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Published at: Aug. 9, 2011, 9:43 p.m. CST by quint

Ahoy, squirts! Quint here with today’s Behind the Scenes Pic!

I’ve featured Dr. No here before… with someone as hot as Ursula Andress in that iconic bikini it’s a wonder I haven’t featured it more.

Not only is she iconic, but so is Sean Connery and the movie itself, which kicked off one of the strongest franchises in all of cinema history. Unlike any other franchise, Bond has reinvented itself for each generation in an admirable way. As shitty as the majority of the Pierce Brosnan Bonds turned out to be, they still featured some of the best shot action sequences of all time.

But it all started with Dr. No, which created an endearing screen icon not just in James Bond as a character, but in Sean Connery at his swaggering best. A lot of credit has to go to director Terence Young, who directed, arguably, the three best Bonds: Dr. No, From Russia With Love (my favorite) and Thunderball.

Mr. Young appears in today’s photo with Ms. Andress’ bikini and Mr. Connery!

Thanks to Chris Handschurch for passing this shot along! Click to embiggen!

 

 

If you have a behind the scenes shot you’d like to submit to this column, you can email me at quint@aintitcool.com.

Tomorrow’s behind the scenes pic has a… sis-tah… a twin sister.

-Quint
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  • Aug. 9, 2011, 9:47 p.m. CST

    nice cans

    by Rupee88

    stating the obvious I guess

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 9:55 p.m. CST

    They don't make women like that anymore

    by RedBull_Werewolf

    Not afraid to embrace her curves, women today are ither anorexic or fat as hell, plus they don't make sandwhiches anymore and you can't slap them on the butt to show appreciation Fucking soceity

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 9:57 p.m. CST

    Glad to see "From Russia.." get some love

    by OgieOglethorpe

    Also my favorite. When it comes to the Brosnans, I really had high hopes after I saw Goldeneye, (which I still think was quite good), but things got worse after that instead of better. Too bad.. Here's hoping the next one is a return to the excellent "Casino Royale" form instead of the comparatively awful "Quantum".

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:04 p.m. CST

    Terence.....look to your left!!

    by ratfarts

    Could she be any hotter?

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:05 p.m. CST

    I'm curious if this is anyone's favorite.

    by The Shropshire Slasher

    Most people I know (myself included) have it between 5 and 8.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:07 p.m. CST

    Brosnan shitty? GoldenEye was the Best bond EVER

    by j2talk

    Give me Brosnan in GoldenEye over any of the Craig bond- those are Jason Bourne 2.0 NOT James Bond

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:17 p.m. CST

    See that pose Ursula strikes while consulting with the director?

    by Ted Knight

    Olivia Wilde has studied it well. Hello meteoric rise to superstardom!

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:21 p.m. CST

    Really puts it into perspective (Bond vs Potter)

    by TheSeeker7

    to realize that James Bond's got, what, 22 films so far? and Harry Potter had 8, although even as early as the 6th film, I believe, Potter had become the most financially successful franchise of all time.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:22 p.m. CST

    It looks like she's giving each of em' a handy.

    by Ted Knight

    Wow, her amount of screen time was tripled after this powwow!

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:31 p.m. CST

    From Russia With Love? Really?

    by Snookeroo

    Wow - I'm surprised at the love for that one. Possibly the most rambling screenplay coupled with the dopiest soundtrack of any of the Bond films. Granted, Connery was at the height of his coolness factor, and as a period film it's fun - but I consider it a far cry from the Bond franchise at it's best.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:34 p.m. CST

    Snook

    by Quint

    Don't agree at all. Red Grant is the only Connery Bond villain to offer any real threat in my opinion. That fight on the train is the best sequence in any Bond movie as far as I'm concerned. The back and forth between two incredibly sharp minds and the knockdown drag-out fight that follows is absolute perfection.

