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Tonight I rewatched: A view to a kill

Grace Jones and Christopher Walken are spectacular. Roger Moore, on the other hand, was way too old to play James Bond. This was his last one, thank God.

Overall, not the best James Bond, the plot is quite silly and just too slow at times, but I enjoyed the scenes in Paris and SF / Silicon Valley. Oh, and the music by Duran Duran, one of the very best James Bond songs.

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by Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2021 5:24 AM

Duran Duran - A View To A Kill

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by Anonymousreply 1November 23, 2021 4:58 AM

I totally agree about the Duran Duran song. It's not Shirley Bassey great, but great nonetheless.

by Anonymousreply 2November 23, 2021 5:02 AM

I didn't think Walken was all that memorable.

by Anonymousreply 3November 23, 2021 5:05 AM

Oh that was a fun one.

by Anonymousreply 4November 23, 2021 5:07 AM

You mean, it wasn't Adele great....

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by Anonymousreply 5November 23, 2021 5:28 AM

Grace Jones made that movie.

by Anonymousreply 6November 23, 2021 5:35 AM

[quote] Grace Jones made that movie.

It was directed by John Glen, not the astronaut.

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by Anonymousreply 7November 23, 2021 5:45 AM

Poor Tanya Roberts. Beautiful woman, and likable, but saddled with one of the weakest Bond Girls in the franchise.

by Anonymousreply 8November 23, 2021 5:46 AM

James!.... oh, James!... James.... James, look out!... James, over here!... James!... James, no!...

by Anonymousreply 9November 23, 2021 5:47 AM

[Quote] saddled with one of the weakest Bond Girls in the franchise.

But that's mostly down to Tanya Roberts.

by Anonymousreply 10November 23, 2021 5:50 AM

r7 you dipshit it's an expression meaning Grace Jones was the best thing about the movie.

by Anonymousreply 11November 23, 2021 5:54 AM

[Quote] you dipshit

Unfamiliar with Dora Dumfucke, huh?

by Anonymousreply 12November 23, 2021 5:56 AM

Moore was handsome but was never sexy or had chemistry with females. He had a 'gay walker' vibe about him, the kind who escorts older ladies to events.

by Anonymousreply 13November 23, 2021 5:57 AM

[quote] Moore was handsome but was never sexy or had chemistry with females. He had a 'gay walker' vibe about him, the kind who escorts older ladies to events.

I've written this on DL before: if Henry Cavill were to be James Bond he would be this century's Roger Moore version of Bond.

by Anonymousreply 14November 23, 2021 6:01 AM

You know, that's pretty spot on, R13. But I never had problems with the character being a womanizer and bedding women - I could wilfully buy it.

by Anonymousreply 15November 23, 2021 6:01 AM

Not at all. Roger Moore always had a sense of fun. Henry Cavill is no fun.

by Anonymousreply 16November 23, 2021 6:03 AM

Roger Moore bordered on camp and often crossed the line. Very tongue-in-cheek, and I enjoyed it.

by Anonymousreply 17November 23, 2021 6:06 AM

I liked Roger Moore as James Bond but to our modern eyes he looked old as shit. People in their 50s looked so much older back in those days.

by Anonymousreply 18November 23, 2021 6:09 AM

I think Tanya Roberts is tied with Denise Richards for most annoying Bond girl.

by Anonymousreply 19November 23, 2021 6:16 AM

Denise Richards will always be on my good side for Wild Things.

by Anonymousreply 20November 23, 2021 6:21 AM

The Bond movies are camp, except the new ones take the camp seriously. The whole idea is ridiculous and at least the Moore movies were fun to watch.

by Anonymousreply 21November 23, 2021 6:22 AM

Roger Moore was past his sell by date in Moonraker. He looked like a wax figure in A View to a Kill. Still, he's my favorite Bond because of the cheezy nature of that era.

by Anonymousreply 22November 23, 2021 6:28 AM

Britt Ekland is also in the running for most annoying Bond Girl. Jill St. John's Tiffany Case suddenly turns into a dunce towards the end of Diamond Are Forever.

by Anonymousreply 23November 23, 2021 6:34 AM

"For Your Eyes Only" is Moore's "On Her Majest's Secret Service." It's much less campy. It's probably his best outing.

by Anonymousreply 24November 23, 2021 6:35 AM

Grace Jones’ recent autobiography claims the production was one big cocaine binge from cast and crew from start to finish.

by Anonymousreply 25November 23, 2021 8:19 AM

^^What movie back then wasn't?

by Anonymousreply 26November 23, 2021 8:31 AM

I remember the promo interviews in magazines where Tanya Roberts insisted she wasn't just a helpless Bond girl like all the others, because she has vital knowledge that Bond needs to eliminate the threat (the whole info dump about the San Andreas Fault and how the explosion could trigger a huge earthquake that could drown San Francisco and Silicon Valley).

There was also a very racist undertone in those magazine promos about Grace Jones' character being the one who basically rapes Bond which never made sense to me since he was the one waiting for her in her bed. Back then, she was promoted as a predator, for some reason.

Moore got more camp when he got older (starting with Moonraker).

by Anonymousreply 27November 23, 2021 8:59 AM

Grace should have won an Oscar.

by Anonymousreply 28November 23, 2021 11:31 AM

It was pure laziness on the producers part to rehire Moore.

I never knew Priscilla Presley was the original choice for Robert's character. Presley has done other things, but it's hard to imagine her outside the Naked Gun films.

While Presley was unavailable due to other commitments, it's interesting that Barbara Bach reportedly turned down the opportunity to reprise her role from The Spy Who Loved Me. It would have been a nice touch to Roger Moore's final film and added a bit of cohesiveness to the franchise.

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by Anonymousreply 29November 23, 2021 11:47 AM

What the hell was Priscilla Presley so busy doing?

by Anonymousreply 30November 23, 2021 3:10 PM

"Get Zoran for me!" is the "Attica!" of my generation.

by Anonymousreply 31November 23, 2021 3:18 PM

r30, she played Jenna Wade on Dallas from 1983 to 1988.

by Anonymousreply 32November 23, 2021 3:18 PM

Tanya Roberts is a Venn diagram of weak Bond Girls. Blonde and American. Blondes rarely fare well (Lea Seydoux, Maryam D'Abo, Britt Ekland), along with Americans (Denise Richards, Lois Chiles, Halle Berry)

by Anonymousreply 33November 24, 2021 5:10 AM

Are you kidding? Ursula Andress, Honor Blackman, the gold painted Shirley Eaton.... Daniela Bianchi from "From Russia With Love" is also tops as far as Bond girls go.

by Anonymousreply 34November 24, 2021 5:24 AM
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