Posted 14 November 2011 - 07:16 PM
To save this thread becoming a simple (read: boring) thread of lists, perhaps more people could say why a film is their favourite?
My favourite is [i]Goldfinger[i]. When I first saw it I thought it was slow, plodding and a little boring. I never understood why it was always lauded as THE best Bond film. Well after watching it many times since that first viewing I have done a complete u-turn.
I love it for so many reasons: Connery's most comfortable performance, the DB5, the banter with M, Honor Blackman (a proper actress rather than a dubbed mannequin) whith whom Connery has some great moments, the hilariously un-P.C. moments (mainly involving Dink), the great score and my favourite pre-credits sequence in the series. Not to mention some of the best one-liners.
It is certainly extravagant what with its bowler hat throwing Korean Butler, golden corpse, provocatively named Bond girl and attack on Fort Knox but that's what I like about it. As much as FRWL, for example, is an utterly fantastic film, I love Goldfinger because its just more fun without going to the Nth degree (like DAF or MR).