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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2006-12-03 2:55 pm   Permalink

A tux might also indicate a Bondwannabe!!!

http://www.flurl.com/item/James_Bond_In_Casino_u_110523/
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Monkeyman
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Posted: 2006-12-06 4:39 pm   Permalink

cheeky half.... you crack me up.

I thought I was the only one who noticed the ridiculous ford product placement.

The DB5 flipping down the road almost made up for it...

And Dalton too was a favorite bond of mine.

Vesper.... why bother putting her in the film. She was essentially a mobile moneypenny with bad judgement. Big difference is that in her heyday Lois Maxwell was much more attractive (imo).



 
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cheeky half
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Posted: 2006-12-06 5:36 pm   Permalink

Yeah, that flipping Aston was pretty darn good. Leading up to it, the dolly shot of Bond running to it, climbing in and tearing off with wheels a-spinning was very well done too.

And as I said earlier, Best....Torture....Scene.....Ever.

Gotta say, Just when you think they can't come up with anything new, once in a rare while some clever scribe has a moment of pure inspiration.

Lois Maxwell was hot. Much like Helen Mirren. "Thinking Man's Crumpet" as we say back in The Old Country.

See, MM. There's plenty of lively conversation left to have on TC. It's just not neccessarily "On Topic".


Well, maybe it's not really that lively either.




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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2006-12-07 05:34 am   Permalink

(Here is a nice little article. That Perla bathing suit he wore can hardly be kept in stock....interesting.)


Daniel Craig: The reluctant Bond
By Victoria Lindrea
Entertainment reporter, BBC News

Daniel Craig as James Bond
The actor considered turning down the 007 role
Daniel Craig is a serious actor. Hailed for his literary-minded roles in films such as Enduring Love and as poet Ted Hughes in Sylvia, he has also revealed a darker side in Layer Cake and Steven Spielberg's Munich.

So he was understandably reluctant to give up a versatile career to camp it up as British super-spy James Bond - a role not typically associated with serious actors.

"I don't think I would have taken the role if it had been a continuation of Bond as we knew him, it just wouldn't have interested me," Craig, 38, tells the BBC News website.

"There have been a lot of incarnations of Bond, and the role has changed a lot."

"As far as I was concerned, the script I got was an actor's piece, so I was absolutely into doing it."

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Craig's Bond is marked by bruises and a new-found fallibility

Casino Royale, the first book in the Ian Fleming series, takes 007 back to the beginning of his career.

"It was important for me to discover who this guy was. By starting at the beginning, as we do with Casino Royale - we were able to do that," explains Craig.

And when it came to character development, he was allowed "off the leash" on set.

"I just wanted to make sure that we were seeing a character go through some change within the movie.

"I started doing it, and nobody said stop - so I just carried on."

Vindication

Any initial misgivings Craig had about taking the role can only have grown after the press and fans lambasted "the blond Bond", months before the film was released.

But now critics are arguing he may be the best Bond ever. But Craig insists it was not a question of having the final word.

"I wasn't looking for vindication. I'm just very happy with the response," he says.


We couldn't afford to make the movie unless we had that product placement
Daniel Craig

"You have to try not to take any of the negativity that comes your way and twist that in on yourself.

"I wouldn't have made a commitment to this film unless I thought I could enjoy it - you need that energy level to get through a movie like this."

Sex symbol

He made a point of doing as many of his own stunts, but admits the process could be "painful".

"The toughest set-piece was probably the opening sequence in Madagascar," recalls Craig, who found himself on the heel of a bomb-maker played by Sebastien Foucan, who developed the art of Parkour - or free running.

"Running up the side of a building is emotionally daunting, but it's physically hard work too."

"At the same time, it's exhilarating too," he adds.

Daniel Craig as James Bond
The scene is a pastiche of the Ursula Andress scene in Dr No

Craig's physique has been much remarked upon, but he can only blush at the suggestions that he is becoming a sex symbol.

"It's just part of the film," he mutters when asked about the much-trailed scene which sees him emerging from the sea in a pair of well-fitted swimming trunks.

A lavish list of luxury goods also features in the film, and it is almost impossible to avoid the designer labels on screen.

