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  • Sean Connery DVDs-Would you consider me a Connery fanatic...

    Hello Everyone!

    Would you consider me a Sean Connery fanatic if I have the following dvd movies?

    Dr. No 1964
    Thunderball 1965
    Shalako 1968
    The Molly Maguires 1970
    Zardoz 1974
    The Wind And The Lion 1975
    The Terrorists 1975
    The Man Who Would Be King 1975
    Robin And Marian 1976
    A Bridge Too Far 1977
    Meteor 1979
    Cuba 1979
    Outland 1981
    Wrong Is Right 1982
    Sword Of The Valiant 1984
    The Name Of The Rose 1986
    Highlander 1986
    The Untouchables 1987
    The Presidio 1988
    Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade 1989
    Family Business 1989
    The Hunt For Red October 1990
    Highlander 2:The Quickening 1991(Renegade Version)
    Rising Sun 1993
    First Knight 1995-"ok I am embarrassed by that one."
    Just Cause 1995- "Just because Sir Sean is in it!"
    The Avengers 1998
    Entrapment 1999-"Hey, it was cheap!" :)
    The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen 2003

    and I plan to get the others that I saw, but don't own, like The Offense 1973- Now that was a wierd one. ;)

    Would anyone like to list their favourite Sean Connery films?

    Am I the only one who thinks 'Wrong Is Right' is funny?

    (Reading the other movie posts got me thinking of these again,haha.)

    "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
    - Michael Moorcock

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    Re: Sean Connery DVDs-Would you consider me a Connery fanati

    Originally posted by lemec
    Hello Everyone!

    Would you consider me a Sean Connery fanatic if I have the following dvd movies?

    <snip list of films>
    Hmm, would you like us to consider you a Sean Connery fanatic? :D

    Originally posted by lemec
    and I plan to get the others that I saw, but don't own, like The Offense 1973- Now that was a wierd one. ;)

    Would anyone like to list their favourite Sean Connery films?
    You should also have:

    Hell Drivers
    On The Fiddle
    The Longest Day
    Marnie
    The Hill (excellent prison movie)
    A Fine Madness
    The Anderson Tapes
    Murder on the Orient Express
    The First Great Train Robbery (with Donald Sutherland)
    The Next Man
    Time Bandits
    Five Days Next Summer (not a great film but Sean's in it)
    The Russia House (ditto)
    Medicine Man (ditto)
    Just Cause (pretty neat drama)
    The Rock (probably the best film Michael Bay ever made :P)

    Originally posted by lemec
    Am I the only one who thinks 'Wrong Is Right' is funny?
    'Wrong is Right' - or to give it the title I prefer: The Man With the Deadly Lens - is a greatly under-rated film imo. Wish I had a copy of it.
    _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
    _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
    _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
    _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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    • #3
      Hi demos99,



      I guess that I really just wanted to get a Sean Connery movie discussion going.

      I am glad that someone else out there actually saw The Man With The Deadly Lens. The odd thing is. I thought that movie later mirrored "Operation Desert Storm" in the way the media covered everything that was going on in the war.

      I saw The Rock in the theater, is a great movie, just did not get around to getting the dvd yet. haha. Thanks for the input. Oh, and I did see the Hill ten years ago on TNT, that was a pretty cool movie. :)

      "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
      - Michael Moorcock

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      • #4
        I don't seem to own any Connery. Ah well, for what it's worth:

        IMHO, he was the best Bond by far. I don't really see any point in continuing the franchise, now that they've stopped adapting the actual books, but even before that point was reached the loss of Connery was one they never really recovered from. IMHO.

        I quite enjoyed The Avengers at the time, but haven't really been tempted to watch it since. It was terrible in comparison to the TV show, but in comparison to most action films it had a lot of strange humour and quirky appeal. Too quirky for some, obviously, but that's my territory...

        I still say his Robin Hood was a dumb-ass. Not Connery's fault, of course, I just don't see the sense in leaving the forest (and Audrey Hepburn), losing all tactical advantages and the love of a good woman, just to pursue a personal vendetta. Dumb-ass.

        Er... I'll shut up now.
        "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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        • #5
          lemec, I'd only consider you a fanatic if you carried them around with you in a back pack, poke sack, or book satchel. :up:

          Saw Hell Drivers for the first time last year and was amazed by the cast - Connery, McCallum, Lom, Jill Ireland, and McGoohan as the lout - it was worth sitting through the film just to see all the talent together at such an early period in their careers.

