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  • #31
    Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

    Le sigh. This is not a Bond film. Sean Connery is not in it. Sean Connery is James Bond.
    Rotten Tomato agrees with you, giving Connery the top three spots, four of six.

    https://editorial.rottentomatoes.com...s-bond-movies/

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    • #32
      Originally posted by Atticus View Post
      You've managed to deny yourself some good cinematic entertainment!
      Given that Goldfinger will always be the (Gold) Standard by which a Bond movie must be measured, Casino Royale and Skyfall are easily the #2 and #3 Bond movies ever.
      This one is in the top 8 of the 25. The Connery (not incl the regretable Diamonds are Forever) and Craig ones (even Quantum of Solace - his mediocre one) are head and shoulders above all the rest.
      My favorite Bond movies - in order:

      1 You Only Live Twice
      2 From Russia With Love
      3 Goldfinger
      4 Dr No
      5 Diamonds Are Forever
      6 Never Say Never Again
      7 Thunderball

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      • #33
        my favorite Bond movie is the spoof version of Casino Royale

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        • #34
          Originally posted by bambam1729 View Post

          Le sigh. This is not a Bond film. Sean Connery is not in it. Sean Connery is James Bond.
          Let me guess: the first Bond films you saw were with Sean Connery?

          The first ones I saw were with Roger Moore. To me, Moore was the James Bond. When I first saw Connery's Bond in my late teens or early twenties, it took some time for me to see Connery as a true James Bond.

          Now after watching every Bond Film (except this year's iteration) I rank Moore and Connery as tied for the best Bond, and Timothy Dalton as the worst.

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          • #35
            Originally posted by 18.99s View Post
            Now after watching every Bond Film (except this year's iteration) I rank Moore and Connery as tied for the best Bond, and Timothy Dalton as the worst.
            Connery is my 1A and Craig is 1AA.
            Moore and Brosnan were NOT James Bond. Moore was simply too soft and Brosnan too effete and silly.
            Lazenby was a place-filler, but Dalton wasn't all that bad.

            In my Film Analysis classes, I ALWAYS showed Goldfinger and most of the students had not seen it, but they all agreed that THAT was James Bond in all his glory.

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            • #36
              Originally posted by 18.99s View Post

              Let me guess: the first Bond films you saw were with Sean Connery?

              The first ones I saw were with Roger Moore. To me, Moore was the James Bond. When I first saw Connery's Bond in my late teens or early twenties, it took some time for me to see Connery as a true James Bond.

              Now after watching every Bond Film (except this year's iteration) I rank Moore and Connery as tied for the best Bond, and Timothy Dalton as the worst.
              The only Bond films I've seen were with Sean Connery. As I said there have been no Bond films since he stopped doing that role. Sean Connery was James Bond. How many times do I have to explain this to you people?

              Here's why Roger Moore was not James Bond. I watched his first film attempting to do the role. A few minutes into it, I knew he was not James Bond. Why? Because in one scene a look of doubt came across his face. James Bond had no doubts - he knew he was going to kill the bad guy, and sleep with the hottest babe in the movie. The look of doubt by Roger Moore eliminated him as a possible James Bond.

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              • #37
                Originally posted by 18.99s View Post



                Now after watching every Bond Film (except this year's iteration) I rank Moore and Connery as tied for the best Bond, .
                Like Coca Cola and Makers Mark!

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                • #38
                  Connery's Bond could not have gone to Eton. Do I care? Not one wit. Either could Craig. Moore certainly could have, and maybe that's the problem.

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                  • #39
                    Originally posted by jeremyp View Post
                    Connery's Bond could not have gone to Eton. Do I care? Not one wit. Either could Craig. Moore certainly could have, and maybe that's the problem.
                    He was sent there at 12 and EXPELLED. Of course Connery and Craig fit the profile.
                    They were both 'cruel' enough to be Bond. Neither Moore nor Brosnan were.

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                    • #40
                      i could never wrap my brain around Moore as Bond because he was already firmly engrained as The Saint

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                      • #41
                        Originally posted by Atticus View Post
                        Abridged filmography

                        Darby O’Gill
                        The Longest Day

                        Bond x 6

                        Molly Maguires
                        Murder on the Orient Express
                        Time Bandits
                        Highlander
                        The Untouchables
                        Indiana Jones x 2
                        Hunt For Red October
                        First Knight
                        Finding Forrester
                        League of Extraordinary Gentlemen

                        Definitely one of my all-time faves.
                        He appeared in seven Bond films:
                        1. Dr. No (1962)
                        2. From Russia with Love (1963)
                        3. Goldfinger (1964)
                        4. Thunderball (1965)
                        5. You Only Live Twice (1967)
                        6. Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
                        7. Never Say Never Again (1983)
                        Perhaps you omitted the latter.

                        He only appeared in one Indiana Jones film:
                        1. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade (1989)

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                        • #42
                          Originally posted by Halfmiler2 View Post
                          I did see him in the Theatre in a Sci-Fi flick in the early 1980s in which he is in space.
                          Outland (1981)

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                          • #43
                            Originally posted by gh View Post
                            my favorite Bond movie is the spoof version of Casino Royale
                            Mine too. A terrific cast and score by Burt Bacharach.

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                            • #44
                              The James Bond films made Sean Connery an international superstar, but presented him few challenges as an actor. In the midst of Bondmania, desperate to avoid typecasting and to take on more substantial roles, Connery began collaborating with Director Sidney Lumet. This resulted in one financially successful and entertaining film (The Anderson Tapes), but more importantly led to Connery turning in two critically-praised, Oscar-worthy performances that hardly anyone saw. The first was in one of my prior film recommendations, The Hill. The second was in this week’s film recommendation: The Offence.

                              The back story of this far-too-rarely-seen 1972 movie reveals much of Connery’s psychology at the time, as well as his star power. He had walked away in disgust from the Bond enterprise, and his replacement (George Lazenby, not as bad an actor as reputed but also no Connery) had not had the same box office draw. United Artists was so desperate for their superstar’s return to Bondage that they offered him whatever he wanted. He could have insisted on the world’s biggest paycheck, but instead he demanded that United Artist support two low-budget art house films! One was to be a Connery-directed adaptation of Macbeth, which would have been a Scottish treat and was unfortunately never made. The other was The Offence, which everybody concerned made for art’s sake because they knew there was no way in the world this film would garner even 1% of the box office receipts of the Bond films. The modestly-paid cast and crew worked like dogs to complete the entire shoot in less than a month (Connery himself allegedly put in up to 20 hours a day). The resulting labor of love is a shattering cinematic experience.


                              https://allgoodmovies.com/2020/07/07...n-the-offence/

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                              • #45
                                Originally posted by Davidokun View Post
                                ...[*]Never Say Never Again (1983)
                                ...]
                                this was my favorite of the Connerys, even though (or because of?) he was a totally different character

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