Amph James Bond: Now Disc. "Skyfall" Video Blog by Sam Mendes

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  1. Latorski Jedi Master

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    Blofeld was definitely better in FRWL and Thunderball. I never felt they did the character any justice in YOLT, OHMSS or Diamonds Are Forever. Plus, continuity was screwed by having 3 very different actors playing Blofeld.
  2. waheennay Jedi Padawan

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    I liked Telly Sevales' Blofeld in ONHMSS. Did you know John Holland(Lobot from TESB), played Blofeld in the opening of For Your Eyes Only? FYEO also has Julian Glover(General Veers) and Jeremy Bulloch(Boba Fett) in the cast.
  3. Dubya_Scott Jedi Master

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    And John Rhys-Davies (Sallah from Indiana Jones) played Pushkin in The Living Daylights. I think Jeremy Bulloch was in Spy Who Loved Me also.

    And I almost forgot the obvious one... Christopher Lee (Count Dooku) was the title character Scaramanga in Man With The Golden Gun.
  4. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    Jeremy Bulloch is in The Spy Who Loved Me. He can be seen in the opening teaser playing chess on a submarine.

    Also Richard LeParmentier who played General Motti in A New Hope can be seen in Octopussy during the circus scenes.
  5. waheennay Jedi Padawan

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    Oops! The actor who played Lobot and Blofeld in FYEO was named John Hollis. Not Holland. Sorry!
  6. DarthKarde Jedi Knight

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    Blofeld was definitely better in FRWL and Thunderball. I never felt they did the character any justice in YOLT, OHMSS or Diamonds Are Forever. Plus, continuity was screwed by having 3 very different actors playing Blofeld.

    Having watched DAF tonight and YOLT last week I was reminded just how much I hated what they did with Blofeld post Thunderball. Such a waste given the massive potential. Donald Pleasance in particular lacked a strong enough voice to make him sound even slightly menacing.

    Speaking of DAF I can't find the words to express my contempt for that astonishingly awful concept of 'radiation shields'. Sure anyone who likes Bond accepts that there is a bit of divergence from reality but this idea comes under the header of pure fantasy.

    What is your favorite James Bond movie?
    Tie between Moonraker and Goldeneye really..I want to see Brosnan redo Moonraker! Even if they had cheap yellow suits


    I just don't know how to respond to that :confused:
  7. Nightowl TFN Timetales Writer

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    I want to see Brosnan redo Moonraker! Even if they had cheap yellow suits

    Play the video game Nightfire. ;)
  8. gator Jedi Youngling

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    I remember watching Nickelodeon in 1987 and they had a movie review show done by kids. They reviewed The Living Daylights (one of my favorite Bond films) and ripped it and Timothy Dalton to shreds. They finished by saying that "if you want to see a good James Bond movie, see one of the old ones like Moonraker," which is one of my least favorites.
  9. waheennay Jedi Padawan

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    Are you talking about Don't Just Sit There? I remember that show. DoubleDare was the best show on Nickelodeon.
  10. gator Jedi Youngling

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    I can't remember the name of the show. It had 3 kids- 2 guys, 1 girl- and they asked each other trivia questions at the end.

    DoubleDare was awesome!
  11. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    DarthKarde, ha! So you have uniformly good tastes and ideas I see! :) ;)

    As for Moonraker, I think there might be something telling about the boards we're on. Star Wars, anyone? :p

    I'm going to watch FYEO today (I'm sick and it could be pneu-*******-monia. Yay. [face_plain]) and maybe even License to Kill. I like my Bond films dark and with an edge. :D

    Sure anyone who likes Bond accepts that there is a bit of divergence from reality but this idea comes under the header of pure fantasy.

