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I always thought Clive Owen would have made a great Bond. Rumour has it that he was offered the role and refused it but he has stated himself that the offer was never made. The "Driver" short films he made for BMW are great.
 

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I guess so, because everyone else remembers correctly. :naughty:

He had a license to kill, not a license to sneak.

Bertzie IS right; he was a spy who was sanctioned to kill in the line of duty. If you read the novels you will note that Bond disliked killing in cold blood.
 

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Gotta disagree with you on that one, at least in terms of the character on the written page. The Bond most like the one in Fleming's books is Craig hands down, dark, brooding, driven and cold heartedly brutal, but thats just me. And yes I've read most of the original books including the shorts.

+1 :thumb:
 

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Gotta disagree with you on that one, at least in terms of the character on the written page. The Bond most like the one in Fleming's books is Craig hands down, dark, brooding, driven and cold heartedly brutal, but thats just me. And yes I've read most of the original books including the shorts.

Really? Watch 60 Minutes a lot do ya? :rolleyes:
 

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Really? Watch 60 Minutes a lot do ya? :rolleyes:


Sounds like you're trying to say I got my point of view from watching that segment and that sells me short frankly. I've read most of the original books from back in my college years when I found all but a couple of the collection on paperback in a thrift shop all for $5 (wish I still had those books, bought them all again for more money ratz). I'll cop to being simple minded at times but my take on this one is anything but a simple minded reflection of that 60 Minutes segment, you're mistaken in your assumption. I, like many movie Bond buffs formed that opinion in 2006 when I first saw Casino Royale (the first book I ever read) which I thought at the time portrayed Bond as really close to the one in the books I'd read. Solace moved even closer in my opinion. Although you implied otherwise, I form my thoughts and opinions for myself and am no copycat or plagiarist.

That being said, what I liked about Craig's Bond in the movie among many things was the way he played the character with a huge chip on his shoulder which if you're a fan of past Bond films you couldn't miss. Like when he was thought to be the valet service by the club members and he backed their Land Rover into the fence, threw the keys to the side and then sauntered back to the club as if to say "you think so do ya? You couldn't miss it and to me it was priceless! I thought at the time and still think that the way the media lambasted him when it was announced he would be the new Bond had something to do with how he tackled the part wanting to make 00 sure to stick it in their doubting faces to prove they were way wrong about him as Bond. It worked! It was a reboot of Bond so I was also taken by how youthfull he was as compared to most of the other Bonds from the past, some of which ended their runs way past middle age, just too old in many cases. Feel free not to believe me but 60 Minutes had nothing to do with it, the words "dark brooding, driven and cold heartedly brutal" came from me and no one else because they fit. I think I did well.
 

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Hats off to another afficianado, but I think you missed a thing or two regards the early characterizations. Maybe three, four, or more.

Now i can never watch another Bond movie again thanks to that comment. :laugh2:
 

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Sounds like you're trying to say I got my point of view from watching that segment and that sells me short frankly. I've read most of the original books from back in my college years when I found all but a couple of the collection on paperback in a thrift shop all for $5 (wish I still had those books, bought them all again for more money ratz). I'll cop to being simple minded at times but my take on this one is anything but a simple minded reflection of that 60 Minutes segment, you're mistaken in your assumption. I, like many movie Bond buffs formed that opinion in 2006 when I first saw Casino Royale (the first book I ever read) which I thought at the time portrayed Bond as really close to the one in the books I'd read. Solace moved even closer in my opinion. Although you implied otherwise, I form my thoughts and opinions for myself and am no copycat or plagiarist.

