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Bond

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Wed Oct 03, 2012 8:37 am


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Re: Bond

Postby Moderator » Wed Oct 03, 2012 2:59 pm

Bond is one of my favorite topics, Mark.

I posted a response over on your blog.
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Re: Bond

Postby FrankChurch » Thu Oct 04, 2012 1:26 pm

He didn't mean Gold Bond Barber. hehe.

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Re: Bond

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Oct 05, 2012 4:38 pm

I agree that Craig's Bond is closer in character to the Fleming novels. So was Timothy Dalton, who read the books in preparation for the films he made. I'm interested to see if the current run of films will turn into Superman Rides Again or keeps the character at least a little human.

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Re: Bond

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Fri Oct 05, 2012 5:01 pm

Chuck Messer wrote:I agree that Craig's Bond is closer in character to the Fleming novels. So was Timothy Dalton, who read the books in preparation for the films he made. I'm interested to see if the current run of films will turn into Superman Rides Again or keeps the character at least a little human.

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Agreed. I am concerned---they are, after all, reintroducing Q. (Shudder)

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Re: Bond

Postby Chuck Messer » Fri Oct 05, 2012 8:36 pm

I can't post this over at your blog -- I can't access personal blogs from work -- but I like License to Kill because, in part, it's the James Bond version of Yojimbo.

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Re: Bond

Postby Moderator » Sun Oct 07, 2012 8:54 am

I hadn't caught the connection there, Chuck. I haven't seen Yojimbo since college...have to see if I can hunt down a copy.

Entertainment Weekly counts down their choices of worst to best Bond Girls and Bond films. I don't agree with a lot of their placements (Man With the Golden Gun over Diamonds are Forever, for instance, and both are in the bottom third), but they rank License to Kill much higher than The Living Daylights, citing the action and story. Since my biggest beef was that LtK was, in my opinion, the most "boring" Bond film since Man With the Golden Gun I'll have to track down a copy and take another look. (Oh, jeez, HAVE to watch a Bond film. Poor me... :twisted: )

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Re: Bond

Postby Moderator » Sun Oct 07, 2012 12:53 pm

Mark -

Hope you don't perceive this as stealing, but your post got me to thinking:

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Re: Bond

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Sun Oct 07, 2012 1:49 pm

Barber wrote:Mark -

Hope you don't perceive this as stealing, but your post got me to thinking:

http://thumbnailtraveler.blogspot.com


No, that was marvelous. When I was much younger, I very much wanted to go to all those exotic places. Alas, time and money have largely not cooperated and my S.O. is genuinely not interested in going anywhere but Australia (outside the U.S. that is).

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Re: Bond

Postby FrankChurch » Mon Oct 08, 2012 12:58 pm

The song's are good as well.

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Re: Bond

Postby Mark Tiedemann » Mon Oct 08, 2012 1:09 pm




Well, hell, that was a terribly unfair listing. They stacked up the women who were there basically as quickies against the main females, sometimes in the same film. And I liked the Carrie Lowell character---any woman who shows up to a knife fight with a shotgun is my kind of gal. What does strike me, though, is that most of their "worst" list tracks with some of the worst Bond films.

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Re: Bond

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Oct 10, 2012 11:56 am

Adele sure can phrase. Masterful tune.

You like it Barber?

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Re: Bond

Postby Chuck Messer » Wed Oct 10, 2012 10:06 pm

Skyfall is one of the best Bond theme songs I've heard so far. Adele has a unique sound and I've enjoyed her music. I bought Skyfall off iTunes after I heard a sample. There have been some fine title tunes written and performed for Bond pictures. You Know My Name is a great one. One that's less well known, but I think is dynamite is Surrender by k.d. lang. It's not as well know because it's played over the end titles of Tomorrow Never Dies. I think it deserved to be on the front titles. Ms. lang can sure belt out a tune.

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Re: Bond

Postby FrankChurch » Wed Oct 17, 2012 3:59 pm

Barber, Adele? Chime in, damn you. lol

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Re: Bond

Postby Steve Evil » Wed Nov 28, 2012 4:25 pm

Just saw Skyfall the other day. Enjoyed it, but couldn't tell you what it was about . . .

Bardem was brilliant.


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