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Brosnan 'will stay on as 007'
THIS IS LONDON | 27 April 2005 | Metro

Posted on 04/27/2005 9:41:37 AM PDT by rockthecasbah

Pierce Brosnan will play James Bond in the next 007 film, co-star Dame Judi Dench has revealed

The 51-year-old will reprise his role as the suave secret agent in Casino Royale, she said. "Despite the fact that everyone on the face of the Earth has been tested as his possible replacement, Pierce will be doing it again," added Dench, who plays M in the movies.

It will be announced come the summer.


TOPICS: TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: 007; bond; casinoroyale; jamesbond; omg
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Sean Connery was the best Bond period. Unapologetically politically incorrect.
1 posted on 04/27/2005 9:41:40 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
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To: rockthecasbah
Ye gods. Almost as interesting as the royal family.
2 posted on 04/27/2005 9:42:43 AM PDT by Grut
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To: rockthecasbah

Yes, but who will stop the locust?

Call in the guy who stuffs burgers in his Bill's Khakis.


3 posted on 04/27/2005 9:43:24 AM PDT by Diddle E. Squat
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To: rockthecasbah
Sean Connery was the best Bond period.

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4 posted on 04/27/2005 9:45:56 AM PDT by skinkinthegrass (Just because you're paranoid, doesn't mean they aren't out to get you :^)
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To: rockthecasbah
Sean Connery was the best Bond period.

After him the rest were fops.

5 posted on 04/27/2005 9:46:12 AM PDT by Semper Paratus (-)
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To: rockthecasbah
Sean Connery was the best Bond period.

Absolutely! From Russia With Love and Goldfinger are by far the best of the series.

Lazenby might have been good too, if he done a couple more movies to grow into the role.

With the exception of For Your Eyes Only, I hate the Roger Moore films. And Timothy Dalton's take on the character was far too dark.

6 posted on 04/27/2005 9:47:25 AM PDT by ecurbh (All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.)
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To: rockthecasbah

Very true. Roger Moore came closer than anyone else though in "For Your Eyes Only." Remember when he kicked that car down the cliff?


7 posted on 04/27/2005 9:48:52 AM PDT by mcg1969
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To: ecurbh
And Timothy Dalton's take on the character was far too dark.

I think "Licensed to Kill", in total, was way to dark, not necessarily Dalton's portrayal, alone.

8 posted on 04/27/2005 9:50:11 AM PDT by Tree of Liberty (requiescat in pace, President Reagan)
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To: rockthecasbah
Sean Connery was the best Bond period.

True, but Brosnan is second best and way ahead of the rest of the group.

The problem with the Bond films is that they have fallen into the "All We Need Is Lots of Action" mode that is so popular these days. This theory of movie-making is based on the idea that, despite what your eyes and brain are telling you, all people everywhere are actually 13 year old boys.

9 posted on 04/27/2005 9:51:13 AM PDT by InterceptPoint
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To: rockthecasbah

I like Brosnan as Bond, but Jude Law would be even better.


10 posted on 04/27/2005 9:51:29 AM PDT by k2blader (Immorality bites.)
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To: skinkinthegrass

Explanation Point!!!!


11 posted on 04/27/2005 9:51:31 AM PDT by Young Werther
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To: rockthecasbah

Moore was 007 lite. Took himself too seriously. And those leisure suits! Whoa!

Brosnan drinks his martinis with his pinky in the air. What a wuss.

Connery was indeed best. "I refer to the original brandy on which the solera is based..."

Sorry, I'm paraphrasing.


12 posted on 04/27/2005 9:52:44 AM PDT by Plymouth Sentinel (Sooner Rather Than Later)
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To: ecurbh
With the exception of For Your Eyes Only, I hate the Roger Moore films. And Timothy Dalton's take on the character was far too dark.

I kind of liked Timothy Dalton. As for his darkness, 007 is a killer after all.
Didn't like any of the Moore efforts save for OCTOPUSSY, which was so far over the top it was campy.

13 posted on 04/27/2005 9:53:40 AM PDT by Rummyfan
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To: rockthecasbah

Hugh Grant for Bond '06!

(Just joking, I can't stand Hugh Grant) =P


14 posted on 04/27/2005 9:54:06 AM PDT by Zeppelin (Keep on FReepin' on.....)
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To: ecurbh

"From Russia With Love and Goldfinger are by far the best of the series."

Agree. I checked those two movies out of my local library last week 'cause they are better than anything I can rent at Blockbuster.


15 posted on 04/27/2005 9:54:46 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
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To: InterceptPoint
True, but Brosnan is second best and way ahead of the rest of the group.

I agree with you, Connery first, Brosnan second, then everyone else.

I love watching the Bond movies when I'm sick. They're not too cerebral and you don't have to pay super-close attention to them but they're entertaining and keep your mind off how you feel.

I had the flu really bad during Christmas and for 3 days I did nothing but lie on the couch and watch the Bond movie marathon that Spike was showing. I saw about 10 of them in a row (good way to compare Bonds, BTW :lol: ).

