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#31 nuckin_futz


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Posted 09 November 2012 - 08:50 PM

James Bond's Best and Worst: Peter Travers Ranks All 24 Movies

Read more: http://www.rollingst...9#ixzz2Bmw7BXwG

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Posted 10 November 2012 - 09:39 AM

James Bond's Best and Worst: Peter Travers Ranks All 24 Movies

Read more: http://www.rollingst...9#ixzz2Bmw7BXwG

He puts Die Another Day in the top 10????

Sorry but that should put his list into dubious repute right there.
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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:31 PM

Casino Royale which was the first Bond novel written by Ian Fleming has somewhat chequered history before the Daniel Craig version. Ian Fleming had optioned its rights before he made a deal with Eon Productions for the rights to his other Bond novels.

In fact Casino Royale the first Bond novel and the first to make it to the screen - albeit the small screen. it was broadcast as a teleplay in the US as an episode of the Climax! TV program for CBS on October 21, 1954.

It was Americanized with Barry Nelson playing American agent Jimmy Bond and Linda Christian as the Vesper Lynd character (named Valerie Mathis) and my favourite casting?? Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre.


The very first screen appearance of James Bond 007, made in 1954 for US TV channel CBS. Bond's task is to destroy the evil Le Chiffre, and his plan is to force him to lose a large sum of money at the gambling tables of Casino Royale.


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Here is the teleplay from youtube - note the gun barrel like title sequence... maybe the inspiration for Bonds to come?


And then in 1967 Casino Royale was made (poorly) as a spy spoof with and amazing cast of actors.

After the death of M, Sir James Bond David Niven) is called back out of retirement to stop SMERSH. In order to trick SMERSH and Le Chiffre, Bond thinks up the ultimate plan. That every agent will be named James Bond. One of the Bonds, whose real name is Evelyn Tremble (Peter Sellers) is sent to take on Le Chiffre (Orson Welles) in a game of baccarat, but all the Bonds get more than they can handle, especially when the ultimate villain turns out to be none other than… (no spoiler).

It also had on hand Woody Allan as Jimmy Bond, Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd (the original Bond babe from Dr. No), William Holden as Ransome, Deborah Kerr, Charles Boyer, John Huston, Joanna Pettet, Kurt Kaznar, George Raft and Jean-Paul Belmondo. Unfortunately it was not that good. Now if they would have handed it over to Mel Brooks… And later Mike Myers would do a similar shtick in the Austin Powers series.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 12:54 PM

I dont think you could call any one of the bond movies "bad". They are all worth watching. Thats a lot to watch tho. 23 movies including Skyfall.

I would try to see them in order if possible. Its not necessary to the plot or anything since they are each stand alone stories but if you are going to watch them all might as well.

OK, Die Another Day, one of Pierce Brosnans Bond movies is bad. Not because of Brosnan it is just over the top stupid from start to end. The hovercraft chase scene in particular is amazing in that every single thing that gets shot at or touched at all blows up spectacularly. Pile of wood? sideswipe it with a hovercraft and Boom it blows up like its made out of dynamite. The goofiest Bond movie and Id say the worst. But its still worth watching once.

Haha Die Another Day was made in 2002. This was at the tale end of the late 90s/early 2000s electronica music scene. CGI was also still not quite what it should be. If you can get past the Madonna soundtrack and he CGI, it's actually not all that poor of a film.

Back on topic, I watched Dr. No last weeekend. Bestbuy had the blu-ray onsale for $9.99, and it came with a coupon for $10.00 towards Skyfall (so basically free). Dr. No is pretty solid. Great visuals and styling. Good to see the roots of the Bond series, and seeing Dr. No and a few other Bond movies will definitely add to the experience of Skyfall. Skyfall has a lot of insider jokes and background from other Bond movies. You won't need to see all 23 films though. In fact, Dr. No would probably give you all the background you need.

Edit: Also, Skyfall pays much more homage to the earlier Bond films than it does the later ones, such as the Brosnan ones.

Edited by taxi, 14 November 2012 - 12:56 PM.

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Posted 14 November 2012 - 08:23 PM

Random interesting fact about Casino Royale - it wasn't planned to be remade with Daniel Craig. They had another script almost finished when they found out Quentin Tarantino was trying to quietly buy the rights to CR. He was planning to make it into a non-007 canon film with Pierce Brosnan, who apparently was pushed out of the franchise against his will and was pissed.


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Posted 14 November 2012 - 11:21 PM

Goldfinger is consider the favorite among all the Bond films because of the many elements gadgets, cars, girl, villain, henchman.
FRWL is classic and consider the best of all the movies until Skyfall which is even better as reviewed by critics as the best ever..

DAF, MR, DAD are among the worst ever

Goldfinger was the movie that propelled the Bond franchise into the stratosphere. The first two movies, Dr. No and From Russia With Love were modest hits but Goldfinger changed everything. Next to Beatlemania in 1964, we had Bondmania. Goldfinger even made the cover of Life magazine, then one of the most influential magazines of the time.

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