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So on Comcast right now Encore OnDemand has 17 James Bond films (all except Goldeneye to QoS)

I have to say after watching all the movies (and getting 3 more so far on netflix) that this series is FTW!

My favorite line is when Q says "Pay attention 007"

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How could I miss this thread. My favorite movies were "OHMSS" through "View to a Kill"

Great lines:

Diamonds are Forever:

"Good shot."

"I didn't even know there was a pool down there."

Live and Let Die:

"Who's funeral is it, anyway?"

"Yours."

Moonraker:

"James Bond, you appear with the tedious inimitability of an unloved season."

For Your Eyes Only:

"Who are you, anyway?"

"He killed my parents."

Octopussy:

"That should keep him in curry for a while."

The World is Not Enough:

"Put me down...put me down" (dumps him from helicopter into smokestacks)

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I really liked the two movies that Timothy Dalton did. It really was a sharp contrast from Roger More. After seeing all but the most recent 3 so far, I have to say it is fun to see the character change with every actor.

Sometimes I wonder what OHMSS would have been like with another actor. Lazenby fit the role, but never was able to put his mark on it. For some reason, Dalton was able to put his mark on it, but maybe that had more to do with how 3 others had played the role and he knew he didn't have to follow any mold.

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I haven't seen many Bond movies, but the line that stands out as my favorite is John Clease saying:

"Ah! The famous Bond wit! ....or half wit, as the case may be."

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I haven't seen many Bond movies, but the line that stands out as my favorite is John Clease saying:

"Ah! The famous Bond wit! ....or half wit, as the case may be."

That must be the last Brosnan film. Clease took over for Desmond Lewellen as Q in that movie.

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I really liked the two movies that Timothy Dalton did. It really was a sharp contrast from Roger More. After seeing all but the most recent 3 so far, I have to say it is fun to see the character change with every actor.

Sometimes I wonder what OHMSS would have been like with another actor. Lazenby fit the role, but never was able to put his mark on it. For some reason, Dalton was able to put his mark on it, but maybe that had more to do with how 3 others had played the role and he knew he didn't have to follow any mold.

Yeah, Lazenby was pretty dreadful, so wooden...he was an Australian model, not an actor. It was a movie with a great villain (Blofeld again), great scenery, women, cars..would have been much better with Connery. James Brolin was considered for the role before Lazenby, apparently, according to the DVD extras..

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Sometimes I wonder what OHMSS would have been like with another actor. Lazenby fit the role, but never was able to put his mark on it. For some reason, Dalton was able to put his mark on it, but maybe that had more to do with how 3 others had played the role and he knew he didn't have to follow any mold.

From reading a lot about the series, Lazenby's head swelled from this role and he was hard to work with. He was not asked back.

I saw one Dalton film and thought he was competent. But, within the range of James Bond actors, he was kind of in the "mid-zone."

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In OHMSS, Blofield tries to claim Royal lineage and his name had Balthazar in it. I thought that was interesting.

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From reading a lot about the series, Lazenby's head swelled from this role and he was hard to work with. He was not asked back.

I saw one Dalton film and thought he was competent. But, within the range of James Bond actors, he was kind of in the "mid-zone."

With Dalton too, the series became more about guns and shooting people. It was suprising to me after watching all the older ones how much Pierce Brosnan uses guns to kill his enemies.

I wonder if it is all shooting in the new movies that are a "reboot"

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With Dalton too, the series became more about guns and shooting people. It was suprising to me after watching all the older ones how much Pierce Brosnan uses guns to kill his enemies.

I wonder if it is all shooting in the new movies that are a "reboot"

It's interesting how the various movies also reflect their times and draw from other movies...the 2nd Dalton movie felt like a Miami Vice episode, w/ the S. American drug lord, etc. The Craig movies remind me of the Bourne series of movies, lots of international locations with a lot of running, jumping, quick-cutting shakycam camera work, fist fights, etc.

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It's interesting how the various movies also reflect their times and draw from other movies...the 2nd Dalton movie felt like a Miami Vice episode, w/ the S. American drug lord, etc. The Craig movies remind me of the Bourne series of movies, lots of international locations with a lot of running, jumping, quick-cutting shakycam camera work, fist fights, etc.

Bourne is a rip of Bond. What you are describing is classic Bond. International locations, fist fights. Don't know exactly what you mean by the camera work.

