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Review by DR76 posted Больше года
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"SPECTRE" (2015) Review

Following the release of the 2012 movie, "SKYFALL", my interest in the James Bond movie franchise had somewhat dropped. This was due to my negative reaction to the movie. In other words, I disliked it. When I learned that Sam Mendes, who had directed "SKYFALL", would return to direct the franchise's 24th movie, I did not receive the news very well and paid as little attention to the production of this new movie as possible. But . . . my family has never been able to resist the release of a new James Bond movie. So, we did not hesitate to rush to the theaters when "SPECTRE" hit the movie screens.

Written by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade and Jez Butterworth; "SPECTRE" involved James Bond's investigation of the global organization that had ties to the financial terrorist group Quantum, which Bond was pitted against in "CASINO ROYALE" and "QUANTUM OF SOLACE". Before the movie began, Bond had received a posthumous message from the Назад "M" (Judi Dench) to The movie began with Bond shadowing a mysterious figure in Mexico City, during the city's день of the Dead...
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"THE PARADOX OF JINX JOHNSON"

When I had first Опубликовано Комментарии about the 2002 James Bond movie "DIE ANOTHER DAY" on message boards and forums, I found myself face to face with a surprise. Apparently, many Фаны found Halle Berry’s performance as NSA Agent Giacinta “Jinx” Johnson unsatisfactory. And after perusing еще of the James Bond message boards, I also learned that Berry is regarded by many Bond Фаны as ”the worst Bond girl” in the franchise’s history.

After recovering from this shocker, I began to read some of the reasons why Berry is now so reviled by the Bond fandom. Quite frankly, many have accused her of a bad performance in ”DIE ANOTHER DAY”. Others have accused screenwriters Purvis and Wade of creating a badly written character. After recently viewing the movie myself, I am completely stumped by this assessment. Time and again, I have asked myself - ”How could anyone come to this conclusion about Berry’s performance?”
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"SKYFALL" (2012) Review

Before I had sat down in a movie theater to watch the latest James Bond movie, "SKYFALL", it occurred to me that four years had passed since the last movie about the MI-6 agent. During those four years, EON Productions endured another round of legal entanglements regarding the Bond franchise, delaying the production and release of "SKYFALL" by at least two years. But in the end, producers Barbara брокколи and Michael G. Wilson came through and released the company's 23rd James Bond film.

"SKYFALL" begins in Istanbul, Turkey; where MI-6 agents James Bond and "Eve" go after a mercenary named Patrice, who has managed to steal a Список of undercover NATO agents from the laptop hard drive of a MI-6 field agent. Their assignment ends in disaster after Patrice wounds Bond in the shoulder, and "Eve" accidentally shoots Bond, during his fight with the mercenary atop a moving train. Following the Istanbul debacle, "M" is pressured by Intelligence and Security Committee Chairman Gareth Mallory to retire. During M's return from her meeting, the MI-6 computer servers are breached, resulting in an explosion at the building...
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"QUANTUM OF SOLACE" (2008) Review


I am going to be perfectly frank. I had hesitated to write this review of the 2008 James Bond movie, ”QUANTUM OF SOLACE”. Why? Because it has left me in a daze.Four days have passed since I saw the movie and I am still experiencing slight feelings of confusion about it. I had considered delaying my review until a секунда viewing, but I decided to go ahead and write my first impressions of the film.

”QUANTUM OF SOLACE” is obviously a direct sequel of the 21st film in the Bond franchise, ”CASINO ROYALE”. The Назад movie ended with James Bond’s (Daniel Craig) discovery that the woman he loved – an accountant for the British government named Vesper Lynd (Eva Green) – had betrayed him during his dealings with a banker for terrorist named Le Chiffre (Mads Mikkelsen). Before she committed suicide during his fight against some thugs hired by the organization behind Le Chiffre in Venice, Vesper left Bond a name and telephone number that linked to a Mr. White (Jesper Christensen), a business middleman with connections to an organization that finances terrorism. By the end of ”CASINO...
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Before watching my DVD copy of 2006’s ”CASINO ROYALE” for the upmteenth time, I had assumed that my initial enthusiasm toward the 21st James Bond thriller would dim with time. I felt certain that I would have enough of the fictional British Secret Service agent. Needless to say, my assumptions proved to be wrong. I managed to enjoy ”CASINO ROYALE” еще than ever. It has become firmly entrenched as my секунда Избранное Bond movie of all time, following 1969’s ”ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE”.

