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post #1 of 27 Old 10-05-2012, 10:35 AM - Thread Starter
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James Bond movies turn 50 today. So what was your favorite movie of all time?

Mine would be The Spy Who Loved Me. I just loved the Lotus submarine car when I was a kid (and still do now)

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I have a special feeling for The Man With the Golden Gun. This was the first Bond film I saw on my own in the theater, (I was 17-very impressionable) not on television.

As a grown-up I would have to say my favorite would be Casino Royale.

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It's a toss-up for me. 3 way tie:

1) The Man With the Golden Gun
2) Goldeneye (love the cheesy lines)
3) From Russia With Love
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I love Casino Royale for modern Bond. As far as classic Bond it would be Dr. No or From Russia With Love.
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I'm going to go back to 50 years ago. I saw Dr. No in the base theater on Walker AFB, Roswell NM. It was the coolest picture of the time, I loved it! What a great beginning.....

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"From Russia With Love" followed by "Dr. No"
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Thunderball and The Spy Who Loved Me. Both have "exceed expectation" gadgets.
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The Spy Who Loved Me is the first and only Bond movie I saw in the movies, so that is my #1.
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Thunderball & You Only Live Twice. I really like the Thunderball theme song...Tom Jones great voice.
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service. No, George Lazenby wasn't a great actor, but his Bond was very real, not a superman spy. Casino Royale is a close second.
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On Her Majesty's Secret Service. No, George Lazenby wasn't a great actor, but his Bond was very real, not a superman spy. Casino Royale is a close second.

While I can't name an absolute favorite, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is up there.

John Barry's marvelous score is a big part of it.

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Connery - Diamonds are forever
Moore - Octopussy
Dalton - Living Daylights (thats were felix dies right????)
Bronson - GoldenEye
Craig - Casino Royale

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Dalton - Living Daylights (thats were felix dies right????)

Felix Leiter does not die. He gets attacked by a shark in Licence to Kill, but survives.

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The Spy Who Loved Me is the first and only Bond movie I saw in the movies, so that is my #1.

From first frame to last, that's the one film in the franchise that has everything that cries "James Bond Movie," but the kitchen sink. That's my fav as well.

Barbara Bach, as the main Bond Girl, was an absolute stunner! What a babe. The delectable Caroline Munro also starred in a small role, so it was double the pleasure. biggrin.gif



Jaws was the perfect henchman.



And the Lotus turns into a submarine!



Listen up, studios! Just say "NO" to DNR and EE!!
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I'm going to go back to 50 years ago. I saw Dr. No in the base theater on Walker AFB, Roswell NM. It was the coolest picture of the time, I loved it! What a great beginning.....

I was born the year Dr No. had its world wide release (Oct 1962). How does it feel to know you saw the first one when it came out 50 years ago?smile.gif Time flies..........

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I was born the year Dr No. had its world wide release (Oct 1962). How does it feel to know you saw the first one when it came out 50 years ago?smile.gif Time flies..........

It feels like I've been around a while..... smile.gif

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On Her Majesties Secret Service is the best Bond movie , especially in context of it's time. Lazenby was great even though his career was not. Love Thunderball second. Casino Royale third. Connery wad legend yet his best work came later. Craig is absolutely amazing.

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Live and let Die. Moore is not my favorite Bond, but I never tire of this movie. It's got some great lines, excellent car/boat chase, and the "sheriff"! Not to mention (IMO) the best-ever Bond theme.

"But I didn't do it...!"
"I knew you'd say that"...*BLAM!*
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Did we forget GOLDFINGER??
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Amazon right now is $175 where did u guys get for $150
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I've seen every single "James Bond" movie at least 3-4 times.........

"You only live twice" was the most memorable due to being the first Bond movie I had seen at the theater.

IMHO, "Never say never again" was the most anticipated Bond movie of all time as I love Sean Connery.........the best Bond of all time................but was disappointed as the movie was a flop and Sean Connery just looked too old for the part. With that movie...........I knew never meant never again!!! biggrin.gif
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Anybody see the price the one EON doesn't own. The missing movie is a remake of Thunderball, Never say Never Again is going for 75 and up on Ebay.
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Amazon right now is $175 where did u guys get for $150

Try Costco, just bought the collection yesterday for $150
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Felix Leiter does not die. He gets attacked by a shark in Licence to Kill, but survives.

Thanks my friend. That is the one. I need to watch it again.

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+1! Can't wait for that one! It definitely has the difficult task of outdoing Casino Royale after the lesser Quantum Of Solace!

Though I never miss a Bond movie -- fan since Sir Roger Moore was the man -- Casino Royale is the only Bond movie I've ever bought. eek.gif I dunno, I think I've always felt there were better movies to get for my collection than the Bond films, except Casino Royale, my # 1. For me, all Bonds were good, albeit very different from one another, but Daniel Craig takes the cake! Moore was the man, Craig is the man! I actually see it as a rebirth of Bond, and now a new trilogy, with Craig taking the lead. Once Skyfall is available on Blu, which I have high hopes for, I think I'll add both that and Quantum to complete the "trilogy". The full 50th Anniversary bundle...? Think I've passed on getting other Bond movies to be considering this set priceworthy -- time will tell...

Come to think of it, I think my "problem" is I'm a bit younger than most here, my parents are Connery fans! Hence the Roger Moore reference... biggrin.gif Don't get me wrong, I love Sir Sean Connery's work too!
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My three picks:
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (followed the novel closer than the other Bond movies)
From Russia With Love
The Spy Who Loved Me

Roger Moore was my LEAST favorite Bond. He was - the word I come up with is - clownish. Bond had a keen sense of humor, sometimes obvious one-liners, but Moore was just too silly.
Sean Connery WAS and will forever, be James Bond.
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Happy 50th, Mr. B!

 

It sounds like my preferences are similar to others here. I can't really single out just one, but the Craig films were among my first Blu-ray buys, and haven't disappointed. Other favs include: YOLT, OHMSS, DAF, L&LD, TMWTGG, TSWLM, L2K, TWINE and the '67 Casino Royale with Sellers/Andress (though I've not seen any of these on BD so far).


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