James Bond 25 - Speculation and Anticipation Thread*

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  1. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    I wasn't joking.
     
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  2. NickCarraway

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    Hey now, Dalton did voiceover work in one of the TinkerBell movies.
     
  3. SandAndGlass

    SandAndGlass Twilight Forum Resident

    Yea, George Lazenby left the franchise after appearing as James Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Seems he didn't want to be type case in the roll.

    As it turns out, that was something he didn't have to worry about.
     
  4. alexpop

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    Centennial.

    Mind you that was before.
     
  5. GregM

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    I knew him from Spielberg's Munich, which came out the year prior to Casino Royale. Really disliked Munich, although it wasn't Craig's fault, and his performance was good. My buddy recommended Layer Cake, but that didn't appeal to me either. I did like Defiance, although that came out after he was 007.
     
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  6. GentleSenator

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    he's had some very good roles since then. nothing huge, but he's more of a theatrical actor anyway i think. he was ace in "penny dreadful".
     
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  7. shokhead

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    And?
     
  8. alexpop

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    What if they skip Bond 25...move onto Bond 26, problem solved.
     
  9. No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to count!
     
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  10. alexpop

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    Bond 25 is dead in the water.
     
  11. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    you gotta respect him..100 million is no chump change! a strong willed man indeed!
     
  12. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Brosnan is my second to Connery! yes...
     
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  13. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    I liked it...; ) ah ha!
     
  14. Vidiot

    Vidiot Now in 4K HDR! Thread Starter

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    Brosnan is also a very nice man in real life. I worked peripherally on a documentary a few years ago about a Malibu performing arts theater that he supports, and he came in for an hour interview and was as nice, professional, and articulate as you could imagine. I was very surprised by how strong his Irish brogue comes across in person -- he definitely does not speak like the very-British James Bond. Brosnan got a raw deal from Eon Productions -- I think he was fully capable of doing at least two more films as Bond in his early 50s; he was only 52 when they replaced him with Daniel Craig.
     
  15. SandAndGlass

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    They had wanted to cast him at a much younger age when he was working in the TV series Remington Steele.

    I think this would have been a bad idea.

    He did not have that rugged edge and was too young looking and too associated with his TV personality at the time.

    That was just not working for me as a "james Bond" image.

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    Fortunately, the studio would not let him out of his contract and his James Bond career had to be put on hold for a number of years.

    I think this turned out to be a good thing and, with a little bit more age on him and the TV series in the past, he went on to play a good 007.
     
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  16. alexpop

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    He was mighty p he got the boot.
     
  17. Spaghettiows

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    Brosnan certainly deserved to go out with a better film than Die Another Day, which was a good film at the beginning, but in the second half it degenerated into absurd CGI orgy in that made Moonraker seem grounded in reality.

    And it was still a huge worldwide hit!!
     
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  18. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    Agree totally...
     
  19. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    the time he was James Bond was good enough for me...I am a fan of Brosnan and quite enjoyed his out of Bond movies!
     
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  20. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    thanks for sharing...I think he did fine after Bond.
     
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  21. Vidiot

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    Brosnan is happy with his life and family and reconciled with the political and economic issues he had with the Broccoli family and the Bond producers. I think one problem is that he had worked his way up to an extremely high pay scale (he got more than $15M for the role), and the studio was unnerved about an actor's salary and percentage going sky-high in the Bond series. Now, they have the same problem with Daniel Craig. Note that Brosnan was about 51 when he was fired; Craig is now 51 (!!!) and makes far more dough than anybody dreamed of paying Brosnan.
     
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  22. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    incredible the money they throw at the actors! I loved the Brosnan films after Bond...he's just a likable figure on film...
     
  23. NickCarraway

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    With Broz they got a mix of Connery suave and Moore humour. For the Craig reboot they wanted Fleming's "blunt instrument", and DC doesn't convey the PB brand of likability. In CR that worked great for the PTS, the parkour chase and embassy shootout, and the chair torture. One of the problems with Spectre was trying to shoehorn in gags like Sinatra and the couch. DC - and the Bond he portrays - just can't land that type of laugh. A better way to lighten up Spectre would've been to have Bond end the PTS by landing the helicopter on the hotel roof, rappelling down the side, hop in through the window and say to the Mexican beauty "now, where were we"?
     
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  25. Michael

    Michael I LOVE WIDE S-T-E-R-E-O!

    yes well described! Now that's Bond! LOL
     
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