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SanDiegoRed
01-29-2006, 07:13 AM
I have been watching a lot of Bond Movies lately and was curious as to others favorite Bond Movies? I am partial to "A View to a Kill" myself. Grace Jones and Christopher Walken make great villians and Tanya Roberts was a major Bond Hottie....

Phil in BG
01-29-2006, 07:17 AM
I was never thrilled with Roger Moore...he wasn't really macho enough. I really liked Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan. Favorites were probably "Goldfinger" and "Goldeneye."

KronoRed
01-29-2006, 07:41 AM
Dr.No

"That's a Smith and Wesson, and you've had your six"

KittyDuran
01-29-2006, 08:32 AM
Goldfinger - plot includes KY and Honor Blackman (as ***** Galore - which is still the "best" female name in a Bond movie) and RedsZone has ***** it out!!! -is a great femme fatale. This was actually the first Bond movie that I "saw". It was a double feature at a drive-in in the 60's. Me, my little sis and my parents borrowed a neighbor's station wagon to see a Disney movie (I thought it was the Aristocats-but that came out in 1970!) and Goldfinger. I stayed up to see Shirley Eaton covered in gold on the bed - then I fell asleep. :( Didn't see the complete movie until I bought the VHS tape!

Dr. No - my appreciation has growned over the years for this one. Many of the elements of a Bond movie was forged in this first movie. How he likes his martini, his relationship with Miss Moneypenny, M and Q, etc. The only thing that I don't like now is the "orientalizing" of some of the main characters - but it was the times.

A View To A Kill - the title track ('nuff said) :evil: ;) Maybe I should start a "Favorite Bond Song" thread. Let's see... 1) A View To A Kill, 2) Goldfinger and 3) You Only Live Twice.

On AMC they sometimes show the "enhanced" versions which show facts at the bottom of the screen - I really enjoyed those.

RANDY IN INDY
01-29-2006, 08:58 AM
Goldfinger. Best in my opinion.

RedsBaron
01-29-2006, 09:01 AM
Most critics regard "Goldfinger" as the best Bond movie ever made, but, while it is one of my favorites, it is not my most favorite 007 film. My two favorites would be "Thunderball" and "Goldeneye."
"Thundeball" has a plot that makes sense (not always the case in a Bond film), isn't overwhelmed by gadgets, features a lovely "Bond girl" in Claudine Auger, a great Bond villian in "Largo," and has Sean Connery in top form. Connery is my favorite 007.
"Goldeneye" was a terrific Bond debut by my second favorite actor to play 007, Pierce Brosnan, has a good plot, a beautiful "Bond girl" in Izabella Scorupco, a wonderful "Bad Bond girl" in Famke Janssen, a goof bad guy in Sean Bean, and a final battle between Brosnan and Bean rivaled in Bond films only by Connery and Robert Shaw's fight in "From Russia With Love" (another of my favorites).
Other 007 movies I particularly liked were "The Spy Who Loved Me", "The Living Daylights", "License To Kill" and "The World Is Not Enough."
My least favortie Bond movies are "Diamonds Are Forever," "The Man With The Golden Gun" and "From A View To A Kill."

RedsBaron
01-29-2006, 12:58 PM
Since SanDiegoRed started this thread by posting that he was partial to "A View To A Kill" and I then ranked the same movie as one of my least favorite Bond films, I thought I'd add why I am not that fond of AVTAK.
The movie did have its strong points. I agree that Walken and Jones were good villians, and that Roberts is a "Hottie." Patrick MacNee was also very good in the movie.
That said, in my opinion AVTAK had several weaknesses. First, it tried too hard with the humor. The opening segment was okay until the playing of The Beach Boys' "California Girls" destroyed any suspense in Bond's escape, followed by the absurdity of the interior of the submarine in which Bond makes his escape. This scene is soon followed by the silly segment wherein the car in which Bond is pursuing Grace Jones keeps being cut apart.
I also wasn't that crazy about Tanya Roberts' character. Yes, she physically was a "Hottie" but her character ranks with Jill St. John's "Tiffany Case" and Britt Ekland's "Mary Goodnight" as the biggest airheads among "Bond girls."
Some of the gadgets were a bit pointless, especially the robot dog Q uses to see if Bond and Stacey Sutton are okay in the final scene. Why not simply knock on the front door and ask them if they are all right?
Bond films always run a fine line in being suspense thrillers with comedic overtones without being over-the-top Austin Powers parodies. I thought that AVATK, for all its strengths, went over the line.

