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Bondage - what's your favourite?

SimonAHSimonAH Posts: 3,730
edited May 2012 in Commuting chat
Currently watching Die Another Day and am reinforced with the unpopular view that Brosnan was the best of the Bonds, although I do have a soft spot for Lazenby (if nothing else but for the final scene in that movie).

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  • dhopedhope Posts: 6,699
    Which type of bondage?

    sean-connery-james-bond2.jpg

    or

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  • Cleat EastwoodCleat Eastwood Posts: 8,191
    dhope wrote:
    Which type of bondage?

    sean-connery-james-bond2.jpg

    or

    zardoz.jpg


    Why have you show a picture of sean connery and a picture of Andy Carrol at the beach.
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  • TwostageTwostage Posts: 987
    dhope wrote:
    Which type of bondage?

    sean-connery-james-bond2.jpg

    or

    zardoz.jpg
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    Ahhh, well. There's the Bond and then there's the film he was in. OHMS is clearly one of the best Bond films although Lazonby himself was, let's be honest, wooden!

    On the other hand, I can't get past Brosnan being good or bad because the films themselves were so bl00dy terrible. Die another Day just stinks! If it were animal it would be a sperm whale that had died on Weymouth beach during record hot temperatures and resisted all attempts to remove it for a month.........

    Still Connery for me tbh.

    BTW, went to the Bond cars exhibition at Beaulieu a couple of months back. Some rather good exhibits! The real things apparently. The Hornet isn't the jump car as that had a central steering wheel but it is a film car.

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    And some expensive tat. Impressive how well the Casino Royale car stood up to the multiple roll.

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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    dhope wrote:
    Which type of bondage?
    zardoz.jpg

    Funny how a certain sort of picture can be absolutely guaranteed to summon Cleat to the thread from wherever he is :lol:
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  • suzybsuzyb Posts: 3,449
    hmm I think I've just seen what the opposition could use as their anti-independence poster.

    zardoz.jpg
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  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    dhope wrote:
    Which type of bondage?

    sean-connery-james-bond2.jpg

    or

    zardoz.jpg
    +100,000

    no other bondage came close

    i think the worst so far has been Daniel Craig
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    mudcow007 wrote:
    i think the worst so far has been Daniel Craig

    I think he's the best, certainly playing the role much closer to what was intended.
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    asprilla wrote:
    mudcow007 wrote:
    i think the worst so far has been Daniel Craig

    I think he's the best, certainly playing the role much closer to what was intended.

    I think he isn't bad - a Connery for the 21st century.

    Goes back to my point about the film though. I thought he was excellent in Casino Royale which, aside from the nonsense at the beginning and end (the latter in particular just pointless overlong padding), was a remarkably faithful adaptation of the book and all the better for it.

    On the other hand Quantum of Solace, which had nothing of Fleming in it, was dreadful in every respect and there was nothing Craig could do about it. They'd be better off remaking more of the original books that were badly handled in the past (Moonraker being a classic example - great book, poor film)
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  • rick_chaseyrick_chasey Posts: 50,052 Lives Here
    Casino Royale was basically Bourne goes opulent.
  • mudcow007mudcow007 Posts: 3,861
    Craig seems to aggressive to be a good Bond, connery was more suave an sophisto-macated
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  • asprillaasprilla Posts: 8,440
    If you read the books then Bond was very aggressive; a blunt instrument.
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    asprilla wrote:
    mudcow007 wrote:
    i think the worst so far has been Daniel Craig

    I think he's the best, certainly playing the role much closer to what was intended.
    +1
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  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    Casino Royale was basically Bourne goes opulent.

    Please don't bring the Bourne Tedium into the discussion!

    Bond is pretty hard faced in the book - the final line about Vesper Lynd has quite a kick to it in the book.

    Trouble with Bond today is that it has no glamour. Anyone with a half decent job can afford to go to anywhere Bond goes at any time. In the 60s, all Bond had to do was drive a car across the Alps and it was impossibly glamorous.

    Craig can never be as cool as this whatever he does or wherever he goes.......!

    james-bond-aston-martin.jpg
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  • EKE_38BPMEKE_38BPM Posts: 5,980
    Rolf F wrote:
    Trouble with Bond today is that it has no glamour. Anyone with a half decent job can afford to go to anywhere Bond goes at any time. In the 60s, all Bond had to do was drive a car across the Alps and it was impossibly glamorous.

