With Skyfall's UK wide release earlier today (no, yesterday now), and it seemingly getting alot of praise; why not have a Bond-centric thread?
First I think some main points to cover is:
- Favourite Bond actor?
- Favourite Bond film?
- Favourite Bond theme?
Then, you know, fill with your wonderful Bond stufffffff! Baddies, gadgets, girls, etc, etc.
I know I kinda struggle with these ones. Obviously best Bond: Sean Connery, dude is(was) essentially King of fucking Scotland, (before he decided to not live here anymore ). Timothy Dalton is probably my second choice, he's amazingly underated, and just because he only got 2 films he's frequently overlooked. I think Dalton was the "new", Daniel Craig Bond, before Daniel Craig brought the "new gritty Bond". In Living Daylights he had, what not many Bonds' have had - a true friendship with another male character, with true compassion when he was murdered. Then, in License to Kill, he goes fucking rogue.
I think for what I mentioned above, I'd put Living Daylights up as one my favourite Bond films, along with Goldfinger, and Thunderball. Casino Royale would be up there, but I just don't dig on Daniel Craig that much. He's good, good actor, but I don't know, it's, like, his smugness onscreen, and off.
Bond theme, there's a couple, but again, I'm going with Living Daylights by A-ha. Just love this tune!