The PIERCE BROSNAN Appreciation thread - Discuss His Life, His Career, His Bond Films

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Don’t forget that his brain can’t process any heavy duty thinking unless he touches his lips.
  • CommanderRossCommanderRoss The bottom of a pitch lake in Eastern Trinidad, place called La Brea
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    TripAces wrote: »
    I recently rewatched The Thomas Crown Affair. The film reminded me of why PB was a great Bond but was given a lot of sub-par material. However, I think that TTCA helped PB become a better Bond in TWINE, which I think is his best performance in the role.

    Years ago, someone suggested that Sean's role in Marnie, directed by Hitchcock, led to him being a better Bond.

    Same thing.



    I think some further research is needed.

    I love that scene! Now that's proper scriptwriting!
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    Per IMDb, Sharon Stone and Morgan Freeman are part of the cast of Gun Monkeys, Pierce Brosnan's upcoming film directed by Philip Noyce. I look forward to seeing Brosnan and Stone together; I sense good chemistry there.
  • talos7talos7 New Orleans
    edited March 2022 Posts: 6,929
    Pierce is filming in New Orleans; I’m going to keep an eye out.

  • quantumspectrequantumspectre argentina
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    brosnan is a funny actor, in nearly all his non-bond movies he jokes, he makes fun of himself and never looks too dramatic, besides the november man.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    James Caan and Morena Baccarin will join Pierce in Fast Charlie, set to begin filming next week in New Orleans:

    https://deadline.com/2022/03/deadpool-morena-baccarin-james-caan-pierce-brosnan-fast-charlie-1234991656/
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
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    Good to see that Philip Noyce is still directing. Always would have liked him to have a go at a Brosnan Bond film.
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    Sharon Stone is not in the film. Damn. I bet Morgan Freeman will vanish too.
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    Always get a kick out of this.Pierce plays Goldeneye N64 against Jimmy Fallon.

  • meddlemeddle canada
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    Brosnan was light years ahead of Dalton. it's easy to compare him to Craig who played in the 21st quality of cinema and better directors and scripts most of the time. much better villains too.

    at least Brosnan isnt a proud feminist like craig is(on and off the bond role)
  • CraigMooreOHMSSCraigMooreOHMSS Dublin, Ireland
    edited April 2022 Posts: 7,586
    What's wrong with being a feminist?

    Edit: I just saw some of the other posts on other threads so I can probably guess why you consider it wrong.
  • peterpeter Toronto
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    https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-49638513

    Brosnan not a feminist @meddle ..... Oooookay.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    So Sharon Stone isn't in the movie, but...

    Pierce-Brosnan-And-Sharon-Stone.jpg

    They really should work together.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    So Sharon Stone isn't in the movie, but...

    Pierce-Brosnan-And-Sharon-Stone.jpg

    They really should work together.

    Apparently MGM wanted her for Elektra King.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    I've been going through all of Pierce's filmography in an attempt to finally log all of them on Letterboxd, sans the miscellaneous mini special feature documentaries or overlong TV miniseries. He was in a ton of cringeworthy duds in the '80s and '90s but he's very solid in most everything I've seen thus far, either ones I haven't seen in 20 years or that I've seen for the very first time.

    Checked out some TV movie called Entangled last night, thought he was brilliant in the few scenes he's in but it's hands down one of the worst films I've ever had the displeasure of witnessing.
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    So much of the Brosnanography still remains a tantalizing promise for me. Serious stuff, silly stuff, I don't care, I want to see it all. I even have a nineties TV recording of The Lawnmower Man sitting on my hard drive, for maximum vintage quality.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    So much of the Brosnanography still remains a tantalizing promise for me. Serious stuff, silly stuff, I don't care, I want to see it all. I even have a nineties TV recording of The Lawnmower Man sitting on my hard drive, for maximum vintage quality.

    Just saw The Lawnmower Man for the first time a few days back and thoroughly enjoyed it for what it was.
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    So much of the Brosnanography still remains a tantalizing promise for me. Serious stuff, silly stuff, I don't care, I want to see it all. I even have a nineties TV recording of The Lawnmower Man sitting on my hard drive, for maximum vintage quality.

    Just saw The Lawnmower Man for the first time a few days back and thoroughly enjoyed it for what it was.
    An interesting time capsule, I imagine. I'll have to give it a thorough watch; I'm mostly familiar with the last 30 minutes.

    MaxCasino wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    So Sharon Stone isn't in the movie, but...

    Pierce-Brosnan-And-Sharon-Stone.jpg

    They really should work together.

    Apparently MGM wanted her for Elektra King.
    Yeah, a good idea, if you ask me. Not that I dislike Sophie Marceau in the role. Quite the opposite, in fact.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    If Sharon Stone had been Elektra King there would have been zero surprise over her being revealed as the villain. It’s practically typecasting. If she was actually offered the role, it wouldn’t surprise me if that’s why she turned it down.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    mattjoes wrote: »
    So much of the Brosnanography still remains a tantalizing promise for me. Serious stuff, silly stuff, I don't care, I want to see it all. I even have a nineties TV recording of The Lawnmower Man sitting on my hard drive, for maximum vintage quality.

    I caught up with Lawnmower Man recently and it's really something. Have a few drinks.

    If you want a truly skeevy Bros film, there's this lurking at the bottom of the barrel:

    Dm7FDC2W0AgR4Y1.jpg
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    So much of the Brosnanography still remains a tantalizing promise for me. Serious stuff, silly stuff, I don't care, I want to see it all. I even have a nineties TV recording of The Lawnmower Man sitting on my hard drive, for maximum vintage quality.