From the black-and-white opening shot of MI-6 Section Chief Dryden arriving at his office in Prague to a snappily dressed Bond standing menacingly over his wounded prey, ”CASINO ROYALE” rose the Bond franchise to a new level that I hope would remain for years to come. Barbara брокколи had certainly known what she was doing when she suggested that EON Productions cast British independent actor, Daniel Craig, as the new James Bond. I believe that his gritty performance contributed greatly to the movie’s success and a change in the franchise’s style. From the beginning, Craig proved that he could portray James Bond just as ruthless as...
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"DIE ANOTHER DAY" (2002) Review

The 2002 movie, ”DIE ANOTHER DAY” marked several milestones in the James Bond franchise. One, it was released during the 40th anniversary of the cinematic Bond, which began with 1962’s ”DR. NO”. Two, it was the first time that a non-white actress portrayed the leading lady in a Bond film. And three, it happened to be Pierce Brosnan’s last Bond film for EON Productions . . . at the moment.

”DIE ANOTHER DAY” starts out with a mission in which Bond has to kill a North Korean army officer named Colonel Moon, who has been illegally selling military weaponry in exchange for African conflict diamonds. Betrayed by a MI-6 mole, Bond is swept up in a chase and shootout that results with Colonel Moon being killed by Bond before falling over a waterfall. In a departure from the usual Bond formula, the agent ends up captured Colonel Moon’s father and the North Korean military. He spends the Далее fourteen months being tortured for information. Disavowed by his superiors upon his release, and his status as Double-0 Agent suspended by M, Bond sets out to find the моль on his own. He eventually...
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Fan fiction by Seanthehedgehog posted Больше года
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James Bond's Camaro
Bond got to Q's lab where he saw the Jaguar F type being fitted with gadgets.

"What do Ты have planned now?" Bond asked Q.

"While your new Jaguar is being fitted with gadgets, I have chosen another car for your assignment." Q responded.

"And that is?" Bond asked.

Q pulled a tarp off of another car revealing a brand new Camaro. "What do Ты think?"

"You couldn't have gotten me an Aston Martin?" Bond asked a little disappointed.

"I'd be еще then welcome to get Ты a Citroen." сказал(-а) Q.

This made Bond cross. He remembered having to drive a Citroen 2CV one time, and that was not a good time. "Proceed." he sighed.

Q did so, and started Показ him the back of the car. "If Ты notice, the brakelights can open to drop mines in front of your enemy. The license plate also changes, just like on your DB5."

Bond gained a little bit of interest, and asked "Do the headlights shoot stinger missiles?"
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"THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH" (1999) Review


I must admit that when I first saw "THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH" in the theaters a little over seven years ago, I was not impressed. Well, to be honest, I did not like the movie at all. But after my Последнее viewing, I could not help but wonder if I had allowed my mild dislike of the Назад Bond entry, "TOMORROW NEVER DIES" to spill over in my view of the Bond franchise’s 19th entry.

Although the movie’s Название comes from the Bond family’s motto, first revealed in the 1969 movie, "ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE", its story started with the murder of a British oil tycoon and old friend of M’s named Sir Robert King, inside MI-6’s Лондон headquarters. Bond traced the assassination to an anarchist terrorist named Renard, who had once kidnapped Sir Robert’s daughter, Elektra King. Fearing that Renard wants revenge for his failure at profiting from Elektra’s kidnapping, M assigned Bond to act as her new bodyguard in Uzbekistan. To make a long story short, Bond and Elektra formed a romantic relationship . . . before he learned that she had been behind her father’s murder and...
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Fan fiction by Seanthehedgehog posted Больше года
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About four days later, in another part of North Korea. A colonel named Lu Hatata walked into the room where the launch codes were. "Have Ты came up with new launch codes?" He asked a technician

The technician was too busy with his work, and didn't here what Hatata had сказал(-а) to him.

