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Favorite Sean Connery James Bond Film


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Favorite Sean Connery James Bond Film

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#61 007 A.k.A MI6

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Posted 01 April 2003 - 01:45 AM

Goldfinger has to be my favorite Connery Bond Film. There are many great scenes in the movie, like the opening scene. I think Goldfinger also has the best villian henchman, Oddjob. Thats classic all the way. I would have to say Dr. No comes 2nd. It started the whole punch line thing and i think its clever for the 60's, as well as many great scenes too. As for the rest of the Connery Bond films, i enjoy them too, but i have no specific place for them.

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Posted 07 April 2003 - 05:57 PM

DAF was great and my personal favourite--some said sean was too old, I thought he was at his best--GF was great also---It would be interesting to see how sean would do in OHMSS--it was a good script, but I don't know how sean would handle the marriage thing--if he had done it, I don't think Bond would have ever been married--he only got married because there needed to be a drastic storyline twist since Lazenby was new and not as good as others-although i believe george gave it an admirably good try, people were just too used to sean as bond, not yet ready for change

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 09:54 AM

From Russia With Love and Goldfinger are both classics but very different. FRWL has Connery giving a dark performance which is appropriate for the film. In Goldfinger, which is more cartoonish and sillier, Connery creates a lighter performance and he doesn't seem like he's taking any of it seriously. The Bond/Oddjob battle in Fort Knox is more like the Clark Kent/Evil Superman fight in Superman III, and the fight between Bond and Grant is one of the most brutal, exhausting, realistic fights in movie history. I voted for FRWL because it has the best Bond ally in Karem Bey and their scenes together are priceless. The film also has wonderful and dirty villians, a terrific Connery performance, and the greatest story of the series. Goldfinger on the other hand has a great villian too, but Jill Masterson is really the only memorable Bond girl in the film with Tilly and Pussy Galore being less appealing. Goldfinger's plan is one of the series most interesting, and the scene in Miami always excites me. It's just that Goldfinger is a lighter and more comical film than FRWL and it is a matter of opinion.

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Posted 19 April 2003 - 10:48 AM

Definitely From Russia With Love, a rare time before Bond got silly, and a superb true spy film. tense and dramatic.

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Posted 17 May 2003 - 11:25 PM

Goldfinger is the best Connery film for all the reasons stated above and also because it has the only theme song I know all the words to.

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Posted 18 May 2003 - 12:11 AM

Originally posted by taxman2001
Goldfinger is the best Connery film for all the reasons stated above and also because it has the only theme song I know all the words to.

Yes, I agree.

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Posted 11 June 2003 - 03:37 AM

I thought I'd be the only one voting for Dr. No but I guess I'm not. I just love the first Bond film, if only for the fact that it started it all. LOL!!!

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Posted 11 June 2003 - 06:27 PM

Originally posted by taxman2001
Goldfinger is the best Connery film for all the reasons stated above and also because it has the only theme song I know all the words to.


I know all the words to the Dr. No theme song.

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 05:33 AM

I say DR. NO. It is my all time favorite Bond film. Pure and simple.

THUNDERBALL is my second.

FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is my third favorite Connery Bond, but fourth behind OHMSS.

GOLDFINGER, I've never been a huge fan, I think it's somewhat overrated. That's just me.

DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER is okay. Goofy, but fun in a way. :)

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE is awful in my opinion. It's my very least favorate (Official) Bond film of all time. It's awful to me.

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN.... NEVER WATCH THIS MOVIE AGAIN. :) I finally goy around to seeing a few months ago, it was extremely painful to watch. :)

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Posted 16 June 2003 - 05:37 AM

oops :)

#71 DLibrasnow

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 01:44 PM

Originally posted by Mansfield 005

NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN.... NEVER WATCH THIS MOVIE AGAIN. :)  I finally goy around to seeing a few months ago, it was extremely painful to watch. :)


This actually ranks as one of my favorite Bond movies. I loved the fact it was so different.
I think it has some of the best dialogue of the series and Barbara Carerra as Fatima was so deliciously evil that she was the best femme fatale of the whole Bond genre. NSNA is a movie that regularly finds its way into my DVD player :)

I saw "Dr. No" on TNN last night. It has probably been a good four or five years since I had last seen it. I kept thinking about how innovative that movie must have been in 1962 (I wasn't alive at the time).