KronoRed
01-29-2006, 02:38 PM
1-20 while listening to the sound tracks

1.Dr.No: (orginal..the best)
2.From Russia With Love: (the almost perfect one)
3.On Her Majesty's Secrete Service: (Gee..follow the book, what a concept)
4.The Spy Who Loved Me: (Russian agents are cool ;) )
5.Goldfinger: (the original over the top gadget movie)
6.Thunderball: (Good theme song)
7.For Your Eyes Only: (great title, nice nod to Bond's Mrs)
8.Goldeneye:...Good one
9.You only Live Twice:(gets high marks for music)
10.The Man With the Golden Gun:(comical..but funny :D )
11.The Living Daylights:(I'm always partial to the cold war movies)
12.A View To A Kill:(first Bond movie I remember)
13.Tomorrow Never Dies:(Poor Brosnan)
14.Live and Let Die:(a lot of people love this one, I find it to be pushing believability to the max)
15.License To Kill:BOOOO
16.Diamonds Are Forever (Connery should have stayed retired)
17.Moonraker: (Ugh)
18.Octo..ya know: (good story but just boring, Moore was too old starting here)
19.Die Another Day: (had a lot of potential and flushed every bit of it)
20.The World Is Not Enough: (worst one..by far..pity Brosnan started getting crap scripts)

RFS62
01-29-2006, 02:48 PM
Thunderball and From Russia with Love

Goldeneye from Brosnan's reign

Caveat Emperor
01-29-2006, 02:50 PM
My favorite Bond movie is still You Only Live Twice. It's not the best made movie to feature Bond (that'd be On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which was just a well done film), but I definately find it to be the most entertaining. It's seriously got everything you could want in a Bond flick: gadgets, exotic locale, evil organization vying for world domination, Americans and Russians fighting, ninjas, over-the-top evil lair, and giant battle at the end. Although it's legacy is slightly tarnished by the fact that the original Austin Powers is pretty much a direct rip on it, I still love it.

Worst of all time/My least favorite is easily Tomorrow Never Dies. I don't know what it is about that movie, but it really just felt like an action movie that happened to have James Bond in it. The plot about a media mogul trying to start a war could've been interesting, but it just came off badly.

Someone needs to go back and read some of the old Flemming books before they make any more Bond movies, becuase he's a much deeper and more interesting character than he has been lately.

RedsBaron
01-29-2006, 02:52 PM
Krono has "The World Is Not Enough" at 13 and 20, but omits "Tomorrow Never Dies."

RedsBaron
01-29-2006, 02:59 PM
My favorite Bond movie is still You Only Live Twice. It's not the best made movie to feature Bond (that'd be On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which was just a well done film), but I definately find it to be the most entertaining. It's seriously got everything you could want in a Bond flick: gadgets, exotic locale, evil organization vying for world domination, Americans and Russians fighting, ninjas, over-the-top evil lair, and giant battle at the end. Although it's legacy is slightly tarnished by the fact that the original Austin Powers is pretty much a direct rip on it, I still love it.

Worst of all time/My least favorite is easily Tomorrow Never Dies. I don't know what it is about that movie, but it really just felt like an action movie that happened to have James Bond in it. The plot about a media mogul trying to start a war could've been interesting, but it just came off badly.

