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In Dr No (1962), James Bond is offered Don Perignon 55’. He quips that he prefers the 53’. The third Bond novel, Moonraker, came out in 1955, while the first Bond novel, Casino Royale, came out in 1953. This gag is later repeated in The Man with The Golden Gun (1974). Explanation in comments.
In Dr No (1962), James Bond is offered Don Perignon 55’. He quips that he prefers the 53’. The third Bond novel, Moonraker, came out in 1955, while the first Bond novel, Casino Royale, came out in 1953. This gag is later repeated in The Man with The Golden Gun (1974). Explanation in comments.
Mildly Interesting Trivia: Donald Trump will be the first U.S. President since the franchise’s inception in 1962 to not have a James Bond film released during his presidency.
The James Bond franchise began in 1962, during the Kennedy administration. Since then, every U.S. President has seen at least one James Bond film released during their presidency, from one film during the two and a half year Ford administration, to four during the eight year Reagan administration. John F. Kennedy - Dr. No, From Russia With Love Lyndon B. Johnson - Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice Richard Nixon - On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die Gerald Ford - The Man With The Golden Gun Jimmy Carter - The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker Ronald Reagan - For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View To A Kill, The Living Daylights George H.W. Bush - Licence To Kill Bill Clinton - GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough George W. Bush - Die Another Day, Casino Royale, Quantum Of Solace Barack Obama - Skyfall, Spectre Donald Trump - Joe Biden - No Time To Die Counting unofficial films, Casino Royale (1954) released during the Eisenhower administration, Casino Royale (1967) released during the Johnson administration, and Never Say Never Again released during the Reagan administration. To be fair, part of this is due to the 007 franchise itself, which took an unusually long time to make a sequel to Spectre; the film could have opened in 2018, the same 3 year gap as the one between Skyfall and Spectre. If No Time To Die was released in its original November 2019 date, or of COVID-19 did not exist and it released in April 2020, Trump would have had a Bond film. On the other hand, if Trump handled COVID-19 better, No Time To Die could have opened in November 2020 (and if, you know, he wasn't a terrible President, he could have won a 2nd term), and he could have had a Bond film as well. Credit to u/JGorgon for pointing this out a month ago.
License to Kill - A somewhat controversial pick, I suppose. I just adore this film for it's fantastic villain, well written plot, violence, great Bond girl and Dalton in his prime. The final tanker chase is one of my favorite Bond action climaxes, but the film has so much more to offer. Especially in the moments between Dalton and Davi.
OHMSS - This could easily be #1. It's a flawless Bond movie to me, and yes that includes Lazenby's performance. It has my favorite Bond girl of all time (RIP Diana Rigg) and the best Blofeld interpretation in my book, along with a very unique sense of scale and cinematography. The soundtrack is always playing in my mind whenever I ski and the scene with Tracy ice skating is one of the most romantic moments in film to me.
Casino Royale - It's all very brilliant, except for a few lines of dialogue that are just too kitschy between Bond and Vesper. Aside from that, fantastic. One of the best openings+gun barrels+title sequences in all of Bond.
Goldeneye - I feel like this one is still super popular, but also has been getting a lot of shit lately. I think it's mostly superb. Yes, Brosnan isn't quite comfortable in the role yet, but he does have some stand out scenes, especially on the physical end. Great ensemble of villains and one of my favorite Bond girls that not nearly enough people talk about.
The Spy Who Loved Me - To me, this is the perfect mix of cheesiness and grit that a James Bond film needs, at least in Moore's era. It has an amazing end battle scene, the sets are breathtaking and Jaws scared the living shit out of me as a kid whenever he bites someone to death. Also, that opening will forever stay in my mind as magical.
From Russia With Love - Super straight forward and strong because of that. It's just a great cold war thriller, which introduced a lot of classic Bond elements for the first time. The fight between Bond and Grant on the train is still one of my favorite hand to hand fight scenes of all time!
Skyfall - Yes, I know it has a giant amount of plot holes and I don't really care. Seeing this as my first Bond film experience in a movie theatre was and forever will be memorable. Again, lots of love for the climax, but in general this film just oozes Bond to me and not because of the well planted references (as opposed to DAD).
The Living Daylights - Talk about oozing Bond. The scene where Saunders dies and Dalton turns into bloodlust Bond for a minute is one of my favorite things in the series. I love the naiv personality of Kara and Necros is one hell of a capable henchman.
For Your Eyes Only - Rewatched this one recently and man, is it good. So fast paced, so action packed and yet very well balanced with the story beats. Melina is undoubtedly one of the best Bond girls to me and Glenn's debut as a director was impressive as all hell.
Dr No - Where it all started. Yes, the other Bond movies in my list that rank lower might have more fun elements, but Dr No has something that beats it all out: Class. It knows exactly what it wants to be and it just is it. From the first time we see Bond, to the murder of Professor Dent, to the dinner with the titular character, it's all so classy, yet still raw. Exactly what Bond is meant to be.
What is your favourite part of each James Bond film? Dr No: The James Bond introduction in the Casino From Russia With Love: Train fight Goldfinger: Golden Jill Masterson Thunderball: "I think he got the point' You Only Live Twice: Quite a few, ranging from Little Nellie, to the Space Capsule scene (thanks to John Barry's score) On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Ski Chase scene Diamonds are Forever: The beginning search for Blofeld Live and Let Die: A few, ranging from Bond Meeting Solitaire, the Crocodile Hopping, The Boat Chase The Man With The Golden Gun: Bond vs Scaramanga ending The Spy Who Loved Me: A few again, Ski scene, Pyramids scene, The Chase scene ending with underwater Lotus Moonraker: The Flight Into Space scene (John Barry's score is fantastic) For Your Eyes Only: The Mountain Climb scene Octopussy: Haven't seen this in a while, but I remember a funny scene where Bond is giving flying lessons to an old lady A View To A Kill: I guess the Eiffel Tower scene The Living Daylights: The Plane Fight Scene Licence To Kill: Bond Water Skiing, Truck End Showdown Goldeneye: The Dam jump, The Sevenaya shootout, Bond vs Trevelyan Tomorrow Never Dies: Motorbike chase The World Is Not Enough: The whole of the intro is fantastic Die Another Day: Bond gets his job back Casino Royale: Black and White Intro, Parkour and Torture scenes A Quantum of Solace: The Opera scene Skyfall: Shanghai sequence Spectre: Intro Tracking Shot
My Ultimate James Bond Franchise Alternate Fantasy Timeline
: Sean Connery 1962 - 1967 1: Dr No (1962) - Terence Young 2: From Russia with love (1963) - Terence Young 3: Goldfinger (1964) - Guy Hamilton 4: Thunderball (1965) - Terence Young 5: You Only Live Twice (1967) - Lewis Gilbert Note: In this timeline Connery has a good relationship with Cubby and Harry which means like Roger Moore in real life he would becomes Friends with The Broccoli and Saltzman family also he becomes friends with Micheal G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli like Roger Moore in Real life also he says James Bond is his Favourite Role and he would sound happy with what he did with Bond, Reasons for leaving is because he wants to do other things so he never gets bored, he would still remain associated with Bond which means he attended the James Bond celebrations in 2002 with Moore, Dalton, Lazenby and Brosnan and he appears in the Everything or Nothing documentary in 2012 not to mention attending a James Bond 50th Anniversary QNA Pannel(Something that never happened in real life) with Roger Moore and Daniel Craig where those three talk about 50 years of Bond also answering questions from fans and he and all the 5 Other Bonds appear together at the 2013 Oscars(Something that didnt happen in real life but should have happened), he would retire from acting in 2003 like in real life but still does loads of interviews from that point forward until his death in 2020. :George Lazenby 1969 - 1971 1: On Her Majesty Secret Service(1969) - Peter R Hunt 2: Diamonds are Forever(1971) - Peter R Hunt( Revenge flim follow up to Majesty with a Serious Tone). 3: Never Say Never Again(1983) - Unoffical Bond flim. Note: Lazenby leaves because of Bad Advice like in Real life and does Never Say Never Again because of his Bad Relationship with Cubby Broccoli. :Roger Moore 1973 - 1985 1; Live and Let Die(1973) - Guy Hamilton 2; The Man With The Golden Gun(1974)- Guy Hamtion 3; The Spy Who Loved Me(1977) - Lewis Gilbert 4: Moonraker( 1979) - Lewis Gilbert 5: For Your Eyes Only(1981) - John Glen 6: Octopussy(1983) - John Glen 7: A View to a Kill(1985) - John Glen :Timothy Dalton(1987 - 1993) 1: The Living Daylights(1987) - John Glen 2: License to Kill(1989) - John Glen 3: The Property of a Lady(1991) - John Glen 4: The HildeBrand Rarity(1993) - John Glen Note: Dalton does his planned Third Bond flim and does a final fourth flim, in this Timeline Connery like in Real life was the only Bond that was not a fan of Dalton while everyone including EON and Moore, Lazenby, Brosnan and Craig all praise Dalton and think he may be the best James Bond since Sean Connery not to mention coming near Connery as well. :Pierce Brosnan(1995 - 2004) 1: Goldeneye(1995) - Martin Campbell 2: Tommorow Never Dies(1997) - Roger Spottiswoode 3: The World is Not Enough(1999) - Micheal Apted 4; Die Another Day(2002) - Lee Tamahori 5: Everything or Nothing(2004) - Sam Mendes( Flim adaptation of the video game but with everything stripped down included and a serious tone) Note: Brosnan does his planned 5th flim so he gets a better send off and this is just me wondering what would happen if Mendes and Brosnan worked together, also in 2002 Connery, Moore, Dalton and Lazenby attend the Die Another Day Primere with Brosnan. :Daniel Craig(2006-2020) 1: Casino Royale(2006) - Martin Campbell 2: Quantum of Solace(2008) - Marc Foster 3: Skyfall(2010) - Sam Mendes( Last flim to be written by Purvis and Wade since they terrible writers and i want them gone.) 4: Devil May Care(2012) = Sam Mendes( Standalone Tradional Missions, Classic Format, Old Formula, Craig Bond flirting with Moneypenny, getting mission from M and getting Gadgets from Q tradional one and done scenes, Standalone adventures that are not personal, Saving the World, Craig Bond moves on to The DB10 as his own car and Tradional one and done Main Bond Girls that Craig Bond will Make out or be in bed with at the end.) Note: In this timeline during 2012 Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Daniel Craig appear together for a James Bond 50th Anniversary QNA Pannel where those three talk about 50 years of Bond while answering questions from fans and also Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan and Craig appear in the Everything or Nothing Documentary then in 2013 all Six Bonds appear together at the Oscars. 