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Topic: Tuesday Nov. 3rd 19:00 GMT: Let‘s watch DR NO together

Let's spend the US presidential election night doing something fun and constructive together!  ajb007/biggrin
The origional plan was to watch The Guns of Navarone, but we decided to celebrate sir Sean Connery's life and movies by watching DN together instead!  ajb007/bond !
Everyone is invited! If youre not familiar with the consept I'll try to explain it: We start watching at the same time, regardless of witch time zone we're in. We'll comment on what's going on as if we were sitting in the same living room, eating pizza and drinking [insert your beverage of choise] together. We will comment on the thread you're in now.


London Summertime:       20:00
Paris Summertime:           20:00
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 ready for playing the movie
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
- HIT PLAY PRECISELY AT 19:10.


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Last edited by Number24 (2nd Nov 2020 15:13)

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Unless things change, count me in.

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Me too. If anyone from the UK is interested but doesn't have a copy of TGON (like me) but has Sky Movies, it will be on Sky Action at 4.25pm on Sunday. My box is all set to record  ajb007/biggrin

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Since this film was made years before "Casino Royale" (no, not that one)  we can have a glimpse of how David Niven might have been as a more serious 007. He's younger here than Connery was in NSNA and Moore was in ... most of his films.

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I haven't thought of it that way before.
BTW; I posted the question if any special operations involved mountain climbing on a history forum. No-one could think of any examples, but we know many special forces units were trained in climbing.

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unfortunately, I don‘t own the movie but am wishing everybody lots of fun!  ajb007/cheers

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.

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

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Oh, I'm disappointed to hear that.

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Not able to make this on Tuesday, but I hope it goes well  ajb007/smile

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

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Call me unlikely, unfortunately.  It's at 2pm in the middle of my workday and, on top of being crushingly busy right now, I'm recovering from rotator cuff surgery and it's really slowing me down at work and in life, so I'm under a lot of pressure.  If by some miracle I can swing this, I'll be there.

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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Hi unlikely  ajb007/biggrin I hope you have a speedy recovery and things get easier for you.

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Yes. A speedy recovery to you, Gymkata  ajb007/smile

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Get well soon, Gymkata  ajb007/martini

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Best wishes, Gymkata.

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Everyone is invited for the watchalong on Tuesday next week! If you don't have The Guns of Navarone on streaming services or DVD you can find it online with this link:

https://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=th … ORM=VRDGAR


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Just got it on 4K ( Amazon Prime ) so hopefully can play along. Oddly of all the big war
Films, I can't really remember much of it   ajb007/wink

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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Get well soon, Gymkata.

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

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I'm not a huge fan of the genre anyway but I personally prefer war films of the 50s to war films of the 60s. Fifties war movies often have a quasi-documentary gloss and emphasise old-fashioned heroism, whereas during the 60s the genre veers towards a new wave of violence and revenge fantasy, sometimes abandoning claims to historical veracity and riffing instead on contemporary cultural concerns. As I remember it, 'The Guns Of Navarone' (1961) is uneasily at a transitional point between these types of movie, whereas 'The Longest Day', a year later, has its feet more firmly back in the 50s camp. The last two war films I watched were 'The Desert Fox' (1951) and 'The Desert Rats' (1953), an enjoyable double bill about decency and the military code of honour. James Mason plays a sympathetic Rommel in both, and Richard Burton gives a muscular, dynamic performance in the latter, a world away from his jaded cynicism amidst the carnage of 'Where Eagles Dare' (1968).

Last edited by Shady Tree (26th Oct 2020 23:25)

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

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N24, can I respectfully request that DN is watched instead, to honour Sir Sean?

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

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If the people who have agreed to join Navarone want too it's okay by me, but only then.

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I was thinking of us all watching DN. I was thinking of tonight or tomorrow but didn't think that was too realistic at such short notice. I would be ok with Tuesday if everyone else is and only if N24 is, as he has spent some time on organising a time for TGON.

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DN is fine with me.

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I don' t mind at all, but  I think all the peope who wanted to watch Navarone together should agree before we change the film.

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Given the events I have no problem changing either  ajb007/martini

“God has given you one face, and you make yourself another"

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If it's a switch to DN on Tuesday I'll try and join you for at least part of it. I'll keep an eye on this anyway and I wish all well for the viewing session :-)

Re: war movies. Perhaps for another time, but Sean Connery - who, like Gert Frobe, had been cast in a small part in 'The Longest Day' (1962) -  returned to the star-studded 'true story' genre of epic war films for Richard Attenborough's 'A Bridge Too Far' (1977), playing Major-General Urquhart in one of the more memorable performances of the movie. Connery's Urquhart is a traditional hero (like Bond) but with an engaging touch of vulnerability (he's a commander of the airborne division who's afraid of heights!), and he's shown bravely enduring a military defeat explained in the film as a tragic consequence of shortcomings by back-room planners at home: that sense of thwarted heroism interestingly reflected Connery's real-life exasperation (about which he often went public) with any 'big shots' in the film industry he regarded as incompetent or as letting the side down. Also: 'Battle Of Britain' (1969) was another war movie in that star-studded 'true story' strand of the genre: missing Connery, but with his friend Michael Caine on form, plus Robert Shaw; with Guy Hamilton directing and Harry Saltzman co-producing.

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

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If we change Tuesday's movie to DN, are there any members in adition to those who origionally signed on for Navarone who will join us in watching DN? If I change the plans it has to be done tonight or tomorrow morining at the latest, so swift feedback is apriciated.