Monday, September 21, 2009

James Bond Is On Her Majesty's Secret Service

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One of my favorite James Bond films of all time is On Her Majesty's Secret Service from 1969. This is the only film to star George Lazenby as 007. I actually think he held up pretty well under the unenviable task of stepping into Sean Connery's shoes as Bond. The film also features one of my favorite Bond girls in Diana Rigg as Tracy. I could see why Bond fell in love with her. Critics and fans tend to still be divided on Lazenby as Bond and the film itself. I think it's a shame he never played Bond again. For those who have seen this film, what do you think of it? What do you think of Lazenby as Bond?

Here is the title sequence for the film. I love the theme song for the movie. It's instrumental which is quite the departure from the rest of the franchise.



Here's a video someone made featuring We Have All The Time In The World by Louis Armstrong, which is the love theme of the movie. This is such a beautiful song.



P.S. Thanks everybody for visiting my sister's blog Chic Femme. She is so thrilled with all the great response she's gotten. She's been checking out many of your blogs as well. She's liking what she sees. I hope that you will continue to visit her blog. She loves hearing from you guys. If you haven't checked out her blog yet, I hope you'll do so. Thanks.


Don't forget to cast your vote in my poll to find out which cool cat is everybody's favorite member of the Rat Pack is. The poll will close on late Tuesday. I'll reveal the most popular Rat Packer in my Wednesday post.



70 comments:

Couture Carrie said...

This is one of my favorite Bond films too!

Love your sister's blog, btw!

xoxox,
CC

Keith said...

Hey Carrie. Glad to see I'm not the only one with love for this movie. Thanks. I'm happy you love my sister's blog. I think she's doing a great job with it.

Leah said...

I haven't seen this one yet but I love the theme song. I'll try to look for a DVD of that Bond film. Thanks for sharing.

I'll visit your sister's blog now.

La Couturier said...

looove this movie (:

bisous, xx

Terence Sambo said...

lol, love the poster image :o]

meraldia said...

I agree with Carrie! One of my favorites, too!

Drake said...

To many this is the greatest Bond ever, it's in my top 5.
Always wished George had done at least one more Bond he really needed to be in Diamonds Are Forever.
Lazenby hunting down Blofeld would have had more meaning and drama.

Viewliner Ltd. said...

Can never get enough BOND! Very Cool!

Keith said...

Hey Leah. Thanks. I hope you like this film when you see it. It's definitely one of my favorite Bond movies. I appreciate you visiting my sister's blog.

Keith said...

Thanks La C. That's cool that you're a fan of this movie too.

Keith said...

Hey Terence. Thanks. I really like the poster for this one.

Keith said...

Hey Meraldia. Thanks. Glad you're a fan of OHMSS.

Keith said...

Hey Drake. Thanks. Definitely one of my top Bond films. I do wish he would have done at least one more. I would rather Lazenby in Diamonds Are Forever than Connery. There would have been more impact and meaning there.

Keith said...

Thanks Richard. Glad you enjoyed this post. Cheers!

Hanh, Life-in-Travel said...

I love old Bond movie, very classic.
It happens I love this one is my favorite.

Happy Sunday to you!

Hanh,

joe said...

Favorite rat packer??? Dean Martin, baby! That's a no-brainer. Although Frank comes in a close second..
Joey's last, I'm afraid. Did he sing??? Or do anything?

Keith said...

Hey Hahn. Thanks for commenting. I'm so happy that you love this particular Bond film.

dapper kid said...

*Sigh*, movie posters used to look so much better than they do nowadays. And I must say I think Lazenby was highly underrated. He was actually a really good Bond! Hope you're having an amazing weekend :)

Keith said...

Hey Joe. Thanks. Glad that Dino is tops for you. He's definitely leading big time in this poll. I think Joey wrote some of the material they used.

Keith said...

Hey Dapper. Thanks. I love these type of movie posters. It's a shame they don't make them like this anymore. I agree with you on Lazenby. He doesn't get the credit and recognition he should. He was a really good 007. I'm having a great weekend. Hope you are too.

Gingeyginge said...

THANK YOU FOR YOUR KIND COMMENT

FASHIONconfectionairy said...

This is my dads favorite bond and bond film, I do like him but my favorite is Daniel Craig. Do you like him?
XOXOX
Libby
http://fashionconfectinairy.weebly.com

AutumnJones said...

Hi Keith! Im good., Weekend has been great minus the rain. lol. I have to start leaving more comments I come here almost everyday. lol..

Thanks

Keith said...

Hey Gingey. You are very welcome.

Keith said...

Hey Libby. Thanks for commenting. My favorite Bond is Sean Connery. I do like Daniel Craig. I like George Lazenby. This is one of my favorite Bond movies.

Keith said...

Hey Autumn. Thanks for commenting. I love hearing comments from you. I visit your blog pretty much every day. I need to leave more comments there.

jbfunky said...

If Sean Connery was Bond in that particular movie, no doubt in my mind OHMSS would have been the best one of the series bar none.

Still, my favorite has always been Diamonds Are Forever

amoramor said...

i love james bond =]

Keith said...

