The GEORGE LAZENBY Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • Posts: 19,339
    Was gonna wait until December for the exact date of release to post this, but whatever. The whole year we're celebrating this outstanding movie. Cheers, Laz, Diana and all.
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    Lovely poster @Thunderball ,classy looking,not too much going on in your face...excellent stuff.
  • ThunderballThunderball playing Chemin de Fer in a casino, downing Vespers
    Posts: 814
    Thanks. Thought about posting it in my fanart thread but it'll get more views here. I watched OHMSS last night, first time in a fairly long while. There are so many reasons why the film works so well and is held in high esteem by most of us, but for me the big thing that I thought about last night as I watched it was the relationship between Bond and Tracy. I love their back and forth and humor. Even up to moments before she's killed, I enjoy their repartee so much that I just want to stop the movie there. It's easily the best relationship in the film series, somehow even better than Bond and Vesper in my favorite 007 film, Casino Royale.
  • Posts: 19,339
    Thanks. Thought about posting it in my fanart thread but it'll get more views here. I watched OHMSS last night, first time in a fairly long while. There are so many reasons why the film works so well and is held in high esteem by most of us, but for me the big thing that I thought about last night as I watched it was the relationship between Bond and Tracy. I love their back and forth and humor. Even up to moments before she's killed, I enjoy their repartee so much that I just want to stop the movie there. It's easily the best relationship in the film series, somehow even better than Bond and Vesper in my favorite 007 film, Casino Royale.

    +1

    Spot on comments there,and then if you add in Telly Savalas and the rest of the top top cast,its an absolute joy to watch.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
    Posts: 2,702
    Was gonna wait until December for the exact date of release to post this, but whatever. The whole year we're celebrating this outstanding movie. Cheers, Laz, Diana and all.
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    Thanks @Thunderball!

    That’s really well done.

    When I logged on to my Spotify account earlier today, I noticed that one of my suggested “Daily Mix” playlists consisted of Jerry Goldsmith, Ennio Morricone, Maurice Jarre, Akira Ifukube and ….. John Barry. I immediately went for “We have all the Time in the World.” It takes very, very little to get me in the mood to re-watch or listen to the score for OHMSS. There is just something about it.

    I’ll – again – make my monthly appeal to EON: Can we please have a limited 4K re-release of OHMSS?!

  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    Posts: 2,426
    The following article appeared on the Express (UK “newspaper” *ahem*) website
    https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1200386/James-Bond-007-George-Lazenby-age

    There's no one significant in his life right now. "Not that I have any trouble getting women," he smiles. "It's the mornings that are a problem. Well, you have to have breakfast with them."




  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,185
    The following article appeared on the Express (UK “newspaper” *ahem*) website
    https://www.express.co.uk/celebrity-news/1200386/James-Bond-007-George-Lazenby-age

    There's no one significant in his life right now. "Not that I have any trouble getting women," he smiles. "It's the mornings that are a problem. Well, you have to have breakfast with them."




    :))
    Classic George
  • ggl007ggl007 www.archivo007.com Spain, España
    Posts: 2,541
    This is a HUGE, IMMENSE honor for us:



    Thank your very much, George and Anders Frejdh.

  • LeonardPineLeonardPine The Bar on the Beach
    edited December 2019 Posts: 3,985
    Just watched my annual Xmas viewing of OHMSS and George is so very bloody good in it! I think my fave bit is the barn scene. Wonderful stuff and Diana Rigg is so sexy. Fur and black underwear? Oh yeah... 😍
  • Posts: 1,669
    Just watched OHMSS today for the 50th , thanks to mr Lazenby
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    Just watched my annual Xmas viewing of OHMSS and George is so very bloody good in it! I think my fave bit is the barn scene. Wonderful stuff and Diana Rigg is so sexy. Fur and black underwear? Oh yeah... 😍

    Oh, yes, I concur fully.
    And George is so not given enough credit, he does a great job. Love the "resignation" sequence, he and Bernard Lee are very good here.
    Can't wait to watch this Xmas day. Am currently reading Cinema Retros special issue to get me in the mood.
  • Max_The_ParrotMax_The_Parrot ATAC to St Cyril’s
    Posts: 2,426
    George Lazenby’s made the front page of the UK ‘news’paper Daily Star today ...
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    https://www.dailystar.co.uk/news/latest-news/james-bonds-george-lazemby-blasted-21210139
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
    Posts: 3,141
    When I was born my mother had to get permission to speak

    "Permission to speak, dearest? You have a son. Can we call him George?"
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
    Posts: 6,853
    Great man, great Bond.
  • MajorDSmytheMajorDSmythe "I tolerate this century, but I don't enjoy it."Moderator
    Posts: 13,967
    I can hear the twitter posts (because that seems to be where everyone/thing, is judged these days) being fired off in ALL CAPS!!!!!!.

  • royale65royale65 Caustic misanthrope reporting for duty.
    Posts: 4,423
    Ah, the SJW's have got their morning outrage over for today. Now for a quick jog and pop into Starbucks for the daily Blonde Caffe Misto.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger Das Boot Hill
    Posts: 45,489
    I can hear the twitter posts (because that seems to be where everyone/thing, is judged these days) being fired off in ALL CAPS!!!!!!.

    Lazenby doesn t care. Why should he?
  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    edited January 2020 Posts: 5,185
    Congrats to Lazenby for being big and relevant enough again, to make it to the front page of the Daily Mail.

    The article itself is utter nonsense of course. Must have been written by a feminist with a squeaky voice.
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
    Posts: 2,541
    00Agent wrote: »
    Congrats to Lazenby for being big and relevant enough again, to make it to the front page of the Daily Mail.

    The article itself is utter nonsense of course. Must have been written by a feminist with a squeaky voice.