  • She must have left permanent imprints on many a casting couch.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:46 p.m. CST

    From Russia With Love has the Best Fight Scene..

    by zinc_chameleon

    in all of cinema. It has been studied and copied countless times. All in a train compartment, with two big whopping nasty actors at the height of their powers, no stunt doubles, no wires. Hasn't been topped.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    Brosnan WAS NOT crappy

    by snomusic

    I thoroughly enjoyed Pierce's take of wry humor, (rather than clowning like Moore), cold blooded, unblinking use of his license to kill with a suaveness that carried an air of coolness without the "of course you want me" attitude that Connery had. To call Brosnan's movies crappy is simply uncalled for. Next you'll be saying you thought that bitter sourpuss welshman Dalton was better.<p>Well we all have our likes and dislikes - Personally my list is as follows:<p>1. Connery, 2. Lazenby, 3. Brosnan, 4. Moore, 5. Dalton. I can't count Craig simply because it doesn't feel Bond to me.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:47 p.m. CST

    ANY of the Brodnan films?

    by John Maddening

    You think DIE ANOTHER DAY is better than CASINO ROYALE? Yeesh! FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is my favorite, too, Quint. A better Cold War spy movie was never made.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:52 p.m. CST

    Snookeroo -- **Spittake**

    by Greggers

    You're suprised that Quint is picking FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE as his favorite Bond movie?? Wha?? Saying that FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE is your favorite Bond movie is like saying that John Lennon is your favorite Beatle: It's the right answer for smart people. It's almost cliche. FRWL is as much a spy thriller as it is an action movie. Sure, it's not LeCarre, but the cat and mouse between Grant and Bond is pretty sophisticated for the series. Moreover, it was made at a time when there were still real stakes involved in the story, and in that context, Robert Shaw's Red Grant was actually scary. The fight in the train compartment is classic cinema! So while GOLDFINGER is still the Paul McCartney of James Bond movies (and anything by Roger Moore is Beatlemania, i.e., cheap, inauthentic, and kinda embarassing), FRWL is stands high above the pack.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:54 p.m. CST

    Fuck Potter...

    by logosicon

    and the voodo horse he rode in. Unless a movie is a musical with SINGING and/or DANCING (some measurable amount of talent, not some bullshit wand waving and posturing a la Potter) i won't botter with it. James Bond is GOLDEN. Hugo

  • He was stronger and a more efficient killing machine with an intellect equal to Bond. You could conceivably compare him to what the dark alter ego was to Superman in Superman III. He really only had one real weakness that Bond fortunately was able to capitalize on: Massive Fucking Ego! Red was like Zod with his demanding that Bond literally "kiss my feet". And that fight on the train between the two is simply breathtaking! It looks clumsy and volatile, you know, like the opposite of the well choreographed kung fu style fights we are so accustomed to. It's ugly and tense. (sorry for all the Superman references, I don't know what came over me)

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 10:57 p.m. CST

    Dr. No is my favorite

    by Xen11

    of the first series of Bond films. Casino Royale blows everything out of the fucking water, though, and that too will always be my favorite of the new Bond films. There's no way they will ever top it. So both initial entries in each series are my favorite.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11 p.m. CST

    RE:Fuck Potter...

    by logosicon

    Musicals are the few fantasy type films i can put up with. Word is bond. Hugo

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:03 p.m. CST

    Brosnan

    by Quint

    I never said Brosnan was a shitty Bond, just that most of the Brosnan movies were shitty. And that's true. I love GoldenEye like nobody's business, but after that it's all downhill. Brosnan was always good as the character, just in really shitty movies.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:04 p.m. CST

    redbull_werewolf - so true. sucks.

    by Mennen

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:35 p.m. CST

    What about Goldfinger, Quint?

    by jrb

    I love Thunderball & Dr. No but will always put Goldfinger at the top of my Bond movie list followed, IMHO, by Casino Royale. I should revisit From Russia as it's been several years since I've seen it. Maybe I'll find something more to like this time around. As a kid & young adult I always found it lacking.