    See: Die Another Day. [face_plain] ;)

    E_S
  12. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    I perfer Moonraker and Die Another Day over The Living Daylights.
  13. Dubya_Scott Jedi Master

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    I can understand why no one likes Moonraker, but they were trying to compete with Star Wars (A New Hope was in 1977 and Moonraker was in 1979). Sure, the outer space moonraker-laser-fight wasn't nearly as good as the outer space battles in Star Wars but... I liked the story, the return of Jaws, and the Bond girls (Holly Goodhead [face_love]). Moonraker wasn't all that bad. I still enjoy watching it. It will always be considered a James Bond movie. ... Now, Die Another Day, on the other hand......
  14. Ender Sai Chosen One

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    I perfer Moonraker and Die Another Day over The Living Daylights.

    So, you don't like your plots well written or even your characterisation true to the spirit of Sir Ian Fleming, then?

    E_S
  15. StarDude Jedi Knight

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    Best Bond: Sean Connery.

    Best Bond Film: Goldfinger

    Best Bond Villain: Alec Trevelyan

    Best Bond Girl: Honey Ryder

    Best Bond Theme: Live & Let Die and The World Is Not Enough
  16. JediMasterGuff Jedi Master

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    Best Bond: Pierce Brosnan

    Best Bond Film: Goldeneye, maybe DAD had it not been so unbelieveable.

    Best Bond Villain: Alec Trevelyan

    Best Bond Girl: Christmas Jones.

    Best Bond Theme: Dr. No (James Bond theme)
  17. waheennay Jedi Padawan

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    I'm not a big fan of Moonraker either, but I'm glad it exists. I'm glad they made it because you can look at it and say:"Okay, that's as fantastic, and extravagent, and over-the-top, and as silly as James Bond is ever going to get, now let's get get back to basics."
  18. Dubya_Scott Jedi Master

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  19. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    After they went as far over they top as they could go with Moonraker they came back with a great down to earth Bond film in For Your Eyes Only.

    I suppect they will do the same with Bond 21 after the over the top Die Another Day. DAD was also a salute to past Bond films so they try to combined both styles, realism and fantasy and just make a fun Bond film.

    I like both styles for the Bond films. I like the realistic films like From Russia With Love and On Her Majesty's Secret Service and I like the over the top films like Moonraker and Die Another Day.
  20. Latorski Jedi Master

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    EON tried to capitalize on the late 70s sci-fi boom (thanks to Star Wars) and made Moonraker in 79 because the book had a small element of sci-fi to it. (As opposed to the short story FYEO which didn't and was originally meant to come after Spy Who Loved Me.) I believe it was their biggest money-maker ever at the time.

    I also like all the Bond movies (and actors) but much prefer the darker episodes that Ender_Sai referred to. Having read each of Fleming's books, those stories just work better for me.

    P.S. Hope you feel better, E_S, and get over that pneumonia.
  21. Sourdust Jedi Youngling

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    Moonraker was a great novel, actually, and it's too bad the title was wasted on such a crap movie.

    Ender, was Ian Fleming really knighted?
  22. DarthKarde Jedi Knight

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    DarthKarde, ha! So you have uniformly good tastes and ideas I see!

    Do I know you from somewhere 8-}

    See: Die Another Day.

    Yes I know that we have been subjected to quite a few Bond movies that diverge too far from reality but the 'radiation shield' is still my number 1 gripe.

    Ender, was Ian Fleming really knighted?

    No
  23. Gobi-1 Manager Emeritus

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    I'm reading Moonraker right now and it's great. It might be my favorite Bond novel, Casino Royale is #1 right now.

    Moonraker the film has little to do with the book, I wonder if they could use the plot of Moonraker the novel and make a Bond film based on it.
  24. Latorski Jedi Master

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    Miranda Frost was originally called Gala Brand.

    I like when they use old book elements in the new movies. There were parts of Live and Let Die in FYEO and LTK. Plus, Octopussy incorporated the story of The Property of a Lady.
  25. Dubya_Scott Jedi Master

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    Not to mention the Bond family motto "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)....which originated from OHMSS (1969)