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  • charliehunt
    Nearly there!
    • Oct 2012
    • 11459

    Daz, as an afficianado who is your favourite Bond? My image of Bond, before the films, turned out to be closest to Timothy Dalton - wish he'd made more. But as the films are pure entertainment I enjoy Moore and Brosnan the most.
    Charlie

    Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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    • DazDaMan
      Rank 5 Registered User
      • Aug 2003
      • 18696

      Favourite Bond? Hmm, not sure. I was always a fan of Moore, but I can take or leave some of his films. Of course, Daniel Craig is pretty decent. Strangely I'm not a massive fan of Connery!

      Favourite Bond film, on the other hand, is easy. Casino Royale, by a mile.

      However, I was talking with a friend the other day about how hard it was to nail down the individual actor's best film.

      For Connery, IMO, it's between Goldfinger, Thunderball and maybe You Only Live Twice.

      Moore: Live and Let Die or The Spy Who Loved Me.

      Dalton: Despite the lack of options, I think it has to go to The Living Daylights.

      Brosnan: GoldenEye (let's be honest, it's the only logical answer!)

      Craig: it's a hard call between Casino Royale and Skyfall, but my heart says Casino Royale every time.

      We tried to work it out by using the factors of: action sequences, gadgets, cars, and theme tunes.

      Lazenby doesn't count!
      Daren Cogdon

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      • charliehunt
        Nearly there!
        • Oct 2012
        • 11459

        I can see it's not easy to separate the actor from the films, but that was my question. And I think you are saying that it is Moore by a short head over Craig. For me Craig is the least like the Bond Fleming wrote - some of the brutishness, perhaps, but none of the elan!

        We certainly agree that Lazenby doesn't count!!
        Charlie

        Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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        • 1batfastard
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          • Jan 2013
          • 3394

          Hi All,
          Bitter Lake - A thought provoking documentary about Afghanistan with a conclusion at the end that possibly has the reasons why ISIS become such a power house to radical Muslims..............


          Geoff.

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          • 1batfastard
            Rank 5 Registered User
            • Jan 2013
            • 3394

            Hi All,
            Journey Into Fear - A 1943 B&W Film Noir Spy Thriller starring Orson Welles/Joseph Cotton/Dolores del Ro/Ruth Warrick. Catch it on BBCi while its still there.


            Geoff.

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            • 1batfastard
              Rank 5 Registered User
              • Jan 2013
              • 3394

              Hi All,
              Mystery Road - Cast: Aaron Pedersen, Hugo Weaving, Jack Thompson, Ryan Kwanten, Tony Barry, Roy Billing, Zoe Carides, David Field, Damian Walshe-Howling, Tasma Walton, Samara Weaving, Robert Mammone Available on BBCi catch it while you can.....
              Summary: Set in Australia an indigenous detective returns to the Outback to investigate the murder of a young girl.
              A good old fashioned thriller without any car chases,running gun battles just a good story well acted with a good ending......


              Geoff.

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              • charliehunt
                Nearly there!
                • Oct 2012
                • 11459

                Ah - I am with you on those last two, Geoff. The Welles is a classic but extremely short film - it would never get a theatre release today!! And I've only seen Mystery Road once but enjoyed as a down to earth thriller, as you said.
                Charlie

                Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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                • Comet
                  Belgian Beer Expert
                  • Jan 2000
                  • 2138

                  Battle of Britain. Watched it on DVD a couple of weeks ago - love that film!
                  2009 - the first year without any flights, the first year I lost a holiday, the first and last year I book the bloody Eurostar
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                  • 1batfastard
                    Rank 5 Registered User
                    • Jan 2013
                    • 3394

                    Hi All,
                    Charlie,
                    Yes I enjoy some of the old B/W films even if they flash past by todays film running times At the moment they have Gunga Din/Lavender Hill Mob/Anne Of Green Gables and another if your into them ? Although I am miffed with paying the license fee(Price to expensive should be a lot cheaper). I have to admit BBCi does have some good films on it every now and then, just downloaded Drive so will watch that tonight.......

                    Geoff.

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                    • 1batfastard
                      Rank 5 Registered User
                      • Jan 2013
                      • 3394

                      Hi All,
                      Well another good film without to much violence and car chases, well acted slow paced thriller that I enjoyed catch it on BBCi......
                      Stars are Ryan Gosling,CareyMulligan,Bryan Cranston,Christina Hendricks,Ron Perlman,Oscar Isaac.
                      Albert Brooks Driver (Ryan Gosling) is a skilled Hollywood stuntman who moonlights as a getaway driver for criminals. Though he projects an icy exterior, lately he's been warming up to a pretty neighbor named Irene (Carey Mulligan) and her young son, Benicio (Kaden Leos). When Irene's husband gets out of jail, he enlists Driver's help in a million-dollar heist. The job goes horribly wrong, and Driver must risk his life to protect Irene and Benicio from the vengeful masterminds behind the robbery.


                      Geoff.

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                      • DazDaMan
                        Rank 5 Registered User
                        • Aug 2003
                        • 18696

                        Turbo Kid

                        Hyper-violent action film set in a nuclear wasteland of the future, where a local hardman is stockpiling the country's water supply. Cue a comic book-reading street kid who becomes and unlikely bad-ass, along with his female sidekick.

