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CBn Reviews Sean Connery's James Bond Films


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#1 Qwerty

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Posted 07 July 2005 - 07:01 PM

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#2 Qwerty

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Posted 18 June 2008 - 07:51 PM

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#3 williamwilliams

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 04:01 AM

Oh, a paradigm of its time; can there be any more typical a sixties’ film? Whilst its inherent plot flaws… oh bugger off you pretentious twerp; I fink it’s rubbish, and who’s the old bloke playing James Bond, fit birds though; ah, but listen to the music, they just don’t write them like that any more RETURNING TO THE POINT WHO THE HELL THOUGHT OF HAVING A GUARDSMAN RIDE A HORSE INTO A FLYING SAUCER???? Oh, what the Hell, at least it didn’t have an invisible car; the excesses of the more recent films tend to make this look quite sane. One-out-of, two-out-of, three-out-of, four-out-of, five-out-of five.

#4 JimmyBond

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Posted 24 October 2008 - 05:26 AM

Oh, a paradigm of its time; can there be any more typical a sixties’ film? Whilst its inherent plot flaws… oh bugger off you pretentious twerp; I fink it’s rubbish, and who’s the old bloke playing James Bond, fit birds though; ah, but listen to the music, they just don’t write them like that any more RETURNING TO THE POINT WHO THE HELL THOUGHT OF HAVING A GUARDSMAN RIDE A HORSE INTO A FLYING SAUCER???? Oh, what the Hell, at least it didn’t have an invisible car; the excesses of the more recent films tend to make this look quite sane. One-out-of, two-out-of, three-out-of, four-out-of, five-out-of five.


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#5 O.H.M.S.S.

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Posted 07 January 2010 - 07:38 PM

I think he's referring to Casino Royale 1967, but I'm confused why he posted it here. I think he was confused too B) .

#6 Andy Bond

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Posted 15 February 2012 - 03:12 PM

The one that started it at all and a film with some of the most memorable scenes in cinema history. The first hour of the film or so is thriller-like and the way the film builds the mystery of its villain is well done. Everyone that Bond bumps into is shady and the audience doesn't know who to trust.

The film completely changes in tone in the second half and this means it becomes a bit uneven. It becomes more like the Bond we'll become used to in the future and almost feels like a different film. Dr. No is a good villain but a little underused and I found it a bit strange that the main heroine wasn't introduced until half way through the film.

Probably not quite as good as I remember but an entertaining adventure film and a good start to the franchise. 7.5/10.

#7 Jonathan Cape

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Posted 16 October 2013 - 02:26 PM

Some (maybe all!) the links to the articles to each respective film do not work. Try YOLT for example.

 

Anyway, I was going to post an apt true story regarding that film that maybe one or possibly two others might not be aware:

  

While scouting for locations in Japan, the chief production team was nearly killed. On 5 March 1966, Producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, Director Lewis Gilbert, Cinematographer Freddie Young and Production Designer Ken Adam were booked to leave Japan on BOAC flight 911 departing Tokyo for Hong Kong and London. Two hours before their Boeing 707 flight departed, the team were invited to an unexpected ninja demonstration and so missed their plane. Their original flight took off without them as scheduled and twenty five minutes after take-off the plane disintegrated over Mt Fuji, killing everybody on board. The incident brought with it an unsettling reality to the meaning of the title "You Only Live Twice".





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