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 Posted:   Jun 25, 2008 - 8:49 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

I'd like to think that Kristina Wayborn's incredible beauty and presence was what made the writers decide she had to be the only "secondary" Bond girl I know of who didn't become a "sacrificial lamb" at some point in the film! smile

A milestone for my UNCLE thread yesterday with post #200, a milestone for your thread today Neo with post #400. Congrats! smile

 Posted:   Jul 2, 2008 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Inner Maturity is Outwardly Marvelous in a Woman Department:

When you consider her lackluster supporting stint in The Man with the Golden Gun (and her evidently green inexperience as an actress)

Maud Adams’ vastly improved reprise


was quite a quantum leap forward in poise

plus screen authority.

She held own most honorably, was entirely credible (and charming) as the leader of her (female) pack and didn’t disappear into the background but matched Bond – even, dare we exclaim, exceeded – him where charisma was concerned.

Little, if any, of her anchored attractiveness has abated with time’s advent

and, as one of the favored few to appear twice in a Bond film, she acquits herself impressively.

Who says complementary character - as well as complimentary beauty -


count? ... wink

 Posted:   Jul 3, 2008 - 8:45 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Nah - Guilty Goldurned Pleasure Department - Yeah!

Sultry Sheena's strictly just fer our, um, edification ... smile

 Posted:   Jul 3, 2008 - 10:24 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Neo, if that Maud Adams spotlight was supposed to be exclusively comprised of photos of her, then I only want to point out the error of using the group shot where its Bond with Moneypenny and Penelope Smallbone (Michaela Clavell, who as I recall was related in some way to author James Clavell). (If I'm wrong though and this was purposefully using other photos related to the movie, forgive my impulsiveness! wink)

 Posted:   Jul 3, 2008 - 1:01 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Thass okay, HooRaq; the final visual tag was our clumsy way of tying it all together as we've tried to do on and off whenever the farewell segment ran (and the complementary/complimentary bit was a subtle-as-an-A-bomb salute to Lois in the former and Miss Adams latterly).

Our misfortune such wasn't shined to crystal clarity ... embarrassment

 Posted:   Jul 3, 2008 - 2:46 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Mucho appreciated on that clarification. smile

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2008 - 6:45 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Now HERE’S A Historical Nugget Even We Weren’t Previously Aware of (howzabout yu, HooRaq?) –

What Woman Has Appeared in THREE Bond-ers? Department:

Tis the previous "Miss Austria"

and "Miss World"

plus appearing with this unknown gent =

Eva Reuber-Staier (who returns in this film as Rublevich, General Gogol's personal secretary and lover).

[ We neglected to include her in Octopussy but won’t forget to remember her inclusion when her debut in

comes around ] ... wink

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2008 - 7:38 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Some Castings Are Totally,

Utterly, Positively,

Non-Negotiably and

Absolutely Beyond Us

Lynn-Holly Johnson, for infinite instance. Granted, now, she’s pert and appealing as all-get out,

but what the Crom was she DOING here (apart from her accomplishments as a professional ice skater?) In fact, when people (justifiably) complain about Mr. Moore’s advancing, uh, evolution under-mining belief in Bond’s magnetic appeal, his scenes with Miss Johnson make an impeccable (particularly cringe-worthy) case for it.

At any rate, she’s now happily devoting all her time to her family -

and, even though her agent initially advised her against making the film, she’s on record as saying since her part required her to have a huge crush on Roger Moore,

she didn’t really need to act that aspect at all smile

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2008 - 2:31 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Now HERE’S A Historical Nugget Even We Weren’t Previously Aware of (howzabout yu, HooRaq?) –

I remembered it, though not off the top of my head. The amusing thing I recall is that in her first appearances, she seems to be very cozy with General Gogol, but in "Octopussy" she's bringing notes and memos to General Orlov! smile

 Posted:   Jul 10, 2008 - 2:45 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

The reason why Moore was better suited for Bond at that point in time is because his was a more fastidious Bond that would recognize the need to turn Lynn-Holly Johnson down. Connery's Bond though would have just taken up the offer!

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2008 - 2:13 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Bittersweet Bond Department:

Cassandra Harris

stint as Countess Lisl

was prefigured by appearing in hubby’s “Remington Steele” series

before becoming the S.L. (Sacrificial Lamb) herein - tho we always felt her character deserved a more inventive swan song than the relatively undignified way they handled it.

Her subsequent death from cancer was a sad loss,

most especially to Mr. Brosnan and their sons. Still, her graceful essence endures

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2008 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   howardtduck   (Member)

Claudine Auger without a doubt.

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2008 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   howardtduck   (Member)

Claudine Auger (domino in thunderball)without a doubt.

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2008 - 2:26 PM   
 By:   howardtduck   (Member)

Claudine Auger (domino in thunderball)without a doubt.

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2008 - 2:28 PM   
 By:   howardtduck   (Member)

A good post is worth repeating

 Posted:   Jul 15, 2008 - 4:02 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Obviously. Hie thyself hither back to mid-December of last year

and she'll be waiting

fer ya to come 'round ... wink

 Posted:   Jul 16, 2008 - 7:09 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

That brings us

to Carole Bouquet’s

Melina, which marked another conscious advance began in TSWLM,

vis-a-vis women who were more than mere ornamentation and had their own equally valid (not so hidden)

personally-professional agendas.

Word was Mme. Bouquet

wasn’t exactly enamoured of easy-going Roger

(that goldanged age-factor thing).

- Oops, gee willikers, where’d this come from? Heavens to mergatroid! We're shocked!! –

But her unbowed beauty still has a most becoming intense intelligence -

to say nothing of still-potent contemporary class.

And thank you for your participation,

O Sultry One big grin

 Posted:   Jul 17, 2008 - 7:50 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

 Posted:   Jul 17, 2008 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

"Moonraker" I have to admit probably had the least appealing group of women collectively in a classic Bond movie from my standpoint.

 Posted:   Jul 17, 2008 - 4:59 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Except for incandescent

we'd say your appraisal was almost unanimous (tho this is the Bond film we unblushedly are proud to admit having two additional professionally-personal all-tyme high connections with - one, we've already shared previously concerning


- and the other?

Patience, pilgrim, patience - anon. [ Hint: it concerns one of the three women pictured via the inaugural, um, entry. And, no, we didn't marry her! ] ... wink

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