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Greatest Classic James Bond Speeches: 5 Memorable Monologues

By    |   Thursday, 07 May 2015 04:47 PM

James Bond is one of the iconic characters in both literature and film history. When it comes to James Bond movies, the action is often what moviegoers remember most.

However, some James Bond movies contain some of the most memorable monologues ever caught on film. Here are some of the most memorable. Now, bring on the martinis – shaken, not stirred.

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1. "Goldfinger" (1964)

Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) is cheating at cards and James Bond (Sean Connery) speaks to him into the earpiece in his ear. "Now hear this, Goldfinger. Your luck has just changed. I doubt very much that the Miami Beach Police would take kindly to what you're doing. Nod your head if you agree … Nod …"

After receiving the nod, Bond continues with his speech. "Good. Now, start losing, Goldfinger. Shall we say $10,000? No, let's be generous. Let's make it $15,000." Goldfinger hesitates before throwing cards on the table.

2. "Dr. No" (1962)

James Bond responds to Dr. No (Joseph Wiseman), who has just said Americans are fools. They refused his services, and so did the East, and now they will pay. Another classic reply: "World domination. The same old dream. Our asylums are full of people who think they're Napoleon. Or God."

3. "From Russia With Love" (1963)

SPECTRE assassin Donald "Red" Grant (Robert Shaw) gets his two cents in when he squares off against Bond. "Never mind. Oh, it's not that I don't mind talking. I get a kick out of watching you, the great James Bond, find out what a bloody fool he's been making of himself. We're pros, Mr. Bond. We sweated your little "may I borrow a match" recognition code out last month from one of your men in Tokyo before he died. Ever since your arrived in Istanbul, I've been keeping tabs on you. I've even been your guardian angel. Saved your life at the Gypsy camp."

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4. "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)

Speaking to Russian secret agent Major Anya Amasova, Bond (Roger Moore) sums up the reasons for killing her partner. "When someone's behind you on skis at 40 miles per hour trying to put a bullet in your back, you don't always have time to remember a face. In our business, Anya, people get killed. We both know that. So did he. It was either him or me. The answer to the question is yes. I did kill him."

Amasova (Barbara Bach) has asked Bond if he had killed the man she loved. Upon hearing his answer, she states she will kill him when the mission is over.

5. "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)

When asked about his expertise in the diamond field, Bond (Sean Connery) replies with in classic Bond style: smooth, suave, and sardonic.
"Well, hardest substance found in nature, they cut glass, suggests marriage, I suppose it replaced the dog as the girl's best friend. That's about it."

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