03-09-2013, 08:47 AM
Waiting for the Nightboat
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Hamilton, Ohio
Originally Posted by KittyDuran
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
This was the only James Bond movie I hadn't seen so decided after all these years to give it a try. First off: They could have taken out the first part of the pre-main title scene with M, Q and Moneypenny and just started with Bond driving then chasing Tracy. Loved the line "This never happens to the other fellow".
Main titles - meh. Obviously they were rehashing scene bits from previous Bond movies to provide some fan comfort. Then the movie moves along quickly with good action and plot.
Lazenby shines when he's not trying to imitate Connery. After seeing OHMSS I have to believe he would've done quite well in Diamonds Are Forever. Rigg's character, Tracy, takes a while to like, but then she, as Bond says to her father, needs a psychiatrist.
The whole scene of Bond back at HQ, the interplay with M and Moneypenny, handing in his resignation, looking over mementos, made me squeamish - seemed too forced.
The rest of the movie, the stunning alpine scenery, action scenes on the slopes, other characters (Telly as Blofeld, Bunt, and Angels of Death were great), and finally the wedding/going to honeymoon at the end redeem the time spent in watching this flick. In summary, this was a very good Bond adventure.
How does it rank? Right smack in the middle!
Goldfinger (1964-Sean Connery)
Skyfall (2012-Daniel Craig)
Dr. No (1962-Sean Connery)
You Only Live Twice (1967-Sean Connery)
Casino Royale (2006-Daniel Craig)
Thunderball (1965-Sean Connery)
A View to a Kill (1985-Roger Moore)
From Russia With Love (1963-Sean Connery)
Live and Let Die (1973-Roger Moore)
The Living Daylights (1987-Timothy Dalton)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974-Roger Moore)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969-George Lazenby)
Moonraker (1979-Roger Moore)
Licence to Kill (1989-Timothy Dalton)
GoldenEye (1995-Pierce Brosnan)
Quantum of Solace (2008-Daniel Craig)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977-Roger Moore)
For Your Eyes Only (1981-Roger Moore)
Octo***** (1983-Roger Moore)
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997-Pierce Brosnan)
Die Another Day (2002-Pierce Brosnan)
Diamonds Are Forever (1971-Sean Connery)
The World is Not Enough (1999-Pierce Brosnan)
I'll have to do some major reshuffling of the list. Bought and watched the 3 disc sets of Brosnan and Moore (2). Hadn't seen some of the films in their entirety in years. Will keep you posted...
2013 Reds record when I'm attending: 26-16 FINAL
2013 Dragons record when I'm attending: 2-1 FINAL
"We want to be the band to dance to when the bomb drops." - Simon Le Bon of Duran Duran