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Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: RAMd®d
Date: September 18, 2021 10:12PM
I just finished watching Being James Bond, a documentary I suppose, about Daniel Craig and his tenure as 007.

As a big Bond fan since the paperbacks and Dr. No, I thought the show was terrific.

There was a lot of interesting behind the scenes stuff of which I had no idea.

I'm going to watch Craig's first four Bond movies, as I'm stoked all over again.

Of the four, my favorite is Casino Royal.

Knowing nothing of Craig, my expectations were neutral to slightly negative, mainly because Connery was the only Bond, and everybody since just poseurs.

Do say I wasn't a fan of any of them is an understatement.

Though, if I'm honest, after later viewings of On Her Majesty's Secret Service I appreciated Lazenby a lot more.

Diana Rygg had more than a little to do with that, though.

Anyway, if one is a Bond fan, this is worth watching.

I have no idea how could replace Craig and do what he did — own the Role.

Damon is a great Bourne, but no Bond.





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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: Cary
Date: September 18, 2021 10:36PM
I'm a big Bond fan. I agree that Connery is the gold standard.

Daniel Craig has been great.

I liked Pierce Brosnan - didn't think I would.

Roger Moore was stuck in an era of comic book-like scripts, along with coming to the role at too old an age.

Timothy Dalton was wooden.

Made by was a tough watch.

David Niven was funny.



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 09/19/2021 06:26PM by Cary.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 18, 2021 11:11PM
Daniel was the only one that I believed could kick the crap out of anyone. However, in Casino Royale, the cane chair scenes proved he was/is still a human. I think they did them VERY well.



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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: pdq
Date: September 19, 2021 10:08AM
Yeah, honestly, I think Craig is the best Bond, even besting Connery.

Don’t hate me.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: S. Pupp
Date: September 19, 2021 10:25AM
Sean Connery’s Bond was a 1960’s superhero, unaffected emotionally by all the traumatic events he was involved in.
Daniel Craig’s Bond was very human, and far more realistic.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: N-OS X-tasy!
Date: September 19, 2021 11:37AM
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pdq
Yeah, honestly, I think Craig is the best Bond, even besting Connery.

Don’t hate me.

Right there with you.



It is what it is.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: testcase
Date: September 19, 2021 01:21PM
Sean Connery set the bar HIGH and, was my favorite Bond. I happened to like George Lazenby and would have liked to see him in other Bond movies. Apparently, George was NOT going to cooperate with the studio and, in my opinion, he lost what would probably have been a VERY lucrative deal. Brosnan would be my next favorite with Timothy Dalton being my LEAST favorite Bond.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 19, 2021 01:27PM
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pdq
Yeah, honestly, I think Craig is the best Bond, even besting Connery.

Don’t hate me.

agree smiley

Connery was the standard... until Craig.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: DeusxMac
Date: September 19, 2021 01:30PM
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S. Pupp
Daniel Craig’s Bond was very human, and far more realistic.

agree smiley with this also. Craig's Bond character knows none of it is fun, nor a joke.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: Ombligo
Date: September 19, 2021 02:16PM
What? no love for David Niven.



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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: Lemon Drop
Date: September 19, 2021 02:25PM
Adding Judi Dench was genius.

Agree on Daniel Craig.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: Cary
Date: September 19, 2021 09:17PM
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Ombligo
What? no love for David Niven.

Mentioned above.
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Re: Being Bond. James Bond.
Posted by: Racer X
Date: September 20, 2021 06:11PM
There was a Hulu documentary in 2017, Becoming Bond, about George Lazenby. He had REAL potential. But blew it.



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