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Roger Moore Vs S(ch)ean Connery  
User currently offlineLubcha132 From United States of America, joined Feb 2001, 2776 posts, RR: 7
Posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 18 hours ago) and read 861 times:

Well, I'm torn. I've seen the following Bond movies but i can't decide who's better:

Goldfinger
Diamonds are Forever
(i saw half of Her Majesty's Secret Service, i have yet to formulate an opinion)
Live and Let Die
The Man With the Golden Gun

Who do you think is better?

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User currently offlineSabena332 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 1, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 860 times:

I saw all Bond movies and I like both actors but Connery is always the "original" James Bond for me.

Patrick


User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 2, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 846 times:

Connery got old too quickly... plus I like the Moore plots, so I'll have to go with ole' Roger.


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineBarfBag From India, joined Mar 2001, 2207 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 845 times:

Neither. Timothy Dalton was better than both, IMHO. Serious, cold, intense - what a secret agent should be. Moore looked like a circus clown who strayed into the wrong studio, and Connery was getting to old. He was good in the first 4 Bond movies tho.

(i saw half of Her Majesty's Secret Service, i have yet to formulate an opinion)

This one starred George Lazenby.



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User currently offlineWe're Nuts From United States of America, joined Jun 2000, 5722 posts, RR: 20
Reply 4, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 844 times:

The camera work in OHMSS gives me a migraine. The plot could have potential though.


Dear moderators: No.
User currently offlineAndreas From Germany, joined Oct 2001, 6104 posts, RR: 31
Reply 5, posted (11 years 8 months 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 832 times:

TD was great and Living Daylights is the greatest bond of all...and besides he wasn't only cold, intense and serious, his jokes were cool and down to the point...the best!

Happy New Year!!

As for Connery vs. Moore...Connery all the way, no doubt, but some of Moore's movies were great, certainly Live and let die and spy who loved me!



I know it's only VfB but I like it!
User currently offlineKAL_LM From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 497 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 12 hours ago) and read 820 times:

Funny I was thinking about this too the other day...

Connery had the better movies IMHO, as Moore's degenerated into flash filled spectacles (see Moonraker). And Moore was too smooth. He didn't come off as a killer, most of the time. Add to that by the time the last Moore movie came out, he was nearly 60, and moved like it. Connery had that gleam of barely suppressed sadism and aggression that lurked right beneath the surface (see the fight in Goldfinger against the SPECTRE agent that killed 008). Which seemed to fit the Bond character so much better. I mean he is supposed to be a secret agent/assasin, not a millionaire playboy. I never really had time to forge an opinion on Dalton, 2 movies just weren't enough. Lazenby was decent, not great and had potential, but never followed through.

Greatest Connery film(in the series): From Russia with Love
Greatest Moor film: The Spy Who Loved Me

but you've really got to see the whole canon to truly see Bond...

*the above is merely opinion, take it as you will*  Smile/happy/getting dizzy

regards,
Tom



is that a light at the end of the tunnel or just a train?
User currently offlineGunships From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 574 posts, RR: 6
Reply 7, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 10 hours ago) and read 814 times:

All the Bond actors have been awesome, but I'd have to cast my vote for Roger Moore...

He just seems to order a Vodka Martini better than the rest...


User currently offlineAirsicknessbag From Germany, joined Aug 2000, 4723 posts, RR: 34
Reply 8, posted (11 years 8 months 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 811 times:

Best actor by far: Dalton - for exactly the reasons BarfBag and Andreas cited. His Bond was ruthless and did everything to achieve his goals. See the perfect antagonism between Bond and Sánchez in Licence to Kill - two very similar personalities. Apparently it helps to be a Shakespearean actor...

Incidentally, a few days ago I thought about my personal ranking of 007 movies. Here it is, if anyone cares:

GOOD
1. Goldfinger
2. Licence To Kill
3. Die Another Day
4. The Living Daylights
5. Moonraker
6. On Her Majesty´s Secret Service
7. You Only Live Twice

OK
8. From Russia With Love
9. The Spy Who Loved Me
10. For Your Eyes Only
11. Thunderball
12. A View To A Kill
13. Live And Let Die
14. Dr. No
15. The Man With The Golden Gun

BAD
16. Tomorrow Never Dies
17. The World Is Not Enough
18. Octopussy
19. GoldenEye
20. Diamonds Are Forever


Daniel Smile


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