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Such a sad loss, RIP Sean

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I’ll never forget the thrill of seeing the movie posters featuring the words “Sean Connery IS James Bond!” Indeed! RIP Sir Sean.

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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Number24 wrote:

I'll be disapointed if the end titles of NTTD doesn't include a "in memory of" for both Roger Moore and Sean Connery.

By the time NTTD is released, George Lazenby himself may have died too.

Very sad news. You only live twice - once when you are born and once when you look death in the face.

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RIP Sir Sean Connery

A true legend.
How the hell do we get those diamonds down again?

Critics and material I don't need. I haven't changed my act in 49 years.

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RIP Sir Sean. The original and best Bond and my hero.

The name's Bond_James_Bond

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I posted this in the other thread, but seemed appropriate to put it here, as well.  Plus I added a picture from 1984.

Sean Connery changed my life.

When I was nine, my Mom and Stepdad asked me what I wanted to do for my birthday. Now, having your birthday in the first week of February well and truly sucks; it’s always freezing and miserable. Still, it took me all of a second and a half to answer.

“I want to see Diamonds Are Forever at the Woods Theater.”

And that’s exactly what we did, braving the freezing-cold winds of the Loop to make our way to the Woods Theater, the last of the grand movie palaces in Chicago at the corner of Dearborn and Randolph.

I remember getting there nice and early so we could get the best seats - in the middle, about 1/3 of the way up from the front. And, for the next two hours I got to see the most larger-than-life character in movie history being portrayed by the most perfect actor to ever portray him, on a screen three times as big as our house.

Sean Connery as James Bond was (along with Ernie Banks) my first hero. He was smart. He was cool. He was tough. He was graceful. And he could wear the hell out of a tuxedo no matter how exotic the location. To a kid living in a small, rural town at the farthest edge of the suburbs, Sean Connery made me want to see as much of the world as possible. Thanks to my chosen profession, I’ve been lucky enough to see a great deal of it. And, whenever I’ve been overseas, from London to Rome to Tangier to Cape Town to Hong Kong, I’ve always thought of Mr. Connery as I’ve walked their streets.

When I was a kid, I learned how to kiss watching him in Goldfinger on the ABC Sunday Night Movie. I stood in front of the bathroom mirror trying to teach myself how to raise a single eyebrow like only he could. I ended up perfecting it with my right eyebrow, but I never could get the left one to go up independently. I learned to tough things out - I always pretended my poor dentist was Blofeld and I would refuse to give him the satisfaction of knowing that something hurt. And, from my early 20’s until today, I have always, always owned a tuxedo.

Of course, I eventually had to unlearn a lot of the things I learned from Bond movies: a whole lot of sexism, a dash of racism, and that jumping from a great height into a small body of water (in my case, from nearly 30 feet up in a tree into a 3-foot deep, above-ground pool in Ray Murray’s parents’ backyard) is something best left to MI6 operatives and/or their stuntmen.

But the one thing I never outgrew was my love of Sean Connery. Every time I’d go to see him in a film, part of me would still be that eight-year old kid, wide-eyed in the middle of the theater, hanging on every word.

The Man Who Would Be King, The Hunt for Red October, Finding Forrester, The Rock, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade, and The Untouchables, to name just a few. I can give you at least three quotes from every movie, as I’m sure many of you can, too.

And now he’s gone. Nobody lives forever, which, while sounding like a Bond movie title, is, in fact, a sad truth. But, for as long as there is film, Sean Connery will always be alive to me.

So, thanks for all those films, Mr. Connery. And thanks for changing my life.
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I read somewhere that he had been in poor health for some time, does anyone know what the cause of death was?

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I still haven't processed his death. More than anything for me, he has been a style inspiration. Maybe I should really credit Terence Young for that, but Connery wore the clothes, and he usually wore them very well. I've spent half my life trying to figure out why he usually looked so amazing as Bond (it's only half because he was Sean Connery).

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Sean Connery is the 3rd favorite Bond after Timothy Dalton and Roger Moore.

Thankful that the new Bond film NTTD was delayed until April 2021.

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ErnieCuneo wrote:

possible. Thanks to my chosen profession, I’ve been lucky enough to see a great deal of it. And, whenever I’ve been overseas, from London to Rome to Tangier to Cape Town to Hong Kong, I’ve always thought of Mr. Connery as I’ve walked their streets.
When I was a kid, I learned how to kiss watching him in Goldfinger on the ABC Sunday Night Movie. I stood in front of the bathroom

This is a great tribute to Sir Sean. Thanks for sharing it.  ajb007/martini

"Felix Leiter, a brother from Langley."

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bosoxfan wrote:

I read somewhere that he had been in poor health for some time, does anyone know what the cause of death was?


