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Loved that Jarrod! The end piece in particular! :)) :-bd
I told her he played Bond in one movie, she said that if he did just one movie, he mustn't have been a successful Bond.
I explained her that he was offered a seven-movies contract, and that Lazenby's agent was an idiot because told him to refuse because Bond wouldn't have been a succesful series.
And my mom said: "Just because you like Bond, it doesn't mean it's a successful franchise" =)) :))
@Walecs, That's pretty funny comment from your mom, but funnily I was kind of thinking of things in terms of what would have happened if Lazenby had taken over for such a long time in the Bond franchise. I mean, maybe he wouldn't have been able to carry the series successfully into the 70s and 80s. Maybe the series would have dropped in budget and become more of a cult thing. When trying to make "what if" trailers with Lazenby, I'm always hampered with footage from his B movies, which in result makes the Bond film (I'm attempting) look cheap. I'm always looking for the most degraded quality for a Bond trailer or VHS footage to match the Lazenby quality. There's a bit of intentional humor in what I'm attempting though.
I'm guessing him in the car at the beginning was from a commercial, but I sort of thought he wasn't in much during that time other than 'Diamonds aren't Forever'
From my own readings Sean had affairs with both St John and Lana Wood while filming DAF. Wood has confirmed her participation via her own writings.
As for the opening post question, no thank you. DAF is a Connery tour de force. The film is perfect as is. The film oozes the Connery vibe. A great sendoff for the legend.
However what is tragic IMO is that Eon couldn't have patched things up with Laz and launched a glorious '70s era of Laz Bond, continuing right up to LTK.
Maybe in an alternative universe. What could have been. Rog did an adequate job and certainly advanced the series beyond the Connery era, but Laz had such potential Bond upside, that was never fully realized beyond OHMSS.
I've always had Connery and Laz on a pedestal, way above the other 4 Bonds.
==btw here is link to Lana Woods Daily Mail recollections of her time with Connery
"At the time, Connery had acquired a reputation of being ‘difficult’ on set, but the man Lana met ‘could not have been more helpful’.
So who made the first move?
‘He did. I was never that forward. We went out to dinner, then met some of his friends, then went for a walk, and you know. We actually started having an affair before filming began, but we kept it secret.
'Neither of us was married at the time, but it still isn’t done to be public about it.
‘I remember being very embarrassed when we had to do the love scenes, because we were trying not to let people know.
‘You want to be a good actress, but for it not to seem too convincing.’"
Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/femail/article-2089587/James-Bond-star-Lana-Wood-She-bedded-Sean-Connery-expected-Hollywood-fall-feet-husbands-regrets.html#ixzz3DUXBRjcz
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Thanks for asking Master_Dahark! Yeah, I've been slowly working on it. Just looked at some of the footage the other night, but it's no where near done. It maybe a while I'm afraid. It's probably gonna be a little different from the others. I kind of want to reread the book TMWTGG, to get some ideas on certain scenes.
Lazenby is to film a new Netflix Dracula film (sorry if this has already been posted.)
Had Lazenby not listen to his agent and kept the role, we would have been served with a very different story. Part of the appeal of Connery's DAF is that there are many funny moments. The "The stiff...ehh...the deceased back there, you're brother M. Franks?" is a clear example. Isn't that kind of script, or dialogue, in direct opposition to a man, arguably the best spy in the world, out to bring down the man responsible for his wife death? Where was Irma Bunt? The continuity was sacrificed to please the actor only out to siphon all the money, and more, he could possibly get from the producers.
DAF let down the audience the way QOS let us down after CR. I do firmly believe that had George Lazenby been James Bond in DAF, the film would have been much more darker, much more violent. Irma Bunt would not have survive the entire 120 minutes.
We never learned what happened to Tracy's killer, and for that we have Sean Connery to thank.
How many different actors played Blofeld? Or Bond? They easily could have put another actress in Irma's shoes.
Being an ass, as you so elegantly put it, isn't the issue. Many actors, who are asses, get parts in movies. If the ass delivers, who cares?
I honestly have no good answer for why they ran so hard and fast from ohmss. Yeah, it made less than you only live twice, but honestly they weren't going to make thunderball grosses every time. The fact is--and some people don't like to believe this about st cubby and st Harry--they were greedy.
Well said Jarrod. George Lazenby's performance really isn't as bad as many make it out to be. Plus it was said that Peter Hunt directed him a certain way to make him come off as more insecure and more of a loner than Connery's Bond. I even heard that Hunt deliberately kept him separated from other cast/crew members as to maintain that loner veneer. Whether or not that was the right decision on Hunt's part is up for debate but hindsight being 20/20 Jarrod is absolutely right in that things could've turned out alot worse. Remember the final two came down to Lazenby and a 43 year old Richard Burton who, despite his matinee idol status, had not aged well at all. Yes Burton was the better actor but he was already out of shape and a notorious diva, much bigger than Lazenby was.
I though Lazenby did alot of kung-fu films in the 70s? That'd fit in easily with TMWTGG's style.
That's what I thought. His fight scenes in "The Man From Hong Kong" were pretty damn amazing. TMWTGG would've fit him like a glove.
Very true. It could've been an odd mixture of genres though. Kind of like Three Days of the Condor meets Enter the Dragon.
By the way Jarrod I'm throwing a Bond double feature at the pub next Sat. From Russia With Love followed by Goldfinger. I wish you still lived here buddy :)