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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:30:56 AM »
Goldfinger (1964)

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In many ways the quintessential James Bond movie, in introducing the gadget-packed Aston Martin DB5 Goldfinger began to shift the series away from Ian Fleming’s vision of James Bond. It also turned generations of boys that followed into avid collectors.

The film improves on the book substantially by making a small but important change to the villain’s scheme. It also features one of the most memorable Bond girls in the shape of Pussy Galore and a pre-title sequence to which few of the films that followed have even come close in equalling. Whether or not Goldfinger is the best film in the series is a moot point. Without a doubt though, it is the most iconic Bond film

James Bond is sent to investigate the smuggling operation of gold magnate Auric Goldfinger.

After first encountering him in Miami, Bond arranges a “chance” meeting at Goldfinger’s golf club, where they play a high stakes round for a gold bar during which Goldfinger and his henchman cheat.

Trailing the millionaire to Switzerland in his Aston Martin DB5, 007 finds out how his smuggling operation works; however, after hearing about Operation Grand Slam he is captured.

Sparing his life at the last minute, Bond awakes on Goldfinger’s private jet on the way to Kentucky where he owns a stud farm. Here he witnesses a meeting with a number of criminal gangs who have provided materials for to Goldfinger and overhears the details of Operation Grand Slam; to irradiate America’s gold supply at Fort Knox thereby increasing the value of his own gold and helping the Chinese.

James Bond must try and foil Operation Grand Slam as Goldfinger’s plan swings into action.

Goldfinger is perhaps the quintessential James Bond film, with the right balance of plot, girls, villain, henchman and, in the Aston Martin DB5, gadgets. It is also, notably, the only Bond film based on an Ian Fleming novel that improves on the original story.


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General Topic / Re: if i was RICH
« on: August 17, 2019, 12:22:31 AM »
Day 4: After a long night, guests can spend a leisurely morning receiving all the services their villa's spa has on offer ($12,810).

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Afterwards, they can continue a relaxing day lounging by the villa's infinity pool, which features breathtaking views.

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While the pool offers amazing sunset views, nothing beats enjoying a sunset with a glass of wine from a private balcony.

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It's the perfect appetizer to dinner at Ling Ling Hakkasan in Mykonos Town, which offers Michelin-starred modern Cantonese food and world-class mixology ($122,000 for five tables).

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Tira-Pasagad | Saksak-Sinagol / Re: Spider Cat
« on: August 15, 2019, 07:33:14 PM »
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General Topic / Re: if i was RICH
« on: August 15, 2019, 07:31:24 PM »
But the day is just getting started — the real fun begins with a night at Cava Paradiso, a nightclub on a rocky bluff overlooking Paradise Beach. With an oversized swimming pool and a super-disco, it attracts celebrities and well-known DJs ($54,900 for three tables).

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General Topic / Re: if i was RICH
« on: August 15, 2019, 07:30:31 PM »
Afterward, the driver can cruise ten minutes south to Ornos, where guests can learn how to kitesurf at Kite Mykonos.

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General Topic / Re: if i was RICH
« on: August 15, 2019, 07:29:38 PM »
Day 3: In the morning, travelers can rent three luxury vans for the day ($21,350) and have their driver take them to Mykonos Town, where they can take the Delos Tour of the sacred island of Apollo and Artemis.

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Photos Unlimited / Re: pag hubo na lang day
« on: August 15, 2019, 06:14:43 AM »
naay nudist colony duol ra sa amo. naka sod ko ka usa lang. not allowed to take pictures

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Photos Unlimited / Re: pag hubo na lang day
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:27:53 AM »
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Photos Unlimited / Re: pag hubo na lang day
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:25:13 AM »
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Photos Unlimited / Re: pag hubo na lang day
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:23:29 AM »
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Photos Unlimited / pag hubo na lang day
« on: August 15, 2019, 05:22:34 AM »
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gabrielle union and dwayne wade

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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:16:50 PM »
muchas gracias to my amo boss mike ligalig. for making it possible for me to become a "poster". mora ni ahong kalipay post ug mga bulatik hihihi ug pictures

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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:14:01 PM »
dili baja ni ahong award. sa ahong anak. ang iya man gud ngan IAN RENE. ian in honor of my father julian. and rene for me of course. he plays organ, saxophone and drums. talented in music. ambot asa ka liwat ni. di gani ko kamao bisan gitara. zero ko sa music.

sa bata pa si ian, didto pa mi sa new york. kung fu ang specialize. w/ a real chinese master. ambot nganong nawala ang iyang interest sa kung fu. nahimo naman pong music. my biggest regret in life is that i did not encourage him to play basketbol. sayang. mas taas pa naho. pogi. wa moliwat naho maot nawong

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General Topic / Re: if i was RICH
« on: August 14, 2019, 06:06:06 PM »
Day 2: Soak up some Mediterranean sun and food at the beach club Scorpios, which serves organic eats with seaside views ($146,400 for six tables).
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Dine at Interni Mykonos, an open-air dining room off of a secret passageway that transforms into a dance lounge at 2 a.m. ($122,000 for five tables).
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General Topic / Re: if i was RICH
« on: August 14, 2019, 04:16:44 AM »
Day 1: Travelers arrive in Mykonos via an Alerion Aviation private jet from New York City ($287,920, round trip). They can check into Villa Cheyenne, Villa Ariana, or Villa Sara, pictured below ($213,500 for seven nights).
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Villa Sara features an ocean view, helipad, fitness center, eight bars, jacuzzi, and 12 Aegan cocooning areas. With extras, such as a villa staff, VIP concierge, security, villa DJ, food, alcohol, and staff tip, the cost of stay can increase to $345,016.
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General Topic / Re: if i was RICH
« on: August 14, 2019, 04:14:13 AM »
Billionaires know how to upgrade their bucket lists.