"Have Ты came up with new launch codes?!" The colonel asked again, еще louder this time.

"No." The technician replied.

"Then Ты need to hurry up with your work. We must get them back as quickly as possible."

A captain walked in "Sir? Your flight to Chicago is all set." He said.

"Thank you." Replied the colonel. He walked towards the door, and looked back at the technician, "If those launch codes are not ready by the time I get back, Ты are a dead man."

Meanwhile in London, Bond was waiting for M to see him. "What are Ты so happy about?" Money Penny asked.

"I get a two week leave after this assignment." Bond said. "Whatever it is must be tougher than my last assignment."
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Review by DR76 posted Больше года
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I just recently watched Pierce Brosnan’s секунда outing as James Bond in this 1997 movie that co-stars Michelle Yeoh, Jonathan Pryce and Teri Hatcher.


"TOMORROW NEVER DIES" (1997) Review

I wish I could say that my opinion of the movie has improved over the years . . . but I would be lying. Mind you, "TOMORROW NEVER DIES" did have some highlights, but unfortunately, it possessed еще negative traits than positive ones. I think it would be best if I Список both the good and the bad about this movie:


Positive

*Michelle Yeoh

*Bond’s romantic scene with Danish linguist was rather sexy

*Foreign locations – Hamburg and Thailand (as Vietnam) never looked lovelier

*Bond and Wai-Lin’s escape from Caver building in Vietnam - great stunt
*Motorcycle chase – well done

*Pierce Brosnan – seemed natural . . . when he was Актёрское искусство in scenes with Yeoh
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Fan fiction by Seanthehedgehog posted Больше года
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It was a cold winter день in North Korea. As two korean soldiers were walking by a building, a person could be seen sneaking to the entrance.

The two koreans raised their assault rifles, seeing if there was an enemy in sight, but there wasn't. или was there?

The sound of a door opening could be heard, and then it quickly closed. The koreans had no idea who it was, или what happened.

After entering the base, the man all dressed in black took off his mask. The mask revealed to be none other than Bond. James Bond.

He looked around the hallway he was in with great care. What he was looking for was very important. A hard drive, for a computer with codes to launch nuclear missiles.

If the hard drive was not taken in time, the missiles would hit several highly populated cities, not only in Asia, but in The United States, England, and France.

A korean soldier was seen near the computer, but Bond was prepared for this. Pulling out a silenced Walther, he pulled the trigger, as a bullet sped across the room, hitting the enemy soldier between his eyes.
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”GOLDENEYE” (1995) Review

What can I say about 1995’s ”GOLDENEYE”? For one, it marked a series of firsts for the Bond franchise. The movie happened to be Pierce Brosnan’s first outing as James Bond. ”GOLDENEYE” turned out to be Dame Judi Dench’s first time portraying Bond’s MI-6 boss, “M”. And the movie also proved to be a first Bond film for director Martin Campbell, who will return eleven years later to direct 2006’s ”CASINO ROYALE”.

After 1989’s ”LICENSE TO KILL”, I found myself frustrated by talk that it was time for EON Productions to give up on Timothy Dalton as Bond and find a new actor. To be frank, I did not want them to give up on Dalton. I thought he could have done at least one или two еще Bond films in the 1990s. Needless to say, a lengthy lawsuit and Dalton’s reluctance to return to the role had put an end to my hopes. I was quite prepared to dislike ”GOLDENEYE”, until I heard that Pierce Brosnan had took over the Bond role. As much as I had grown to Любовь Dalton’s interpretation of Bond, I had always been a Brosnan Фан since his four-year stint as TV detective,...
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TIMOTHY DALTON AND THE JAMES BOND FRANCHISE

I am going to start out saying that EON Productions have been lucky in choosing the six actors who managed to bring their own sense of style to the role of James Bond . . . and I mean all of them. And all were smart enough to portray Bond in a way that suited them, instead of adhering to what the public или the producers wanted them to play Bond.