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  • 00Agent00Agent Any man who drinks Dom Perignon '52 can't be all bad.
    Posts: 5,185
    00Agent wrote: »
    Congrats to Lazenby for being big and relevant enough again, to make it to the front page of the Daily Mail.

    The article itself is utter nonsense of course. Must have been written by a feminist with a squeaky voice.

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    Can i get on the front page now? :))
  • ResurrectionResurrection Kolkata, India
    Posts: 2,541
    00Agent wrote: »
    00Agent wrote: »
    Congrats to Lazenby for being big and relevant enough again, to make it to the front page of the Daily Mail.

    The article itself is utter nonsense of course. Must have been written by a feminist with a squeaky voice.

    991.gif

    Can i get on the front page now? :))

    Surely
  • Posts: 17,469
    Hey guys - Recently, the worst aspects of the tabloid press have taken some words of mine out of context. I'd like to correct the sentiments I allegedly expressed.
    For the record, I have never given a recent interview to the UK's Daily Star or Daily Mail tabloids.
    More importantly, as an 80 year old man, I commented on changing societal attitudes. The misleading headline ignores my main point: it's not a bad thing, just different.
    I was the son of a smart, strong woman who raised me with equality with an independent sister. I have been married twice to very smart, intelligent women. I have 3 incredibly smart, intelligent daughters.
    I worked in the fashion industry in the 1960s, a place where women led men in terms of career and progress and pay.
    As somewhat of a hippie in the late Sixties and early Seventies, I fully supported and cheered on the female emancipation movement from the Patriarchy.
    Of course things have changed and so they should. Bond was once described, correctly, as a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur." I may be a dinosaur but it would miss the point to describe me as the other words.
    I have huge respect and admiration for all genders. At a time when we are seeing we have far to progress on equality, I hope I can be known as The Spy Who Loved #MeToo. -George x
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
    Posts: 23,819
    First, he blagged his way into Bond.

    Then, he dismissed an offer for 1 million dollars.

    Now, he writes that incredible statement.

    You're a great man, George. :)
  • His acting was weak in some scenes but improved a lot with other scenes. The best acting scene from his was when he was trying to convince M to attack the Piz Gloria and the wedding scene. I don't think Connery would have been able to pull it off. He was a strong guy in real life and he is stronger than every bond except for Connery and Craig. If he would stayed as James Bond, I think he would have been the best James Bond.
  • NicNacNicNac Administrator, Moderator
    Posts: 7,574
    I can hear the twitter posts (because that seems to be where everyone/thing, is judged these days) being fired off in ALL CAPS!!!!!!.

    Lazenby doesn t care. Why should he?

    My thoughts exactly. He's 80 years old, rich and most importantly, his own man. Always has been, and he won't be even slightly swayed by 20th century political correctness.

    Top man.

  • 4EverBonded4EverBonded the Ballrooms of Mars
    Posts: 12,459
    Well, I'm not a fan of Lazenby at all but I thought some of you may like to see this.


    And what's with all the anti women, anti feminist, "SJW" oh so anti "PC" stuff on this page? Never mind, don't explain, or "mansplain". I'll leave you to it here.
  • OctopussyOctopussy Piz Gloria, Schilthorn, Switzerland.
    edited January 2020 Posts: 1,081
    secret_007 wrote: »
    His acting was weak in some scenes but improved a lot with other scenes. The best acting scene from his was when he was trying to convince M to attack the Piz Gloria and the wedding scene. I don't think Connery would have been able to pull it off. He was a strong guy in real life and he is stronger than every bond except for Connery and Craig. If he would stayed as James Bond, I think he would have been the best James Bond.

    Agree. I don't think On Her Majesty's Secret Service would've been better with Connery. Connery's portrayal of Bond is without question the definitive cinematic Bond, but to me Lazenby is the Bond of the books. Connery's depiction of Bond lacked the vulnerability to pull off OHMSS, IMO. Connery's Bond is one that you aspire to be, whereas Lazenby's is one that you believe you could be. Bond was never a superman and I have always felt that Connery's performance was that of someone who was almost always untouchable. I always knew he was going to win in the end. George wasn't an actor and throughout the film you get the sense he is reacting to the events of the film as he would in real life. He didn't know any better. It's this quality of his performance which makes him relatable as a human and therefore extremely Fleming. I think had Connery been in OHMSS it would've been odd because the character he had established, I personally don't think would've fit into the narrative of the film. I could never envisage him falling in love and getting married.
  • Posts: 11,425
    Hey guys - Recently, the worst aspects of the tabloid press have taken some words of mine out of context. I'd like to correct the sentiments I allegedly expressed.
    For the record, I have never given a recent interview to the UK's Daily Star or Daily Mail tabloids.
    More importantly, as an 80 year old man, I commented on changing societal attitudes. The misleading headline ignores my main point: it's not a bad thing, just different.
    I was the son of a smart, strong woman who raised me with equality with an independent sister. I have been married twice to very smart, intelligent women. I have 3 incredibly smart, intelligent daughters.
    I worked in the fashion industry in the 1960s, a place where women led men in terms of career and progress and pay.
    As somewhat of a hippie in the late Sixties and early Seventies, I fully supported and cheered on the female emancipation movement from the Patriarchy.
    Of course things have changed and so they should. Bond was once described, correctly, as a "sexist, misogynist dinosaur." I may be a dinosaur but it would miss the point to describe me as the other words.
    I have huge respect and admiration for all genders. At a time when we are seeing we have far to progress on equality, I hope I can be known as The Spy Who Loved #MeToo. -George x

    That's a great statement. He's clearly still as sharp as a tack.
  • ContrabandContraband Sweden
    edited June 2020 Posts: 3,022
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