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Topic: The Horror. The Horror (Part II)

So it seems that Craig is to be the longest serving Bond, superceding Roger Moore, if he is to appear in the next film. That's not the point of the title of this thread. It's now 11 years since Casino Royale was released.

Now, it doesn't seem that long ago to me since we were all discussing newly announced Craig's suitability for the role on this site.

However... think back, some of you who are a bit older.

Say Roger Moore's upcoming film A View To A Kill is announced. It's late 1984. Imagine back then, thinking: 'Wow, it doesn't seem that long ago we were discussing that new guy Roger Moore taking over as Bond...' You just can't imagine it, can you. Back then, 11 years was an epoch, an era. And when Sean Connery is to announce he's making a comeback in the role, you can't imagine thinking, 'Hey, it doesn't seem so long ago to me that he packed it in...' 1971 to 1982... That's a real looooong time.

They say time speeds up when you get older...  (Why is the teary emoticon not working?)

Bonus points if you remember my original thread on this board, The Horror. The Horror. Which I recall Lady Rose and few other regulars commenting on at the time...   ajb007/crap

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Time seems to speed up when you get older because you experience it as part of your total timeline. So for instance, when you are five years old, you experience one year as one fifth of your total timeline. But when you reach fifty, a year is only a fiftieth of your timeline, so it seems to go much more quickly.

Good post, Nap, it does seem only yesterday that DC took over the role ....

"How was your lamb?" "Skewered. One sympathises."

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

(Why is the teary emoticon not working?)

No idea, NP.

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Barbel wrote:
Napoleon Plural wrote:

(Why is the teary emoticon not working?)

No idea, NP.

That makes me very sad. Here's a sad onion.
http://img00.deviantart.net/1894/i/2010/259/3/a/the_sad_onion_by_lord_phillock-d2yuk10.jpg

a reasonable rate of return

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Napoleon Plural wrote:

Bonus points if you remember my original thread on this board, The Horror. The Horror. Which I recall Lady Rose and few other regulars commenting on at the time...   ajb007/crap

Is that the thread with images of flags at half staff?

"...the purposeful slant of his striding figure looked dangerous, as if he was making quickly for something bad that was happening further down the street." -SMERSH on 007 dossier photo, Ch. 6 FRWL.....

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No, that wasn't mine. I did a Google for my old thread, but it has disappeared into the void, it seems. Lady Rose was on it, and she is married to an ex-copper, so that might have something to do with it.

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017

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Charmed & Dangerous wrote:

Time seems to speed up when you get older because you experience it as part of your total timeline. So for instance, when you are five years old, you experience one year as one fifth of your total timeline.

yes this is true, why our childhood experiences were perceived as slowmoving epics, mythic almost, and our misspent twenties seemed like all the time in the world, yet by middleage the summers come and go like weekends with the deadline of unemployability and retirement expenses fast approaching

but its not just the relativity of accumulated time, its the way our sense of self and worldview is structured from accumulated memory
we take in raw data, file them as memories, and over time build up a clumsy but selfcorrecting worldview. very exciting while every new bit of data is new. then it all gets a bit routine, seen sunsets before, hardly need to look again when theres bills to pay.
but there is dementia to look forward to, it'll all seem new again by then

I think not all of those first five years count towards the memory bank. Depending on when one learns to talk, I think pre-verbal experiences are dreamlike and shapeless, and once we begin to learn the alphabet and count, then we start to organise our database of accumulated memories


sorry, nothing on topic about Craig, Moore or Connery

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Two things that affect this viewpoint: 

Though Craig may have had the role continuously the longest by contract, the big gaps of time between his screen appearances minimize the total effect.  In some ways, Connery could be perceived as having taken a dozen years off to reappear in the role and have therefore played it the longest.

We're living in a very different age.  Home and Internet video, repeats on cable TV, and franchising and long-running series (Batman and the like being reinvented every few years; The Simpsons and Family Guy running forever), allow for the time to pass without us being quite as conscious of it anymore.

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A bonus for some of us from the No Time to Die delay - we continue to be younger than the actor playing James Bond.  ajb007/martini

'I'm in no hurry... are you?'

"This is where we leave you Mr Bond."

Roger Moore 1927-2017