  • Aug. 9, 2011, 11:59 p.m. CST

    Dr. No is my favorite

    by dukeroberts

    But From Russia with Love has the best fight, hands down. Red Grant might possibly be the best villain, but I will have to do further re-research. Casino Royale has the best chase scene, without question. You know the one I'm referring to. Dr. No has the best Bond babe.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:04 a.m. CST

    **You Only Live Twice** is the best Bond Movie

    by Player01

    Anyone else's opinion is wrong, and they need to correct it. Let me list: 1) Exotic Locations 2) Sexy redhead 3) Volcano Lair 4) Awesome Title Track 5) Little Nellie 6) Volcano Lair 7) Japanese girls 8) Toyota 2000GT 9) Spaceship-gobbling spaceship 10) We finally see Blofeld and the final villain is worth the wait and reveal. BEAT THAT!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:06 a.m. CST

    I'd Pick Goldfinger As Well

    by Aquatarkusman

    Man has climbed Mount Everest, gone to the bottom of the ocean. He's fired rockets at the Moon, split the atom, achieved miracles in every field of human endeavor... EXCEPT CRIME!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:10 a.m. CST

    You Only Live Twice

    by Aquatarkusman

    Definitely good (perhaps my favorite theme song), what with Karin Dor and all, right up until he dons the worst disguise in all of history. The Venture Brothers had a field day with that one: Jonas. Venture: You've forgotten one thing, Scaramantula. Scaramantula:' And what is that, my uncharacteristically hirsute Asian comrade?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:13 a.m. CST

    Behind those shades...

    by Hunter Graybeal

    ...he's definitely watching those sweet chariots swing low.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:56 a.m. CST

    Are you serious?!? She looks ridiculously hot in that photo!!

    by moonlightdrive

    Hubba bubba Thanks for a great pic!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:11 a.m. CST

    Goldfinger/Thunderball/FromRussia With love...

    by macheesmo3

    all tie for first place IMO. but don't second guess the quality of the first two Moore movies. Man with the Golden Gun and Live and Let Die are damn fine Bond films.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:18 a.m. CST

    ONE of the strongest franchises?

    by fustfick

    THE strongest franchise is more like it. When I think of long-running franchises...three names come to mind...Bond, Godzilla, and (believe it or not) Santo (there's something like 50 goddamn Santo movies). Nearly all the Bond films have been big global hits. And most of them are fantastic. It's quite difficult to pick a favorite, but among the Connery films I think DR. NO and DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER top my list. I appreciate the simplicity of those movies compared to the huge scale of THUNDERBALL or YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE. For Moore, I think FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is best. I'm very fond of THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS, and thought Dalton made for a terrific Bond. But LICENSE TO KILL is, for me, one of the weakest of all Bond films...it's cheap looking and feels like a trashy American DTV title instead of a proper Bond film. GOLDENEYE is the clear winner when it comes to the Brosnan films. Not much controversy there, though I don't think DIE ANOTHER DAY is nearly as awful as most of you guys seem to. But, when push comes to shove...for as much as I love all the Connery flicks...ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE and CASINO ROYALE are probably the two best Bond films ever made. They're brilliant. Primarily because Bond seems like he's in real jeopardy in both movies...and shit definitely doesn't work out perfectly for him.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    From Russia With Love problems

    by MaxCalifornia.

    I agree with the comment above that FRWL is too rambling. The entire gypsy camp sequence, for example, doesn't advance the plot at all and is just there for some 'exoticness' and an action scene that doesn't result in anything. Personally I favor OHMSS and Casino Royale. None of the Brosnans are any good IMHO but if I had to choose one it'd be Die another day, which at least embraces its ridiculousness in a go-for-broke kind of way. I really can't believe Goldeneye has so many fans, I find it hasn't held up. The locations are so dreary and grey, and Brosnan seems to be really forcing it and trying too hard to come off as Bondish. And I always love the "Craig doesn't feel like real Bond to me" comments. Yeah, like Roger Moore dressing up in a gorilla costume or Brosnan driving an invisible car around a melting ice castle (right after kitesurfing on a CGI tidal wave caused by a space laser cutting an ice cliff (Good lord)) is straight out of the pages of Fleming.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:22 a.m. CST

