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Japanese poster of From Russia With Love (1963)
Covers of Triad/Panther edition James Bond books from 1977 to 1982.
Well here we are with the second Live blog wit the second James Bond film. This is just the initial post the real fun is when I actually start at 9. Just keep refreshing and have fun.
I just put in my DVD. The menu’s on the Bond box set that I have are using way to many sound effects for the animations.
00:25 I still can’t get over the jump across for the barrel shot
01:23 And tumblr is way slow. I’m going to be more careful about what i say
01:53 “I saw you do that, don’t think I didn’t see you”
2:23 dude he unzipped his fly
3:12 I love the sucking sound they made for taking the mask off. I would type it out but i wouldn’t know were to start
4:13 I can’t wait until we get to the opening sequences where all the woman are in silhoutte projecting words onto bodies isn’t exaclty sexy “Oh yeah baby show me who’s name that is. Recording artists are so sexy.
6:05 I actually do love chess. so for me this scene is actually really badass even though it’s cheesy as hell with all the old dudes whispering quietly with each other.
8:12 dude he totally brushed that dude off. He just wanted to shake your hand.
8:45 why does spectre number all of their agents. they die like flies so why bother.
9:35 He’s a stragetist that plays chess. he is the most qualified
10:24 If you defect wouldn’t our name be told to everyone. sure your defecting from a communist country but it’s still a dick move
11:05 Early Bond films are great because there’s an actual continuity going on
11:50 Bond gets woman waiting in his hotel room and this asshole gets a personal massure that strips for him. where the fuck you find these woman? I want one.
11:40 Bad Touch. BAD TOUCH!
13:15 so who gets to be the live targets. I doubt they get insurance.
14:00 What kind of test is that? he could be retarded for all you know but he can take a punch to the stomach so he may be awesome at everything.
14:45 I gotta admit this chick is one of the hottest of the early Bond girls
15:27 Frau Blucker. *cue horse*
16:00 And this is why you identify your defectors because they can do shit like this.
16:16 I’m getting a rapey vibe here
17:42 she’s totally getting raped. number 2 doesn’t like whiners. remember the safety word
18:38 A beeper. Holy shit he has a beeper. Fucking high tech man.
18:55 and now a car phone. your blowing my mind man.
19:42 Because he’s going to “eat her out” lol sex
20:20 you can desperately see the writers trying to figure out the formula here. the briefing scene is a classic that a lot of people ignore.
21:13 and this is the reason woman hate Bond. the only reason he goes on this mission is to fuck the girl. what a douche.
21:40 Q i love Q so cool he should have his own series.
23:20 Two minutes of Q explaining a new gadget. and people say these films have a pacing problems. how dare they.
24:07 i bet the secret of the world is blowjobs.
24:27 See it’s the name of the movie. Do you see it? Do you see!! DO YOU SEE!!
25:07 i despize spy talk. they’re suppose to be regular conversations but they never sound like it especially when the two of them are smiling at each other like it’s some kind of inside joke.
26:35 it’s nice to be in a location actually filled with people. Dr. No was populated with palm trees Quarrel called “captain” RIP quarrel
27: 55 They’re all your sons? jesus how much fucking do you do?
28:50 Bond music for driving down the street.
29:14 here goes the singing again *I’m checking into my hotel/hope i get a good room/this elavator is really crammed*
30:06 *I found the bathroom/what a neat painting/ i like clocks/ i found a bug and now i’m pissed*
30:57 and then the song ends randomly. fucking love this shit.
31:10 the bed is too small for all the fucking. and why wouldn’t bond just get the bridal sweet to begin with it’s designed for ALL OF THE FUCKING!
32:20 how does she see anything through those glasses.
32:57 I’m pretty sure she’s saying “come fuck me” and he’s ignoring her. just fuck her on principle dude you owe it to all of us dude’s not getting any.
33:52 and this is what you get for not fucking her sooner. a bomb in your house.
34:24 I’ve just realized there is a lot of sex going on here.
35:10 See what we never see is this dude singing love songs to Bond in order to swoon him for more sex.
36:00 they just GAVE you a periscope. Fine, I want a torpedo i’m going to make a coffee table out of it.
37:36 who in the Bond universe doens’t kill for pleasure?
