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09-10-2005, 05:17 AM
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I think Lazenby got a bum rap. Top that.
OHMSS was not a bad Bond film, it's probably my favorite one, mainly because of Diana Rigg (I'm a fan of The Avengers). Lazenby pretty much got thrown under the bus because he was replacing Connery and add to the fact he was an unknown (Roger Moore was well known from doing The Saint when he was the second Connery replacement). I do like the comment Bond makes early in the movie, "This never happens to the other guy."

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OHMSS was not a bad Bond film, it's probably my favorite one, mainly because of Diana Rigg (I'm a fan of The Avengers). Lazenby pretty much got thrown under the bus because he was replacing Connery and add to the fact he was an unknown (Roger Moore was well known from doing The Saint when he was the second Connery replacement). I do like the comment Bond makes early in the movie, "This never happens to the other guy."
Far and away the Best non-Connery Bond. I think that was the best scored one too. My main complaint is the swinging 60's visual palette was at it's worst. The gold ascot Bond wears is seared into my memory.

Moore would have faired better if he quit after For Your Eyes Only.

Speaking of which, can we give Christopher Walken a mulligan for a Veiw to a Kill? If there was ever a person born to play a bond villian it's The Continental.

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Far and away the Best non-Connery Bond. I think that was the best scored one too. My main complaint is the swinging 60's visual palette was at it's worst. The gold ascot Bond wears is seared into my memory.

Moore would have faired better if he quit after For Your Eyes Only.

Speaking of which, can we give Christopher Walken a mulligan for a Veiw to a Kill? If there was ever a person born to play a bond villian it's The Continental.
OHMSS was very campy and very 60s. It visually looks like an Austin Powers movie, just not intending to be funny.

Lazenby was very good in the movie, but the fact that he was replacing Connery, who had made himself an international superstar through the role, and the fact that he decided to not make another movie as Bond really gives him the short straw.

Chris Walken was the only thing keeping AVTAK from being a complete piece of crap. Now don't get me wrong, Roger Moore was an excellent Bond, proabbly the smoothest and wittiest of them all, but by '85, he was pushing 60 and really didn't look like the suve superspy we were used to. Add to that the most helpless Bond Girl ever and a terrible story you've got one bad Bond movie. Duran Duran's theme song was great though.

Whoever the next Bond is needs to be somewhere between Connery and Moore. Smart and smooth, can play it funny and straight. More importantly, the stories need to be more than explosion after explosion and CGI overkill.

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Dalton was the series attempt at getting a man's man to be Bond...failed miserably.
How did he fail? Timothy Dalton brought an intensity to the character, and was probably the closest to what Ian Fleming envisioned James Bond to be like in the novels. Dalton was probably also the finest actor. His two films were reasonably successful, financially, but that was during a period with lots of competition from other summer action flicks. During "The James Bond Story," a British films critic remarked that he took the role too serious, that it should've been approached as an "action role" rather than an "acting role." A buddy of mine said then if that's the case, they should just go out an hire Chuck Norris.

Pretty much everybody agrees that Connery was the best. Roger Moore was good for a while, but a little too suave. He could fall into a lake and not get his tuxedo wet, and at times got into comic book territory. Pierce Brosnan did well enough, but it was more the action was what brought in new fans to the series.

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Gavin Rossdale for Bond!
So then you turn around and nominate the singer of a Nirvana knockoff band, who's only claim to fame within the last decade is hooking up with Gwen Stefani. Is the dude even known to have acting abilities?

For the next one, they're returning to the novels, and doing it right with "Casino Royale." Too bad it's not going to Hugh Jackman.

A while back Puff Daddy/P Diddy suggested that it was time for a black Bond, and he even offered to do it.

http://www.news24.com/News24/Enterta...615933,00.html

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How did he fail? Timothy Dalton brought an intensity to the character, and was probably the closest to what Ian Fleming envisioned James Bond to be like in the novels. Dalton was probably also the finest actor. His two films were reasonably successful, financially, but that was during a period with lots of competition from other summer action flicks. During "The James Bond Story," a British films critic remarked that he took the role too serious, that it should've been approached as an "action role" rather than an "acting role." A buddy of mine said then if that's the case, they should just go out an hire Chuck Norris.

Pretty much everybody agrees that Connery was the best. Roger Moore was good for a while, but a little too suave. He could fall into a lake and not get his tuxedo wet, and at times got into comic book territory. Pierce Brosnan did well enough, but it was more the action was what brought in new fans to the series.



So then you turn around and nominate the singer of a Nirvana knockoff band, who's only claim to fame within the last decade is hooking up with Gwen Stefani. Is the dude even known to have acting abilities?

For the next one, they're returning to the novels, and doing it right with "Casino Royale." Too bad it's not going to Hugh Jackman.

A while back Puff Daddy/P Diddy suggested that it was time for a black Bond, and he even offered to do it.

http://www.news24.com/News24/Enterta...615933,00.html

Instead of a vodka martini - shaken, not stirred...Colt 45!

yes and your lack of intelligence is shown with the Colt 45 comment.




Go rent Constantine.

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I'm among the minority that feels Dalton was the best Bond.
I always thought Connery was too much of a macho man, and Moore was amusing but not physically attractive.
Dalton was the best actor, but he played in under-average Bond movies.

As for Ewan a perv? Ever saw Shallow Grave? And I nominate Eccleston for the next Bond!

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I didn't care for Dalton that much. Bond isn't supposed to be over-serious, he's just gotta be "cool" and able to make a funny quip every now and then like Connery or Moore.

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Brosnan coming back? Possibly...
http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articl...ond21&s=bond21

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