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1. Live & Let Die
2. The Man with the Golden Gun
3. The Spy Who Loved Me
5. For Your Eyes Only
7. A View To A Kill
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The Roger Moore Bond Story
There are many apocryphal stories as to when Moore's name was first dropped as a possible candidate for the role of James Bond. Some sources, specifically Albert R. Broccoli from his autobiography When The Snow Melts, claim that Moore was considered for Dr. No, and that he was Ian Fleming's favourite for the role after apparently having seen Moore as Simon Templar in The Saint; however, this story is often, inaccurately, debunked by fans and Bond-film historians, who point to the fact that the series did not begin airing in the United Kingdom until October 4, 1962 – only one day before the premiere of Dr. No. This notion should have been abandoned since archive footage of Harry Saltzman appeared on the Dr. No DVD stating this information of Moore being considered. Also, months and months of work go into making a television season, as well as movies, therefore meaning that this could have been true, in that Moore may have already committed to the long shoot of Saint as opposed to 007.
Other sources, such as the insert for the special edition DVDs, claim that Moore was passed over for Bond in favor of someone who was older. As Moore is older than Sean Connery, this is probably not true. Publicly, Moore wasn't linked to the role of 007 until 1967, when Harry Saltzman claimed he would make a good Bond, but also displayed misgivings due to his popularity as Simon Templar. Nevertheless, Moore was finally cast as James Bond in Live and Let Die (1973).
Roger Moore's seven years as Simon Templar earned him enough popularity (and credibility) among fans of detective fiction to earn many Bond fans' acceptance, despite the inevitable comparisons to Connery. Moore played Bond in:
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
Moore's James Bond was light-hearted, more so than any other official actor to portray the character. Connery's style, even in its lighter moments, was that of a focused, determined agent. Moore often portrayed 007 as somewhat of a playboy, with tongue firmly in cheek. The humor served Moore and his fans well through most of his Bond tenure. Fans also relished the moments when his Bond was all business, especially in the more intense parts of The Spy Who Loved Me, For Your Eyes Only, and Octopussy (when he expresses revulsion at an imminent nuclear disaster, and despite wearing a clown get-up, defuses a bomb). Despite all the commercial success, some Bond fans were unhappy at Moore continuing to play the character until his late-fifties, with a consensus that either Moonraker (1979) or For Your Eyes Only (1981) should have been his Bond swan song; by the time of filming For Your Eyes Only, he was almost 54. Indeed, by that time Moore himself was beginning to have reservations about playing Bond, and his starring in For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and especially A View to a Kill, has more to do with producers not wanting him to leave rather than Moore "not wanting to give up the role". It is generally agreed that of the six actors to have played Bond, Moore's portrayal was the furthest removed from the character created by Ian Fleming. Some fans have also blamed Moore for turning the character into a self-parody.
Although often considered a "lightweight", due to never having had a significant stage career or having appeared in serious dramas, Moore is the only James Bond actor other than Timothy Dalton who can boast a dramatic education at RADA, the prestigious London drama college. However, Moore only attended for six months
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|Anonymous||Rodger Moore||1||Nov 27 2010, 10:45 PM EST by S.P.E.C.T.R.E|
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Moore got a bad deal seeing as he really did not get to go against S.P.E.C.T.R.E very much.
Connery was a better Bond still but part of it was the scripts. For your Eyes Only he killed #1 in
SPECTRE, but no one from SPECTRE wanted to get revenge for killing Blofeld. Perfect opportunity to get
SPECTRE back in the picture. The writers really screwed Moore. They havn't shown SPECTRE in any movie after
Moore killed Blofeld, but logically SPECTRE still exist. It's commen sence. Dalton, Broslin and Craig also got screwed.
None of them got to take on SPECTRE. As for Moores humor, that was started by Connery. After a kill Connery would
make wise cracks like I think he got the point after someone got hit by an arrow or something. Moore was just continueing
the tradition. But I liked Moore, but Connery and Lazenbe were better just because of better scripts. Except for Live and
Let Die I should say.
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|bondejbond||The Best James Bond||13||Oct 1 2010, 4:35 AM EDT by DaltonCraigRules|
Thread started: Jul 24 2009, 4:18 PM EDT Watch
Well Roger Moore is not the top James Bond, but he did make Bond fun. There were alot of good one liners in each of his movies. I laughed at all his jokes in the movies. He knew when to be very serious in the films too. Sometimes I think Bond now is way too serious all the time. Craig's writers should lighten up a little. I really miss the humor Roger Moore brought to Bond.
|DaltonCraigRules||RIP Tony Curtis||0||Sep 30 2010, 2:53 AM EDT by DaltonCraigRules|
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