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4 hours ago, Fortis93 said:

 

I'm a fan of the Moore era.

 

I know some criticise it for steering the franchise into a more fantastical/far-fetched direction, but I've always enjoyed how fun and escapist those films are.

 

The Spy Who Loved Me was the first Bond film I ever saw. It was on TV and I remember it making a big impression on me as a kid.

 

 

I have a soft spot for Roger Moore, probably because when I was see these films in the theaters it was mainly in the Roger Moore era.

 

Nobody has mentioned "Live and Let Die" as best theme song so I will!!! 

 

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6 hours ago, Fortis93 said:

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Ok, so I know a few Bond fans reside around these parts and these questions will be directed more towards them. 

 

With the release of No Time To Die postponed for the umpteenth time, I'd say it's time to settle this once and for all.

 

What/who is your favourite Bond:

 

1. Film?

2. Actor?

3. Opening theme/song?

4. Book?

5. Villain?

6. Henchman?

 

I'll start:

 

1. I don't have one favourite, but my top 5 (in no particular order) are:

 

From Russia With Love

Goldfinger

The Spy Who Loved Me

GoldenEye

Skyfall

 

2. Tie between Sean Connery and Timothy Dalton

 

3. On Her Majesty's Secret Service Theme by John Barry

 

4. From Russia With Love

 

5. Raoul Silva from Skyfall

 

6. Oddjob from Goldfinger

 

 

Love 💕 me some Bond...

 

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What/who is your favourite Bond:

 

1. Film? Casino Royale , Spectre

2. Actor? Sean Connery, Daniel Craig

3. Opening theme/song?  “Skyfall”, “Live and Let Die”

4. Book? Have not read any as of yet!

5. Villain? Jaws , Le Chiffre

6. Henchman? Oddjob, Xenia Onatopp

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6 hours ago, Fortis93 said:

 

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I'm planning on getting that steelbook for From Russia With Love.

 

Those are very nice @Fortis93 and I would like to get all those (I have FOR YOUR EYES ONLY*see below pic) eventually!;)

 

I have these so far:

 

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6 hours ago, Fortis93 said:

 

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I'm planning on getting that steelbook for From Russia With Love.

 

I previously owned FRWL, TB, YOLT and OHMSS plus the 50th anniversary Goldfinger steel. For some reason they decided to use the same artwork for both front and back which seems a bit odd but it's a nice steelbook all the same. 

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However, once I crossed paths with Steffen these became obselete and I sold them.

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vor 5 Minuten schrieb R1s1ngs0n:

 

I previously owned FRWL, TB, YOLT and OHMSS plus the 50th anniversary Goldfinger steel. For some reason they decided to use the same artwork for both front and back which seems a bit odd but it's a nice steelbook all the same. 

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However, once Steffen's path crossed mine (or vice versa) these became obselete and I sold them.

That looks amazing. What a treasure to own.

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1 minute ago, hal56 said:

That looks amazing. What a treasure to own.

Yes, I was very happy to own it despite the art repetition and the fact it was matte. This is definitely a steel that deserved some gloss, even moreso considering the titular villain's love for the shiny metal.

Bought it a reasonable price on eBay at the time and I think quite a few copies are still circulating at a 'relatively' affordable price.

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vor 2 Minuten schrieb R1s1ngs0n:

Yes, I was very happy to own it despite the art repetition and the fact it was matte. This is definitely a steel that deserved some gloss, even moreso considering the titular villain's love for the shiny metal.

Bought it a reasonable price on eBay at the time and I think quite a few copies are still circulating at a 'relatively' affordable price.

If I am not mistaken, you have posted the editons from Steffen once. Could you point me in the right direction, please.

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14 hours ago, Fortis93 said:

What/who is your favourite Bond:

 

1. Film?

2. Actor?

3. Opening theme/song?

4. Book?

5. Villain?

6. Henchman?

Great question 

1. Casino Royale 

2. Daniel Craig 

3. The Casino Royale opening is EPIC!

4. Don't read books😅

5. Le Chiffre

6. Also from Casino royale 

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@R1s1ngs0n

 

Here's mine:

1. Moonraker 

2. Roger Moore in Moonraker 

3. That song from the beginning of Moonraker!

4. Moonraker Britannica - all 20 volumes 

5. That guy who plays the Moonraker villian in Moonraker

6. Jaws from Moonraker - the dude, not that one that's a shark

 

p.s. Did they make any other bond films? I looked but couldn't find any.

 

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1 hour ago, deckard99 said:

@R1s1ngs0n

 

Here's mine:

1. Moonraker 

2. Roger Moore in Moonraker 

3. That song from the beginning of Moonraker!

4. Moonraker Britannica - all 20 volumes 

5. That guy who plays the Moonraker villian in Moonraker

6. Jaws from Moonraker - the dude, not that one that's a shark

 

p.s. Did they make any other bond films? I looked but couldn't find any.