    Brosnan was a Bond caricature

    by LandWaster

    Not sure whose fault that was, but it kept me from really enjoying any of the Brosnan flicks, always felt like he was trying too hard to be sauve. Love him as an actor otherwise though. Connery was badass, had his one-liners too, but it was never so wink-wink-nidge-nudge as it became in the later Bonds.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:27 a.m. CST

    The Gypsy Camp sequence advanced the plot...in my pants!

    by Greggers

    Okay, sorry, just kidding. There's always an element of travelogue in James Bond stories, and the scene in the camp was designed to show another level of the local flavor of Istanbul. I haven't read the book yet, but it seems like a Fleming-esque sequence. (Although I'm willing to bet that Fleming managed to cram in info about the food being served). Moreover, the scene gives Red Grant an unambiguous opportunity to save Bond's life, reinforcing the theme of Bond is being moved around the board like a chesspiece by forces he doesn't realize. And of course, there's the fight between the scantily-clad (by 1963 standards) peasant women, which is plenty of raison d'être right there.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:37 a.m. CST

    FRWL had Rosa Klebb, too

    by BenBraddock

    I'm with Quint on this one!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 2:39 a.m. CST

    Brosnan & Dalton: good Bonds in mediocre Bond movies

    by BenBraddock

    Although neither of Dalton's were bad, really, just not great. Brosnan got a raw deal with his run after Goldeneye.

  • 1. Fat Connery. By '67, all the easy livin' that cam with being one of the biggest stars in the world started to show -- on Connery's waistline. 2. Lazy Connery. Connery was sleepwalking through this gig worse than Mike Love at a Beach Boys concert. 3. Asian Connery. The make-up they used to turn Connery Japanese was so horribly unconvincing, it was insulting. The wig only served to remind us he's bald. 4. Lame Bond girls. The two Japanese women cast as the Bond girls were so interchangable that they actually switched rolls right before filming. Neither of which spoke English very well, which is odd when you consider their dynamic screen presence. 5. Little Nell. Nowhere near as fun and interesting as the Aston-Martin DB5. And suddenly James Bond is a helicopter pilot? Seriously? 6. The sexy redhead. I liked this character the first moment I saw her. When her name was Fiona Volpe and she was in the movie exactly preceeding this one, THUNDERBALL. Where she was sexier, and had much more of a personality, and was an all around better character. 7. Tiger Tanaka's badly dubbed voice. Who knew that the head of Japanese Secret Service had the voice of a game show host? 8. Blofeld. Up until YOLT, Blofeld was a calm, omnipotent mastermind whose affection for his cat stood in contrast to his cold ruthlessness. For some reason, when they finally decided to show him in YOLT, they completely abandoned that character, and made him a fey, cat-fancying weasel in a nehru jacket. This was definitely NOT worth the wait and the reveal. 9. The burial at sea. James Bond's enemies are so thorough, they settle for proof that he's dead just by watching a burial at sea with a telescope. How did they know who was in the bag? Sure, he actually was in the bag, but he didn't have to be. If they're that easily fooled, MI6 could have just dropped a dummy into the water, and saved Bond from a lot of swimming. 10. The entire tired, bloated world created by the movie. The pressure to top themselves with each subsequent movie was clearly evident by now, and EON seemed to be throwing everything they could on screen: Special effects, cast of thousands, fat connery and his whopping salary. Unfortunately the only thing they couldn't throw on screen was good script with believable characters you could care about. Beginning with GOLDFINGER, the James Bond films began to lightly parody themselves. By YOLT, they were almost giving it the full Roger Moore treatment: stakes were absurdly high, and it was more about the spectacle than about plot, characters, or even just "cool.' But I will say this, YOLT did have one of the best soundtracks. Barry's work rose above the movie it was written to serve.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:12 a.m. CST

    I'm with JRB on Goldfinger (and also a Brosnan fan)

    by AlienFanatic

    Goldfinger is, by far, the best Bond to me. The iconic soundtrack, fantastic locales, and the absolutely, positively SMOKING HOT Honor Blackman (whose cleavage makes Ursula looks like a boy's) hit all the right notes with me. I also agree with JRB that I don't like the Craig films much. In fact, they're the only Bond films I don't own. They just felt more like Bourne films and less like Bond films, Q notwithstanding. And I'm not as anti-Brosnan's films as you are, Quint. I actually found things to like in most of them. Even in my least-favorite Brosnan vehicle--Die Another Day--I liked the intro credits that, for the first time, acknowledged how a 007 would have likely been treated if they were captured. But to each his/her own.

