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Ep. 269 – The Quintessential 007, Part Two: 1987 – 2021 with Author Joseph Darlington, Head of Section at Being James Bond where Joe and Scott review every film from Dr. No through the upcoming No Time To Die. Part 2 focuses on Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, & Daniel Craig. Settle in with a shaken martini (or single malt) and enjoy this rollicking long-form discussion about the most iconic and longest-running franchise in film. Find part one 1962-1985 here.

The Quintessential 007 – Part One: 1962-1985 with Author Joseph Darlington, Head of Section at @Being James Bond where every Bond film is reviewed from Dr. No through the upcoming No Time To Die. See this episode on video below or at DaveSussman.com.

Sir Roger Moore, Dead at 89

 

Roger Moore was never one to take himself, or his acting, too seriously.

“I have three expressions,” he said, “left eye, right eye and none moving at all.” Of the six men who have officially taken on the persona of James Bond on film, his was the lightest of touches. His was the Bond of the double entendre, the raised eyebrow and, uh, keeping the British end up.

While never praised as widely as Sean Connery or Daniel Craig, his Bond was the most enduring, spanning seven films over a twelve year period. Before that he was a television star in ITV’s The Saint, which ran from 1962-69. The first two seasons ran in the US in syndication before being added to NBC’s prime time lineup.

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You Only Live Twice is the fifth outing for Bond and certainly his most uneven to that point. The movie opens on a United States “Jupiter” space capsule orbiting the earth only to have a menacing shape come up from behind. The front opens and the shape resolves into a rival space craft that captures […]

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Back in 1958 Ian Fleming was looking to make a James Bond film and got introduced to a young writer named Kevin McClory who had recently entered a film, The Boy and the Bridge, into the Venice Film Festival. The movie ended up doing quite poorly in the box office and Fleming grew less interested […]

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The third installment of James Bond’s adventures might not rise to the artistry of its predecessor From Russia with Love but in many ways it remains, if you’ll pardon the expression, the gold standard. Released less than a year after the previous film, the director and direction of the Bond films changed dramatically. Terence Young […]

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Dr. No was a hit and United Artists wasted no time in greenlighting a sequel. As From Russia With Love was famously one of John F. Kennedy’s ten favorite books, per Life magazine, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman picked the book for their next adaptation. In point of fact From Russia With Love was the […]

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When Ian Fleming’s James Bond was first put on the air, Casino Royale was broadcast in 1954 with Barry Nelson as “Jimmy Bond”. The teleplay, which I confess I haven’t seen, was apparently pretty awful since it wasn’t until 1962 that the world was graced with the second first Bond adventure – Dr. No. Watching […]

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Recently there’s been a recurring roiling controversy in the Member Feed in which Ricochetti have been arguing and commenting on a matter of vital national interest. I speak of the many posts about Bond, James Bond. I am alarmed and dismayed to see so many wrong opinions about this topic on Ricochet and will assiduously endeavor […]

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