Thinking about possibly seeing it soon, don't know though, I don't often go to the cinema, truth be told. There's not alot that nterest me these days. (Plus the rising ticket prices..) This is one I would make an exception for though!
So as not to take away from the latest Bond film thread, I'm bringing this one back as it's bank holiday Monday and I'm watching as many Bond films as I can.
Started a bit later as I didn't get out of the bath until later. (Didn't get in until late either.) 1: 55pm and I'm on Goldfinger. I enjoyed Dr No, as an introduction to Bond; I struggled with that one as a kid as it doesn't have the formulation approach yet like the others would. Things change however and just as I couldn't stand really long films as a kid, (Which changed as an adult); I came to appreciate it more as an adult. Especially since I got the box collection a few years ago. There's so much to love about Connery's Bond - whose always been my favorite anyway - rugged, tough, smooth, ladies man.
I hope to at least get through the Connery's today.
As it's bank holiday Monday I'm continuing from where I left of with On Her Majesty's Secret Service.
I can't believe I'm going to write this, but I am warming to OHMSS. I don't think it's the whole film I hate, now more a combination of several small irks that bother me Certainly the second half is better than the first half.
Post by Jazzman Crothers on May 3, 2015 23:40:08 GMT -5
OHMSS is considered one of the best Bond films by fans, many laters later now. Its kind of close to the book, expect for that hypnotizing thing that happens. And Lazenby didn't continue Bond because the movie or his acting sucked. He was talked out of it, something he rather regrets.
I got into Bond as a kid and have seen all of the movies to date. I also started reading the novels as a teen and while the movies rock the books are far better. I like and enjoy all of the Bond films because the are.... Bond Films, however I have four all time favorites. They are From Russia With Love, The Spy Who loved Me, Moonraker and Octopussy. My favorite Bond is Roger Moore followed by Sean Connery. My least favorite is Daniel Craig, he makes a cool agent of some other sort but he just isn't Bond to me. Before Craig Dalton was my least favorite but he has moved up now. In the 90s I remember thinking that a particular actor would have made a good Bond.... Adrian Paul. You know the guy from the Highlander TV series! I always thought he would have made a good Bond, he had a bit of a Connery quality.
On another note, who remembers the James Bond Jr. cartoon from the 90s? I do and it was hideous!
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Post by Jazzman Crothers on Jul 25, 2015 22:51:00 GMT -5
I think Daniel Craig nails the character really, maybe a little bit too much brooding but I think he got it. I've read the original Fleming books too and feel the same as you do. Except I did like Casino Royale the movie better then the book. Reading Solo right now. An aged Bond in Africa.