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THE BEST BOND MOVIE OF ALL TIME
With the next Bond movie now looking an agonising two 2+ years away. Pixel8 try to bridge the gap until the release of the much anticipated 25th instalment of 007 by opening up the debate on which Bond film the greatest of all time? A quick straw poll around our office and this is out top 5. What do you think? Comments below…
- Goldfinger | Sean Connery | Connery is pure Bond in this film. Suave, sophisticated, charming, intelligent. The villain, Goldfinger, is not just a two dimensional ‘baddie’ which creats intelligent, sub textual exchanges and tension that has been repeated so often since. It remains the most quotable of all Bond movies and for me, has the most iconic Bond scene with the laser-between-the-legs action. A great movie, with a fine script and top performances from the lead characters. Simply a great movie.
- Casino Royale | Daniel Craig | This was Craig’s first outing as Bond and he unquestionable made 007 a more credible and believable character. Prior to this, Bond had been infallible and unflappable like some sort of superhero. Craig presented Bond as an ageing war-horse, with hang-ups and troubles, which made him seem more human and relatable. He seemed more cold than other Bonds to, more menacing and powerful. On top of that, the action was incredible. Casino Royale undoubtedly shepherded in a new era for Bond, less cheesy and grittier. Notwithstanding that, it remained a glamorous and stylish affair in a way that was undeniably Bond.
- Live & Let Die | Roger Moore | This is Bond at his most outrageous. Funny, but bordering on slapstick. I mean, running across crocodiles! The cinematography is good though, particularly with the African/Voodoo/Tarot scenes - it does create a sinister air in the movie and a strong sense of the ‘other’ in a post-colonial way; against the context of a very, very British Bond. The movie is in the main enjoyable and has many of the staples of a good 007 film, but for me, the main thing is that this was a necessary place for bond to go to establish boundaries with the character. It was funny and entertaining in equal measure, but if Bond was to remain a credible spy thriller franchise, this was quite funny enough.
- Skyfall | Daniel Craig | Again, we see Bond battling against his age and border-line alcoholism in a changing MI6 as he struggles to come to terms with the advent of cyber-spying. This theme is continued throughout the movie as the character delves into the past to give the viewer some much needed context on Bond’s past. It’s a great story and very well-acted. You are always rooting for Bond, like an old friend, as he faces new enemies and old problems. Plus, the Aston makes a return! A great 007 movie.
- No | Sean Connery | The first Bond movie blazed a trail for all of the other films in terms of themes and cinematography. Ursula Andress emerging from the sea like some demi-god daughter of Poseidon, an island paradise, a mysterious villain-mastermind and Connery’s debonair depiction of Bond all embody the DNA of the 007. Things have evolved since, but in its basic elements, this film is Bond. If only the fire-breathing dragon car was more threatening, this movie would have been higher up the list. In terms of the 007 legacy and the spy genre in general, this movie marked a seminal moment in cinema history as Bond continues to be one of the best loved movie characters.
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