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DollFin
04-22-2008, 13:27
I almost put this in "Man Laws" but figured I can't be the only chick who likes James Bond movies, so who do you think is the best of the lot?

ScottZeagle
04-22-2008, 13:38
Connery and Moore are my 2 faves, but I went for Connery

reactive
04-22-2008, 13:50
I have a non-gay man crush on Sean Connery

harb99
04-22-2008, 14:16
I think Connery will win by a landslide, however I liked Brosnan and Daniel Craig was better than I expected - but will need to see how he does in Quantum of Solace before I can rate him against those 2.

68raggtop
04-22-2008, 14:34
I have to agree with Sean Connery. :smiley20:

mixahl
04-22-2008, 15:02
Connery is a natural but Brosnan is also good.

CompuDude
04-22-2008, 15:12
Brosnan would have been the best Bond, had he been allowed to do it back in the Remington Steele days, but that b**ch wouldn't let him out of his contract, and the window of opportunity closed, and we were stuck with Timothy Dalton for long enough to kill the franchise.

Connery was great, but I grew up on Moore and actually prefer him a bit.

hychang
04-22-2008, 15:29
Sean Connery is the man! I did like Timothy Dalton as Bond. I think he did a decent job as Bond, but that's my humble opinion that others will take issue. Pierce did grow into Bond nicely. Of course I think his best role was in his remake, Pierce was Exec Producer, of the Thomas Crowne Affair...seriously cool role.

dallasdivergirl
04-22-2008, 15:34
Connery, Pierce, Roger.

I am a bond fan. I have almost all of the films.....

unclepooty
04-22-2008, 16:08
Connery....wish I had that accent.

mm_dm
04-22-2008, 16:48
Sean Connery. As far back as I can remember.:smiley20:

Black-Gorrilla
04-22-2008, 16:53
i wish i could pick more than one for the poll...
i really like Connery and Moore, but i also was very impressed with Craigs' Bond performance... so i gave it to Daniel Graig

Largo
04-22-2008, 17:54
1. Why isn't David Niven included in the poll?



The best Bond Girl of all time is Diana Rigg (Tracy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service).

reactive
04-22-2008, 18:14
You're crazy. Anya Amasova (XXX) played by Barbara Bach in "The Spy Who Loved Me"

Largo
04-22-2008, 18:26
Yeah, she is something else. I wouldn't kick her out of the escape pod for spilling caviar.

Buy, Diana Rigg has a pedigree. Mrs...Emma...Peel!

Splitlip
04-22-2008, 18:50
Connery by far. I thought Moore was the worse. And alas, Brosnan missed his window because of the Remington Steel thing. Like him number 2 with Craig close behind.

I think one of the things about the Moore genre, the movies, effects, props, story lines and characters were too outlandish.

jwdizney
04-22-2008, 19:26
Hands down, Connery. Sean Connery.

mobeeno
04-22-2008, 23:25
Connery and Moore are my 2 faves, but I went for Connery
Me too

nashwl
04-22-2008, 23:27
Gotta go with the man that started it all.

fisheater
04-23-2008, 00:06
1. Why isn't David Niven included in the poll?



The best Bond Girl of all time is Diana Rigg (Tracy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service).

Actually, IIRC, James Bond in the original Casino Royale was Woody Allen.

fisheater
04-23-2008, 00:06
My vote: Connery

My explanation: Thunderball.

CFDAlden
04-23-2008, 01:15
At least Connery is winning in a landslide! :)

navyhmc
04-23-2008, 03:04
No contect, no question:

Connery!!! All others are mere shadows to the originial. Suave, debonaire, ruthless, compasionate with a wicked and twisted sense of humor.

mm_dm
04-23-2008, 07:40
I always think of Connery's touch of brogue he put in his lines, especially the infamous "martini...shaken, not stirred". The great ones always have something they bring to the plate that is theirs' alone.

harb99
04-23-2008, 07:56
the infamous "martini...shaken, not stirred".

I like it in this last one where Craig was asked - "Shaken or stirred" and he responded "does it look like I give a dam."

georoc01
04-23-2008, 08:49
Yeah, maybe the next poll should be a bond girl poll in the man laws section!

James Bond will always have a special place for me just because it was the one genre of movie my dad enjoyed and would take us out for. I really looked forward to each one just for that opportunity to spend some time with my dad. That continues to this day, but the cost of the movie has drastically increased with the flight across country to do it!

mm_dm
04-23-2008, 09:17
the infamous "martini...shaken, not stirred".

I like it in this last one where Craig was asked - "Shaken or stirred" and he responded "does it look like I give a dam."


That was a good one! Probably figured no one pulled it off like Connery so just turn the tables with a witty remark. I wonder if he did that on his own and they left it in because it was good.

mm_dm
04-23-2008, 09:22
James Bond will always have a special place for me just because it was the one genre of movie my dad enjoyed and would take us out for. I really looked forward to each one just for that opportunity to spend some time with my dad.

You make a good point here. It was something I could share with my dad as well. Now, I share them with my sons. I hadn't really thought of it that way until you brought that up.

harb99
04-23-2008, 09:56
the infamous "martini...shaken, not stirred".

I like it in this last one where Craig was asked - "Shaken or stirred" and he responded "does it look like I give a dam."


