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 Posted:   Feb 23, 2008 - 6:31 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



While she never achieved the star luster equal to sister Natalie, we always felt LANA WOOD



had



her



own bewitching beauty and allure.



As Plenty O’Toole (one of the more subtle handles to be handed a Bond maiden – surrrreeeee), she was right purty eye candy for the Vegas casino sequences.





Tis interesting, tho, when the film was shown on ABC, her midnight Bond liaison fell victim of those nefarious nitwits at profoundly prudish Network Practices:



Still, before being the obligatory Sacrificial Lamb,



she registered quite positively on our Bond scale (years later, she confessed to taking reel-life into Real-life via her off-camera affair with The Great Scot who, according to Ms. Wood, more than lived – um – up to his on-screen legendary status).



 
 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2008 - 7:16 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

O, und vee musn’t forget that Titillatin’ Tag Team Match of



Lola Lawson (Bambi) and Trina Parks (Thumper)





Two Amazonians absolutely guaranteed to get the balls rollin’ ... wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2008 - 4:55 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Lana will be getting her own profile in the Wild, Wild West thread soon. smile

One of the big weaknesses of DAF is how they chose to cut the scenes that explained just why she was at Tiffany's house and became the "sacrifical lamb" of the film.

 
 Posted:   Feb 23, 2008 - 6:52 PM   
 By:   Scott M (Oldsmith)   (Member)

YOU DURN BETCHA, BUB!

And we're gonna get around to her, also, but thanx for the early percolatin' preview ... big grin


I'm impatient. ;-) And you're welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2008 - 10:17 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Lana will be getting her own profile in the Wild, Wild West thread soon.

We canna wait, Captain!



One of the big weaknesses of DAF is how they chose to cut the scenes that explained just why she was at Tiffany's house and became the "sacrifical lamb" of the film.

Since we're too impatient (popular malady 'round these particular parts) to wait till we've the DAF DVD with the deleted scenes which hopefully explain said omission, cut to the Plenty-full chase and give us a HWLR digest version, won'tcha? ...

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2008 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

A Diamonds TRULY Special Edition:

In Honor of the Tiffany Case Who Wasn't.











For ALL Your Birthdays Fore and Aft, HooRaq ...



big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2008 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



And the Tough-Talkin’, Spunky, Fiery Feisty Case of Tiffany Who Was:



Justifiably Desirable Jill St. John.















In an interview not long after the film was released, Miss St. John revealed it was on the set that Connery confided to her this was definitely IT for him as 007.



Guess he hadn’t learned (from his next wife’s suggestion) to Never Say “Never”.



Again wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2008 - 10:52 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I think the DVDs explanation of what happened will suffice. smile



And the deleted scene itself! (audio is lost for it)







 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2008 - 10:57 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

MUCHOS GRACIAS.

We never knew ... smile

 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2008 - 10:58 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

A Diamonds TRULY Special Edition:

In Honor of the Tiffany Case Who Wasn't.


Much appreciated! big grin (But take care of that broken link!! Seriously, imdb won't allow their links to work in places like this or anywhere else)

Jill did admirably in the part, but this was the optimum time to use the #1 female sex symbol of the era in the 007 universe.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 24, 2008 - 2:03 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)







wink

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 10:19 AM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)

Then, 12 years later (1983)



The dream of Bondophiles



the world over came true:



(even those whose Blush isn’t necessarily a thing of beauty,



let alone active innocence!)

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Ironically, by coming out in 1983, NSNA was a film that demonstrated that *at that point in time* Roger Moore played the part better. "Octopussy" is a much better film than NSNA, IMO and Moore should have gone out from the series on top than sticking around for one film too many.

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 3:09 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



It also out-performed NSNA at the box-office (then again, according to all the behind-the-scenes shenanigans that plagued NSNA, it's a bloody miracle the damn thing ever was released in the first place, if we're to believe The Gospel According to Sean - after all, in His Testament, only HE knows how to make the perfect Bond film).

[ Of historical interest, too, is it's the second time The Battle of the Bonds occurred, if you recall the 1967 release of YOLT and that abominable Royale called Casino. ].

We agree Roger ought to have bailed on Bond around that time (tho his high point, in our ever UnHO, is The Spy Who Loved Me - which we'll get around to eventually, also).

As the upcoming visuals will attest to, however, we firmly believe NSNA is far more enticing than Octopussy was ...

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Oh, I dunno about that. Kristina Wayborn (probably the only case of a major secondary Bond girl who didn't end up a Sacrifical Lamb) and Maud Adams more than made Octopussy a superior visual delight female wise (for me at least). smile

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 5:14 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Uh-uh, bucko, no Way you're gonna get any kind of an argument outta us where born kharismatic Kristina's koncerned, no sirree ... wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 5:29 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

My favorite story about Kristina came from producer David Wolper, who cast her in a TV movie as Greta Garbo on the strength of her claim to have done work with Ingmar Bergman and that she spoke in a Swede accent that sounded authentic....and then when shooting wrapped, she promptly reverted to her flawless American English and told Wolper she'd made the whole thing up about working with Bergman just to help get the part!

 
 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 5:40 PM   
 By:   neotrinity   (Member)



Is it our hyper-Borg imagination or is there a slight resemblance between Kristina and Jeri Ryan? ... wink

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 5:59 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

With that picture, yeah there is something of a resemblance but that is one of the more unflattering pics of Kristina I've seen and the resemblance is less obvious in the good ones!

 
 Posted:   Feb 26, 2008 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   Mr. Marshall   (Member)

Ironically, by coming out in 1983, NSNA was a film that demonstrated that *at that point in time* Roger Moore played the part better. "Octopussy" is a much better film than NSNA, IMO and Moore should have gone out from the series on top than sticking around for one film too many.

Sad, but true.
NEVER is unwatchablefrown

 
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