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Old 05-04-2008, 01:58 PM   #676
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I just view it as a return more to the classic Bond formula. Boat chases, car chases, countless exotic locales, top secret villain lair, etc...

I can't wait to see all the classic elements return in the new Bond manifesto.
Do you want more humor as well, or can you do without? I look forward to the classic elements as well, if done right.
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Old 05-04-2008, 02:02 PM   #677
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I thought Casino Royale had the perfect kind and amount of humor for a movie like this. Keep it serious, but let the charisma and personality of 007 himself give the film its humor.
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I thought Casino Royale had the perfect kind and amount of humor for a movie like this. Keep it serious, but let the charisma and personality of 007 himself give the film its humor.
I actually agree. Laz, I believe, disagrees. But he's a jack-ass so there's that.
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Very true.

My friend still thinks I'm insane for liking Moore as the best Bond. Just found him to be the most charming, charismatic, humorous, and still the best actor of all of them. Craig comes damn close though, especially considering how well he handles the brutal physicality of the character, something Moore could never really do.
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Very true.

My friend still thinks I'm insane for liking Moore as the best Bond. Just found him to be the most charming, charismatic, humorous, and still the best actor of all of them. Craig comes damn close though, especially considering how well he handles the brutal physicality of the character, something Moore could never really do.
On the whole, I like the Connery films best. I think I liked early Moore more than Connery, but, Moore had some truly crap films at the end of his run and his age was showing.

Craig needs to do it a few more times, but what a promising start. I liked Dalton (the actor, not the interference user), as I think I mentioned, so, that places me in a vast minority. Brosnan was fine, but mired in three pretty shitty films after Goldeneye.
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I am interrupting? Or did you guys want this thread all to yourselves?

I never said I wasn't a fan of Casino Royale. I just don't think it's as good as the best "classic" Bonds. I'm not sure that perfect balance of action, exoticism, and cheekiness can be struck again in this day and age. In other words, CR was a little too "real" for me, even if I found it a HUGE improvement over the generic Brosnan actioneers.

Lance, I didn't realize you had actually picked Moore as the best. You realize we're in a small minority that has a tough stance to defend, but I like it.

My Top 5:

1. The Spy Who Loved Me
2. From Russia With Love
3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
4. Live and Let Die
5. You Only Live Twice (I know, I know)

If I saw Goldfinger again right now it probably would crack that 5.
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Oh yeah, I'm still hunting for a used copy of For Your Eyes Only. I haven't seen it in ages, but I remember it fondly, and even had the comic adaptation when I was a kid. That could wind up contending as well.

Also, somewhere among my packed-up belongings is also a matchbox-car sized toy of the Lotus from Spy Who Loved Me. NICE.
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Oh yeah, I'm still hunting for a used copy of For Your Eyes Only. I haven't seen it in ages, but I remember it fondly, and even had the comic adaptation when I was a kid. That could wind up contending as well.

Also, somewhere among my packed-up belongings is also a matchbox-car sized toy of the Lotus from Spy Who Loved Me. NICE.
I had the Lotus, too, when I was a kid.

All three of us prefer Moore.
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Three against the world, yo!

Have you ever heard of this old British TV show called The Persuaders? It was only on for one season, and starred Moore and Tony Curtis(!) as playboys who become amateur detectives. I think this was early 70's, right before Moore became Bond. It's a hell of a lot of fun, even if it hits a lot of genre cliches. Curtis is HILARIOUS and Moore clearly modeled his posh version of Bond after this character.

It's available on torrents. Oh yeah, on DVD too.

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I've never heard of it. Looks like fun.

I know we spoke about The Prisoner, but, did I ever ask you if you'd heard of the old BBC show called "The Sandbaggers"? Was kind of a LeCarresque look at British Secret Service during the Cold War. Gritty stuff.
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Well I'm a huge Le Carre fan and recently acquired the BBC adaptation of Tinker, Tailor... with Alec Guinness, which I've heard great things about.

Just looked up Sandbaggers, seems really cool.

Also, it really needs to be said that "sandbagging" sounds like something Lance's Mom would do for a few extra bucks--an after-dinner mint, if you will.
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Iron Man.

Well.

That was just downright FUN.


I saw it this afternoon...easily one of the best superhero-type movies I've seen. Really enjoyable, as you mentioned. And funny!
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I laughed a lot, too. Robert Downey Jr was perfectly cast - and he made that movie.
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Well I'm a huge Le Carre fan and recently acquired the BBC adaptation of Tinker, Tailor... with Alec Guinness, which I've heard great things about.

Just looked up Sandbaggers, seems really cool.

Also, it really needs to be said that "sandbagging" sounds like something Lance's Mom would do for a few extra bucks--an after-dinner mint, if you will.
I own Tinker, Tailor, Soldier Spy....along with two other Le Carre/BBC productions: Smiley's People (also with Sir Alec) and The Perfect Spy. I enjoyed all three.

Sandbaggers is indeed really cool.

I just saw Iron Man tonight. I liked it a lot. I'm a big Downey Jr. fan so it would have been hard to dislike for me. I thought his scenes with Bridges were great; I bought that they had been colleagues for a long time.
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I just saw Atonement and Lars and the Real Girl. Both were equally good but I thought Atonement was a tad bit too long.
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