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sir walter raleigh said
In order

Dalton

Craig

Connery

Brosnan

Moore

Lazenby

  

Moore second last? :'(

 

Dalton first is interesting, you clearly like the ‘darker’ Bonds, less camp.

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Sorry. Live And Let Die is the best Roger Moore film in my opinion and it’s mostly because of Paul and Tee Hee. I really like Moore’s villains, the campiness is fun, but Bond himself doesn’t land as well as the others. He’s probably better than Brosnan, but I got into Bond through Brosnan so he gets a bump.

License to Kill and Living Daylights have it all. Intensity, mystery, a gritty edge, great fights, and chases, as well as killer theme songs. I really wish they’d done more Timothy Dalton movies.

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Who is your favourite Bond?

  

  1.  Connery (even if aspects of his films have aged like milk)
  2.  Craig
  3.  Brosnan
  4.  Moore
  5.  Dalton
  6.  Lazenby (even if OHMSS is one of the best Bonds)

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Bond’s of order preference

  • Connery – hard to argue against (just ignore that ‘Never Say Never Again’ exists)
  • Craig – not too far behind Connery.
  • Lazenby – really enjoyable thru-out but only one film.
  • Moore – his tenure starts brilliantly but gradually declines to the point where by the end they are dreadful.
  • Dalton – the darker portrayal could have been really enjoyable but the storylines are quite awful.
  • Brosnan – meh for the plots, acting, his Bond and everything else. 

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just ignore that ‘Never Say Never Again’ exists

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Ooh Bond talk!

 

My Bond ranking has never changed. from Top to Bottom:

Moore

I love the guy. For me, the Bond movies were unique when they were corny, and Moore represents the moment when Bond embraced the more of a loose joke aesthetic instead of an adaptation of mildly entertaining spy novels. For his campy movies, he fits perfectly, as someone who seems like he doesn’t mind. He’s always been the definitive Bond for me. I know he was a 50 year old man by the end of it but I still consider him the most attractive of the bunch as well, and that sells his ways with women. He fought Christopher Lee on a hall of mirrors, Christopher Walken on the top of the Golden Gate Bridge. Had songs by Paul McCartney , Duran Duran and Shirley Bassey. One of his films is called Octopussy. He went to space for Christ’s sake! The Spy Who Loved Me is still my top Bond film and nothing comes close, because it has Jaws, Agent XXX and that amazing car chase and overall represents everything that is great about the movie version of the character. I love to ironically love the dumbest of his movies like View to a Kill and Moonraker. They’re just *cheff’s kiss*. His worst is probably Live And Let Die , which is just very boring and kinda racist (only good thing about it is Macca’s awesome theme song).

Connery

Probably the best ACTOR who’s portrayed the character. Love him to death and he’s probably the most iconic of all of them. He’s a little stiff, a little condescending to the character to fit it as well as Moore, but still the first and the one who set the basis and gotta respect that. Goldfinger is top for obvious reasons. Never Say Never Again is garbage from top to bottom, and not even considered official (in which case I guess Diamonds Are Forever is second to worst). Also never forget he dissed The Beatlesa-hard-days-night-ringo-15

Brosnan

After the first four actors, he seemed like a great match. He’s good-looking, not that high-brow, confident and masculine. For the 90s it’s almost perfect. He’s a little non-reactionary and even though is one of the reasons he was picked, I don’t sympathize with him as I did with others. But he’s cool. Shame he doesn’t have the best movies. GoldenEye is his best by default. Although I should pick Die Another Day as his worst as mostly everybody, I’ll go with Tomorrow Never Dies, because I don’t remember a single thing about it, while Die Another Day is VERY memorable lol

Lazenby

Dorky, English, fits the movie that he’s in. Also has one of the most heartbreaking moments of the saga, at the ending of Majesty’s Secret Service. I liked him, would’ve love to have seen more of him, but sadly he was as good as he was brief.

Dalton

Seems actually like an unloved child of Brosnan and Moore. He’s clunky, and clearly doesn’t enjoy the part. Fits the bill and doesn’t take it too seriously although he was understandably quickly changed. Honestly his movies are interchangeable to me as they are pretty average. If I HAD to pick, probably Licensed to Kill is a notch above The Living Daylights, but honestly I haven’t seen them in years.