Someone needs to go back and read some of the old Flemming books before they make any more Bond movies, becuase he's a much deeper and more interesting character than he has been lately.
I've never been that big a fan of "You Only Live Twice." I thought Connery looked a bit bored with the film, and it had a bit too many set pieces for me. I thought that "Little Nellie" was a silly, unbelievable gadget. I thought that it was ridiculous for the "bad girl" to trap and leave Bond in a plane (If you have him trapped, why jump out of the plane?)-this was a stupid idea used again at the start of "Moonraker" and later used in "Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom." I didn't think that Donald Pleasance made a good Blofeld.
"Tomorrow Never Dies" started off okay but lost its way to me. Again too many set pieces just to justify a stunt without advancing the plot, and I thought that Brosnan had no chemistry with Michelle Yeoh.

Caveat Emperor
01-29-2006, 03:06 PM
"Goldeneye" was a terrific Bond debut by my second favorite actor to play 007, Pierce Brosnan, has a good plot, a beautiful "Bond girl" in Izabella Scorupco, a wonderful "Bad Bond girl" in Famke Janssen, a goof bad guy in Sean Bean, and a final battle between Brosnan and Bean rivaled in Bond films only by Connery and Robert Shaw's fight in "From Russia With Love" (another of my favorites).

The only two complaints I have about Goldeneye are 1.) that they killed off Sean Bean's 006 character and 2.) (really trivial) They screwed with the "James Bond" theme and didn't play it often enough. On the issue of 006, with as bad as the Bond movies got after Goldeneye, I think they would've benefitted from having a single "mastermind" bad guy that Bond was after the entire time -- a Bloefeld for the modern times. It might've helped hold some of the scripts together if they were forced into a little bit of continuity. Plus, I loved the idea of James Bond facing a man who was every bit as talented and resourceful as he is

That's not really a ding on Goldeneye as a movie, but a complaint that does knock it a notch in my book.

RFS62
01-29-2006, 03:20 PM
I imagine they didn't expect to make lesser movies after Goldeneye, it just turned out that way.

It was the start of a new franchise with Brosnan.

And as RedsBaron said earlier, Thunderball had a near perfect plot. It had it all, plausible gadgets, a real threat of stolen nukes, the perfect villians, and a magnificant babe.

By far my favorite of all time.

RedsBaron
01-29-2006, 03:35 PM
The only two complaints I have about Goldeneye are 1.) that they killed off Sean Bean's 006 character and 2.) (really trivial) They screwed with the "James Bond" theme and didn't play it often enough. On the issue of 006, with as bad as the Bond movies got after Goldeneye, I think they would've benefitted from having a single "mastermind" bad guy that Bond was after the entire time -- a Bloefeld for the modern times. It might've helped hold some of the scripts together if they were forced into a little bit of continuity. Plus, I loved the idea of James Bond facing a man who was every bit as talented and resourceful as he is

That's not really a ding on Goldeneye as a movie, but a complaint that does knock it a notch in my book.
I hadn't thought of the possibility of bringing Sean Bean's character back, since 007 movies had been routinely killing the main bad guy at the end of the film ever since "Live and Let Die." That is an interesting idea.
Just about every Bond movie has its strong points and also has parts that could have been done so much better. For example, I thought "Die Another Day" started off okay, but the second half of the movie, from about the time Q shows Bond the invisible car, just collapsed IMO.

KronoRed
01-29-2006, 03:43 PM
Krono has "The World Is Not Enough" at 13 and 20, but omits "Tomorrow Never Dies."
Whoops.

:help:

KronoRed
01-29-2006, 03:45 PM
Problem with an ongoing villain is at the end you can end up with a little inspector gadget routine "I'll get you next time!"

RedsBaron
01-29-2006, 03:48 PM
And as RedsBaron said earlier, Thunderball had a near perfect plot. It had it all, plausible gadgets, a real threat of stolen nukes, the perfect villians, and a magnificant babe.