          The stone haulers still drive as reckless around here!
          "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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          • #6
            :D hahahaha that's a good one Talisant!


            I'd like to see some of the other Connery films, I did not see Hell Divers yet, but it sounds great. On The Fiddle has a good description, I never saw it either. Five Days Next summer I did see on vhs. I want to see A Good Man In Africa too, I have not seen that one around, I'll have to get it online I suppose,hehe.

            Dee, I agree with you on Robin and Marian. That poor Robert Shaw gave Robin a chance to end the fight and Robin(Sean) killed him anyway. I never thought that scene played out to be very honorable.

            Nobody can beat Sean as Bond, like it says on the cover of Never Say Never Again, "Sean Conery is James Bond", instead of saying Sean Connery as James Bond. Even thought they don't consider that one an official Bond film.

            Did you see that there will soon be a From Russia With Love Playstation 2 video game? It has Sean's voice in it! I must have it! :D


            I liked the original Avengers better of course, but the movie was kinda fun. They did have some neat things in it like the flying insect drones and Sir August de Winter fighting Steed with his cool staff. Eddie Izzard was in that movie, that guy does a great stand-up comedy act, at least the one I saw was hysterical.

            -Lemec

            "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
            - Michael Moorcock

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            • #7
              Originally posted by lemec
              Nobody can beat Sean as Bond, like it says on the cover of Never Say Never Again, "Sean Conery is James Bond", instead of saying Sean Connery as James Bond. Even thought they don't consider that one an official Bond film.
              I'm going to go out on limb and say that good as Connery was as Bond - and he was very good - I actually have a preference for George Lazenby's portrayal in OHMSS. Lazenby's Bond was a little more 'human' than Connery's, in as much as Sean always seemed 'superhuman' and you never really believed that anything bad would happen to him - like dying. George on the other hand had a greater sense of 'vulnerability' about him. so in scenes like when he's escaping from Blofeld's clinic through the cable car gear room you feel there's a chance that he might very well die or get his hands crushed or some other nasty fate befall him.

              Perhaps that's why the contemporary audience didn't take to OHMSS on its release? :?
              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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              • #8
                I liked seeing the old trailer for OHMSS, Lazenby turns to the camera and says,"You were expecting the other fellow?"

                I do see your point, he was more real, but I guess the fans want a fantasy element to it rather than a hero in other action films. That is why I was surprised that the character of Bond was actually captured for six months in Die Another Day. What was up with that? Any other Bond would have escaped in ten minutes flat,including time allowed to seduce a female villan. ;)

                I thought Lazenby did really well in the fight scenes. He would have turned into a really good Bond if he was able to make more films, or chose not to make them, I heard he follwed some bad advice that Bond movies were on the decline,which of course was very wrong.

                I also thought Roger Moore was equal to Sean Connery, but different. The locations of the Roger Moore Bonds, seemed better, or maybe it was the better quality film that came later. I still like Sean as the best,but I acknowledge that the other actors added some great moments to Bond. Moore did alot of comedy and still was able to pull off all the serious moments.

                I did not like the two Dalton Bonds. I like Timothy Dolton as an actor and as seperate movies they would have been decent, but I expected more from a Bond movie I guess.

                MST3K said once that Lazenby was the worst James Bond, I know they were joking but he was much better that Dalton. Dalton played Bond too arrogant or uptight or something.

                I enjoyed Pierce Brosnan as Bond, he seemed to fit Bond at the time he played him. I just wonder how long they will keep saying that Bond is the same character from the 1960's. Bond will have to be an immortal pretty soon if they say he was a spy during the Cold War. :) If Bond did all the stuff he did in all the movies combined,which is what they are saying, the new Bond should be in his 70's instead of his 50's. I think after awhile they would have to change his background,right?

                I heard rumors that they might try a movie as the early life of James Bond.

