Discussion in 'TV & Media' started by RaymondJames, Jun 14, 2009.
^ He was probably mixed up with the upcoming Bond 23 -- FingerEye.
Oops. Yes, I did. Sorry about that.
From Russia With Love, OHMSS, Live and Let Die, The Living Daylights and Goldeneye...
The first 5.
Never seen James Bond? He's a disgrace...
Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Goldfinger are considered more spy noire than the rest of the Bond flicks, as they were intended to be more straight-up adaptations of the novels. When Thunderball came along, then Bond transformed into a cinematic action hero.
I definitely think that any Bond movie fest must include one of these, with that knowledge. It's really a whole other style of movie.
OHMSS is the first real solid combination of the action hero/spy noire genre that we see in the series. The Living Daylights is another example of this, and while it is very true to the short story of its name, it also gives a cinematic picture of the late Cold War in the Soviet Satellite countries.
The Pierce Brosnan movies, much like all of the post Man with the Golden Gun Moore flicks, are really big budget, implausible, cheap sci-fi-esque crap.
If I were you, I'd be showing Dr. No, On Her Majesty's Secret Serivice, Live and Let Die, The Living Daylights, and Casino Royale.
I tried converting my husband with Goldeneye and he fell asleep. Nice to see that almost everyone has that on their lists though. He just watched Die Another Day (eh bad) and is will to watch Brosnan's other two, but he refuses to watch the three Bond pics I've got on the dvr: From Russia with Love, Diamonds are Forever, and For Your Eyes Only. Go Fig.
I agree with Goldeneye, Dr. No, Goldfinger, maybe The Spy Who Loved Me. I personally do love Dalton's too as well.
Then put aside Bond, a great movie series, yes, but getting him into Star Trek is five times more important.
But if you want good films from each actor, show him these:
Dalton: The Living Daylights
Brosnan: The World is Not Enough
Those are my top four favorites. Picking one from Lazenby is easy, and Craig's two were filmed in order. Personally, I's wait till last to show your boyfriend those.
No, that was his worst. His best was Moonraker. Then The Spy Who Loved Me, then The Man With The Golden Gun. Of all the Bond actors, Moore has the singular distinction of both coming in, and going out on bad films. Although, even A View to a Kill was better than Live and Let Die. Ugh.
To be honest only The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker are completely ridiculous Moore films. For Your Eyes Only is a pretty straight spy thriller, and even the schemes in Octopussy and A View to a Kill aren't that sci-fi and implausible really (especially compared with the last two Connery's for example--aspaceship eating rocket launched from a hollow volcano, and lasers in space- or even, and it pains me to say it, OHMSS)
What's wrong with a Live and Let Die?
I would agree that Bond's tend to go out on less than steller entries (except Lazenby who went out on a high, and maybe Dalton)
Well, I went with Goldeneye since it was fairly recent and it went well. Later on We started The Living Daylights but only got about an hour into it. Thank you for all the suggestions, there will be more Bond nights with him for sure
My intro was Tomorrow Never Dies, and it hooked me.
I just hate stories revolving around weird voodoo shit.
But since you mention Dalton, I gotta say, unlike Moore, he didn't make a bad movie. The Living Daylights was his best (and the best Bond movie in creation), but Licence to Kill was good too.
Can't really disagree with you there, The Living Daylights is probably my favourite after OHMSS, and while Licence is flawed, I still like it.
Glad to see the Dalton love. Although I hate Moonraker!
I definitely agree that if you're going to go with five movies, you should go with the top ones (well, IMO) from each of the multi-picture Bonds' catalogues.
Connery: Goldfinger (not my favorite of his, but it's the definitive Bond movie)
Moore: For Your Eyes Only
Dalton: The Living Daylights
Then I'd go with CR over OHMSS since it's designed to bring in new people, free of past Bond continuity.
EDIT: Oh, you already started. Bah, I'm slow. Good choice with GoldenEye, though.
I agree with Skywalker ^. My question now that they had the Casino Royale reboot is where do you put it in the viewing canon? No offence, but I would never introduce anyone to Star Wars with Episode 1. You start there with the first film, albiet it's now Number 4 chronologically.
With Bond however, you can't exactly Start someone with CR, because one you have QofS continuing it in some ways, but also, you can't really show CR-made in 2006- and then 1962's Dr. No. Unless you educate the viewer and show CR, Dr No, FRWL, etc...but then you still end up with QofS. Oiy, I think too much about this stuff!
Since all of Fleming's novels have been adapted for the screen (except for The Spy Who Saved My Ass From Goofy-Shit Mobsters And Then Shagged Me Silly After We Killed Them), it would be an interesting experiment to watch the movies in the order of the novels.
That means Casino Royale, Live and Let Die, Diamonds are Forever, and From Russia With Love would be the first four.
Wow that's bizarre! ^ 2006 Bourneish, then the blaxplotation. Not what Fleming had in mind! I hate to say, I've never even seen a Bond book much less read one and I am a very avid reader. I feel bad for fans who started with the books and see how misconstrued the literature has become. It's like Starship Troopers-the book and movie are two very different enities!
Goldfinger, GoldenEye, Casino Royale, The Man With The Golden Gun, and either From Russia With Love or The Spy Who Loved Me.
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