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Old 04-07-2015, 07:07 AM
 
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In the Wikipedia entry for Ian Fleming, it includes a photo of musician/composer Hoagy Carmichael, who Fleming describes Bond as resembling, as well as a sketch by Fleming of his concept of what Bond looked like.

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Old 04-07-2015, 10:38 AM
 
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I grew up with Roger Moore as 007 but I like Connery better. Much better actor but Moore did have a certain appeal about him as well.
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Old 04-07-2015, 11:56 AM
 
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The only Roger Moore Bond flick I can consistently rewatch is FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, which is the best Moore Bond outing.

Connery was suave with a hint of humor, but also a tough guy. Moore's version was just too tongue-in-cheek. He wasn't horrible, but he doesn't hold a candle to Connery.
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Old 04-07-2015, 03:37 PM
 
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The only Roger Moore Bond flick I can consistently rewatch is FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, which is the best Moore Bond outing.
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There was something about FYEO that always bugged me, Bond wise.

Who wears a full wet suit to include a hood in the Aegean?
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Old 04-07-2015, 04:58 PM
 
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In the Wikipedia entry for Ian Fleming, it includes a photo of musician/composer Hoagy Carmichael, who Fleming describes Bond as resembling, as well as a sketch by Fleming of his concept of what Bond looked like.
The sketch looks more like Connery, but not the photograph. Interesting that Fleming re-wrote Bond's literary character in You Only Live Twice, after seeing Connery in "Dr. No," to give Bond more of a sense of humor.
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Old 04-08-2015, 10:11 AM
 
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There was something about FYEO that always bugged me, Bond wise.

Who wears a full wet suit to include a hood in the Aegean?
An Englishman?
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:23 PM
 
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Roger Moore was no Connery, but he was okay. Live and Let Die was so campy and entertaining, probably my favorite Moore film. The boat chase scenes in Louisiana, love them. The Spy Who Loved Me and For Your Eyes Only weren't bad, either. The rest, don't really care for them.
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:44 PM
 
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The only Roger Moore Bond flick I can consistently rewatch is FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, which is the best Moore Bond outing.
That's my least favorite Moore film. It bores me to death.
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:47 PM
 
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Moonraker and Octopussy were both pretty stupid, though. Same with A View To A Kill although Christopher Walken and Grace Jones are pretty cool.
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Old 04-08-2015, 01:58 PM
 
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I'm a HUGE Bond fan and to me, Connery and Moore are tied as the best Bond ever, so I hate to see people arguing over which one was better. They both were great as Bond but were just different and brought different things to the role (Connery was considered better looking and brought more toughness to the role, while Moore was great at humor and brought a higher level of class and refinement to the role). But basically, the image of Bond in pop culture and the things that people usually associate with Bond and the world of a spy come from a combination of the things that both Connery and Moore brought to the role.

Yeah, Connery set the template for the role of James Bond since he was the first and did it so well, but Moore brought elements such as suaveness, humorous one liners, and over the top villains that are just as much a part of what people expect Bond to be in pop culture. So basically, they have both set the template for what people expect Bond to be and act like.
This is why Timothy Dalton didn't win over very many fans at the time his movies were out by trying to do a straight up literary take on Bond, even though he had his own unique strengths as a Bond. It's also why Bond got popular again as soon as Pierce Brosnan took over the role, since his Bond was basically a combination of Connery's good looks and toughness and Moore's humor and suaveness.

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