Sunday, June 17, 2012

The One True Bond

Connery. Sean Connery. The one true Bond for me. Oh, I like Daniel Craig, but in my book, Connery is the man. He's one of those actors that we could like more and more the older he got. Best choice ever for Indy's dad.

Robert McGinnis — You Only Live Twice — 1967


Artman2112 said...

McGinnis is amazing!

Kid said...

I'd agree with you when it comes to the first three movies, Thom. Back then, he looked lean and mean, but as the years wore on he looked tired in the role and the role looked tired of him. Big Rog kicked his @ss with Octopussy when Tam returned to the role in Never Say Never Again. Truth is 'though, I enjoyed both actors equally.

BrittReid said...

The only disappointing Connery flick was Diamonds are Forever.

Never Say Never Again, despite not being part of the "official" series had more of a "Bondian" feel than either Octopussy or Moore's final Bond, A View to a Kill.
Trivia: 1983 saw all three Bonds (Connery, Moore, and George Lazenby) playing Bond!
Besides the two competing flicks, Lazenby appeared (in an Aston Martin, no less) as "JB" in Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.!

Kid said...

Well, Never Say Never Again was essentially a remake of Thunderball. It almost happened in the '70s, 'though back then the working title was Warhead. Actually, I consider Diamonds Are Forever an enjoyable romp - much more entertaining than Never Say Never Again. (Which, incidentally, once Big Tam had filfilled his contractual obligations to promote, roundly slated as an absolute turkey.)

Kid said...

Oops - 'fulfilled', not 'filfilled'.