5: Risico(2014) - Danny Boyle(Standalone Tradional Missions, Classic Format, Old Formula, Craig Bond flirting with Moneypenny, getting mission from M and getting Gadgets from Q tradional one and done scenes, Standalone adventures that are not personal, Saving the World and Tradional one and done Main Bond girls that Craig Bond will Make out or be in bed with at the end.) 6: 007 in New York(2016) - Cary Fukunaga(Standalone Tradional Missions, Classic Format, Old Formula, Craig Bond flirting with Moneypenny, getting mission from M and getting Gadgets from Q tradional one and done scenes, Standalone adventures that are not personal, Saving the World and Tradional one and done Main Bond girls that Craig Bond will Make out or be in bed with at the end.) 7: Colonel Sun(2018) - Christopher Nolan(Standalone Tradional Missions, Classic Format, Old Formula, Craig Bond flirting with Moneypenny, getting mission from M and getting Gadgets from Q tradional one and done scenes, Standalone adventures that are not personal, Saving the World and Tradional one and done Main Bond girls that Craig Bond will Make out or be in bed with at the end.) 8: No Time to Die(2020) - Christopher Nolan(Standalone Tradional Missions, Classic Format, Old Formula, Craig Bond flirting with Moneypenny, getting mission from M and getting Gadgets from Q tradional one and done scenes, Standalone adventures that are not personal, Saving the World and Tradional one and done Main Bond girls that Craig Bond will Make out or be in bed with at the end.) Note: In This Timeline The Covid-19 Pandemic never happens and also No Me Too era Nonsense is included in No Time To Die. :Tom Hardy(2022 - 2025) 1: Spectre(2022) - Christopher Nolan( Hardy Bond deals with one Single Member of Spectre.) 2: Warhead(2024) - Christopher Nolan( Hardy Bond deals with Muitple Members of Spectre with Blofled in The Shadows) 3: Shatterhand(2025)- Christopher Nolan( Hardy Bond finally Confronts Blofled without any Stepbrother Nonsense and kills him.) Note: In this Timeline Spectre is used for a New Bond where a Spectre Trilogy is Directed by Nolan himself. Henry Cavil( 2027 - 2036) 1: Bond 35(2027) 2: Bond 36(2029) 3: Bond 37(2030) 4: Bond 38(2032) 5: Bond 39(2034) 6: Bond 40(2036) ; 40 Flims in 74 years. What do you guys think of this Timeline.
Hello, I recently watched the entire James Bond film series for the first time. I am by no means an expert in the Bond franchise, but I noticed how many of the film titles followed certain themes, and I realized that they could almost all be categorized into three categories. The Punchy Title - The punchy title is often a one or two word title that doesn't really mean anything if you haven't seen the film. It usually sounds cool and dangerous, and often refers to the villain or Macguffin of the film. It includes:
The Dead or Alive Title - The Dead or Alive title is all about reminding you that the stakes couldn't be any higher. There's no margin of error. You mess up, and you're dead. These titles all mention dying, or death, or killing, or life. It includes:
Tomorrow Never Dies
The Living Daylights
You Only Live Twice
License to Kill
Live and Let Die
A View to a Kill
Die Another Day
No Time to Die
The Man with the Golden Gun
The Long Romantic Title - The Long Romantic Title is mostly just the movies that didn't fit in the other two categories, but they all seem to follow a similar pattern. They tend to be longer titles that refer to love or are meant to be sexy. They might also refer to bigger concepts like ambition or service to one's country. They're romantic titles not meant to evoke the feelings of danger or excitement, but rather the more tender side of the Bond series. This includes:
The Spy Who Loved Me
From Russia With Love
For Your Eyes Only
The World is Not Enough
Diamonds are Forever
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Quantum of Solace
So, what do you think of these categories? Would you categorize them differently? Which category of titles do you prefer? Do you think I got any of them wrong? The one's I had the most difficulty with were Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and The Man with the Golden Gun.
With the year coming to a close, & not really that many more movies to be hyped for or be on the look out for, except for maybe a few smaller budget films, as well as both Soul and Wonder Woman 1984 (if you were lucky to not have to wait till Christmas for WW84 to come out, then please reframe from spoilers), I think it's about time I get into my top 10 most Anticipated movies of 2021, now before I begin I should mention I have no idea if any of these will come out as they are originally intended, so if any plans get changed and this ends up becoming outdated....well life sucks first of all and secondly this is probably an older post. Secondly I do not know about any smaller budget indie films or independent movies coming out, so if you ask why a certain Indie film is not on my list then I probably don't know that they even exist. Finally this list is strictly my own personal opinion, so if my list isn't in an order you like, or if there is a certain film that should be in my list that isn't...well then that's probably why. Also I'd be interested to read your list. Anyways, with that out of the way, let's begin:
A tie between Dune and The Matrix 4 - Yep, out of all the films coming out in 2021, there are no two other films I am excited to see more then the Matrix 4 and Dune (which is why they are both tied as my number 1) I'll start with the Matrix 4. I absolutely loved the first film, I thought the second movie was an alright Guilty Pleasure that had it's moments to shine, & the third one...well....the less said about the third one, the better. But I have faith that the Wachowskis can learn from there mistakes and make an incredibly awesome proper finale to the series, if this is what it will be, & I believe it will be an excellent movie. With Keanu Reeves and Trinity herself apparently returning, & Hugo Weaving's Daughter (who I loved in Bill & Ted 3) being in the movie as well. On top of that from the looks of things, it may be returning to what made the first Matrix movie great. So yeah, pretty hyped. As for Dune, I'll admit I've never actually read the original book, nor have I ever watched the last attempt at trying to make Dune into a movie, but from the trailer alone, it looks pretty solid. Denis Villeneuve's direction looks absolutely breath taking, & the worlds and universe seen in the trailer looks very incredible as well. Not to mention very unique. It actually looks more like something out of Lord of the Rings or Game of Thrones then it does something like Star Trek or Star Wars. Not to mention the film looks to have a stellar cast. Either way I am pretty hyped for this movie, after Blade Runner 2049, I have faith that Villeneuve will make an excellent Sci-Fi film.
Last Night In Soho - I'm not even a fan of horror movies, & yet I am still hyped for this movie. Why? Because Edger Wright is directing it. That should probably tell you how much I love Edger Wright as a director. I absolutely loved the Cornetto Trilogy (especially Hot Fuzz, which is probably one of my favorite comedies of all time) and Baby Driver, & I think this film looks incredible. Not to much it has a stellar cast, and the premise sounds very interesting and could make for an amazing psychological horror film on the same level as something like Get Out or Midsommar (yes I know I said I didn't like horror movies but...well...let's just say my GF doesn't think the same as me). On top of that it's a unique mash up, Edger Wright directing a psychological horror movie, how awesome is that.
The Unbearable Weight of Massive Talent - Nicolas Cage producing and starring in a movie about himself re-visiting his most iconic characters, do I even need to explain any further.
MCU Spider-Man 3 - Like I said, this list is my own opinion, & in my opinion out of all the MCU movies and TV shows coming out in Phase 4, Spider-Man 3 is the second most anticipated out of all of them (I say second because...Well...you know...MARVEL's What if...?), & I think there's is a lot too look forward too, on the one hand it will continue from that awesome set up from FFH, with Spider-Man/Peter Parker now on the run after Mysterio framed him for what happened in London, & having to clear his name because of this, a concept I think would interesting exploring, especially since this means we can have villains like Kraven and Scorpion in the film, maybe Mysterio will even make a grand return, but on the other hand it also looks to be a Multiverse story featuring Tobey Maguire and Andrew Garfield's Spider-Man as well as Alfred Molina's Doc Ock, Jaime Foxx's Electro, and possibly even the OG MJ and Emma Stone's Gwen Stacy...Which is were my worries start to kick in, if you asked me how hyped I was for Spidey 3 before this Spider-verse news came out, it would probably be number 2 or tied with both Matrix 4 and Dune as my number 1 somehow, but now that has changed, & don't get me wrong. Seeing Maguire and Garfield as there respective versions of the Web head is freaking awesome & it'll be cool seeing Molina return to one of his more iconic performances and Foxx being given a second chance at playing Electro after having to play discount Doctor Manhatten/One Man Blue Man Group in that Abomination from 2014, but I do hope they focus more on the On the Run stuff and less on the Multiverse stuff, or at least find a way to blend them together in a way that feels organic, because I feel it's too early to do the Multiverse stuff and I kindof wanted to see a more grounded (no pun intended) Spidey on the Run story to be honest. But even with that being said, like I said, yeah, seeing Maguire and Garfield back as there respective Spider-men will still be pretty sweet, & I think if done right this film could find a way to organically combine the Multiverse story and Spidey on the Run story extremely well. That & I am just so hyped for MCU Spider-Man after Far From Home, I wasn't the biggest fan of Homecoming, but I absolutely loved FFH, & I am hyped for whatever MCU Spidey throws my way.
