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    06 May '14 02:09
    All film acotrs that played James Bond since 1962 are alive.
    Many villains are not, and neither some Bond-girls...

    I was watching 24Kitchen and I saw broccoli... It associated me with producer's name (Albert and daughter Barbara), and the recipe was made on the beach and I remembered Ursula Andres, and...

    So, the Bonds are alive.

    (I don't count early television and radio shows from the 1950's and neither the parody with David Niven /like no one count "Airplane!" by Abrahams & Zucker bros as a disaster movie/.)
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    06 May '14 04:34
    Originally posted by vandervelde
    All film acotrs that played James Bond since 1962 are alive.
    Many villains are not, and neither some Bond-girls...
    Some would dispute that.

    The jury is out on whether Roger Moore was alive or not during his time
    as Bond. (The raised eye-brow was done using animatronics) 😉
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    06 May '14 11:29
    The post that was quoted here has been removed
    A voyeur.
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    07 May '14 12:384 edits
    "All film acotrs [sic] that played James Bond since 1962 are alive. "

    Why discount David Niven (died 1983)? The first version of Casino Royale was better than some of the Roger Moore 'disaster movies'.
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    07 May '14 12:47
    Originally posted by moonbus
    "All film acotrs that played James Bond since 1962 are alive. "

    Why discount David Niven (died 1983)? The first version of Casino Royale was better than some of the Roger Moore 'disaster movies'.
    He already said he was discounting that ... besides the film
    wasn't about JB it was about his nephew (Woody Allen)

    And Casino Royale was a real STINKER!!
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    07 May '14 13:48
    The best I can say for Roger Moore's characterization of Bond is that he must have chuckled all the way to bank.
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    08 May '14 00:56
    Originally posted by moonbus
    The best I can say for Roger Moore's characterization of Bond is that he must have chuckled all the way to bank.
    Very likely.

    I do have a soft spot for Moore's Bond though - he was "of my era" and
    all the films were good fun (bordering on comedy).
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    I do recomend that one reads the Ian Fleming novels.

    Someone dropped one of these in my hands a few years ago.
    I've now read four. They really are good.

    Forget the film. They bought the title and the character, nothing more.

    In Moonraker Bond never leaves England and a third of the book is taken
    up with how to catch Drax cheating at cards. All are well researched and good reading.

    Fleming also wrote 'Chitty Chitty Bang'. which is my favorite musical next
    to West Side Story. Hollywood added the Child Catcher from Chiity Chitty Bang.

    He was not in the book, he was invented by Roald Dahl and still crops up
    in these top 20 scariest film 'monsters' usually fitting in between Wolfman
    and the Creature from the Black Lagoon.

    Funningly enough the Child Catcher was once voted the most scariest villian
    to appear in Children's books - as I said, he was never in the original!

    What else.....some Chess.

    The Chess in 'From Russia with Love.' We all know that in the film they
    used a position from a Spassky-Bronstein game with a slight alteration.

    The producers thought chess games were copyright so they removed a couple of pawns.

    In 'Moonraker'. Fleming writes an interesting parargaph on Morphy.

    "Morphy, the great chess player, had a terrible habit.
    He would never raise his eyes from the game until he knew his opponent
    could not escape.

    Then he would slowly lift his great head and gaze curiously at the man
    across the board.
    His opponent would feel the gaze and would slowly, humbly raise his eyes
    to meet Morphy's.

    At that moment he would know that it was no good continuing the game.
    The eyes of Morphy said so. There was nothing left but surrender.

    Now, like Morphy, Bond lifted his head and looked straight into Drax's eyes......."

    Perhaps 'Morphy's Eyes' should be up with the Child Catcher.
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    08 May '14 02:02
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I do recomend that one reads the Ian Fleming novels.

    Someone dropped one of these in my hands a few years ago.
    I've now read four. They really are good.

    Forget the film. They bought the title and the character, nothing more.

    In Moonraker Bond never leaves England and a third of the book is taken
    up with how to catch Drax cheating at cards. All ...[text shortened]... traight into Drax's eyes......."

