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The thing with Roger Moore as Bond was he took the role into a more family friendly role,i think the reason i didn't take to Dalton or Brosnan was seeing them in earlier roles like Brosnan was in the Long Good Friday (just me being fussy)....

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On 10/04/2021 at 13:12, Vince1159 said:

The thing with Roger Moore as Bond was he took the role into a more family friendly role,i think the reason i didn't take to Dalton or Brosnan was seeing them in earlier roles like Brosnan was in the Long Good Friday (just me being fussy)....

The Long Good Friday was a superb film but, if I recall, Pierce Brosnan only actually had a few seconds screen time and, never actually said a word!

I think Sean Bean would make a great Bond. Its the kind of role he excels at.

 

John

 

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On 29/04/2021 at 10:46, Beermonster1958 said:

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I think Sean Bean would make a great Bond. Its the kind of role he excels at.

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But Bond would die! Can't have that. ;) 

 

I also like the book-style Bond performances. Casino Royale really pulled me over to the 007-fan side and made me read the books, after which I found the Moore films to be unbearably campy in retrospect...didn't notice that so much until then.

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On 28/06/2021 at 15:08, Johnny Tip said:

But Bond would die! Can't have that. ;) 

 

I also like the book-style Bond performances. Casino Royale really pulled me over to the 007-fan side and made me read the books, after which I found the Moore films to be unbearably campy in retrospect...didn't notice that so much until then.

I'm inclined to agree with that assessment.

Having read all the Bond novels, I'm perhaps biased but, the one thing that was never in doubt was that Bond was actually a pretty unpleasant character.

I think first Connery snd, later, Dalton perfectly captured the ruthless, hard edged character of the original stories.

I just couldn't take Moore seriously in the role. Never more apparent than in Man with the Golden Gun!.

Christopher Lee (as he often did) simply chewed the scenery and , oozed menace!

Poor Roger really couldn't compete. Well, in screen presence anyway!! Scaramanga still ended up dead!

 

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Another Dalton fan here, in fact I'd go so far as to say he was the best Bond. I've never read the books but Dalton's portrayal seems to me a more believable interpretation of the psyche of someone who has done what a real life Bond would have had to do. 

 

On 4/10/2021 at 1:12 PM, Vince1159 said:

The thing with Roger Moore as Bond was he took the role into a more family friendly role

I agree with that, certainly as a child/teen the Roger Moore Bond films were my favourites with their over the top gadgets, action scenes and silly humour, watching them again in middle age they're my least favourite of the franchise.

 

 

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The Bond films still put the producer as the one or ones in charge. None are ever labeled "A film by..." with the director's name on it; such as Martin Campbell(who directed 2 or 3 Bond movies). This is not a shot at Mr. Campbell; it's just that it was and is considered that "Albert Broccolli(my spelling may be wrong, correct me , please) Presents" and with his death his daughter and stepson use "Albert Broccolli's Eon Productions Present" at the beginning of the opening credits. It was always the producer's idea as to how the actor should present Bond. It should be remembered that Roger Moore and Sean Connery both tried for the Bond role at the beginning with Mr. Connery getting the nod. When Sean Connery left; he suggested Moore to replace him. I believe that the two were very good friends. Again I recommend the watching "The Road to Casino Royale" special/bonus feature on the Blu ray(Disc Two). As to who is the "Best Bond"? Oh, I am NOT joining that argument. No winners with that one.

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