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Oct 31, 2020 - 9:42:26 AM
9730 posts since 8/22/2006

His passing leaves a void in the life style I, when a young man,admired. Who wouldn’t want a car and cool gadgets like James Bond. “Rest In Peace Mr. Bond”. Those words that many a foe would have loved to utter and it would come to fruition.

Oct 31, 2020 - 1:07:49 PM

Banjo Lefty

Canada

2042 posts since 6/19/2014

Ian Fleming, the author of the Bond books, liked Sean Connery so much that in later stories he gave Bond a Scottish father, to explain Connery's accent.

Oct 31, 2020 - 1:39:22 PM
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DC5

USA

14624 posts since 6/30/2015

A great actor. Rest in Peace Mr. Bond.

Oct 31, 2020 - 6:00:19 PM

5911 posts since 9/5/2006

the only james bond in my opinion,,,, but in respect of others ,, it was a hard to follow act connery put out there.

Oct 31, 2020 - 11:37:22 PM

Paul R

Canada

13345 posts since 1/28/2010

quote:
Originally posted by Banjo Lefty

Ian Fleming, the author of the Bond books, liked Sean Connery so much that in later stories he gave Bond a Scottish father, to explain Connery's accent.


And Connery became Indiana Jones' father. Double Exposure did a spoof on his accent, called "The Hunt for Red - Ach, No Sir".

Still a fan, in spite of his Scottish separatist persuasion. R.I.P.

Nov 1, 2020 - 3:21:21 AM
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BelfastFiveString

Northern Ireland

140 posts since 7/22/2020

Sad interviews of him in the 80s about how fervently keen he was to beat and slap women who were out of line.

Think hes likely another celebrity whose public face was very different from his private.

Nov 1, 2020 - 4:33:48 AM

m06

England

9297 posts since 10/5/2006

quote:
Originally posted by BelfastFiveString

Sad interviews of him in the 80s about how fervently keen he was to beat and slap women who were out of line.

Think hes likely another celebrity whose public face was very different from his private.


True. Yesterday I read an article in which he was quoted as saying that to get anywhere in life you have to be anti-social or you get 'devoured'. Really?

Any death is a time for sadness and I won't speak ill of someone who is not around to answer back. But in general it does baffle me why we make such a hoohaa about someone who happened to look good on screen and could remember lines and deliver a script. If those count are 'credentials' for a knighthood there must be a queue 10 miles long of actual life-saving health workers (who don't have the benefit of a script or such huge remuneration) awaiting that honour right now.

Acting as entertainment provides enjoyment and diversion. Sure. Some wealthy people divert some of their cash to good causes. Great. Yet some folks still seem unable to separate the person from the characters they play and remain in thrall with the concept and artifice of celebrity.

Edited by - m06 on 11/01/2020 04:48:12

Nov 1, 2020 - 4:59:18 AM

m06

England

9297 posts since 10/5/2006

People who have the real courage and quiet determination to be selfless, altruistic, kind and socially-motivated without requiring a public
spotlight and a pedestal are those who have my love and respect.

Edited by - m06 on 11/01/2020 05:00:50

Nov 1, 2020 - 5:47:37 AM
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RonR

USA

1718 posts since 11/29/2012

My niece said she would see him every morning in Lyford Cay Nassau. She said he always had a smile and a good morning for her.

Nov 1, 2020 - 6:21:47 AM

2264 posts since 2/10/2013

He was a "perfect fit" for James Bond. He can create a menacing presence. I think the person currently playing this role, James Craig, can also do this.

Most people, famous or not, have done things they are not "proud" of. I focus on the abilities of the person to perform their skill. I could produce a long list of "well liked" famous people who did things most people consider improper, but I don't want to "tie up" the rest of this morning.
I want to play the banjo, and later the guitar.

Nov 1, 2020 - 7:22:06 AM

2306 posts since 4/22/2018

Fantastic actor - very skilled. His Portuguese accent in Highlander was second to none smiley.  He was definitely the best bond for me.  I didn't agree with some of his politics, but he was a great actor.

Nov 2, 2020 - 3:37:44 AM

phb

Germany

2205 posts since 11/8/2010

I never liked James Bond but I think "The Name of the Rose" and "Outland" are very good movies. Especially "Outland" seems to be overlooked all the time.

Nov 2, 2020 - 7:18:20 AM

2264 posts since 2/10/2013

I liked some of his lesser known productions. Especially the movie where he was Irish "muscle" for Elliot Ness and fighting Chicago U.S. crime. He made one remark about Al Capone's men that was funny, but not permitted in today's society. If we cannot say anything that is offensive to any person, even in jest, we will be living in a boring society. I guess people like Will Roger and Mark Twain are obsolete.

Nov 2, 2020 - 12:06:29 PM

516 posts since 10/9/2017

quote:
Originally posted by phb

I never liked James Bond but I think "The Name of the Rose" and "Outland" are very good movies. Especially "Outland" seems to be overlooked all the time.


Oddly, you're the first person I've seen mention either of those two when discussing his greatest movies. I really liked Outland ("High Noon" in space) when I saw it, which was a very long time ago now. I had forgotten "The Name of the Rose", probably because I didn't think it did the book justice, but Connery was very good in it.

Nov 2, 2020 - 1:16:24 PM
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2602 posts since 4/16/2003

My favorite Sean Connery role was the Soviet captain in "The Hunt for Red October". I was never much of a "Bond fan"...

Nov 2, 2020 - 1:30:29 PM

56047 posts since 12/14/2005

He sang OK, while PRETENDING to chop weeds, in "Darby O'Gill and the Little People"

 

https://youtu.be/eTwmjOySDjA

Nov 2, 2020 - 2:03:56 PM
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289 posts since 10/4/2018

Definitely the best James Bond, but the movie of his that I still enjoy watching most is The Man Who Would Be King. The perfect adventure movie without special effects, just a great story and great acting. RIP Connery, Sean Connery.

Edited by - Good Buddy on 11/02/2020 14:04:43

Nov 2, 2020 - 2:29:48 PM

9730 posts since 8/22/2006

The least I know about an actors personal life and if they can deliver on screen makes my viewing of their films more enjoyable. I watch for the entertainment and escape into the fantasy the movie implies. I don’t really care for the liberal views of Harrison Ford but together with Sean Connery in The Last Crusades it was very entertaining and amusing.

Nov 2, 2020 - 3:06:59 PM
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rvrose

USA

754 posts since 6/29/2007

I wonder if banjo music left him "stirred" or "shaken"? ;-)

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