Claudine Auger (whose voice was dubbed) was a beautiful woman, but she wasn't the early choice to play "Domino." At one point Raquel Welch was to play the role--THAT would've been memorable casting IMO.
I think a few of the other "Bond girl" roles could've been better cast. For example, while Denise Richards certainly was physically qualified for her role in "The World Is Not Enough," she was not credible at all as a nuclear physicist and, while she was nearly age 30 by then, she looked more like a 19 year old. A Catherine Zeta-Jones or Elizabeth Hurley would've brought the necessary beauty to the part while also appearing to be more mature. Of course, they might have demanded a bigger salary, and by then Hurley had appeared in an Austin Powers movie.
Appearing as a "Bond girl" has rarely seemed to help an actress's career, but a part I've always wished I could've cast was the role of Tatiana Romanova in "From Russia With Love." This was as close to a perfect 007 film as has ever been made, but I've never been that taken with Daniela Bianchi (whose voice was dubbed) in the role. I can think of another actress, of Russian ancestry, who would've been the right age and had the right look and acting chops for that role in 1963: Natalie Wood.
I've also never thought that Blofeld was well cast. As I previously posted, I wasn't taken by Donald Pleasence, who lacked presence of menace. Telly Savalas came off as an American gangster, nothing more. Charles Gray was just bad.

Sean_CaseyRules
01-29-2006, 06:48 PM
Mine is Goldeneye, and i liked the game also, that helped me pick, but then Dr. No is a VERY close second.

Nugget
01-29-2006, 10:07 PM
Not officially Bond films but then James Bond in them nevertheless.

Never Say Never Again - has a young Kim Basinger

Casino Royale - David Niven is the ultimate distinguished Englishman

SunDeck
01-30-2006, 08:47 AM
I was never thrilled with Roger Moore...he wasn't really macho enough. I really liked Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan. Favorites were probably "Goldfinger" and "Goldeneye."

Agreed, and those are my two favorites, too.
One thing about Bond is that his character isn't convincing unless I feel like he can kick my tail. Then again, the fashion of the times didn't help Moore in the least. No man in sans-a-belt slacks ever looks threatening.

Ltlabner
09-01-2006, 03:03 PM
I was going to start a Bond thread but found this one instead (search function is great).

There is no Bond other than Sean. All the others had moments that were good and flashes of Bond-ness, but Sean = BOND.

I liked Thunderball but prefered Luciana Paluzzi to Claudine Auger personally in the looks department. It was a strong story and had nice locations and villans. The villans didn't have goofy reasons why they were bad guys (couldn't feal any pain? Jaws?) they were just plain nasty dudes. Connery was at his best as the suave, mega-confident, smooth and arrogent Bond.

You only Live Twice was good but got a little goofy with the volcano showdown fight sceen. The poster that said Connery looked bored was right. At the time he wanted out of the Bond role and demanded $1million sallary thinking they would turn him down. They didn't and he was "stuck" doing the movie. Also, his first marriage was falling apart.

Diamonds are Forever had all the right elements but fell short in the construction of the movie. It's grown on me as a Bond movie but it still has the stink of the '70's that tarnishes it. It didn't help that the effects of age were obvious on Connery so he was no longer the dashing, good looking Bond. He beacame the Polyester Bond.

I apprecate From Russia with Love and Dr. No now that I am older. You can see Bond as a yonger agent, not quite as self-assured, not quite as suave. The sceen in Dr. No where M takes away his Berretta and the armour calls it a "womans" gun was a perfect reminder that Bond in the field was different than Bond in the office. The films were an aproximation of a young agent practicing and learning his craft. It wasn't until after Goldfinger that M begrudingly showed Bond some respect (in Thunderball a minster questions Bond's skills and M shuts him down quickly).

Goldfinger was it for me. Thunderball was a perfect answer to Goldfinger but, to me, Goldfinger holds up as the better movie. It has the glitz, the glamour, the ferocity, the sex, etc and the benefit of being first. Thunderball prob had a better villian and was more "plausable" (if that can be said about any Bond movie) but Goldfinger mixed the pluasable with the wacky take over the world stuff and made it all work.

Anyway, it's a holliday Friday and I thought I would wax a bit for my good friend, Bond, James Bond.