  • ....and its a piece of shit. Apart from the opening Thames chase and Robert Carlyle's villain, it is a fucking woeful movie. The double entendres are way below anything in Austin Powers in terms of wit, and Denise Richards as a nuclear scientist? Yeeeeeeeeaaaah. Seriously - compared to Royale, it astounds me that the same writers could be responsible for such a babyish, production-line heap of shite. Probably something to do with the fact that on Royale, they had Fleming's novel to write around.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:36 a.m. CST

    Dr No

    by Ace of Wands

    watched this very recently and boy is the acting- including Connery- lousy. Thank God Andress was wearing that bikini otherwise she would have been completely forgettable and would have had no career. I've never really liked Bond and dislike Connery's Bond in particular so I've certainly got bias on this issue but the level of acting in this film is truly atrocious. That bikini not only gave Andress a career it also is obviously responsible for the whole Bond franchise.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 5:11 a.m. CST

    i always thought TND was Brosnans best

    by CARTMANEZ

    out of the 4 Brosnans (Brosnan was pretty much a combination of Connery and Moore - and so were the movies he did like a 007 greatest hits compilation) -the opening sequence was the best Brosnan opening (better than GEs bungey jump) - the way he just suddenly switches and goes all Bryan Mills when he realises the shits about to hit the fan -the end song Surrender - one of the best and certainly the best song of the Brosnan era -Stamper - a worthy henchman -all the John Woo style action -Awesome David Arnold score -Remote control BMW -Walther P99 intro (good to have a change from the outdated PPK - which was also in the movie) -nice references to previous Bonds (TMWTGG island, TSWLM style stealth ship and climax, water scenes, satallite scenes, Commander uniform) -Brosnan looked his best in TND - and is at his most bad ass out of his 4 films (killing Kaufman, taking out everyone in the intro, taking out about 5 guys in the sound booth, neat vodka in the hotel room before Lois turns up - the TND hotel vodka scene = pure Fleming ) Id put TND just before GE...then TWINE and DAD last

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 6:28 a.m. CST

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    by Davidhessstation

    Best Bond film...period.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:15 a.m. CST

    its a shame they didnt start with Casino Royale in 1962

    by CARTMANEZ

    Andress wouldve been awesome as Vesper and Connery getting his balls beaten wouldve been cool as hell or imagine if theyd made Casino R for Moores first outing in 73. Moore getting his balls whacked - raised eyebrow/no screaming

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    On Her Majesties Secret Service -- way underated

    by ATARI

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:41 a.m. CST

    Timothy Dalton -- worst Bond ever

    by ATARI

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:44 a.m. CST

    Ursula Andress: BANGIN'!!!

    by YackBacker

    That woman should always stand in water that is cooch-high.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:45 a.m. CST

    My list of top 10 Bond movies:

    by ATARI

    In no particular order:<br> Dr. No<br> Goldfinger<br> From Russia With Love<br> Thunderball<br> Diamonds Are Forever<br> The Spy Who Loved Me<br> For Your Eyes Only<br> Goldeneye<br> Casino Royale<br> On Her Majesties Secret Service<br>

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:53 a.m. CST

    A VIEW TO A KILL is another underrated Bond film

    by CARTMANEZ

    Steed, stunning blond Charlies Angel bond girl, awesome Walken, disturbing Nazi undertones, Dolph etc

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 7:57 a.m. CST

    that bitch ain't nothing special

    by mick vance

    give me a honey with big fake jugs over natural curves any day.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8 a.m. CST

    Brosnan - Least credible Bond of the series

    by ryderdvs

    Goldeneye was o.k., the other 3 are complete garbage. Brosnan spends the bulk of all 4 films mugging, and posing, and smirking for the camera like some kind of nancy-boy GQ model. And does this guy actually look like a threat to anyone? At least Craig looks like he could kick some ass. Bros-non and Moore and essentially James Bond - lite. And what kind of name is Pierce? A soft name for a soft 007. - Connery - Craig - Dalton - Lazenby - Moore - Brosnan

