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.

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


George Lazenby
On Her Majesty's Secret Service


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 ... 


Timothy Dalton
The Living Daylights ... Licence To Kill


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


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


  1. I love these posts!!! My parents divorced when I was young and my dad loved James Bond which he used to record off the tv. When we went to stay with my dad at the weekends, we used to always watch a Bond film (or the Railway children) so I grew up with them. I always preferred Roger Moore but my favourite film was Never say never again because I had a total girl crush on Kim Basinger. x x

  2. Oooh Its Sean Connery every time for me, I think its because he got the best era in terms of fashion, some of Moore's suits seem very funny and not so suave now, also I really liked the Lazenby film again a 60's bond, I think mostly because it has Diana Rigg as the bond girl and as a child I reeeeally wanted to be her! xx

  3. It has to be Pierce! I have never actually seen a Bond film ever in my life, so I'm going purely by looks and not how riveting they might be as the character.

  4. Daniel Craig! He's the Bond I envisaged when I read the books as a teenager, manly, rugged and handsome in an unconventional way. I was thrilled when I heard he was to be Bond, I'd loved him since The Trench.
    I'm hoping Idris Elba is the next one. He's another favourite. x

  5. It's a two-way tie for me between Pierce and Sean. I'd happily shake martinis and spend an evening (conversing - I am a happily married lady after all!) with either of them anytime!!! :)

    ♥ Jessica

  6. Daniel Craig is awesome, and probably ties with Connery for my choice of Favourite Bond, though I have a soft spot for Roger Moore too. The Brosnan ones are my least favourite, not to do with the man but because of the awful plotlines. (I always get the feeling that for Brosnan they picked a girl with a silly name, a car, and a handful of locations, then tried to make up a plot to go between them.)


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