    Perhaps 'Morphy's Eyes' should be up with the Child Catcher.
    Enjoyed your analysis, greenpawn. Thanks.
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    Daniel Craig - tough, strong and still vulnerable. That's James Bond to me.
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    08 May '14 09:44
    Fleming was a good story-teller. I think the 'actor' who got closest to Fleming's character was the one who got the worst reviews (because he'd had no training as an actor): George Lazenby. Lazenby's Bond was more human than the others' Bonds, showed his doubt and loneliness, less gadgetry. Brosnan and Craig riding motorcycles over rooftops and jumping around construction site cranes ----ugggh, that's comic-book antics, Spiderman stuff. The Timothy Dalton shows were good solid thrillers, Bond or not. Anyone here remember Barry Nelson?

    http://allyouneedislists.com/entertainment/james-bond-actors/
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    08 May '14 10:06
    Originally posted by moonbus
    Fleming was a good story-teller. I think the 'actor' who got closest to Fleming's character was the one who got the worst reviews (because he'd had no training as an actor): George Lazenby. Lazenby's Bond was more human than the others' Bonds, showed his doubt and loneliness, less gadgetry. Brosnan and Craig riding motorcycles over rooftops and jumping aroun ...[text shortened]... one here remember Barry Nelson?

    http://allyouneedislists.com/entertainment/james-bond-actors/
    I never saw a 007-film with Barry Nelson. George Lazenby was fine but the story wasn't in my opinion. Sean Connery was very good at the time but it takes something else today to attract an audience. Timonthy Dalton was ok too but may have needed more charisma. The problem I have now with new action movies is that they are so fast, I don't always understand the story but I enjoy the action.
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    08 May '14 14:23
    Originally posted by lolof
    I never saw a 007-film with Barry Nelson. George Lazenby was fine but the story wasn't in my opinion. Sean Connery was very good at the time but it takes something else today to attract an audience. Timonthy Dalton was ok too but may have needed more charisma. The problem I have now with new action movies is that they are so fast, I don't always understand the story but I enjoy the action.
    Yeah, at some point Bond films became relentlessly action-fixated with very little story. "From Russia With Love" had a story line (Soviet agent defects, or is it a trap to snare a double-0 agent? and who is the Third Man??).
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    08 May '14 15:441 edit
    Originally posted by greenpawn34
    I do recomend that one reads the Ian Fleming novels.
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    Forget the film.
    ....
    http://i1362.photobucket.com/albums/r690/grcka_i_ostalo/DSCI6371_zpsebd17c91.jpg

    Well, you don't have to tell me about Flemings' novels.
    Here on the pic is "From Russia With Love" - by the way pretty faithfully presented in the Film with Robert Shaw as a villain and Daniela Bianchi as "Tatiana". (Bond film No2.)

    I loved this novel for one more reason: there are Balkan and Belgrade mentioned, with particularly detailed description of Railway station, even with train schedule...

    Bond was a gourmet - in the novels - he liked spicy Turkish qouisine.
    (For example, Turkish yoghurt, figs for breakftss in the hotel and goulasch - in this novel From Russia With Love.)

    Of course that he is a whole different person (personality) in the novels: he is emotional, doesn't like to kill people (!) etc.

    In this novel - from the pic - "From Rusia with Love", there is a typical Bond breakfast (which I assume it's Ian Fleming's favourite breakfast):::

    1 - Very strong coffee, from De Bry in New Oxford Street, made in Italian espresso machine, black no sugar
    2 - Single egg, brown speckled, boiled for 3 minutes and 20 seconds precisely
    3- Two slices of wholewheat toast
    4- yellow Jersey butter
    5 -strawberry jam
    6 - Norwegian Heather honey ---

    Coffee pot and silver - Queen Anne, china was Minton!

    Ok. We are all hungry now.

    As of chess trivia, in this novel the Soviet villain is Chess GM and his name is Bronstein. Ha ha. His chess carrier is a cover.
    ...

    But there are other writers of spy novels - look at the book on the left.
    Eric Ambler is the name. Probably the best author of spy novels ever.
    He also mentioned Balkan and Belgrade in his works.
    For example in "Coffin for Dimitrios".

    Alfred Hitchock once said that Ambler is the best in his field!

    You should also read A. den Doolard (pen name), a Dutch writer who wrote many spy adventure novels, usually set in Balkan, specially in Macedonia.
    He got a monument in Ohrid after his death "for hos novels contributed to Macedonian tourism"!!
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    08 May '14 15:46
    On topic::.
    my favourite Bond is least loved and appreciated of all - George Lazenby

    http://cdn.fairfaxregional.com.au/silverstone-feed-data/89a50976-aa42-4536-99a3-6fced3d0dcf0.jpg
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