Discussion in 'The Rec Room (Sports and Entertainment)' started by Drac, Feb 27, 2009.
Sean Connery could play a needle at a hay convention and still be the coolest thing going.
Well, Sean Connery laid down the standard for the "movie" Bond for decades......
...But in the end I'm afraid I went with Daniel Craig because he was most like Fleming's "Book" Bond and I'm afraid the rule that the book is always better than the movie must never be questioned and to speak of such is sacrilege.
I only remember one quote from one Bond book, but it always stuck out for how unlike it the film Bonds always were.
One of the women says to Bond: "Why can't more men be less like you?"
But isn't that always the way in real life though, the ones, at least early on, who get all the women are the pricks.
Never liked the books...the writing style was too 'dated'. Sean all the way. I was predisposed to disliking Craig, as I really thought Gerard Butler would have been more of the type of Bond I like. But Craig did bring an interesting, cold killer to the role. HOwever, he strikes me as less British in temperament and build...and more Russian.
Agreed. Handsome as he was he did pull off the grittiness to make Bond an Icon on film. In "From Russia With Love" as he hunts his arch rival Blofeld he approaches one woman sunbathing, charms her up, snuggles and playfully teases her bikini top strap in the back then suddenly rips it off and wraps it around her neck, choking her and threatening to kill her if she doesn't talk. At the time that was pretty bold film making.
I can think of a couple of books (not Bond) where the film was quite better. But having read a couple of the orignal Bond novellas (Dr. No as a favorite) your statement is definitely spot on about better than film. Though the film did it's best to stick to the original story. Would've been cool if they managed a giant squid though. :uhyeah: (could've borrowed Disneys... LOL)
On that I have to say it's the women who are at fault. For some inexplicable reason they just LOVE pricks and shun the nice guys that they're always wishing for. Go figure.
Clive Owen would've been an interesting choice too!
I thought for sure he was going to follow Brosnan -- until his cameo in Pink Panther -- he was too perfect, now they'd never use his him!
It was funny, though.
Wake me when we get to the poll on Bond Girls.... I hear Jennifer Anacin wants to be one......
How did I miss this thread? I'm a crazy Bond fan ... wait, I must qualify, I'm a crazy literary James Bond fan. In in fact own every single Bond book ever published, Flemming, Markham (Amis), Gardner, Benson, Faulks, Higson. Seriously.
Anyways, the movies are good but the actor to come closest to Flemming's man was Timothy Dalton in my opinion. Craig's good but he leans too much towards the cruel side and less to the smooth side, Dalton balanced it well. Plus he was the right hight and had the right colored hair! Although Craig's face is go haggard I could almost imagine the scar on his cheek.
I haven't seen any of the latest Bond movies, so can't comment on those actors. Sean Connery is my favorite James Bond. Oh, and the last 3 digits of my employee ID number are 007.
I've been watching all the bond movies on my "on demand" demand service (Thanks Encore!)
Anyway, Sean Connery is my main pick. He helped set the paradigm...then, I gotta say Daniel Craig (bad @ss Bond) followed by Pierce Brosnan (ultra- cool bond). Never cared much for Dalton...maybe it was the scripts...but I just couldn't get behind him as Bond.
Sean Connery. You guys mean to say there are OTHER Bonds? Hmmmm... Didn't know that.
Several of my freinds and I were discussing how he looks like a beefy Putin...so I'm with ya on that last comment.
That said, though, I voted Craig because he was closer to the Bond I read in the few Bond books I've read, but I have to say it was a tough choice and Sean Connery was stepping on his heels.
A freind once noted, "I know women that would walk 500 miles just to hear Sean Connery read from a phone book."
If I were to judge solely on the movies, I would go with Sean Connery. I really like him in those movies. Then when I started to hear about all of the hype and controversy about picking Craig to be the new bond and the movie was more like the books. I went out and bought "Casino Royale" and read it. After I saw the movie, I think that Craig is alot more like Bond in the books so I would go with Craig as my overall pick.123
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