38:05 ok Bond your just masterbating now “oh yes, i want to see her in the flesh” Bond you put that away right now! no one wants to see that.
39:48 “i hope your good with eating with your finger” what kind of question is that. they’re his fingers it’s not like he doesn’t know how to use them.
41:00 I’m sorry i don’t find belly dancers sexy. they might as well be strippers at this point. strippers that need a good beef sandwich my god she’s skinny.
42:36 And in this corner skank number two. FIGHT.
43:23 i love how this counts as an action sequence. music and everything. who’s eyes will be ripped out first. it’s so suspenseful.
44:35 Don’t run towards the guys with the guns. Run away.
45:05 if you’re shot in the elbow i’m pretty sure you won’t be able to move it. or this guy is just that badass.
46:02 Bond just flipped that table as if he was helping someone. YOu just don’t flip a table and walk off. it’s rude.
47:30 Bond is actually stopping a girl fight. i guess his boner was too much to take.
48:02 so he gets to fuck both of them. Fuck you Bond, fuck you
48:35 and their his slaves. sex wasn’t enough. now i’m just pissed.
50:20 more son’s?
51:14 who makes a sniper rifle out of a luger that’s an important question
52:15 green figs and yogurt for breakfast. wow bond eats light
52:55 oh thank god there’s a sound i really don’t like watching sean “hairy” connery strip.
53:22 I could watch her strip however. again how is this movie rated pg she was completely naked.
54:10 to put his cock in. guys just shot a porno because that’s what you want to do.
55:28 so how many chicks has bond fucked so far. four? five? and they’re filming it. well we need proof of something.
56:27 this is actually a cool sequence. it’s the most thrilling bond has ever been.
58:14 also robert shaws character is really well handled. i love the way he’s sulking in the shadows for most of the film
59:55 he wants the sex. i’m just guessing however.
1:01:37 it’s a recorder too. it’s a phone away from being an iphone
1:02:25 these guys are waiting for the sex. they don’t give a shit about the code machine.
1:03:13 and moneypenny keeps listening bet she’s a perv in a good way
1:04:12 dude he takes pride in his clock. it’s his special clock
1:04:55 in soviet russia you tell clock what time it is.
1:05:26 ok a lot of people had to have died. half the building is gone. Bond is officially a terriost.
1:08:00 Bond doesn’t look like a Summerset. bad fake names are obvious.
1:08:33 stop calling everyone that works for you sons. it’s creepy do you make them all dress up in flannel pajama’s on christmas and make them sit around the xmas tree.
1:10:20 translated to “Get the door woman!”
1:11:57 he’s going to tell him the story about how he had a massive orgy and got everyone pregant and that’s why he has so many sons.
1:12:35 My god she’s hot.
1:13:03 and they have sex again. now your just rubbing it in our noses.
1:13:50 what did she mean by that. What customs? I’m curious. there is only a 70 percent chance they actually meant sex there so I want to know.
1:15:10 and i actually liked that guy more than quarrel. he was nice RIP.
1:16:08 his dad died. this is going to be one big funeral.
1:16:48 and bond goes straight to abuse. he assumed she did it and just slaps her for no reason.
1:17:30 Bond hates it when they fall in love with him. the cock is then off limits.
1:18:39 the same spy talk. it doesn’t work if everyone knows it.
1:19:58 At this point i think the director had a train fetish.
1:21:34 ah the days when everyone didn’t have pictures handy of what people looked like. so many henchman could have been saved.
1:22:19 this is the first time shaw’s character actually talks. it’s off putting and a little creepy which works
1:23:50 you can tell bond knows that isn’t the right guy and shaws character seems to suspect it. the verbal joisting they do is a lot of fun to watch.
1:24:50 i think he’s using “old man” just to piss bond off. wait until we get to Diamonds are Forever.
1:26:09 even if bond was buying shaw’s character he does not like this asshole. he’s one old man from punching him in the face
1:27:48 the old knockout. classic
1:28:43 “now do a little dance for me. make it sexy”
1:30:12 this is something that i want to see in a new Bond film. Bond vs a single individual we get that with man with a golden gun but other than that it’s always been a crime boss or some rich ass hole
1:31:09 Bond is really fucking sick of being called old man.
1:32:29 And this is why Robert Shaw is an amazing actor. He’s so creepy and threatening.
