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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Roger Moore RIP

Thanks for the memories Roger

By Gary;

Roger Moore, best known for playing James Bond in seven of the 007 films, has died. He was 89.

It is hard for me to remember a time when Roger Moore was not an international star.

While The Saint was not my cup of tea, then came Bond, James Bond.

Sean Connery's Bond was a stone cold killer with a touch of humor.  But the insane upheaval of American society with the Vietnam War took the Bond films deeper into comedy.

  • Moore:  "To me, the Bond situations are so ridiculous, so outrageous," he once said. "I mean, this man is supposed to be a spy and yet, everybody knows he's a spy. Every bartender in the world offers him martinis that are shaken, not stirred. What kind of serious spy is recognized everywhere he goes? It's outrageous. So you have to treat the humor outrageously as well."

Moore's version of Bond saved the series.  Today Daniel Craig has taken the series back to its Sean Connery roots.

"Live and Let Die"
The Best of Moore's 007

Moore's 007 Films
  • "Live and Let Die"
  • "The Man With the Golden Gun" 
  • ''The Spy Who Loved Me" 
  • ''Octopussy" 
  • ''Moonraker" 
  • ''For Your Eyes Only" 
  • "A View to a Kill"

I would say "Live and Let Die" is Moore's best Bond film with "The Spy Who Loved Me" right behind.  Thanks for the memories Roger.

"Live and Let Die"

"The Spy Who Loved Me"

Sheena Easton
"For Your Eyes Only"

Moore with the great Christopher Lee in
"The Man With The Golden Gun".

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

many hours of fun