Ridley Scott's The Last Duel - Not much on this one, but judging by the plot dealing with the last Duel to ever be recorded in France's history, & having a pretty decent cast and Legendary director Ridley Scott (and Directing something that ISN'T Alien related, thank god. I know it's his baby but Covenant was not the best movie ever made) I think this one is something worth having in the top five. Because, yeah, it does sound pretty interesting.
Elvis - Not much to say here, just a big Elvis buff & I really want to see this Biopic, as I always wanted to see a Biopic about the king on the big screen. Especially when Tom Hanks is involved.
A tie between The King's Man & The Suicide Squad - yep a tie, I'm sorry but that's just simply how I role. Let's start with James Gunn's the Suicide Squad, Unlike the last Suicide Squad film, this one is going to be directed by James Gunn, the same guy who directed Marvel's Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 1 & 2, as well as 2011 Super. & from how the film looks not only does it look incredibly fun and over the top (right down to some of the costumes looking like they came straight out of the comics) but also it simply just looks incredible. I have huge faith in James Gunn, especially after the Guardians movies, & the simple fact he's willing to embrace the comic books and there obscurities. Now for The King's Man, this film just looks crazy and Insane, I am an absolute huge fan of the first Kingsman movie, the second movie was.....a movie to say the least, but this one looks like it'll be a fun ride. Especially with it being a prequel instead of an actual third movie, though I hope we get a third movie at some point.
Raya and the Last Dragon - Not much to say here, the Animation looks incredible, the story sounds intriguing, and overall I think it could make for yet another great entry from Disney. Also it's a relieve to see something original after the wave of Live action remakes we have been getting.
Godzilla vs Kong - Another personal pick, but for this one, it's just simply the final showdown we have all been waiting for, I have been a huge fan of Monsterverse so far, & I think it'll be amazing to see these two icons get the rematch they both rightfully deserve. Now hopefully Legendary and WB can work something out so not only can it actually be released, but also so it doesn't have to be delayed again.
No Time to Die - I really loved two of the Daniel Craig Bond films (Casino Royale and Skyfall) the other two not so much (Quantum of Solace and Spectre) but hopefully this will lean on the good, if not great side, especially since the film looks fantastic so far.
So, I kind of like Die Another Day. It’s ridiculous and over the top, sure. So over the top that it left them nowhere to go, hence the reboot. But, it’s also fun and action packed. But what I really like about it is that it is a love letter to the Bond series. On watching it tonight, I made notes of all the references and easter eggs I could find, and I would love to hear other people’s opinions on them, and if I missed any. I haven’t read the books in many years, so I bet I did
Bond is captured and released, in disgrace. This mirror the end of the book “You Only Live Twice” and the opening of the book “The Man With The Golden Gun,” right down to the partition between M and Bond. (In the books, the KGB brainwashed him to kill M, and M drops the partition to deflect the attack)
Sex scene filmed behind a two way mirror in the hotel - this is directly iut of the film (and book?) From Russia With Love
Trip to Cuba- inthe book The Man With The Golden Gun, where Bind is sent to take out an assassin in Cuba.
In Cuba, Bond picks up a copy of a book about birds of the West Indies and tells Jinx he is an ornithologist. Ian Fleming took the name “James Bond” from the author of a book about West Indies birds.
Halle Berry emerging from the in water in Cuba mirrors Ursula Andress in film Dr. No.
Questionable -rotating mirrors at DNA lab are reminiscent of Scaramanga’s funhouse in the film TMWTGG.
Gustav Graves mirrors the character of Drax from the book Moonraker. Both are adopted Englishmen who secretly bad guys
The fencing wager for the diamond matches the wager for the bar of gold in the gold game in the film Goldfinger
Questionable- the sword fight in a fancy club may be a reference to the museum sword fight in the movie Moonraker
We see Bonds office for only the second time ever- last seen in the film On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Q’s lab: we see Rosa Kleb’s shoe (From Russia With Love), the jet pack from Thunderball, the plane Roger Moore used in one of his intros, and the alligator from Octopussy. And Q gives him his “20th watch” and says “I never joke about my work” (Goldfinger).
Gustav’s ice palace- exterior approach looks like Stromburg’s Atlantis from the Spy Who Loved Me
Miranda frost- maybe inspired by Vesper Lynd from book Casino Royale?
Project Icarus is like the satellite in film Diamonds Are Forever
Jinx on the table being threatened with lasers is like Goldfinger’s laser (“No Mr Bond, I expect you to die!”)
Bond uses the Thundeball underwater breather to sneak into Graves’s lair in Iceland
The room where Bomd confronts Graves in Iceland (with the oval glass floor) is classic Ken Adam set design
Villain has a private plane and bad guys get sucked out of the window - Goldfinger
Climax on plane, and fighring over diamonds is like the Living Daylights.
Tldr: my wife saw almost 500 new movies this year. Hello movies, it’s been a crazy year hasn’t it... Theaters are closed, production has (for the most part) ground to a halt and what was scheduled for release has moved to a streaming service or was delayed to next year or both. With the initial quarantine back in March starting I decided to take this unprecedented opportunity to give my wife the catch-up she desperately needed since she didn’t watch very many movies growing up. A little backstory, she grew up in a home where many movies were forbidden for religious reasons and as a result just never became a cinephile. She saw many Disney movies and a few random others but missed a vast majority of cinemas best (and worst). On the flip side I grew up near a regular theater and a dollar theater and saw a ton of films as a kid and teen, I’d regularly go on weekends or skip school for a triple feature or catch the last showing of something every night of the week. We’ve been together for almost 11 years now and she would go see anything and everything with me. All the Marvel movies, action comedies, sci fi, animation, whatever... but her movie knowledge is fairly contained within the last decade. So when I got laid off and she began working from home we decided to see how many new movies we could see during this Covid mess. We defined “New” as anything we had both never seen or anything she had never seen and I hadn’t seen in 10+ years since we met. Since mid March we have managed to watch 500 movies and in the process learn a few things about her individual tastes and the kinds of movies we enjoy watching as a couple the most. I’m going to drop a list of everything we saw, after the list I’ll highlight a few hidden gems we both loved... Dr No. - From Russia With Love - Thunderball - You Only Live Twice - Goldfinger - On Her Majesty’s Secret Service - Diamonds Are Forever Never Say Never Again - Live and Let Die - The Man With the Golden Gun - For Your Eyes Only - The Spy Who Loved Me - Moonraker - Octopussy - A View to a Kill - The living Daylights - License to Kill - Goldeneye - Tomorrow Never Dies - The World Is Not Enough - Die Another Day - Casino Royale - Quantum of Solace - Skyfall - Spectre - Enter the Dragon - Way of the Dragon - The Big Boss - Fist of Fury - Game of Death - Bruce Lee: The Man, The Myth - Bruce Lee: The Legend - The Birds - Dora and the Lost City of Gold - The Brady Bunch Movie - A Very Brady Sequel - Planes, Trains, and Automobiles - Kingpin - Leave It To Beaver - Speed - Cuban Fury - Adventures of Robin Hood (1938) - Weird Science - Keeping Up With the Joneses - Blades of Glory - Zoolander - Semi-Pro - So I Married An Axe Murderer - Disaster Movie - Oceans 11 - Dude, Where’s My Car? - Undercover Brother - Superstar - Zombieland - Men In Black: International - Snatch - Earth Girls Are Easy - Mystery Team - Once Upon A Time In Hollywood - Rush Hour - Miss Congeniality - Pitch Perfect 3 - There’s Something About Mary - Gone in 60 Seconds - Young Frankenstein - 300 - Scouts Guide to the Zombie Apocalypse - Wayne’s World - Wayne’s World 2 - Rocketman - Beverly Hills Ninja - Murder on the Orient Express - Friday - 9 to 5 - Drunken Master - The Naked Gun - Baywatch - Forbidden Planet - Baseketball - Hot Shots - Hot Shots: Part Deux - Anchors Aweigh - Mamma Mia - Tommy Boy - Clue - Dumb and Dumber - Monty Python’s Meaning of Life - Monty Python’s Life of Brian - Rango - Sausage Party - Broken Lizard’s Club Dredd - Flintstones - A Knights Tale - Stuck on You - Coneheads - Land of the Lost - Police Academy - Police Academy 2: The First Mission - A Night At the Roxbury - Holmes and Watson - Anchorman - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues - Talladega Nights: Ballad of Ricky Bobby - Osmosis Jones - Venom - Sherlock Gnomes - Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery - Austin Powers 2: The Spy Who Shagged Me - Austin Powers 3: Goldmember - Mystery Men - Star Wars Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker - Escape From New York - Escape From LA - Napoleon Dynamite - Total Recall - Major Payne - Mars Attacks - Shaolin Soccer - Let’s Be Cops - The Great Outdoors - Smokey and the Bandit - Smokey and the Bandit - Kicking and Screaming - Kiss Me Kate - The Spy Who Dumped Me - The House - The Wiz - Shaolin vs Lama - Close Encounters of the Third Kind - Kung Fu Gold - Smokey and the Bandit Part 3 - Saturday Night Fever - 48 Hrs - Another 48 Hrs - Enter the Invincible Hero - Ip Man - Shaolin Drunk Fighter - The Great Wall - Smokin’ Aces - Down Periscope - The Naked Gun 2 1/2: The Smell of Fear - Hero - The Towering Inferno - The Sitter - Isn’t It Romantic - Jackie Chan’s First Strike - The Dead Don’t Die - Shallow Hal - Kiss of the Dragon - Rapid Fire - The Invincible Armour - Innerspace - Date Movie - The Lost World (1960) - It Came From Outer Space (1953) - The Body Snatcher (1954) - Time Bandits - Bad Times at the El Royale - The Shadow - A Fantastic Fear of Everything - The Ladykillers - Flash Gordon - Naked Gun 33 1/3: The Final Insult - Robin Hood (2018) - Enemy of the State - Kill Bill Vol 1 - Kill Bill Vol 2 - Some Like It Hot - She’s Working Her Way Through College - Stir Crazy - Zombieland: Double Tap - Mystery House - Jet Li’s Fearless - Desperado - Ed TV - Ready Player One - Shaolin Kung Fu Mystagogue - Back to the Future - Back to the Future II - Back to the Future III - Tango & Cash - The Burbs - Sherlock Holmes: Terror by Night - Casablanca - Circle of Iron - Beavis and Butt-Head Do America - Missing in Action - Missing in Action 2: The Beginning - National Treasure - Shaolin Fighters Vs Ninja - Fast Times at Ridgemont High - The Running Man - Little Cigars - Legion of Iron - Green Dragon Inn - The Warriors - High Anxiety - Joe Versus the Volcano - Chinese Hercules - Predator - Predator 2 - Coming To America - Legend - Five Kung Fu Daredevil Heroes - Pretty In Pink - Timecop - The Castle of Fu Manchu - Gator - The Mystery of Mr Wong - Robocop - Double Teamed - The Forbidden Kingdom - Sharknado - Sharknado 2: The Second One - Sharknado 3: Oh Hell No! - Meatballs - Young Guns - The Addams Family (2019) - I Come In Peace - Masters of the Universe - Conan the Barbarian - Demolition Man - Sudden Death - The Heat - I’m Gonna Git You Sucka - Mortal Kombat - Unleashed - Curse of the Swamp Creature - The Cabinet of Dr Caligari - Messages from Space - John Carpenter’s The Thing - Stroker Ace - Dragnet - Of Cooks and Kung Fu - To Be Or Not To Be - Silver Streak - The Hustle - Sixteen Candles - Young Tiger - The Spy Next Door - Half Baked - Funny Girl - Phase IV - Point Break - Tank Girl - Universal Soldier - Conan the Destroyer - Lethal Weapon - Gojira - The Deadly Silver Spear - Car Wash - Hard Target - Big Trouble in Little China - Blade - Looper - Five Fingers of Steel - Clash of the Titans (1981) - Blade II: Bloodhunt - Showdown in Little Tokyo - Journey to the West: Conquering the Demons - Enter the Fat Dragon - UHF - The Falcon in Danger - Roadhouse - The Falcon Strikes Back - The Falcon and the Co-Eds - The Falcon Out West - Jumanji: The Next Level - Cyborg - Masterminds -?The Falcon in Mexico - The Falcon in Hollywood - The Falcon in San Francisco - Blade: Trinity - The Falcon’s Alibi - The Falcon’s Adventure - Dick Tracy, Detective - The Ape - Big - What We Do In The Shadows - The Departed - Gemini Man - Crippled Avengers - Camp Takota - Dick Tracy vs Cueball - Brightburn - Kickboxer - The Five Venoms - The Weird Man - Hellbound - Assassins Creed - The Flag of Iron - Trolls: World Tour - Masked Avengers - Dick Tracy’s Dilemma - Dick Tracy Meets Gruesome - Upgrade - The Cabin in the Woods - True Lies - The Maltese Falcon - Last Action Hero - Espionage in Tangiers - The Man From U.N.C.L.E - Saving Silverman - Dead End - Breakfast at Tiffany’s - Showtime - The Dark Tower - Tomb Raider - Five Elements Ninjas - Cherry 2000 - Johnny Cool - Freaks - Phantom Raiders - Wonder Park - Running Scared - The Bad News Bears - Cat People - The Happytime Murders - Double Impact - Murder, My Sweet - Tammy and the T-Rex - The House With a Clock in Its Walls - War - Street Fighter - Ex Machina - Attack The Block - The Avenging Eagle - Jexi - Ghost - Bad Girls From Mars - Cook Off! - Alita: Battle Angel - The Blob - Invasion U.S.A. - Journey Into Fear - Sharknado: The Fourth Awakens - Barb Wire - Cloverfield - Searching - Death Warrant - Invasion of the Body Snatchers (‘78) - Critical Condition - Stan & Ollie - Mystery in Mexico - Slaughterhouse Rulez - The Adventures of Prince Achmed - The Crawling Eye - Beyond a Reasonable Doubt - Chinatown - The Fly - Stagecoach - The Replacement Killers - Ishtar - The Jesus Rolls - The Getaway - Sky Murder - Action Jackson - Snake Eyes - Sharknado 5: Global Swarming - The Last Sharknado: It’s About Time - G.I. Joe: The Movie - Bad Boys - Bad Boys II - Bad Boys For Life - Movie Struck - Bohemian Rhapsody - Spies in Disguise - Blacula - Zis Boom Bah - Rock ‘n’ Roll High School - Hong Kong Confidential - Judge Dredd - Dick Tracy (1990) - The Cool and The Crazy - Die Hard - Queen of Outer Space - In Bruges - Armored Car Robbery - Fargo - Not So Dumb - Old Dracula - Creature From the Black Lagoon - The Invisible Man - The Green Slime - Don’t Breathe - Tenet - Vampyr - The Haunting - Scream Blacula Scream - The Monster Squad - The Cat and the Canary - Halloweentown - Halloweentown II: Kalabar’s Revenge - Scoob - The Mummy (1959) - A Quiet Place - The Haunted Mansion - Halloweentown High - Mom’s Got A Date With A Vampire - Plan 9 From Outer Space - Trick ‘r’ Treat - Lemora: The Lady Dracula - Under Wraps - The Little Shop of Horrors (1960) - The Mad Monster (1942) - Carnival of Souls - Happy Death Day - The Craft - Scream - Rear Window - Yongary, Monster From the Deep - Snakes On A Plane - Cosmic Monsters - The Comedy of Terrors - Killers From Space - Friday the 13th - House on Haunted Hill - The Adventures of Buckaroo Banzai Across the Eighth Dimension - Roald Dahl’s The Witches - The Lost Boys - Attack of the Puppet People - Ready or Not - Return to Halloweentown - Mr. Boogedy - Early Man - Howard the Duck - Dr Goldfoot and the Bikini Machine - Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot - Good Boys - Sky High - We Bare Bears the Movie - Raising Arizona - Book Club - Ferdinand - Police Story - The Wolf of Wall Street - Casino Royale (‘67) - CB4 - Xanadu - Johnny Mnemonic - Slumber Party Massacre - Regular Show: The Movie - Our Man Flint - Psycho - Saturday the 14th - Journey to the Center of Time - Playing With Fire - Stuber - In Like Flint - Bill & Ted Face the Music - The Birdcage - The Big Sleep - Sonic the Hedgehog - Life Stinks - Dr Goldfoot and the Girl Bombs - Happy Death Day 2 U - Freejack - The Brain that Wouldn’t Die - Collision Course - Almost Heroes - The Trouble With Spies - North By Northwest - Birds of Prey: And the Fantabulous Emancipation of One Harley Quinn - The Man Who Knew Too Much - Jingle All the Way - Mexican Spitfire - The 6th Day - Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang - Deck the Halls - Santa Claus is Comin’ to Town - The Leprechauns’ Christmas Gold - The Iron Giant - Elf - It Happened on 5th Avenue - Jack Frost - The First Christmas: The Story of the First Christmas Snow - The Year Without a Santa Claus - Pinocchio’s Christmas - Grandma Got Run Over By A Reindeer - The Shop Around The Corner - Snow Day - Frozen 2 - Scrooged - The Polar Express - Rudolph and Frosty’s Christmas in July - Rise of the Guardians - Trapped in Paradise - Elf: Buddy’s Musical Christmas - Jack Frost (‘98) - Christmas with the Kranks - Nestor, The Long Eared Christmas Donkey - Dr. Seuss’ The Grinch - Santa Claus Conquers the Martians - Wonder Woman 1984 - The Wizard - Small Foot - Mom and Dad Save the World I’ve noticed that my wife seems to prefer old movies to new ones (overall). Some Like It Hot became an instant favorite for her... She also loved seeing things like Freaks or the Hitchcock films that get referenced a lot. She’s like Captain America pointing out all the references she gets now. We also found out she loves James Bond (mostly older ones), she doesn’t hate Will Farrell as much as she thought (or at all really), she loves bad/old/obscure movies, scary movies aren’t as scary as she thought they’d be, and that she’s basically Jennifer Anniston’s character from Office Space with her crazy love for old Kung Fu. As far as random recommendations my wife wanted to shout out all the Falcon films, Our Man Flint and In Like Flint, and Tammy & The T-Rex. I wanted to shout out The Forbidden Kingdom, Dr Goldfoot and The Bikini Girls & Dr Goldfoot and The Girl Bombs, and Old Dracula. If anybody wants to just talk movies I always welcome I can’t wait to expand her movie history in this coming year, there’s always plenty of bad obscure movies but now that she is into it it’s time to bring out the heavy hitters. Godfather, Jaws, Alien, Citizen Cane, Clockwork Orange, 2001 A Space Odyssey and more are still in the pipeline... If you’re still with me here I want to sincerely thank you for reading about our journey this year. I love you movies, and I hope y’all have a wonderfully cinematic 2021.
