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The Suits of Spectre (2015), the latest Bond film

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by jrd617, Dec 4, 2014.

  1. Kaplan

    Kaplan Senior member

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    ^ Incidentally, that's the best of the films too.

    I think I read my first Bond novel sometime in the late 70's or early 80's, but I never got around to reading all of them until I got this edition a couple of years ago.



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    - with the gloriously remastered DVDs - none are untouched ;-)

    Sean was obviously the best Bond. And while Craig may be the best actor to play Bond, he's also my least favourite actor to portray Bond, so this last batch of movies won't be taking up place on the DVD shelf. With the possible exception of Casino Royale, I think they're pretty weak films too.
     
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  2. Cleav

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    Ha, I see your raised cased set and raise with 'better looking Brosnan' :evolve:
     
  3. Kaplan

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    Brosnan better looking than Craig? Sure. Craig would always have been better cast as the villains buff henchman (would'be been a perfect Red Grant for instance, not that FRWL ever needs remaking).

    I know you're not saying that Brosnan was better looking than Sean in his prime. No one is :bigstar:

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    Cleav Senior member Moderator

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    Best looking Bond? Sean? :smarmy: Pierce? :nodding:

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    (All opinions proposed by the Duchess)
     
  5. Kaplan

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    Well, far be it from me to disagree with the Duchess :)
     
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    Sean is still my favorite Bond. Best looking? No love for Lazenby?

    I have all the blu-rays but not the box set. I also bought all 23 on itunes last winter when they were on sale for $99 (yes, for all 23)
     
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    Brosnan and Lazenby were probably the most classically handsome Bonds, with Moore not too far behind. But that's not all that goes into being 'good looking' is it.

    My favourite Bond films are Dr No, Goldfinger, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Live and Let Die, Goldeneye, Casino Royale and Skyfall. But like most fans here, I love them all to varying degrees. To my mind, there are no bad Bond films. Only good and less good.
     
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    I thought Die Another Day was bad.
     
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    ^ That's because you are not me. I enjoyed DAD, but yes, it's one I consider less good overall.
     
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    Thesuitsofjamesbond.com had a writeup last week of the best sartorial movies. Good read
     
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    My favourite is 'The Living Daylights' because I managed to get into the World Premiere (friend's dad works at Pinewood). The film itself wasn't great but the whole experience made up for it.
     
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    Connery and then Craig. Brosnan was good-looking, but meh
     
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    Overall I thought Craig's costumes in Spectre was...contemporary? for the lack of a better, less harsh word, pretty much everything felt too tight and I could hardly imagine him manoeuvring without having to unbutton...which is kinda weird seeing how the film felt as campy in style as some of the classics

    Spectre was pretty crappy for me, you can actually read my review here..https://theplusones.com/sydney/2015/11/14/spectre-review/

    My personal Modern Craig series ranking would be
    1. Casino Royale
    2. Skyfall
    3. Spectre
    4. QOS
     
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    The ice palace-climbing invisible car shattered all suspension of disbelief for me.
     
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    Those are lesser moments in that film, to be sure, but there's plenty of good moments there for me to enjoy as well.
     
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    Absolutely. The villian with diamonds embedded in his face and the invisible car and the duel in the ice palace were very low points.
     
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    How is the reading coming along?
    Live and Let Die was the first of the Bond books I remember reading and it was well written.
    I should read them again myself as they would probably all be new to me over again.
     

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