"I have to concur. For years I was not fond of Timothy Dalton's Bond at all. I must admit, however, that I believe his movies age wonderfully. Moreover, to your point, I went back and reviewed his two films and it seems to me that he was doing…"
"I had a Isla del Sol (by Drew Estate) the other day that I bought from a Cigar/Coffee shop. It is a mild, sugar-tipped and infused with coffee, which made for a very interesting flavor. At about 3/4 through, it tasted more like a regular…"
"I know Dalton is not Popular, but as someone who has scene all incarnations of bond, including one where he was american, and has read and re-read all of the books. I really think that Dalton's Bond was the closest to what Ian Fleming…"
"I appreciated how closely Goldfinger stuck to the book.
Then again, Maybe the producers just used up the better books early and had to rework the other titles. "The Spy Who Loved Me" took place entirely in some roadside motel, if I recall…"
"She was special, by damn.
I give Roger Moore props; according to the commentary on the FYEO DVD, he said something like "Please don't make me seduce that child onscreen," concerning the skier Bibi who threw herself at Bond. Moore…"
"Yeah - an invisible car? Changing the villain's race from Korean to Anglo with a lengthy and agonizing DNA "transplant"?
A great Bond that never was is Clive Owen. He's more in line with Fleming's conception than is Craig,…"
"As Brosnan was my first Bond, I hold a certain place for him. But I have to agree about Die Another Day. I think Brosnan did fine as playing the role, but the writing and directing ruined the film. I think they went down the wrong path when they…"
"Die Another Day indeed bordered on being an exploitation film with a 1950s comicbook plot, and Halle Berry stole the show with her girl-power kungfu moves and cheesy one liners that should have remained in the Moore era! Nice set of legs, mind..…"
"I'm with you there - thought Dalton was absolutely the right guy for the role, even if the flicks took a wrong turn. There was a canine quality to him that made Bond a kind of juggernaut, the way Connery was. And Dalton was a fine actor,…"
"This reminds me of when people whine that a new Starbucks opens and pushes the little local guy out of business. They never seem to remember that the local guy's coffee was crap.
America doesn't force its entertainment on the world. The…"
"You gave an entire paragraph to the Obama admin and then finished it with one sentence about nazis. That is how your comment "got twisted".
But even if we are talking about isis. I still don't see the nazi connection. What I see is a…"
"I was speaking not of this admin, but of the political and social parallels in the middle east and the rise of ISIS. (Extreme nationalism -> extreme religious fervor; disenfranchised populace unwilling/incapable of confronting the extremism, mass…"
"It doesn't need to rise to the level of thought to have meaning.
Moving toward the sunlight means survival. I'm arguing for meaning within material existence, not that all material reactions are thoughts.
If there is meaning like this for…"
"Simplicity is your friend. Start with the half-dozen staples you eat all the time, and learn to cook them first. You don't need fancy gourmet meals ... you need the basics. Burgers. Steaks. Pork chops. …"
"Get an easy basic cookbook for people who've never done it before, with a title like Easy Basics or Where's Mom Now that I Need Her? It'll tell you the things other books assume you know, from how to boil an egg to…"