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Your favorite James Bond

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Alphans
Connery because he set the template and Craig for bringing some genuine believable character to the role.
 

Mike Delamar

Alphans
Connery, favourite film from russia with love.



Mike
 
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JMChladek

Alphans
Of the Bonds, I probably go again with the "first one is favorite" trend and go with Moore, but Connery is a close second. Reason being is even if you ignore the gadget silliness that began to overshadow the stories, Moore played Bond the way I figure a mature agent/assassin might be played, usually with his feelings in check and maybe only letting things peak out to defuse the tension. His discussion with Scaramunga in "Golden Gun" about why he kills and why he is different from the former trick shooter I consider a highlight and nice insight into the character.

Craig I also list as a favorite, but for different reasons from Moore. Reason being is Craig's portrayal of Bond is as the new kid on the block who seems to try a bit too much to prove he is the best and carnage tends to be the result. He hasn't had the seasoning of many missions under his belt in MI6 to take the edge off. He literally is a loose cannon and it comes off beautifully. The Bond/Matthies dynamic in both CR and QoS I liken to the pupil learning the trade from the master, although we aren't talking the killing and carnage trade (Bond has that down) but rather the spy trade of knowing when to intervene and knowing when the stand pat and let the circumstances play out.

As for my favorite Bond film, well it is Moonraker, but not because it is a Bond film. I like it for the gratuitous shuttle model action and orbital carnage from Derek Meddings. But it did have some things going for it as a Bond film. First, it showed just how dangerous space was in its "Thunderball" inspired trademark fight scene between the US Marines and Hugo Drax's men (those firing at each other might as well have been wearing Red shirts from Star Trek). Plus, in terms of maniacal villain plans to conquer the world, Drax actually had a plan that was fully thought out. He would gas the world's population with a nerve gas that would kill humans, but leave nature and animals alive, thereby preserving the balance of nature. It made perfect sense to me. The idiot Stromberg in Spy Who Loved me didn't think about how a nuclear war might end up poisoning the oceans just as bad as the land. Then with Spectre doing their extortion crap, they were really playing with fire and world destruction in "You Only Live Twice" as there wouldn't have been much of a world left for Red China after the US and USSR had gone to war.

Favorite "Bond" film to me would be "For Your Eyes Only" as it played out like a spy thriller. The goal was small and the prize was a decoder, not saving the world. But it was still a lot of fun. Favorite Connery film would be "You Only Live Twice" but for reasons similar to Moonraker. Excluding that, Goldfinger would be the top one.

As for worst Bond film of them all, A View to a Kill (you had to ask).
 
Favorite Bond is Sean Connery, of course. I like Roger Moore as an actor, but not as 007. Sometimes Moore is Less!

Timothy Dalton was a great Bond in two bad movies - The Living Daylights was a Moore film and Licence to Kill looked like an American TV movie.

Pierce Brosnan was a nice mix of Connery and Moore.

George Lazenby was a Lazy B.

Daniel Craig is a Bond for the Noughties - he's growing on me.
 

Steve Gerard

Alphans
Favorite Bond is Sean Connery, of course. I like Roger Moore as an actor, but not as 007. Sometimes Moore is Less!

Timothy Dalton was a great Bond in two bad movies - The Living Daylights was a Moore film and Licence to Kill looked like an American TV movie.

Pierce Brosnan was a nice mix of Connery and Moore.

George Lazenby was a Lazy B.

Daniel Craig is a Bond for the Noughties - he's growing on me.

Sound right to me.:toff::cheers:
 

nivektunk

Alphans
I agree with Chris, Connery is the template for Daniel Craig. As a man who has read the Fleming books all at least 3-4 times, I believe Craig's portrayal is closest to Ian Fleming's Bond. Timothy Dalton could have been the best, but script for "Living Daylights" killed his chances. Roger Moore did about 2 movies too many. He is what was needed during the mid 70's to keep the franchise going, but played the character too campy for my liking. Not to say I didn't enjoy the movies(maybe except "Octopussy"). He did have his shining moments though. Pierce Brosnan was enjoyable, but I believe if left to continue, would have gone down a "Moorish" type path and become campy also. I would have liked George Lazenby to have done at least one more movie as I thought he had potential. So to sum up for me, Sean Connery as the original, was my favorite, Daniel Craig is the most believable and what I believe Ian Fleming intended Bond to be, a VERY close second. Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan next followed by a young Roger Moore and the short lived George Lazenby. Sorry, David Niven and the original "Casino Royale" don't make my list. And for the record, I know poker was the in thing at the time, but Craig's "Royale" should still have been done with baccarat, not poker.
Cheers,
Kevin
 

brenG

Alphans
Dalton - Deadly serious, just like you would imagine a real 007 to be. Really added some steel to the character - out of them all, the least one I would like to meet in a dark alley.
 

