Saturday, 28 February 2015

Swoon On A Saturday: James Bond 007

"... cocky, swaggering, confident, dark, dangerous, suggestive, sexy, unstoppable."

Today on Swoon on a Saturday, I bring you the many faces of James Bond. 
Who's your favourite?

I'm not a Bond fan, my attention span is way too short. The only three films I have watched all the way through without getting bored are Dr No and Diamonds Are Forever. I am a longtime devotee of Sean Connery and he is in my opinion the best Bond. I also watched On Her Majesty's Secret Service without a hint of complaint.

 Andy tried to persuade me to watch Live and Let Die recently as it's his favourite Bond film, and Roger Moore his favourite Bond, but I really am not a fan of Roger Moore so this took a little persuading. As it turns out I didn't rate the villain (the henchman was far more interesting) which could have been something to keep me watching ... or maybe not, as even Christopher Lee being in a Roger Moore film as undoubtedly one of the best villains that ever there was, couldn't win me over and I confess to fast forwarding through any scenes absent of Francisco Scaramanga in The Man With the Golden Gun

As previously mentioned, I have seen George Lazenby as Bond, but never any Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan or Daniel Craig versions. Now, Daniel Craig. He looks like he's a good Bond but what do I know as I haven't even seen a clip. When it comes down to it, I can't actually be bothered to sit through a Bond film that doesn't feature Sean Connery. Like a fussy toddler, I'm liable to bury my head in a cushion and my muffled voice can just be heard, "But I don't want toooooo .... attention span too short ... action film ... plot that needs to be followed closely ..." Make me watch a Bond film and I'll fire question after question at you. "Who's that?" ... "Why are they doing that?" ... "What did they say?" as I am easily distracted by everything going on in the background if the actual actors don't hold my attention.

So, let us have an ogle of Bond. James Bond.

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Sean Connery
Dr No ... From Russia With Love ... Goldfinger ... Thunderball ... You Only Live Twice ...Diamonds Are Forever ... Never Say Never Again


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George Lazenby
On Her Majesty's Secret Service


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Roger Moore
Live and Let Die ... The Man With the Golden Gun ... The Spy Who Loved Me ... Moonraker ... For Your Eyes Only ... Octopussy ... A View To A Kill ... 


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Timothy Dalton
The Living Daylights ... Licence To Kill

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Pierce Brosnan
Goldeneye ... Tomorrow Never Dies ... The World Is Not Enough ... Die Another Day

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Daniel Craig
 Casino Royale ... Quantum of Solace ... Skyfall ... Spectre