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Old 10-04-2012, 09:25 AM
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I was 12 when I saw my first Bond flick, Goldeneye. So Pierce Brosnan is the Bond I grew up with, I was hocked. The following year my parents got me the two 007 VHS sets I think one for my birthday and one for Christmas. I watched all of them from Dr. No to Licence to Kill. If I have to rate my favorite Bonds it goes as follows:

Daniel Craig
Pierce Brosnan
Sean Connery
Timothy Dalton
George Lazenby
Roger Moore
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:45 AM
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Anyone ever noticed the tone of the films always seems to shift a little with the actor playing the role?

Connery, Dalton and Craig have the harder edged Bond films (in general) and they had the harder edge themselves (Dalton didn't get to show it off properly but he had it) while Moore and Brosnan have the more far-fetched films (and were better suited to the suaver, quippier 'let's just go to bed shall we?' aspects of the character).

Lazenby sorta falls into the middle since he never really had any chance to prove himself long term and yet still starred in one of the more under-rated and grown up feeling of the films.

Either way, I'm inbetween on 'Skyfall' but only because I genuinely loathe 'Quantum of Solace'
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Old 10-04-2012, 01:59 PM
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Oh, yes, I definitely enjoyed Moore's more quip-laden take on Bond. He could play dead-serious when necessary, but otherwise, he really cracked me up with his one-liners and quick wits.

Even though I never saw this movie, I still think THIS Connery scene is one of the best exchanges in all of Bond-dom. (Bond-age?....yikes!)

Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!

(At lest, I think that was Goldfinger).
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Yes, that was indeed "Goldfinger." Probably my favorite moment from any Bond movie.

The witty, quippy Bond doesn't sit well with me because I read the books as well as saw the movies. Bond isn't a funny man. His remarks should be more ironic or sarcastic than an attempt to be funny.

The longer Moore played the part, the worse he got. "Moonraker" was the absolute rock bottom of all the Bond flicks in my book. A shame because he was so great as Simon Templar years earlier.
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ADELE - Skyfall
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Gave it (Adele, SKYFALL) a listen. Not a bad theme song. Not among my faves, but definitely not bad.
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The witty, quippy Bond doesn't sit well with me because I read the books as well as saw the movies. Bond isn't a funny man. His remarks should be more ironic or sarcastic than an attempt to be funny.

The longer Moore played the part, the worse he got. "Moonraker" was the absolute rock bottom of all the Bond flicks in my book. A shame because he was so great as Simon Templar years earlier.
Each actor has defiantly put their own stamp on the character but the scripts had a lot to do with it as well. Bond has always been good at cashing in on trends and reinventing itself. "Moonraker" is pretty ridiculous but it came out two years after "Star Wars" so people loved it. It was the highest grossing Bond film (minus inflation) until "Goldeneye." "For Your Eyes Only" which came out after maybe my favorite Bond film of the Moore era. The Bond movies always seem to takes things just a little too far and then ground themselves again in the next film. For example "Diamonds Are Forever" was pretty campy and then we got "Live and Let Die" which is great. I already mentioned "For Your Eyes Only" coming after "Moonraker." "Die Another Day" got pretty ridiculous even though again it was financially successful and then we got "Casino Royale." It seems to be a bit of a cycle.

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Gave it (Adele, SKYFALL) a listen. Not a bad theme song. Not among my faves, but definitely not bad.
I love this theme but then again I'm a fan of Adele's other work. I think she has a great voice. I would put this up there with my other favorites. Goldeneye, You Only Live Twice, Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever. Truth is I enjoy most of the Bond themes. I know a lot of people didn't like You Know My Name from "Casino Royale" but I thought it worked well to set that movie apart from the rest. I think they tried to replicate that with the Another Way to Die from "Quantum of Solace" but it was terrible in my opinion. Alicia Keys has a great voice but the song didn't suit her at all and she sounds really bad. I like that Skyfall has a more classic Bond fell and I can't wait to see the title sequence with it.

Also Happy Birthday Mr. Bond. Today is International Bond Day as 50 years ago today Dr. No was released.
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Photos: 50 years of Bond, James Bond

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/10/04/sh...t=hp_inthenews
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Christies will be auctioning of some Bond Memorabilia…

http://www.christies.com/sales/50-ye...sale-info.aspx

Only a couple of days left!
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Oh yeah, Chris Cornell smoked "You Know My Name"! Killer Bond theme.
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