James Bond vs Jason Bourne: The Superior Franchise
Months ago some of you guys requested that I evaluate Jason Bourne and James Bond, but not in the typical "who would win in a fight" method. Rather, who has the better franchise? To make it even, I considered only the Daniel Craig Bond films, which makes it 4 movies vs 4 movies (excluding the Jeremy Renner Bourne movie). So the films: Bond: Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall, Spectre Bourne: The Bourne Identity, The Bourne Supremacy, The Bourne Ultimatum, Jason Bourne In order to approach this comparison, I identified several categories. I believe that these films all did the following categories well. They are also central elements to each film. After much deliberation I determined: Spycraft Protagonist Combat (including guns/vehicles/hand to hand) Stunts Themes Antagonists Supporting Characters Overall, this is pretty close. I made my case in detail here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3C1Dwun6MI4 I understand the video is long, but it's the only way to compare 8 movies adequately. If you don't have the time, the bottom line is that the Bourne movies are more formulaic than I thought. Interestingly, the Daniel Craig Bond movies are less formulaic. Bond is more "spectacular" in regard to antagonists, stunts, and combat. Bourne is more realistic. The true quality differences emerge in the depth of protagonist and supporting characters. So...... what do you think?
Note: I'm going with whatever is playing in the title sequence. This means that I'm going with instrumental pieces over "The Look of Love" and "We Have All the Time in the World", and using the instrumental version of "From Russia With Love". 27: Die Another Day (Die Another Day): OH GOD GET THE ELECTRONIC BURNING OFF ME! This is possibly the worst song I’ve ever heard. Staticky, stuttering, and has the incomprehensible lyric “Sigmund Freud - analyze this, analyze this, analyze this”. Yes, Sigmund. Please do. I surely can’t. 26: Another Way to Die (Quantum of Solace): Ghastly lyrics, barked-out singing, a choppy melody…a terrible song for a terrible movie. 25: Never Say Never Again (Never Say Never Again): You have not lived until you have heard Lani Hall incoherently whisper “Never, never say never again, never, never say never again”. 24: License to Kill (License to Kill): I feel like “Got a license to kill” was said fifty times in five minutes. This might be slightly higher if it weren’t so long. 23: A View to Kill (A View to Kill): This hurts my ears. 22: The Living Daylights (The Living Daylights): This also hurts my ears, although maybe a tad less. 21: The Man With the Golden Gun (The Man With the Golden Gun): There’s at least some real energy here, but those lyrics are asine—“"His eye may be on you or me / Whom will he bang? / We shall see”. As the poisonous cherry on top, Lulu’s singing is absurdly over-articulated. 20: For Your Eyes Only (For Your Eyes Only): Slow, bland, and ponderous—but at least it’s never unendurable. 19: Tomorrow Never Dies (Tomorrow Never Dies): Outside of the decent chorus, this is the most forgettable song in the series, and it drones on for five minutes. 18: Writing’s on the Wall (Spectre): I want to like this one. The lyrics are good, the melody is outstanding, and Sam Smith’s godawful squeaky falsetto singing kills it all. 17: Moonraker (Moonraker): Too slow and subdued to distract from the ridicous lyrics (“"Just like the moooon / ray kergoes / in search of his dream of gold”). Still, it’s hardly unendurable like some other songs we’ve covered. 16: All Time High (Octopussy): Just passable—often energetic, mostly boring, always profoundly average. 15: From Russia With Love (From Russia With Love): The new theme is pretty sleepy, but the snippets of the Bond theme at the start and end more than make up for it. 14: Casino Royale (Casino Royale-1967): A fun, jazzy instrumental, but nothing more than that. 13: You Know My Name (Casino Royale 2006): Nicely energetic with clever lyrics, but somehow I don’t love it. Maybe it’s the shrill singing. 12: You Only Live Twice (You Only Live Twice): I probably like this slow ballad (not a Bond trademark) more than I should, but the lyrics and singing appeal to me. 11: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service): A nice, propulsive instrumental (the last one in the series). 10: No Time to Die (No Time to Die): I get why people don’t like this, but I find the moody slowness interesting and even a little haunting. 9: Goldfinger (Goldfinger): Go ahead. I can take it. It’s good, but it’s not that good. 8: The World is Not Enough (The World is Not Enough): Very possibly the best lyrics of the franchise (I especially like “The world is not enough / But it's such a perfect place to start, my love”), and a strong performance from Garbage (not an intuitive choice for a Bond theme, but a good one). Not quite in the upper echelon, but close. 7: James Bond Theme (Dr. No): I mean, it’s the fucking James Bond theme. What more do I have to say? 6: Nobody Does it Better (The Spy Who Loved Me): The simple, low-key style doesn’t sound like a natural fit for Bond, but the song is so good I don’t care. One of the most fun themes to listen to. 5: Goldeneye (Goldeneye): Strange lyrics, but one of the best voice performances in the series—slinky, smokey, and with something of a cruel edge as well. The melody is also outstanding. 4: Diamonds Are Forever (Diamonds Are Forever): I love this song. Great romantic melody, glamorous singing, and lyrics about…wanting to fuck diamonds? I don’t know why, but it works incredibly well. 3: Thunderball (Thunderball): Tom Jones gives the best vocal performance in the entire series, completely making up for lyrics like “He strikes…like Thunderball!” 2: Live and Let Die (Live and Let Die): Disclaimer: I like or love basically everyone of Paul McCartney’s albums, and I know that’s a minority opinion. But this is one of his very best, three minutes of pure musical delight peaking in the exhilarating “give the other fella hell…” bit that always makes me stand up in my seat. The lyrics are beside the point. 1: Skyfall (Skyfall): A masterpiece. Dramatic lyrics, incredibly intense melody, and Adele singing the hell out of it. Not just the best Bond theme, probably in my Top 10 songs of all time as.
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James Bond: Skyfall was hot garbage. James Bond: Spectre was great.
I've never seen a James Bond film I didn't enjoy, until Skyfall. The poorly manufactured "Bond is downtrodden and suddenly can't aim his gun" storyline was done with all the subtly of a semi-truck. It never felt believable, smooth, or even "real." Not to mention that they might as well have named the film Home Alone 4: James Bond Edition. Spectre, however, seems to be the one that is spoken of negatively while to me, it is a high-powered and legitimate Bond film. It isn't as amazing as Casino Royale, but certainly better than Quantum of Solace. Christoph Waltz was perfect casting, this film shows you Bond's big-daddy nemesis and Waltz brought it to life. Spectre is much more what Bond films, and James Bond as a character, are about. And it's a fantastic ride from beginning to end. TL:DR Spectre rules, Skyfall droolz.
