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I sort of agree, although casting an American has the potential to be a total disaster. I also find it annoying when Brits get cast as Americans but have awful accents.
However, I think Rennie Zellwiger and Meryl Streep have showed that Americans can do the British accent pretty well. Am yet to see an American guy do the accent as well as those two. Downey Jr as Holmes is highly entertaining but not a very convincing accent!
Laz would never have gotten whupped by Bambi and Thumper, that's for sure.
I agree. Much as I dont have any feelings for the commonwealth either way, theres still some intangible link in our DNA that makes the idea of an Aussie or Kiwi seem acceptable where casting a yank sounds like heresy.
Part of it is our ancestral heritage I suppose but I think it's also our sense if humour. You can have some banter with antipodeans which Americans would never get and when you live in foreign countries there is a certain je ne sais quoi when you meet up with Aussies and Kiwis which you dont get with yanks.
I also think the British media would hammer the casting of a yank but would be more sympathetic to someone from down under.
Personally I would like to say I would have nothing against a yank playing Bond but deep down there's just a gut reaction that feels it would simply be wrong. Like when a foreigner manages England - and look how that's turned out.
I think it would depend on who the actor was. If the American was an "Indie" actor I can't help but feel he would be accepted a bit more. If he was a flashy movie star actor then yes, that wouldn't feel right.
Pierce was the closest we've had to that but I wouldn't have counted him as a full blown "American" - at least during his time as Bond.
Very cleverly put together! Even most of the shots that were actually from DAF were alternate/deleted scenes, which made the whole thing feel new!
God George, why didn't you do DAF???
Yes, WHY GEORGE?! YOU MADE SEAN GET MIXED UP IN IT. >:P
We all have different opinions. I personally think DAF is the worst Bond movie ever made.
Here's what it could have been.
Agreed, DAF as it is remains a true legend. Lazenby might have been okay in DAF, but let's face it, Connery was better. Now what would have really made me glad was if Roger Moore had come in early for DAF! At least we wouldn't have gotten the "getting old" Connery that in some scenes, like the tussel with Bambi and Thumper, shows his age tremendously.
(of course, Sean bounced back later and became awesome again)
But if I had my way, George should have been the 'Dalton' of the early Bond age, and done two movies.
However, seeing as how George quit before his own movie was even released, I'd have loved to see Roger show up one film early.
I'm really sorry for the hardcore followers, but I'm not so much a fan of Sean in DAF. (I love him in everything else)
Pierce was 14 at the time! HAHA! =))
Since we don't know how Lazenby would have been in DAF how exactly can Connery be better?
I think it would have at least been a better follow-up from OHMSS. I find DAF's PTS the most awefull of the entire series. It might be because it still has to account for the happenings in OHMSS but does in a really poor way.
And he still would have trumped Connery's blah performance in YOLT, even at 14!
Lazenby just didn't have it in my opinion, and I really doubt that he could have done any better if he had been in DAF. I mean, we'll never know, but I'd predict that he'd be just as flat in my opinion as he was in OHMSS.
@00Beast. Lazenby ranks #5 for me in my actor rankings just ahead of you know who. Yes I'll agree he was wooden through much of the film but I believe there was a good chance that you would've matured into the role. Keep in the mind OHMSS was his first acting role in a film. If we judged actors soley on their first performances things would be alot different. Afterall Moore didn't really find his footing until his third film. Regardless a gritty DAF with Lazenby in the role is a tragic missed opportunity.
Thanks so much Master Dahark, it really made my day today to read this! I really spent so much time on it, and it's kind of broken my heart a little, that out of 8 ratings on youtube, 3 are dislikes. But I guess it shows that you can't mess with a Connery film without stomping on some sacred ground. I believe I used visual and audio from ten George Lazenby films. I tried my best to use deleted scenes from DAF to kind of tell a little different and grittier version of the film. The only way to establish a revenge film was to include the most ultra violent moments from Lazenby's filmography, which (for me) makes it kind of humorous when it says GP at the end. Also, I used some unused footage from O.H.M.S.S., which has one scene with Lazenby gambling at the casino, though if you look carefully you'll see Shakira Baksh right behind him. For those who don't know, Shakira Baksh is now known as Shakira Caine, Michael Caine's wife! She was an extra in O.H.M.S.S. but ended up on the cutting room floor. This was footage taken from an O.H.M.S.S. featurette, so it felt like fair game to include it. I kind of like the idea that Michael Caine's wife was a Bond girl! I also felt that in any scenes where Connery's stunt double is standing in for him, was fair game to be used as well, as Lazenby's stand in. In any case, thanks for your supportive comments!
I think a Lazenby-led DAF, with a similar-style script to the Connery version, would have been a disaster.
Was there ever a chance that Cubby and Harry were going to launch a 'revenge pic' as Lazenby's second film?
Yes, that is what would have happened. In fact Diamonds Are Forever was set to open with the end of the film, Tracy's murder as the PTS. Oh, what could have been...
I quite agree - maybe the series wouldn't have got so silly. I think George did a good job and would have made a great Bond, and OHMSS will always be one of my favourite Bonds.