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PostSubject: Re: How Did You Become a James Bond Fanatic?   Thu Jul 12, 2012 6:48 am

Great story St Mark! Master-list has been updated.
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PostSubject: Re: How Did You Become a James Bond Fanatic?   Fri Jul 13, 2012 10:51 am

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DAD I would say, is not the sum of its parts. The parts are better. The sum however, is somewhat lacking.

nice analysis
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PostSubject: Re: How Did You Become a James Bond Fanatic?   Fri Jul 13, 2012 12:51 pm

Seve wrote:
tiffanywint wrote:


DAD I would say, is not the sum of its parts. The parts are better. The sum however, is somewhat lacking.

nice analysis

thanks. btw, what's price of grapefruits in NZ these days. $1.29 for a large one here. Getting pricey again.
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PostSubject: Re: How Did You Become a James Bond Fanatic?   Fri Jul 13, 2012 5:40 pm

My connection with Bond started as a kid. Back when my brother and I were very young we used to watch the marathons on TV. Of course, we would run around pretending to be Bond annoying the hell out of our parents.

And, of course, whenever the parents took us to the video store and let us pick our own movies I always went to the Bond section. I remember on one occasion taking out The Living Daylights.

Much later around 2002, I happened to notice a Bond marathon was on TV. I was leaving for the evening and had just caught the last few minutes of one of the films and was really into it, so I decided what the hell.... grabbed a VHS tape, ran up stairs, and recorded the next film that came on. Went out.

The next day I popped in the tape. It was Goldfinger. Loved it. Quickly ran out and got Goldfigner, Goldeneye and one other Bond film on DVD. From that point on, there was certainly was no bigger thrill than finding a Bond DVD and getting to take it home and watch it.

That kind of sparked the interested right there. Next thing I did was buy Benson's Never Dream of Dying and ended up going to buy a Fleming novel. At that time only the first three re-issues were out.... I believe it was Casino Royale, Goldfinger, and one other. Of course, I opted for Goldfinger since I saw the film.

In addition, also found out that my Dad was a big Bond fan as a child. And he bestowed upon me the greatest gift a father could give to a son. Sean Connery was in the area filming The Molly Maguires when my dad was in his teens. He made a local stop, my father had a toy attache case from FRWL when that film came out. In it was a "Universal Exports" passport. He got Connery to sign the passport. Unfortunately, the case is lost to time. But I have the passport, the autograph, and the fake money/notes that came with it.


And since then I've been a huge fan. Damn. It's hard to believe I've been a big fan for ten years already. Although, with the except of CR and QOS, I haven't watched a Bond film since 2006. Maybe TND I think. I felt like I had over done it with marathons, etc. from 2002-2006. Hopefully, watching them again soon will be like seeing them for the first time.

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PostSubject: Re: How Did You Become a James Bond Fanatic?   Sat Jul 14, 2012 1:04 am

Cool story about the passport. Not that you'd ever sell it, but I'm guessing it would fetch a pretty penny.
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PostSubject: Re: How Did You Become a James Bond Fanatic?   Sat Jul 14, 2012 3:48 pm

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Cool story about the passport. Not that you'd ever sell it, but I'm guessing it would fetch a pretty penny.

That is one serious collectable.:shock:
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PostSubject: Re: How Did You Become a James Bond Fanatic?   Sun Jul 15, 2012 12:10 am

Well, since I was very young I have owned Goldeneye 64, though I didn't really start to play it until second mid-2010 (except some matches with friends). Before that, I always wanted to see James Bond movies, but never had the chance. When I found out the game was based on a movie, on 03/03/2011, I decided to watch film as soon as possible, and found it online that same day. As I loved it, I watched the other movies, and then I started to read even the books.
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