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Absolutely and the stakes in their backgammon games must have been shocking  ajb007/amazed

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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When I think of those backgammon games I always am reminded of this Roger Moore anecdote:

“We were playing backgammon and it was Cubby’s turn to throw the dice. He picked them up, popped them in the cup and hesitated. ‘You can tell your agent to s**t in his hat.’”

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I've just finished listening to the podcast and it was a joy. Sitting in the heat (27 degrees celsius, fact fans!) listening to friends having a friendly conversation about Bond was so much fun.  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/smile  ajb007/bond

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Carole Bouquet  ajb007/heart  ajb007/heart

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Finally a GIF of me showing how I spend my days ....  ajb007/lol

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Number24 wrote:

I've just finished listening to the podcast and it was a joy. Sitting in the heat (27 degrees celsius, fact fans!) listenning to friends having a friendly conversation about Bond was so much fun.  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/smile  ajb007/bond

ajb007/cheers  It was fun indeed, and I hope Higgins lets us do more.

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Barbel wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I've just finished listening to the podcast and it was a joy. Sitting in the heat (27 degrees celsius, fact fans!) listenning to friends having a friendly conversation about Bond was so much fun.  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/smile  ajb007/bond

ajb007/cheers  It was fun indeed, and I hope Higgins lets us do more.

It was certainly great fun, and I hope to be part of more. We will need to find a suitable place to upload these conversations so that they are preserved for posterity and members can still access them in future. At the moment I'm not sure what the best solution is - my thinking only takes me as far as uploading them as videos (audio only of course) to a Youtube channel. If anybody has a good, free audio hosting solution to suggest please do put it forward.

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Barbel wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I've just finished listening to the podcast and it was a joy. Sitting in the heat (27 degrees celsius, fact fans!) listenning to friends having a friendly conversation about Bond was so much fun.  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/smile  ajb007/bond

ajb007/cheers  It was fun indeed, and I hope Higgins lets us do more.

If a certain somebody manages to follow along the posted Zoom invitation  ajb007/wink

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Cassandra Harris:
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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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Carole Bouquet:
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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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Higgins wrote:
Barbel wrote:
Number24 wrote:

I've just finished listening to the podcast and it was a joy. Sitting in the heat (27 degrees celsius, fact fans!) listenning to friends having a friendly conversation about Bond was so much fun.  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/smile  ajb007/bond

ajb007/cheers  It was fun indeed, and I hope Higgins lets us do more.

If a certain somebody manages to follow along the posted Zoom invitation  ajb007/wink

If you look up "Luddite" in a dictionary, you'll find a picture of me.

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Many thanks, Number 24 and Gymkata. You've got some of the best Carole moments captured right there.


The zoom on Melina's eyes as she decides to avenge her parents is a stand-out moment in the film. It's matched by her expression looking up at the mountain over her crossbow.

With Columbo offing Kristatos at the end, claiming his own "many debts", Melina might almost have been justified in firing a bolt at Gogol himself. After all, it was Gogol's decision to contact "our usual man in Greece" which set in motion all the villainous activity of the film, including the assassination of her parents. As it is, she fulfils her main act of vengeance early on, chalking up Gonzales. After that Bond shields her both physically and morally (ironically, while having his own moment of revenge for Lisl and Ferrara): it's the British operation, of which her father was a part, and its interests that circumscribe her involvement later in the film; there's a sense that she's been 'contained' by Bond, with a quietly grudging willingness, while still coming along for the ride and showing odd flashes of electra spirit. In dramatic terms, Bond's sex with Melina at the end seems as superfluous as the Thatcher business. Had Bond instead bid farewell to Melina with an avuncular peck on the cheek, that arguably would have made more dramatic sense; she might credibly have wrested from Camille the distinction of being the first lead Bond girl that Bond doesn't shag... (It's really Lisl who's Bond's sexual/romantic love of the movie - with the beach scene costumes chosen for Moore and Cassandra Harris being one of several ploys to echo OHMSS directly in the Lisl sub-plot.) Yet the keelhauling sequence could be interpreted as a symbolic substitute for sex between Bond and Melina: the sequence 'bonds' them physically in an experience where Bond's prowess and invitation to trust are key to seeing the both of them through.


Carole's look at Bond and thumb gesture at the wheel of the Citroen is a great 'attitude' moment.  ajb007/heart

And that shot of her in the casino, looking over her shoulder, is beautiful, making the most of her Chanel model appeal. It was also a subtle way of keeping her in play at a point in the movie when time is about to be spent concentrating more on Bond's different relationships with Kristatos, Columbo and Lisl.

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

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FYEO is my favourite Roger Moore Bond film. He effortlessly becomes a Bond everyone can believe in. He should have called it a day with this one, he was clearly too old in the next two and unfortunately, for me at least, his legacy was tarnished somewhat.

I love Conti’s score, it captures the era so well.

John Glen bookends his tenure, (FYEO and LTK), with two great movies, the ones in between are rather pedestrian, though to be fair, he is hampered by an ageing Roger in OP and AVTAK. He draws a supreme performance from Timothy Dalton in TLD but is let down by a weak script.

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

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I've enjoyed reading these posts after watching FYEO on tv on Sat night. I know the answer is "because movie" but in the PTS where Bond is hanging onto the outside of the helicopter, he has a couple of opportunities where Blofeld brings the helicopter close to the platform that his wheelchair is on and Bond could have jumped off but instead he makes life harder for himself!

This is my second favourite Roger Moore film after TSWLM.

I read that Conti had originally wanted Barbara Streisand to record the title song.

I listened to the podcast. A nice international mix of accents ajb007/smile You all have so much knowledge of all things Bond, I feel like a rookie! Being new here, I also felt a bit like an eavesdropper, listening in, or maybe it's the start of a promising career in espionage!

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Please, don't feel like an eavesdropper! You're very welcome.  ajb007/smile

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I’ve just finished listening to the podcast - congrats all round, very entertaining  ajb007/martini

YNWA 96

The Unbearables

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Barbel wrote:

Please, don't feel like an eavesdropper! You're very welcome.  ajb007/smile

Thanks Barbel.