Sweetstop
09-01-2006, 04:20 PM
You're definitely right about still-sexy-after-all-these-years Sean Connery BEING 007. I even liked him in Never Say Never Again....partial to Goldfinger though.

I wanted Clive Owen, who reminds me of a young Connery, for the new Bond, rather than the peculiar Daniel Craig choice.


Ian Fleming supposedly modeled his character after Cary Grant. If younger when the movies were started, he would have been ideal.

Ltlabner
09-01-2006, 04:22 PM
Ian Fleming supposedly modeled his character after Cary Grant. If younger when the movies were started, he would have been ideal.

Interesting...I didn't know that.

Grant certinally had the polished suave bit down but I don't know if he could have pulled off the brutal/ugly side. Maybe.

Sweetstop
09-01-2006, 04:24 PM
Interesting...I didn't know that.

Grant certinally had the polished suave bit down but I don't know if he could have pulled off the brutal/ugly side. Maybe.

Have you seen Hitchcock's "Notorious"? Cary definitely had a dark side.

Ltlabner
09-01-2006, 04:36 PM
Have you seen Hitchcock's "Notorious"? Cary definitely had a dark side.

Yea....I guess you are right. I just get "To Catch a Theif" , "House Boat" and "Opperation Petticoat" stuck in my mind when I think of Cary.

And it's hard to go back when you have everything modeled after Connery.

Rojo
09-01-2006, 04:39 PM
Ian Fleming supposedly modeled his character after Cary Grant. If younger when the movies were started, he would have been ideal.


Anybody read the Bond books. I tried once and found them off-putting. I'm not the PC-police, but the one I read was racist and misogynistic.

I'll stick to the movies.

Ltlabner
09-01-2006, 04:42 PM
Anybody read the Bond books. I tried once and found them off-putting. I'm not the PC-police, but the one I read was racist and misogynistic.

I'll stick to the movies.

I've not read them personally, but everything I have heard about them is that (A) the storylines are radically different than the movies and (B) Bond's charicter is portrayed much, much differently than what they created in the movies.

Sweetstop
09-01-2006, 04:57 PM
I've not read any Fleming except Chitty Chitty Bang Bang to my children years ago.

Ltlabner
09-01-2006, 05:06 PM
From the Roger Moore movies:

Live & Let Die: Actually a pretty good movie. Would have liked to see Connery tackle this but I think it was more towards Moore's style.
Man w/Golden Gun: Just plain horrible.
Spy who Loved Me: The 2nd best opening story sceen (union jack parachute) good story, decent action, but the villian & his plan to start a new world order was pretty lame, Jaws was lame and the final showdown was lame.
Moonraker: Possibly worse than MWGG
For Your Eyes Only: The best of Moore's movies. Good plot, good story, The ski down the dogsled course sceen was great. The movie got off track with the horrible early 80's "lifestyles of the rich and famous" soundtrack and spending too much time on Bibi Dahl's charicter (the wild eye youngster who tried to force herself on Bond)
Octap***y: Interesting story line but Moore's age was starting to show. Some interesting action sequences and plot. Had this been done earlier it might have been a great movie. Horrible final sceen with Bond clinging to the outside of the aeroplane.
View to a Kill: Dreadfull. Moore was far too old to be believable, the plot was a rehash of Goldfinger, Roberts was just plain annoying. Bond driving a Ford LTD and wearing a "Members Only" jacket?!?!? Should have never been made. The only saving grace was Walkens villan. Shame he didn't get a chance in a different movie.

And yes, for those interested, I do need to get out more often!

redsrule2500
09-01-2006, 06:00 PM
GoldenEye ....also made into best FPS game

Unassisted
09-01-2006, 06:34 PM
"Live and Let Die" is my favorite Roger Moore Bond film and "Goldfinger" is my favorite Connery Bond film.