LQ

16 posted on 04/27/2005 9:55:39 AM PDT by LizardQueen (The world is not out to get you, except in the sense that the world is out to get everyone.)
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To: rockthecasbah
Oh drats, I was hoping for Julian McMahon.


17 posted on 04/27/2005 9:57:05 AM PDT by Hildy
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To: rockthecasbah

Thank goodness it wasn't George Clooney.


18 posted on 04/27/2005 9:57:34 AM PDT by gopwinsin04
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To: Plymouth Sentinel

"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No, Mr. Bond. I expect you die."

Heh, gotta love it.


19 posted on 04/27/2005 9:57:50 AM PDT by ecurbh (All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.)
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To: rockthecasbah
It should be Clive Owen.


20 posted on 04/27/2005 9:58:01 AM PDT by keepingtrack
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To: rockthecasbah

Connery WAS James Bond. the best. and he is a gun hating liberal...but he was still the best.

I hear that the next 007 movie will be Casino Royal, an original Fleming book. It was done as a total joke the first time staring Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, and David Niven....I would not watch it as in HS, back in the 1960's I was a Bond purist. If I remember the book, I think this is the one where they took away Bonds Beretta .25 caliber and gave him the Wather PPK in .32 ACP. of course my CRS is my excuse if I am wrong about this.


21 posted on 04/27/2005 9:58:32 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An Armed Society is a Polite Society" Heinlein)
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To: InterceptPoint

Rogert that ~ Brosnan is the best 007 since Connery.

All we need is lotsa action and great looking broads!


22 posted on 04/27/2005 9:59:29 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: rockthecasbah

What happened to Clive Owen? I thought he was next in line.


23 posted on 04/27/2005 9:59:36 AM PDT by SteveH (First they ignore you. Then they laugh at you. Then they fight you. Then you win.)
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To: rockthecasbah

I heard the hold-up was that he wanted $50 million to reprise the role.


24 posted on 04/27/2005 9:59:41 AM PDT by NYCRebublican (No more Slimes)
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To: k2blader

I like Brosnan too, he has so much charm...in spite of his politics of course.
The one I'd like to see as Bond is Sean Bean, but he was already killed off as Agent 006 in Golden Eye.


25 posted on 04/27/2005 10:00:16 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: rockthecasbah

Nah.

You Only Live Twice is best.

Then Goldfinger.

Then Thunderball.

Then 'Russia.'


26 posted on 04/27/2005 10:01:00 AM PDT by Plymouth Sentinel (Sooner Rather Than Later)
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To: Plymouth Sentinel
You Only Live Twice is best.

"Siamese vodka?!?"

27 posted on 04/27/2005 10:02:15 AM PDT by ecurbh (All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.)
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To: BonnieJ

Ah yep, Sean Bean would've been a good pick--very good actor!


28 posted on 04/27/2005 10:03:48 AM PDT by k2blader (Immorality bites.)
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To: Vaquero

Check out Bond vs Flint....

http://pages.nyu.edu/~def206/


29 posted on 04/27/2005 10:04:27 AM PDT by jmq
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To: SteveH

He turned it down ~ said he didn't want to be type-cast.


30 posted on 04/27/2005 10:04:43 AM PDT by blackie (Be Well~Be Armed~Be Safe~Molon Labe!)
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To: keepingtrack

Maybe Clive has to wait a while.
Hugh Jackman would be good too, there are so many potential ones now...unlike when they chose Dalton. I did enjoy his Bond in The Living Daylights though.


31 posted on 04/27/2005 10:04:51 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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As for his darkness, 007 is a killer after all.

True, but the darkness in Licence To Kill is way overdone, IMHO. Part of the Bond formula is the right mix of action and lighthearted humor. The Roger Moore movies go too far in one direction, the Timothy Dalton ones too far in the other.

32 posted on 04/27/2005 10:05:00 AM PDT by ecurbh (All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.)
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To: ecurbh

No doubt!

I love in Thuderball when No 2 is driving that 65 or 66 Blue 'Stang at about 90 along the darkened road.

"Some men just don't like to be driven."
"Some men don't like to be taken for a ride."

Think I'll do some Stoli and Bond tonight.


33 posted on 04/27/2005 10:05:25 AM PDT by Plymouth Sentinel (Sooner Rather Than Later)
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To: rockthecasbah

I actually thought Dalton was a good Bond, but the scripts on those films were weak. I think Bond should be someone you'd think twice about getting into a fight with, which is why I was initially resistant to Brosnan (though I was gratified that my point was illustrated when he got the snot beat out of him in his debut), but I feel he's grown into the role. I think "The World Was Not Enough" was the best of his (the last started off promisingly, but took a sharp turn into stupidland).

Moore's best were indeed "For Your Eyes Only" and "Octopussy," though the latter does have a couple of moments of agonizing Moore silliness. In fact, the quality of those two left me unprepared for the virtually unwatchable "A View to a Kill."

All-time favorites are "Goldfinger" and "Diamonds Are Forever"


34 posted on 04/27/2005 10:05:36 AM PDT by william clark
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To: rockthecasbah

couldnt find another job, huh?


