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Live and Let Die was released during the height of the blaxploitation era, and many blaxploitation archetypes and clichés are depicted in the film, including derogatory racial epithets ("honky"), black gangsters, and "pimpmobiles".

:lmao: oh God

The Bond people saw "Shaft" and figured this was a golden opportunity

They also saw Bruce Lee films as you'll soon discover.

I know a lot of you guys like him but many of the Moore films were pretty bad.

Still my favorite Moore scene: Karate guy comes at him flashing his pre-attack routine. Moore pulls out a gun and shoots him dead.

Which is still a great scene when it happens again in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

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I'm enjoying this thread and it has gotten me to consider doing the same even though I've seen all of them. I disagree with the idea that there is a bad Bond though. Bond is awesome. The universe of the character is just fun. While I love the new Craig version and the darker reality of it the earlier Bond movies are just fun ridiculous nonsense for the most part mixed with fights explosions, one liners, hot wimmins and every now and then really really good stories and some of the most iconic villians in movie history. I just roll with it. But I agree the effects don't hold up. I mentioned it in the movie thread. I saw the Bond one with Halle Berry recently and when compared to Craig's movies its just not the same. But that isn't fair to Brosnon, Moore, COnnery and Dalton. It's James Bond. Just go with it.

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Live and Let Die was released during the height of the blaxploitation era, and many blaxploitation archetypes and clichés are depicted in the film, including derogatory racial epithets ("honky"), black gangsters, and "pimpmobiles".

:lmao: oh God

The Bond people saw "Shaft" and figured this was a golden opportunity

They also saw Bruce Lee films as you'll soon discover.

I know a lot of you guys like him but many of the Moore films were pretty bad.

Still my favorite Moore scene: Karate guy comes at him flashing his pre-attack routine. Moore pulls out a gun and shoots him dead.

Moore gets criticized a lot for being soft but I suspect the body count in his films is just as high as the other Bonds.

Somebody counted the deaths in all the 007 movies and put it in a Google sheet.

Brosnan kills the most enemies. The films with the huge set pieces (You Only Live Twice, The Spy Who Loved Me) have the highest body counts.

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Live and Let Die was released during the height of the blaxploitation era, and many blaxploitation archetypes and clichés are depicted in the film, including derogatory racial epithets ("honky"), black gangsters, and "pimpmobiles".

:lmao: oh God

The Bond people saw "Shaft" and figured this was a golden opportunity

They also saw Bruce Lee films as you'll soon discover.

I know a lot of you guys like him but many of the Moore films were pretty bad.

Still my favorite Moore scene: Karate guy comes at him flashing his pre-attack routine. Moore pulls out a gun and shoots him dead.

Which is still a great scene when it happens again in Raiders of the Lost Ark.

It's probably a Honda, but you know the story behind that scene...Harrison Ford is sick, and can't do the original fight scene.

From IMDB.

The famous scene in which Indy shoots a marauding and flamboyant swordsman was not in the original script. Harrison Ford was supposed to use his whip to get the swords out of his attacker's hands, but the food poisoning he and the rest of the crew had gotten made him too sick to perform the stunt. After several unsuccessful tries, Ford suggested "shooting the sucker." Steven Spielberg immediately took up the idea and the scene was successfully filmed.

During filming in Tunisia, nearly everyone in the cast and crew got sick, except director Steven Spielberg. It is thought that he avoided illness by eating only the food he'd brought with him: cans and cans of Spaghetti-O's.

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Live and Let Die was released during the height of the blaxploitation era, and many blaxploitation archetypes and clichés are depicted in the film, including derogatory racial epithets ("honky"), black gangsters, and "pimpmobiles".

:lmao: oh God

The Bond people saw "Shaft" and figured this was a golden opportunity

They also saw Bruce Lee films as you'll soon discover.

I know a lot of you guys like him but many of the Moore films were pretty bad.