                        Great fun, and a great 1980s-style synthesizer soundtrack.
                        Daren Cogdon

                        Spitfire fanatic

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                        • 1batfastard
                          Rank 5 Registered User
                          • Jan 2013
                          • 3394

                          Hi All,
                          Frontera - Starring Ed Harris,Eva Longoria.Michael Pea,Amy Madigan. Another Excellent acted Drama with a great ending, I enjoyed the film despite it's critics....... After crossing the border illegally, a Mexican worker (Michael Pea) is accused of murdering the wife of a former U.S. lawman (Ed Harris).


                          Geoff.
                          Last edited by 1batfastard; 25th October 2015, 10:49.

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                          • fibus
                            Registered User
                            • Oct 2015
                            • 4

                            Bridge of spies. See it.

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                            • Dr Strangelove
                              Doktor Merkwrdigliebe
                              • May 2008
                              • 1384

                              Went to see 'Legend' (not to be confused with the airshow of similar name), sweary, violent & quite funny in places, worth a look.

                              Sometimes it's better to be a bumblebee than it is to be Professor Heinkel.

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                              • DazDaMan
                                Rank 5 Registered User
                                • Aug 2003
                                • 18696

                                Fortress

                                A B-17 crew has mixed fortunes following the arrival of a new co-pilot while flying ops over Italy.

                                A low-budget film, a bit cliched in spots, and looks a little cheap at times, but not as bad as it sounds.

                                Halloween

                                John Carpenter's awesome original - often imitated, never bettered.
                                Daren Cogdon

                                Spitfire fanatic

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                                • DazDaMan
                                  Rank 5 Registered User
                                  • Aug 2003
                                  • 18696

                                  SPECTRE

                                  Pretty good. Not as good as Skyfall, and not even close (in my opinion) to Casino Royale, but certainly much better than Quantum of Solace.

                                  If they wanted to end the series, that would be the way to do it.
                                  Daren Cogdon

                                  Spitfire fanatic

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                                  • 1batfastard
                                    Rank 5 Registered User
                                    • Jan 2013
                                    • 3394

                                    Hi All,
                                    Angels One Five and The Magic Box. both on BBCi last viewing today for both.......
                                    Starring Jack Hawkins,Michael Denison,Dulcie Gray,John Gregson . Angels One Five is a 1952 British film directed by George More O'Ferrall, and starring Jack Hawkins, Michael Denison, Dulcie Gray, John Gregson, Cyril Raymond and Veronica Hurst. Based on the book What Are Your Angels Now? by Pelham Groom (who was also technical advisor to the film under his full title of W/Cdr. A. J. C. Pelham Groom), the plot centres on a young fighter pilot immediately before and during the Battle of Britain in the Second World War. Some scenes in the film were shot at RAF Uxbridge, home to a wartime operations room.

                                    The Magic Box is a 1951 British, Technicolor, biographical drama film, directed by John Boulting. The film stars Robert Donat as William Friese-Greene, with a host of cameo appearances by such actors as Peter Ustinov and Laurence Olivier. It was produced by Ronald Neame and distributed by British Lion Film Corporation. The film was a project of the Festival of Britain and adapted by Eric Ambler from the controversial biography by Ray Allister.
                                    William Friese-Green (Robert Donat) is a young British photographer who dreams of making the projection of moving images into a reality. Through various experiments, luck and sheer perseverance, he succeeds in creating a working motion picture camera. However, his achievement fails to capture public attention. Worse, his obsessive devotion to his ambitions causes him to neglect other aspects of his life, leaving William impoverished and causing emotional pain for those closest to him.


                                    Geoff.

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                                    • 1batfastard
                                      Rank 5 Registered User
                                      • Jan 2013
                                      • 3394

                                      Hi All,
                                      Not sure whether this really qualifies as when viewing it seemed to be as if a play then a film ? Anyway I enjoyed it well acted by all.
                                      Available on BBCi for the next 28 Days. The Dresser - A Drama starring :- Ian McKellen/Sir Anthony Hopkins/ Emily Watson/Sarah Lancashire/ Vanessa Kirby/Edward Fox/ Edmund Tom Brooke/John Ashton/Ian Conningham/Annalisa Rossi/Helen Bradbury/Carl Sanderson/Matthew Cottle and Martin Chamberlain.

                                      In a touring Shakespearean theatre company, backstage hand Norman is devoted to the brilliant but tyrannical head of the company, Sir. He struggles to support the deteriorating star as the company works to carry on during the London blitz during World War Two. The pathos of his backstage efforts rival the pathos in Shakespeare's story of Lear and the Fool from his play King Lear, which is being presented on stage, as the situation comes to a crisis....


                                      Geoff.

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                                      • Moggy C
                                        Moderator
                                        • Jan 2000
                                        • 20534

                                        Originally posted by charliehunt View Post
                                        .... who is your favourite Bond?
                                        Craig by a country mile.

                                        Quantum was the weakest, but the other three have been fabulous. Saw Spectre last week and came out of the multiplex virtually exhausted. Two and a quarter hours mind-blowing entertainment. (Even though the aviation content is a bit iffy)

                                        Moggy
                                        "What you must remember" Flip said "is that nine-tenths of Cattermole's charm lies beneath the surface." Many agreed.

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                                        • charliehunt
                                          Nearly there!
                                          • Oct 2012
                                          • 11459

                                          Geoff - I am very pleased you posted that. I would not thought of doing so. Having seen it on stage and the earlier film I thought this even better. Just what the BBC should be spending our license fee on instead of so much of the dross it broadcasts.
                                          Charlie

                                          Keep smiling - it's never as bad as you think!!

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