That said, I want to say a few things about Timothy Dalton. Even though I was a major Фан of Roger Moore, I realized by the mid-80s that it was time for him to retire from the role. With great fondness, I сказал(-а) adieu and breathlessly anticipated Timothy Dalton's debut in 1987's "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS". And I was not disappointed. The 1987 movie easily became one of my all time Избранное Bond films and I became a major Фан of Dalton's. Although the drug angle in 1989's "LICENSE TO KILL" seemed a little too "MIAMI VICE" for my taste, I still recognized it as a good revenge story that allowed Dalton to take the Bond role to a grittier edge. So, when I heard that he would no longer be playing Bond in the early 90s, I had felt a little...
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"LICENCE TO KILL" (1989) Review


Most James Bond Фаны tend to use ”LICENSE TO KILL” as an example of why Timothy Dalton’s tenure as the British agent had failed. Failed? Hmm. Granted, the Welsh-born actor had only starred in two Bond films, but chances are he would have starred in a third if EON Productions had not found itself mired in some lengthy legal battle that lasted throughout the early 1990s. Although ”LICENSE TO KILL” never made as much money at the U.S. box office as its predecessor, ”THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS”, it proved to be an interesting addition to the Bond franchise.

Now, when I had сказал(-а) that ”LICENSE TO KILL” was interesting, I was not kidding. It turned out to be a rather unusual experience. The movie turned out to be a revenge story that started with the capture of a drug czar named Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi), at the hands of Bond and Felix Leiter (David Hedison), now a DEA agent, on the latter’s wedding day. Unfortunately for Leiter and his new bride (Priscilla Barnes), a fellow DEA agent named Killifer (Everett McGill) helps Sanchez escape . . . an act that leads to Della Leiter’s...
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"THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" (1987) Review

Last год marked the 25th anniversary of EON Productions' release of its 15th entry in the Bond franchise – "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS". The movie featured the first of two times in which actor Timothy Dalton portrayed the famous British spy, James Bond. I first saw "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" on the night of July 31, 1987 – the дата of its original U.S. release. My family and I saw it at the Grauman Chinese Theater in Hollywood. The theater was so packed that we ended up seated near the screen. I had a headache by the time the movie ended. Yet, watching the movie that night was one of the most enjoyable movie going experiences of my life.

The movie’s Название comes from the 1966 short story, ”The Living Daylights” in which Bond is assigned to assassinate a KGB sniper out to kill a MI-6 agent trying to escape from the Soviet Bloc in Berlin. The movie’s director, John Glen, along with screenwriters Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson, took aspects of that short story and used it to set the movie's plot in motion. "THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS" begins with a military exercise on Gilbratar in which...
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"MOORE AS BOND"

I always found it odd that many Bond Фаны tend to dismiss Roger Moore's performances as a non-threatening Bond. While watching the "Special Features" segment for my "CASINO ROYALE" DVD, I saw the "Bond Girls Are Forever" segment in which Jane Seymour described her character's relationship with Moore's Bond. From what she and Maud Adams had said, I got the distinct impression that in his own way, Moore's Bond was just as ruthless as the other Bonds.

Unlike his fellow Bond actors, Moore’s ruthlessness usually did not involve grittiness of any kind или overt menace. Judging from Seymour's Описание of Moore's Bond and my own memories, I suspect that Moore's ruthlessness was a lot еще subtle, but equally cold-blooded. I believe that Moore had portrayed Bond as a manipulative and cold-blooded cad, who would use anyone to achieve his goal . . . while smiling in their faces или whispering soft words. And thinking about this made me realize that Moore's portrayal of Bond had еще than just tongue-in-cheek humor. He had portrayed a Bond that turned out tobe very unique from the others. Perhaps the other Bonds have used или manipulated...
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"A VIEW TO A KILL" (1985) Review

The год 1985 marked a milestone in the history of the Bond franchise. This was the год in which EON Productions released their latest Bond film, "A VIEW TO A KILL". The movie would turn out to be Roger Moore's last turn as the British agent, James Bond. With this movie, Moore would become the only actor who has portrayed Bond for EON Productions еще than any other - seven times. Sean Connery would also portray Bond seven times, but his last effort would not be for EON Productions.

