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I do apologize for this beard obsession! I am experiencing full blown internet nerdiness!
Unbelieveable. They used "Close Shave" track from the SKYFALL Soundtrack in it, and didn't mentioned Thomas Newman. Check it out...
And why not reshoot the finale again? Cost.
Just to clarify - your comment is incorrect.
Oliver Reed starred in two episodes of The Saint. Series 2 ep 9: The King of Beggars and series 2 ep 24 - Sophie. Roger Moore does not have a beard in those episodes. Both episodes are on Youtube so you can see for youself. Moore's Saint never had a beard (unless someone can provide proof - an image - from an episode to show he does!) - nor do I recall him with a stubble.
Can't clarify better than this.
I know my Saint very well.
I've had a look on Youtube at The Saint Sees It Through - and near the end of the story Simon Templar is in disguise, has a beard. I stand corrected. Thank you for the information.
In The Saint Sees It Through, he has a thoroughly altered hairstyle, too. Something definitely un-Moore-like at the time.
Thanks for the extra information
Enjoyable though the final act is abrupt.
Watching The Angels Eye Roger is in good form in this episode.
So I liked it, good cast, no great shakes, very nice to see Roger Moore on screen and an even larger role for Ian Ogilvy. Simple distraction, the actor as Templar was fit and athletic and capable. The Robin Hood aspect was laid on a little heavy, I'll admit that as well, parceling out huge sums to a laundry list of the needy. I'd rather see a more direct plot with benefit to a deserving character we get to know. For what it is, I enjoyed this much more than the feature film with Val Kilmer.
Considering that Bond himself is a gentleman spy, perhaps the bigger problem is that nowadays the public can take only one gentleman hero at a time. Bond has staked that claim, even if Craig's OO7 is more rough-necked than his predecessors. The gentleman ideal doesn't appeal as widely as it used to, because our society no longer has the same aspirations. Once people yearned to be more sophisticated and cultured. Today we are taught to be indiscriminately proud of ourselves, even for our worst characteristics (and we complain about "shaming" if others don't share that pride); we are taught that all cultures are equal and wonderful, so we wallow in pop; we are warned against being "classist" and we emulate crass middle-classness. No wonder the gentleman hero barely hangs on with Bond and that no room exists for his fellow gentlemen in a culture more interested in tattoos than tuxedos.