He had been sick for a long time. He died in his sleep and didn’t suffer.

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By the way, does anyone know if Naomie Harris ever talked about Sean ?

I have the feeling that many young actors of the series don’t really care about the classic Connery era. They never mention it. Can anyone here find an interview with Harris or Ben Wishaw pronouncing the two words « Sean Connery » ?

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There's a great thread on Twitter by a couple of guys who worked with Connery on a script. After they'd finalized, the director wanted to get involved in one scene in particular.

"Sean asks the director how he's planning to shoot it. Director says "I'll use movie magic." You could hear the silent anger on Sean's end of the phone. "I started making movies before your daddy started pleasuring himself. I want to know, shot by shot, how you will execute this?"

Somehow, that's how I always envisioned Sean Connery.

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Gala Brand wrote:

There's a great thread on Twitter by a couple of guys who worked with Connery on a script. After they'd finalized, the director wanted to get involved in one scene in particular.

"Sean asks the director how he's planning to shoot it. Director says "I'll use movie magic." You could hear the silent anger on Sean's end of the phone. "I started making movies before your daddy started pleasuring himself. I want to know, shot by shot, how you will execute this?"

Somehow, that's how I always envisioned Sean Connery.

That’s an amazing story. It demonstrates that if Connery became a partner in the Bond series like he wanted, he would have put in the work. He had the power to get whatever he wanted. The best part is how he handled customs in the Bahamas!

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My condolences to Mr Connery's family.

I am no expert on 007 and do not pretend to be, but I think that if any other actor other than Sean Connery had taken the role of James Bond in the first film, I believe the series would not have been the success they were.

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Very sad to hear of the death of the legendary and iconic Sir Sean Connery aged 90. Along with Terence Young he helped to create the template for the Bond film character in Dr. No and started in motion a series of films still being made nearly 60 years later. Connery was the first actor to illuminate Ian Fleming's "silhouette man" on the big screen and the other Bonds that followed Connery's lead either emulated him or tried to differ somewhat from his original approach to the Bond character.

Condolences to his family and friends at this sad time.

Last edited by Silhouette Man (2nd Nov 2020 18:56)

"The tough man of the world. The secret agent. The man who was only a silhouette." - Ian Fleming, Moonraker (1955).

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To me, Bond actors are like Presidents, of course with no term limits!

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With all of the actors who've portrayed Bond, my favourite movie of theirs is a Bond movie, except Sean. To the other actors, Bond was a target to shoot for. Connery created Bond onscreen, then used it as a springboard for a most amazing acting career.
So, here's my list, in honour of Sir Sean:
Favourite overall movie: Outland
Favourite Bond: Goldfinger
Favourite almost-Bond: The Rock
Favourite quirky character movie: Highlander
Favourite Dad movie: Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
Favourite comedy: A Fine Madness
His actual best movie (and this is just my opinion): The Hill

Last edited by chrisisall (3rd Nov 2020 03:04)

Dalton & Connery rule. Brozz was cool. Craig is too.
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chrisisall wrote:

With all of the actors who've portrayed Bond, my favourite movie of theirs is a Bond movie, except Sean. To the other actors, Bond was a target to shoot for. Connery created Bond onscreen, then used it as a springboard for a most amazing acting career.
So, here's my list, in honour of Sir Sean:
Favourite overall movie: Outland
Favourite Bond: Goldfinger
Favourite almost-Bond: The Rock
Favourite quirky character movie: Highlander
Favourite Dad movie: Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade
Favourite comedy: A Fine Madness
His actual best movie (and this is just my opinion): The Hill

About his actual best movie, I believe it's the opinion of many people. Good taste my friend !

If I had to pick only two films out, it would be The Hill and The Offence. Two masterpieces directed by the great Sidney Lumet and dealing with moral issues that are still relevant nowadays. In both of them, I admire the complexity of the character and the duality he suffers from, with the consequences we know. Sean's performance in The Offence is simply oustanding. That's what I call genuine acting !

By the way, nobody here answered my previous post about the new generation of actors involved in Bond films (Naomie Harris and Ben Wishaw for instance) and the fact they never mention the classic Connery era when they talk about James Bond in general, like if there was nothing before the DC movies.

Does anayone know if NH ever talked about Lois Maxwell to compare with her own vision of Moneypenny ?
If anybody here could give me a link to an article or an interview dealing with this topic, I'd appreciate a lot because it's something I have been wondering for a long time and I've found nothing so far. Thx !

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A cartoon script writer had met many celebs but when he met Connery at Bahamas hair dresser he acted like a little kid getting xmas presents......they chatted for ten mins or so

RIP mr Connery and respect  ajb007/frown

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RIP Sir Sean.

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