The TIMOTHY DALTON Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    Revelator wrote: »
    Twilight Time is going out of business and offering the Blu-Ray of Dalton's Wuthering Heights for $6.95.
    Primarily of interest to Bronte fans and English teachers.

    'Genre: Romantic Comedy'? I have not read Wuthering Heights but this is not my understanding of it!

    I watched Brenda Starr for the first time last weekend and it was exactly the fun antidote to These Times I needed (I love goofy comic book movies). Also, this:

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  • edited May 11 Posts: 499
    Revelator wrote: »
    Dalton certainly looked more like a Byronic hero than any other Bond actor, but oddly Amis never noticed this--commenting on Licence to Kill he just said Dalton was unmemorable next to Connery and Moore. He didn't even notice that the film adapted part of Fleming's LALD. Oh well!

    One wonders if Amis even saw the movie.
  • Agent_OneAgent_One Ireland
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    I do think Dalton would've been excellent in an adaptation of Amis' Colonel Sun.
  • edited May 11 Posts: 2,040
    Escalus5 wrote: »
    One wonders if Amis even saw the movie.

    Like a couple of other Fleming fans who weren't hot on LTK, Amis thought the series had become too much like an American action movie in the general level of mayhem, stunts, explosions, violence, etc. If those critics could see what subsequent Bond films were like, they might have revised their opinions!

    Amis's review of LTK can be heard here by the way.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I watched Passion's Way from 1999 last night (aptly named; phwoar) and good grief, the man does NOT age:

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  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
    edited August 10 Posts: 11,550
    Congrats to Tim on coming 2nd in the recent poll. Losing out to Connery, but seeing off the 4 other Bonds.

    Not bad for the Bond that has no sex appeal, runs funny, looks like a librarian, was cast as a runner up to Brosnan, and is only remembered because what Craig has done with Bond.
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
    edited August 10 Posts: 2,762
    Congrats to Tim on coming 2nd in the recent poll. Losing out to Connery, but seeing off the 4 other Bonds.

    Not bad for the Bond that has no sex appeal, runs funny, looks like a librarian, was cast as a runner up to Brosnan, and is only remembered because what Craig has done with Bond.

    Yeah, I was delighted to see that. This result further confirms that Dalton was simply ahead of his time. I've always loved his Bond from Day One. To be honest, I'm torn between Dalton and Craig....Coz I think Craig is the modern Dalton.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
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    Congrats to Tim on coming 2nd in the recent poll. Losing out to Connery, but seeing off the 4 other Bonds.

    Not bad for the Bond that has no sex appeal, runs funny, looks like a librarian, was cast as a runner up to Brosnan, and is only remembered because what Craig has done with Bond.

    Hear hear. My favourite actor next to Alain Delon, and most certainly my favourite Bond.
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    Congrats to Tim on coming 2nd in the recent poll. Losing out to Connery, but seeing off the 4 other Bonds.

    Not bad for the Bond that has no sex appeal, runs funny, looks like a librarian, was cast as a runner up to Brosnan, and is only remembered because what Craig has done with Bond.

    Yes, coming in #2 behind Connery is fine indeed. Kinda made my day.
  • edited August 10 Posts: 2,881
    Made my day too! And winning a similar poll on here recently, great to see.. fully deserved!
    Timothy Dalton IS James Bond!
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I dunno, if he goes too mainstream I might have to stop supporting him. I always go for underdogs.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    I dunno, if he goes too mainstream I might have to stop supporting him. I always go for underdogs.

    Me too, still good to hear that he came second after Connery.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    Support Craig, he came 6th. ;)
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    I doubt Dan's losing any sleep over it!
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
    edited August 12 Posts: 7,212
    I saw this poll result on twitter but I didn't see the actual poll or how it was run. Did they do A v B C v D and then A v C etc, or did they do a straightforward knock out? Craig coming 6th seems odd to say the least

    EDIT: ok, saw it. Craig got knocked out first round by Connery. As would any of the actors. A bit daft to say the least.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe Still waiting for the Jena Malone Batwoman movie that's never going to be made.Moderator
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    "If... if... if..." If they had included Barry Nelson, then Connery would have been knocked out immediatly.

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  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Defender of Timothy Dalton, George Lazenby, Éric Serra & the Bond double bill of '83!
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    NicNac wrote: »
    I saw this poll result on twitter but I didn't see the actual poll or how it was run. Did they do A v B C v D and then A v C etc, or did they do a straightforward knock out? Craig coming 6th seems odd to say the least

    EDIT: ok, saw it. Craig got knocked out first round by Connery. As would any of the actors. A bit daft to say the least.

