Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Top 5 Tuesdays (T5T) Loves 007


The James Bond Blog-A-Thon is just a day away, so let's warm things up a bit. Give me your Top 5 Bond whatever. Could be your Top 5 most favorite Bond movies. Or your Top 5 least favorite. Or your Top 5 Best Bond Villains. Or the Top 5 Best Bond Girls.

In short, I will be accepting all things Bond. In no particular order, here are my Top 5 Favorite James Bond Films. Keep in mind that I am a child of Roger Moore and while Sean Connery is probably my favorite Bond, I have fonder memories of the Roger Moore era.

1. The Spy Who Loved Me What can't you say about this movie? It has Bond's underwater Mustang Mach 1, an oh-so-hot Bond woman in Barbra Bach and the introduction of Jaws.

2. Goldfinger Sean Connery at his greatest and I want to rob Goldfinger's wardrobe.

3. Live and Let Die Bond meets Shaft. Tee Hee with the crocodiles and the metal hook hand, Baron Samedi, Wings' theme song, and that New Orleans funeral make this one of my favorites.

4. Casino Royale To me, Bond had become a caricature with Pierce Brosnan. This is a return to baddass. Back to the days of Sean Connery of class and brawn. And as an adult, I didn't miss the gadgets.

5. The Man With The Golden Gun The only thing that would have made this film any trippier is if Nick Nack would have suckled from Scaramanga's third nipple. I loved the maze and often wished I could turn my basement into a killing labyrinth complete with a midget that is constantly taunting me.

9 comments:

Adam Ross said...

Looking forward to the blog-a-thon, I'm still planning on defending my man Timothy Dalton.

Here's my favorite Bond songs:

1. License to Kill (Gladys Knight)
2. For Your Eyes Only (Sheena Easton)
3. Nobody Does it Better (Carley Simon)
4. Goldfinger (Shirley Bassey)
5. Live and Let Die (Wings)

MovieMan0283 said...

I left a comment on the Be a Man, Self-Examine post you should check out...though it may have more to do with the Donald picture (be afraid...)

PIPER said...

Adam,

I love The Living Daylights by A-ha. I shouldn't, but I do.

And A View To A Kill by Duran, Duran.

And who can't love Carley.

MC said...

I'd switch out Live and Let Die for Goldeneye or You Only Live Twice, but all in all, I wholeheartedly support your list.

JOSEPH CAMPANELLA said...

GOLDFINGER
FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE
GOLDENEYE
CASINO ROYALE

Top 5 Bond flicks.

If I had to pick a Moore title it would be SPY, but I'm more than happy to leave him off the list.

Anonymous said...

Goldfinger.

Burbanked said...

Piper, what exactly is keeping you from turning your basement into a killing labyrinth complete with a midget that is constantly taunting you?

Related tidbit: I once was seated near Hervé Villechaize at a ribs restaurant. He was hounded by starstruck children for the duration of his meal but was very kind and gracious to them. That he offed himself within a year or so of that sighting should not take away from the welcome and soothing effect of the love of children.

Juanita's Journal said...

I think that GOLDFINGER is one of the most overrated movies in film history. Frankly, I think it's crap. Yes, it has style, good music and Gert Frobe . . . and that's it. Connery's Bond came off as an oversexed adolescent. Pussy Galore went from a self-assured woman to Bond's sexual lap dog in one of the most disgusting scenes in the Bond franchise. And the movie is filled with plot hole.

GOLDFINGER is crap. Hopefully, people will realize this one day.

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