This year, I finished a 2-year Something Awful forum thread in which I read and analyzed every James Bond book by Ian Fleming (and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang). I had only briefly attempted to read them back in middle school and ignored them for the most part, only to pick up Casino Royale on a whim and find myself enraptured by Fleming's writing. As I dove deeper into the books, I realized they were much denser than I had expected (having seen so many dismiss them as cheap pulp by a racist woman-beater). I decided to read along with other people and try to identify everything in the books, from the food and drink to the political and cultural climate of the time. Knowing how badly The Spy Who Loved Me got reviewed, I was shocked to find that not only did I quite enjoy it, but the entire thread did as well. Everybody came out finding Vivienne Michel to be one of the strongest Bond Girls (a high bar to clear, as Fleming by that point was almost exclusively writing such female leads) and loving the climax at the burning motel. Reading other reviews, though, I found that even many contemporary readers hate this book. Viv is denounced as a generic fainting girl who goes weak at the knees as soon as Bond shows up to punch her assailants. The "kitchen sink realism" first third of the book is likewise decried as dull and pointless. So why do I think this book needs to be revitalized? Far from pointless, the first part of the book does a ton of legwork in establishing Vivienne Michel as a rounded character with a meaningful past. She's a person who's gone through a lot of travels and traumatic experiences (abortion in the 50s and early 60s was not a pleasant or reputation-improving time). Knowing exactly why she's here and what she went through is the only reason we know why Bond's single night of passion with her is anything more than a casual fuck. But a greater part of my love for the book is that Viv is a legitimately strong character, and the people who have said otherwise were clearly skimming. When Slugsy and Horror first show up, she briefly manages to escape and even comes within an inch of killing one of them with an ice pick herself. The only reason she needs Bond's help at all is because she's not a trained or strong fighter. Far from collapsing at Bond's feet, she arranges to privately tell him everything going on with the gangsters so he can engineer a plan out. During the final confrontation, she reaches into a burning building without a second thought for a first aid kit and willingly takes up Bond's spare gun to fire at the gangsters. There's also something about Fleming's writing that shows a deep understanding of womanhood beyond what anyone would expect from a wealthy British man born in 1908. Multiple female (and trans men) readers in the thread said that the beginning of the book had an uncanny understanding of what it's like to grow up as a woman in general, with specific accuracy toward that time period. The book is unusually feminist for one written in 1961 by a man like Fleming; Viv is never castigated for having casual sex or multiple failed relationships, and Bond even all but says in the end that there's no such thing as being a "slut" for enjoying sex. When she's pushed into an abortion due to an accidental pregnancy, it's not shown as reducing her value or "damaging" her in any way. She's the victim of bad men through no fault of her own. I think that The Spy Who Loved Me needs to be re-read by the Bond-loving public. It may not make the character of James Bond look awesome (something else my reading discovered is that Bond is written as kind of a dumbass), but that's kind of the point. It's a story about a young girl trying to find her place in the world and deal with getting a few bad hands in life. And it proves just how much Ian Fleming understood about the humanity of the gender he's often (wrongly) accused of abusing.
Age differences between the James Bond actors and the main Bond Girls
Dr. No (1962) - Sean Connery (32) and Ursula Andress (26): 6 years
From Russia With Love (1963) - Sean Connery (33) and Daniela Bianchi (21): 12 years
Goldfinger (1964) - Sean Connery (34) and Honor Blackman (39) - 5 years
Thunderball (1965) - Sean Connery (35) and Claudine Auger (24) - 11 years
You Only Live Twice (1967) - Sean Connery (37) and Mie Hama (24) - 13 years
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) - George Lazenby (30) and Diana Rigg (31) - 1 year
Diamonds are Forever (1971) - Sean Connery (41) and Jill St. John (31) - 10 years
Live and Let Die (1973) - Roger Moore (46) and Jane Seymour (22) - 24 years
The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) - Roger Moore (47) and Britt Ekland (32) - 15 years
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Roger Moore (50) and Barbara Bach (30) - 20 years
Moonraker (1977) - Roger Moore (52) and Lois Chiles (32) - 20 years
For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Roger Moore (54) and Carole Bouquet (24) - 30 years
Octopussy (1983) - Roger Moore (56) and Maud Adams (38) - 18 years
A View to a Kill (1985) - Roger Moore (58) and Tanya Roberts (30) - 28 years
The Living Daylights (1987) - Timothy Dalton (41) and Maryam d'Abo (27) - 14 years
Licence to Kill (1989) - Timothy Dalton (42) and Carey Lowell (28) - 14 years
GoldenEye (1995) - Pierce Brosnan (42) and Izabella Scorupco (25) - 17 years
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - Pierce Brosnan (44) and Michelle Yeoh (35) - 9 years
The World is Not Enough (1999) - Pierce Brosnan (46) and Denise Richards (28) - 18 years
Die Another Day (2002) - Pierce Brosnan (49) and Halle Berry (36) - 13 years
Casino Royale (2006) - Daniel Craig (38) and Eva Green (26 years) - 12 years
Quantum of Solace (2008) - Daniel Craig (40) and Olga Kurylenko (29) - 11 years
Skyfall (2012) - Daniel Craig (44) and Berenice Marhole (33) - 11 years
Spectre (2015) - Daniel Craig (47) and Lea Seydoux (30) - 17 years
No Time to Die (2021) - Daniel Craig (53) and Ana de Armas (33) - 20 years (UPDATE: assuming she is the main Bond Girl in the film)
Some observations: - To make it easier, I'm considering how old the actors were (or will be, in the case of Craig and De Armas in No Time to Die) in the year their respective films were released. - "Goldfinger" and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" were the only occasions when the main Bond Girls were older than James Bond. - Disregarding the "Goldfinger" and "On Her Majesty Secret Service" cases, the smallest age difference between Bond and the main Bond Girl was Connery and Ursula Andress in "Dr. No". - To no one's surprise, Moore had the biggest age difference, with Carole Bouquet in FYEO and Tanya Roberts in AVTAK. - If anyone finds an mistake, you can correct me.
So in April, I decided to watch every Bond film from "From Russia with Love" to "Spectre". I had already seen Dr. No for a english assignment last year and while I enjoyed the film didn't feel the need to rewatch it. So here are my thoughts: Dr. No - A great start to the Bond franchise that is introduces a lot of the classic elements, including "Bond, James Bond", Girls and cold kills. The film is quite quaint by modern standards but is still fun to watch. I will say the second half of the opening is just plain odd though, why after the James Bidn theme am I hearing bongos?. I will say that I wish we saw more of Dr. No than we do in the actual film, as, but otherwise Jospeh Wiseman gives a great performance. Overall 7.5/10 From Russia with Love - Okay this one just got better as it went along. While the pre-title sequence isn't bad we don't actually get to bond for a bit of the film and it does drag a bit. I also love that in the second movie we're already trying to play with the fact that Bond loves to sleep with women. I also find it funny that Robert Shaw looks awfully similar to Daniel Craig. Even with that though Red Grant still delievrs a codl performance that leads to one of the best fight scenes in cinema Overall 8.5/10 Goldfinger - I love this one so much. From a great villain to the DB5 to the iconic imagery and the brilliant henchman in Oddjob. This film gets nearly everything right and I have very few problems with the film as a whole. My only qualm is the barn scene where it appears that Bond may have raped Pussy galore, but that really didn't hinder my enjoyment very much as all. Where my love for the films was truly cemented for the film was for this quote "Did you expect to me to Live?" "No Mr. Bond, I expect you to die".Also my favourite character is introduced in this film: Q. The way Desmond Lleweyn plays this character is perfect and I really did not want anyone to replace him. Goldfinger is almsot flawless 9/10 Thunderball - This is where the franchise really went downhill for me. What really annoys me about this film is the first half hour is a complete waste of time that we didn't need. We could have easily started just at scene where Bond is meeting with leaders of the world and M and it still wouldn't affect your understanding of the film. Even after that, so much of the film just feels like wasted potential. The only good part of the film are probably about half the girls, Sean Connery and the one Q scene. The Underwater scenes are just boring and I didn't care. Altough this film does have on e the best title sequences. This will seem harsh to some but honestly this film gets a 4/10 Casino Royale(1967) - Yes I made sure to watch "every" James Bond film (although that wasn't really worth it in the end). What the fuck happened in this film. Honeslty this film is just random scenes together stuck together with a plotline. I remeber David Niven playing some game with Ursula Andress( If I remember correctly). I remember Bond's daughter stuck in a mze like berlin in the cold war. I remember peter sellers going up against Le Chiffre. But the films comes together like a Sandwhich made of Jello and Glue. It's awful. But it's also hilarious to think about. Honestly the story behind the film is more interesting than the actual film. Oh and how lazy is that ending, my God. 3.5/10 You Only live Twice - Alright I knew going in to this some of the films would be dated but I thought that was going to eb about the attitudes towards Women. I did not expect Sean Connery to be badly put in makeup to make him "look Asian". Also the final "Blofeld" reveal is somewhat disappointing, not necessarily bad just somewhat disappointing considering how he was bulit up in From Russia with Love and Thunderball. Although I honeslty didn't have a problem with Connery's performance that much. While it's not great, it wasn't enough to have an impact on my feelings towards the films. Overall not bad. 7/10 On Her Majesty's Secret Service - Alright this one is hard for me. I didn't enjoy the film very much but it's clearly great. Why is it great? Well it gave me Captain America: Civil War which is a film I sometimes don't enjoy but know it is a great film regardless. I was probably just in the wrong mood for this film. As for Lazenby, he's not bad but I think he might have just needed a bit more direction on what to do. Although while it's a gutpunch I love the ending. I'll just give it a 7 now, but I might come back to this one. Diamonds are Forever - This one is quite weird. From Blofeld to drag to having scenes set in Vegas to Connery weirdly looking too old depsite only being in his 40s. But it can also be a sort of fun weird as well. But then it's not great either. Also I blame this film for the stupid moon landing conspiracy theories. 