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Old June 14 2009, 01:46 AM   #1
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HELP fellow James Bond fans

My boyfriend hasn't seen a single James Bond film and tomorrow night I am coming over and I have the collectors set with 21 films. All I don't have yet are QoS and NSNA as far as films. He is a big 24 fan & Alias, I want to show some Bond films to him, maybe 5.
I am wondering which 5 films would you suggest to expose a Bond virgin to?
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Old June 14 2009, 01:56 AM   #2
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Hmmm, 24 makes me think he's into the more fast paced action-orientated films, but Alias has some very dramatic, slow moving plots (by today's standards anyhow) from what I can remember of the show - never really a fan myself.

So I'd suggest starting him off with some of the more recent films and working backwards.

Casino Royale. Goldeneye. License to Kill. On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Then the all-time classic, Goldfinger.

So I'm not much of Moore fan, but you said five, and there's been six Bonds, so someone wouldn't make the cut, plus I think OHMSS is hugely underated.
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Old June 14 2009, 02:00 AM   #3
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Re: HELP fellow James Bond fans

Goldfinger, From Russia With Love, Goldeneye, You Only Live Twice, Dr No.
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Old June 14 2009, 02:13 AM   #4
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Re: HELP fellow James Bond fans

he also loves LOST, X-files, Fringe...ect
he is not big on old films or old music he respects them but he is modern.

Well, I was thinking for possible choices

Dr. NO
From Russia With Love
Goldfinger
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Live & Let Die
License to Kill
The Living Daylights
Goldeneye
Casino Royale
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Old June 14 2009, 02:18 AM   #5
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Re: HELP fellow James Bond fans

Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, The Living Daylights, Goldeneye, Casino Royale.

I tried to keep it to one for each Bond (minus Moore, usually agreed to be the weakest Bond with the weakest films.) While I personally prefer From Russia With Love to Goldfinger, the latter is more action oriented and iconic, and probably a better film to get someone hooked with. The Living Daylights and License to Kill are both strong outings, but TLD is probably the better one to go with as it's more "classic Bond."

Those films should provide an excellent sampling for each Bond and are easily some of the high points of the series. After that it should be far easier to move on to some of the other films.
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Old June 14 2009, 02:20 AM   #6
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Re: HELP fellow James Bond fans

A male who hasn't seen any James Bond movies? That's got to be pretty rare in the US.
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Old June 14 2009, 02:25 AM   #7
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A male who hasn't seen any James Bond movies? That's got to be pretty rare in the US.
oh I know and he hasn't even watched Star Trek besides the Abrams movie or Stargate Sg-1
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Old June 14 2009, 03:25 AM   #8
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Don't show him Casino Royale first. Save that for last.
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Old June 14 2009, 04:01 AM   #9
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Whatever you show, do it in order by year. Maybe show six Bond movies -- one from each actor. I guess Moore's best would be... Live and Let Die?
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Old June 14 2009, 04:25 AM   #10
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My advice: show him Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice. Then show him the rest of the series in chronological order. If someone's watching the films for the first time it would be a damn shame to do it any way other than watching them through in their correct order.
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Old June 14 2009, 05:54 AM   #11
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Whatever you show, do it in order by year. Maybe show six Bond movies -- one from each actor. I guess Moore's best would be... Live and Let Die?
Nah, either The Spy Who Loved Me, or For Your Eyes Only would be my recommendation for a Moore Bond.
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Old June 14 2009, 07:38 AM   #12
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Goldfinger, Spy Who Loved Me, Living Daylights, Goldeneye and TWINE
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Old June 14 2009, 08:04 AM   #13
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OH. MY. GOD. Sean Connery <3


My suggestion would be to start off with the originals. Bond "fans" who have only seen the new ones/saw the new ones first and then the old ones just don't appreciate the origins of Bond. They are used to the new style and don't like the old style but CLASSIC BOND >>>>> NEW BOND.


Sean Connery IS Bond so the best ones to watch:

-Dr. No
-Goldfinger
-From Russia, With Love
-Diamonds are Forever


Those are my favourite ones ever. Thunderball is alright as well but not as good as the above mentioned. Just avoid the shitfest that is Never Say Never Again.

Your BF will love Honey Rider. I do, no homo.

FYI, Dr. No is the very first Bond movie.
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Old June 14 2009, 08:44 AM   #14
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Re: HELP fellow James Bond fans

Kaijufan wrote: View Post
A male who hasn't seen any James Bond movies? That's got to be pretty rare in the US.
Do they have bank holiday Mondays in the US?


All kidding aside, I'd recommend for your friend:

From Russia With Love
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
For Your Eyes Only
The Living Daylights
GoldenEye
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Old June 14 2009, 01:25 PM   #15
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Re: HELP fellow James Bond fans

I Know now of at least 3 I am taking over, (taking all 21 that I have of course)

*Goldfinger - Its a classic SC Bond film and its doesnt have SPCTRE as the main opposition whic is good if you aren't watching in a specific order which I am not planning on.

*Live & Let Die - Roger Moore's first and a good film, it has the weird creepy Vudoo and things of that nature which may connect with him on that "Fringe" & "Lost" level.

*License to Kill - I love Timothy Dalton (so shoot me with the golden gun) and I find this film to be fairly decent and it has 007 going semi Rogue.

Clearly there is just so many to choose from

I may consider TSWLM, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, & FRWL
everything else is also a consideration
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