Skip to comments.The James Bond Chronicles: Best of the Dalton-Brosnan-Craig Era
Posted on 11/23/2012 4:32:46 PM PST by Perdogg
Having now finished with the second Bond era (Roger Moore + Sean Connerys return), its time to for the best of list. As with my first outing, and then my second, Ive created The Bond Oscars, in which I acknowledge the standouts in various categories. Im eager to hear your thoughts as well, so please comment early and often, and offer up some categories of your own.
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Thank you GSP.Fan!!
Went to see Skyfall Wednesday. Not as good as Casino Royale, but better than Quantum of Solace. Reprising the DB 5 was worth the whole movie.
My opinion only, of course...
Both “Moonraker” and “For You Eyes Only” were kind of lackluster but not for the women who were not the featured “Bond Girls”.
My Thoughts on SF:
1. Pretitle sequence is a mess. We had Bond arriving at a hotel room in Istanbul, with a dying 00 agent slumped in the chair, and then Bond calls home to receive instructions. He then gets in a vehicle driven by someone else, a field agent. Then he is reportedly killed by the same dithering field agent who had to receive instructions from a command center to fire a weapon. Did anyone bother to search for his body? How long did they wait before they sold his possessions, a week? We are then told by M in a parliamentary committee that the purpose of the 00 section was to fight the wars in the shadow. If two 00 agents and a field op could not recovery a simple hard drive in a hotel room, how are they going to fight SPECTRE? Contrast this with Dalton-Bond 25 years ago in The Living Daylights where Bond is relatively alone, no earpiece, using the skill and knowledge entrusted to him as a 00 agent in Bratislava, in control of his situation, making split seconds decisions on matters of life and death, right or wrong and without regret.
2. Bond and Severine. No chemstry. Was she just the ferryman who was supposed to take Bond across the river Styx? They had more energy and interest in the Heinenkein ad.
With all of the criticism of Moonraker, Sir Rog carried it off with diginity and in a flemingesque way without the “mommy issues” and other modern disorders as proscribed by our emasculated culture.
i agree when i think of bond roger moore is what pops into my head i also would give that one of the better soundtracks
Interesting. For me I always think of Sean Connery as James Bond. I guess because he is the one I “grew up” with starting with Dr No around 1962. I still like Goldfinger as my favorite Bond movie. The sound track is not bad either.
That sequence was rather silly, given that the agent had any number of better strategies at her disposal. Fire the weapon in such a way as to get James Bond's attention. Then once Mr. Bond realizes that he has sniper support, he can separate himself from the other agent, leaving that agent as a sitting duck for the sniper. I can't really think of much the other agent could do against such a strategy.
There was a lot of silliness in the movie, but I enjoyed watching it with my wife after a good dinner. I thought the ending cranked things up pretty nicely, though it seemed like darkness fell awfully fast. Was there a proper day/evening/night sequence that I managed not to notice?
Me too. I loved it. The filming in the Highlands was exquisite.
Putin will never be Bond
Yep i knew it was gonna be that stunt special features on the box set goes into detail about all the problems they had trying to film it.
Saw the Premiere of it in London audience stood up clapping and cheering when the parachute opened.
Jason Statham, a former diver on the British National Diving Team, a Guy Ritchie favorite, transporter 1,2,3. Nah, not man enough to be a James Bond.
Reminds me I just watched the enjoyable “ffolkes” with Roger Moore yesterday. Played the anti-James Bond. Shows what he was capable of had they not made JB a cartoon caracature in the ‘70s.
The movie is a wonderful theatre experience, especially on the âextremeâ screen. I find it odd, not from you, that a lot of people are taking criticism of this movie personally.
Yikes Plenty O’Toole, yikes.
Emma Peel fan Al Bundy was aghast with Diana Rigg in the 90’s.
Miss Goodnight, goodnight.
Doctor Goodhead, none for me thanks.
Pussy Galore, that’s a scary pic. She is pushing 90 of course. ;)
Jane Seymour and Carole Bouquet seemed to have held up.
“Jane Seymour and Carole Bouquet seemed to have held up.”
I’ll throw Maud Adams into that mix...F*CK YEAH!!! Carole Bouquet looks like she hasn’t aged at all. WOW!!!
The rest are ehh...age, too much sun, plastic surgery and butts have taken their toll.
Seymour, non-smoker, and credits it with helping her look good.
Bouquet, French, and lucky.
This drug violence has got to stop!
I wonder what Mexico’s new Obama will do, nothing probably.
“This drug violence has got to stop!”
I agree. Keep in in Juarez.
Yes and yes.
I still like Maud Adams bestest...