James Bond In Skyfall - - Part 11

Discussion in 'Misc. Films' started by Hunter Rider, Oct 21, 2012.

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  1. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    I think Goldeneye is a top 3 Bond film, it's legacy was simply enhanced by the game as it's rare to get a great vodeogame tie-in for any movie let alone a great movie.
     
  2. DyeLorean will return

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    I'm sorry, which game are you all talking about?
     
  3. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    Super Mario Brothers! :oldrazz:

    Goldeneye on the N64.
     
  4. the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    Even though it's a much outdated FPS, I take out my N64 and play it every now and then.
     
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  6. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    this is a question to everyone (but especially to ChickenScratch)

    As I am someone who is a huge fan of the Bond books, but still haven't seen that many Bond films (I've seen Skyfall, QoS, Casino Royale, Goldeneye and loved them, I've also seen TWINE, DAD, TND and was pretty meh about them, I've also seen quite a few of the older ones growing up but cant remember much of them other than LALD which I hated because it was so far removed from the book and OHMSS but can only remember the ending as I must have been very young) which Bond films would you recommend I watched first
     
  7. Hunter Rider Ronin

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    I wish I could get a port for the PS3.

    You'll have to PM Chickenscratch if you want his answer as he's banned from this thread.

    I'd recommend the first 5 Connery movies then The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only from the Moore run. I'd also check out The Man with the Golden Gun so you can join me in wanting it remade, epic waste of a great concept and great actor.
     
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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]396855[/split]
     
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    This is a continuation thread, the old thread is [split]392553[/split]
     
  10. marvelrobbins Registered

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    Dr No through On her majestry's secret service
    The Spy who Loved me
    for Your eyes Only
     
  11. Homer J. Fong Not a golem

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    To any Fleming fan looking to see and appreciate more of the movies, I'd naturally start with the movies that are truer to Fleming's work - Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, For Your Eyes Only, and Timothy Dalton's The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill (TLD more than LTK). It's interesting to see people recommending The Spy Who Loved Me, which I wouldn't unless you know you can appreciate that kind of lighter, more grandiose flavor of Bond - not that it's not a great movie.

    And I too would love to see them try The Man with the Golden Gun again; that's my least favorite (official) Bond, and a good deal of it has to do with squandered potential. It starts out with this great idea - Bond being sent a golden bullet with his number engraved on it - an idea that should be the launching point for a terrific cat-and-mouse thriller, the tension ratcheting up higher and higher until the final showdown between 007 and The Man with the Golden Gun. This character who admires bond, trains to be able to kill him, not because he hates or has a vendetta against him but to prove that he can, and stands as a dark mirror image of Bond himself, is a great idea for a villain. All of this is buried in the actual movie, but instead of the cat-and-mouse thriller, we get a camp comedy that clumsily tries to jump on the martial arts movie bandwagon of the time. Scaramanga's admiration of Bond and attempts to best him are there, but the "dark mirror image" thing is just mentioned in one late scene - I'd rather see that than have him tell me that. It was the right concept in the wrong time.
     
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  12. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    cheers mate - shame he's banned from the thread he is very knowledgeable on Bond (I can see why he was though)
     
  13. The Englishman Marching On Together

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    I didn't realise Chickenscratch had been banned from this thread. It's a shame there's not a Novel Bond thread. Remember when Bond had his own section like Batman and other comic heroes have, those were good times.
    Anyway I pretty much agree with what Hunter Rider has recommended here but I would also add The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill as well as I love those two films and Dalton is the closest Bond to the book.
     
  14. CrypticOne Poetic Violence

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    I think GoldenEye was the first bond film I ever seen. So I thought it was great. Plus, I was a kid. I liked that it was 006 VS 007. And the N64 game was also very cool.
     
  15. the dmg The Funky Homosapien

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    All of Connery's official Bond, both Dalton films, and OHMSS. For Moore, I enjoyed LaLD, TSWLM, and Octopussy, although I do have a soft spot for FYEO.
     
  16. spidey-dude Y.N.W.A

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    cheers Homer thanks for the recommendations - I'm not a fan of the camp cheesy Bond at all
     
  17. The Englishman Marching On Together

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    Well go for Connerys first 5, OHMSS, and Daltons two films.
     
  18. Doctor Jones shocked and baffled

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    Eh... I wouldn't exactly recommend License to Kill. It just looks so cheap. For God sakes, a lot of it takes place in Florida. It feels more like a tv movie than anything. I'd say The Living Daylights is in the top ten though.
     
  19. Homer J. Fong Not a golem

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    Licence to Kill isn't great - I do think it's a better movie than The Living Daylights, but The Living Daylights is a better Bond movie - but it's worth seeing. It does look unattractive, but they were going for gritty, and they got gritty.
     
  20. Marvolo Registered

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    Whole Skyfall soundtrack is on youtube. Do not post links. Don't want anyone getting in trouble.
     
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    I really wish Connery's last (official) Bond film had been OHMSS instead of Diamonds are Forever.
     
  22. Marvolo Registered

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    God, this soundtrack is great! So much flavor and diversity. And he isn't afraid to use the bond theme. He has used it in various ways in 3 of the 5 tracks ive listened to so far. Loving the electronics too.
     
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  23. jmc away for a while

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    Is anyone in favour of doing new interpretations of Fleming's books? Not remakes of previous movies, doing new adaptations of his stories.
     
  24. Marvolo Registered

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    I'm always up for new bond movies so whatever makes for a good story is fine by me.
     
  25. The Englishman Marching On Together

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    I like License to Kill, but I was recommending it because spidey-Dude wanted films that are simmilar in tone to the novels...(I think)
     
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