#72 ChandlerBing

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 01:52 PM

I would have watched Dr. No last night but I went and saw the sneak preview for T3 instead. I got home just in time to see Connery electrocuting himself trying to get out of his cell.

#73 DLibrasnow

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 02:04 PM

What was T3 like Chandler? It got a terrible review on "Good Morning America" today.

#74 JimmyBond

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Posted 02 July 2003 - 07:21 PM

I voted Thunderball, though Dr. No and FRWL are great films as well.

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Posted 17 July 2003 - 09:42 PM

IT'S DAF. THE WITTIEST OF THE SERIES, GREAT ARRAY OF CHARACTERS, BEST EVER USE OF USA FOR LOCATIONS, VERY ENTERTAINING AND FUNNY AND YET PLAYED STRAIGHT BY SC SO WE CAN BELIEVE IT IF WE WANT TO. INTERESTING CONTRAST OF HIGH VIOLENCE FOR A BOND FILM AND YET MORE HUMOUR BUT NOT SLAP STICK. SC WAS OK PHYSICALLY PAST HIS PEAK BUT HIS PERFORMANCE IS UNSURPASSED.

#76 Desslar

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Posted 20 July 2003 - 03:03 AM

I have to vote Goldfinger as being the best Bond film ever. This film really cemented the Bond formula, which all subsequent Bond films have adopted one way or another. It's got a great villain and henchman, tons of classic dialogue, several hot babes, and greatest Bond car ever.

You Only Live Twice would be my second favorite for Connery. It does have some very silly material (like Bond "becoming" Japanese), but is just non-stop fun. Little Nelly is a close second to the Goldfinger AM as best Bond vehicle. It's cool to see Bond in Japan, where mysteriously he has yet to return. Finally the climactic battle in the volcano is just sensational, setting the standard which future Bond films have tried but largely failed to match.

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Posted 29 July 2003 - 04:46 AM

Its always been tough for me to decide which Connery Flick is better...Dr. No...or...From Russia With Love. Those are the two best Bond movies period, but I have a hard time saying which is better. I watch FRWL, and then its my fav again, but a couple months later I put in Dr. No...and then that one is my fav again. HaHa, so I cant say for sure



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#78 Jaelle

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 04:04 PM

My ranking of Sean's films:

1. FRWL
2. GF
3. TB
4. DN
5. YOLT
6. DAF

For me, FRWL comes first because there's not one second that, imo, is wasted. The film is taut, has a fantastically tough no-nonsense developing friendship between Bond and Kerim Bey, and of course there's the series' best henchman (who I think should really be accorded the status of main villain). Plus there's the best, most convincing Blofeld of the series.

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Posted 21 August 2003 - 06:38 PM

Righty007's Ranking:

1. Goldfinger
2. Dr. No
3. You Only Live Twice
4. Diamonds Are Forever
5. Thunderball
6. From Russia With Love

#80 DanMan

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 01:01 AM

New Ranking...

1. Goldfinger
2. Thunderball
3. Diamonds Are Forever
4. From Russia With Love
5. You Only Live Twice
6. Dr.No (Still great)

#81 DieAnotherDay57

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 01:06 AM

Could someone tell me wat IMO means , I ve heard it a lot but i duno wat it is .

#82 zencat

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 01:09 AM

IMO = In My Opinion.

IMHO = In My Humble Opinion

#83 Blofeld's Cat

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Posted 22 August 2003 - 01:12 AM

Originally posted by DieAnotherDay57
Could someone tell me wat IMO means , I ve heard it a lot but i duno wat it is .

In My Opinion

or

IMHO = In My Honest/Humble Opinion

Acronymfinder.com is a good site to use to get answers to acronyms on the web and elsewhere.
:)

#84 Moore Not Less

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Posted 26 August 2003 - 09:02 PM

Here is my ranking of Sean Connery's Bond films.

1. Goldfinger
2. From Russia With Love
3. You Only Live Twice ( Underrated, despite Connery's performance )
4. Thunderball
5. Dr No
6. Diamonds Are Forever

Goldfinger was the first to combine all the classic Bond elements in one film and it set the standard for all that followed.

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Posted 12 September 2003 - 12:08 PM

You missed NSNA Moore Not Less :)

#86 Ed King

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Posted 13 September 2003 - 02:00 AM

I voted for OHMSS. Lazenby is the biggest mistake in Bond history.