And Star Wars was such a big but that they had to find a way to get Bond into space.
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The very first Bond girl (the woman at the baccarat table in Dr. No) was named Sylvia Trench

"I'll be there in an hour."

"Hey. Your 'old case' sounds interesting, James."

"Make that an hour and a half."

That was also Sylvia Trench he was having the picnic with at the beginning of From Russia With Love

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The very first Bond girl (the woman at the baccarat table in Dr. No) was named Sylvia Trench

"I'll be there in an hour."

"Hey. Your 'old case' sounds interesting, James."

"Make that an hour and a half."

That was also Sylvia Trench he was having the picnic with at the beginning of From Russia With Love

So "bottom of the trench" was actually a very Bondian quip

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Did the OP succumb to womanly pressures or something?

No progress to report....

Got denied tonight.

"There is NO WAY we are watching another ####ing Bond movie tonight!"

I think she may be done.

This ever changing world in which we're living

Makes you give in and cry

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When I watch these, I just hang out in the basement or bedroom by myself. Actually my wife and I almost never watch tv together. She has godawful taste in television -- her favorite show is Criminal Minds, which is basically posty-porn.

Not a criticism at all. It's just interesting sometimes how different households operate under totally different dynamics.

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When I watch these, I just hang out in the basement or bedroom by myself. Actually my wife and I almost never watch tv together. She has godawful taste in television -- her favorite show is Criminal Minds, which is basically posty-porn.

Not a criticism at all. It's just interesting sometimes how different households operate under totally different dynamics.

Wife has little interest in my movies. Inspired to do the same as Cappy, so on to Thunderball tonight. She's happy to get more sleep before I join her.

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When I watch these, I just hang out in the basement or bedroom by myself. Actually my wife and I almost never watch tv together. She has godawful taste in television -- her favorite show is Criminal Minds, which is basically posty-porn.

Not a criticism at all. It's just interesting sometimes how different households operate under totally different dynamics.

Blu Ray is hooked up to the super nice tv. If I'm going to hold her in for 16 more of these I have to bend a little.

I need her quips and disgruntled sighs to get through this tbh.

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When I watch these, I just hang out in the basement or bedroom by myself. Actually my wife and I almost never watch tv together. She has godawful taste in television -- her favorite show is Criminal Minds, which is basically posty-porn.

That show is on late at night seemingly everywhere. Whenever I can't sleep I end up watching a couple of those episodes. They always suck me in.

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Alright. I am a lemming, Count me in for the start to finish Bond marathon. But if I am going to do it, I am going to do it right. I am going to re-read each book first and then watch the movies. And I am going to go in the order that the books were written just to get a better idea of the evolution of the character.

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Alright. I am a lemming, Count me in for the start to finish Bond marathon. But if I am going to do it, I am going to do it right. I am going to re-read each book first and then watch the movies. And I am going to go in the order that the books were written just to get a better idea of the evolution of the character.

Hardcore.

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Best part of LaLD is Sheriff J.W. Pepper.

Clifton James was a great character actor and is still alive

he's in either the next one or another roger moore one very soon after and is total gold

The Man with the Golden Gun. He and the wife are in the Far East on vacation.

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Best part of LaLD is Sheriff J.W. Pepper.

Clifton James was a great character actor and is still alive

he's in either the next one or another roger moore one very soon after and is total gold

See, I freaking hate this character. A little comic relief is fine, but this guy is too over-the-top to be actually funny. My opinion, of course.

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Best part of LaLD is Sheriff J.W. Pepper.

Clifton James was a great character actor and is still alive

he's in either the next one or another roger moore one very soon after and is total gold

See, I freaking hate this character. A little comic relief is fine, but this guy is too over-the-top to be actually funny. My opinion, of course.

His appearance makes perfect sense in the middle of all the silly racist stuff going on in Live and Let Die, but his repeat appearance in Thailand (car shopping no less) is more ridiculously improbable than any Bond villain's fiendish plot to conquer the world.

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Best part of LaLD is Sheriff J.W. Pepper.