But this review is not about Moore's tenure as James Bond. It is about his last movie - namely "A VIEW TO A KILL". The franchise's 14th installment is not what I would call a remarkable film. But I do not consider it a travesty like many other Bond Фаны do. On the whole, it struck me as a slight remake of the 1964 film, "GOLDFINGER" in regard to one scene and the villain's objective. In "GOLDFINGER", the villain's objective was to destroy the U.S. Золото reserve at Fort Knox with a nuclear bomb in order to drive up the value of his own supply of gold. In "A VIEW TO A KILL", the villain's objective was to destroy the U.S. dominant...
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"OCTOPUSSY" (1983) Review

While perusing some of the Bond forums, I have noticed that 1983’s ”OCTOPUSSY” is not highly regarded by many fans. Personally, I have always found this hard to understand или accept, considering that the movie has been one of my Избранное entries in the Bond franchise for years. But after watching it recently . . . I still do not understand its low standing amongst the fans.

The pre-title sequence for "OCTOPUSSY" is merely a little teaser about Bond’s attempt to sabotage a ракета system in the банан Republic (aka Cuba). It was light, humorous and filled with plenty of solid action. I particularly enjoyed the fact that what started out as failure on Bond’s part after he found himself captured by enemy soldiers, ended up as a success partially through the actions of the enemy, when they attempt to shoot down the Acrostar Mini-Jet he used for a quick escape. Although entertaining, the pre-title sequence has nothing to do with the main story, which involves a power-hungry Soviet general, a mysterious and beautiful smuggler/circus owner and a duplicitous афганец, афганский, афганские prince.
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Below is a review I had written of the 1981 James Bond movie, "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY":


"FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" (1981) Review

If James Bond Фаны and critics had judged all of EON Productions’ 1981 movie, "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" solely on its pre-credit sequence, the movie probably would have barely made a dime at the box office. Worse, it would have been regarded as the worst movie in the entire Bond franchise. Thankfully, the rest of the movie proved to be far superior to its atrocious opening sequence.

"FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" marked the directorial debut of John Glen, previously an assistant director and editor of Назад Bond movies. Glen ended up steering the Bond franchise through a record five movies, all released between 1981 and 1989. With screenwriters Richard Maibaum and Michael G. Wilson (say that again?), Glen would take the franchise into a new era that depended less upon gadgets, grandiose villains and their even еще outlandish schemes; and еще on well-written plots, gritty edge and deep characterizations. And this new direction was certainly obvious in "FOR YOUR EYES ONLY" . . . well, except for the...
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“MOONRAKER” (1979) Review

Well, I just watched “MOONRAKER”. Today, it is considered to be one of the worst Bond Фильмы of all times. It has been accused by Фаны and critics alike of taking the Bond franchise into a realm of tasteless excess and fantasy. I will not deny there are aspects of “MOONRAKER” that turned me off – including Bond’s final confrontation with the villain aboard the latter’s Космос station. But after watching it . . . I cannot honestly Список “MOONRAKER” as one of my least Избранное Bond films, let alone as one of the worst. Trust me, I have seen a lot worst.

Despite some similarities, the movie did not heavily adapt the 1955 novel. The movie kept the same villain – Hugo Drax. And it did involve rockets and Космос travel. Also, the villain’s intent did involve the destruction of a place – in the novel, the villain wanted to destroy Лондон and in the movie, the human race on Earth. But . . . there were differences. Instead of a British policewoman named Gala Brand, the movie features an American CIA agent/NASA-trained astronaut named Dr. падуб, holly, холли Goodhead.
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"THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" (1977) Review

"THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" became EON Productions 10th entry in the Bond franchise in 1977. It also marked Sir Roger Moore’s third turn as British agent, James Bond, Cubby Broccoli’s as sole producer for the first time and Lewis Gilbert’s секунда time at bat as director of a Bond film. This is the movie that introduced the catchphrase, “Nobody does it better,” and according to many critics and fans, saved the Bond franchise back in the 1970s. Watching "THE SPY WHO Любовь ME", I can understand why many would harbor this belief.