35 posted on 04/27/2005 10:06:38 AM PDT by wallcrawlr (http://www.bionicear.com)
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To: ecurbh

I read that Dalton did a great deal of research for the role and wanted to return it to Ian Fleming's original character, which was a long ways from the frivolous one it became. But that is what audiences expected after all the years and movies!


36 posted on 04/27/2005 10:07:02 AM PDT by BonnieJ
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To: ecurbh

Who's that honey who works for 'Tiger' and drives him around, the doll who get's killed with the poison?

Doesn't he say to Tiger "No... I like sake?"


37 posted on 04/27/2005 10:07:30 AM PDT by Plymouth Sentinel (Sooner Rather Than Later)
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To: william clark

Oops. Forgot to endorse the "Connery was the best" sentiment. No question there.

I've thought for some time that Daniel Day Lewis would have been a good Bond.


38 posted on 04/27/2005 10:07:51 AM PDT by william clark
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To: rockthecasbah

A Metrosexual James Bond.. is..... queer..


39 posted on 04/27/2005 10:08:04 AM PDT by hosepipe (This Propaganda has been edited to include not a small amount of Hyperbole..)
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To: rockthecasbah
I agree Connery was surely the best but only I think because he was the first one.
I wonder if someone else had been the first Bond would we think the same thing?
Brosnan for the most part has been a good Bond and the world wide grosses of the movies seem to bear this out.
I felt Timothy Dalton was pretty good and had more the cold bloodedness that was required of the character although Connery was was a pretty cold blooded Bond when necessary.
For my thinking I think Clive Owen would have been very good, he has that look that a Bond needs and if you have ever watched any of those BMW film shorts he has done you get a good feel how he would be as Bond.
In any event this is the last Bond film for Brosnan and even though I like him his politics are off the map and as you may remember from the election when he was made a U.S. Citizen he did bash Bush and voted for Kerry. Another Hypocrite Liberal and and Irishman at that!!!!!!!!!!
40 posted on 04/27/2005 10:08:36 AM PDT by Captain Peter Blood
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Who's that honey who works for 'Tiger' and drives him around, the doll who get's killed with the poison?

That would be Aki, played by Akiko Wakabayashi. Kissy Suzuki is the one he gets "married" to. </Bond geek>

41 posted on 04/27/2005 10:10:42 AM PDT by ecurbh (All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.)
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To: InterceptPoint

I agree with you about the "All We Need Is Lots of Action" mode. I thought the original Bond movies had much better character development and story lines. In the context of the times in which they were made, they were clever and inventive. And the original film makers took risks with the formula that the current producers don't.


42 posted on 04/27/2005 10:12:30 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
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To: Captain Peter Blood
Connery was was a pretty cold blooded Bond when necessary.

Such as in Dr. No, after he kills Professor Dent, he puts an extra bullet into the body before he leaves.

43 posted on 04/27/2005 10:14:15 AM PDT by ecurbh (All I've ever wanted was an honest week's pay for an honest day's work.)
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To: rockthecasbah
I've always thought Jason Statham would be good, in addition to Clive Owen, though I don't know if the world is ready for a shaved-head Bond.


44 posted on 04/27/2005 10:14:45 AM PDT by keepingtrack
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To: Vaquero

Casino Royale was a great book. They were all great books for that matter.


45 posted on 04/27/2005 10:15:52 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
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To: rockthecasbah
Christian Bale would make an excellent Bond (can't wait to see the new Batman). Ian McGregor would make another fine Bond. Of the two, I think Christian is psycho and silly enough to be a convincing double "O" killer (Ian is a great comic and better at the funny and true romance than the action). Most actors are unreliable for their politics (except our dear Ronald Reagan). But then again, the James Bond character is a farce to the intel community. I'll wager that true field craft experts are far more serious and less showy while the Bond wannabes, though very book smart, are heavily sedating themselves with vanity and alcohol behind computer screens.
46 posted on 04/27/2005 10:16:13 AM PDT by SaltyJoe (May the Blessed Virgin guide mankind's effort to reaching a Just and lasting Peace.)
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To: rockthecasbah

Brosnan was not too bad.. compared to SOME of the winners they had

The last one (with Halle Berry) was pretty good


47 posted on 04/27/2005 10:17:01 AM PDT by Mr. K
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To: ecurbh

Man, you are.

She was fantastic, though, huh?

Couple of good points above. Shouldn't Bond should be a psycopath... killing without feeling? Wasn't that the original intent?

Dalton was dark, but he's too emotional... vengeful (about Felix), adoring (the cello chick), etc. I can't reconcile the emoting with his supposed/intended psycopathy.

Brosnan was ok, but that pinky in the air is beyond wuss. What a lightweight. I can hear him saying to himself 'Do I really wanna drink this 70-proof-watered-down-it'll-make-a-hooligan-of-me.'

He just seems like a pencil-neck to me.


48 posted on 04/27/2005 10:17:35 AM PDT by Plymouth Sentinel (Sooner Rather Than Later)
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To: Plymouth Sentinel
"Twice" definitely had the coolest villain hideout.
49 posted on 04/27/2005 10:18:27 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
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To: Plymouth Sentinel

Classic line!


50 posted on 04/27/2005 10:19:34 AM PDT by rockthecasbah
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