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  1.  (628.61)
    This would be the best film ever if it was just two hours of Bond at a party, sighing and avoiding everyone there while morosely sipping his cocktails.
    i would definitely go see that, just think about the possibilities to branch out the franchise name to hip, young filmgoers who would eat up the "post 9/11 irony" or some other made up buzzphrase!! or, uh, dont.
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    Then he guts a motherfucker or something. For a special "twist" ending.
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      CommentAuthorhyim
    • CommentTimeJan 27th 2008
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    what was wrong with "007" as a title ? :(
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      CommentAuthorOwsler
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008 edited
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    I think the Brosnan hatin' is a little unfair. He had some quite diabolically bad scripts to deal with, and yet you could still see hints that he could play the stone hearted bastard of Craig and Dalton (who's actually my favourite Bond).

    And exactly, what is wrong with 007 as a title. This is surely going to be the film where we see him become that emotionally detached, government number. He's going to kill a lot of people and exorcise any feelings he had left outside of instant gratification.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    The best Bond stories, whether film or print, are the ones where he's a couple of years beyond the indestructible super-spy status, and really getting fed up with it all. A bit like the 'seven percent solution' Sherlock Holmes material.

    Although it's reaching a bit, I like to think of Bond as being counterparts to the Bourne films - Britain's been doing the implanted personality thing for a very long time, and James Bond is a memetic psychological construct that literally can't be killed, as there's another one waiting if necessary.
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    And - is it just me, or is 'Dalton was the best Bond' becoming a far more popular sentiment these days?
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      CommentAuthorOwsler
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    What happened to him anyway? Was he kicked off as a result of poor Box Office, lack of interest in returning?
    • CommentAuthorOddcult
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Legal stuff prevented a Bond film being made for six years after his second one. After that much time he couldn't be bothered.

    He was great in Hot Fuzz and seems to be picking up more roles now.
    • CommentAuthorIsaacSher
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I wasn't too impressed with The Living Daylights, but License to Kill is still one of my favorites of the Bond movies. After the campy crap of Roger Moore, I wanted a Bond that conveyed menace, and Dalton did that very well.

    The last time I saw the original Casino Royale was well over 20 years ago, so my memory of it is hazy at best. I should try to rent that.

    My overall Bond movie ranking:

    1) Goldfinger (the standard that all Bond movies will forever be judged by)
    2) Goldeneye
    3) Casino Royale (Daniel Craig)
    4) License to Kill
    5) You Only Live Twice (guilty pleasure, because Blofeld + Connery + Giant Ninja Battle = An enjoyable evening's entertainment)
    • CommentAuthorDracko
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    I'm having a time out until I can learn some manners.
    I always preferred Lazenby over Dalton, Moore and co. <em>On Her Majesty's Secret Service</em> was the last great Bond film until they turned into a gonzo B-movie franchise. He was quite the bastard in that one too. <em>Casino Royale</em> was exciting because it seemed like an honest effort to try and achieve that sort of greatness again. It got a bit wonky towards the end and it could have been better shot, but it was otherwise excellent.
    • CommentAuthorDuke1974
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
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    Synopsis: James Bond goes undercover as a bereavement councillor to infiltrate an international ring of body snatchers targeting theoretical physicists.

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  2.  (628.72)
    I'm all for it, but then I am a die hard fan. I love them all. Even the campy Moore ones. If it weren't already taken, my license plate would say BONDGIRL. I'm *that* fangirl about the franchise.

    As for Quantum of Solace, I dig that it's a Fleming title. But then I love the books too.

    Did I mention big wonking fangirl?

    Yeah.

    Can't wait to see the new film.
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      CommentAuthorhmobius
    • CommentTimeJan 28th 2008
     (628.73)
    Sounds more like Dinner from Hell to me.


    James Bond : Kitchen Nightmares
    James Bond : Ultimatum Wife Swap (that wouldn't end well at all)

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