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Sean Connery, 90. RIP

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Posted on October 31, 2020 at 08:26:17
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"Connery was offered the role of Gandalf in The Lord of the Rings series but declined it, claiming he didn't understand the script.[75] Connery was reportedly offered $30 million along with 15 percent of the worldwide box office receipts for the role, which - had he accepted - would have earned him $450 million.[76][77] Connery also turned down the opportunity to appear as the Architect in The Matrix trilogy for similar reasons.[78] Connery's disillusionment with the "idiots now making films in Hollywood" was cited as a reason for his eventual decision to retire from film-making."


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    Moneypenny wasn't his thing, after all... nt, posted on October 31, 2020 at 08:48:04
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    He was good in The Longest Day and The Man Who Would be King. Nt, posted on October 31, 2020 at 08:56:33
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    RE: He was good in The Longest Day and The Man Who Would be King. Nt, posted on October 31, 2020 at 09:36:01
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    ZARDOZ!

     

    A very interesting man, from truck driver to knight., posted on October 31, 2020 at 09:44:33
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    He grew up in Edinburgh and did time in the Royal Navy. Connery lived a common life before the roles came. He was quoted once as saying, I've been poor before, and would rather not be again.

    I always have a soft spot for Scotland and everything attached. He always loved Scotland. Never a bad word about it.

    Many great roles; the Bond thing was always his shadow.

     

    Craig is best Bond. *, posted on October 31, 2020 at 10:36:10
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    RE: He was good in The Longest Day and The Man Who Would be King. Nt, posted on October 31, 2020 at 10:56:45
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    Yeppers! The Untouchables, The Name of the Rose, too

     

    RE: Craig is best Bond. *, posted on October 31, 2020 at 10:58:21
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    Lots of opinion on this, so I won't Argue, but note that IIRC, the Bond of the novels was from a working class upbringing. The Connery characterization was VERY urbane and 'Saville Row' sophisticated.
    Too much is never enough

     

    Not my favorite Bond, I much prefer Brosnan or Craig... , posted on October 31, 2020 at 11:00:20
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    Connery was great in The Untouchables, Indiana Jones #3 and Darby O'Gill to name a few. RIP Sir Connery....

     

    +1,000! [nt], posted on October 31, 2020 at 11:28:10
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    Connery in Dr No, brutal, killed without compunction., posted on October 31, 2020 at 11:55:30
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    My Fav Bond movie.
    Brosnan had good opening escape scenes.

     

    RE: +1,000! [nt], posted on October 31, 2020 at 11:55:54
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    well bless your little sci-fi heart CFL

    how the hell did that thing fly?

    there were some mighty 'hand waves' going on there

    regards,

     

    Watched Sydney Lumet's The Offense a couple weeks ago..., posted on October 31, 2020 at 12:41:09
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    thought I'd seen all his "great" films and all Connery's great films, and not top tier (which Lumet
    defined with many of his films) but VERY worthy.

    VERY British (filmed in Jolly Olde) for someone as American as Lumet.

    Connery was FANTASTIC!!!!!

    He was nothing less than solid in all his roles, and frequently brilliant - a great blend
    of wit, strength, brains and brawn and charm. Period pieces or "Finding Forrester".

    He was the best Bond, James Bond... and a whole lot more.

    Rest in Peace and thanks for being one helluva movie star AND actor.


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    Double down on, "Zardoz!" nt, posted on October 31, 2020 at 13:02:30
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    The best opening escape scene goes to Roger Moore, posted on November 1, 2020 at 03:52:58
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    The Spy Who Loved Me

     

    +1 Plus Roger Moore was an excellent James Bond in his own right. Nt, posted on November 1, 2020 at 05:38:28
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    RE: Sean Connery, 90. RIP, posted on November 1, 2020 at 08:56:08
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    My favorite Bond and a A list actor. I also like Craig as Bond, but all the current Bond films are glorified kill fests and full of special effects.The Connery Bond films were more character driven. RIP


     

    Roger Moore's Bond movies were a bit Campy for me. nt, posted on November 2, 2020 at 07:23:12
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    RE: The best opening escape scene goes to Roger Moore, posted on November 2, 2020 at 21:40:44
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    What did Roger Moore do?