    There is that. There is also the problem that lots of the gadgets Bond had we now have in our pockets. Not the lasers and blow-dart cigarettes, the GPS trackers and mini-cameras type stuff.
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  • WheelspinnerWheelspinner Posts: 4,785
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    There is that. There is also the problem that lots of the gadgets Bond had we now have in our pockets. Not the lasers and blow-dart cigarettes, the GPS trackers and mini-cameras type stuff.

    You mean you don't have these in your Commuters Essential Toolkit? They're also available in helmet-mount versions too... 8)
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    EKE_38BPM wrote:
    There is that. There is also the problem that lots of the gadgets Bond had we now have in our pockets. Not the lasers and blow-dart cigarettes, the GPS trackers and mini-cameras type stuff.

    That's almost like saying that Treasure Island isn't a good yarn because we've moved on from sailing ships!

    Besides, 60s Bonds gadgets are still cooler than the modern ones. I mean - invisible cars......... (I rest my case :lol: )
    You mean you don't have these in your Commuters Essential Toolkit? They're also available in helmet-mount versions too... 8)

    As long as you realise that you are no longer allowed to use blow dart cigarettes indoors.
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  • gtvlussogtvlusso Posts: 5,112
    For me:

    1, Connery - Bond as the books built character and very few gadgets, more about wits and fists.
    2, Craig - Still a hard man, but more gadgety
    3, Moore - tongue and cheek bond
    4, Brosnan - not really one or the other
    5, Lazenby - 'used car anyone'? And Bond should never marry.

    Best bond villain;

    Gert Frobe as Goldfinger - A classic, never mind world domination, just wants to be richer

    best bond girl;

    Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder - The 'shower' scene you get to see some boobage! Followed very closely by Barbara Bach....she showed some boobage too...

    best bond girl villainess

    Fatima whatserface from 'Never Say Never again'....the 'semi bond' film - pure filth!
  • monkeydanmonkeydan Posts: 95
    Jeez, no votes for Timothy Dalton?!

    1. Dalton
    2. Connery
    3. Moore (these films are a bit cheesy but it's not really all his fault, suffered from poor scriptwriting / screenplay)
    4. Craig
    5. Lazenby

    1,000,000. Brosnan. Yes, it is personaly, I detest him in every single film I've seen him in and the Bond films in which he 'stars' are all utter pants (IMO, YMMV, etc.)
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  • davieseedaviesee Posts: 6,473
    monkeydan wrote:
    Jeez, no votes for Timothy Dalton?!
    Timothy Dalton has all the charisma of Nigel Mansell.
    Very possibly a really nice guy but no charisma.
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  • lostboysaintlostboysaint Posts: 4,369
    asprilla wrote:
    mudcow007 wrote:
    i think the worst so far has been Daniel Craig

    I think he's the best, certainly playing the role much closer to what was intended.

    That.

    Comparisons are fairly useless as each has tried to do it in their own way. Brosnan hammed it up the best, Connery was the best all-rounder. Daniel Craig has pretty much nailed Bond as the censored that he is in the books, well as much as he can in a family film anyway!
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  • I like Connery and Craig, they both play the part very well. Craig is more believable in the fights, Connery with the laydees. Brosnan looked like he'd never be anywhere near a fight, Dalton looked uncomfortable with any sort of hanky-panky.

    Roger Moore's films always seemed like rubbish, lightweight comedies. He was no different as Bond as he was in the Cannonball Run, which admittedly was the point of his role in the latter, but it showed up how ineffectual he was in a more serious role.
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    But, on the other hand, Live and Let Die is pretty good for a Bond film despite being a Roger Moore and OHMSS is easily in the top three and maybe in the top 1 despite Lazenby making Moores acting look expressive!

    Interestingly, unlike the very recogniseable Moore and Connery, George Lazenby is (to me at least) now entirely unrecogniseable!

    Roger Moore was good in The Man who haunted himself.
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  • Rolf F wrote:
    But, on the other hand, Live and Let Die is pretty good for a Bond film despite being a Roger Moore

    Do I need to mention Sheriff J. W. Pepper?
  • rolf_frolf_f Posts: 15,959
    Rolf F wrote:
    But, on the other hand, Live and Let Die is pretty good for a Bond film despite being a Roger Moore

    Do I need to mention Sheriff J. W. Pepper?

    A good point well made but I still stand by it. :lol:
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