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Roger Moore has passed , aged 89 .

Roger Moore has passed , aged 89 .

Old May 23rd 2017, 11:04 pm
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Default Roger Moore has passed , aged 89 .

He was/is my favourite Bond, but I like Dalton also . Dalton though only starred in 2 Bond movies so Moore just had a lot more movies to ingratiate himself with fans.
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Old May 24th 2017, 1:12 am
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He was very good as the Saint, but he was a bit too soft for Bond I thought, my favorite was Sean Connery.
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Another vote for Sean, I also liked the Saint, had the Corgi Car.
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For me, Moore's best film of the series was The Spy Who Loved Me! I didn't like Dalton at all although his films were okay.

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I thought Moore was awful as Bond. Not as awful as Lazemby obviously but not far off. He was great in The Saint and with Tony Curtis in The Persuaders. Loved that series. Craig, Connery and Brosnan are my favourite Bonds. And I should know
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Moore was kind of soft as Bond. The character created by Fleming was a man who lived hard, had no qualms about carrying out executions of dangerous enemies and others who were threats to Britain and was sanctioned by the government to do so.

Moore just didn't fit that image IMO
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My vote goes for Sean Connery as well. Didn't really care for Roger Moore's interpretation of James Bond.
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Default Re: Roger Moore has passed , aged 89 .

I liked Sean Connery a lot, but I have also enjoyed the upgrade with Daniel Craig. But as I hadn't read the books when Roger Moore was Bond, I didn't really know what the Bond character was supposed to be like.

What I did like about the Roger Moore Bond, now I have seen them as an adult, he was obviously having loads of fun doing those films. Always nice to someone enjoying their work.

I even enjoyed David Niven doing Bond, but then I can watch any David Niven film!
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The Spy who love me , was the 1st Bond I saw. Moore's Bond movies were the ones I first saw ; whether that is the reason I like him most I don't know. I did prefer his jovial Bond over Connery's more hardnosed Bond.
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I think Goldfinger was my first one, perhaps the impact has been lost with time but it was so different to the normal fare made such an impression at the time.
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Man dies. Everyone talks about how another actor played one of his roles better.
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Not better, different.

Saint was mentioned.
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Default Re: Roger Moore has passed , aged 89 .

All those that say Roger Moore wasn't a good Bond, are of course WRONG!
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Default Re: Roger Moore has passed , aged 89 .

Originally Posted by markonline1 View Post
All those that say Roger Moore wasn't a good Bond, are of course WRONG!
I think he knew he couldn't follow the same Bond personna as Sean Connery so he came up with a different potrayal. Connery was a hard act to follow, so he did it his way.

Other than George Lazenby, all the Bond actors have been good in their own different ways.
But there is no real argument about who really is Bond.

Sean Connery was king and when he abdicated the title of Bond moved on down to the heir...Daniel Craig

And I am an expert. I am married to M
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Default Re: Roger Moore has passed , aged 89 .

Indeed, only Connery and Craig portray the character created by Ian Fleming. The others may have given enjoyable performances, but they were not Fleming's Bond.
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