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    I deffo remember getting my first exposure to James Bond as a kid on TV, usually Bank Holiday Mondays or Easter, certainly remember eating Easter Eggs while watching it.

    My first Cinema Bond was The Spy Who Loved Me then Moonraker. Seen every one since at the movies. I have all the classic ones on DVD but the Daniel Craig ones on Blu Ray. Do love me some Bond.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    The semi-official Never Say Never Again has been shown on BBC1 a few times, & BBC4 once screened From Russia With Love as part of a theme night.
    It's interesting of the basis on whether a James Bond film is an official one or not - the 1960s film Casino Royale is an example - it was a spoof of a James Bond film, although an actual film of that name has been named in recent years. A bit like people who thought that Carry On Admiral was actually a Carry On film.
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    Thunderball is hardly ever shown. I saw it on TV, about a year ago, and it was so foreign to me I was even starting to think that was the first time I'd seen it!

    I use to say that my favourite was Live And Let Die, until I saw Skyfall. Wow! It helped that Bond (on film, at least) was 50 years old, as was I, so I was caught up very much in the moment.

    Anyway, that is now my favourite but my fave theme is You Only Live Twice, but then I'm a huge Nancy Sinatra fan!
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    George Lazenby is 79 years old today, btw...

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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    George Lazenby is 79 years old today, btw...

    Knowing what we now know about about Lazenby, i bet he hated dressing like this, he was a real hippy type and a bit of a hardcase in real life.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zabadak View Post
    Thunderball is hardly ever shown. I saw it on TV, about a year ago, and it was so foreign to me I was even starting to think that was the first time I'd seen it!

    I use to say that my favourite was Live And Let Die, until I saw Skyfall. Wow! It helped that Bond (on film, at least) was 50 years old, as was I, so I was caught up very much in the moment.

    Anyway, that is now my favourite but my fave theme is You Only Live Twice, but then I'm a huge Nancy Sinatra fan!
    Thunderball was a good film but was critised for the overlong underwater sequences which slowed the film down, great plot however and my fave bond villain in Emilio largo.
    Daniel craig has brought the series back to where it needed to go with a much grittier Bond and far less parody, shame the next will be his last (imo)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Richard1978 View Post
    The semi-official Never Say Never Again has been shown on BBC1 a few times, & BBC4 once screened From Russia With Love as part of a theme night.
    Shame on Sean connery for getting involved with this poor remake of thunderball, i cant imagine why an actor of his ability who could not be short of film offers would agree to appear in this rubbish, one theory was to spite Cubby broccoli with whom he had come to dislike imensely. I think Octopussy was being released at the same time as never say never and it was billed as the battle of the bonds by the media.
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    Regarding Thunderball and its unofficial remake Never Say Never Again. While the plot of Thunderball is ok and the villan is a good one, I, too, found that the extensive underwater scenes really slowed down the film, and it is probably my least favourite of the Connery Bonds. I remember the excitement that surrounded Never Say Never Again and the return of Connery as 007. I didn't get to see it at the pictures, but rented it on video as soon as it was released. I have to say that overall it disappointed me. The lack of budget really showed, I thought, and I didn't like Rowan Atkinson as Nigel Small-Fawcett and Edward Fox as M. Kim Basinger, though gorgeous, was, I thought, rather bland. Wrestler Pat Roach was the guy who fights Connery at the clinic, and Kent Walton was forever talking about Roach being in the film when he was doing World of Sport Wrestling. I do, however, prefer NSNA's title song to that of Thunderball. Lani Hall is one of my favourite female singers, while Tom Jones's catawaling is near the bottom of my list of Bond title songs. A bit of trivia...the makers of NSNA wanted Roger Moore to appear in a cameo at the end of the film. Moore would have approached Connery while he was with Basinger and wag his finger at him saying "Never, never", a reference to when Connery said "Never again" when asked if he would play Bond again after making Diamonds are Forever.

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    Tom jones was said to of held the final note so long that he passed out, i love this song. The whole Rowan atkinson thing was almost as preposterous as casting John cleese as Q
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    Quote Originally Posted by staffslad View Post
    Who is your favourite actor to play James Bond and what is your favourite Bond film? Also, your favourite Bond girl, Bond villan, film scene and title song.

    I will start the ball rolling. My favourite Bond is Timothy Dalton, and he beats Sean Connery by a whisker for me. I like his harder-edged portrayal of Bond after the far lighter Roger Moore era.

    The Living Daylights is overall my favourite Bond film. It has some great action scenes and a plot that is far more grounded than we had seen in a long time.

    Favourite Bond girl is Daniela Bianchi, who played Tatiana Romanova in From Russia with Love. She's beautiful and sensual, but has an innocence and naivity about her that I find very appealing.

    Favourite Bond villan is probably Donald Pleasence as Blofeld in You Only Live Twice. That guy has quiet menace down to a 'T'. Definitely the best portrayal of Blofeld imo.

    Favourite scene. The pre-credits sequence from The Living Daylights, where Bond is on the roof of the Land Rover and it goes over a cliff.

    Best Bond song...I have two: Diamonds are Forever and The Living Daylights. Dame Shirley belts out the former as only she can, and A-Ha really rock it in the latter.
    We differ here staffslad. My fave Bond has to be Sean Connery. He is amore masculine than the others.. ruggedly handsome rather than almost effeminitely handsome like Roger Moore or Pierce Brosnan. Timothy Dalton was my second preferred James Bond. Connery was the superior actor over Moore too. I will leave with a word about the Australian On Her Majestys Secret Service Bond, George Lazenby. Figured he got a ruff deal with the solitary 007 role. My fave Bond films are Thunderball, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, Man With the Golden Gun, View To A kill and Tomorrow never Dies.

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