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  • beastmaster 28 May 2013 20:57:26 10,172 posts
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    I've just ordered The Driver from Amazon. Looking forward to seeing it.

    The Resident Evil films. I'm one of the reasons they keep making them.

  • Luckyjim 28 May 2013 20:59:47 2,831 posts
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    In fairness to Winding Refn, very few directors these days could be said to have an original voice. All stand on the shoulders of giants. Heck, even the Giants owe debts to someone.

    For some reason, the tone of Drive reminds me of To Live and Die in LA and Point Blank.
  • Luckyjim 28 May 2013 21:01:43 2,831 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    I've just ordered The Driver from Amazon. Looking forward to seeing it.
    I actually quite liked Drive. It's very stylistic, and probably a little shallow, but sometimes that's okay.
  • bad09 29 May 2013 13:29:25 5,503 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Timothy Dalton is the best Bond and License To Kill is the best Bond film.
    I think you are right there on Dalton I've always liked him as Bond think he was cut down way too early after a tough start with The Living Daylights. LTK is one of my favourite Bonds to.

    Speaking unpopular views on Bond, Craig is simply the worst bond ever, worse than Lazenby down there with Niven. The films themselves have been the worst Bonds ever, joyless and utter drivel (well can't speak for the third one, gave up after the abysmal QoS and will not return until a new Bond comes along).
  • DFawkes 29 May 2013 13:31:46 22,049 posts
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    beastmaster wrote:
    Timothy Dalton is the best Bond and License To Kill is the best Bond film.
    I'm mostly with you on that, though I personally prefer The Living Daylights. I'd still say Licence to Kill is the better made movie of the 2 though.

    I'd kick the living daylights out of the producers of Tipping Point - Ghandi

  • DUFFMAN5 29 May 2013 13:38:47 13,798 posts
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    I have read many articles stating the Dalton is THE Bond, at least he is the closest to the books. I have never read them, or know enough about Bond lore to add anything, save for Roger- mortis was my Bond, just as Tom Baker was ny Dr who. :-)

    "Duffman is thrusting in the direction of the problem! Oh, yeah!"

  • RyanDS 29 May 2013 13:45:53 8,694 posts
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    I hated Dalton as a kid. However century I watched his stuff again and I agree he is a fantastic bond, brings a darker edge after the Moore years.
  • kalel 29 May 2013 13:59:06 83,839 posts
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    Dalton was ahead of his time - he was basically Craig's Bond before the world was ready for it.

    Brosnan was back to Moore again.
  • TheSaint 29 May 2013 14:02:51 13,629 posts
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    Goldeneye is easily the best Bond film.
  • Deckard1 29 May 2013 14:03:16 25,383 posts
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    They're all shit.

    Called it

  • onestepfromlost 29 May 2013 14:06:38 1,962 posts
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    casino royale with david niven is the best bond film
  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 29 May 2013 14:08:00 7,385 posts
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    Here's an unpopular opinion on film!

    Film proliferates and encourages the damaging idea of escapism, which in turn undermines people from improving the very life they want to escape from. Film has the power to change -- to change us into introverted shoegazers obsessed with self-analysis, or violent, wannabe machos who ape big-screen alpha males, or high-brow, sneering outcasts who won't consider you on their intellectual level unless you can recite Truffaut on demand. Film could unite us and provide a platform for self betterment, but mostly all I see in film these days is reinforcement of negative stereotypes, the encouragement of black and white morality, misogyny, the objectification of women, and the rewards of violence, so long as you are on the side of the "just".
  • Load_2.0 29 May 2013 14:12:29 18,163 posts
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    It is unfair to blame Brosnan, for me he was an excellent Bond.

    He managed the balance between the light hearted and the darker aspects in spite of the writing.

    There are moments when he absolutely shines, executing Elektra in TWINE, the escape following the prisoner exchange in DAD.

    His Bond was superb, he simply had atrocious scripts, dialogue and ludicrous plots with awful villians and appalling characters written in for no reason.

    Edited by Load_2.0 at 14:14:37 29-05-2013
  • RobTheBuilder 29 May 2013 14:14:03 6,521 posts
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    @Craigy One of the Indian films I mentioned, Like Stars on Earth had a huge impact in improving education for children with dyslexia in the country.

    Mass media is always going to pander to the stereotypes and mass views. It will always be the odd ones that move it.

    For example I thought it very bad that almost no black superheroes are ever seen, and then a film about a majorly flawed superhero is black. If we don't like these stereotypes, make noise and don't watch the films. A low box office is the fastest way to make studios see

    Edited by RobTheBuilder at 14:14:40 29-05-2013
  • senso-ji 29 May 2013 14:19:19 5,300 posts
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    @craigy

    I think it's only Hollywood films that match those criteria. This is probably down to the design-by-committee method of film making they employ. Every stake-holder in a film project interferes with it's production at just about every stage and the the film come out as generic messes full of cliches because most stake-holders don't have a single creative bone in their body.
  • craigy Senior UI Designer, Gamer Network 29 May 2013 14:25:32 7,385 posts
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    There are obviously a lot of gems out there -- something sentimental like "Wand‚furu raifu" totally floats my boat for example. But I see plenty of indie films that are happy to slide us down the intellectual pole that get hailed as masterpieces. Drive is a great example seeing as it's being discussed in this thread. "Just" violence -- check. Objectified female -- check. Hell, even an objectified male. But why is it so adored? Cos it's got a bangin' soundtrack and some wicked cinematography.

    I'm not above any of this, by the way! I am equally spellbound by Drive.
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