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 Posted:   Jul 18, 2008 - 11:15 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

By "inaugural" entry you mean the first post of the thread or the first Moonraker post on this page? (just trying to guess ahead of time). smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2008 - 11:20 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

The Moonie one.

So solly, Cholly.

(We really must get our trinity of munchkins off that french vanilla/hazlenut bubblegum so they can pay attention to what they type)!

In the words of Benjamin J. Grimm:



"Sheesh!" ... embarrassment

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2008 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Nah, don't be hard on yourself. The dual meaning at least offered an excuse to take note of just how long and fruitful the thread's been! wink

Appropriate use of Kirby since he set the standard for the good old FF!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2008 - 11:41 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

"Long"? - Indubitably.



"Fruitful"? - Ummm, that's almost akin to Crossing the Rubicon of questionable reverie.



But hey, we'll just keep Moneypennying on along Bond Boulevard ... wink

(As to that, if you wanna join in the celebration of The King, don't forget to beam over to the Marvel's Greatest Heroes bombastic bastion of swingin' syllables. Un-oh, better watch it. When we kiddingly warned StevenJ to watch his Stan the Man'isms, who knew we'd fall victim to the same fallacy ourselves! Ack!!!



That's alliteracy fer ya!) ... big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 18, 2008 - 11:51 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Well it could be said that this thread is a case of being fruitful and multiplying image-wise! smile

Speaking of Lois Maxwell, I had a chance to see her teamed up with Roger Moore in a 1966 episode of "The Saint" and she was very un-Moneypenny like in that one!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2008 - 4:54 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

As for Lois Chiles'



infamously ms-christened Holly Goodhead,



her character is about as compelling



and uninspired as whichever anonymous wag gave the lazy greenlight for her name.



Mind you, Miss Chiles is certainly easy on the eyes



but ultimately makes a lacklustre impression (no fault of hers, we hasten to add)



hardly her fault.



(As to that, this is an example of the Why They Cast as They Did??!! Department - which might very well have less to do with the actress as her agent's acceptance of EON's characteristically low-payment scale).



She had better exposure elsewhere and in other enterprises, tho she's at least achieved some sort of lasting fame from her inclusion within the Bond brigade.



(Hey, after all, their are far worse filmic fates ... smile

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 20, 2008 - 6:39 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Now, when it comes to Emily Bolton



as Bond's Brazilian contact, Manuela (and she definitely ain't no man, buster), if you blinked you'da missed her as her appearance amounted to barely more than a cameo.



[ As for that previously alluded to professionally-personal connection, we had the pleasure of meeting Emily one hot Burbank afternoon when we both auditioned for radically-different roles in



She was altogether charming, engaging, effortlessly authentic (plus a mite depressed as she didn't feel she'd given a good representation of herself during her reading). Next thing we knew, we read she'd been cast in this flick! ]



Not the worst of comforting consolation prizes,



eh, wot? ... big grin

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2008 - 7:03 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Our Favorite Sacrificial Lamb Department:



Previously known for



and



Corinne Clery’s Corinne has a beautifully beguiling freshness



of both style and appearance



that separates her from most of her other women-in-Bonded-arms.



Strikingly sensuous with a virtuous vulnerability and innate intelligence,



one profoundly wished her inevitable demise could’ve been postponed as long as possible (empowered and enhanced by one of John's most haunting and memorably-scored sequences).





As time’s testimony attests, the finest French wine has nothing on her when it comes to attractiveness as age advances.



Va-va-Corinne ... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2008 - 7:14 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

The End of



But Jim-Bo will regress Back with



Be there, or be Bonded square ... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 28, 2008 - 8:01 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Nothing



like being



Bond-branded



right on the button ... wink

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2008 - 11:28 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

The Less Interesting More Becomes Being First Department:

Is there a Bond actor with as consistent an array of lackluster leading ladies as Mrs. Moore’s pride and joy?



Through no actively overt compliance of her own (unless you include other than accepting the role), Britt Ekland’s Mary Goodnight (indeed, please do say the latter) kinda incorporates all the empty-headed, addled-brained, bimbo-busting sterotypes of the 007 franchise.

As an example for excellent extortion, even La Andress



appeared with more attired class meeting the bad Doktor than Mary does, oui?



(even to the extent of continuing to parade around thus throughout the latter half of the flick - tho, not to be outdone, even Jill St. John was consigned to such an insulting fate in DAR).



Now there’s no denying she’s a right fetching sight



always – in All ways.



She’s also obviously far more than she was afforded the opportunity to contribute -



our singular regret is she was prevented (by the producers' chronic lack of imagination regarding the general female of the species) from doing so embarrassment

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2008 - 11:59 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Golden Gun, despite being lackluster in a lot of ways I think is still a more entertaining film than some other Bond films that came afterwards. I'd certainly view it better than "Moonraker".

And the fact that Britt is more visually appealing IMO than any of the Moonraker ladies helps. smile



(In the totally pointless info department, Britt was the last main Bond girl to wear a bikini in any scene until Izabella Scorupco in "Goldeneye"!)

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2008 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

Ooops!

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2008 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)







I hope the poor "dear" gets out of the way of that oncoming car! big grin

Britt always did look great, though.

And by all means, post any and all great Shirley Eaton pics!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2008 - 5:52 PM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

"Deer" Zel - good one, pally! big grin



And Jes' Fer U 'Cause We're Feeling Particularly Bond-Hearted Department:



















And, joining HooRaq's non de plume, we also hereby christen yu HooShirl!



Hoppy (inna) Buff Dey (not Susan!), Bub! wink



Now, BASTA, enuff! And where were wee afore you interrupted us?! ... wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 30, 2008 - 5:53 PM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

Should I add anything of Shirley from "Ten Little Indians" before you proceed? wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2008 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   Jim Phelps   (Member)

IMO Eaton has the best "bedroom eyes/come hither stare" of any Bond Girl! I don't apologize if I already posted that! Tilly, however, was oh-so annoying!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2008 - 8:23 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)

Sometimes Those With Second Billing



Are Far Moore Interesting Than the Leading Lady
Department:



Yessss,



you!



Granted, her strictly appendage appearance as Scaramanga’s mistress



wasn’t guaranteed to facilitate her taking any bows at that April’s Oscar’s festivities, but Maud Adams nevertheless had enough innate



(and outer) interest



to stand her in good visual stead.





Then, no less



than Now wink

 
 Posted:   Jul 31, 2008 - 11:05 AM   
 By:   Eric Paddon   (Member)

IMO Eaton has the best "bedroom eyes/come hither stare" of any Bond Girl! I don't apologize if I already posted that!

Okay Zelig, here's incentive for you to get "Ten Little Indians". wink

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 4, 2008 - 6:25 AM   
 By:   Gordon Reeves   (Member)











 
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