chief Of Staff- not named as Bill Tanner, and curiously unbilled also.

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Padded office door!  ajb007/heart

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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Higgins wrote:
Shady Tree wrote:
Barbel wrote:

Obviously Lee dominates the PTS, building up his character as a deadly assassin.

This is definitely Dracula meets Bond: Lee was still very closely identified as the Count at this stage (even though he'd recently finished his last Hammer Dracula).

Didn‘t Lee say that Bond enabled him breaking out of the Dracula loop mould?

Oh yes, that's one reason why he leapt at the part.

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1 million dollars a shot seems so quaint today.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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M is in a foul mood.

Calthorpe is pointless here.

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"Jealous husbands.." etc   ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol  ajb007/lol

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Moore‘s face when M tells him who would pay a million to kill him  ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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Shady Tree wrote:

Calthorpe is pointless here.

He's pointless totally. Not needed at all.

The character was originally named “Boothroyd” until Desmond Llewelyn objected- “I’M Boothroyd!”

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Good chemistry with Bond/M/Moneypenny

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Barbel wrote:
Shady Tree wrote:

Calthorpe is pointless here.

He's pointless totally. Not needed at all.

The character was originally named “Boothroyd” until Desmond Llewelyn objected- “I’M Boothroyd!”

And indeed he is! Glad they put that to bed for once and for all in the next film.

This is Thunderbird 2, how can I be of assistance?

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Moore, too, is more often than not ill-tempered with his allies in this movie.

M affords just one little moment of affinity with Bond, in "Dramatically, wouldn't you say?"

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I am looking forward to Moore‘s facial expression when he swallows the bullet  ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------

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Moore looks great here.  Nice and trim.  He also has better overall presence here than he did in LALD, in my opinion.

Current rankings:
OHMSS>FRWL>CR>TSWLM>YOLT>MR>SF>FYEO>GE>OP>DN>
TWINE>TND>QOS>TB>TMWTGG>GF>LALD>TLD>AVTAK>SP>DAF>LTK>DAD
Bond rankings: Lazenby>Moore>Connery>Craig>Brosnan>Dalton

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I like Moore's wolfish smile when M basically endorses 007 to go kill Scaramanga.

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Shady Tree wrote:

M affords just one little moment of affinity with Bond, in "Dramatically, wouldn't you say?"

It reminds me of OHMSS, somehow

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Music “Getting The Bullet”

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Moore looks constipated when lusting over Saida during her dance. Doesn't compare at all with Connery's overt leering during the belly dance in FRWL.

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Watch for the crew reflected in the mirror!

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Haha

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