That being said, what I liked about Craig's Bond in the movie among many things was the way he played the character with a huge chip on his shoulder which if you're a fan of past Bond films you couldn't miss. Like when he was thought to be the valet service by the club members and he backed their Land Rover into the fence, threw the keys to the side and then sauntered back to the club as if to say "you think so do ya? You couldn't miss it and to me it was priceless! I thought at the time and still think that the way the media lambasted him when it was announced he would be the new Bond had something to do with how he tackled the part wanting to make 00 sure to stick it in their doubting faces to prove they were way wrong about him as Bond. It worked! It was a reboot of Bond so I was also taken by how youthfull he was as compared to most of the other Bonds from the past, some of which ended their runs way past middle age, just too old in many cases. Feel free not to believe me but 60 Minutes had nothing to do with it, the words "dark brooding, driven and cold heartedly brutal" came from me and no one else because they fit. I think I did well.

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asshole? yup! Learn to read ass fuuck


To Bill, You know after a quick bite to eat I take that back, you're a genius. I got played like a fiddle well done.
 

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GOTCHA! OK to be honest here I set you up for that one which is why I wrote that I had you on a "loophole" on the number of Bond films they each did.

Actually...wouldn't that have been ME that you had on the "loophole"?

I was going to make the "Never say Never again" counterpoint, but Harmony summed that up masterfully.

Shits'n'giggles....anyone ever wonder how Sean Bean would've done in the role of 007, rather than the ill-fated 006?
 

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Actually...wouldn't that have been ME that you had on the "loophole"?

I was going to make the "Never say Never again" counterpoint, but Harmony summed that up masterfully.

Shits'n'giggles....anyone ever wonder how Sean Bean would've done in the role of 007, rather than the ill-fated 006?

I'm not sure anymore, I know there was a loophole somewhere in there lol.
 

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Disclaimer: Everything you are about to read are the thoughts and ideas of another person that did the thinking for me as I am completely incapable of forming any of my own. Thank you for your time and now the regurgitation.


I've seen On Her Majesty's Secret Service several times but not for at least 20 years so I've decided to watch it again right now on Netflix. I have to say I am liking Georges Lazenby's performance more then I had remembered it. It would have been interesting to see him take the role from this film to Diamonds and then through the seventies which would have eliminated Moore for much of those years. His acting is better and more natural then I had remembered. So far the film is stronger then I had remembered too (just about the middle so far).

I'm just getting to the part where in the past they lost me a little. My memory serves up images of crazy psychedelic lighting and music and maybe even something about chickens? as weird as that sounds. It's been quite a while but I'm going to see if I can latch on this time around and stay engaged in the story when it gets weird.

One thing I don't like is Bond wearing of an ascot which I'll bet money on Connery wouldn't have been on board with. I'm trying to reserve judgment on the kilt and his purse. OK now like Buggs Bunny on with the show here we go. This never happened to the other fella.
 

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Oh man I forgot all about Kojak, Telly ruled!
 

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best Bond movie is "A View to a Kill".

Sure it has the lamest plot, the worst acting, the worst villains. But it had Christopher Walken. That trumps all.
 

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1) Connery defined the role.
2) Craig is the closest thing we've seen to Connery
3) Moore was no Connery, but he kinda made it work.

The rest are crap.
 

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best Bond movie is "A View to a Kill".

Sure it has the lamest plot, the worst acting, the worst villains. But it had Christopher Walken. That trumps all.


I seem to remember Walken had this great laugh in that movie even as he fell from the blimp to his death at the hands of Bond James Bond.
 

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OK so it didn't get as weird in the middle as I had remembered it from years ago. Overall not too bad and the interesting thing is it felt like a Connery movie because it should have been had he said yes so the production was just as it would have been only the actor changed. I also forgot all about Bond getting married and then becoming a widower on his wedding day. Which of course is the set up for the beginning of Diamonds where Bond kills Blofeld as revenge for killing his wife, it all comes together. Well the production changed somewhat for Diamonds as the 70's changed the clothing and sich. By the time Moore took over it was a totally different look to the film and his style took the franchise even further away from it's roots. I may have to shuffle Timothy and George, hmmmmm no guess not. Poor boy george what a bad decision to give up the role as his career never did much after that. Bond was his ticket but he didn't get it at the time. Bet he gets it now.
 

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