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  • #46
    Re: Bond...James Bond

    Originally posted by tex View Post
    Going against popular opinion i have to say Roger moore was my LEAST favourite Bond, when Fleming wrote his novels he did not portray bond as a clown and an oaf, the stories were tales of espionage and meglomania but Moore with the help of the writers decided to play up the comedy to the extent that the films became a parody of themselves.
    Yes the witty one liners were ok and served to show bond had a sense of humour but that really should have been the extent of the playing for laughs aspect of the films

    Yes, the comedy aspect did get broader as Moore's time as Bond progressed. To be fair to Moore, though, I don't think he could have played a Connery-style Bond, but agreed that the comedy went too far and plots too silly--Moonraker, which was so obviously trying to ride the Star Wars popularity wave.

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    • #47
      Re: Bond...James Bond

      Originally posted by staffslad View Post
      Yes, the comedy aspect did get broader as Moore's time as Bond progressed. To be fair to Moore, though, I don't think he could have played a Connery-style Bond, but agreed that the comedy went too far and plots too silly--Moonraker, which was so obviously trying to ride the Star Wars popularity wave.
      Yes Moonraker was brought forward in order of production to ride the wave of space themed films of the time
      Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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      • #48
        Re: Bond...James Bond

        What make of tea does James Bond drink?



        Brooke Bond lol
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        Do you really believe the other side without provocation would launch so many ICBM's, subs and ships knowing that we would have no option to launch as well? It would break our MAD Treaty (Mutually Assured Destruction) not to mention the end of the world as we know it.

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        • #49
          Re: Bond...James Bond

          Originally posted by Twocky61 View Post
          What make of tea does James Bond drink?



          Brooke Bond lol

          Hahaha

          Reminded me of one of Russ Abbott's characters, Basildon Bond.

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          • #50
            Re: Bond...James Bond

            Originally posted by staffslad View Post
            Hahaha

            Reminded me of one of Russ Abbott's characters, Basildon Bond.
            Ian fleming got the name James bond from a book he was reading called Birds of the west indies.
            Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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            • #51
              Re: Bond...James Bond

              "The name's double-oh-seven... one-three-eight-for-five-eight-six! I'm a Premium Bond!"
              Time flies like the wind, fruit flies like bananas - go figure!

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              • #52
                Re: Bond...James Bond

                That "Premium Bond" comment above reminded me of that PG Tips advert from the 1970s or 1980s where they did a James Bond spoof with the chimps, and one of them said (voiced by Michael Jayston of course) "the name's Bond - Brooke Bond".

                https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_VSTjo0i_EE

                I wonder whether it was played during ad breaks of James Bond films? The irony is that I am certain that Jayston himself had played Bond himself at least once, obviously not in the films but in some other representation of that character.
                I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                I'm having so much fun
                My lucky number's one
                Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                • #53
                  Re: Bond...James Bond

                  I think Michael Jayston played 007 in a BBC radio adaption of one of the novels.
                  The Trickster On The Roof

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                  • #54
                    Re: Bond...James Bond

                    Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                    I think Michael Jayston played 007 in a BBC radio adaption of one of the novels.
                    ....so did Bob holness of blockbusters
                    Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                    • #55
                      Re: Bond...James Bond

                      Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                      I think Michael Jayston played 007 in a BBC radio adaption of one of the novels.
                      Yes, that's right. The fact that he wasn't an actor who played Bond in the Connery or Moore sense at least made me think of whether he did play Bond after all, or whether I was imagining things.
                      I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                      There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                      I'm having so much fun
                      My lucky number's one
                      Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                      • #56
                        Re: Bond...James Bond

                        Originally posted by tex View Post
                        ....so did Bob holness of blockbusters
                        Yes he did, but he did not play saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street - that was someone else of course.
                        I've everything I need to keep me satisfied
                        There's nothing you can do to make me change my mind
                        I'm having so much fun
                        My lucky number's one
                        Ah! Oh! Ah! Oh!

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                        • #57
                          Re: Bond...James Bond

                          Originally posted by Richard1978 View Post
                          I think Michael Jayston played 007 in a BBC radio adaption of one of the novels.

                          He also played secret agent Quiller in the series of that name in 1975 for the BBC.

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                          • #58
                            Re: Bond...James Bond

                            Originally posted by staffslad View Post
                            He also played secret agent Quiller in the series of that name in 1975 for the BBC.
                            He was also Peter Guillam in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, but was unavailable for Smiley's People.
                            The Trickster On The Roof

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                            • #59
                              Re: Bond...James Bond

                              Originally posted by George 1978 View Post
                              Yes he did, but he did not play saxophone on Gerry Rafferty's Baker Street - that was someone else of course.
                              Cryptic to the max!
                              Ejector seat?...your jokin!

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                              • #60
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                                Raf Ravenscroft played the sax solo

                                The Bob Holness story was invented by Stuart Maconie

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