Clifton James was a great character actor and is still alive

he's in either the next one or another roger moore one very soon after and is total gold

See, I freaking hate this character. A little comic relief is fine, but this guy is too over-the-top to be actually funny. My opinion, of course.

:thumbup:

I have a feeling we would be great friends IRL

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BOND POWER RANKINGS

1. From Russia

2. Goldfiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinger (he's just too much!)

3. Dr. No

4. You Only Live Twice

5. Thunderball

6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service

7. Diamonds Are Forever

8. Live and Let Die

Yikes. That was bad. I did like Moore though, he was very smooth. Hopefully he gets some decent plot lines (:unsure:) Seymour was gorgeous too.

Just a really really stupid movie though.

The Man With The Golden Gun is next.

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Honestly after these last two movies I'm a little surprised the franchise survived.

The Man with the Golden Gun really could have been the nail in the coffin. It's just a straight up horrible movie. Everything that's cliche about the 70s.
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Honestly after these last two movies I'm a little surprised the franchise survived.

The Man with the Golden Gun really could have been the nail in the coffin. It's just a straight up horrible movie. Everything that's cliche about the 70s.

Boss! De plane! De Plane!

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Honestly after these last two movies I'm a little surprised the franchise survived.

The Man with the Golden Gun really could have been the nail in the coffin. It's just a straight up horrible movie. Everything that's cliche about the 70s.

The 70's themselves were a cliche.

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Honestly after these last two movies I'm a little surprised the franchise survived.

The Man with the Golden Gun really could have been the nail in the coffin. It's just a straight up horrible movie. Everything that's cliche about the 70s.

The 70's themselves were a cliche.

While Saltzman and Broccoli were making entertaining crap like Live and Let Die and The Man With the Golden Gun, the film industry was enjoying one of the most fertile periods in its history. The Godfather parts I and II, Cries and Whispers, Last Tango in Paris, Jaws, The Sting, Chinatown, The Conversation, Amarcord and Nashville were all released in the same time frame as the early Roger Bonds. The cliches came afterwards.

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Honestly after these last two movies I'm a little surprised the franchise survived.

The Man with the Golden Gun really could have been the nail in the coffin. It's just a straight up horrible movie. Everything that's cliche about the 70s.

The 70's themselves were a cliche.

While Saltzman and Broccoli were making entertaining crap like Live and Let Die and The Man With the Golden Gun, the film industry was enjoying one of the most fertile periods in its history. The Godfather parts I and II, Cries and Whispers, Last Tango in Paris, Jaws, The Sting, Chinatown, The Conversation, Amarcord and Nashville were all released in the same time frame as the early Roger Bonds. The cliches came afterwards.

I was referring to the entire decade, not just movies.

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Honestly after these last two movies I'm a little surprised the franchise survived.

The Man with the Golden Gun really could have been the nail in the coffin. It's just a straight up horrible movie. Everything that's cliche about the 70s.

The 70's themselves were a cliche.

While Saltzman and Broccoli were making entertaining crap like Live and Let Die and The Man With the Golden Gun, the film industry was enjoying one of the most fertile periods in its history. The Godfather parts I and II, Cries and Whispers, Last Tango in Paris, Jaws, The Sting, Chinatown, The Conversation, Amarcord and Nashville were all released in the same time frame as the early Roger Bonds. The cliches came afterwards.

I was referring to the entire decade, not just movies.

So was eephus.

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Honestly after these last two movies I'm a little surprised the franchise survived.

They had made so much money for the first 4-5 movies that they bought themselves a minimum of 10 more on the hopes there would be more hits.. and oh there are.

Man with Golden Gun is one of those love/hate movies... either Christopher Lee, Nik Nak, and the gorgeous broad in the bikini will have you loving it, or you'll think it's an abomination.

Then you'll get one of the 2-3 best movies in the franchise with The Spy Who Loved Me

But until Goldeneye I really think there are only two great scripts... Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only

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