But Craig insists the plethora of product placement does not detract from the action.

"The fact is, we couldn't afford make the movie unless we had that product placement. It's there and we're very grateful that it's there because otherwise the film couldn't be what it is," he says.

"If I think it's too much then I will push it out of the way, but I don't think it really infringes. After all, it's what Bond is all about."

Real world

Daniel Craig as James Bond
Craig will return in the 22nd Bond film in 2008

While admitting to the pleasure of driving an Aston Martin, Craig's feet remain very much in the real world.

With films like His Dark Materials and The Invasion - a sci-fi thriller co-starring Nicole Kidman - due out next year, he seems determined to avoid being typecast as Bond.

"Nothing has changed. I'm reading scripts, I'm trying to find other stuff I want to do - as I've always done," he says.

But 007 has made Craig an international star, and there is no sign of his earlier reluctance to embrace the role.

"I'm very excited about the idea of going on and doing another movie. That was always the aim, to set something up so that we could continue the series."

Bond, as they say, will be back.
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roguespy007
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Posted: 2007-04-18 07:07 am   Permalink

Hey,

I just joined the forum and someone mentioned this thread to me. I had to post here since I'm a huge 007 fan. My favorite Bond is still Sean Connery. Growing up my brother and I always debated over who was better. I liked Connery and he liked Roger Moore the best. My favorite Bond movie of Sean's was Goldfinger. It always had my favorite theme song. I love Shirley Bassey's voice. I'm a huge fan of a lot of the old spy movies of the Sixties era. What's not to love. You have beautiful woman, martinis, exotic locales, awesome cars, theme songs, etc. I did really love Casino Royale. When I heard that Daniel Craig was cast as Bond, I had no problem with it. I had seen him recently in Layer Cake. I loved that movie. I thought he was up for the job with what they wanted to do with Bond. I liked that Bond got bruised and battered in this movie. Craig instantly impressed me with his interpretation of Bond. I can't wait to see him again don the tux. Another Bond I really liked was Timothy Dalton. The Living Daylights is one of my favorite 007 flicks. Recently I went back and watched his two Bond movies. I realized that I liked him even more now than before. By the way, I've been working on starting a MySpace page. It's not totally like I want it yet, but I've been putting some Bond and other spy stuff up there. Check it out if you like.

http://www.myspace.com/roguespy007

Some Bond questions here for ya.

Who's your favorite Bond villain?
Who's your favorite Bond girl?
What's your favorite Bond theme song?

Talk to you later,
Keith



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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-04-20 8:40 pm   Permalink

Hey rogue....welcome again to TC. I have some of the same likes as you, but here are my faves.

Favorite Bond villain = Fatima Blush
Favorite Bond girl = Honey Rider
Favorite Bond theme song = Thunderball (also my favorite movie)

I also really like Shirley Bassey's voice and "Goldfinger" was her best. I am quite partial to "You Know My Name" by Cornell and "The World Is Not Enoughh" by Garbage.

I have this as my desktop picture....probably one of my favorite scenes (it is from Dr. No).



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MrBaliHai
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Posted: 2007-04-21 07:14 am   Permalink

So, what's everybody's favorite Bond spoof? I'm torn between In Like Flint and the first Casino Royale film with David Niven and Woody Allen. I'm not counting the Austin Powers films because they were spoofs of the spoofs.

Also, I just discovered Weng Weng, AKA Agent '00, the midget Philipino star of the hilarious low-budget spoof
For Your Height Only.
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Cammo
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Posted: 2007-04-21 08:32 am   Permalink

I like the original Casino Royale for the theme song! Best Bond Theme of all time, Herb da bro! Saw it recently on DVD on a big component TV and it's an amazing movie if taken as a series of 1/2 hour segments. It reflects the swinging 60's as well as The Magic Christian or Bedazzled.

If you like Bond spoofs, get the 'Sinister Cinema' catalogue, it has a spy section that lists pages of Bondoid flicks that all look great.


 
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Posted: 2007-04-21 09:53 am   Permalink

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On 2007-04-21 08:32, Cammo wrote:
I like the original Casino Royale for the theme song! Best Bond Theme of all time, Herb da bro!


