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Shaken, Not Stirred

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by 21, Feb 7, 2009.

  1. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    One of my Encore channels is showing Bond movies all day, apparently in random order, which means:

    a) I will get nothing done all day, and
    b) it becomes incredibly obvious that Roger Moore is just the worst Bond ever.

    Watching 'You Only Live Twice' in which Sean Connery says to the girl in bed, 'Why do Chinese girls taste different than other girls?'

    Your favorite Bond, and favorite movie?
  2. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    (doing the same)

    Sean Connery and From Russia with Love.
  3. Connery. And I have a soft spot for Goldfinger. I have no idea why. It certainly isn't Honor Blackman.
  4. 2muchcoffeeman

    2muchcoffeeman Active Member

    They're not very filling, though. A couple hours later you're hungry again.

    Connery. Thunderball, with the recent version of Casino Royale a close second.
  5. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Connery, From Russia With Love. Though On Her Majesties Secret Service is a close second, despite Lazenby.

    My 5-year-old son, who has some sort of devilish croup, was watching Goldfinger with me in the middle of the night last night. Sniff!
  6. 21

    21 Well-Known Member

    When you watch these movies in random order, it's so clear that Connery was the one and only Bond. They should have stopped when he did.

    The Moore films are like watching 'Lassie' recast with a poodle.
  7. Bubbler

    Bubbler Well-Known Member

    Unfortunately, he couldn't stop when he needed a buck. Connery made the execrable Diamonds Are Forever (which they had to wrap before it was done partly because of his salary, it's why that movie has such an abrupt end for Blofeld) and meh-ish Never Say Never Again with dollar signs dancing in his head.

    Moore's one and only decent flick was The Spy Who Loved Me, but it's not better than any of the Connery movies, save Diamonds Are Forever. I watched Octopussy the other day -- the first Bond I ever saw -- and it was kind of like coming to the realization that some middle school girl you had a crush on was really an ugly freak in retrospect.

    The early Moore movies are just awful, though points to Live And Let Die for its blacksploitation-lite vibe. The Man With The Golden Gun and Moonraker are the absolute nadir of the series.
  8. Shoeless Joe

    Shoeless Joe Active Member

    Moonraker his quickly thrown together crap, and it shows. It wasn't even supposed to be the next movie when it was. The producers wanted to take advantage of the space shuttle craze and just slapped out whatever they could.

    Moore, like Brosnan, was more a victim of poor scripts than his ability to play the role.
  9. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Best Connery: You Only Live Twice (the space ships, the karate, great opening sequence)
    Best Moore: For Your Eyes Only
  10. brettwatson

    brettwatson Active Member

    Live and Let Die. .. Not because of the actual film but because of the circumstances in which I "watched" the movie.

    It came out during the summer and I had lucked into a free pass for the neighborhood drive-in movie theater. You may have to be 35 or older to know what those were, but suffice it to say the priority was not on what occurred on the outside of the car.

    Let's just say I "saw" that movie every weekend all summer. Still don't really know the plot but 12 of the best Friday nights of my teenage life unfolded with that crazy tune playing over the tinny speaker attached to the window. To this day, I can't hear the Live and Let Die theme song without getting nostalgic, and even smiling a bit at the memories.

    Thank you James.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Best Connery: Diamonds are forever
    Best Moore: Octopussy
    Best Dalton: None
    Best Brosnan: Goldeneye

    Best Connery Babe: Daniela Bianchi
    Best Moore babe: Kristina Wayborn
    Best Dalton Babe: Talisa Solo
    Best Brosnan babe: Teri Hatcher
  12. Simon_Cowbell

    Simon_Cowbell Active Member

    Maude Adams as Octopussy.... very exciting.
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