I could watch just about any Connery or Moore Bond film once a year (except Moonraker ;) ) and not get tired of it. I don't feel that way about any of the Dalton or Brosnan Bond films.

pedro
09-01-2006, 07:03 PM
Thunderball
Dr. No
You only live twice

RedsBaron
09-01-2006, 08:23 PM
Anybody read the Bond books. I tried once and found them off-putting. I'm not the PC-police, but the one I read was racist and misogynistic.

I'll stick to the movies.

I've read several of Fleming's 007 novels. I agree--there are elements of racism and misogynism in some of the novels. I can recall being shocked by a racist passage in one of the early novels, but then I noticed it was wriiten in the mid-1950s. I mention that not as an excuse for Fleming but just to note it was a different era.
Bond has much less humor in the novels than he does in the films.

Dom Heffner
09-01-2006, 08:29 PM
My favorite bond movie is "Sorority Girls: Chained and Lovin' It."

Oh- I read that thread title wrong. Didn't catch the capital "B."

Ahem.

I'll go with Octo***** for $500, Jack. Just for the title alone.

jmcclain19
09-01-2006, 09:52 PM
Goldfinger and Goldeneye.

I've been buying up the DVD sets the last couple of years, and I have to say as long as you remember what Bond movies are supposed to be, there isn't really a bad one out there.

Except for Never Say Never Again. Awful awful awful movie, and I'm ashamed for Sean Connery for being a part of it.

RedsBaron
09-02-2006, 08:16 AM
Except for Never Say Never Again. Awful awful awful movie, and I'm ashamed for Sean Connery for being a part of it.

I liked the first part of Never Say Never Again. I thought Sean was a great upgrade over Roger Moore, and Barbara Carrera was a wonderful "bad Bond girl." Unfortunately, just after Carrera met her end, the energy in the film also seemed to end, and the film just seemed to drift in the second half.

Rojo
09-05-2006, 04:46 PM
I've read several of Fleming's 007 novels. I agree--there are elements of racism and misogynism in some of the novels. I can recall being shocked by a racist passage in one of the early novels, but then I noticed it was wriiten in the mid-1950s. I mention that not as an excuse for Fleming but just to note it was a different era.
Bond has much less humor in the novels than he does in the films.


Maybe if they were written in the 1850's. Despite what some may think, I'm not really the PC-police. I expected some old-fashioned sexism and British studly-glorification but Fleming made me not like him.

But I love the movies.

mth123
09-05-2006, 08:49 PM
Claudine Auger (whose voice was dubbed) was a beautiful woman, but she wasn't the early choice to play "Domino." At one point Raquel Welch was to play the role--THAT would've been memorable casting IMO.

Put me down for Thunderball as well. But I thought the villainess (Luciana Pulluzzi was her name I think) was the best Bond girl.

Ltlabner
09-05-2006, 09:08 PM
Put me down for Thunderball as well. But I thought the villainess (Luciana Pulluzzi was her name I think) was the best Bond girl.

Agree 100%. She was the most evil and used her beauty as a weapon. She played Bond using his weakness, sex. It didn't hurt that she was a uber-mega-mondo-babe.

Johnny Footstool
09-05-2006, 10:14 PM
IMO, Famke Janssen was hands-down the hottest, sexiest, and best bad Bond girl.

I like "For Your Eyes Only" mostly because it was on a constant loop on HBO when my family first got cable installed, so I memorized pretty much the entire movie. "ATAC to St. Cyril's. ATAC to St. Cyril's. RAAAAAK!"

Yachtzee
09-05-2006, 10:21 PM
I've also never thought that Blofeld was well cast. As I previously posted, I wasn't taken by Donald Pleasence, who lacked presence of menace. Telly Savalas came off as an American gangster, nothing more. Charles Gray was just bad.

Yul Brynner would have made a great Blofeld. You're right about Savalas. I always think of him as a gangster or a rogue U.S. Army G.I. When I saw Austin Powers, I immediately thought of Pleasance when I saw Dr. Evil, much more comical than menacing.

