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Re: 007

Postby Cawdorgraves » Mon Feb 03, 2014 4:18 am

Starting tomorrow night on Show Case at 10pm a new tv series called FLEMING is commencing. Apparently the show documents the journey of Fleming and how it evolved into his novels and subsequent film franchise. I am curious to see how it is. The actor from The Devil's Double stars as Flemming.

Wished to pass this along for peeps here.

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2656972/

http://www.tv.com/shows/fleming/
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Re: 007

Postby raasnio » Tue Feb 04, 2014 2:58 am

Thanks. Hope I can catch it. 8-)
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Re: 007

Postby Cawdorgraves » Mon Sep 22, 2014 4:56 pm

Saw this yesterday on TV. Was an intriguing story behind the producers, the franchise and the argument between Sean Connery and Harry Saltzman.

http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/everyth ... ry_of_007/

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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Mon Sep 22, 2014 5:22 pm

Looks as if someone has uploaded it in 7 parts to Youtube. This is the link to part 1:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nVOdWakcAB8

Links to the other 6 parts can be found in the column to the right.

After watching them, it would appear that it's not complete though.
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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Thu Oct 16, 2014 3:16 pm

I finally got around to watching one of the Daniel Craig bond films last night - CASINO ROYALE. I was quite impressed!

I picked up all three of the Daniel Craig films for real cheap at my friend's toy store the other day, so, it's QUANTUM OF SOLACE next.

I guess one of these days I'm going to have to sit down and watch the Brosnan films. I've only ever seen small bits of one or two of those. And, I've only seen the first of the Timothy Dalton films.
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Re: 007

Postby Cawdorgraves » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:41 pm

Mbwun I am curious to hear your feedback after you watch all 3 D.C. bond films. He is my favorite Bond!

Then to hear your thoughts after you watch some of the older Bonds.

Enjoy the journey.

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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:42 pm

Watched QUANTUM OF SOLACE last night. Good, but not as good as CASINO ROYALE. Tonight it's SKYFALL.

Cheap used copies of both Timothy Dalton films showed up at my friend's toy store, so I bought them yesterday.
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Re: 007

Postby Cawdorgraves » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:45 pm

T.D. cringe

Quantum of Solace was just god awful. The attempt to through back to some of the classic bond was lost personally and the villain was weak sauce in my opinion.

Casino Royale was fabulous and Skyfall was great!

Looking forward to your feedback.

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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Fri Oct 17, 2014 7:51 pm

Cawdorgraves,

I've seen all the Connery and Moore films, as well as the George Lazenby one, the Casino Royale spoof, and NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN.

Connery has been my favourite Bond for years, but I must admit to really liking Daniel Craig as Bond. The small bits of the Brosnan Bond films that I've seen really didn't impress me a great deal, which is probably why I haven't watched much Bond since his appearance as Bond. Craig may very well have kicked Connery to second place. I was quite impressed with Timothy Dalton's performance in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. I wish he'd had the opportunity to do more than two films.

Many, many years ago, CHEK tv from Victoria used to show Bond films every Saturday night at midnight, and that's when I saw the Bond films that I'd seen up to a few days ago. At that time, I think THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS had only very recently become available for second string network stations to air, so it appeared on their Saturday night schedule very near the end run of their Saturday night Bond films. I never really saw Bond films on the schedule much after that, which is probably why I've never seen LICENCE TO KILL.
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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Fri Oct 17, 2014 8:03 pm

As for Roger Moore, I liked him as Bond, but there was something about his portrayal of Bond, which I can't quite put my finger one at the moment, that somehow seemed a bit "wrong". Which is kind of strange to say, as for years my favourite Bond film was LIVE AND LET DIE. I don't know why, it just was.

I think Craig's CASINO ROYALE is my favourite now. We'll see if that still holds up, once I watch SKYFALL.
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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Sat Oct 18, 2014 4:02 am

I loved SKYFALL!! I'd have to say that I probably prefer it over CASINO ROYALE. Not by much, mind you.

I found this rather intriguing suggestion by someone on IMDb on the future of the franchise:

"Silva is only the Hench - The real 'Evil Genius' is .... Mallorey.

If you watch the film, in the mindset that Mallorey is a Mole/Evil Genius, then the film takes on a whole new meaning...

Bardem has all the hallmarks of a Hench, and Mallorey has all the hallmarks of a Bond Baddie.

If you think about this film being part of a 'trilogy' if you like, (Obviously with the Mallorey story arc, developing over time), it makes perfect sense. It would be a reveal as big as one of the best Bond reveals of our time.

Trevelyan.

One of the finest devices in Goldeneye was Trevelyan. I believe the producers are in it for the long-game on this one, I believe they are going to reveal Mallorey as the leader of the Quantum of Solace."


I'm kind of digging the idea.
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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Sun Oct 19, 2014 8:43 pm

Watched both Timothy Dalton Bond films yesterday.

Turns out it was LICENCE TO KILL that I'd seen years ago, and not THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS. In light of this, I believe I must have seen it when it was broadcast in prime time one day, and not as part of CHEK tv's midnight movie run of Bond films.

In my opinion, Dalton was a better Bond than Roger Moore. Moore's Bond was too slick, and a bit too cartoonish at times. Dalton played a Bond that was closer to the book Bond. Plus, Moore should have bowed out prior to FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. He was getting way too long in the tooth at the end. I remember hearing that they had to have body doubles for Moore in the final films for his bare-chested scenes, as he'd gotten rather flabby and saggy in his old age.

LICENCE TO KILL is, in my opinion, a very underrated film. I'd have loved to see Dalton do at least one or two more outings as Bond. It definitely gave us one of the better Bond themes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3y04RcUJTzY

Here's an interesting article written about the film:

http://whatculture.com/film/5-reasons-l ... d-film.php

And some interesting discussion:

http://debrief.commanderbond.net/topic/ ... e-to-kill/

Plus an interesting retrospective series of articles on the Bond films as a whole.

http://haphazardstuff.com/JamesBond.html

The guy narrating is a bit monotone in his delivery though.
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Re: 007

Postby Cawdorgraves » Mon Oct 20, 2014 2:20 pm

I think you are one of the few supporters of Dalton. But he holds a special place in the realm of Bond for sure. You will find your supporters and haters in any subject matter to be fair.

Moore was the bond I grew up on and his gadgets were albeit silly but the corny thing that won me over as a wee lad to enjoy the franchise.

But with the reinvention of the series with Daniel Craig I feel that the latest Bond truly encompasses the suave, the edgy and the spy into what is the strongest Bond character.

Guess we shall what becomes of Bond with the 4th movie.

How long will such a franchise be maintained is also to be seen as the movie business keeps the money machine turning and have proven that Bond can be played by various actors, will this franchise just keep reinventing itself. As the likes of Batman/Superman keep keeping on.
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Re: 007

Postby Mbwun » Mon Oct 20, 2014 5:11 pm

I've been watching the 40 to 50 minute long reviews of the Brosnan films on this website for the past two days. He seems to confirm what I've always suspected about the Brosnan films - probably the reason why I've never bothered to see them. Nothing I've ever seen - promotionally - about them has ever inspired me to want to see them.

http://haphazardstuff.com/TheBrosnanAgeGoldenEye.html

Meanwhile, it turns out you can watch the entire Casino Royale tv show on Youtube:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uj1HW998IvA
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Re: 007

Postby dreab trawets » Thu Dec 04, 2014 1:58 pm

“After my head has been chopped off, will I still be able to hear, at least for a moment , the sound of my own blood gushing from my neck? That would be the best pleasure to end all pleasure. “
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