Which Connery movie is your favourite?

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  1. D'Artagnan

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    Connery did six official movies, and one unofficial one.

    I think FRWL, Goldfinger and Thunderball are his 'golden three', Dr No, YOLT and NSNSA are good movies and DAF was a mistake. It's like an American screwball comedy, not a Bond movie. People say Roger Moore was the least serious 007, but Diamonds is the most comedic movie.
     
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    The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen's Clubs
     
  3. Kevin Roegele

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    Gotta be Goldfinger.
     
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    Goldfinger.

    And I hate to admit, but I really like Diamonds Are Forever. I can pretty much find something enjoyable in all the Bond films, except Moonraker. I really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really, really hate that movie.
     
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    Moonraker is much better than Diamonds are Forever. DAF is camp comedy. Moonraker has some of the best stunts of the series, great villain in Drax, good action scenes, wit ("Disapointed, Mr Bond?" "Heartbroken, Mr Drax.").
     
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    Goldfinger is my favourite Connery movie, but my favourite performance by him is Thunderball, because you see Bond under high pressure with a tight time limit. The meeting scene with Domino shows Bond turn on the charm so quickly, it's just magic!......
     
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    i've got a soft spot for you only live twice...
     
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    Goldfinger
     
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    I will never forget this scene as long as I live

    [Bond and Drax are shooting pheasants]
    Drax: You missed, Mr. Bond.
    [a sniper falls from a tree]
    James Bond: Did I?

    The delivery by Sir Roger Moore! :eek: And I always kind of liked Drax more than Stromberg
     
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    Moonraker was an attempt to cash in on Star Wars and Alien. It is nothing like Bond should be IMO. DAF is definitely one of the weaker films, but much more tolerable than Moonraker.

    Drax was kind of creepy, but other than that, it's flat out awful.
     
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    Goldfinger is, of course, the best. Diamonds Are Forever is a good movie IMO. I find it funny & entertaining. But too each his own.
     
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    The best is probably Goldfinger, but my favorite is Thunderball.
     
  14. Kevin Roegele

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    Moonraker only cashes in on Star Wars (not Alien) at the climax. The rest of the movie is traditional Bond.
     
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    My favorite Connery is From Russia with Love. After that would be Goldfinger.
     
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    I wholeheartedly agree.
     
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    It is still heavy on sci-fi elements, and way too much.
     
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    :up:
     
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    I agree. But most Bond films have sci-fi.
     
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    There is also the blatant reference to Close Encounters of the Third Kind with the keypad door lock!......
     
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    So....?

    Diamonds are Forever has a blatant refrerence to the moon landings conspiracy. You Only Live Twice has spaceships eating spaceships and a secret base in a hollow volcano.
     
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    Exactly. The problem with Moonraker is the slapstick Jaws sequences, not the sci-fi elements - which were hardly outright fantasy, overseen as they were by NASA.
     
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    So, I was correcting the mistake of Alien and adding more evidence that it was rushed jumping on a sci fi band wagon instead of solely riding Star Wars' coat tails!......
     
  24. Kevin Roegele

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    You make it sound like any old Star Wars cash-in. The fact is, it was the eleventh movie of a very successful series, coming on the back of The Spy Who Loved Me, an enormous hit (if anything, Moonraker is a copy of TSWLM). Yes, it took elements from Star Wars, but only at the climax. All movies, not just Bond, take from other movies. From Russia With Love pretty obviously takes a scene from North By Northwest. Licence to Kill takes from Die Hard and Lethal Weapon. Live and Let Die is blaxploitation. And so on.

    Star Wars effected everything. You wouldn't even have TV shows like Battlestar Gallactica or movies like Flash Gordon without it.
     
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    You have it the other way around. There wouldn't be Star Wars if it wasn't for serials like Flash Gordon.
     

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