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Time for the Grand Finale of our groupwatchin!

This time, it‘s

FOR YOUR EYES ONLY

The movie that made me a Bond Fan!






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London Summertime:       20:00
Paris Summertime:           21:00
New York local time          15:00
LA local time                    12:00


PLEASE  KEEP IN MIND THAT WE ARE ALL STARTING 10 MINUTES LATER !

The 19:00 deadline is set so that everybody has enough time to find their DVDs/Blu Rays, boot their players and get done with the menus and pause right where the gunbarrel starts.

WE ARE STARTING PRECISELY AT 19:10

- Please make sure that everybody has their BluRay/DVD/VCR ready and start the player latest 19:00 GMT to get done with all the dodgy menus.
- PAUSE YOUR PLAYER RIGHT BEFORE THE GUNBARREL
- HIT PLAY PRECISELY AT 19:10.

I‘ll post some timecodes during the thread just in case that somebody has messed it up

Last edited by Higgins (27th Jun 2020 07:06)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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I still remember when I saw the movie the first time back in 1981.

We've had the posters hanging around for 2 weeks already and I've studied every detail to catch up an idea what may happen there.
I went to the movie 2 days after the german premiere with my french penpal and I remember that we both left the theatre with a smile on our faces.

I had an affection for Bond since TSWLM (which was my first Bond movie) but after seeing FYEO, I knew that something had clicked and that I've became a Bond fan.

I also remember that the following weekend, Willy Bogner was on the most popular Sports Show on german TV and had some cool sequences from the movie (with the marvelous Bill Conti Score runaway) and he talked a lot about the shootings in Cortina.

Many years later, my dream became true and we've spent a week in Cortina skiing and location hunting.
Cortina is a magic place to me just like James Bond Island in Thailand is and Schilthorn in Switzerland.

I also remember that I've purchased german magazine "Cinema"

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and there was a very small ad for the James Bond German Fan Club that I've joined immediately.
Back then Marc Hertling ran the club from the basement of his parents in Berlin (back then East German territory with a special status) and issued his magazine (basically stapled photocopied A4 sheets) 4 times a year.
Things went bad with him very soon as he obviously has gotten subsidized by the NSNA guys and he turned against EON and praised NSNA over OP on every possible occasion and it's gotten really annoying to me (I remember the headline "All time low" for OP).

I also started looking out for memorabilia and the first object of desire was the blue Bogner Skiing jacket (2 months apprentice salaries) and the Olin Skis (same price) which where available in the local sports shop.

They were both out of reach for me back then but I've seen them many times during my visits there.

FYEO will always hold a special place in my heart, just like your first Love or your first Rolex and Porsche  ajb007/shifty

Last edited by Higgins (23rd Jun 2020 07:00)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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It's amazing that this movie is 39 years old now!

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Interesting memories, Higgins.

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Barbel, make sure to check out the Church Clock Chime in Cortina.
Imo the 4th tone is out of tune (slightly too high) and it was exactly that when I have been there.

Last edited by Higgins (23rd Jun 2020 07:03)

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Will do, though you may need to remind me.  (Hey, I'm old, I forget things)

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It's great when members share their personal memories of a film.

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Whoops, I was catching up on the rewatches I missed and assumed FYEO was watched before TWINE and SP, so I put it on the other day—I didn’t know we were keeping it till “last”.

But anyway, another thing I didn’t know (something that is probably common knowledge here) is that Cassandra Harris (Countess von Schlaf) was married to Pierce Brosnan at the time. Not sure how I didn’t know that...or ever see Brosnan’s glorious moustache at the premiere...till now.

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Cassandra Harris is imo the most impressive figure in FYEO.

You can see how well she goes with Moore, she has the right age and the short romance is a highlight of the movie. It‘s played with lots of grace and dignity and there is no need for the teenager teddybear-in-love show that Dalton plays with d‘Abo.

It just shows how good of actors both where.

If I remember correctly Brosnan was also on set and those where the first talks between him and Cubby to take the role one day.
I also know that there was an ongoing friendship with Cassandra‘s daughter and Babs even after Brosnan left.

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Higgins wrote:

Cassandra Harris is imo the most impressive figure in FYEO.

You can see how well she goes with Moore, she has the right age and the short romance is a highlight of the movie. It‘s played with lots of grace and dignity and there is no need for the teenager teddybear-in-love show that Dalton plays with d‘Abo.

It just shows how good of actors both where.

I dunno: I'm not sure she knew where Liverpool was! ajb007/biggrin

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Looking forward to this viewing :-)

In the past I've posted some thoughts about FYEO here:

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/574855/#p574855

and here:

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/399820/#p399820


and I've posted on the score in this recent thread:

https://www.ajb007.co.uk/post/991151/#p991151

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 49 years.

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FYEO is one of my personal favorites.  I hope that I can attend this viewing.

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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Number24 wrote:

It's great when members share their personal memories of a film.


I'll second that!

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Turns out I'm going to miss at least the first hour of this.  Dangit.

https://static.wixstatic.com/media/31b808_eb7c8d4782694b2a81f16d49cc79fbad~mv2.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 don't have a dvd or anything of FYEO so won't be able to join. But it is on tv tomorrow so will watch it then and read all your posts afterwards. Enjoy!

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Time reference:
https://greenwichmeantime.com/

40 minutes till loading up
50 minutes till watching

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Time reference:
https://greenwichmeantime.com/

5 minutes till loading up
15 minutes till watching

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Barring technical issues (like what happened when I tried to watch DN with AJB) and unexpected interruptions, I think I’ll be able to join you guys for the entirety of FYEO in perfect sync!

"...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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Please load your players now.
We start in 10 minutes

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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All set.

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Ready (for the last watchalong for an official Bond movie  ajb007/crap )

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This is Thunderbird 2..

SABs prepped...

I’m Standing By.....

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

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Am here.

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 49 years.

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2 minutes!

We play right after the UA logo

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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The 10 minute buffer is a good ideao because of those annoying built-in MGM promotional bits on Bond discs!

"...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.....