To get a better idea of what the endless luxury afforded to a billionaire looks like, Business Insider spoke with Amir Benesh, CEO of LVH Global, a luxury home-rental service that rents mansions, villas, and yachts to the world's wealthiest travelers. From the most exclusive restaurants around the globe to access to VIP sporting activities, Benesh has received many over-the-top accommodation requests from clients.

Benesh gave Business Insider a glimpse into a $1 million vacation in Mykonos, Greece, that accommodates up to 14 people. Included? A private jet, yacht, and luxury ocean-view villa.

Scroll through below for a look at the sample itinerary of a seven-figure vacation in this Grecian paradise.

The costs included are approximate. They are based on a weeklong trip of seven nights and eight days for 14 guests during the month of July and reflect the typical spend for guests, according to Benesh. All club prices are based on the number of tables needed to accommodate a group of 14.

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General Topic / if i was RICH
« on: August 14, 2019, 04:13:26 AM »
What a $1 million vacation looks like in Mykonos, Greece, where you'll fly in on a private jet, sleep in an ocean-view villa, and cruise the seas in a yacht
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Villa Sara in Mykonos Greece features an ocean view, infinity pool, helipad, and 12 Aegan cocooning areas, among other luxurious delights.

Billionaires' vacations don't exactly look like your everyday vacation.
Amir Benesh, CEO of luxury home rental service LVH Global, provided a glimpse of what a 7-day, $1 million vacation for 14 people looks like in Mykonos, Greece.
It involves a private jet, helicopter ride, and charter yacht, plus gourmet food and VIP treatment at clubs.
It's equal parts luxurious and adventurous.

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Basketball | NBA-PBA / Re: BALONG Basketball League
« on: August 14, 2019, 03:46:06 AM »
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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:07:03 PM »
When Dr No proved to be a hit Eon Productions quickly followed it up with From Russia With Love, considered by Fleming to be his best work. However, rather than the Cold War plot pitting the Russians and SMERSH against 007 the screenplay features SPECTRE play the Russians against MI6 in order to assassinate 007 and get hold of the Lektor code machine.

The second Bond film makes great use of the location work in Istanbul, as well as the scenes on board the Orient Express as Bond, Tania and Kerim flee with the Lektor. Bond’s claustrophobic fight with Red Grant, highlighted by Peter Hunt’s groundbreaking editing, has rarely been equalled in the series.

An assassin pulls a length of wire from his watch and silently approaches James Bond from behind. Looping the wire around Bond’s neck, the assassin pulls it tight and holds it there until Bond gasps his last breath.

From Russia With Love is the first James Bond film to feature the now obligatory pre-title sequence, and although the murdered man is immediately revealed to be wearing a mask of 007, the short sequence is atmospheric and full of suspense. Since James Bond does not appear until much later in the plot, this device must have been designed to introduce Sean Connery into the story much sooner than he would have otherwise done.

Differing only slightly (but vitally) from the Fleming story, From Russia With Love is probably the only Bond film not to have at its finale a huge exploding set. Instead of a 007-by-numbers world domination theme, the film concerns a plot by SPECTRE (SMERSH in the book) to assassinate Bond in compromising circumstances and at the same time obtain a Russian cipher machine in order to sell it back to the Russians.

From Russia With Love is the first film to feature the much loved Desmond Llewellyn (introduced by M as ‘The Equipment Officer’ from ‘Q-Branch’ and billed as Boothroyd in the credits) and follows the same structure as the book, with the beginning of the film devoted to planning the assassination, and although this makes the first half a little slow at times, the local colour provided by the locations and characters fleshes out the story to ultimately make it much more believable than most of the films.

This highlights one of the weaknesses of the film series from the 1970s onwards, when Fleming’s worldly sophistication was replaced almost entirely by a thin veneer of glamour and scenes like the gypsy camp, which is effectively used to provide local colour while driving the plot forward, have been replaced by the anonymity of the five star hotel and the needless action scene. With few gadgets, Bond has to rely upon his wits and during a gun flight at the gypsy camp he stands amid the confusion not knowing what to do, far from the decisive agent we see in most of the films.

By the time the story has progressed to the Orient Express the film is full of suspense and while locked in a sleeping compartment with SPECTRE assassin ‘Red’ Grant, Bond is force to fight to the death in a terrifyingly claustrophobic sequence accompanied by the rhythmic knock of the rails in the background.

At times some of the acting from supporting characters is a little weak, and whenever Kerim, the head of the Istanbul MI6 station, fires a gun he snatches at the trigger so that the whole weapon wobbles impossibly, but overall the cast play the roles well and unlike some of the series the film is coherent due to its reliance on Ian Fleming’s plot. With none of the over the top gadgets, plots and pyrotechnics that have become so closely associated with James Bond, From Russia With Love remains one of the best of the series.



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Youtube Replay / Re: The Bond Movies
« on: August 13, 2019, 10:04:05 PM »
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From Russia With Love (1963)

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