Craig

Yeah I’m that guy. It is because I love Bond so much, that I hate Craig. Everybody seemed to love “serious Bond” when it came out, what the hell did they use to like about him before then? If you’ve only seen Craig’s films then I understand it. But oh my God can they replace him already, he’s so pretentious I can’t even breath. Whoever wrote the line “do I look like I give a damn” for Casino Royale should be fired, what the heck is wrong with you? Anyways Skyfall was one of the biggest disappointments of my life, as if I really cared for his childhood. Give me a samurai fight or a volcanic lair, where is your volcanic lair? I have Taken, or Bourne, or one of these modern action movies to fulfill my needs of serious action. If I want Bond is because he can give me outlandish, he can give me crazy. Note I love Craig in other movies like Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and recently Knives Out in which he was excellent. He’s just too much of a silent jock to be anywhere near this character. And I hate the idea of Idris Elba or any other buffed asshole-looking brat doing it. My favourite is Casino Royale because even though it wasn’t a Bond movie, it was a decent action film. Quantum of Solace is the absolute worst although it could also be Skyfall. I mean, I’m still looking forward to the next film and I’ll always go to see them because I am a stubborn Bond fan, but still, I keep hoping for him to get looser and he keeps getting tighter and tighter.

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My ranking:

1. Connery

2. Moore

3. Craig

4. Brosnan

5. Dalton

6. Lazenby

Connery and Moore are the kings. Immovable. They truly made the role their own and with long eras really have their image forever associated with Bond. I like Craig’s blend of Connery and Dalton. I grew up with Brosnan and dig his charisma. I also like Dalton a lot but think he lacked the presence of the others. Lazenby is always last but OHMSS is one of the best movies.

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Has anyone tried this? Maybe my brain is lazy, but I can’t do it without full throttle concentration.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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Jules said
Ooh Bond talk!

My Bond ranking has never changed. from Top to Bottom:

Craig (bottom)

[Edit] Yeah I’m that guy. It is because I love Bond so much, that I hate Craig. Everybody seemed to love “serious Bond” when it came out, what the hell did they use to like about him before then? If you’ve only seen Craig’s films then I understand it. 

@Jules, I hadn’t given it much thought but when comparing these torture scenes your point is well taken. I wonder which direction the producers will go in with the new Bond.

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Has anyone tried this? Maybe my brain is lazy, but I can’t do it without full throttle concentration.a-hard-days-night-ringo-13

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@50yearslate is this cursed or what?

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I nailed itstuart-sutcliffe… considering I’m reading the colours in Spanishahdn_john_08_gif

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@Jules, I didn’t think of that. I’m always fascinated with how the bi-lingual mind works. Like when you see the word TREE does your mind first imagine árbol or a

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My wife’s first language is Spanish and she says it depends on the word. Sometimes her mind translates the English word to Spanish and others she has pathways to an image in both languages.

 

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sigh butterfly said
@Jules, I didn’t think of that. I’m always fascinated with how the bi-lingual mind works. Like when you see the word TREE does your mind first imagine árbol or a

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My wife’s first language is Spanish and she says it depends on the word. Sometimes her mind translates the English word to Spanish and others she has pathways to an image in both languages.

It is indeed very interesting. It depends on the person, I tend to think in Spanish when it comes to basic shapes and concepts that I learned in my childhood, for instance that árbol as you said. That’s an árbol to me. However, the other day I was trying to say something to a friend who was going through an insecure point in his life, and I was trying to render the concept of “owning up to oneself”, and it couldn’t come out in Spanish because the translation is sort of messy and doesn’t have quite the same impact. This is because I learned of that concept and phrase in English first, and Spanish second, and not the other way around. But any colour, number, names, shapes, etc. it’s all in Spanish in my mind, so I have to translate it. But when it’s not, sometimes I blur the words and mumble stuff in English before being able to fully realize it in Spanish, but mostly is the other way around, because I learned English in a relatively late point in my life. Learning a second language is extremely insightful, but it doesn’t help with being a stuttering idiot like me, it kinda confuses you morea-hard-days-night-george-9

On the other hand, one of my closest friends, who is born and raised Argentinian, spends a lot of time since he was a little kid speaking in chat rooms and playing online games with people from English speaking countries. He knows more English than I do, in fact he knows more English than Spanish. He texts me in English when he’s rushed because he doesn’t quite get to realize his thoughts in Spanish; even one time he became drunk, and stopped being able to talk in Spanish, so I had to explain stuff in English for him to understand, and there’s no faking that.

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Your experience is quite similar to my wife’s. She is a scientist and everything she learned in the US is solidly thought of in English terms. If she is talking to Spanish speaking clients, she must do a full translation in her mind. I took 6 years of Spanish in school and got straight As. Unfortunately I cannot understand hardly a word when I visit with her family.

The most unusual circumstance I know personally is her niece. Her brother is an immigrant from El Salvador who married another immigrant from China. Their daughter was born in the US and only attended English schools and Uni. She was taught Spanish, Mandarin and English from the cradle. She is a lawyer now and speaks very slowly and deliberately, almost like she is reciting a poem in an unrecognizable accent. I always wonder how juries are able to pay attention to what she is saying because I tend to drift off when listening to her. I brought this subject up to her once, but it seemed to make her uncomfortable so I dropped it.

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