1:33:03 this scene has gone on for a little too long though
1:34:10 this glass echo’s like a motherfucker. what kind of glass is that?
1:34:55 This actually reminds me of some Bourne fights.
1:35:22 this is no time to unzip your fly!
1:36:42 dude she’s been drugged what do you expect
1:37:55 I want the hate to come back. can you see Daniel Craig’s bond wearing a hat like that. I bet it would be epic
1:39:20 Bond drives like my grandma. chin on the steering wheel.
1:40:00 Fucking helicopter levels. so damn irritating.
1:40:58 helicopters are not an effective weapon. trying to hit someone with the rotors is more of a funny novelty than a precise way to murder someone
1:41:55 sniper lugar to the rescue. not to mention one goddamn lucky shot.
1:42:27 Bond has a hat for everything. battle helicopter hat. fight dude in train hat, and now sailing hat
1:43:38 “do you swim” i get the feeling that you didn’t care about the answer Bond
1:44:23 because the guy that made the plan is never at fault. he can’t be wrong because he plays chess
1:45:19 foot knife. why hasn’t someone made that for woman like mace
1:46:28 “we just want to know were you got that snazzy hat?”
1:47:32 yes keep shooting at the gas tanks. that’ll help.
1:47:57 did you really need binoculars to see something five feet away. must be really near sighted.
1:48:55 guys there is water all around you. just jump in. there is zero reason to stay on the boat.
1:49:27 as if she would jump off the balcony
1:50:14 lol why is this movie still playing. this last fight doesn’t really achieve anything.
1:51:40 foot knife. it’s not really a fighting weapon more of a defensive weapon
1:52:10 and the scary bondage lesbian is dead. a tragedy.
1:52:30 “had her kicks” now your just enjoying this Bond.
1:53:06 my question is what happens to all these bond women after the film. were do they go, they never show up again. does bond have a basement filled with bodies?
Well that’s it. Tomorrow is Goldfinger, the definitive Connery Bond film. Tune in at nine.
At the Queen’s Club 1, a game of bridge is at hand between General Potter (Colonel Burton), British agent John Strangways (Tim Moxon), Professor Dent 2 (Anthony Dawson) 3, and Pleydell-Smith (Louis Blaazer), Jamaica’s Principal Secretary of the British Foreign Service.
1 Portrayed by the Liguanea Club, located at 80 Knutsford Boulevard in Kingston, Jamaica.
2 There’s no mention of Professor Dent in Ian Fleming’s novel, although there is an unnamed Mathematics Professor in Strangways’ foursome.
3 In the films “From Russia With Love” (1963) and “Thunderball” (1965), Anthony Dawson portrays SPECTRE #1, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, from the neck down. Starting with “You Only Live Twice” (1967), Blofeld would play a more central role to the plot and would be portrayed in full by various actors.
4 As Strangways, Tim Moxon’s voice is dubbed over by actor Robert Rietty, who also dubbed over Adolfo Celi’s voice as Emilio Largo in “Thunderball” (1965).
5 In Ian Fleming’s novel, Strangways wears a black patch over his right eye. In the literary canon, Strangways also made an appearance in the second Bond novel “Live and Let Die” (1954).
from Movie Notes: Dr. No
"Hello, New York. Your Pan-Am 323 just landed - Kingston, Jamaica."
James Bond flies a Pan Am Boeing 707 to Kingston, Jamaica
The airline appeared in other movies, notably in several James Bond films. The company’s Boeing 707s were featured in Dr. No, From Russia with Love, while a Pan Am 747 and the Worldport appeared in Live and Let Die.
After a little banter with Miss Moneypenny, Bond begins a long tradition by swanning off to the West Indies. He is met by the impostor ‘Mr Jones’ at Norman Manley International Airport, halfway along the Palisadoes, the ten-mile spit which protects the harbour at Kingston. Once Jamaica’s main international airport, it now mainly handles domestic flights.
Lois Maxwell (1927-2007)
She originated the role of Miss Moneypenny in the James Bond franchise, playing the character in fourteen films, from Dr. No (1962) until her final performance of the character in A View to a Kill (1985).