Definitely my favorite Herb Alpert song, but I have to give Best Bond Theme props to Tom Jones' version of "Thunderball"...sends chills up my spine every time I hear it. Hearing him sing it live was transcendent.

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If you like Bond spoofs, get the 'Sinister Cinema' catalogue, it has a spy section that lists pages of Bondoid flicks that all look great.


I'll have to take a look at their new catalog. I ordered "Secret Agent Super Dragon" on VHS from them many years ago.
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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-04-21 9:30 pm   Permalink

That wang wang was funny. My favorite spoof is the one I posted above, but here it is again in case you missed it. I still like Austin Powers too.


http://www.flurl.com/item/James_Bond_In_Casino_u_110523/
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Posted: 2007-04-22 09:28 am   Permalink

I've been trying to keep my inner geek in check during this thread, but can't take it anymore. Yep, into Bond too. Casino Royale was fantastic and I hope they can keep the winning streak going.

As far as spoofs and other spy films...there's a thin line. There were hundreds of spy films in the 60's. Most of them awful, but pretty enjoyable in their awfulness...and a few good ones. 007 was at the top of the list, but try the two Bulldog Drummond spy flicks "Deadlier Than The Male" and "Some Girls Do". The first one is the best. There's a goofy one called, "Operation Kid Brother" starring.........Neil Connery (Sean's Brother) with a bunch of cast members from the Bond films. Everyone knows the Flint and Matt Helm films, of course although I'd put them farther down the list.

The list goes on and on, but check out the
Euro Spy Web Board for more info... I have a little Spy music site you might enjoy called Spy Bop Royale


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roguespy007
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Posted: 2007-04-22 8:17 pm   Permalink

Wow. Everybody is coming up with really great posts in this thread.

Vampiress: That's an awesome wallpaper you've got on your pc right now.

My favorite Bond villain is Francisco Scaramanga.
My favorite Bond girl is Mary Goodnight.
My favorite Bond theme song is Goldfinger.

I do really like all those you mentioned Vampiress.

I do love the Thunderball song. One reason is I'm a huge Tom Jones fan. At first I didn't really like Chris Cornell's song for Casino Royale. It grew on me and now I like it. I liked the one from The Living Daylights. Garbage's song for The World Is Not Enough is probably about my favorite of the ones from the Brosnan Bond movies.

I love a lot of the 60's spy movies, which mostly were cheesy spoofs. Matt Helm is one of my favorites. I'm a huge Dean Martin fan so I loved those, especially Murderer's Row which co-starred Ann-Margret. I also liked the Derek Flint flicks. Some others I liked are Deadlier Than The Male, Fathom, and the original Casino Royale. I do like Austin Powers a lot.

My page on myspace has some stuff about some of these movies.

Cool links everybody.








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roguespy007
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Posted: 2007-04-28 08:17 am   Permalink

This thread has been quiet for about a week now. I thought I would let everyone know that yesterday I posted my first blog entry on James Bond on my MySpace page. I've got some stuff about Bond and other Sixties era spy movies on my page. This is the first blog entry though I've done about Bond. Check it out.

http://blog.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=blog.view&friendID=180372336&blogID=258285391&MyToken=14c3938c-5f6d-4329-84aa-3cd45bb3457c

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VampiressRN
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Posted: 2007-04-29 11:55 am   Permalink

Here is a link to a board I used to post on. A lot of passionate posters there with differnt opinions, and can get crazy at times. They are pretty tight with bandwidth too, but there are great links to Bond stuff and really up to date with the latest info. I can assure you the board is very busy prior to new releases of movies, dvds, events, etc.
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roguespy007
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Posted: 2007-04-29 8:06 pm   Permalink

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On 2007-04-29 11:55, VampiressRN wrote:
Here is a link to a board I used to post on. A lot of passionate posters there with differnt opinions, and can get crazy at times. They are pretty tight with bandwidth too, but there are great links to Bond stuff and really up to date with the latest info. I can assure you the board is very busy prior to new releases of movies, dvds, events, etc.




Thanks for the link. It sounds great. I'm always looking for new communities about James Bond and so forth. I look forward to checking it out. Another one I've been going to lately is:

http://commanderbond.net/

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