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Personally I liked almost all the Roger Moore James Bond films and thought he did a wonderful job.

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Blackleiter wrote:

Well-stated, my friend!

Thunderpussy wrote:

To me Connery looked like he knew what he was doing,as did Lazenby. Moore had the "Old hollywood school" of fighting, Dalton looked awkward doing anything phyiscal ( running, fighting etc), so far Craig looks good in the fights,But in  my opinion he has "The new Hollywood School" of fighting. In that nearly all movies have the same generic fighting style. Nothing wrong with that it's exciting to watch but because the editing style has become quicker ( not as many long takes ) the moves have become more complicated. Mabey not as Believable.
    I just hope in Bond 23 Bond gets a Henchman who looks like he can do him a lot of damage so we can get a great fight sequence. ajb007/martini

+1

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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I want to see him struggle more. We saw that in Spectre to some extent.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Honestly imo yes. I'm in the camp of I would have loved Lazenby over Moore in the 70's.

I enjoy many of RM's films. But hes the last person I think of when Bond comes to mind. He just does not fit my view of Bond. I respect what he did and hes an iconic Bond, but is 5th on my list by a wide margin.

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eric7064 wrote:

Honestly imo yes. I'm in the camp of I would have loved Lazenby over Moore in the 70's.

I enjoy many of RM's films. But hes the last person I think of when Bond comes to mind. He just does not fit my view of Bond. I respect what he did and hes an iconic Bond, but is 5th on my list by a wide margin.

Me to. There is a lot of love here for RM, but I feel it's the charming and self effacing man rather than his Bond. I dont recognise anything of the character in his films. I think fans are grateful that he kept the franchise alive and is a great ambassador. Please dont respond with that 'he could do tough ' or kicking that chaps car off a cliff schtick. I find his films unwatchable apart from LALD where he looks so much sharper than paunchy Sean.

Of that of which we cannot speak we must pass over in silence- Ludwig Wittgenstein.

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Personally, I loved the man, his movies and His Bond.  ajb007/martini

“I didn’t lose a friend, I just realised I never had one.”

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Thunderpussy wrote:

Personally, I loved the man, his movies and His Bond.  ajb007/martini

Nuff said ajb007/cheers

"Any of the opposition around..?"

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I read that some time ago but say what you will about his Bond and his movies but you can't help but not like him.

Personally think he was the hardest working, most passionate about his work Bond. Yes, some would say he dragged on, which he did but dammit if he didn't make what should be considered the essence of escapist cinema.

All of it just comes together and he makes it come through. A golden age.

Sure, he's not the best literary adaptation of Fleming's Bond. Granted, so much camp was never intended to be "Bond".
But that doesn't not make him the best cinematic Bond there ever was.

Rubbish? I think not.

"...I have the oddest feeling we will be meeting again sometime..."
-Roger Moore's James Bond. RIP.
I have a YouTube channel on all things Bond (amongst other things, coming soon™).
The name's Bond and Beyond. It's currently on hold, though.

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Thank you.
Can we now close this thread or something? Or atleast start a Sean Connery was a rubbish Bond and Timothy Dalton was a rubbish bond thread?

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming

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James Suzuki wrote:

and Timothy Dalton was a rubbish bond thread?

OH YES, PLEASE!!!!  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin

President of the 'Misty Eyes Club'.
-------Dalton - the weak and weepy Bond!------
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Higgins wrote:
James Suzuki wrote:

and Timothy Dalton was a rubbish bond thread?

OH YES, PLEASE!!!!  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin  ajb007/biggrin

Ease it there Higgi-Baby. I didn't mean to start a witch trial.  ajb007/lol

“The scent and smoke and sweat of a casino are nauseating at three in the morning. "
-Casino Royale, Ian Fleming