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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted January 05, 2018 02:25 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I have just watched the ITV showing of the new Bond film, "Spectre". Where did all the cost of $250 million go? I hope cinemas got better copies than the one received by TV. It looked like a fading SP print with no real colours.

The story line was poor, not entertaining and boring. Where was all the gloss of the "good old Bonds"? Daniel Craig just went through the motions of acting. In my opinion, the worst Bond yet, so far. He even made George Lazenby look good.

A new Bond film was always an event, but not this one.

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Robert Crewdson
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 - posted January 05, 2018 03:27 AM      Profile for Robert Crewdson     Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I think the good ones ended with Timothy Dalton. I bought a copy of 'Die another Day', and the computer generated effects spoilt it for me. It was way over the top.

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David Hardy
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 - posted January 05, 2018 03:59 AM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
Guys I have to disagree with you there.

Outwith most of the Sean Connery and the George Lazenby ones I think Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever.

I never liked any of the Moore,Dalton or Pierce Bonds.

On stating that I dislike Connery's DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER and NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN.

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Mark Todd
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 - posted January 05, 2018 04:22 AM      Profile for Mark Todd   Email Mark Todd   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I also prefer Craig and the extra edge Bond would have to have.

But I enjoy them all.

The recent ones do seem to have a slightly subdued look colour wise to me though.

Best Mark.

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Maurice Leakey
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 - posted January 05, 2018 04:43 AM      Profile for Maurice Leakey   Email Maurice Leakey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
No worry.
I can sit down at any time and watch the best Bond ever. "Goldfinger".
I have a 16mm print in great Kodachrome colour, and magnetic sound.

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David Hardy
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 - posted January 05, 2018 01:17 PM      Profile for David Hardy   Email David Hardy   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
My best Sean Connery Bond is FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE.
A great script with the minimum use of techy gadgets. [Big Grin]

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Mike Newell
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I would have to say Goldfinger would be my favourite Bond bu From Russia with Love was a strong contender. I suppose Croatia looking cannily like Bonnie Scotand wouldn't be influencing you Mr Hardy😀

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Neil Massey
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 - posted January 06, 2018 10:24 AM      Profile for Neil Massey   Email Neil Massey   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
For me, I have always had a soft spot for You Only Live Twice. It's a great combination of escapist '60s action and gadgets - Little Nellie and all. Would love to have a scope print of this title and it's one of the titles I wished I had hired when Filmbank had it.

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Brian Fretwell
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I caught about the last half of Spectre on ITC last night, at least the didn't crop it to 16:9 as they have other Bonds recently. t made me glad I didn't waste money going to the cinema for this.

It just seemed to me to be trying to wrap up the series for another re-boot and as said with the current de-saturated colours making it look just "wrong" and no feeling of involvement. The fact I could see a couple of plot points coming a mile off didn't help either.

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Oliver F. R. Feld
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 - posted January 07, 2018 04:07 AM      Profile for Oliver F. R. Feld   Email Oliver F. R. Feld   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I stopped watching „the new Bond“ after approx. 40 minutes of „Quantum“ when I left the cinema and to me it’s the end of an era.
Even Jason Statham‘s TRANSPORTER is more Bond-like than Craig.
My favorite Bonds are GOLDFINGER, YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE and OHMSS.
But everything’s a question of taste

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Mark Mander
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 - posted January 07, 2018 05:47 AM      Profile for Mark Mander   Email Mark Mander   Send New Private Message       Edit/Delete Post 
I thought the last two Bonds Daniel Craig has done were very good,The first two not so good,As for the colour on Spectre I didn't think it was bad,my favourite Bond is Roger Moore but Goldfinger is my favourite film,Mark

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Mark Todd
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Of the Craigs I like 1 3 and 4 pretty much, the second one was very weak.

There is talk of the next Bond being a lady or of an ethnic origin.

I do like Ben Whishaw as Q.

Best Mark.

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