Tuesday, January 10, 2006

My Martini is Still Dry

AMC is currently showing the Bond movies, including something they call their DVD-TV versions. I'm a big fan of the Bond movies. Yes, I even like the Roger Moore movies. I saw Moonraker at the movies when I was a kid, and Octopussy was one of the first movies I ever saw with without the accompaniment of parents. I'm not a big fan of the DVD-TV versions of the movies. Basically, it's like Pop-up TV, with little tidbits of information about the movie running throughout. I find this annoying as hell and difficult to ignore. The information is interesting, but I'd rather just watch the movie, even though I've seen them all a million times before.

I love the Sean Connery movies the best. He remains the best Bond ever. I hope the new Bond, Daniel Craig, can carry the role ahead. At least he'll be working with original material, Casino Royale, the first Bond novel. Although I think Pierce Brosnan did a fine job portraying Commander Bond, the quality of his scripts left something to be desired.

AMC was running an online poll earlier, asking people's opinion of the best Bond Girl. I didn't participate in the poll, but here are my top three choices, along with other favorites.

Best Movie:
3. You Only Live Twice
2. Goldfinger
1. From Russia with Love

Best Title Song:
3. You Only Live Twice
2. From Russia with Love
1. Goldfinger

Best Line:
3. James Bond - "I must be dreaming." In response to Honor Blackman saying, "I'm Pussy Galore." (Goldfinger)

2. James Bond - "That gun looks more fitting for a woman." Emilio Largo - "You know much about guns, Mr Bond?" James Bond - "No, I know a little bit about women." (Thunderball)

1. Fatima Blush - "Oh! How reckless of me, I made you all wet." James Bond - "Yes, but my martini's still dry." (Never Say Never Again)

Best Bond Girl:

3. Daniella Bianchi as Tatyana Romanova in From Russia with Love

2. Izabella Scorupco as Natalya Simonova in Goldeneye

1. Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson in Goldfinger

Tilly Masterson only plays a small part in the overall movie, but to me Tania Mallet is the beyond question the best looking of all the Bond girls. You'll notice that I leave out some of the more obvious choices, like Halle Berry, Denise Richards, Sophie Marceau, and Famke Janssen. Call it personal preference.

So what's your opinion?


polijn said...

Dunno... I was always fond of Jaws's girlfriend at the end of Moonraker. I think it might have been the pigtails.

Jeff said...

Definitely! Completely forgot about her.

Jeff said...

Ashley, your email is bouncing. Send me an email!

polijn said...

Rargh. Why is my email bouncing? that's not cool. It's polijnATgmailDOTcom.

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