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Favourite Bond Pre-Title scene?

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    Goldfinger I think.

    http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVg23yjKl1g

    Very classic

    But then there was this:

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    But, yeah, it was still a classic opening. My favorite is For Your Eyes Only.

    Part 1(Bond visits his dead wife's grave- a reference to OHMSS):

    http-~~-//www.youtube.com/watch?v=qaRYWTQzCA0

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    Just for purely trivial purposes, the longest Pre-title Bond sequence was The World is not Enough at nearly 14 minutes! The shortest was Dr. No(which didn't have one). Just goes to show that bigger is not necessarily better. ;)

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    Casino Royale, fo sho!

    If this was "The Most Intense Pre-title Sequence" I would agree, but I think you may be confusing pre-title to post title action sequence. Because in that category, CR is not only the best of the Bond films, but ranks right up there with the best of all films.
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    All I can remember is The World is Not Enough, and it was pretty excellent. I'll go with that one.

    They should have just stuck with the original edit and went with the first scene in the French bank as the pre-title sequence then the boat chase as the post title action sequence and not edit it down the way they did. By doing it the way they did, the tampered money/bomb/boat chase feels rushed and yet overlong. Despite that minor editing error, TWINE is an excellent film, right up until the bimbo nuclear physicist shows up. Then it all goes downhill pretty quickly.
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    I can get over that because she's so gorgeous.

    Yeah, if the movie was made by Hugh Hefner, but it wasn't, so her character was tad out of place in an otherwise dark story. Anytime nukes are involved, the story usually takes on a dark and foreboding tone. But hey, this sexy chick in hot pants will help save the world from nuclear destruction! Yeah...maybe in a porno(The last line of the film belongs in one...maybe call it "Ten Inches is not Enough"?) :P Edited by Accursed Arachnid!™
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    Yeah, James Bond is not some amnesiac from an underground government program who remembers nothing but how to kick ass. But thanks for pointing that out.

    James Bond movies do not have to have the realism that Jason Bourne movies have. I don't see why you have such a problem with a sexy woman being a nuclear scientist. Should all sexy women stick to the catwalk? Are all sexy women stupid? Is that what you are trying to say? Please explain because I don't understand why you dislike it so. The movie did not comedic or silly in any way, it was still very much a James Bond adventure and I don't see a huge tonal shift at all. I think you are nit-picking as usual. It was fine for me, someone that understands Bond, but not for you, someone that adores Daniel Craig's Bond. Different tastes, and we could argue them all day. Edited by Barney Ross
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    If this was "The Most Intense Pre-title Sequence" I would agree, but I think you may be confusing pre-title to post title action sequence. Because in that category, CR is not only the best of the Bond films, but ranks right up there with the best of all films.

    For my monies' worth, its the best pre-title sequence. They completely differentiated Craig's Bond from everything before him with just a few lines, the black and white picture, and the most intense Bond fight scene up to that point that I can recall. And the cut to the credits just sealed the deal.

    To me, that's the definitive pre-title sequence in the franchise. And I *love* GoldenEye's. In fact, all of Brosnan's were solid I think. Except maybe TND.

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    James Bond movies do not have to have the realism that Jason Bourne movies have. I don't see why you have such a problem with a sexy woman being a nuclear scientist. Should all sexy women stick to the catwalk? Are all sexy women stupid? Is that what you are trying to say? Please explain because I don't understand why you dislike it so.The movie did not comedic or silly in any way, it was still very much a James Bond adventure and I don't see a huge tonal shift at all. I think you are nit-picking as usual. It was fine for me, someone that understands Bond, but not for you, someone that adores Daniel Craig's Bond. Different tastes, and we could argue them all day.

    I'm just sick of the Bourne/Bond comparisons. They are mostly hyperbole and have little merit. Both ways.And I agree Denise Richards' character wasn't intentionally funny, she was unintentionally funny, which made it worse.
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    I'm just sick of the Bourne/Bond comparisons. They are mostly hyperbole and have little merit. Both ways.And I agree Denise Richards' character wasn't intentionally funny, she was unintentionally funny, which made it worse.

    Agreed. And a shame. TWINE had a lot of potential as one of the great Bond films, but she and -- much as I hate to say it -- Carlyle really held it back. And that's more the writers' and director's faults in his case. Maybe the casting director, too. But it really started out strong.So did Die Another Day for that matter. Brosnan's films after GoldenEye suffered from second and/or third act problems. But that first 45-60 minutes or so was almost always intriguing if not downright entertaining during his films. Again ... except TND. :lol:(Can you tell I'm not a fan of TND?) :P Edited by ShawnMR
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    Agreed. And a shame. TWINE had a lot of potential as one of the great Bond films, but she and -- much as I hate to say it -- Carlyle really held it back. And that's more the writers' and director's faults in his case. Maybe the casting director, too. But it really started out strong.So did Die Another Day for that matter. Brosnan's films after GoldenEye suffered from second and/or third act problems. But that first 45-60 minutes or so was almost always intriguing if not downright entertaining during his films. Again ... except TND. :lol:(Can you tell I'm not a fan of TND?) :P

    Yeah, TND is overlong, bland and not very entertaining after the remote control BMW scene. But you make a good point. Brosnan's films all start out great but fall off. Even GoldenEye to a much smaller extent. But DAD takes the cake, how can you go from the brutal beginning to escaping a satellite laser melting a glacier by way of improvised wind surfing? Still, more entertaining than TND. :lol:
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