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To be honest the only Bond films i can stomach are the 60's ones with Connery and Lazenby. It's unfortunate Lazenby starred in only one film, we could have been spared all those execrable Bonds of the 70's and 80's at least.


Pierce is not sufficiently cool, imo. Not the worst Bond, not the best.


No shortage of cool here. Men like him, chicks love him.


The newest Bond, fairly cool but personally i would have cast Peter North.


Somewhat cool but a little too average.


Too effete to be a credible Bond. Probably the worst Bond.


The coolest Bond, imo, and also the best film: On Her Majesty's Secret Service


Not 'officially' a Bond but he is in my book. Plus he's way cool.

Originally posted to VoiceFromTheOuterWorld on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 06:33 AM PST.

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  •  Cool? (2+ / 0-)
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    David Boyle, Crashing Vor

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    by VoiceFromTheOuterWorld on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 06:32:29 AM PST

  •  Why is there even a contest? (5+ / 0-)

    Everyone knows it's Connery.

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    by Nathaniel Ament Stone on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 06:34:34 AM PST

  •  Bonddad (7+ / 0-)

    hands down.

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    by PrometheusSpeaks on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 06:37:10 AM PST

  •  I think... (3+ / 0-)

    it'd be kind of neat to bring back all of the living Bonds in one giant "007 extravaganza".  

    The plot: "Dr. Evil is going to blow up something really important, and "M" enlists the help of retired 007's (who all coincidently used the same code name "James Bond" to help MI5 and the current 007 unmask and foil Dr. Evil's plans."

    Oh, and it'd also be kinda fun to see all of the old "Bond girls" return.

    It'd run like 12 hours, but a trilogy of films where it all comes to a stunning conclusion in "Episode 3" would be satisfying.

  •  i like the new guy (0+ / 0-)

    I saw him in a british murder mystery series a while back and thought he was very talented.

    He's got more of the streetfighter attitude in him than the others do.

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    by lightnessofbeing on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 06:47:51 AM PST

  •  While outside the Ritz Paris... (6+ / 0-)

    where I had been denied access to the bar for wearing tennis shoes, a black mercedes pulled up.

    I was with two others, who were still inside, attempting to contact our other friends who were might be meeting us there.  One of the two had been name-dropping all week, that Pierce Brosnan had helped on a project to stop a salt-extraction plant being built on the coast of Mexico.  Pierce this...Pierce that.  And as the guy name-dropped alot, we generally thought he was full of it.

    So I stood out there, pretty pissed, but on the other hand, it would save me $30--what it would cost for a drink in that place.  And pulls up the car and out comes--you guessed it  James Bond himself (it was 1999), Pierce Brosnan.

    I walked up to him and said "Mr. Brosnan, I'm with _______ who is inside the lobby.  You worked with him on the Mexico salt factory protest..."  and said "Oh yeah?" and we went back in.

    Well low and behold, _____ did know him, and so Pierce suggested we go into the bar and have a drink.  When we informed him that I wasnt allow in, he said, "well then, lets go to my rooms", which turned out to be the freaking Windsor suites, as in abdicated King Edward and Wallace Simpson (who might have been a man).  They lived there for most years, excepting WWII, I believe, along with stints in Jamaica and elsewhere.

    I must say it was quite satisfying to walk past the doormen and lobby snobs, which I did with a big wink.

    Well we enter into a vestibule and then on into the largest hotel room by far that I've ever seen, furnished like Versailles.  We then walk through that room into a second identical room (I think there were more on farther back).  There we had drinks and cordials, and Pierce was a very regular-sort guy, who spoke with a thick Irish brogue.  His mother was also there (as bizarre as that sounds) who was also very nice.

    So for me, the question is easy.  And for me it reaffirms what I've held for years:  Comfort over fashion, every time.

  •  Please don't TR me! (1+ / 0-)
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    David Boyle

    I grew up with real affection for the latter Moore movies: For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View To A Kill.  Yes, he was looking a little old toward the end, but these were all fine films after the rocky Early Moore Period.  

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    by fstlicho on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 07:03:52 AM PST

  •   Sean Connery (0+ / 0-)

    The first and the best. IMO they haven't been able to come up with anyone even close yet. Maybe, the next one.

