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Vale Sean Connery

1 Nov 2020  #1

Absolute Legend. My childhood memories are filled with watching James Bond movies + In the Name of The Rose and others dailymail.co.uk/news/article-8900461/Sir-Sean-Connerys-career-pictures-1950s-noughties-007-icons-notable-roles.html

1 Nov 2020  #2

Nope, I never liked him as James Bond - too stiff, too cold, too serious - his Bond seemed like a cyborg. Roger Moore was much more human-like through his sense of humour, amusing irony and self -distance.

1 Nov 2020  #3

That is what the the Ian Flemming books were, Bond was a killer, an alcoholic who was bitter about his job. I like Roger Moore too but he was cold as **** in some films, like For Your Eyes Only youtu.be/dUdiVbxoWVw?t=78

1 Nov 2020  #4

And that`s why I never read any of them, apart from excerpts in the textbooks I was using in class. When I wanted to read a story about a cold killer, I reached for Terminator - and I actually read the second book - the Judgement Day.

1 Nov 2020  #5

That is what the the Ian Flemming books were, Bond was a killer, an alcoholic who was bitter about his job.

They're of their time and genre. At least he (in the books) was a highly educated and cultured person. And at least the books and film adaptations made Celia Johnson's family rich beyond avarice.

I'm of the generation who thinks of Roger Moore as Bond (though not The Saint) rather than Connery as Bond (and Moore as The Saint).

He was a fine actor, especially in The Man Who Would Be King.

1 Nov 2020  #6

Absolute Legend.

Have to agree with you there. I still consider him to be the best Bond. Couldn't take to Roger Moore in that role at all. Loved many of his films.

11 Dec 2020  #7

Have tried to envision Dick Burton in the identical role. He certainly had the raw virility for the part, yet somehow Connery captured our hearts. I still feel Burton had the better diction:-)

Vesko Vukovic
11 Dec 2020  #8

Perhaps the best Bond overall, Goldfinger is in my top 3 Bond movies, he is ingenious as the father of Indiana Jones, Untouchables, a handsome face whenever he appears, there is practically no bad movie, at least I haven't watched it.

One of the few actors that doesn't have a bad movie. A lot of great actors have sold out (maybe it sounds rough, I have no idea) so they filmed everything and anything.

To someone like me, who, among other things, chooses films by the names of actors, directors, his name meant quality.

RIP one of the greatest...

11 Dec 2020  #9

Gert Frobe's ultra-sinister performance wasn't too shabby either:-)

11 Dec 2020  #10

RIP one of the greatest...

He was a real prick when he came to visit Sanibel Island, FL back in the 1990s when I worked at this resort. He demanded everyone addressed him as Mr. Connery or he would throw a big hissy fit. None of the staff liked him, lousy tipper and F his helicopter:)

12 Dec 2020  #11

I too heard he could be rough on the set, especially to subordinates. On the other hand, Burton was known as a particularly fearsome and violent drunk!

12 Dec 2020  #12

would throw a big hissy fit.

My mother in law dated him for a while just as he was getting started, he would get very angry and wasn't very nice to her.

12 Dec 2020  #13

Surprise, surprise.

12 Dec 2020  #14

, he would get very angry

Its that pompous elitist attitude. Reminds of those Royal Aholes we cant stand over here.

12 Dec 2020  #15

Its that pompous elitist attitude

No he was none of the above , he grew up in a ******** tenement there was no bed so his mum kept him in the bottom drawer of a cupboard.

He started working at the age of 9 to help support his family and left school at the age of thirteen, joined the navy at 16

Proper working class he was.

12 Dec 2020  #16

Well, the Welsh Hamlet, orignally chosen to play J.B. was one of thirteen, leaving formal schooling to help out his dad in the mines. Impeccably proletarian pedigree as well, I'd say.

13 Dec 2020  #17

Burton was known

He was a great actor, his best work was with John Hurt in the classic remade of Orwells 1984. More relevant now than ever. Im sure your happy though.

13 Dec 2020  #18

Oh, now don't get me wrong, Joker, he was one of the all time greats.

13 Dec 2020  #19

In the end, we focused on Connery's incredibly death-defying stunt work rather than that magnificent, inimitible voice and those striking cobalt blue eyes of Burton.

johnny reb
13 Dec 2020  #20

Medicine Man was my favorite.
Believable suspense.

13 Dec 2020  #21

How about "The Man Who Would Be King"?

14 Dec 2020  #22

The Hunt for Red October was good.

14 Dec 2020  #23

Wasn't bad, but still he'll always remain OO7 - for Crown & Country. Also, never trusted him doing European accents in his roles as in October. But that's only me.

14 Dec 2020  #24

He demanded everyone addressed him as Mr. Connery

Then it means he adopted the assholish attitude of the book Bond . Read this exerpt which always makes me laugh when we do it in one of our final exam textbooks.

14 Dec 2020  #25

Then it means he adopted the assholish attitude of the book Bond

And that is why I never liked Connery`s Bond. Those "self-ironic" actors were much funnier.

14 Dec 2020  #26

For instance?

14 Dec 2020  #27

Check the second post in this thread. :):)

Plus, Pierce Brosnan was also like that.

14 Dec 2020  #28

Where would you place George Lazenby or David Niven? Could you have imagined Richard Burton as James Bond? You're talking Brosnan, how about Dame Judi as M?

14 Dec 2020  #29

Sorry, I wouldn`t place them anywhere coz I hardly know their performances. I didn`t watch their films at all. It was in 1980s when VHS home-made copies of Bond films became an object of desire for lucky owners of video players. I didn`t have one so I paid visits to my elder sister or mates who did.

Do you remember who played Bond in 1980s????

14 Dec 2020  #30

Lazenby, I think.

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