6.5/10 Live and Let Die - This is a decent start to the Roger Moore Era. Moore feels like Bond but not like Connery which I think was a slight problem with Lazneby trying to be a little too much like Connery. Dr. Kananga is a good villian and Jane Seymour as Solitaire is one the best bond girls. Also Sherriff J.W Pepper is silly but helps us understand how the Roger Moore Era will feel. Overall 7.5/10 The Man with the Golden Gun - "THAT FUCKING SLIDE WHISTLE". Seriously though the slidew whistle over the car flip represents the whole film. Good Idea that were unfortunately done wrong due to horrid execution. However, this makes the film one of the best to enjoy ironically. Scaramnage and Nick Nack are probably the only things done well in the film. Just for ironic enjoyment I'm willing to give this film a 6/10 The Spy Who Loved Me - For the longest time this was my favourite Bond Film. It had my favourite Bond girl in Anya, One the best henchmen in Jaws, Moore at the top of his game, and one the best ending scenes battles in all of Bond. My only problem comes from Stromberg, who's just a bit one note. Overall 9.5/10 Moonraker - I had bad experience watching this one. I was expecting all of it to be set in Space but only the 3rd act actually is. This meant that during the first 2 acts I was just waiting for them to go to space and when they did, I wanted them back on Earth. I really didn't like the space scenes because the blasters reminded me too much of Star Wars. The film itself is probably the most over the top it's ever been and hell, looking back I realise while it was incredibly stupid it was fun seeing a double taking pigeon and the other nonsensical happenings in this film. Honeslty I'll give this a 6.5. For Your Eyes Only - What happened in this one? This isn't like Casino Royale '67 where it's incredibly confusing but it's more just boring. I really don't remember much at all. I don't remember many of the stunts or any of the bond girls really. Hell, I have no idea who the villain actually was. The only thing I remember is the brilliant opening sequence. 4/10 Octopussy - This one's similar to FYEO for me only stupider. unfortunately though unlike Moonraker where it jump the shark fairly soon to get you ready for the sillier scenes later on, the clown scene at the end I was completely unprepared for looked and just came off as incredibly dumb. Also Octopussy could've been a great villain but no, it's someone else who I didn't care about. 3/10 Never Say Never Again - The first act is weird in that it can't decide if it wants to be classic Bond or a spoof like CR '67. The second act is classic Bond(although they play videogames at some point. What?). I don't remember the 3rd act at all and I got completely lost which really ruined the film for me. 4.5/10 A View To a Kill - This is like TMTWGG for me. The only real good parts are Mayday and Christopher Walken as Zorin. We really should've had Dalton by this point. In fact I think Dalton should've started with For Your Eyes Only. Moore I don't think gives a bad performance but he was clealry too old for the role by this point. As a film it's one of the sillier ones, but at least it wasn't too boring 5/10 The Living Daylights - What a breath of fresh air. It was nice to have a bond film I enjoyed again after some many I didn't like. I love the 3rd act with the both Bond hanging on for his life with the plane and the end fight (although it could give you a seizure if you're epileptic). Timothy Dalton is James Bond. All the other actors were playing a version of James Bond. Dalton is that character personified to a T. The Living Daylights gets a 7/10 Licence to Kill - This was very different. What is easily the darkest bond film (maybe except, Casino Royale '06) is also one of the better bond films. While I enjoyed TLD dalton's bond fits better in this sort of film. I love the plot is literally Bond on a revenge mission rather than just filling out M's orders. Also Q in more than just one scene, is bliss. I Love Q, not only for Desmons Lleweyn, but also because his warmth helps to say "Yes it's dark, but it's still Bond and we can still have fun with it". However the film does almost crumble under all of the different plotlines but unlike NSNA I was still able to get back into the film despite that. Also, It annoyed me that Felix survived the film. It would've been better and more believable if both Felix and his wife had died. LTK gets a 7.5/10 Goldeneye - I don't have a lot to say about this one. Just a great Bond film in it's own right with a great villain and some of the best Bond girls. Although I wasn't big on Brosnan at first though. To me he seemed too generic and didn't really have his own spin to Bond. But he grew on my over time. Besides Goldeneye is still a great film otherwise. 9/10 Tomorrow Never Dies - Again, not a lot to say about this one. Decent Bond flick, that while not as good as Goldeneye is still worth your time and worth checking out at least once. The best part of this film is the villain by far, being a version of Rupert Murdoch(hate that slimy bugger). 7/10 The World is Not Enough - Man I don't have a lot to say about the Brosnan films. I really don't know what to think of this film. The opening scene is great but otherwise I find the film to be another average Bond flick that is a little worse than TND. 6/10 Die Another Day - This one's similar to TMWTGG and AVTAK for me where's it's incrediby stupid but you can have a laugh at it. John Cleese is decent as Q but not as good as desmond lleyweyn. Unlike otehr silly bond films some of the stupid shit can be seen as downright offensive and taking the piss such as the parasailing on waves scene and the end villain literally being Robocop. But the film is somewhat saved by incredibly silly dialogue that is easy to laugh at. Overall 5/10 Casino Royale - First Act is good. The second act is one the best scenes in cinema I have ever seen. I was just invested in that Poker Scene as I was in the Portals scene in Avengers: Endgame if nor more so in the Poker scene. The torture scene is brutal but works perfectly. However once Mr White shows up the films kind of falls apart. This because you could easily assume that Mr White was CIA(Like I did) and just though that was that. While Mathis still had to be dealt with, (whihc QoS messes with for some reason) the film could've just ended with Bond and Vesper. But no we had to have this silly third act which feels like it was only there to kill Vesper. But since the first two acts are still really good and the third act doesn't ruin the movie I'm still willing to look a the film positively. Overall 8/10 Quantum of Solace - I saw this one fairly recently and I still don't remember what happened. I think Greene was the villain and Bond was on the run from MI6 but honeslty that's about it. I will say that in the first half however, Daniel Craig somehow managed to not be Bond and instead come off as top Gear host. The ending really ruins this film however. Well more the gunbarrel itslef. YOU MAKE WAIT THE ENTRIE MOVIE FOR THE GUNBARREL ONLY FOR IT TO THE BE THE WORST GUNBARREL EVER DONE" Ugh. 4.5/10 Skyfall - What a stroke of genius this film was after QoS. One the best Villians in Bond history,Daniel Craig on top of his game, some stunts that are a bit silly but still keep the realims in check and making M the central focus was brilliant . Also while Desmond Lleweyn Will always be my favourite, Ben Whishaw is a great Q. I know this film has some silly plot holes the film is so damn good you just learn to not care about them. I could gush on and on about this film, but this has gone long enough as it has. 10/10 Best Bond film Spectre - So I'm listening to Bon Jovi's "You give Love a bad Name" and it has the lyric "You Promised me Heaven and gave me Hell". That sums up my feeling towards the films perfectly so I'll just leave at that. 3/10 TLDR Ranking 1.Skyfall
For anyone who's interested, here's a complete list of all the James Bond references I dropped on my FOREX/Bitcoin scammer. For anyone who hasn't read it, I told the guy all the cash I had ready to invest was in the form of Bonds- My initial plan was, if he was willing to take possession of the Bonds, I might have actually sent him a package COD, or try to get him to pay the insurance on it- And of course, when he opened the package, there would be a stack of signed pictures of every James Bond, signed very badly- Think "Jim Bond" "Jimmy B" "Jimothy Bond" etc. But he wasn't taking the bait. So, instead, I told him I had in fact not inherited bearer bonds, but pics of James Bond, and decided I'd run with it from there, dropping Bond hint after Bond hint on him- Here's the list. My uncle's barrister in South Africa, Alec Trevelyan- 006, played by Sean Bean. Co-worker fell of a scaffold, scene from Quantum of Solace- Also mentioned he had The Living Daylights knocked out of him Email from the barrister was labeled For Your Eyes Only As recipient of my uncle's estate, I was to take care of his eight cats- Octopussy as well as a few other Nick Nacks- Henchman from Man with the Golden Gun My uncle spent some time on Her Majesty's Secret Service He also had some Odd Jobs Never say never again From Russia With Love You Only Live Twice Diamonds are Forever Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd- Henchmen in Diamonds are Forever My financial adviser, Mr. Mendel- He was the Swiss banker in Casino Royale Dr. No Mentioned playing cards at a casino with some high rollers, and my drink got spiked Told him I could grow my wealth even if it was at 0.07 percent rate of return The World is Not Enough Mr. Sakata is the name of the actor who played Odd Job, he was asking me to invest in cutting edge hat tech with a killer app Helicopter ride at the dia de los muertos parade- Opening scene of Specter, it left me feeling Shaken, not Stirred. A tiny bit of Solace- A Quantum of it to be precise Referenced Jaws while talking about my dentist friend- Even told him "All of this has something to do with the Bond." Sky is not failling No Time to Die, and Die Another Day in the same damn sentence Invested in the LOTUS- The underwater car from the Spy Who Loved Me Also invested in Laser Pelvic surgery, from the "I expect you to die" scene Said he had a golden touch, bit of a stretch but Goldfinger Goldeneye Vodka Martinis Our cash courier, Dominic Greene, the villain from Quantum of Solace- I made sure to ask the scammer to offer the poor guy a glass of water since he dies in the desert, thirsty enough to drink a can of motor oil. (Spoiler alert- Huge spoiler right before this alert.) Possibly my favorite- Mr. Gould and Mr. Gunn. Gould and Gunn. Golden Gun. Get it? I thought I had peaked with that corny piece of work, but then I also managed to find a way to tell him I was running out of Bond references- And he still didn't catch on. Finally, as of our last encounter, I managed a Timothy Dalton reference, along with License to Kill. I have not heard back from him yet, it's been a quiet few days. I did report the guy to the CFTC, but I think I will also be sending him the biggest glitter bomb I can find since I have his home address.
