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message 1: by Aynge (last edited Jul 16, 2011 05:06PM) (new)

Aynge (ayngemac) | 1202 comments I pick Roger Moore, but that's purely on an aesthetic, hormonal level. I'm not much of a James Bond fan. I think I was too young when I saw the Bond movies and didn't much appreciate the intrigue.

But Roger Moore definitely caught my eye.

Who's the best Bond?

message 2: by Janice (new)

Janice (jamasc) Sean Connery and Roger Moore were pretty much equal in my opinion. Pierce Brosnan was a good replacement. But forget George Larenby and Timothy whatever-his-name-was.

message 3: by Lori (last edited Jul 16, 2011 03:11PM) (new)

Lori Oh puhlease! No question at all. I can't believe that you equate Sean with Roger. *heaves* :D I never for a moment took Roger seriously. Not intense enough either. After Sean, I'd say Daniel.

My problem with everyone after Sean is that the movies became all gimmicks, not much spy smarts. Explosions and car chases and space ridiculousness.

The one great thing about the Larenby one is Diana Rigg, and how Bond really loved her.

message 4: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments I think George Lazenby (sp?) gets a bad rap. He wasn't that bad. I also can't say I'm a huge Sean Connery guy. But I'm not obsessed with the James Bond movies or anything. They're ok.

message 5: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Also, when I read "Roger Moore" I needed a second to get the "that fat documentary guy was in a James Bond movie?" thought out of my head.

message 6: by Lori (new)

Lori RA, Lazenby wasn't lust material. VERY important!

message 7: by RandomAnthony (new)

RandomAnthony | 14536 comments Hm. That makes sense, Lori. I can see that.

Today, by the way, I watched a little of Tomb Raider on cable. I forgot Daniel Craig was in that.

message 8: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) Sean Connery is my #1. I also thought Daniel Craig did a good job, but one movie does not a Bond make.

message 9: by Lori (new)

Lori Craig was in 2, altho I never saw Quantum Solace.

message 10: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24073 comments Mod
Connery, followed by Craig. Daniel Craig only has 2 Bond movies under his belt so he may rise or fall.

Roger Moore, for me, is just about as unsexy as they come. It didn't help that his Bond movies were made in the era when men were wearing polyester Sansabelt slacks, so that's the image of him in my mind always.

message 11: by Lori (new)

Lori LOL! Too true.

message 12: by ms.petra (new)

ms.petra (mspetra) I stand corrected. Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace for Mr. Craig. I do like him a lot and am looking forward to his portrayal of Mikael Blomkvist in the American version of the Millennium series. Who knows when we will see him again as Bond...

message 13: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments Connery then Craig, but Moore isn't far behind.

message 14: by Dr. Detroit (last edited Jul 18, 2011 05:39AM) (new)

Dr. Detroit | 6017 comments The next time you watch a Roger Moore Bond film, play close attention to the fight scenes. He punches like a girl.

Clark ("Paying attention to the minutia so you don't have to")

message 15: by Jammies (new)

Jammies In order:


message 16: by ~Geektastic~ (new)

 ~Geektastic~ (atroskity) | 3207 comments Never liked James Bond in any incarnation. I like Daniel Craig, so if I'm ever forced to sit and watch any of them, I'll choose his.

message 17: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Connery, but they're all fun.

message 18: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11605 comments Daniel Craig.

Years ago I was a Moore fan because that's who I grew up watching, but recently I discovered his movies were crap. The Connery movies were too long ago for me. HATED Brosnan and Dalton - wimpy pretty boys.

message 19: by Sally, la reina (new)

Sally (mrsnolte) | 17320 comments Mod
Daneil Craig.

message 20: by Mary JL (new)

Mary JL (maryjl) | 250 comments Sean Connery IS James Bond.

message 21: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11605 comments Mary JL wrote: "Sean Connery IS James Bond."

Sure, for the over-60 crowd.

message 22: by Cyril (new)

Cyril Daniel Craig is my favorite. I thought the others were OK but a bit on the silly side.

message 23: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24073 comments Mod
Phil wrote: "The Connery movies were too long ago for me. "

You never watch old movies? Cary Grant, Jimmy Stewart, Gregory Peck?

message 24: by Phil (new)

Phil | 11605 comments Nope. I've seen Cary Grant in one film, Stewart in two and I don't think I've seen Peck.

Actually, I do watch some older films, but the older Bond movies were horribly corny.

message 25: by Louise (last edited Jul 20, 2011 01:31AM) (new)

Louise Sean of course, but Daniel Craig is ok too (but Sean was hotter... :-)

message 26: by Youndyc (new)

Youndyc | 1255 comments Daniel Craig!!!!!! He's the best one, and I was always a big Sean Connery fan before Craig. Compared to Craig, Connery seems a bit wimpy.

message 27: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) I think George Lazenby is underrated. It's a pity he only got to do the one Bond film. He also is quite entertaining on twitter.

