Bert Luxford claims that his "first real cue" during the Goldfinger laser sequence was Goldfinger's line "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!" However, that line couldn't have been his cue, because Gert Fröbe could not speak English. He delivered his lines on set in German, which was then dubbed by an English-speaking voice actor in post production. The line "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!" would never have been uttered for him to hear. See more »
Okay, I'll admit it: I'm a sucker for James Bond--the films and the minutiae which it took to create them. Granted, I am not particularly unique; that's why in a few short years we'll be celebrating the 50th anniversary of "Dr. No"'s release. Anyway, I've watched "Best Ever Bond" a couple of times now, and I'm recommending it even though the premise feels a bit forced--a bit like the plot of "Never Say Never Again". Why the necessity to do a top 10 list? I enjoyed the comments of the actors who've played Bond, along with the people whom you never hear from--like Sarah Donohue, who piloted the boat that Bond chases around London at the opening of "The World is Not Enough". If the producers of "Best Ever Bond" would have given us a bit more of the people who made the films and less of the "What's next in our countdown?" superficiality, then they could have created a must-have addition to any Bond fan's collection. As it is, it's still an enjoyable, above-average piece of work.
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