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Bourne is a rip of Bond. What you are describing is classic Bond. International locations, fist fights. Don't know exactly what you mean by the camera work.

In the Craig movies, their a lot of use of shaky hand-held cameras, just like in the Bourne movies (same 2nd unit director and cinematographer, I believe). I'm a fan of the Bourne movies and the Craig Bond movies, though I would like to see some more of the classic Bond elements return--Q, Moneypenny, more gadgets...

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To comment on how Bond films draw period elements. Live and Let Die draws on the Blacksploitation or however you spell it. Which was very popular in the 70s.

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To comment on how Bond films draw period elements. Live and Let Die draws on the Blacksploitation or however you spell it. Which was very popular in the 70s.

Yeah, and it was trippy how so many of the cars were '73 Chevys. I think I've seen most of the older Bond movies at least 5 times over the years....had all the older ones on Beta back in the '80s, then got the complete collection in a DVD set (up through Brosnan) as an Xmas gift a couple years ago..

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To comment on how Bond films draw period elements. Live and Let Die draws on the Blacksploitation or however you spell it. Which was very popular in the 70s.

And that brings up another line:

Bond: Uptown, please.

Cab driver (bad guy in disguise, 73 Impala): We headed into Harlem, man.

Bond: (hands him $20)

Cab driver: Fo' 20 bucks, I'll take you to a Ku-Klux-Klan cookout.

Unbelievable. The 70s produced the most entertaining Bond movies with interesting international locales and the script lines that are most apt to be remembered.

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I think my favorite Bond car was the one used by Dalton in the living daylights.

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I remember reading in motor trend a long time ago that in one of the bond movies, either the aston martin or the BMW stunt car had a 350 chevy in it because they needed an easy to work on engine with power.

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And that brings up another line:

Bond: Uptown, please.

Cab driver (bad guy in disguise, 73 Impala): We headed into Harlem, man.

Bond: (hands him $20)

Cab driver: Fo' 20 bucks, I'll take you to a Ku-Klux-Klan cookout.

Unbelievable. The 70s produced the most entertaining Bond movies with interesting international locales and the script lines that are most apt to be remembered.

Yeah, I'm partial to the '60s Connery movies, but still enjoy most of Moore movies, though I find Moonraker unwatchable. I really like Man with Golden Gun, For Your Eyes Only, and View To A Kill (the only Bond movie that came out when I was in high school).

Favorite car...tough one...I especially like the Aston DBS from OHMSS, the '69 Cougar from OHMSS, dark red Lotus Esprit from FYEO, the Aston Vantage from Living Daylights, and the new Aston DBS from the Craig movies...

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though I find Moonraker unwatchable.

good: Venice, Rio de Janeiro, Lois Chiles

bad: the parts of the film while "in orbit" - that was a low point for the series

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Bourne is a rip of Bond. What you are describing is classic Bond. International locations, fist fights. Don't know exactly what you mean by the camera work.

I see the Bourne Comparison a lot more in Quantum of Solace than Casino Royale. Casino Royale had great balance with Bond's classic swagger and the more Bourne-esque fight choreography. Quantum of Solace had Bond working much more as a vigilante, which made it feel closer to a Bourne film. I figured out a good drinking game for QoS: Every time James Bond should have died of internal hemmhorraging, take a drink. I felt like Daniel Craig spent half the movie either jumping from a high perch and slamming into the ground, or recovering from said jumps.

On a side note, Craig's Bond and Judy Dench's M have great chemistry together. I've loved their relationship in the last two movies, which really sets Craig's Bond apart from his predecessors.

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The guy who played Jaws lives near Fresno. Either right next to it in Clovis, or up in the hills a bit.

Golden Gun was great. TGG was built by Colibri, the lighter maker. I always laugh too when Moore tries to say Scaramanga.

He says "Scaramunger"

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The guy who played Jaws lives near Fresno. Either right next to it in Clovis, or up in the hills a bit.

I was channel surfing the other day and watched a bit of Happy Gilmore--the guy who played Jaws was in it...

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I was channel surfing the other day and watched a bit of Happy Gilmore--the guy who played Jaws was in it...

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So I watched Live and Let Die again last night and I didn't realize that Bond uses a 44 magnum in one of the final scenes.

Its kinda strange how the Sheriff in the movie is a lot like Sheriff Justice in Smokey and the Bandit.

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