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Union Jack parachute sequence from the 1977 Bond film "The Spy Who Loved Me".

Terrific opening scene.

youtube.com/watch?v=qX5CO8yWVk

A little W.C. Fields for those who like his wryness. The Diner.

😎

youtube.com/watch?v=yOHGr8r5Cs

@timr

Great scene!

🎶 Like heaven above me....

I love when the toggles drop. Would love to use them one more time....

@timr

It is a cool scene... I just could never get into Roger Moore as Bond. Simon Templar, yes. Guess I was as guilty as those who had a problem with Daniel Craig ( who I think is a great Bond). There was just something about the Moore era Bond's that felt characatured to me.

@HectorHeathcote

Agreed. He was slightly wooden. I liked those films during my school years for the effects and the adventure.

I liked "Live and Let Die" which had Jane Seymour, and "Spy Who Loved Me" with Barbara Bach. Not all of the Bond women were that good.

I stopped going after the 80s

@timr @HectorHeathcote

I enjoyed Roger Moore in the '80s but I was a very young man and you couldn't make James Bond uncool to me back then.

I think it was only later that there was the backlash against Moore and I might have jumped on that bandwagon a bit. I definitely felt a bit of happy for him watching this sequence.

@mrbungle @HectorHeathcote

I liked Roger Moore. He was somewhat too gentlemanly for Bond. Bond is not a gentleman. But he looked the part and used his dry humor.

He was good in "The Saint"

@timr @HectorHeathcote

Yeah, they all bring something to the role. I like the saint too. Connery was a rogue, Moore was the 80's smooth operator and Craig is the brooding modern man.

I know there was another one in there, but all he brought was anonymity.

@HectorHeathcote @timr

I was making fun of Timothy Dalton there. I honestly couldn't remember his name. I had to forgotten that Pierce Brosnan took a turn. I do like him as an actor, although I don't remember his Bond role.

Brosnan is an incredibly prolific actor. He has been in some terrible movies but he does not shirk and always puts in a great performance regardless. I went on a bit of a Walmart discount DVD bin binge a long time ago and was astounded at how many movies he'd been in.

@mrbungle @HectorHeathcote

George Lazenby

"On Her Majesty`s Secret Service", 1969

He was forgettable but the night ski chase is outstanding

youtube.com/watch?v=lrkerh77MY

@HectorHeathcote @timr

Well that's a recommendation of sorts!

How about Richard Burton as George Smiley?

@KenLarkin @mrbungle @HectorHeathcote

That is a show that has held up well - low-key and well written and acted.

@KenLarkin @timr @mrbungle

That was a perfect role for Moore. He was Templar like Connery was Bond.

@HectorHeathcote @timr @mrbungle

I liked Rodger Moore in that role. Sean Connery was my favorite. I also think Daniel Craig did an excellent job as well.

@timr @HectorHeathcote @mrbungle
In the old series Maverick
He played, Beauregard "Beau" Maverick.
Bret Maverick's cousin.

@KenLarkin @timr @mrbungle

I used to watch Maverick (James Garner) never saw that episode though. I think Grit shows it on Saturday mornings, have to check that out

@HectorHeathcote @timr @mrbungle
I'm not sure how many episodes he was in. I'd have to check in his filmology.
You can get the separate episodes on Google.

@timr

Plus, Moore's Bond went from cigarettes and "shaken, not stirred" to cigars and champagne. Bit too much of an envelop push for me.

@Hunter @HectorHeathcote

My last Bond film was "For Your Eyes Only". Years ago.

@Hunter @timr

Hell no, just watched Goldfinger tonight. Have the complete Bond collection in digital files.

@Hunter @timr

That opening chase from Casino Royale sold me on Craig and the reboot

@KenLarkin @HectorHeathcote

That brings back memories from when I was kid, with my Dad driving our station wagon on summer days. I liked that song - he couldn't stand it. He would sigh and shake his head. 👍

But we went to the Bond films together.

@timr @HectorHeathcote

When I was a kid, my older brother used to watch the saint, so I would watch it with him. I've always liked the bond series though, the movies were always edgier than the times. Lots of good memories.

@KenLarkin @HectorHeathcote

Yes. The 60s Bond movies must have seemed much edgier at the time than they do now.

@KenLarkin @HectorHeathcote

We rarely go to movies now. They have no appeal for me.
Although my brother told me '1917' is excellent.
So that is one film I will see.

@timr @KenLarkin

I don't go out to theaters anymore. Have a huge digital collection of film and books. I do find myself watching older films a lot, they're more satisfying. Currently watching the old "Combat!" series. On season 4 out of 5 .

@timr @HectorHeathcote

Time for me to bail. You guys have a good night, catch up with you later.

@timr
Same here. I may go to one, maybe two a year. But not until I've gotten some reviews from other friends.

@HectorHeathcote

@KenLarkin @HectorHeathcote

DVDs and television and the old classic are much better options.

Have you seen the British series "Foyle's War"?

Absolutely first rate

acorn.tv/foyleswar/

@timr @HectorHeathcote

I saw a couple episodes of it and then life got busy and I forgot all about it till you just mentioned it. Thanks for the reminder.

@HectorHeathcote @timr

I was the same with Moore, one of my two least favorite Bonds.

And I too have enjoyed Craig in the role.

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