Favorite James Bond Film?

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Goldeneye would be up there for me, probably the first Bond i seen, Famke Janssen for the small role she played as Xenia definetely left a lasting impression on poor wee innocent me !! :)
 
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I'm pretty certain the answer to this question will very much depend on your age. I'm an old man and I say: Goldfinger. It set the template for Bond movies, and every one since has either copied it or consciously set out to subvert it.
 
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I'm pretty certain the answer to this question will very much depend on your age. I'm an old man and I say: Goldfinger. It set the template for Bond movies, and every one since has either copied it or consciously set out to subvert it.
Same for me. Old man and Goldfinger. It's iconic.

I would say the 2006 version of Casino Royale is a close second but in a different way.
 
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See Licence To Kill was on ITV today so watched, been a good few years since I seen it.

See, the thing with Dalton, he isnt my favourite, I find him a bit awkward to watch at times, but that movie is a just a good movie overall. Been a good many years since I seen The Living Daylights but I have it in my head it was a pretty good one also. I must give that one a go soon.

My favourite was Roger Moore but, a couple of his movies, View To a Kill in particular, but Octopussy and Man With a Golden Gun also were weak.

I liked Connery, but being the generation I am, some of the earlier ones just look a litte dated to me, and the general style, that being said You Only Live Twice and Thunderball were really good, and to be fair, the earlier ones were not bad either, better than those above mentioned Roger Moore ones.
 
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In a move that may raise eyebrows in Whitehall circles, the actor Daniel Craig receives the Order of Saint Michael and Saint George (CMG) for outstanding contribution to film. It is the same award given to the fictional character he is best-known for playing, and one normally reserved for professional diplomats and intelligence officers.
 
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I'm pretty certain the answer to this question will very much depend on your age. I'm an old man and I say: Goldfinger. It set the template for Bond movies, and every one since has either copied it or consciously set out to subvert it.

I’m old too, almost certainly older than you, and I’ve never seen nor wanted to see a Bond film,
I’m now wondering if there’s some kind of prize for this?
 
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See Licence To Kill was on ITV today so watched, been a good few years since I seen it.

See, the thing with Dalton, he isnt my favourite, I find him a bit awkward to watch at times, but that movie is a just a good movie overall. Been a good many years since I seen The Living Daylights but I have it in my head it was a pretty good one also. I must give that one a go soon.

My favourite was Roger Moore but, a couple of his movies, View To a Kill in particular, but Octopussy and Man With a Golden Gun also were weak.

I liked Connery, but being the generation I am, some of the earlier ones just look a litte dated to me, and the general style, that being said You Only Live Twice and Thunderball were really good, and to be fair, the earlier ones were not bad either, better than those above mentioned Roger Moore ones.

I am bias as Dalton is my favourite, as an actor Dalton introduces weakness to Bond which never went down well at the time.

On the whole, Roger Moore was the Bond I grew up with, and fondly remember. Personally, The Man with the Golden Gun as a movie is brilliant (the book is unfinished and not great). The general plot would make a great 007 film even now. The idea of an assassin, calling card, a bullet trinket makes such a cool story.

The film was launched not so long after Dirty Harry (epic film) and the most powerful hang gun in the world so pitched for the times, like Moonraker and Star Wars.
 
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The Daniel Craig films are just so dark, not light-hearted like the earlier films. I miss the "spy" aspect: Bond sneaking around doing spy things with quiet spy music in the background. Now it's all jerky-camera action and chase scenes and more chase scenes and the occasional round of torture.

Go back to Pierce Brosnan who would chuckle at his own cleverness, or Sean Connery smacking a woman's bum as she was walking by. Roger Moore was wonderful as the everlasting playboy. The movies were just fun back then.
 
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It really was very expensive when it first came out.

Hah, I still have this set, but I had to throw the tin away as it just rusted so badly it disintegrated. Of course, I don't have a DVD player in the house so the films aren't much use either. :D
 
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The Daniel Craig films are just so dark, not light-hearted like the earlier films. I miss the "spy" aspect: Bond sneaking around doing spy things with quiet spy music in the background. Now it's all jerky-camera action and chase scenes and more chase scenes and the occasional round of torture.

Go back to Pierce Brosnan who would chuckle at his own cleverness, or Sean Connery smacking a woman's bum as she was walking by. Roger Moore was wonderful as the everlasting playboy. The movies were just fun back then.

I think you 100% hit the nail on the head with how I also feel.
 
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From Russia With Love is my favourite, chiefly because it is the most spy-y-ee of all the Bond films. He actually does cold war spy stuff. There isn't an over reliance on non credible gadgets. The main villain in Robert Shaw is a on a par and a genuine threat to Bond. Has one of the best final twists in Krebb/Maid. And Daniela Bianchi is my top Bond girl, and Connery best Bond.
 
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Caught Goldeneye on ITV4 the other day and they had cut that sauna scene. Disappointed is an understatement.
 
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I've just watched The World Is Not Enough, which is about oil pipelines that are contested between Russia and a rogue organisation. Pretty decent imo, packed with action, although I still prefer Tomorrow Never Dies - that's my favourite out of the "new" (1995-present) Bond films. I think the later Bond films (Casino Royale etc) got a bit too serious and not as action-packed as Goldeneye / Tomorrow Never Dies and the earlier 60s/70s Bonds.

Caught Goldeneye on ITV4 the other day and they had cut that sauna scene. Disappointed is an understatement.

Is that where Bond had a fight with that Russian girl and she bit his lip so it started bleeding slightly? If ITV4 deleted that scene but kept the earlier scene where the same Russian girl strangled that guy to death while having sex, then I would call that inconsistent editing from ITV4.
 
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