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:16 a.m. CST

    the best view is off camera behind honey rider.

    by Orion

    She's got a great ass!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:18 a.m. CST

    if Brosnan had been Bond in The Living Daylights Selleck style

    by CARTMANEZ

    i wonder who wouldve been in Goldeneye? Liam Neeson i suppose

  • I honestly forget she was in it because Sophie Marceau is so many leagues beyond her. Giant blades, kidnapping M, shooting Electra in cold blood -- fantastic!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:32 a.m. CST

    who for Bond after Craig finishes in 2015?

    by CARTMANEZ

    Cavill? nope not now hes superman Bale? - too well known now as Batman and JAHN CANNAH C Owen? - will be too old when Craig gives it up (after Bond 24 in 2015?)...he couldve been bond in Casino Royale but it didnt happen Fassbender? - could be..but then again is getting quite famous now...unless he keeps his fame at about the same level as it is at the moment (supporting/ensemble actor) and so long as Craig dosnt go on to do a 5th film (otherwise hed be getting on for too old) Hardy? - but isnt so tall (but then that didnt stop Craig) and is set to be Mad Max (unless G Miller sees sense and casts Mel again instead) failing Fassbender it'll be someone weve never heard of yet

  • But I prefer my bond films ludicrously over the top

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:07 a.m. CST

    XXX vs xXx

    by CARTMANEZ

    who would win?

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:10 a.m. CST

    Top 5 Bonds IMHO

    by TinkerTIW

    OHMSS FR,WL Goldfinger Dr No Casino Royale

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:15 a.m. CST

    TSWLM is okay but only Moore's second best

    by bah

    For Your Eyes Only is one of the best Bonds, in spite of Moore's presence. Melina Havelock is one of the best Bond girls, hot AND genuinely tough. Topol and Julian Glover. Rock climbing. It's almost a real spy movie.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 10:39 a.m. CST

    Yo' mama! remember when they were going to make Jinx The Movie?

    by CARTMANEZ

    LOL...bitch!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:04 a.m. CST

    Young directed the three best Bonds? Really Quint?

    by Jack Desmondi

    I'll give you From Russia with Love, but Dr. No was only O.K. and Thunderball was overlong and boring. Young was never more than a Journeyman director and had no style.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:10 a.m. CST

    CASINO ROYALE's opening sequence - Hunh?!

    by The StarWolf

    The newspaper article about the Embassy being crashed by a British MI5(?) agent had me scratching my head. Did Bond sign in at the front desk? Did he drop a business card? Because, if not, MI5 has some 'splainin to do about how civilians can recognize their agents on sight.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:11 a.m. CST

    Brosnan was an OK Bond. Moore, though ...

    by The StarWolf

    His performance was almost painful. He seemed to be treating it as a big joke. I liked him in THE SAINT series, but as Bond? Awful!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 11:36 a.m. CST

    Glad someone liked The World is Not Enough.

    by iamnicksaicnsn

    I really liked the opening song, the action, the villainess, Brosnan - of course, the villain, M, etc. Maybe it's just because I was still fairly young when I saw it...

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:35 p.m. CST

    For Your Eyes Only

    by doopey

    The only thing that really holds this film back is the awful, disco-era soundtrack. I would love for someone to write a new score for that film as an alternative track on some future DVD release. Other than that, it really is an AWESOME Bond film, and really just a great Cold War spy film. It's very different than the other Roger Moore films. He has a real edge to him. I love it when he kicks the car over the cliff towards the end. And don't forget the iconic theatrical poster, one of the best!