Hey JB. Thanks for commenting. I think a lot of people had trouble accepting anybody other than Connery. It didn't matter if it was Lazenby or somebody else.

Keith said...

Thanks Amoramor.

Nancy Sinatra Fan said...

This is actually one of my favorite James Bond movies as well. I do wish that George would done another one or so. I love the Louis Armstrong song.

Wolf Boy said...

I really like the instrumental theme for this movie.

Keith said...

Hey Phoebe. Thanks. I'm glad you are a fan of OHMSS. The Louis Armstrong love song is so beautiful. I do wish Lazenby had done one or two more at least.

Keith said...

Hey Wolf. Yeah, I think it's a very powerful song.

E.K. said...

I loved George Lazenby. On my old blog I did a Bond Awards post, it was huge! I watched every film in order over a week 1/2, it was insane. Then I made up awards. I wish I could e-mail it to you, you'd love it.

Keith said...

Hey E.K. Wow. That sounds so cool. I love that idea. That would be great if you could have emailed it to me. I'd love to have seen it.

Dustjacket Attic said...

What a sweet clip and the song by Louie is gorgeous.
xx

Pri said...

one day I'll watch all Bond's movies! hehehe! thanks for your comment! I wish you the same! cyaa

Protege said...

Totally loved watching the Bond intro, it is so significant of the time it was made in.
I have never seen "On Her Majesty Service", but will definitely try to at my earliest convenience.;)
Thank you for your always kind comments at my place.;)

Keith said...

Hey Dustjacket. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed it.

Keith said...

Hey Pri. Thanks. I do hope you get a chance to see all the Bond movies.

Keith said...

Hey Protege. Thanks for your comment. You are very welcome about mine at your blog. I do hope you get the chance to see OHMSS.

Mondo said...

And a great soundtrack too Keith

Keith said...

Hey Dave. So true. Plus I love the novel.

janettaylor said...

I love the song very much!


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Maggi said...

I've actually never seen this Bond flick, it seems like a departure from the series in more way than one! I'll have to check it out.

Keith said...

Hey Janet. Thanks. Glad you liked it.

Keith said...

Hey Maggi. I hope you get a chance to see it. This movie was very different from other Bond films in many ways, including the lack of gadgets.

Heavenly Housewife said...

Bond is like the biggest thing ever here in the UK, hubby is a huge huge huge fan

Scandalous Housewife said...

No one can compare to Connery. Although I never quite bought the Roger Moore Bond. Too wimpy, without a hint of badass

Keith said...

Hey Housewife. Yeah, I bet Bond is huge there in the UK.

Keith said...

Hey Scandalous. Connery was always my favorite. I do think he was a lot more manly than Moore.

Erika said...

I absolutely adore that movie poster! :)

Keith said...

Thanks Erika. I think it's very cool.

Wana said...

lol@ur post title. yeah, i love ur sister's blog! cool.

Gabbi said...

Such a fantastic poster dear Keith and I love the opening sequence, I definitely have to see it especially since it's your favorite. Thank you for sharing!♥

Gingeyginge said...

Thank you for your comment

KIRAFASHION said...

I also love James Bond!
All is so cool and chic!
Fantastic!!!

Many kisses Keith!

drollgirl said...

i haven't seen this movie! maybe i should check it out.

and i am following your sister's blog. :)

Stephanie said...

I love this Bond movie. Great blog post btw. It was a great change to see a Bond that could really fight. I love Roger and Sean but he could put it to Telly Savalas.

Clarity said...

I think the montage with the Louis song made it for me. Diana was ultra cool - did you ever watch "The Avengers"? I caught that in reruns and laughed myself silly.

THE choice is Dino, of course. He was charming, funny and talented. Plus mysterious compared to the other rat packers. A still waters quality.

Allison said...

I never saw this film, but I am LOVING the movie poster, and the theme song also! =) I'm really glad you posted this up!

clarewbrown said...

Oh I haven't seen this one yet! It looks too cool! I have to check it out

Jim @ CoolStuffForDads.com said...

I like that movie poster - cool!

Keith said...

Thanks Wana. I appreciate it. Have a great week. Cheers!

Hey Gabbi. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed this post. I do hope you get a chance to see OHMSS.

Keith said...

Thank you, Gingey.

Hey Kira. Thanks. I'm glad you're a fan of Bond.

Hey Droll. Thanks. That's cool that you're following my sister's blog now. I appreciate it.

Keith said...

Hey Steph. Thanks so much. I was really hoping you would enjoy this movie when you finally saw it. I'm so glad you did. George could definitely fight. I loved his battle with Telly.

Keith said...

Hey Clarity. Thanks. Glad you enjoyed that video. I really love it. I loved Diana on The Avengers. I saw it in reruns when I was growing up. Glad to see that Dino is your favorite among the Rat Pack.

Keith said...

Hey Allison. Thanks. Glad I could introduce you to this movie. I hope you get a chance to see it.

Keith said...

Hey Clare. Thanks. Hope you get a chance to see it. I'm sure you'll like it.

Hey Jim. Thanks. I love that poster.