    Certainly Craig was done a disservice by putting him against Connery in the first round, but even so Dalton's victory over Moore leaves me confident enough that he'd be able to beat at least Brosnan and Lazenby too.

    Thing is that as a past Bond actor who is not Connery, third place will always be the highest possible place to reach in popularity polls. Most casual fans either prefer Connery or the new one, that's how it has always been.

    Dalton's surprise victory over Moore and another 32% of voters still preferring him to either Connery or Brosnan in the final round is a huge accomplishment for someone who has always been one of the underdog Bonds. Great job, Tim!
  • NicNacNicNac Moderator
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    NicNac wrote: »
    I saw this poll result on twitter but I didn't see the actual poll or how it was run. Did they do A v B C v D and then A v C etc, or did they do a straightforward knock out? Craig coming 6th seems odd to say the least

    EDIT: ok, saw it. Craig got knocked out first round by Connery. As would any of the actors. A bit daft to say the least.

    Certainly Craig was done a disservice by putting him against Connery in the first round, but even so Dalton's victory over Moore leaves me confident enough that he'd be able to beat at least Brosnan and Lazenby too.

    Thing is that as a past Bond actor who is not Connery, third place will always be the highest possible place to reach in popularity polls. Most casual fans either prefer Connery or the new one, that's how it has always been.

    Dalton's surprise victory over Moore and another 32% of voters still preferring him to either Connery or Brosnan in the final round is a huge accomplishment for someone who has always been one of the underdog Bonds. Great job, Tim!
    Agree totally. Especially considering Roger's popularity has increased since his death, that was a good result for Tim.

  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    Dalton's victory feels as if he just did his 3rd Bond film.
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Dalton's victory feels as if he just did his 3rd Bond film.

    Oh, how i have had dreams of that happening!!
    Such a shame it never happened!!
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
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    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Dalton's victory feels as if he just did his 3rd Bond film.

    Oh, how i have had dreams of that happening!!
    Such a shame it never happened!!

    Yeah, it's a painful dream to always wake up from.
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    I wouldn’t trade Brosnan’s GE for it, but I seriously wish we could have had a third Dalton film (and second Lazenby, while I’m at it).
  • Agent_OneAgent_One Ireland
    edited August 13 Posts: 280
    The Telegraph being sort of correct? Is the sky still blue?
  • chrisisallchrisisall Brosnan Defender Of The Realm
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    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Dalton's victory feels as if he just did his 3rd Bond film.

    Oh, how i have had dreams of that happening!!
    Such a shame it never happened!!

    Yeah, it's a painful dream to always wake up from.

    I love Brosnan, but Tim needed at least one more film. TND could have still happened.....
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    chrisisall wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Dalton's victory feels as if he just did his 3rd Bond film.

    Oh, how i have had dreams of that happening!!
    Such a shame it never happened!!

    Yeah, it's a painful dream to always wake up from.

    I love Brosnan, but Tim needed at least one more film. TND could have still happened.....

    If I could switch things up to be super picky, I'd replace Connery's DAF with a second, revenge-driven Lazenby film to end the Blofeld saga, then carry on as normal until after LTK, where a third Dalton film is inserted between that and Brosnan's GE. If I have to sacrifice another film to make it happen, I'll gladly give up DAD, so that both Dalton and Brosnan could have three.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    FoxRox wrote: »
    If I could switch things up to be super picky, I'd replace Connery's DAF with a second, revenge-driven Lazenby film to end the Blofeld saga, then carry on as normal until after LTK, where a third Dalton film is inserted between that and Brosnan's GE. If I have to sacrifice another film to make it happen, I'll gladly give up DAD, so that both Dalton and Brosnan could have three.

    I'd go for this. Make it so!
  • GadgetManGadgetMan Nigeria
    edited August 14 Posts: 2,762
    chrisisall wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Mathis1 wrote: »
    GadgetMan wrote: »
    Dalton's victory feels as if he just did his 3rd Bond film.

    Oh, how i have had dreams of that happening!!
    Such a shame it never happened!!

    Yeah, it's a painful dream to always wake up from.

    I love Brosnan, but Tim needed at least one more film. TND could have still happened.....

    Yeah, I also love Brosnan. Especially, his TND performance. But of course, Dalton not doing a third film still hurts....I fear the hurt might never heal.
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    Just posted by the official James Bond youtube account:



    Not only my favorite scene with Dalton, but one of my favorite moments in the entire franchise.
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    Just posted by the official James Bond youtube account:



    Not only my favorite scene with Dalton, but one of my favorite moments in the entire franchise.

    Agreed.
    "Yess, I got rhe message!" Love the way Dalton delivers that line!
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