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Stirred?

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Stirred?

SWMBO is watching "The Spy Who Loved Me" on ITV, I'm trying very hard not to. Can anyone tell me what the attraction of the early 007 films was? (I never much liked them Connery or Moore, didn't mind Pierce Brosnan so much) until Daniel Craig came along. Lets face it Roger Moore couldn't act his way out of a paper bag, eye candy for the ladies I suppose.
I claim never to have seen a Bond film right through until Casion Royale. I couldn't make much sense out of Quantum of Solace either.
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Re: Stirred?

Well, I haven't watched them for a good few years but I remember seeing them in the very early days at our local flea pit.
Going to the pictures was very exciting then and I thoroughly enjoyed the outing.
I'm no great fan of Sean Connery as I think his politics are a bit naff but I consider him to be the best 007.
Haven't been watching the film this afternoon as I have been busy trying to set up my Ubuntu installation again (don't ask!).  Sad
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Re: Stirred?

I think they provided us with a little escapism.  Certainly the special effects were good and who can forget Ursula Andress coming out of the sea Cool
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Re: Stirred?

I also thought that David Niven was good in Casino Royal, but did like the original films that were based on the pen of Ian Flemming
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Re: Stirred?

Bond films always appeared to me to be very very "far fetched" ..... though I haven`t watched any of them for longer than 5 minutes..... same goes for coronation street.  Cheesy
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Never liked the Sean Connery films, Roger Moore IMO is still the best.
A friend years ago said he met Pierce Brosnan at a filming location in London. I won't repeat what he said happened but it put me off him a bit. Admittedly he's a great JB though.
As for Daniel Craig... I didn't like him to start with. Now admittedly I thought Casino Royale was a load of tripe but in the next film (so good I can't even remember its name) I did at least think he'd done a better job. I'm reserving judgement however until the 3rd DC JB film is out.
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I always thought the most interesting thing about Bond movies was that Patrick McGoohan had the good sense to turn the role down
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My first Bond film was "Goldfinger" and I was hooked (Roger Moore was my least favourite Bond, btw). Back then, I suppose I might have been considered what is now called a "geek"; I loved all the gadgetry. Viewing the films again, with the advantage of miniaturisation and advances in electronics, I'm astonished at how outdated they have become. Sat-nav and tracking devices in the 1960's? Come now, Mr Bond!  Shocked
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I was a kid when Roger Moore and Sean Connery were playing Bond, and as a kid, into playing soldiers, the spy stuff gave us another game to play. Since growing up, I never watch any the Bond films (old or new) I just don't like them at all, they were fine as a kid though Smiley
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The first Bond I saw at the Cinema was Live & Let Die and Moore became my favourite. It stayed that way till Dalton who, contrary to critism., I found to be more believable.
I have seen every Bond at its West End opening night with my dad since For Your Eyes only. I now feel that Connery is the definitive Bond but the others have done their part well just that Moore stayed too long, Dalton wasn'ty really given a chance and Brosnan was let down particularly in Die Another Day with a poor script and too many gimmicks. Even Lazenby added something even if, to some, it was the return of Connery Smiley
As for Craig, well my mother has never liked the Bond franchise with 'every movie ending in a big warehouse' but, suddenly, she'll sit there glued to Craig Smiley

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