New James Bond?

Discussion in 'Visual Arts' started by alexpop, Feb 7, 2020.

  1. captouch

    captouch Forum Resident

    Bay Area, CA
    I still think an engaged Connery in OHMSS would have been the ultimate Bond. He was a far better actor than Lazenby, who IMO was wooden and had very little charm compared to Connery. OHMSS had the best story/script to me, but it goes down in my rankings because it’s basically ruined by Lazenby’s wooden acting.

    I get that if Connery was bored and phoning it on, it wouldn’t have been great either, but even a somewhat disengaged Connery (on the level of Diamonds are Forever) would have been far preferable to me. DAF suffers to me from a silly script and Connery was a little out of shape, but it’s hard to compensate for a charmless actor.

    Lazenby may have improved as an actor as time went on, but it would have been nice if he came into Bond as a more skilled actor to start with (even if from low profile indie films if the producers wanted someone not identified with previous roles). And the fact that he didn’t display any charm, aside from the acting, is also something hard to overcome.
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  2. cdcollector87

    cdcollector87 Forum Resident

    Could have been worse...

  3. SixtiesGuy

    SixtiesGuy Ministry of Love

    Aside from a TV commercial or two Lazenby had no acting experience before OHMSS. It seems that his primary qualification as far as Broccol was concerned was that he more-or-less looked the part.
  4. muzzer

    muzzer Forum Resident

    Imagine what CGI might deliver in a few years. A ‘re-imagined’ film inserting Connery in place of Lazenby. But who voices Sir Hilary Bray this time? Madness I tell you.
  5. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Best Bond film ?
    From Russia With Love
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  6. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Ben Wheatley’s favourite Sean Connery film.
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  7. Halloween_Jack

    Halloween_Jack Senior Member

    Hampshire, UK
    I’m sure it won’t happen, alas. It’s frustrating as the books and the films remain as popular as ever, and there’s no reason at all why they couldn’t do largely faithful adaption of each, in book order, period correct. Not sure who could fill the shoes though, and not age too switftly film-to-film, book-to-book. They’d have to churn them out at a Harry Potter-esque rate.
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  8. AngusStanley

    AngusStanley Forum Resident

    Lazenby would have been just as good as Roger if he had stayed on for three or four films.
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  9. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    New Bond actor? I’ve a feeling it’s not going to be who I want.
  10. Richard--W

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  11. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    Usually the new Bond actor is revealed shortly after the last Bond film is out. I’ve a feeling it’s going to be a black actor.
  12. DonNylon

    DonNylon Forum Resident

    Denver, CO
    Looks like all Bond films on Amazon Video if you chaps need any refreshers. I think I'll go back and scope some of the Connery Bonds.
  13. unclefred

    unclefred Coastie with the Moastie

    Oregon Coast
    probably Will Smith!
  14. The series mightn't have survived that long.
  15. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    UK: have now got a black Dr. Who
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  16. SirCandy

    SirCandy Forum Resident

    He certainly has the action chops down!
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  17. John B

    John B Once Blue Gort,<br>now just blue.

    Toronto, Canada
    Fondued Haggis comes to mind. ;)
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  18. GregM

    GregM The expanding man

    Daddyland, CA
    No Time to Overreact
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  19. alexpop

    alexpop Power pop + other bad habits.... Thread Starter

    B- side of Brown Sugar. :)
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  20. formu_la

    formu_la A.I.

    Toronto, Canada
    Slap Another Day
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  21. When In Rome

    When In Rome It's far from being all over...

    Won't be Will Smith, he's had licence to slap revoked... :)
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  22. BeatleJWOL

    BeatleJWOL Senior Member

    But if they remake Goldeneye 64, and leave in Slappers Only mode...

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  23. Shoehorn with Teeth

    Shoehorn with Teeth Romans 6:23

    I really hope these rumors of a GoldenEye re-release come true!
  24. PH416156

    PH416156 Alea Iacta Est

    Licence to slap
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  25. formu_la

    formu_la A.I.

    Toronto, Canada
    From Oscars with love.
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