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Shit Good Nose

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Re: Bond
« Reply #960 on: September 08, 2020, 09:24:51 PM »
Much as I don't mind Goldfinger, his Fort Knox model is over elaborate even by Bond villain standards - I seem to remember there being little farm houses with animals and domestic vehicles.

Re: Bond
« Reply #961 on: September 08, 2020, 10:06:34 PM »
From what I remember it was all filmed in England aside from the Switzerland bit, the US Miami location stuff was filmed by a second unit (without Connery) and then parts of England dressed up to look like America.

This one of a few scenes that haven't aged well
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ovXysYZTVzs&ab_channel=TheDuckland

Also that awful blue onesie he wears, his comment about needing earmuffs to listen to The Beatles. Just generally not one of my faves.

Re: Bond
« Reply #962 on: September 08, 2020, 10:06:38 PM »
'You Only Live Twice' I find a little annoying in that it takes ages to just settle down and let a scene breathe a little. The first half is Bond falling down trap doors and running around like an idiot.

Re: Bond
« Reply #963 on: September 08, 2020, 10:07:55 PM »
'You Only Live Twice' I find a little annoying in that it takes ages to just settle down and let a scene breathe a little. The first half is Bond falling down trap doors and running around like an idiot.

And the absurdity of Sean Connery disguising himself as a Japanese man. Probably my favourite Bond theme though, and great last hour.

Shit Good Nose

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Re: Bond
« Reply #964 on: September 08, 2020, 10:17:01 PM »
Thunderball - first hour in a health spa.  Riveting.

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« Reply #965 on: September 08, 2020, 10:20:35 PM »
It's also weird how little Bond gives a shit about Aki when she swallows the poison meant for him. Especially as she's built up throughout the movie as the main love interest and it happens so close to the end of the movie. If that happened in the Craig era he'd have a breakdown and spend 2 movies on a rogue revenge spree.

famethrowa

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Re: Bond
« Reply #966 on: September 09, 2020, 12:10:16 AM »
"Who posted that?"
"It's that Old Nehamkin feller!"
"Say, what's the game here, Cook'd and Bomb'd?"
"Why I oughta –"
(etc.)

Sayyyyyy, don't get sore, see? He's a real wiiiseguy!

magval

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Re: Bond
« Reply #967 on: September 09, 2020, 08:17:55 AM »
On the American radio spots for Goldfinger the announcers all pronounce it so it rhymes with 'singer', but Americans don't say the word 'finger' that way do they?

That always amused me.

Dr Rock

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Re: Bond
« Reply #968 on: September 09, 2020, 09:00:57 AM »
Different places in the UK pronounce 'singer' differently, so I'm not sure. The way I say it is correct though.


Re: Bond
« Reply #969 on: September 09, 2020, 10:30:30 AM »
Perfect opportunity to make this a canonical part of the Bondiverse:


Of all the illegitimate sprogs James Bond must've left, why is his heir as a spy his sibling's son, thats what i want to know

Re: Bond
« Reply #970 on: September 09, 2020, 10:37:13 AM »
Of all the illegitimate sprogs James Bond must've left, why is his heir as a spy his sibling's son, thats what i want to know

The others were all half foreginish

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Re: Bond
« Reply #971 on: September 09, 2020, 12:50:08 PM »
Got to be honest I am really struggling to pronounce finger in a way that doesn't rhyme with singer...

Dr Rock

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Re: Bond
« Reply #972 on: September 09, 2020, 01:04:24 PM »
Got to be honest I am really struggling to pronounce finger in a way that doesn't rhyme with singer...

You are from The North and I claim my five pounds.

Re: Bond
« Reply #973 on: September 09, 2020, 01:41:34 PM »
I'm from the North and I'm utterly fucking baffled. They're the exact same word with the opening consonant sound changed?

Dr Rock

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Re: Bond
« Reply #974 on: September 09, 2020, 01:46:24 PM »
I'm from the North and I'm utterly fucking baffled. They're the exact same word with the opening consonant sound changed?

Imagine the Queen saying 'I felt the finger of a singer' - does it still rhyme?

Re: Bond
« Reply #975 on: September 09, 2020, 01:47:32 PM »
Clearly I'm far too provincial to accurately imagine the Queen because it absolutely does.

