James Bond: The Living Daylights (1987) @ TIFF Bell Lightbox

  • December 27, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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Phil D is the organizer for this meetup.  If you need to contact him, please post a message on the wall, or go into his profile and email him through there.

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Timothy Dalton's entry into Bond marked an end to the gimmicky, sometimes comical classic era.  Now Bond was serious and he wasn't so amused.  This was the first of two Bond films Dalton did.

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The Living Daylights

Movie synopsis from TIFF:

Broodingly Byronic stage actor Timothy Dalton took over the Bond mantle from Roger Moore in this excellent entry in the series, and what he lacked in humour he made up for in grit, toughness and believability. In Prague, Bond aids with the defection of Soviet General Koskov (Jeroen Krabbe), who claims that his KGB superior has instigated an assassination program against Western agents. When Koskov is promptly snatched back from an MI6 safe house in a daring daylight raid, Bond discovers that the wily general has staged both his defection and recapture as part of a byzantine smuggling scheme he has entered into with a yahoo Yankee arms dealer (Joe Don Baker). With Koskov's lovely mistress (Maryam d'Abo) in tow, Bond pursues the renegade general into Afghanistan, where he teams up with the Mujahideen rebels for a blazing battle against the Soviet invaders. Though its le Carré-ish plot is more than a little hard to follow, The Living Daylights contains some of the best action sequences in the series' history — the thrilling opening chase along the rocky cliffs of Gibraltar, an epic firefight on a Soviet airbase, a tense aerial battle as Bond dangles precariously on a transport plane's cargo net — and a fine, forceful performance from the ever underrated Dalton.

UK Trailer:

Movie intro with the A Ha theme tune:

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Meetup Location: I'll be waiting in front of the box office area on the ground floor with my blue shoulder bag

Movie meetup time: 6:30PM.  I will wait about 10 min.

The movie starts time 7:00pm

Movie Running Time: 131m

Cost of movie: 12.00

After The Movie: If people are interested we can head over to Dunn's.

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  • Nancy C

    This was one of my first Bond movie and it was great to finally see this movie on big screen! Thanks for organizing this Phil!

    1 · December 28, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    anyone like skyfall

    December 28, 2012

  • Phil D

    Great seeing this bond on the big screen. I think I might have seen it years ago, I guessed at the 'twist' pretty early on. Not as angry a bond as I thought, in fact, some of the humour was not so different from the Roger Moore Bond era. License To Kill, the next movie, is a bit more violent. Thanks for coming out to the movie, and eating at Shoeless Joe's after (Dunn's closed at 9pm apparently).

    December 28, 2012

  • Phil D

    We're waiting by the stairs on the ground floor

    December 27, 2012

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