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Good trailer- did you make it yourself? If so, the only criticism I would have is make the music flow better if possible- it looks more like clips simply stuck together if you don't.
DAF is Sean gold, all the way. 24 carat Sean if you will.
@timmer I feel what you're saying. I too love Connery, but this was now Lazenby's era. I really feel that Roger Moore owned the 70s, and the 80s from Octopussy on, should have been Dalton until LTK. Pierce was the 90s, Daniel Craig etc.. Lazenby deserved one more, the fans deserved a follow-up to OHMSS. Sean Connery's Diamonds Are Forever is the one I'll always know and love, but I still can't help but wondering "what if?" Sorry for the sacrilege.
Still, the entertaining "Sean-is-back" DAF we finally got with the enjoyabely fun Blofeld by Gray is, I guess, the next best thing.
Well in my opinion, it would have been preferable to have Lazenby against Savalas in a serious, earthly follow up to OHMSS. But in a way I quite like Connery's comeback a lot, and it does introduce a kind of humor that Moore was able to adapt and perfect. I love Moore's era as much as Connery's (but for different reasons, I grew up on Moore as a child, and Spy Who Loved Me was the first I saw in the theater). But OHMSS is my total favorite, and I really think if Lazenby was given a second film, audiences would have grown to like him more (also, I think it would have given Lazenby a little more confidence in a second outing).
Previously, others have done DAF/ Lazenby tribute trailers on youtube, but I was always dissatisfied by the rather modern approach taken. Foe example, the 80s UA logo is used rather than the Transamerica one, or the trailers include tons of Lazenby footage with his various mustaches. The thing I was really aiming for was to make a trailer in the early 70s tradition even including the GP rating. I also used John Barry recordings on all the music. One piece in particular is an instrumental version of the DAF, yet it's kind of got a moog sound. All the Barry recordings are from around the early 70s to be consistent with the time period. The passing of John Barry was one thing that prompted me to work on this, and I probably went overboard with all his wonderful music cues. I wanted to shorten the trailer down to about 3 1/2 to 4 minutes, and add film grain, but I ran out of time.
The film wouldn't have necessarily turned out like the 71 DAF.
I should agree with you there, but would Peter Hunt have made difference?
You're right on the money there. When I look back at some of the men that were close to becoming Bond I can't help but scratch my head. Both John Gavin and James Brolin were more than considered, they were signed on for a short period of time. They're two of the most bland and uninspired actors I've ever seen. They're not terrible actors, they're just not good ones either. The casting of Sean Connery was so inspired and perfect. Then I look at those two and wonder if EON was simply content to cast anyone with the right look.
If you don't believe me check out these autrocious screentests by James Brolin.
When did he audition? Was it around TMWTGG and OP, since Maud was there testing with him? No, it has to be OP because John Glen was in the reel. But why would Brolin audition for OP when Moore was still playing Bond?
I never knew this! I'm so glad roger stayed on. I shutter to think of an American Bond. If Brolin would've been cast tons of unworthy American actors would've been cast instead of much better choices of the European/United Kingdom variety.
*edit-- of course, I may only be saying that because I want to play him! ;D