  •  I absolutely adore Sean Connery (1+ / 0-)
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    marykk

    but I have to say that I think Brosnan is the better Bond.  He had a nasty edge.  The problem is, the actual movies surrounding the Brosnan character weren't as good as the Connery-era ones.

    If they'd made retro-'60s style movies, starring Brosnan it would have been perfect.  But then, I like that kind of retro-'60s thing.

    Haven't seen Craig yet so I can't tell about him.

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    by hrh on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 07:11:35 AM PST

  •  As far as I'm concerned (0+ / 0-)

    There can be only one...Sean Connery...anyone else is but a poor imitation.

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    by LynneK on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 07:12:00 AM PST

  •  I'm abstaining... (3+ / 0-)

    ...until Steve Buscemi is given a shot.

  •  I saw "Dr. No" first theatrical release (2+ / 0-)
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    And "Casino Royale" is the best Bond flick since "Goldfinger" while Daniel Craig will be cool as Sean Connery, and truer to the intent of the Ian Fleming books (the BOND books you wiseasses, not "Chitty Chitty Bang Bang"!).

    I want to see them all remade. I want to see Connery come back and play a villain to Craig's Bond.

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    by N0MAN1968 on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 07:26:28 AM PST

    •  Whoa, great idea (1+ / 0-)
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      Connery as villian to Craig's Bond.

      I voted for Connery.  He is, after all, the Bond of my childhood and adolescence and he was -- and still is, bald head and all -- beyond sexy.  But Craig is my second, and I was initially appalled when he was cast.  Having never seen him in a movie, I had no idea he was so ... cool.

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      by litigatormom on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 10:01:06 AM PST

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  •  I hear Dr.No was released in a small country... (2+ / 0-)
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    ...where there's a tribe that has no term for the word "no" so it was released as "Dr. I'll Get Back To You."

    •  When a nuclear reactor glows YELLOW, you know (0+ / 0-)

      that the movie isn't very good.

      Magnetic watch or not.

      Still, Roger Moore was worse.

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      by polecat on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 09:54:15 AM PST

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  •  Tough choice (1+ / 0-)
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    David Boyle

    I grew up with Roger Moore and absolutely love 'For Your Eyes Only'.  I think Roger Moore was a bit too campy at times to be a Bond.  

    Timothy Dalton was probably the worst IMO.  To straight edged and really wasn't a ladies man.

    Liked Pierce Brosnan as Bond.  Thought he should have been pegged as Bond when he was doing Remmington Steele, it would have spared us the Dalton years.  Had a bit more edginess to him as opposed to his previous two predecessors.  

    Gotta say I'm not as big a fan of Connery as most other people seem to be.  Not a hands down winner in my book.  Maybe it's all the chest hair.

    Never saw Lazenby in action and have yet to see Casino Royale (the Bond movie not the Star Trek episode) so I'll have to reserve judgement on those two ))7's until then.

  •  It's Lazenby, and I'll tell you why I think so (2+ / 0-)

    Some years ago, I was attending a meeting of Bondage, the international JB fan club.  The guest of honor was Mr. Lazenby, who told the story of the making of OHMSS, continuous fighting with Broccoli over lines, scenes, etc., as Lazenby kept insisting that the movie conform more to the actual book.

    The fighting was too much for Broccoli, who made clear at the end of filming that Mr. Lazenby would not enjoy another turn as 007.

    Dispirited, Lazenby returned to Australia, where he did some commercial work.  He got one part in an advert for Sony when he was picked out of line at the cattle call by the producer who said simply, "That's our guy.  Send everyone else home."

    The part?  A "James Bond-like character."  The producer, who hadn't seen OHMSS and had no idea Lazenby had played 007, picked him out of hundreds of hopefuls as the obvious Bond.

    Now, I like Craig.  I haven't seen "Casino Royale" yet, but his work in "Layer Cake" was brilliant.  But, cool as he is, I can't imagine Diana Rigg falling into his hayloft, let alone marrying him.

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    by Crashing Vor on Sun Dec 17, 2006 at 08:00:29 AM PST

  •  Funny (0+ / 0-)

    Last week a friend decided that I had to see his James Bond collection, so I've been watching 1 per night since last Monday. I hadn't seen any of the Sean Connery ones before and I wondered what the big deal was. I still do. I mean, he's ok, but I don't see what makes him a definitive Bond.
     I'll have to wait until Daniel Craig's next outing to see if he gets more appealing.

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