Hal Needham

There are now 23 official James Bond movies, so coming up with only six clips from the entire series for this week’s Scenes We Love was difficult. But where do you draw the line? One scene per film is too many, and if I picked all the scenes I truly love the most from the films, it would add up to even more. There would also be an imbalance, with multiple scenes from some films and no scenes from others. There’d be no focus. So, the best and simplest way to do this (in terms of clarity; I reiterate that choosing the clips was not simple) is to pick one scene I love from each of the six actors’ run as 007. In making the selections, I had to remind myself, and I should remind you, that these are not meant to be the best scenes or even necessarily my personal favorites. They’re simply some scenes that I love that I’d like to spotlight for your pleasure in viewing and discussing. Also, Bond fans are all so different, so it’s very likely that some of these scenes that I love might be scenes that you hate. Let me know your own favorite scene — or just a scene you love — from each Bond down below.

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Honorary Oscars 2012

According to The Hollywood Reporter, Hal Needham, D.A. Pennebaker, and George Stevens Jr. have been chosen by the board of governors to receive honorary Oscars, and Jeffrey Katzenberg has been chosen for the Jean Hersholt Humanitarian Award. Needham is most famous for his stunt coordination (although there is currently no Oscar for stunt work) on films like Blazing Saddles, Camelot and Chinatown. He went on to direct Smokey and the Bandit, Cannonball Run and others. Pennebaker has covered several musical icons in his documentaries – Jimi Hendrix, John Lennon and David Bowie all got the true story treatment from him – but it was for his Bill Clinton 1992 campaign team doc The War Room that earned him his only Oscar nomination (he lost out to I Am a Promise: The Children of Stanton Elementary). Stevens Jr. is also a previous Oscar nominee for his short documentary The Five Cities in June, but he’s perhaps best known as the founder of the American Film Institute and the producer of several television programs as well as the movie The Thin Red Line. Katzenberg is, of course, the co-founder of DreamWorks and an Oscar nominee himself (when Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron was considered for Best Animated) but he’s being honored here for his philanthropic work. He joins past winners Frank Sinatra, Quincy Jones and Oprah Winfrey.

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