My ratings:
1 - Goldfinger
2 - You only live twice
3 - From Russia with love
4 - Thunderball
5 - Dr. No
6 - Diamonds are forever

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Posted 13 September 2003 - 05:03 PM

I'm surprised Thunderball rates at all. My own favourite is a tie between DAF / YOLT.

FRWL is a bore to me. Coma inducing - even allowing for 1963.
Thunderball is my least favourite film of the series - only has one redeeming feature - its title. NSNA is just cruel to sit through
AND a remake of Thunderball to boot.

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Posted 14 September 2003 - 06:58 PM

1. Goldfinger
2. From Russia with Love
3. You Only Live Twice
4. Dr. No
5. Never Say Never Again
6. Thunderball
7. Diamonds are Forever

I enjoyed FRWL. It was a good adaptation and had a very cohesive, entertaining plot.

Goldfinger was my favorite as a showcase of style and technical prowess. I personally feel that it was superior to Terence Young's entries.

I found Thunderball dull and stupid compared to the other Connery films. I don't know why it's so popular. It feels like it's based on non-Fleming material and is way too sixties-ish.

Dr. No was excellent considering its budget, but it is sort of a bore. Its soundtrack is terrible. I don't think they even had a scorer.

YOLT is underrated as a movie, but it is not the best. I think that it had one of the best Connery soundtracks, right after Goldfinger. It also had some memorable characters and the oft-parodied volcano lair. Plus, it had classic kitsch Blofeld.

DAF made me sick. I think it's Connery's worst. It was clearly pieced together in haste, while most of the cash and creative energy was devoted to luring back Connery. Jill St. John is the second-worst Bond girl, right after Denise.

NSNA was pretty good, despite the general public sentiment. It was well-written and had a sixties throwback quality to it. The only problem is that it was a remake of TB, whose story was frightfully boring. Kim Bassinger was awful in this, and some of its scenes were stupid, so it isn't very high on the list.

OHMSS would have been pretty cool if it had Connery, but I liked it just fine with Lazenby, and I hate going far-afield with these "what-ifs." Let's just say that casting Lazenby was "questionable."

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Posted 24 September 2003 - 06:10 PM

FRWL
GF
YOLT
TB
Dr.No
NSNA
DAF

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Posted 15 October 2003 - 04:52 AM

1. From Russia With Love--the best cast of any Bond film, bar none--Pedro Armendariz, Robert Shaw, Lotte Lenya, the fight on the train, the bridal suite scene. Simply the best.
2. Goldfinger--the prototype for the Bond formula, which shows why clones never surpass the original. Shirley Eaton painted gold. Oddjob. Aston Martin. The best Bond-villain exchange in any of the movies: "BOND: Do you expect me to talk? GOLDFINGER: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die." Priceless.
3. Dr. No--Clearly dated and somewhat quaint, but Ursula Andress coming out of the ocean and Connery's opening line in the casino with Sylvia Trench are classic.
4. Never Say Never Again--criminally underrated. One of Connery's best performances as 007. Klaus Maria Brandauer's Largo trumps Adolfo Celi's; Barbara Carrera's Fatima Blush is more distinctive than Luciana Paluzzi's Fiona Volpe; and Kim Basinger's Domino beats Claudine Auger's. Second best 007-villain exchange: "LARGO: So, do you lose as gracefully as you win? BOND: I wouldn't know. I've never lost."
5. Thunderball--See Never Say Never Again. The over-focus on gadgets at the expense of character development started with this one. It's an eye-popping spectacle, but just doesn't do it for me. Still, a lot better than You Only Live Twice, leagues ahead of Diamonds Are Forever and stomps any of the Moore or Brosnan films.
6. You Only Live Twice--too focused on travelogue and gadgets. Connery, as Steven Jay Rubin wrote in his Bond films book, sleepwalks through his role. Donald Pleasence's Blofeld rightfully served as the model for Austin Powers' Dr. Evil, and the screenplay is pure formula.
7. Diamonds Are Forever--Where to start? Without Connery, this would be one of the worst. Enter buffoonery. Charles Gray's Blofeld in drag. Charles Gray's Blofeld, period. Wint & Kidd. Strictly pewter compared to the luster of On Her Majesty's Secret Service, which (although it's been said so many times it's rote) would definitely have been Connery's high mark as 007.




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