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6 hours ago, Sweeping Strings said:

A love for the Bond movies was passed down from my late father, and that led to my reading all the Fleming novels and short stories and quite a few of the continuation ones, too. Love the character ... the first action hero, you might say. 

I do like Craig, but I harbour a hope that with the next actor we can move away from the 'this time it's personal/weight of the world on Bond's shoulders' plotting and return to something more akin to 2 hours of escapist action-adventure.  

 

We need more of this. I will use the term breezy...

 

We need breezy entertainment. Not overanalyze narratives. Have a good plot, good action, some wit and cleverness, keep it tight and breezy - and you have yourself a good adult entertainment.

 

I think the last film to do this was Casino Royale.

 

But look at the Connery Bonds. That would be the template. 

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My faves, in no particular order;

 

OHMSS

Goldfinger

Thunderball

Casino Royale

Goldeneye - music ruins / keeps it from being perfect though

The World Is Not Enough

License To Kill

From Russia With Love

A View To A Kill

Live and Let Die

For Your Eyes Only - minus the dumb pre credit sequence

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19 minutes ago, El Jefe said:

My faves, in no particular order;

 

OHMSS

Goldfinger

Thunderballs

Casino Royale (2006)

From Russia With Love

Dr. No

 

Excellent list, that's mine too!

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QoS is a great film. People say it suffered from the writers strike, but its shorter length is a great strength, as it isn't overly bloated like the other Craig films. Concise, great setpieces, nifty Arnold score, interesting story.

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