Quickly, What’s On Now?!? –SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND -007- In “YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE” (1967)

You Only Live Twice (1967)

I Consider…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

(1967)

…To Be The Most Underrated Of The…

SEAN CONNERY As JAMES BOND

…Adventure Epics…

…And It’s A Damn Fine Adventure At That, My Peeps!

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YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Was Directed By…

LEWIS GILBERT

…Whom Would Later Helm The JAMES BOND Adventures…

THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

(1977)

…And…

MOONRAKER

(1979)

…Both Of Which Are Personal FAVES Of FAVES!

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Alright, The Gist Of The Flick Is This:

The World Sits On The Brink Of WORLD WAR III.

An American Spacecraft Has Disappeared, Following An Encounter With An Unknown Spacecraft.

The Americans Are Blaming The Russians For Entire Incident.

(((Of Course They Are!)))

They (The Americans) Make It Known They’re Going To Launch Another Spacecraft In Just A Few Weeks.

If ANYTHING Happens To It, They Will Consider It An Act Of War!

The British Government, On The Other Hand, Does NOT Believe The Russians Are Responsible.

This, However, Must Be Proven Before Something Does Happen That Could Ignite The World Into Full-Scale Nuclear Armageddon!

Sooo…

…The British Government Fakes JAMES BOND‘s Death, Freeing Him To Go On The Hunt For The Truth.

They’re Sending BOND To Japan, Where They Believe The Before Mentioned “Unknown Spacecraft” Originated.

And Now, You Know The Basic Plot For This Epic Romp!

So, What’s Gonna Happen?

Did The Enemy Originate From Japan?

If So, Will BOND Be Able To Locate And Destroy Them In Time?

Or, Will The World Be Pushed Beyond Said Brink And Eventually Become A Giant Fireball In Space?

Hmm?

HMM?!?

Well…

…Wouldn’t Y’all Rather Watch It And Find-Out For Yourselves?!?

SURE YOU WOULD!!!

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I Will Tell You It’s A Helluva Ride, My Peeps, And A Helluva Lot Of Fun!!!

Some Of My Favorite Parts?!?

“LITTLE NELLY”

(((Trust Me, You'll Get It When You See It!)))

KEN ADAM‘s Eye-Popping Production Design.

NANCY SINATRA Beautifully Singing The Film’s Theme Song.

The Wonderfully Amazing VOLCANO LAYER.

But, Most Of All, My Favorite Part Is The Big Reveal Of JAMES BOND‘s Arch Enemy/Nemesis, “ERNST STAVRO BLOFELD“, Played To Creepy, Evil Perfection By An ALL-TIME FAVE Of FAVES Actor…

DONALD PLEASENCE

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As I Said, I Consider This Flick…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…To Be The Most Underrated Of All Of The BOND Flicks To Star…

SEAN CONNERY

…And I Think You’ll Totally Understand Why Once You’ve Checked-It-Out.

Since We Only Live But Once, My Peeps, You Should Sincerely Check-Out…

YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE

…Before You Finally Just, Ya Know, Check-Out.

Period.

Happy Movie Watching, My Peeps!!!

ENJOY YOURSELVES!!!

You Already KNOW I’m Doing So, Fo SHO Fo SHO!!!

So... Are YOU Jivin Me -questionmark-

Who Else Got “LICENCE TO KILL” On The Blu-ray, On Good Ole Xmas Eve?! HA!! I WIN!!!

My Copy Of "Licence To Kill" (1989)

Timothy Dalton was James Bond 007 in 1989‘s Licence To Kill!!!

(What?)

((I DO!))

(((I WIN XMAS EVE!!)))

((((ME!!!))))

(((((DAMMIT! DALTON ROCKED!! ACCEPT IT!!!)))))

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In What Way Is “FRENCH CONNECTION II” (1975) Superior To “THE FRENCH CONNECTION” (1971)???

Two Words, My Peeps:

GENE HACKMAN

.Period.

(((Period Does NOT Count Here, Dammit.)))

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GENE HACKMAN

…Won The ACADEMY AWARD For BEST ACTOR Of 1971 For His Portrayal Of The Character Of “POPEYE” DOYLE In…

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

…And It Was Very VERY Much Deserved.

Based On This, If We Were Going By The Power And Drive Behind Said Portrayal…

…Yeah…

…The Math Says…

GENE HACKMAN

…Would/Should Have EASILY Walked Away With THREE (3) OSCARS In 1975, For…

FRENCH CONNECTION II

Maybe More.

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He’s THAT GOOD, My Peeps.

In Fact, He’s Absolutely Brilliant.