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    RE: The best opening escape scene goes to Roger Moore, posted on November 3, 2020 at 04:13:17
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    I dont think Roger Moore......, posted on November 4, 2020 at 18:50:59
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    did all that skiing. Perhaps some past Olympic gold medalist did it for him.

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    RE: Craig is best Bond. *, posted on November 4, 2020 at 18:54:34
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    I think Connery was the Seville Row fantasy of the working class. Craig is one better in that regard.

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    Every One Knows that Roger Moore......, posted on November 5, 2020 at 03:23:46
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    did NOT do the ski jump in the movie (The Spy Who Loved Me ). The stunt was performed by Rick Sylvester. Moore was the Bond for the movie and is associated with the scene. But he did not perform the stunt. Just like he and the other Bond actors don't perform most of the stunts in the James Bond movies.

     

    RE: I dont think Roger Moore......, posted on November 5, 2020 at 04:16:24
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    Gee, ya think? I'm going to tell him you said that.

     

    RE: Craig is best Bond. *, posted on November 5, 2020 at 04:52:44
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    I don't think he's the best but I like him. I would like to see Idris Elba in the role. Jason Stathan would also be an interesting choice.


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    Prefer Lazenby's ski chase in OHMSS with Diana Rigg, posted on November 5, 2020 at 07:14:45
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    Far better music, too.








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    RE: Craig is best Bond. *, posted on November 5, 2020 at 16:53:21
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    I never understood the hoopla over having a female Jane Bond.

    I mean the movies are mostly about making money. So what they could have done or maybe should have done is to make a 2020 007 James Bond adventure and then in 2024 and 2028. Then in 2022 and 2026 and 2028 made a 006 Jane Bond series.

    It stands to reason there are several 00 agents so rather than piss off the Die hard fans who will instantly start ranting that it's SJW - just have a second 00 agent. Then the Bond fans won't be pissed off and you get more actions films in the series.

    And if it proves to be popular - they can crossover.

    I always like The Avengers Television show with Steed and Peel - but the Americans took over the film version at shat the bed with a dreadful pile of crap.

    A shame because having Connery as the bad guy, Ralph Fiennes as John Steed and Uma as Mrs. Peel I really looked forward to that. Eesh the writing.

     

    RE: Every One Knows that Roger Moore......, posted on November 6, 2020 at 04:08:58
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    Roger Moore and the other Bonds were not obviously foolish enough to act the stunt scenes. They have specialized in soft romantic scenes and taught us how to seduce spies. Connery was the best of the lot.

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    I pondered Jude Law . . . , posted on November 6, 2020 at 13:10:38
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    he has the style and class of Roger Moore, oops. Nevermind. Then I pondered Jonathan Rhys Myers: Ugly, mean, much depth, in the vain of Craig. I think making equality concessions in settled stories is inconceivable. Would you want Cuba Gooding playing Churchill?

     

    There were other 00's . . ., posted on November 6, 2020 at 13:22:06
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    and I'm not sure they ever crossed paths. The idea of reviving 007 as Jane Bond is enough to send me into the streets. But, as you suggest, 006 or 008 is a plausible extension. Craig's series highlight was "Casino Royale" and the other stories were "reaching" to a formula. So, the new girl would work with entirely new stories/plots developed in a less spectacular way (to my preference).

     

    RE: There were other 00's . . ., posted on November 6, 2020 at 19:27:12
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    Actually they dod have other 00 agents - in the Brosnan series the other 00 agent turned out ot be a bad guy (a double agent as it were) and in one of the early bond movies - I forget which but a 00 agent 008 or something was dressed as a clown and was running away from the bad guys and was shot and killed.

    Also consider how many times James Bond was dealing with a Russian or Asian agent who were their countries' top spy/agent. This there is a premise for females as "agents."

    I agree with the Bond die hards not to changed James to Jane in a 007 movie. But I am quite happy for a second series 006 Jane Bond. Different character and a different set of inuendos. The Avengers TV series in a lot of ways is better than the 007 movies because they had sexual tension and they played off each other very well. And that show began in black and white so I don't have to read the whiney little bitches in 2020 moaning about a female lead as an agent. The people who whine about SJWs are such crybaby snowflakes.

     

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