Many critics and Фаны tend to credit или blame Roger Moore for helping to Ашер in the era of “fantasy” Bond – in other words a Bond movie that basically feels еще like a fantasy/science-fiction action movie than a spy thriller. I do not really accept this view, since I believe that 1964’s "GOLDFINGER" was responsible for this change of style in the Bond franchise. In fact, Connery did two other Фильмы that continued this very element in the movies. Roger Moore merely continued what Connery had begun in Фильмы like "LIVE AND LET DIE" and "THE MAN WITH...
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"THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN" (1974) Review

What can I say about 1974’s "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN"? It is not the worst James Bond movie I have ever seen. I can think of at least two или three of which I have a lower opinion. But I do believe that it is the worst Roger Moore film in the franchise.

Apparently screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz believed the same. He made the decision to bow out of adapting Ian Fleming's 1965 novel, before the script could be finished. The plot for "THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN" focused on the Solex Agitator - a device which can упряжь, ремень безопасности the power of the sun. Before Bond could investigate the death of scientist who was thought to be in possession of information crucial to the creation of the Solex Agitator, he has to find out why hitman Francisco Scaramanga had sent a golden bullet to him.

It turns out that Scaramanga’s long-suffering mistress, Andrea Anders, had sent the bullet to Bond, hoping that he would kill the hitman. Eventually, Bond teams up with MI-6 agents Mary Goodnight and Lieutenant Hip against Francisco Scaramanga - The Man with the Golden Gun and his employer, billionaire Hai Fat....
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"LIVE AND LET DIE" (1973) Review

Between 1967 and 1972, EON Productions spent a chaotic five years trying to find one man to portray James Bond following Sean Connery’s decision to retire from the role. Nineteen sixty-eight found Australian model, George Lazenby in the role. But after one movie, the excellent "ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE", Lazenby decided that he did not want to continue the role. Connery came back for one last movie - "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER", but did not bother to stick around.

Then in 1972, брокколи and Saltzman hired Roger Moore (famous for the TV series, "THE SAINT") to portray the British agent. And Moore went on to play the role for the Далее 12 years. But he had to start somewhere and he did with 1973’s "LIVE AND LET DIE". This was the very first Bond movie I had ever seen. Although I have a great sentimental attachment to the movie, I do not really consider it to be amongst the finest in the franchise. Nor is it a personal Избранное of mine.
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"DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER" (1971) Review

I might as well be frank. After my Последнее viewing of "DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER", I have come to the conclusion that it just might truly be the worst James Bond movie ever released by EON Productions. I certainly view it as an unworthy follow-up to the superb "ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE". Yet, despite my low opinion of the movie, I also found it to be very funny.

The movie’s pre-credits started the movie out with a montage featuring Bond’s Поиск for Ernst Stravos Blofeld, head of SPECTRE and the man responsible for the brutal murder of the agent’s wife of a few hours, Teresa Bond. And yet . . . the movie had never clearly stated that Bond wanted revenge for his wife’s death. Rather curious. I suppose that брокколи and Saltzman wanted the audience to forget about "OHMSS" . . . and at the same time, remember that Bond had a reason to seek revenge against Blofeld. The movie eventually unfolded a tale featuring a diamond smuggling operation from South Africa to Amsterdam and finally to Las Vegas. Apparently, the operation seemed to becoming to an end, since two assassins – the very...
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"ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE" (1969) Review

At least ten years или еще must have passed since I last saw the 1969 Bond movie, "ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (OHMSS)". EON Production’s sixth entry in the Bond franchise has the distinction of being the only movie that starred Australian male model-turned-actor, George Lazenby. It was the first EON movie that did not звезда Sean Connery – already fixed in the public’s mind as the only actor who can portray James Bond. And it was the only movie that was directed by former film editor, Peter Hunt.

I first became aware of “OHMSS” back in the mid-1980s. I had seen it on Телевидение once, when I was a child. But ABC Television’s botched editing had turned me off from the movie. I eventually became a Фан during repeated viewings of the movie during the mid and late 1980s. By the beginning of the 1990s, “OHMSS” had been fixed as my Избранное Bond movie. For years, it remained in this position, despite repeating viewings of other Bond movies, the release of the Brosnan films and my own mysterious reluctance to watch “OHMSS”. It seemed as if I was afraid to watch it again,...
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