Yet He Didn’t Even Pull A Nomination For The Second Film.

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So Much For Math, Eh?!

New York City Police Detective “POPEYE” DOYLE Is A Classic Character Among Classic-Classic Characters…

…But He Wouldn’t Be, If Not For The Efforts Of…

GENE HACKMAN

.Period Period.

Two More Words For Y’all, My Peeps:

COLD TURKEY

.Period Period Perod.

To Find-Out The Significance Of Those Two Words, You’ll Have To See The Second Film.

BUT…

…I Always Tell People The Same Thing:

Watch BOTH Films, THEN Come Tell Me What YOU Think.

And I Stick By That.

Seeing…

THE FRENCH CONNECTION

…Is A Really Special Treat.

Seeing…

FRENCH CONNECTION II

…To Me…

…Is Even More So.

The Key To This Is…

…Oh Yeah…

GENE HACKMAN

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I Love The First Film, Though Have Always Considered It To Be A TAD Overrated.

I Love LOVE The Second Film, And Consider It To Be One Of THE MOST Underrated Films Of ALL-TIME.

I Suggest You Give Them Both A Go, Kiddies.

I Doubt You’ll Be Disappointed.

I’m Already Curious As To What You’ll Say!

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Here’s Hoping Y’all Have A Damned Decent Day, My Peeps.

Do What You Can, At The Least.

Hang In There.

Take Care.

Be Good.

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Amazing Songs You’ve Never Heard Nor Heard Of: “THE DARKEST STAR” by DEPECHE MODE (2005)

“…Oh, You Dark One

Eternal Outsider

Caught In The Spider’s Web You’ve Spun…”

“…Oh, You Blind One

Gentle And Kind One

Seeing The World As A Loaded Gun…”

THE DARKEST STARIs Likely The Most Underrated Jam From The Band DEPECHE MODE Off Of Their 2005 AlbumPLAYING THE ANGEL !!!

“…I Don’t Want You To Change

Anything You Do

I Don’t Want You To Be

Someone Else For Me…”

“…Stay As You Are

THE DARKEST STAR

Shining For Me

Majestically.”

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So Why Do I Consider…

THE DARKEST STAR

by DEPECHE MODE

…To Be The Most Underrated Song From The Album…

PLAYING THE ANGEL

??? ???

Well…

…Honestly…

…For ME…

…It’s The Lyrics.

The Lyrics To This Song Are Exceptionally Potent.

They’re Also Exceptionally Beautiful.

The Song Itself…

…In Regard To Sound…

…Is A Very Slow Number.

It’s Rather Quirky, To Be Honest.

It’s Not A Song Many People Bothered To Give-Up Any Time Listening To.

It’s The Last Song On The Album…

…And I Think People Just Utterly Dismissed It.

To ME…

THE DARKEST STAR

…Is A Song That SHOULD HAVE Been A True GRAMMY AWARD CONTENDER.

Period.

But…

…Alas…

…It Was Not Meant To Be.

Like I Said…

…I Don’t Think Many Peeps Bothered To Even Listen To This One.

It’s Very VERY Different.

But That’s Always Been One Of The Strengths Of The Music From…

DEPECHE MODE

…As They Have Often Been Very VERY Different.

I’d Say…

…In Many MANY Cases…

DEPECHE MODE

…Are WAY WAY WAY Ahead Of Their Time.

Songs Like This One…

THE DARKEST STAR

…Are Proof Of That.

If You’ve Bothered To Listen To This Song…

…And I Mean Really Bothered To Listen Listen To It…

…You Already Know What I’m Talking About.

THE DARKEST STAR

…Is An Amazing Song…

…And A Truly Forgotten Classic.

Then Again…

…I Suppose It’s NOT A Forgotten Classic…

…Simply Because Y’all NEVER Knew It Existed In The First Place.

I’ve Actually Considered This Song To Be MY LIFE’S STORY Since First Hearing It Back In 2005.

Being The Proverbial “BLACK SHEEP”…

…Or “THE DARKEST STAR” Of The Family Is Never Easy.

In Fact…

…To Be Sure…

…It’s A Full-Time Gig From Which There Are ZERO-Days-Off.

I Don’t Strive To Be Said “BLACK SHEEP”, Nor “THE DARKEST STAR“, But I Don’t Seem To Be Able To Not Be It.

I Can’t Not Be Me.

Even If That Means I’m The “Eternal Outsider”…

Right?!?

RIGHT!!!

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Please Try To Have A Decent Day, My Peeps.

It’s FRIDAY EVE!

So Let’s Get Through This One.

I’ll Do What I Can To Help Y’all Out.

Of That, You Can Be Sure.

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