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...a sweatshop of moxie

Monday, March 13, 2006

The Best Bond

Is still Sir Sean Connery!

I don't care if my mother prefers Roger Moore, or if he's a Scottish separatist, or if he likes Man United (ick).

That overly handsome powderpuff is no match for the flawlessly unintelligible Connery at his best, in the early 60's.

And thankfully, James Bond Numero Uno is recovering nicely, after a tumour removal from his kidney some weeks ago, it is being reported.

Send your good wishes to Moneypenny, who will pass it on to 007.

9 Comments:

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    By Blogger Ron, at Mon Mar 13, 10:43:00 am GMT-5  

  • Next to being Claude Rains in Casablanca, the movie part I would have loved to play is "Q", just as Desmond Llewelyn did...

    By Blogger Ron, at Mon Mar 13, 10:45:00 am GMT-5  

  • Next to being Claude Rains in Casablanca, the movie part I would have loved to play is "Q", just as Desmond Llewelyn did...

    Ooh, nice choices, my dear Ron -- especially the Claude Rains one, it goes without saying.

    Your reference recalls a response by Woody Allen, when asked the same thing: who would he love to have played, in the history of moviemaking?

    And you know what his answer was?

    Gigi. :)

    Cheers,
    Victoria (Lula Mae from "Breakfast at Tiffany's", of course)

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Mar 14, 12:22:00 am GMT-5  

  • Victoria (Lula Mae from "Breakfast at Tiffany's", of course)

    Does not Sundries Golightly? I've often thought so...

    The thing about being Claude Rains in Casablanca is that nearly every line you've got is awesome! "I think in her own way, Yvonne constitues a Second Front," "That is my least vulnerable spot", it just goes on and on...

    If Woody is Leslie Caron, does that make Marjorie Main Louis Jourdan?

    Ah, yes, I remem-bar it well...

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Mar 14, 02:01:00 am GMT-5  

  • the best bond - the one "joining" Scotland with England & Wales

    By Blogger Carlo, at Tue Mar 14, 02:37:00 am GMT-5  

  • Does not Sundries Golightly? I've often thought so...

    Very well played, sir. ;)

    The thing about being Claude Rains in Casablanca is that nearly every line you've got is awesome!

    Which is amazing, really, since as you know, the script was a patch-up, rush job which literally was penned moments before it was filmed.

    Citizen Kane is the deliberately, painstaking work of a boy genius director, but I'll take Casablanca's pacing and effervescence any day.

    "I think in her own way, Yvonne constitues a Second Front," "That is my least vulnerable spot", it just goes on and on...

    Do you know that because American films were not accessible by those on the continent, until after WWII was over, many in Europe didn't get to see this 1941 classic until well after 1946?

    This is in part, the reason for its world-wide affection.

    Like an antihestamine, it was a slow-release capsule.

    If Woody is Leslie Caron, does that make Marjorie Main Louis Jourdan?

    Ooh, too witty!

    Ah, yes, I remem-bar it well...

    Louis Jourdain was the anti-Boyer in so many ways. Thank God.

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Mar 14, 03:49:00 am GMT-5  

  • the best bond - the one "joining" Scotland with England & Wales

    Okayyyy. I may agree, although I think many Welshmen and Scots may not. ;)

    Cheers,
    Victoria

    By Blogger vbspurs, at Tue Mar 14, 03:50:00 am GMT-5  

  • Do you know that because American films were not accessible by those on the continent, until after WWII was over, many in Europe didn't get to see this 1941 classic until well after 1946?

    That's interesting...it puts a different spin on things, doesn't it?

    I know Arsenic and Old Lace was delayed two years because the play was still running on Broadway!
    Who would do that now?

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Mar 14, 10:12:00 am GMT-5  

  • Citizen Kane is a 19th Century story, an evil Horatio Alger tale; Casablanca is a 20th Century yarn full of pseudo-cynical wise guys...

    By Blogger Ron, at Tue Mar 14, 10:18:00 am GMT-5  

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