Maxwell lobbied for the role in James Bond, as her husband had had a heart attack and they needed the money. Director Terence Young, who once had turned her down on the grounds that she looked like she “smelled of soap”, offered her either Moneypenny or the recurring Bond girlfriend, Sylvia Trench, but she was uncomfortable with a revealing scene the latter had in the screenplay. The role as M’s secretary guaranteed just two days’ work at ₤100 per day; Maxwell supplied her own clothes. The Trench character, however, was eliminated after From Russia With Love.
In 1967, Maxwell angered Sean Connery for a time by appearing in the Italian spy spoof Operation Kid Brother with the star’s brother Neil Connery and Bernard Lee. In 1971, Maxwell was nearly replaced for Diamonds Are Forever after demanding a pay raise; her policewoman’s cap disguises hair she had already dyed for another role. In 1975, she plays Moneypenny weeping for the death of James Bond in a short scene with Bernard Lee as M in the French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. For the filming of A View to a Kill, her final appearance, Bond producer Cubby Broccoli told her that the two of them were the only ones from Dr. No still working on the series. Maxwell asked that her character be killed off, but Broccoli recast the role instead. She was succeeded by Caroline Bliss and later Samantha Bond.
As Moneypenny, according to author Tom Lisanti, she was seen as an “anchor”, with her flirtatious repartee with Bond lending the films realism and humanism. For Moneypenny, Bond was “unobtainable”, freeing the characters to make outrageous sexual double entendres. At the same time, her character did little to imbue the series with changing feminist notions.
Although she is world famous for this role, her total screen time as Moneypenny in 14 films was less than twenty minutes, and she spoke fewer than 200 words.
from her Wikipedia page
Bernard Lee (1908-1981)
M played by Bernard Lee appears in eleven James Bond films from Dr No up to and including Moonraker. In Dr No, M establishes his superiority over Bond that would last for the next seventeen years.
In the Bond films, Lee’s character, M, is Admiral Sir Miles Messervy (only ever named, besides as ‘M’, as ‘Admiral’ and ‘Miles’ on screen in his appearances), Bond’s irascible boss who sends him out on assignments. He also portrays M along with Lois Maxwell as Moneypenny in the 1975 French comedy Bons baisers de Hong Kong. Lee was succeeded by Robert Brown, though not necessarily playing the same character (Brown had played another admiral in the series previously). Judi Dench, a friend of Lee’s, would later take over the role of a brand-new M, starting in 1995 with some references to her predecessor, including an oil painting of Lee in the role seen in MI6’s secondary HQ (a Scottish castle).
M was played by Bernard Lee from the first Bond movie, Dr. No, until Moonraker (1979). Lee died of cancer in January 1981, four months after the filming of For Your Eyes Only began. He had been too ill to appear in the film (which was released later in 1981), and the character was written out of it, with his lines given to either his Chief of Staff or the Minister of Defence, Sir Fredrick Gray.
In the first Bond film, Dr. No, M boasts about his ability to reduce the number of operative casualties since taking the job, implying someone else held the job recently before him. In the earlier films, he has Bond’s field equipment replaced by newer devices, such as replacing his Beretta with a Walther PPK and his Bentley with an Aston Martin DB5. Ian Fleming made a reference to a predecessor by stating in The Man with the Golden Gun “My predecessor died in that chair.” Gardner also makes references to M’s predecessors in Scorpius, again suggesting that Messervy is not the first. Also, in the film version of Dr. No, M is heard to call himself head of MI7 which actually was the department in charge of propaganda and censorship (the actor originally said MI6, but for reasons unknown was overdubbed with the no-longer-extant MI7 prior to the film’s release, the DVD subtitles also state that M is head of MI6); this contradicts later films that state he is in charge of MI6. Curiously, earlier in the film, the department was actually referred to as MI6 by a radio operator. This M refers to Bond by his first name, James, in both The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, and is referred to by his first name, Miles, only in The Spy Who Loved Me.
Universal Exports is used as a cover name for the British Secret Service in the films. It has been featured repeatedly in the films in various ways such as a direction sign in Dr. No, the abbreviation “UnivEx” in From Russia with Love, a brass name plate in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Bond’s helicopter in For Your Eyes Only, a building with a sign in The Living Daylights, an identity card in The World Is Not Enough, a folder in Casino Royale, and a business card in Quantum of Solace. Bond has also given his introductions as a Universal Exports employee in You Only Live Twice, Octopussy, Licence to Kill, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.