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Come on, people. Pay attention to this sort of things please.
A bit harsh, wouldn't you say? I'm just adjusting myself to the new MI6 and this is only the second thread I've started. Given the new appearance of the forum homepage, I nearly forgot there were sections.
Perhaps a bit more restraint for an old forum vet?
Maybe your being tired was Brozzer's fault and not inherently something wrong wi a long tenure? ;)
Settling into this marathon, I would really get attached. I enjoyed seeing Connery after Connery after Connery, and now the same with Moore. It is a shame that current era's will now be blips in comparison, at least when it comes to Craig. Id love to see him develope over the course of a Connery 6. And he'd likely show up in shape with his Angameneach time, giving Moore and Connery's legacies a run for their money. A las. However, as long as Bond itself lives on, it could be worse.
Believe me, I love the Moore era while I'm watching my DVDs, but if I'd have to wait the three years between TMWTGG and TSWLM, I'd have lost all interest in seeing the next film. It's the same with the Brosnan era, I love those while I'm watching the DVDs, but when I had to wait three years between TWINE and DAD (my first Bond film in theaters, though I was alive for all the Brosnans), I was almost ready to dump the series. It's almost starting to happen with the Craig era, though Blood Stone and GoldenEye have helped alleviate that.
No, I don't think any actor is going to pull a "moore". The movies take longer to film, the budgets are astronimical and there is such a long period between films now that no actor can remain in the saddle as long as Moore did.
Films used to be one calandar year apart (except for OHMSS and TSWLM where we waited 2.5 years from the previous film) then there was a constant 2 year wait period...at the height of the Moore, Dalton and Brosnan years.
Now it has been more than 3 years since QoS
DC was like 38 when he started now he is well in his forties.
No, nobody is going to play Bond for as many years or as many films as Sir Roger. We tip our hats to him.
Didn't u hear that Everything Or Nothing would be a movie, if EA hadn't buy it before?
No, as a matter of fact, everything I read about it said that it was always a game, and that no Bond film had been written for 2003/2004. Plus, it'd doubtful EON would have allowed Feirstein to pen another film since Purvis and Wade have been the writers since 1999.
Dumb question, but, besides those Potter films, is there another successful series where the lead has staid on that long these days?
Bale will only do 3 Bat films. Spidey was switched after 3. Damon wouldn't stay for 4.
What will keep Craig? Or any other actor? It doesn't seem sporting these days.
Pirates, Die Hard, Resident Evil. Toby wanted more Spider-Man films too but that didn't happen. Craig seems happy and anyone who is Bond has wanted at least to stay for a while (why change what's good, Bond is afterall a long-running series, that should have long running actors in the lead). Brosnan wanted six and Craig seems to want some more.
Good points indeed.
EDIT: It seems it's now 14 years for five films, so six would take 17 at least. That makes my point even stronger.
We need another actor to do five or six films as Bond to get a sense of continuity going again. 6, 1, 7, 2, 4 is a really odd count for any series. A few more 5's or 6's would help in my opinion.
I couldn't agree more.
And dear lord, six pirates films? Yikes.
I think we'll get 4 or 5 out of craig if we're lucky. If EON did want another moore then they would get a younger actor next time, because I don't think they'll let an actor carry on into his late 50s again.
Another case is Dalton. I certainly wouldn't have minded to see Dalton return for two or even three more Bond films. He could have done a couple more in the early 1990s.
The problem with 7 Bonds, however, is that you either need to cast someone surprisingly young for his first film, or you really can't afford any gap that lasts longer than two years. On average, Moore did his 7 with another film every two years. And Moore, contrary to what some say, aged rather well IMO. So, if we start counting from the release of the first film, it eventually takes 12 years in total. So imagine we hire someone age 37. He'd be 49 when he does his final Bond. I can see that happen for sure. But then we don't need financial fiascos like the recent Sony ordeal and we have to make sure that audiences nowadays don't grow tired of seeing the Bonds released so 'fast'. I know, silly isn't it? Seven Saw films, seven years. You'd think it'd be easy. Well, it isn't with Bond as long as they want to produce big, quality films with which they hope to make more than 150 million dollars each time. ;;)
Well done to the creator of that tribute. Though it was most welome (as a Dalton fan), there was surprisingly a high quota of Daltonage in that tribute. There may be more Daltonage in that tribute than any other Bond tribute i've seen. Well, excluding Dalton-centric trubutes. :-B
Good point, DarthDimi. I remember that there was some concern about what would happen with the franchise when Brosnan was (depending on your point of view) booted/left. There was a lot of talk about the Alternating Bonds theory - you get a long-running, successful Bond and then an unsuccessful one. After the long gap between LTK and GE I was worried that we'd get a one or two film actor, a long break between films, and then (if we were lucky) a few films in a row again. When Craig was announced I was worried we would see another Lazenby or Dalton.
Wow, was I wrong...