Re: Bond
« Reply #976 on: September 09, 2020, 01:49:42 PM »
In lots of UK dialects "singer" is pronounced with a "ng" sound. So it' sing-er instead of opposed to sin-ger.


Shit Good Nose

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Re: Bond
« Reply #977 on: September 09, 2020, 01:49:56 PM »
Are we basically talking about the hardness of the G?  As in in "finger" the G would be pronounced hard as the beginning of the second syllable, whilst in "singer" it would be a softer end to the first syllable.

EDIT - what popcorn said.

Re: Bond
« Reply #978 on: September 09, 2020, 02:56:53 PM »
Of all the illegitimate sprogs James Bond must've left, why is his heir as a spy his sibling's son, thats what i want to know

Blofeld's son?

kalowski

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Re: Bond
« Reply #979 on: September 11, 2020, 08:57:36 PM »
In lots of UK dialects "singer" is pronounced with a "ng" sound. So it' sing-er instead of opposed to sin-ger.
These both sound the same to me.

Dr Rock

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Re: Bond
« Reply #981 on: September 12, 2020, 09:01:38 AM »
Just rewatched 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. The ending where Bond and his pals arrive by helicopter at Blofield's snow hideout and the shootout is damn exciting and feels pretty iconic and influential. I'm sure it was an influence on the ending of 'Inception' plus loads of other action sequences with machine gun shootouts in the snow.
Was this the first film to do a scene like that?

OHMSS is difficult to watch sometimes as I think pretty much all of Lazenby's dialogue seems to be dubbed. Also, quite a few of the fight and chase scenes look sped up.
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Re: Bond
« Reply #982 on: September 12, 2020, 11:46:39 AM »
Of all the illegitimate sprogs James Bond must've left, why is his heir as a spy his sibling's son, thats what i want to know

I assume it's a situation like Corporal Pike and Sgt Wilson in Dad's Army, e.g. dirty shagger Bond is the real dad and the kid has gone through his entire life calling him "Uncle".

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« Reply #983 on: September 12, 2020, 11:14:52 PM »
Just rewatched 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service'. The ending where Bond and his pals arrive by helicopter at Blofield's snow hideout and the shootout is damn exciting and feels pretty iconic and influential. I'm sure it was an influence on the ending of 'Inception' plus loads of other action sequences with machine gun shootouts in the snow.
Was this the first film to do a scene like that?

It's a long time since I've seen it, but doesn't the Clint Eastwood World War Two actioner Where Eagles Dare have something similar? It's largely set at the top of a mountain anyway. It came out the year before OHMSS.

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« Reply #984 on: September 12, 2020, 11:33:42 PM »
It's a long time since I've seen it, but doesn't the Clint Eastwood World War Two actioner Where Eagles Dare have something similar? It's largely set at the top of a mountain anyway. It came out the year before OHMSS.

That was one I was thinking of, but I've never actually seen it. It seems perhaps that Bond was always good at copying whatever was big and influential at the time. Even 'From Russia With Love' borrowed heavily from 'North By Northwest'.

Re: Bond
« Reply #985 on: September 19, 2020, 02:32:21 PM »
Lots of rumours but nothing yet confirmed that Tom Hardy will be the next Bond.

I mean, he'd be absolutely perfect and fucking own the role. But I was hoping we'd get a slightly more surprising/interesting casting choice. In the same way that Craig was an interesting choice.

Dr Rock

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Re: Bond
« Reply #986 on: September 19, 2020, 03:29:53 PM »
Another 5'9 actor for Bond?

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Re: Bond
« Reply #987 on: September 19, 2020, 06:31:52 PM »
He resembles Craig just enough (ears) that they could maintain the continuity and go for a batshit plastic surgery explanation.

Re: Bond
« Reply #988 on: September 19, 2020, 06:57:19 PM »
See I'm thinking they might even have the same M, Q and Moneypenny but it would seem quite unusual. Perhaps maybe one film without them?

Would he be the best looking Bond we've had? I remember around the time of Casino Royale loads of people I knew fancied Craig but is that still the case? He's become a very odd looking man.

Shit Good Nose

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Re: Bond
« Reply #989 on: September 19, 2020, 07:02:48 PM »
He's become a very odd looking man.

I watched Knives Out last night and he does look like prime fit-man-heart-attack material.  Like Rodney Dangerfield at his most bug-eyed but without all the booze, fried chicken and fags.

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