Bronwyn

Alphans
I love Daniel Craig:) Sean Connery and I thought the George Lazenby bond was really good ;) sad though, I can't watch Roger Moores bonds, good in The Saint but A View to a Kill was one bond too many.
 

Bronwyn

Alphans
Favorite Bond is Sean Connery, of course. I like Roger Moore as an actor, but not as 007. Sometimes Moore is Less!

Timothy Dalton was a great Bond in two bad movies - The Living Daylights was a Moore film and Licence to Kill looked like an American TV movie.

Pierce Brosnan was a nice mix of Connery and Moore.

George Lazenby was a Lazy B.

Daniel Craig is a Bond for the Noughties - he's growing on me.

I agree Roger Moore is a good actor but I thought there were 2 bonds films which I couldn't bear to watch. Pierce Brosnan hmm.. I liked Die another Day and I completely forgot about Timothy Dalton, did he do just one?
 

Tefier

Alphans
Has to be my first bond, Moore. It used to be part of the summer holiday to go and watch the latest. The Spy who loved me, and Moonraker being particular favorites.

Having said that they are all very watchable.
 

Steve Gerard

Alphans
Has to be my first bond, Moore. It used to be part of the summer holiday to go and watch the latest. The Spy who loved me, and Moonraker being particular favorites.

Having said that they are all very watchable.

Yes, Summer Bond films...I agree with your Moore Bond films.:thumbup:
 

aggiev

Alphans
I agree with Chris, Connery is the template for Daniel Craig. As a man who has read the Fleming books all at least 3-4 times, I believe Craig's portrayal is closest to Ian Fleming's Bond. Timothy Dalton could have been the best, but script for "Living Daylights" killed his chances. Roger Moore did about 2 movies too many. He is what was needed during the mid 70's to keep the franchise going, but played the character too campy for my liking. Not to say I didn't enjoy the movies(maybe except "Octopussy"). He did have his shining moments though. Pierce Brosnan was enjoyable, but I believe if left to continue, would have gone down a "Moorish" type path and become campy also. I would have liked George Lazenby to have done at least one more movie as I thought he had potential. So to sum up for me, Sean Connery as the original, was my favorite, Daniel Craig is the most believable and what I believe Ian Fleming intended Bond to be, a VERY close second. Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan next followed by a young Roger Moore and the short lived George Lazenby. Sorry, David Niven and the original "Casino Royale" don't make my list. And for the record, I know poker was the in thing at the time, but Craig's "Royale" should still have been done with baccarat, not poker.
Cheers,
Kevin

I don't get this Craig is Fleming's Bond stuff at all...he's a generic action hero with nothing of Fleming's character in him..Jack Bauer wannabe
 

aggiev

Alphans
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Connery is magnificent ... but since I like the books, I like Dalton's Bond just as much.

Brosnan gets bad press, but he really tried, just didn't have any material to support him.

Craig should be playing M's Chief of Staff or Felix Leiter (AFTER the shark got him) or a thug, he has no business playing Bond.
Good actor, but absolutely the wrong choice in terms of appearance, the worst major casting in ALL of movie history in my view
(yeah, I know that is covering a lot of ground.)
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Connery,Dalton and Craig are my favourites, but Moore is good in his own "Adam West Batman " style of performance,camp,funny and serious all at the same time.
 

Dunc1

Alphans
I think all the Bonds, including George Lazenby have been great. My favourite Bond is Roger Moore because he was fun. The Spy Who Loved Me is my favourite movie. It is a great script which incorporates a couple of ideas from Gerry's Moonraker script. The other Anderson links are Derek Meddings' special effects (the tanker blowing up is straight out of Thunderbirds) and Shane Rimmer in a really enjoyable performance as the captain of the American submarine. When I went to see it in the cinema, I recognised Scott immediatly and the audience just loved it. Terrific stuff.
 
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