I loved Daniel Craig in Casino Royale.

message 28: by Michele (new)

Michele bookloverforever (lovebooks14) | 1970 comments Connery followed by Brosnan then Moore.

message 29: by janine (new)

janine | 7715 comments Daniel Craig.

message 30: by Karen K. (new)

Karen K. Miller (karenkm) | 140 comments I know this isn't the popular choice, but I had a crush on Pierce Brosnan before he was James Bond. So it's Pierce Brosnan for me.

message 31: by Annette (new)

Annette Hart | 171 comments Karen K. wrote: "I know this isn't the popular choice, but I had a crush on Pierce Brosnan before he was James Bond. So it's Pierce Brosnan for me."

I've just read everything that's gone before you and thought 'But I like Pierce Brosnan'. You're not the only one.

It's strange how generational Bond can be though.

message 32: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments OK, I heard a rumor that Idris Elba may be taking over as Bond. That would be fan-frickin-tastic. That man looks good in a suit. Plus, he's Stringer Bell, so he knows how to be badass and suave at the same time.

message 33: by Barb (last edited Oct 03, 2011 10:06AM) (new)

Barb *goggles Idris Elba*

He's familliar ... not sure where I've seen him though.

message 34: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) I read that, too, but it's an old rumor from before Daniel Craig was hired, and in the article I read Elba says it's an old rumor. If Craig only does one more film, I'd love to see Elba given a crack at it. I'm definitely a fan.

*waits patiently for season 2 of Luther to arrive on Netflix*

Barb -- You might recognize him better if you hadn't forced those goggles onto him. They tend to hide the face. ;)

message 35: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments He addressed it recently:

message 36: by Misha (last edited Oct 03, 2011 10:42AM) (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) That article redacts the part of the quote in which he says, "It's a very old rumor."


Also, Bond 23 starts shooting next month with Daniel Craig. I'd love to see Idris Elba given a shot at it, but it's highly unlikely it'll be in the next film.


message 37: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Oh well.

I don't mind Daniel Craig as Bond and I like him as an actor, but he's not quite suave enough for my taste. Which was the point I guess, that he didn't develop his suave instantly. Still.

Is Luther good? Should I start at the beginning?

message 38: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) I'm pretty sure only two six-episode seasons have aired in Britain, and only the first season is available streaming on Netflix, so it's not a huge timesink. It's a police procedural that goes completely totally nuts by the end of the first season. It's good, trashy fun. Do not expect The Wire. :)

message 39: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments I know they're showing the second season on BBCA right now. I'll check out the first. Thanks! I don't mind trashy police procedurals.

message 40: by Lori (new)

Lori | 181 comments sean connery, without a doubt.

message 41: by Koeeoaddi (new)

Koeeoaddi (koee) Every thread like this needs a heretical post, but since the OP already started with one and Janice's post more or less cubed it for Connery fans, I'll just third it: Roger Moore.

Yes, yes, I know, pure unadulterated kitsch. But I don't go to Bond movies for gritty realism, I go for gadgets, humor and speedboat chases, and Connery's slap-on-the-butt, hairy-chested schtick makes me kind of queasy.

message 42: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24073 comments Mod
Are we ready for a black James Bond? Asian? How about female?

message 43: by Kathy Anne (new)

Kathy Anne (kathyanne) Roger Moore
He was so handsome and cool.Then Sean who was also quite handsome.

message 44: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) Lobstergirl wrote: "Are we ready for a black James Bond? Asian? How about female?"

It's already been done.


message 45: by Lobstergirl, el principe (new)

Lobstergirl | 24073 comments Mod
How about a disabled Bond, then.

message 46: by Jim (new)

Jim | 6485 comments Welcome to TC Kathy Anne.

message 47: by Misha (new)

Misha (ninthwanderer) Ooh, Javier Bardem is playing the villain in Bond 23.


I've always thought they should cast Sean Connery as a villain with one of the current Bonds. A Pierce Brosnan Bond vs a Sean Connery villain would have been awesome.

message 48: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments I'm not sure whether to put this here or the "TC Bleeds into Real Life" thread, but I just made a lengthy James Bond reference in something I was writing, and I know it was because of this discussion. It's really not something I would ordinarily do in article about 17th-century architecture. TC is taking over my thoughts...

message 49: by Sarah (new)

Sarah | 13815 comments Mwahahaha (evil laugh)

message 50: by Jonathan (new)

Jonathan Lopez | 4728 comments Yeah, it was strange. I was sitting there typing out something about Roger Moore in "Moonraker," and I thought, why on earth is that on my mind? Then I realized: TC.

But I think I actually made the reference work. We'll see what the editor thinks.

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