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Hwyl
11-18-2006, 11:02 PM
Saw it tonight, it was really popular. I enjoyed it, it was more like the Sean Connery Bond films, outrageously over the top.

One of the stars was --- yes -- a wood boat.

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LeeG
11-18-2006, 11:44 PM
I'll have to see it. I saw Babel. It's good,,I wouldn't call it entertainment.

Memphis Mike
11-18-2006, 11:45 PM
We saw it tonight, also. Although it was good I don't think it was as good as some of the other Bond films.

uncas
11-19-2006, 07:03 AM
Trivia question.. who played Bond in the original Casino Royale?

Haven't seen the new one yet...

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
11-19-2006, 07:12 AM
David Niven V Woody Allen

And just possibly the Finest Bond Movie Ever

Hwyl
11-19-2006, 07:14 AM
MMike, you are the forums own JB, all movies will seem dull after your excitement.

Unc David Niven.

uncas
11-19-2006, 07:16 AM
P.I

Right.. He is the one actor few realize he played James Bond when asked for a list of those who did.
Needless to say, I would miss the Scot in this film the new one.. Can't really think of James Bond without his being in the movie.. The others were so..so...

Hwyl
11-19-2006, 07:17 AM
P.I. Bond still has an Aston. I think Ford bought the franchise -- Jags and Lincs and Landys.

uncas
11-19-2006, 07:21 AM
Seems to be true with most of the old names.. Jag...etc. I can't keep up.. I think you are more likely right about Astins..
Is Bently owned by some other non Brit company...

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
11-19-2006, 07:32 AM
Landies are Fords, Volvos are Fords and Astons are now Fords.

Strange how in their association with Bond they were always owned by a tractor maker.

Yup Bently is a Volkswagen - as is Skoda although Rolls is now BMW - thus preventing the possibility of the worlds most risible ever european Luxo-Barge - the legendary "Rolls Skoda".

Which american writer coined the "Rolls Skoda" marque? bonus for naming the book.

Katherine
11-19-2006, 03:17 PM
Saw it this afternoon. It was much more like the old bond films. However, it did feel like one long product placement add sometimes. Did anyone else see Richard Branson getting the pat down search at the Miami airport?

John B
11-19-2006, 03:21 PM
I think Ford are trying to sell A.M. but no one knows what's happening to Jagwar as yet.

Is the film slapstick or semi serious?

Katherine
11-19-2006, 03:25 PM
Semi serious.

uncas
11-19-2006, 03:42 PM
John B.. the original Casina Royale was supposed to be slap stick.. not like the following ones. I have not seen the current movie but the old movie was designed to be a spoof.

ishmael
11-19-2006, 04:11 PM
David Niven V Woody Allen

Now that's a funny juxt.

Can't comment on the new Bond film. The handwringing seems a bit odd. I liked Brosnan, by far the best since Connery. This new one sounds good too.

Wouldn't it be grand if MI 5 was actually in charge of matters? Such nice accents.

brad9798
11-19-2006, 04:29 PM
Not a fan of Bond ... Sorry :(

P.I. Stazzer-Newt
11-19-2006, 04:32 PM
http://www.laserdisken.dk/billeder/forsidealm/102815739767872206.jpg

http://www.klangundkleid.ch/img/dvd/covers/21225DVD.jpg

Katherine
11-19-2006, 04:38 PM
It was a good action adventure film, but there were a LOT of product plugs.

Memphis Mike
11-19-2006, 04:43 PM
MMike, you are the forums own JB, all movies will seem dull after your excitement.

Unc David Niven.

I've always wanted to be a double nought spy.:D

uncas
11-19-2006, 05:24 PM
But for that designation, ya have to kill someone.. Not really in the mood. :)

Katherine
11-19-2006, 05:26 PM
He has to kill 2 someones. :D

Memphis Mike
11-19-2006, 05:29 PM
He has to kill 2 someones. :D

You can be "K":D Who do you want me to kill?:p :D

Katherine
11-19-2006, 05:30 PM
You can be "K":D Who do you want me to kill?:p :DWhere shall I start?:D

uncas
11-19-2006, 05:30 PM
Alphabetically usually works....

Sue H.
11-19-2006, 06:35 PM
I liked it pretty well, and thought he made a decent Bond.

After seeing the ball-busting scene in Casino Royale, I'm beginning to wonder what kind of drugs they're doing in Hollywood now. That was raw!:eek:

Beautiful boat, I agree. And scenery to die for.

Meerkat
11-19-2006, 06:55 PM
After seeing the ball-busting scene in Casino Royale, I'm beginning to wonder what kind of drugs they're doing in Hollywood now. That was raw!:eek:
That was in the original book. Casino Royale was by far the nastiest and most graphic of Flemming's Bond books.

I have not seen the movie, but in the book, Bond gets strapped naked into a rattan chair with the seat canes removed and then gets his gronicles and other hangy-down parts swated with a tennis racket.

Makes the Niven spoof almost farcical.

Katherine
11-19-2006, 06:57 PM
They didn't use a tennis racket, other wise that's a very accurate description. :eek:

Memphis Mike
11-19-2006, 07:08 PM
Yup, they used a rope with a knoted up end and swung it up under thar.:eek:

ishmael
11-19-2006, 07:29 PM
Yipes.

The reference is to the German SS. One of their favored tortures was to engage the torturee's gronicles in a leaf table.

Sweet lord of ours, pray this doesn't happen anymore. I know it does. It wounds my heart.

martin schulz
11-20-2006, 03:14 AM
One of the stars was --- yes -- a wood boat.

Yeah frozen snot!
But to be fair it does look cool.

ion barnes
11-21-2006, 12:32 AM
I saw it Saturday with my son. We have always enjoyed the films and we agree on one thing, Sean was the best, Daniel is a good second. He has the cold stare, and good acting skills. I really enjoyed his character in The Layer Cake. As for the product placements, well its going to be a common thing now, just as animation sequences. Some are good, some are badly done.

Next Bond flic in 2008!