Priece Broson on Bond

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  1. BawanaRik

    BawanaRik Supporting Member

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    Mr Bronson has recently been quoted as not being a fan of his Bond performances.

    I've always like him. Although it hard to pick a best Bond.

    My personal "Bond" fav was an off brand Bond with Bronson playing the re-named Bond part. It was not a typical spy thriller

    It was called the Taylor Of Panama. While not part of the franchise or even technically a "bond" flick it's been my favorite Bond movie for a while.

    But hopefully there will be generations of Bond yet to come.
     
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    Brosnan was ok - he was mainly hampered by the scripts. 'Goldeneye' was great and it was downhill rapidly from there. I can handle 'Tomorrow Never Dies' but the rest of his Bond films were very mediocre. If I'm being kind.

    The best non-official 'Bond' film has to be 'Never Say Never Again'. Brilliant.

    I absolutely hate Roger Moore as Bond. No edge, whatsoever. Craig is an outstanding Bond.
     
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    While the original stories have been exhausted (I believe?), I'm sure they'll be remade at some point (for better or worse . . . for worse).

    Sean Connery is still my favourite bond, closely followed by Moore and Brosnan. Not sure which of those I'd pick, but I enjoyed the cheesy films they made. Brosnan maybe gets the edge because of Goldeneye, which was the Bond film that really grabbed me at the time, it was first new Bond film when I was a young lad and at the age where the secret agent stuff just seemed cool as hell :)

    Dalton and Craig have their perks too.
     
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    Would make a good poll. My fave would be the current one, Daniel Craig. Just the right amount of cool suaveness combined with cold blooded ruthlessness. My favorite character by far in the Le Carre books to movies was Alec Guiness as George Smiley. Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy used Gary Oldman as Smiley. He did a great job, the rest of "The Circus" was cast well too excepting Jerry Westerby who came across more as an accountant than the efficient albeit tragically/fatally emotionally faulted agent from The Honourable Schoolboy. Brosnan would have been much better in that role as well.
     
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    They could have chosen Norfolk.
     
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    I have to say I like Craig in the role. It's become more complex.

    I will miss Judy Densch.
     
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    Or Cumbria.
     
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    Bronson = Brosnan
    Densch = Dench

    ;)
     
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    I'd have liked to see the twist of Newcastle - whyaye man!
     
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    Oh man, I LOVE Roger Moore! And to completely confound things, I can't be doing with Daniel Craig as Bond.
     
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    I can't stand Brosnan as Bond - there's this smug self-satisfied vibe I get from him that just completely turns me off. My favorites are Connery and Craig.
     
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    Roger Moore: Old and frail when he took the role, only to get older and more frail as each movie got more disappointing and cheesy
    Connery: The best, until...
    Craig: The most physical of all Bonds, and gives Connery a serious run for it
    Brosnan? Too pretty, and didn't fill a suit very well.
     
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    Take what I say as an observation, nothing more.

    I tend to find that those that 'grew up' with Moore as bond tend to like him a lot more than those that didn't. I just found him very smarmy and unfunny - there are a couple of good films in there and the Lotus Esprit was a brilliant bond car.

    I just like the grittiness of Craig. 'Quantum of Solace' was terrible but I really enjoy the other two.
     
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    +1

    The desert scene was interminable.
     
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    Haha no worries...the great 'best Bond?' debate has been around for decades!
     
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    There's loads of technology in Norfolk. It's just all in Stephen Fry's house.
     
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    I get what you're saying , if he re-did the bond films as he did TTOP ,the bond films would have benefited greatly.

    Maybe that's what Pierce is feeling?
     
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    Agree with you on Craig but Moore's over-camp[and the scripts] ruined the fantasy for me.
     

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