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PostSubject: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Thu May 13, 2010 9:28 pm

.... a favourite of mine.

Post about the last Bond film you watched!
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Thu May 13, 2010 9:52 pm

I was going to post this after I watched a Bond film. You know, to give it some substance. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Fri May 14, 2010 10:46 am

FieldsMan wrote:
I was going to post this after I watched a Bond film. You know, to give it some substance. tongue
Fields, all my threads have substance - some just more than others. tongue
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Mon Mar 14, 2011 10:18 pm

Had a Sean Connery double bill on Saturday night - Doctor No and Diamonds Are Forever. The former is considerably better than the latter, but both are remarkable for their own reasons. Well, DN more so. DAF gave a me good laugh with its witty script and Connery's delivery was superb. The score is also a favourite of mine. DN has so much going for it. I love the track playing when Bond returns to this apartment after meeting Sylvia Trench. Not the Bond theme, but just before it. A very curious, mysterious cue.

DN: 10/10

DAF: 8.6/10
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Mon Mar 21, 2011 5:45 pm

Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets, laughably poor special effects (the separation of the shuttle's external tank cracks me everytime), and a useless love affair. Was it really necessary to start follow the trend of Star Wars? This is James Bond, dammit! Let it be what it is!! :x

4/10
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 4:42 am

For Your Eyes Only (1981)

A big, big approvement from MR. Great story, great characters and probably the best action sequences in any Roger Moore film: the car chase with the rusty Citroën is downright genius, the ski chases are thrillingly awesome, the climb scene is suspenseful and the climax is damn great. Not a perfect film, but still a better and more realistic Bond than the previous one.

8.5/10
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 6:05 pm

Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 8:48 pm

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Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.

Agreed. The sets are quite excellent in my opinion. I love Drax's HQ in Venice, along with his Amazonian lair (though it doesn't quite live up to the volcanic lair, or the ice palace, IMO. You can't really fault the look of MR. It's gorgeous.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:21 pm

FieldsMan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.

Agreed. The sets are quite excellent in my opinion. I love Drax's HQ in Venice, along with his Amazonian lair (though it doesn't quite live up to the volcanic lair, or the ice palace, IMO.

Peter Lamont's ice palace from DUD. Really?
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 9:59 pm

I watched DAD the other day, and when the cars were driving up the spiral ramp, I was thinking... how in the fuck did people WALK up a RAMP made of ICE! laugh
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:05 pm

Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.
Well they do look fabulous at the first time, but when the battle emerges they start to look like something that a 10 year old would make for a school project. And IMHO, Adam was at his best in YOLT and TSWLM.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 10:09 pm

What led to Adam being replaced by Lamont, by the way? Was it strictly a demand thing, was it political with Glen taking over or what?

The game was shit, but his design work on Goldeneye: Rogue Agent was pretty damn brilliant.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:00 pm

Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.

Well they do look fabulous at the first time, but when the battle emerges they start to look like something that a 10 year old would make for a school project..

Are you talking about Derek Medding's model work. That's what the exterior shots from space are. Those aren't sets, just a the actors and extras lasering each other on the Paris soundstage, composited over the models.

Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
And IMHO, Adam was at his best in YOLT and TSWLM.

I don't know about TSWLM. Sure, Atlantis is a masterpiece, but the Liparus is a bit dull. Doesn't help that it's lensed in an uninspired way. In MR, the cinematographer knew how to frame and shoot the sets.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:10 pm

Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.

Well they do look fabulous at the first time, but when the battle emerges they start to look like something that a 10 year old would make for a school project..

Are you talking about Derek Medding's model work.
No, I'm meaning the inside scenes. Just look at the walls when the station starts to collapse, they look like paper.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:13 pm

Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.

Well they do look fabulous at the first time, but when the battle emerges they start to look like something that a 10 year old would make for a school project..

Are you talking about Derek Medding's model work.
No, I'm meaning the inside scenes. Just look at the walls when the station starts to collapse, they look like paper.

Looks pretty solid to me.

No idea what you're on about.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:19 pm

Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.

Well they do look fabulous at the first time, but when the battle emerges they start to look like something that a 10 year old would make for a school project..

Are you talking about Derek Medding's model work.
No, I'm meaning the inside scenes. Just look at the walls when the station starts to collapse, they look like paper.

Looks pretty solid to me.

No idea what you're on about.
One picture doesn't tell the truth.

And to give you a hint: it's all my opinion.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:25 pm

Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
And to give you a hint: it's all my opinion.

Here's another hintr: that doesn't mean it's any valid.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:28 pm

Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
And to give you a hint: it's all my opinion.

Here's another hintr: that doesn't mean it's any valid.
Probably not for you.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:32 pm

Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
And to give you a hint: it's all my opinion.

Here's another hintr: that doesn't mean it's any valid.

Probably not for you.

Or the vast majority of posters on this site. ;)
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Tue Mar 29, 2011 11:34 pm

Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
And to give you a hint: it's all my opinion.

Here's another hintr: that doesn't mean it's any valid.

Probably not for you.

Or the vast majority of posters on this site. ;)
Touché.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Wed Mar 30, 2011 12:49 am

I can see what Mr T's getting at - personally I've never been big on this particular set.

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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Wed Mar 30, 2011 1:18 am

That's in my top 5 Bond sets, fo sho. Entirely Ken Adam in its basic design (sharp angles converging at the ceiling, forming an arch), but with the hundreds of screen panels and shiny black surfaces giving a more modern touch. Looks like it inspired Steve Jobs...

http://screenmusings.org/Moonraker/pages/Mnrkr_677.htm



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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Wed Mar 30, 2011 7:09 am

Sharky wrote:
FieldsMan wrote:
Sharky wrote:
Mr. Trevelyan wrote:
Moonraker (1979)

First half is OK, but later half just drops the whole "fun". Fragile sets.

They're arguably some of the finest sets in the series, courtesy of Ken Adam. Nothing fragile about them whatsoever.

Agreed. The sets are quite excellent in my opinion. I love Drax's HQ in Venice, along with his Amazonian lair (though it doesn't quite live up to the volcanic lair, or the ice palace, IMO.

Peter Lamont's ice palace from DUD. Really?

I find the design to be fantastic. The swan bed, the bar counters. It's plausible, not impossible, like the volcano lair. Don't care too much for the music played inside though... 🇳🇴

But with all the faults in DAD, the ice palace, or even the entire production design isn't one of them.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Wed Mar 30, 2011 10:05 am



The World Is Not Enough

Well, no. That's not quite right. More like my edit of The World Is Not Enough. 30 minutes shorter, slightly less coherent, but with 90% less soap.

Still not good, but at least passable and entertaining at times.
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PostSubject: Re: Last Bond Movie You Watched? 1.0   Thu Mar 31, 2011 6:22 am

Tubes wrote:
More like my edit of The World Is Not Enough. 30 minutes shorter, slightly less coherent, but with 90% less soap.

Still not good, but at least passable and entertaining at times.

That's the only version I'll watch.

When's your blu-ray release? ;)
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