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  • Spiritof96
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    Originally posted by surveyor View Post
    Slender guy with a big head.

    I recall that Carmichael was the ideal, but, nah.
    It was his face more than his build. He doesn't look disssimilar to Connery in the face.

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  • surveyor
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    Slender guy with a big head.

    I recall that Carmichael was the ideal, but, nah.

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  • Spiritof96
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    Who bond was supposed to look like according to Flemming.

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  • Matt Dillon
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    Originally posted by surveyor View Post
    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54761824

    Connery was my first introduction to James Bond and forever in my mind epitomized what Bond was - Daniel Craig was said to have captured more closely what Fleming wanted Bond to be, but to me Connery was the only Bond.
    Roger Moore's Bond was entertaining, but always came across as a wealthy playboy whose hobby was spying. Connery was the opposite.
    I agree. I was never a big fan of Roger Moore.

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  • 40bill
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    I always read that Fleming was appalled when he was first introduced to Connery, but grew to like him....especially when the Bond franchise started rolling.

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  • Spiritof96
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    Originally posted by KCKUKFan View Post

    Did you see the films before you started reading the books? That always shades my mental picture.
    I read the first Bond book after watching the first Craig Bond movie (and having grown up watching all the others) and on from there. Craig is fine, but I'm not in love with any of those movies after the first one. They take the character from early career to burnout to return pretty quickly. Stupid quickly.

    IMO, the need to have serial fiction characters die, quit, burnout to tell an interesting stroy refelcts a failure to understand the genere and a failure of storytelling chops.

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  • KCKUKFan
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    Originally posted by Spiritof96 View Post

    I have heard that said a lot, but as a Bond book reader, I don't see that at all. Especially the early films.
    Did you see the films before you started reading the books? That always shades my mental picture.

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  • KCKUKFan
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    "Losers whine about doing their best. Winners go home and fuck the prom queen."

    RIP to a bastion of masculinity.

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  • Spiritof96
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    Originally posted by surveyor View Post
    Daniel Craig was said to have captured more closely what Fleming wanted Bond to be, but to me Connery was the only Bond.
    I have heard that said a lot, but as a Bond book reader, I don't see that at all. Especially the early films.

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  • surveyor
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54761824

    Many great write-ups and tributes to Connery.

    Connery was my first introduction to James Bond and forever in my mind epitomized what Bond was - Daniel Craig was said to have captured more closely what Fleming wanted Bond to be, but to me Connery was the only Bond.
    Roger Moore's Bond was entertaining, but always came across as a wealthy playboy whose hobby was spying. Connery was the opposite.

    Ironically, Connery grew up in the slums of Edinburgh and ended up playing Bond, who was born in a wealthy family.

    I recall an online movie reviewer years ago who listed his top 10 worst character accents, and listed Connery's Irish Jim Malone in "The Untouchables" among that 10. The guy got raked over the coals in subsequent comments.

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  • Spiritof96
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    Originally posted by Matt Dillon View Post
    I hate to hear that. I'm a Bond phile and Sean and Timothy Dalton were my favorite Bonds.
    I'm Lazenby forever.

    Still, I loved Connery's Bond. When imagining Bond in my head, I see Connery.

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  • TrueblueCATfan
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    RIP 007

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  • Matt Dillon
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    I hate to hear that. I'm a Bond phile and Sean and Timothy Dalton were my favorite Bonds.

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  • 40bill
    started a topic Sean Connery

    Sean Connery

    Dies at the age of 90.

    My first memory of James Bond.
 

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