Movie Talk Day 45: Which is your favorite Bond actor? Which Bond film is your favorite?
Introduction I thought it would be fun to start some discussions from a family card game, Movie Talk, which I never got to play with my family. The forty-third card I pulled (less at random today) said: “Several actors have had the chance to portray James Bond in the 007 films. They include Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. Each actor has played Bond a bit differently. Which is your favorite Bond actor? Which Bond film is your favorite?” I felt like this question seemed appropriate with the dropping of the new No Time To Die trailer. I have loved James Bond for my whole life. I grew up watching the movies (mainly the Pierce Brosnan ones) and I would watch them on TV whenever they were on. I used to constantly quote Goldfinger, “She's covered in paint. Gold paint.” The Bond movies mean a lot to me because of how much I watched them as a kid. It’s near impossible for me to rank the Bond actors or Bond films, but I will try to do it in as short a way as possible. Ultimately if I had to pick my favorite Bond actor and movie I would have to go with Daniel Craig and Casino Royale. Daniel Craig has really become James Bond to me and he works so well in the role. He’s suave, handsome, and there’s just something about him that just works. A lot of people didn’t like Spectre, and I still very much enjoyed it. For me, his run has been consistently entertaining and the ongoing story has been interesting to follow. As for Casino Royale, it has some of the best action in the Bond franchise, and it’s so well written that even a simple card game can be tense. There were a lot of action beats that on my first viewing had me on the edge of my seat. As for the other Bonds, I’d have a hard time not mentioning them because of how much I love the movies. I won’t be ranking them, as I’ve already said my favorite, but I figured I’d say my favorite movie for each of them: It’s hard to choose one that I love out of Sean Connery’s movies most. I love Dr. No and Goldfinger very much. However, I think You Only Live Twice is probably my favorite of his Bond movies. There are certainly aspects of it that haven’t aged well, but I absolutely love Donald Pleasance as Blofeld, and I wish he had returned at some point. The song for the movie by Nancy Sinatra is one of the best. George Lazenby of course was only in one Bond film, but On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was almost the contender for my favorite Bond movie. While Lazenby isn’t my favorite Bond, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service is a very close second for Bond Films. I have a special place in my heart for it. It shows Bond in a different light than we’re used to seeing, and the ending is one of the most heartbreaking scenes in a Bond movie. My favorite Roger Moore movie is also his first Bond outing. Live and Let Die has my favorite Bond Girl, Solitaire. The movie is goofy at points, but I really don’t mind that. The closest I get to minding it is the obnoxious Sheriff J.W. Pepper (who I guess was so popular he made an appearance in The Man with the Golden Gun). And of course I can’t mention this movie without mentioning the title song, which has become iconic in its own right. I think Timothy Dalton’s best Bond film is License to Kill. It’s what I’d call the darkest of the Bond movies, and sets itself apart that way. This movie is also one of my favorites. Pierce Brosnan is the Bond that I grew up with. He’s certainly one of the campiest of the Bonds with all of the gadgets and cgi the movies threw at you, but he’ll always hold a special place in my heart. My favorite of his films is GoldenEye. It’s an easy pick for me. When I was a kid I loved Alan Cummings’s character (“I’m invincible!”) and Sean Bean as the main villain was an excellent choice. This post is already way too long, but I also wanted to shout out Dame Judi Dench, who is my favorite M in the series. She’s great to watch throughout, and she develops a real softness over the course of the series for Bond, despite always being a powerful figure. TLDR: Which is your favorite Bond actor? Which Bond film is your favorite?” Previous Card
I just finished a binge of all 24 movies over the last few months, with all but the Brosnan and Craig movies being new to me. Here are my thoughts
So, back in late May, I decided to start watching all of the James Bond movies from the start. A short backstory is that I grew up going to see the Brosnan Bond movies in the theater and have seen all of the Craig movies in the theater as well but never went back to watch any of the other Bonds. Now that I had the time to do it, I dived in, and it was GREAT! So, back when I started, I had an ongoing conversation with BossVicKoss after each movie even up until finishing Spectre last night. So I wanted to give him a shout out for guiding me through the movies. I won't go into so much detail since there are so many movies, but I'll give you my rank of all of the movies (just ranking them as I went, not trying to put too much thought into it, just how I felt right after watching each movie) as well as my rank and thoughts on each Bond. If you want to see my full comment on each film as I watched them. They are all in this thread: https://reddit.com/movies/comments/guqpey/how_the_birth_of_james_bond_and_dr_no_created_the/
From Russia With Love
The Living Daylights
The Spy Who Loved Me
License to Kill
On Her Majesty's Secret Service
The World Is Not Enough
For Your Eyes Only
Quantum of Solace
Tomorrow Never Dies
Live and Let Die
You Only Live Twice
The Man With The Golden Gun
Diamonds are Forever
Die Another Day
A View To A Kill
Daniel Craig - He may not be the perfect Bond archetype, but to me he just plays the role perfectly. He keeps the class of Bond but also adds a chip on his shoulder. And bringing the films into modern times, I believe he's done a great job.
Timothy Dalton - This may be more controversial than my #1 pick, but Dalton brought a seriousness that was so lacking near the end of Moore's run. He still was suave but the stories were more personal. It's a shame that his run got cut short due to legal issues with the series.
Sean Connery - Just all around classic. He was great. But some of his movies started tk get a little too slapstick near the end. But his earlier movies were fantastic.
Pierce Brosnan - The everyman Bond. I grew up with Brosnan as Bond and to me now he was very good but not quite as great as the other three above him for me. Still awesome and I wish Die Another Day wasn't so cheesy.
Roger Moore - I know a lot of people love Roger Moore, and I do too. But in my opinion, he out stayed his welcome a bit. He certainly leaned way more into the comedy than any of the other Bonds and his movies as a whole were more miss than hit for me. But definitely still really good as Bond.
George Lazenby - the safe bet last pick. And while I think he was serviceable as Bond, he still just didn't have what the other 5 actors had. I do have to say though, I loved On Her Majesty's Secret Service. He may not have been the best Bond, but the movie was really good.
Anyway, I know this is a long post, but hopefully somebody out there enjoyed it. I'm sure some of my opinions won't be what most others think, especially longtime fans. And things could change as I watch them again. Honestly, I enjoyed all of them with the exception of A View To A Kill. That was the only movie I truly considered bad. Some had bad parts and some were just okay, but that was the only one that I didn't really enjoy to some extent.
so i rewatched the Craig films this week and came up with a theory that reconciles all of the sins of SPECTRE in my head-canon. here we go. MULTI-BOND THEORY before i begin i wanted to preface the Multiple Bond Theory. this posits that all Bond films are mostly interconnected, as "James Bond 007" is a code name passed down agent to agent over the years. if this were true, Sean Connery's Bond would have lived in the same universe as Daniel Craig's Bond. i'm not sure if the previous Bond films ever directly contradicted this theory, but i liked going with it in my head-canon. PROBLEMS WITH SPECTRE from Casino Royale to Skyfall, the Daniel Craig movies were a neat little trilogy. CR served as “Bond Begins”, opening with his first mission. Quantum was a direct continuation of CR, picking up moments after the last movie ended. Skyfall finally presented him with a formidable arch-nemesis. then at the end of it all, we finally see the classic Bond set up - he meets M in his office where Moneypenny sits at the secretary desk, the music swells, and we close with the classic gun barrel sequence. the best thing about all of this was that it had no strings attached to the prior Bond movies. it could serve as a prequel for any generic Bond story (accepting that Judi Dench was fan-service casting, carrying on the tradition of Q). OR it could serve as a sequel under the Multi-Bond Theory, leaving Daniel Craig as the successor to Pierce Brosnan, and Judi Dench as the same M all along - which worked for me. then they had to do SPECTRE and unravel it all. since SPECTRE introduced elements we've seen before, it definitively kills the Multi-Bond Theory. then there's general gripes other have mentioned: it overdid the old Bond tropes, something that the previous Craig movies used sparingly. the concept of Blofeld as Bond's brother was a step too far. the concept that all of the previous villains were connected seemed unnecessary. and Swann over Vesper? really? well, i guess. KINCADE going back to Skyfall, i learned of a rumor that the elderly Scottish man at Skyfall Manor (Kincade) was originally conceived to be played by Sean Connery. if they had done this, it would have stirred the Multi-Bond Theory in such a fun way. it could explain why Craig's Bond privately owns Connery's DB40 from Goldfinger. and in this universe, there would have been a scenario where a retired Sean Connery would have met and shared stories with a childhood Daniel Craig. WHEN CRAIG DIED so during the final battle at Skyfall, Bond falls into a frozen lake. we see him fight a guy underwater, and then light a flare to try and find an escape. however, no opening is visible and we never actually see him come out of the lake. instead, he just shows up at the last minute to save M, and then we cut to London with all of the set up stuff i talked about to close out the trilogy. so my head-canon is that Daniel Craig died in that lake, and Silva won by killing M and himself in the church. that's where Skyfall really ended. everything we saw from the lake onwards are just a dying man's oxygen-deprived brain trying to reconcile what's happening to him. he's incorporating his past missions, his family history, and Connery's old Bond stories all into one "life flashing before your eyes" moment. that's why SPECTRE, unlike any Bond movie before, starts with the title card "THE DEAD ARE ALIVE". this is a dead man's fantasy.
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