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 12:43 p.m. CST

    Quint

    by Snookeroo

    This is why I shouldn't post messages when I'm half asleep - I get to look like a complete clown shoe. I was thinking of You Only Live Twice, NOT from Russia With Love. I stand corrected.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 1:37 p.m. CST

    another week, another Bond debate

    by ragingfluff

    I liked Brosnan as Bond, and while I agree with the posts above that he was ill-served in the films following Goldeneye, particularly the one with Denise Richards as a nuclear physicist ... however, as bad as the films were, there are two points that need to be made in their defence. 1. Sophie Marceau / smoking hot AND: SPOILER she's the villain ... interesting premise based on Greek myth (perhaps the cleverest Bond script idea) 2. Jonathan Pryce as basically Rupert Murdoch (a Bond carton villain based upon a real-life cartoon villain; that's just brilliant)

  • Only Connery is maybe better.

  • I think it would have been an amazing step for the franchise.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:06 p.m. CST

    QTs CR - set in the 60s, Thurman as Vesper, hard R rated

    by CARTMANEZ

    maybe Tarantino could just do a retro spy film as a kind of homage to all the Bonds/Avengers/Flint/Uncle etc and have Brosnan in there obviously as a Bond style character but his name and 00 number is never mentioned and he never wears a tux...Characters like M could remain as theres an M in real life...the villain could be anyone, not take over the world stuff. there could be real gritty realisim..even more so than Craig Bond or Bourne - almost verging on John Le Carre. Low budget with swearing, brutal violence, gore, sex, R rating, real adult stuff. ditch any music score. maybe even set it in the 60s or the 80s somewhat similar to The Matador or The Tailor of Panama but more Bond like than those

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:29 p.m. CST

    None of teh Brosnan films featured 'some of the best shot action scenes of all time'

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    What drivel.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 4:35 p.m. CST

    cartmanez, that's what I thought...

    by Turd_Has_Risen_From_The_Gravy

    If Tarantino wants to do a Bond-type spy caper set in the swinging 60's then he should just invent his own character for that purpose instead of dicking about trying to get a licensed property to take him onboard. He could use all his ideas for his proposed version of Casino Royale in that instead, because EON sure aren't going to hire him. Not that I don't think Cokey's claims that they only made Casino Royale because of him, stealing his ideas, aren't just ego-fuelled self-aggrandizement, though. He's full of shit concerning that.

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 8:22 p.m. CST

    Don't understand the hate for Dalton

    by successor

    <p>He was a great Bond. The best next to Connery as far as I'm concerned. He played Bond as a real person and not some kind of winking-and-mugging-for-the-camera superman. Someone above said Dalton was dour. Well of course he would be dour. If you spent your life killing for the British government and had your wife brutally murdered before your eyes, I doubt you'd be smiling a whole lot.</p> <p>The real problem was the scripts. They had lame villains and weak plots. If those problems had been solved, Dalton would have been mentioned in the same breath as Connery. Even with the flaws in the story, though, Dalton still managed to exude the perfect mix of Bond's charm and ruthlessness.</p> <p>Moore was the real worst Bond. Each of his Bond films, with the possible exception of Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only, got more ridiculous as time went on. And he seemed too polished and nice as Bond. Brosnan had the same problem as Moore, but not nearly as bad.</p> <p>Craig looks like a mook. Really, he looks like he should be bare knuckle boxing in a London back alley rather than wearing a tuxedo. I haven't seen Lazenby, so I can't comment on him.</p>

  • Aug. 10, 2011, 9:49 p.m. CST

    Daniel Craig...

    by Ricky Retardo

    A chimp in a tuxedo.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:07 p.m. CST

    From Russia With Love...best fight scene in all of cinema?

    by REDD

    Maybe western cinema, but even then that's up for debate. Bruce Lee, Jackie Chan, Jet Li, Donnie Yen (among others) would probably disagree.

  • Aug. 11, 2011, 12:08 p.m. CST

    Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies

    by THX1968

    Are two great Bond flicks. Not the greatest, but great. Really, there has never been a Bond flick so shitty that I can't ever watch it again. The last two Brosnan flicks became too self-aware for their own good, however. They don't really reinvent themselves as much as they go with the flow. Bond films have always mirrored the times that in which they were made. I really don't even look at the Craig Bonds as a rebooted Bond. This is just Bond. They really just need the gun barrel and theme at the beginning. Craig has earned it.