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Old 12-10-2013, 02:52 PM   #21
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Die Another Day ... close-to-unwatchable .
save for the brilliant acting of Madonna Louise Ciccone...





 
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #22
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Tomorrow Never Dies is the first Bond flick that I caught in theaters and actually have strong recollections of it. Pryce hams it up hard. Too bad it's in service of arguably the dumbest villain plot of the series.

For Your Eyes Only rocks so hard. Were Dalton in the role as intended, it may be an all-timer. Damn near close though.

Following up the emotional wallop of the ending of Secret Service with Moore's more avuncular, jokey, and old-ass Bond robs it of its potential poignancy. The wordless mountain climb rocks as a setpiece. Also, fucking Topol.
Seriously, just saying "Topol" is enough re: For Your Eyes Only. Love that film.

Oh, and my favorites are the same as Laz's except you can add Casino Royale which I think is fantastic front to back.
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A number of the Bonds have been good. Having growing up with Moore being Bond, I tend to like him the best. Daniel Craig has been an awesome Bond, though. His version of Casino Royale is probably my favorite Bond film.
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For Your Eyes Only rocks so hard. Were Dalton in the role as intended, it may be an all-timer. Damn near close though.

Following up the emotional wallop of the ending of Secret Service with Moore's more avuncular, jokey, and old-ass Bond robs it of its potential poignancy. The wordless mountain climb rocks as a setpiece. Also, fucking Topol.
I'm confused; the ending of OHMSS is retroactively soured by Moore, when Connery's Diamonds Are Forever came first and is an embarrassing send off for Connery? The way you worded it also implies For Your Eyes Only followed close behind OHMSS when obvs there are like 5 films inbetween.
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I'm confused; the ending of OHMSS is retroactively soured by Moore, when Connery's Diamonds Are Forever came first and is an embarrassing send off for Connery? The way you worded it also implies For Your Eyes Only followed close behind OHMSS when obvs there are like 5 films inbetween.
The ending of Secret Service is soured because it's never fully-realized in a serialized fashion. Yes, you're right in that Diamonds Are Forever comes after with a sleepwalking Connery that supposedly meets Blofeld for the first time. For Your Eyes Only, however, is the only film since Secret Service to acknowledge Tracy's death and Bond's vengeance toward Blofeld. It's bitter subject matter that's dispensed with the usual Moore silliness.

For Your Eyes Only is the only of the Moore flicks that I've seen to actively suffer from the tensions of Moore's comical Bond and a more hard-edged take on the character.
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Got it. I forgot about that revenge connection at the beginning.

I still think For Your Eyes Only is better than anything with Brosnan or Dalton.
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Licence to Kill is neck-and-neck with For Your a Eyes Only for me.

The Spy Who Loved Me & The Living Daylights are the only 2 that I am embarrassed to have not seen in their entirety.
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Christ, get on that, esp. Spy Who Loved Me. It ranks pretty high on many Bond fans' lists, even the Moore detractors.
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So I've noticed.
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Not death clock worthy.
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It should have been the Lazenby era instead of the Moore era.
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I'm a big fan of Goldeneye. Even though in retrospect it's a bit 90s-cheesy, I still love the vibe and the Pierce Brosnan/Sean Bean pair does a lot for it. A few months ago I finally caught Dr No, which is a marvelously half-formed primordial version of where the series would later go. The best example of this is the climactic set piece being kind of a community theater version of the battling-with-the-henchman-over-a-vat-of-acid idea we're used to now- you can imagine future directors penciling in twice the explosions around catwalks twice as high with better paid stuntmen, but it still starts here.

From Russia With Love's focus on the train for a good portion of the film was as refreshing as For Your Eyes' mountain climb. There was a point where, watching Die Another Day in theaters, we see a giant space-laser blasting a path across the Korean DMZ and I thought to myself no, this scale is not quite what I want from the series.

I'll keep the secret island volcano lairs, though.

For Christmas I got a Daniel Craig bluray three pack of Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and Skyfall. I was more fond of Quantum and less fond of Casino then the rest of the world it seems, but I've only seen them once each so we'll see how a revisit changes things. Skyfall I've rewatched, and while there's a discrete 10 minute section of the movie chock full of dumb (escape/subway crash/Tennyson poetry), I still buy into the rest of the film. Glad to hear Mendes returns.
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