That was a good one! Probably figured no one pulled it off like Connery so just turn the tables with a witty remark. I wonder if he did that on his own and they left it in because it was good.

Yeah - i wondered that as well - i also liked the part where he goes in great detail about the drink that he wants and pretty much everyone else at the table orders one as well

thor
04-23-2008, 10:00
"I'll take 'The Rapists' for $500 Alex.".....Uh that's Therapists, Mr Connery. Therapists.

Connery gets my vote

DUnder
04-23-2008, 10:15
I like all of them, because they all bring something different to the Bond character. But my all time favorite is Connery.

rawalker
04-23-2008, 11:12
Brosnan would have been the best Bond, had he been allowed to do it back in the Remington Steele days, but that b**ch wouldn't let him out of his contract, and the window of opportunity closed, and we were stuck with Timothy Dalton for long enough to kill the franchise.

Connery was great, but I grew up on Moore and actually prefer him a bit.

I have to agree Brosnan could have been the best ever. It's too bad he didn't get the earlier start so we could have a few more movies with him. He did get to work with 1 of my 2 favorite Bond girls.
Teri Hatcher was 1 of my 2 favorites and the timing was messed up for her Bond appearance also. (She was pregnant during the filming and I'm sure that had a lot to do with limiting her role)

I liked Roger Moore as 007 and he worked with the other of my favorite Bond girls, Jane Seymour. Many say he also should have moved into to role earlier but he was under contract to do The Saint.

Even given the above circumstances I do have to go with the majority of Bond fans and give the best yet to Sean Connery he made the role and is the high water mark that later actors have and will be judged by.

mitchy
04-23-2008, 11:23
I have a non-gay man crush on Sean Connery

No such thing my friend!:smiley36:

I find most people like the actor that they saw when they watched their first bond film. My first film was Octo*****, so Moore was always the standard for me. Craig was great though.

Largo
04-23-2008, 11:35
It looks like David Niven, Peter Sellers, and Woody Allen all played a character named James Bond in that travesty, Casino Royale.
Casino Royale (1967) (http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0061452/)

On the DVD set of the new Casino Royale, they explain why the first CR (a comedy) was made. Apparently, Fleming signed the rights over to ABC for a TV special, and they wouldn't let him have the rights back. Instead, they made their own movie.

Never Say Never Again was a real stinker, too. It was a poor remake of Thunderball.

There is only one real Largo, IMHO.

LCF
04-24-2008, 05:57
When I was young, I read ALL the Bond books. I had a really clear vision of Bond from the descriptions, and I was really startled to see the first movie I watched with Connery, because he wasn't it at all. He was far too warm and didn't have the edge to him that the Fleming character had.

Moore was better; Brosnan was too pretty. But I think Daniel Craig comes the closest to my vision of Bond from the books. I thought the last movie was really quite a good step backwards, toward Ian Fleming's Bond.

Dieseler
04-24-2008, 08:23
When I was young, I read ALL the Bond books. I had a really clear vision of Bond from the descriptions, and I was really startled to see the first movie I watched with Connery, because he wasn't it at all. He was far too warm and didn't have the edge to him that the Fleming character had.

Moore was better; Brosnan was too pretty. But I think Daniel Craig comes the closest to my vision of Bond from the books. I thought the last movie was really quite a good step backwards, toward Ian Fleming's Bond.

Exactly why I voted for Craig.

Largo
04-24-2008, 11:56
I think that we all owe a debt of thanks to Barbara Broccoli, Albert Broccoli's daughter. She got the rights to Casino Royale back from ABC, and has tried to make the movies more like the books. What I liked about the books was how Bond kept going from cold-hearted to soft-hearted, and back, depending on things that happened to him. The literary Bond is much more like a real person.

Largo
04-24-2008, 12:12
By the way. The recipe for the Vesper Martini is:

In a Deep Champagne Goblet

3 measures Gordonís gin.

1 measure vodka.

Half a measure Kina Lillet.

Shake well until cold.

Add a slice of lemon peel.

harb99
04-24-2008, 12:31
By the way. The recipe for the Vesper Martini is:

In a Deep Champagne Goblet

3 measures Gordonís gin.

1 measure vodka.

Half a measure Kina Lillet.

Shake well until cold.

Add a slice of lemon peel.

didnt he say something about rice as well?

georoc01
04-24-2008, 13:10
Nice article about the Fleming's 100th in the local paper today..

THORN: A revealing look at James Bond creator's 100th : Books : The Rocky Mountain News (http://www.rockymountainnews.com/news/2008/apr/23/thorn-a-revealing-look-at-james-bond-creators/)

I also heard that they pulled the Aston Martin that was dumped in the water earlier in the week. Too bad, it would have made an interesting wreck dive :)

Largo
04-24-2008, 13:19
There are so many quirky things associated with that whole franchise.

I.e., The estate that Fleming lived at in (I think Jamaica) was named 'Goldeneye.'

spatman
04-24-2008, 14:46
i voted for connery as the best bond actor, but daniel craig's character is closest to the original novels. bond was a tough dude in those books and the movies made him more out to be a "ladies man".

Largo
04-24-2008, 14:54
It's funny, but George Lazenby only got to do one film because he was too much of a womanizer in real-life.

For those of you who remember the series, "The Pretender" Lazenby played the part of Jared's missing father.