BoydsOfSummer
09-06-2006, 12:44 AM
In my 40 years on the planet I have never seen a James Bond movie. Also.I've never seen a Steven Seagal,Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan movie. I didn't see Star Wars until I was well into my thirties.

BEETTLEBUG
09-06-2006, 02:40 AM
In my 40 years on the planet I have never seen a James Bond movie. Also.I've never seen a Steven Seagal,Bruce Lee or Jackie Chan movie. I didn't see Star Wars until I was well into my thirties.

You are just not HUMAN

RedsBaron
09-06-2006, 06:42 AM
IMO, Famke Janssen was hands-down the hottest, sexiest, and best bad Bond girl.

I like "For Your Eyes Only" mostly because it was on a constant loop on HBO when my family first got cable installed, so I memorized pretty much the entire movie. "ATAC to St. Cyril's. ATAC to St. Cyril's. RAAAAAK!"

I totally agree with the comment about Famke Janssen. She is one of the reasons that "Goldeneye" is one of my favorite 007 films. I also liked Izabella Scorupco, who played "Natalya."
"For Your Eyes Only" is the only 007 film where the title singer (Sheena Easton) is shown in the opening credits. Maurice Binder said he did so because "I thought this girl was beautiful, and Cubby agreed it would be great to show her in the titles."

elfmanvt07
09-06-2006, 06:59 AM
IMO, Famke Janssen was hands-down the hottest, sexiest, and best bad Bond girl.


Except she was a villain :D


To be honest, I would probably say my favorite is From Russia With Love, but I'm going to be the first to say, that one of my top 3 HAS to be On Her Majesty's Secret Service. George Lazenby, for me, just hit the nail on the head. He had the Roger Moore charm, with the suave of Connery. Kind of like a refined Pierce Brosnan.

oneupper
09-06-2006, 07:02 AM
Anybody read the Bond books. I tried once and found them off-putting. I'm not the PC-police, but the one I read was racist and misogynistic.

I'll stick to the movies.

I read many in my teens, can't remember exactly which (Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, On HM Secret Service, for sure...). Not a big fan, but the books were short and relatively fast paced. Don't remember them being politically incorrect, but then again that was the 70s and I probably wasn't paying attention (heck, even TV commercials from then are politically incorrect now).

As for the movies, I keep forgetting which is which. Doesn't matter, I was in it for the gadgets and the cars.

Johnny Footstool
09-06-2006, 09:54 AM
Except she was a villain :D


That's why she's a "bad" Bond girl.

Rojo
09-06-2006, 01:28 PM
"For Your Eyes Only" is the only 007 film where the title singer (Sheena Easton) is shown in the opening credits. Maurice Binder said he did so because "I thought this girl was beautiful, and Cubby agreed it would be great to show her in the titles."

I fondly recall the poster for this one.

Johnny Footstool
09-06-2006, 02:43 PM
I fondly recall the poster for this one.

And the opening credits. Semi-obscured nudity is unbelievably thrilling when you're 10 years old.

RedsBaron
09-06-2006, 03:43 PM
And the opening credits. Semi-obscured nudity is unbelievably thrilling when you're 10 years old.

Actually Sheena wasn't nude; she was wearing a strapless outfit. She did look nice.
As for the models in the credits, well, yeah, semi-obscured nudity pretty well describes things.

Rojo
09-06-2006, 03:47 PM
I read many in my teens, can't remember exactly which (Goldfinger, From Russia with Love, On HM Secret Service, for sure...). Not a big fan, but the books were short and relatively fast paced. Don't remember them being politically incorrect, but then again that was the 70s and I probably wasn't paying attention (heck, even TV commercials from then are politically incorrect now).

My point was that it wasn't just "politically incorrect". Benny Hill is politically incorrect. What I read was repulsive.

Johnny Footstool
09-06-2006, 05:10 PM
Actually Sheena wasn't nude; she was wearing a strapless outfit.


Don't spoil the fantasy.

RedsBaron
10-17-2006, 07:45 AM
Since we're discussing Bond on another thread, I thought I'd give this one a bump.