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sandbagger1

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Favourite Fleming Novel
Moonraker
Favourite Bond Film
Goldfinger
Favourite Bond Actor
Sean Connery
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  • MajorDSmythe wrote: » I don't have a problem so much with reaction channels, as I do with YouTube recommending me channels that I don't watch or want to. YouTube insists that I should watch Mr Beast. You probably already know this, but ther…
  • I think I've only see him play good-guys.
  • JeremyBondon has, of course, picked a picture that makes him look very young and geeky. I'd not heard of him, but a quick image search shows pictures that make him appear much more likely as a candidate. I've not seen him in anything myself. I…
  • These radical reboots have little appeal to me. It's like Clark Kent's glasses: sure the disguise isn't realistic, but it is iconic - once you decide the basic foundation of an iconic property is silly, I think maybe you shouldn't be the one in the…
  • Skyfall engaged audiences because it was good, Spectre lost audiences because it wasn't. NTTD had very mixed word of mouth. All this proves is that if you make a really good Bond film you'll find an audience, and if you don't...
  • MakeshiftPython wrote: » I think the concept of a government backed agent sent to legally kill people is becoming a much harder sell for younger generations to embrace. I think in the films he's usually sent to investigate, though obviously…
  • Tenet is much better the second time around. Which is not to say I want him as a Bond director.
  • Benjamin_Weekly69 wrote: » Why has bond never gone to Australia? The flies?
  • If the writing is good then almost all of the actors mentioned as possible contenders should suffice - there's not that much to the role other than looking the part. Where you need an actor with that certain something is when the writing isn't very …
  • Ludovico wrote: » That would be a pretty good topic: what us too tall for Bond? We often hear about some actors being too short. I think 6'3'' or 6'4'' would probably be the ceiling for me. Being tall is great for the romantic lead and to sug…
  • Theo James, who is a favourite for 007 for many people here, is going to be starring in the HBO adaptation of The Time Traveller's Wife, premiering May 15. It should give him a chance to show a certain amount of range, and I think if his performance…
  • I think characters need a coherent identity, and part of that for me is visual. I don't like it when they change super-heroes' costumes, or worse yet, discard them completely, I'm not keen on changing hair-colour, I think altering things like height…
  • 00Heaven wrote: » Dragonpol wrote: » 00Heaven wrote: » I know this may get poo poo'd but one of my friends keeps banging on about it and honestly I think she may be on to something... What about Taron Egerton? Decent looking, pretty good a…
  • Nicholas Hoult Dan Stevens Aidan Turner Oliver Jackson-Cohen Sam Claflin Yes, Dan Stevens is probably too old, but I'd just love to see what he'd do with the character - he's got such range, it would be interesting. Aidan Turner is on…
  • I've just looked at an interview with the leads (and Hugh Laurie) of WDTAE, and though the clips of the drama make him look an unlikely candidate for Bond, in the interview itself he's looking as close to being a leading man as I've ever seen him. H…
  • mtm wrote: » 007HallY wrote: » My sarcastic jab at Turner aside, do these aspects of an actor's face matter that much? Does Craig having ears that stick out and a wide nose impact his ability to play Bond? Does Robert Pattinson's astonishingly…
  • Birdleson wrote: » I don't want to speak for others, but it seems, like with me, those who disliked the ending didn't care for the death because it didn't work as intended, and felt as though we were being overly manipulated, rather than genuinel…
  • I think they'll continue to try for top-notch cinematography. It wouldn't surprise me if they didn't try to get The Batman's cinematographer on board. In terms of tone, Eon's endgame is, imo, to get that magical balance of humour and seriousness,…
  • I watched the new Death on the Nile the other night. Tom Bateman gets a bigger role in this one, and he's not bad at all. I'm not sure I can see him as Bond, though - he's a big, handsome guy, and you wouldn't want to have to fight him, but he comes…
  • talos7 wrote: » Yes it’s clickbait but it’s slow at the moment. https://screenrant.com/james-bond-movie-cast-eric-bana-response/ Bana is far from the front-runner however, as names like Tom Hardy, Idris Elba, Rege-Jean Page, Henry Cavil…
  • 007HallY wrote: » A young Hoagy Carmichael, yes. So like this for those interested: I know Carmichael was American but there's something very 'English' about his face. It's telling that Fleming had specific actors in mind for Bond in '62 …
  • I think Bond needs a certain glamour and style not found in other spy films, but I don't think that necessarily means it has to feel lightweight or overly fantasy-based. I think by concentrating on the visuals to provide that escapist Bond feel you …
  • I've never seen Kebbell give a bad performance, so whilst he's not really my idea of Bond, I'd love to see a screentest with him playing 007. He's a very interesting actor, imo.
  • matt_u wrote: » Jamie Dorman really impressed me in Belfast and watching it I literally spent the entire time wondering if he may be good for the part. I thought the same thing after watching him in The Tourist. But I didn't realise he's al…
  • Denbigh wrote: » FoxRox wrote: » MSL49 wrote: » Stop casting people just because they are black. Pretty obvious something is wrong. You are specifically rooting for a white Moneypenny and Leiter and insist the last ones were cast ju…
  • Oh, you're not wrong, he doesn't exude charisma, but I think he disappears into a part - I'm always surprised when I realise it's him in a role I'm watching. But that's what I think would make him a good choice if you had a really good (serious) scr…
  • I saw The King's Man the other day. Bit of a mess of a film, but lots of good actors and nice sequences. The very small role Aaron Taylor-Johnson played in it did remind me that, as @Denbigh (I think it was Denbigh) has said in the past, he'd be at …
  • They can't help themselves. That's why I was so happy when "Cats" failed at the box-office. ;))
  • Denbigh wrote: » peter wrote: » Clean slate with a new Bond and carry on is the way to go. +1 Also, I've had a thought regarding Moneypenny. An actress that I think could be really good is Anya Chalotra. A really good actress most of u…
  • Denbigh wrote: » I'm gonna throw Sean Teale's name back into the ring. He's not high on my list, and he probably needs to do a few more projects, but honestly I can see it. https://www.imdb.com/name/nm4148614/?ref_=nmls_hd I really want …