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"Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Dec 6 2009, 12:38 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 6 2009, 12:38 PM EST
Not VERY closely, but the rough outline is similar and there are some fairly direct comparisons - ie, the duel at "Blades" (a card club in the novel, a fencing school in the film.) 1  out of 3 found this valuable. Do you?    
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6-stringa007
6-stringa007
1. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Dec 6 2009, 1:42 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 6 2009, 1:43 PM EST
"Not VERY closely, but the rough outline is similar and there are some fairly direct comparisons - ie, the duel at "Blades" (a card club in the novel, a fencing school in the film.)"
Maybe, but DAD seemed to copy so many things from other films (Bond girl introduced walking out of sea in a bikini, diamond satellite with a laser that can blow up parts of the world, Aston Martin chase on ice, and a plane with shattered windows/cabin depressurisation ultimately resulting in villains death.) that a "fairly" direct comparison to one of the novels is basically overshadowed.
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Posted Anonymously
2. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Dec 6 2009, 9:42 PM EST | Post edited: Dec 6 2009, 9:42 PM EST
"Not VERY closely, but the rough outline is similar and there are some fairly direct comparisons - ie, the duel at "Blades" (a card club in the novel, a fencing school in the film.)"
So THAT'S why it's so awesome!
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6-stringa007
6-stringa007
3. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Dec 8 2009, 11:08 AM EST | Post edited: Dec 8 2009, 11:08 AM EST
"So THAT'S why it's so awesome!"
The Moonraker NOVEL was pretty cool, yes. But the film adaption was a bit absurd. It was still better than Die Another Day though. I've never seen so much copying of older movies in one film. The filmmakers must have really been outta ideas.
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Dr.Goldfinger
Dr.Goldfinger
4. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Apr 2 2010, 2:36 AM EDT | Post edited: Apr 2 2010, 2:36 AM EDT
"Maybe, but DAD seemed to copy so many things from other films (Bond girl introduced walking out of sea in a bikini, diamond satellite with a laser that can blow up parts of the world, Aston Martin chase on ice, and a plane with shattered windows/cabin depressurisation ultimately resulting in villains death.) that a "fairly" direct comparison to one of the novels is basically overshadowed.
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also the laser scene and the union jack parachute
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Posted Anonymously
5. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Apr 2 2010, 6:31 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 2 2010, 6:31 PM EDT
Interesting that the same source material was used for both, yet Die Another Day turned out so poorly and Moonraker is so great. 1  out of 1 found this valuable. Do you?    
beatlehead
beatlehead
6. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Apr 2 2010, 6:36 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 2 2010, 6:36 PM EDT
"The Moonraker NOVEL was pretty cool, yes. But the film adaption was a bit absurd. It was still better than Die Another Day though. I've never seen so much copying of older movies in one film. The filmmakers must have really been outta ideas."
The copying WAS the idea! DIE ANOTHER DAY was considered an "anniversary celebration" and the concept was to throw in as many nods to previous Bond movies as possible. At one point, the producers wanted all the surviving Bond Girls to have a cameo in the picture, but the idea was ultimately dropped.
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6-stringa007
6-stringa007
7. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Apr 2 2010, 7:28 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 2 2010, 7:28 PM EDT
"The copying WAS the idea! DIE ANOTHER DAY was considered an "anniversary celebration" and the concept was to throw in as many nods to previous Bond movies as possible. At one point, the producers wanted all the surviving Bond Girls to have a cameo in the picture, but the idea was ultimately dropped."
Hmmm I didn't buy into the whole using ideas from earlier films thing. It made it feel unoriginal throughout and the atrocious CGI bogged it down even more.
Pierce was still a cool Bond, though.
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beatlehead
beatlehead
8. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Apr 2 2010, 8:13 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 2 2010, 8:13 PM EDT
"Hmmm I didn't buy into the whole using ideas from earlier films thing. It made it feel unoriginal throughout and the atrocious CGI bogged it down even more.
Pierce was still a cool Bond, though.
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I didn't say it was a GOOD idea... ;)
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6-stringa007
6-stringa007
9. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Apr 2 2010, 8:27 PM EDT | Post edited: Apr 2 2010, 8:27 PM EDT
"I didn't say it was a GOOD idea... ;) "
Hehe very good point :)
I reckon Casino Royale would've made a good anniversary movie... Oh well - perhaps we'll get a good one in 2012, for the 50th. But if Bond #23 isn't out till next year then that might not happen.
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Bondgirls4ever007
Bondgirls4ever007
10. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Aug 7 2012, 2:17 AM EDT | Post edited: Aug 7 2012, 2:17 AM EDT
let me see, ummmmmmmm no. In the book bond is not in a korean prison cell, NOR is there a giant laser threatening to destroy the west, Nor is there a giant thing with lasers! I understand how u might think that but it defianatly was'nt intended Do you find this valuable?    
Bondgirls4ever007
Bondgirls4ever007
11. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Aug 7 2012, 2:19 AM EDT | Post edited: Aug 7 2012, 2:19 AM EDT
"let me see, ummmmmmmm no. In the book bond is not in a korean prison cell, NOR is there a giant laser threatening to destroy the west, Nor is there a giant thing with lasers! I understand how u might think that but it defianatly was'nt intended"
tho u might be right about the bridge game and fencing scene
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Posted Anonymously
12. RE: "Die Another Day" is based on the novel Moonraker
Jan 16 2013, 6:18 AM EST | Post edited: Jan 16 2013, 6:18 AM EST
The Gustav Graves character is Hugo Drax from the novel. Do you find this valuable?    

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