 

 

I said this question was directed more towards Bond fans, not Star Wars fans. xD

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Some really interesting answers here, so I've decided to slightly extend the question.

 

Given how influential the Bond franchise has become, especially within the action/spy genre, with many great filmmakers trying their hand at creating their own James Bond film; whether it be Spielberg/Lucas with the Indiana Jones films, James Cameron with True Lies or even Christopher Nolan with Inception/Tenet, my question for you is...

 

What do you think is the greatest James Bond-inspired film?

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vor 10 Minuten schrieb Fortis93:

Some really interesting answers here, so I've decided to slightly extend the question.

 

Given how influential the Bond franchise has become, especially within the action/spy genre, with many great filmmakers trying their hand at creating their own James Bond film; whether it be Spielberg/Lucas with the Indiana Jones films, James Cameron with True Lies or even Christopher Nolan with Inception/Tenet, my question for you is...

 

What do you think is the greatest James Bond-inspired film?

The best is undoubtedly True Lies

Follow ups: Mission impossible and Bourne Identity

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3 hours ago, Fortis93 said:

Some really interesting answers here, so I've decided to slightly extend the question.

 

Given how influential the Bond franchise has become, especially within the action/spy genre, with many great filmmakers trying their hand at creating their own James Bond film; whether it be Spielberg/Lucas with the Indiana Jones films, James Cameron with True Lies or even Christopher Nolan with Inception/Tenet, my question for you is...

 

What do you think is the greatest James Bond-inspired film?

 

Mission: Impossible – Ghost Protocol (2011)

xXx (2002)

The Bourne Identity (2002)

True Lies (1994)

Patriot Games (1992)

Le Femme Nikita (1990)

Raiders Of The Lost Ark (1981)

Sabata (1969)

Deadlier Than The Male (1967)

Murderer’s Row (1966)

Our Man Flint (1966)

The Ipcress File (1965)

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5 hours ago, Fortis93 said:

Some really interesting answers here, so I've decided to slightly extend the question.

 

Given how influential the Bond franchise has become, especially within the action/spy genre, with many great filmmakers trying their hand at creating their own James Bond film; whether it be Spielberg/Lucas with the Indiana Jones films, James Cameron with True Lies or even Christopher Nolan with Inception/Tenet, my question for you is...

 

What do you think is the greatest James Bond-inspired film?

Keep these questions coming 😁

 

For my money, North By Northwest is the greatest Bond movie that never was and is clearly the precursor for the series that debuted 3 years later. 

Everything is there - the debonair and dry-witted hero, played with effortless charm by Cary Grant (who after the film was the lead candidate to play 007), the sneering villain and his henchmen, the femme fatale and the heart stopping climax. The legendary crop duster scene was practically copied 4 years later in From Russia With Love, this time with a helicopter.

 

Inception is a close second. I've been saying for years that I consider Nolan the ONLY filmmaker capable of returning the Bond franchise to its glory days (which for me ended as soon as Brosnan's tenure began). The only way I can imagine Tom Hardy taking over as Bond is if he's directed by Nolan.

 

True Lies (which is actually a remake of the French movie "La Totale!") is also a very strong contender and is clearly Cameron's tongue in cheek hommage to the series.

 

The greatest anti-Bond movie is of course The Ipcress File - produced, edited, designed and composed by four Bond luminaries (Harry Saltzman, Peter Hunt, Ken Adam and John Barry), this 1965 masterpiece is a classic espionnage thriller in the vein of From Russia With Love, but without the globe-trotting, gadgets and cat stroking villains. Harry Palmer, like Bond, is a womanizer, a gourmet (he even cooks) and extremely resourceful; but that's where the similarities end.

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7 minutes ago, R1s1ngs0n said:

For my money, North By Northwest is the greatest Bond movie that never was and is clearly the precursor for the series that debuted 3 years later. 

Everything is there - the debonair and dry-witted hero, played with efortless charm by Cary Grant (who after the film was the lead candidate to play 007), the sneering villain and his henchmen, the femme fatale and the heart stopping climax. The legendary crop duster scene was practically copied 4 years later in From Russia With Love, this time with a helicopter.

 

This would be my answer, too. :)

 

7 minutes ago, R1s1ngs0n said:

Inception is a close second. I've been saying for years that I consider Nolan the ONLY filmmaker capable of returning the Bond franchise to its glory days (which for me ended as soon as Brosnan tenure began). The only was I can imagine Tom Hardy taking over as Bond is if he's directed by Nolan.

 

Have you seen Tenet yet? It's probably Nolan's most obvious homage/love-letter to the Bond franchise.

 

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