    I caught up with Lawnmower Man recently and it's really something. Have a few drinks.

    If you want a truly skeevy Bros film, there's this lurking at the bottom of the barrel:

    Dm7FDC2W0AgR4Y1.jpg

    Sounds like garbage. Can't wait to see it.
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    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I've been going through all of Pierce's filmography in an attempt to finally log all of them on Letterboxd, sans the miscellaneous mini special feature documentaries or overlong TV miniseries.

    I recommend you don't skip the miniseries. Around the World in 80 Days is terrific and has my favorite Brosnan performance, and Noble House, while not as strong, is still well worth your time.
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I've been going through all of Pierce's filmography in an attempt to finally log all of them on Letterboxd, sans the miscellaneous mini special feature documentaries or overlong TV miniseries.

    I recommend you don't skip the miniseries. Around the World in 80 Days is terrific and has my favorite Brosnan performance, and Noble House, while not as strong, is still well worth your time.

    Is that so? Perhaps I'll add them to the list then. I have checked out and logged/reviewed a couple of miniseries on Letterboxd before (like Fassinbder's Eight Hours Don't Make A Day) so perhaps I'll make an exception here.

    I saw the remake of Love Affair yesterday and was also disappointed to see he only has a few short appearances in it. That's why I'm looking forward to pressing on and getting up to his more recent features, where he's way more prevalent throughout.
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    I actually think that Brosnan did his best work on television.

    A warning if you plan on viewing THE DECEIVERS: It's not good!
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    Escalus5 wrote: »
    I actually think that Brosnan did his best work on television.

    A warning if you plan on viewing THE DECEIVERS: It's not good!

    Funny, I actually didn't mind that one! A bit overacted at times but some of the chase/action sequences were intriguing enough to me. I've certainly seen worse from his filmography, though not always because of his talents, like False Positive, The Misfits, I.T., Urge, Survivor, , Entangled, The Broken Chain and Victim of Love. Those were all horrible.
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    Agent_99 wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    So much of the Brosnanography still remains a tantalizing promise for me. Serious stuff, silly stuff, I don't care, I want to see it all. I even have a nineties TV recording of The Lawnmower Man sitting on my hard drive, for maximum vintage quality.

    I caught up with Lawnmower Man recently and it's really something. Have a few drinks.
    I'll make sure to drink every time the words "virtual", "reality" or "cyberspace" are mentioned. Do come visit me when I'm in my alcohol-induced coma.

    Agent_99 wrote: »
    If you want a truly skeevy Bros film, there's this lurking at the bottom of the barrel:

    Dm7FDC2W0AgR4Y1.jpg
    I didn't know this film had another title.
    The synopsis is hilarious. Especially combined with Brosnan staring at the camera. Like "yeah, I do all those things you read. And more. Aren't you curious now?"

    Creasy47 wrote: »
    Agent_99 wrote: »
    mattjoes wrote: »
    So much of the Brosnanography still remains a tantalizing promise for me. Serious stuff, silly stuff, I don't care, I want to see it all. I even have a nineties TV recording of The Lawnmower Man sitting on my hard drive, for maximum vintage quality.

    I caught up with Lawnmower Man recently and it's really something. Have a few drinks.

    If you want a truly skeevy Bros film, there's this lurking at the bottom of the barrel:

    Dm7FDC2W0AgR4Y1.jpg

    Sounds like garbage. Can't wait to see it.
    =))

    Escalus5 wrote: »
    Creasy47 wrote: »
    I've been going through all of Pierce's filmography in an attempt to finally log all of them on Letterboxd, sans the miscellaneous mini special feature documentaries or overlong TV miniseries.

    I recommend you don't skip the miniseries. Around the World in 80 Days is terrific and has my favorite Brosnan performance, and Noble House, while not as strong, is still well worth your time.
    I can vouch for the quality of Brosnan's performance in Around the World in 80 Days.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Way back when Brosnan was doing movies like THE MATADOR, SERAPHIM FALLS, and THE GHOST WRITER, I assumed we were seeing the beginning of a post-Bond career renaissance for Brosnan. Perhaps becoming an award winning actor much like Connery became post-Bond.

    But then he’s starring movies like SOME KIND OF BEAUTIFUL, I.T., and THE MISFITS, and that’s just movies where he’s credited as PRODUCER. He says he wished he had more creative control over his Bond films, maybe it’s a good thing he didn’t.
    #:-S
  • Creasy47Creasy47 In Cuba with Natalya.Moderator
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    It's a shame because some of those first few films (particularly the trio you mentioned) were incredible for him post-Bond. His career has devolved into a lot of generic, cheesy romcoms and forgettable thrillers since.
  • MakeshiftPythonMakeshiftPython “Baja?!”
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    Which is too bad. He's earned enough clout and made enough money off of Bond to be able to pick his own projects for the rest of his life. He could easily have done what Tom Cruise did after becoming a box office star and signing onto projects with highly acclaimed directors. I'm thinking of an alternate timeline where he went onto work with Ridley Scott, Martin Scorsese, Steven Spielberg, Michael Mann, Paul Thomas Anderson, etc.

    I think the closest he came to that was with THE GHOST WRITER with Roman Polanski. Before I had seen THE WORLD'S END I had already known Brosnan was in it and assumed that Edgar Wright had given him a fun role like he gave Timothy Dalton in HOT FUZZ, only to be kind of underwhelmed that Bronsan was essentially just a cameo in that film.
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