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    Quote Originally Posted by Baatfam View Post
    No, I gave them a try. To be fair, super-spy movies are just OK in my book....And, I never read the 007 books, either.

    The early Connery films were on TV when I was an impressionable 8-12 year old, saw them many times. So he is James Bond.
    The first of the Moore films came out when I was in Junior year of high school, and we were somewhat busy with dirt bikes, sports cars and stuff.

    75-79 were service years, which means no pop culture stuck during that time. That's why I never really watched SNL or other shows that became popular then. (Although we did see Star Wars many, many, many times)

    Once I got out, my high school buddy, (who just loved the Roger Moore films - go figure), just couldn't stop loading them in the VCR. So I saw most of them. Ugh.
    After that, what? Dalton and Brosnan? Again, ugh.

    Anywho....
    By the time Craig came along 10 years later, I just wasn't interested. I did see the first one. It was OK, but didn't interest me in watching the second.

    So not really close-minded, just much, much simpler to say Roger Moore spoiled the franchise for me.
    Interesting sequence to explain your reasoning.

    I’m not saying that because I liked Roger Moore…He was the first Bond I saw on the screen. He seemed cool for me at the time.

    Its great to get everyone’s take on Bond…he did affect us one way or the other.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    second to the magical roger moore best tv star bond ever
    I mean the man was a saint.

    Binge watching The Persuader!.
    Such crap my god I despise Tony Curtis...............a goofball ham who only ever played himself.
    Connery was the definitive Bond for me, but of all the thugs in dinner jackets, Moore ranks a poor fifth in my view. I much preferred Moore in the Saint role, and having read the books by Charteris I was aware that The Saint was somewhat less than saintly when it came to keeping loot or purging villains permanently.
    The problem with Moore for me was that the TV character had been sanitised beyond recognition and Moore himself didn't fit my notions of what a Bond should be.
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    Chitty Chitty Bang Bang was a Bond movie.
    Moore for me seemed to play the role as comedy.
    I saw him interviewed by Gay Byrne once. The interview opened with the opening sequence of the latest movie. The audience duly applauded.
    Gay said..... My researchers tell me that you don't like fast cars, are afraid of heights, hate guns and loud noises........Would you mind explaining that clip we just saw.
    Roger straightened up in his seat, pulled back his shoulders and said.... I am an Actor.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GS1150Pilot View Post
    Idris Elba already said he will not be the next Bond. He didn't discount ever playing the role (though, at 49, he's getting toward the upper end of the character's viability).

    Moore was Bond when I got into Bond, and two of my favorite Bond films, simply for the scenery and over-the-top characters, were during Moore's tenure, but Connery was the best Bond, with Craig coming a close second. Sadly, this last Craig film is too syrupy, too unbalanced, and a bit too self-indulgent to measure up to Craig's first outing, which really did knock it out of the ballpark.
    Craig is 53 so I don't think age is an issue.
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    Craig has said this is his last Bond film. Even if he is sincere, I believe at some point he will be made an offer he can't refuse.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    Craig has said this is his last Bond film. Even if he is sincere, I believe at some point he will be made an offer he can't refuse.
    Reading some of what he is reported to have said about Knives Out and Benoit Blanc, I get the feeling that like many artists he is hungry for a change in direction and to explore new possibilities rather than ride the gravy train.
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    Here's some location shots of the second units filming bike/car stunts on location for the new Bond Film, No Time to Die.


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    Question Dune, version #3

    Soon to be released, but who knows how good it'll be, how it'll compare to earlier versions.
    How disgusting will the Harkonnen be?
    How much rote animation will be saturated in scenes?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Buffalo Bill View Post
    Soon to be released, but who knows how good it'll be, how it'll compare to earlier versions.
    How disgusting will the Harkonnen be?
    How much rote animation will be saturated in scenes?
    I am hopeful, but not optimistic. Such a wonderful book, but so hard to translate to film.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rob S. View Post
    Craig has said this is his last Bond film. Even if he is sincere, I believe at some point he will be made an offer he can't refuse.
    No. He's done, Rob. In fact, other than Connery, whose pull as the first big name Bond allowed Never Say Never Again to come to pass, Bonds have a shelf life that begins with someone in their mid to late 30's or early 40's and ends in their mid to late 50's. You just don't (and won't) see a geriatric Bond.
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