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Re: OHMSS Screening in NYC

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  • johnboy5181
    Good report, indeed. I m going to see OHMSS tomorrow at the Film Forum. Can t wait!
    Message 1 of 15 , May 11, 2007
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      Good report, indeed. I'm going to see OHMSS tomorrow at the Film
      Forum. Can't wait!


      --- In lazenbyland@yahoogroups.com, lazenbyland <no_reply@...> wrote:
      >
      > Thank you for that report.
      >
      >
      >
      > LazenbyLand (US)
      >
      >
      > --- In lazenbyland@yahoogroups.com, "btkvsdra" <btkvsdra@> wrote:
      > >
      > > Just a brief report from the first two weekends of the "Vintage
      > 007"
      > > film festival at the Film Forum in NYC. I missed last weekend's
      > > screenings of "Goldfinger" as I was away, but I did get into the
      > > city for the Sunday matinee "Dr. No" screening. The film was
      > > advertised as a newly remastered 35mm print and it was, indeed,
      > > gorgeous. There was not a black scratch of emulsion scratch to be
      > > seen and the new print was beautifully color-balanced: that is,
      > > until the "dinner table scene" in Dr. No's lair where all of a
      > > sudden the color inexplicably went red. It was like the
      > remastering
      > > budget money ran out! I just got back an hour or so ago from this
      > > Saturday (5/5) night's FRWL screening. Another beautiful print
      > with
      > > no problems as far as I could tell, and a very appreciative
      > audience
      > > in attendance. The films all look better today than the "original"
      > > prints I sat through so many years ago! Tomorrow afternoon I hope
      > > to get into the city again for a matinee screening of "Diamonds Are
      > > Forever." Incidentally, the lobby of the Film Forum is decorated
      > > with the posters of the films in the series - but I don't believe
      > > they are original one-sheets. The Roger Moore films are also
      > > featured in the series but, alas, they are being featured on
      > > weeknights and my work schedule will not allow me to attend. Next
      > > weekend the festival concludes with YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (FRI)/ON
      > HER
      > > MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (SAT)/THUNDERBALL (SUN.). If you are a
      > > young fan and have only seen the older 007 films on TV or DVD, I
      > > really recommend you try to catch at least one screening of a
      > > personal favorite. It's truly an entirely different experience
      > > seeing the films on the "big" screen!
      > >
      >
    • igotmobilephone2000
      I agree that the prints so far look amazing. I saw the late night Friday showing of Goldfinger and it was pretty cool to see on the screen. My girlfriend has
      Message 2 of 15 , May 11, 2007
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        I agree that the prints so far look amazing. I saw the late night Friday showing of "Goldfinger"
        and it was pretty cool to see on the screen. My girlfriend has never really seen any Bond films
        outside of OHMSS in New Jersey some years back (that was a pretty special showing because
        the theatre was gorgeous!) and "Casino Royale" because it was the most recent. It's been neat
        to introduce her to the Bond world through the big screen rather than DVD & TV. Last Friday
        we both went to see the 7 pm show of "From Russia With Love" and we are going to see "You
        Only Live Twice" tonight at 7:40 pm. I agree that the Moore films have been hard to see due
        to the weekday scheduling, which is fortunate (because I'm not sure I have the money to see
        all of these films, so I thought it best to introduce my girlfriend to the Connery one's first!)
        and unfortunate (I would have liked to seen "Live & Let Die" on the big screen and "Spy Who
        Loved Me" because it was the first Bond film I saw on the big screen when I was 5 years old!).
        Tomorrow a friend and I are hoping to see OHMSS at 1:40 pm before I go to work. Though
        I've seen it once on the big screen, it's my favorite and I'll take any oppertunity to see this
        film in a theatre. I'm hoping to end by seeing "Thunderball" on Sunday. In between the Bond
        films they have been showing other 60's spy films and I also watched "Fathom" (which is
        pretty stupid, but I'm not really a R. Welch fan) and "Danger: Diabolik!" (which is awesome!).
        This has been a pretty fun NY experience seeing all these films! :)
        Jarrod
      • lazenbyland
        Thanks for that. CinemaRetro have written an article about the showing. http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/53-DEFENDING-LAZENBY-
        Message 3 of 15 , May 14, 2007
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          Thanks for that.

          CinemaRetro have written an article about the showing.

          http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/53-DEFENDING-LAZENBY-
          OHMSS-A-HIT-AT-NY-FILM-FORUM.html

          Though they seem to have Diana Rigg mixed up with one of Blofeld's
          Angels of Death.

          And Telly Savalas's earlobes WERE pinned back for the film.

          And Blofeld met Bond again in You Only Live Twice(the novel) and
          didn't recognize him so the film is only being as inplausible as the
          books!

          Sorry, you'll always get a biased response from a Lazenby/OHMSS fan.

          But apart from that, a great article!
        • Neil Burnside
          The films should not be confused with the books. But the OHMSS director shows a subtle hint that You Only Live Twice has not yet happened when Bond resigns
          Message 4 of 15 , May 15, 2007
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            The films should not be confused with the books.

            But the OHMSS director shows a subtle hint that You Only Live Twice has not yet happened when Bond "resigns" and goes to his office and goes through his souvenirs. Watch the sequence and you will see he stops at Thunderball's rebreather.

            That could mean that the movie can safely fit in between Thunderball and YOLT where it is supposed to in the books.

            The movies make so many changes (the only one I agree with is Goldfinger's change of plot to blow up the gold rather than steal it) that often make the books seem to be better plots.

            I hope the producers of the "New " Bond remake Moonraker with a plot right out of the book. I recently reread it and it is still one of the best.

            I'd like to see it as a "period piece" set in 1954 England. It would be, as they say, smashing.

            lazenbyland <no_reply@yahoogroups.com> wrote: Thanks for that.

            CinemaRetro have written an article about the showing.

            http://www.cinemaretro.com/index.php?/archives/53-DEFENDING-LAZENBY-
            OHMSS-A-HIT-AT-NY-FILM-FORUM.html

            Though they seem to have Diana Rigg mixed up with one of Blofeld's
            Angels of Death.

            And Telly Savalas's earlobes WERE pinned back for the film.

            And Blofeld met Bond again in You Only Live Twice(the novel) and
            didn't recognize him so the film is only being as inplausible as the
            books!

            Sorry, you'll always get a biased response from a Lazenby/OHMSS fan.

            But apart from that, a great article!






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