                I guess the new movie will be a real version of Casino Royale. There is no official word of who Bond will be, but I know they had various possibilities. :D

                "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                - Michael Moorcock

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by lemec
                  I do see your point, he was more real, but I guess the fans want a fantasy element to it rather than a hero in other action films. That is why I was surprised that the character of Bond was actually captured for six months in Die Another Day. What was up with that? Any other Bond would have escaped in ten minutes flat,including time allowed to seduce a female villan. ;)
                  That's actually sort of kinda from the novels as it happens. At the end of FRWL, Rosa Klebb succeeds in stabbing Bond with her knitting needles (iirc) which have been treated with a powerful sedative so they render him unconcious and enable him to be captured by SMERSH. At the start of the next Bond novel (Doctor No) a brainwashed Bond returns to London after a period of absence and attempts to assassinate M.

                  Originally posted by lemec
                  I also thought Roger Moore was equal to Sean Connery, but different. The locations of the Roger Moore Bonds, seemed better, or maybe it was the better quality film that came later. I still like Sean as the best,but I acknowledge that the other actors added some great moments to Bond. Moore did alot of comedy and still was able to pull off all the serious moments.
                  All Moore's films have their good points - even Octopussy - except A View to a Kill (oh alright it has the Duran Duran theme song). Certainly his first three are excellent and FYEO is a favourite with me as well. When I wanted to show my 5-yr girl a Bond movie it was a Moore one that we chose - TMWTGG - and she loved it. I'm not sure she's old enough for Connery atm.

                  Originally posted by lemec
                  I did not like the two Dalton Bonds. I like Timothy Dolton as an actor and as seperate movies they would have been decent, but I expected more from a Bond movie I guess.
                  The first Dalton film is a marked return to the Bond of Fleming's novels after the naffness of AVTAK, with less emphasis on gadgets and a post-AIDS attitude to sex, but perhaps unless you know the book Bond it seems too different from the movie Bond people now know the character as?

                  Originally posted by lemec
                  MST3K said once that Lazenby was the worst James Bond, I know they were joking but he was much better that Dalton. Dalton played Bond too arrogant or uptight or something.
                  If I'm asked to order the actors to play Bond I tend to go for something like:

                  Connery - Lazenby/Dalton - Moore - Brosnan

                  It's not that Brosnan was a poor Bond - his debut in GoldenEye promised a lot - but I think he was badly served by some poor films, specifically 'Tomorrow Never Dies' and 'Die Another Day' (which for a 40th anniversary film was pretty shocking, with poorly realised CGI, the dire Halle Berry (who utters her double-entendres like single-entendres and is imo arguably the worst Bond girl since Teri Hatcher, no wait, Denise Richards) and Madonna (both on the soundtrack and the screen)).

                  Originally posted by lemec
                  I enjoyed Pierce Brosnan as Bond, he seemed to fit Bond at the time he played him. I just wonder how long they will keep saying that Bond is the same character from the 1960's. Bond will have to be an immortal pretty soon if they say he was a spy during the Cold War. :) If Bond did all the stuff he did in all the movies combined,which is what they are saying, the new Bond should be in his 70's instead of his 50's. I think after awhile they would have to change his background,right?
                  There's one fan theory which suggests that not only is 007 a code number but 'James Bond' is a codename, that each actor playing Bond is actually a different agent who succeeds the previous 'James Bond' when he retires or is killed.

                  Originally posted by lemec
                  I heard rumors that they might try a movie as the early life of James Bond.

                  I guess the new movie will be a real version of Casino Royale. There is no official word of who Bond will be, but I know they had various possibilities. :D
                  There's supposed to be a new series of Bond novels which feature him as a teenager, presumably in a bid to capture the teenage readership.

                  Latest rumours suggest that Daniel Craig has won the part, but those appeared in The Sun (UK tabloid newspaper), so aren't necessarily reliable.
                  _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                  _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                  _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                  _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by demos99
                    The first Dalton film is a marked return to the Bond of Fleming's novels after the naffness of AVTAK, with less emphasis on gadgets and a post-AIDS attitude to sex, but perhaps unless you know the book Bond it seems too different from the movie Bond people now know the character as?
                    Of course dalton was the favourite Bond of Andrew in Buffy, but that's neither here nor there. Makes me chuckle though.

                    Originally posted by demos99
                    There's one fan theory which suggests that not only is 007 a code number but 'James Bond' is a codename, that each actor playing Bond is actually a different agent who succeeds the previous 'James Bond' when he retires or is killed.
                    Well that was the premise of the comedy film version of Casino Royale... although obviously they took it a step further and had female agents called James as well. Now I remember all that, I wonder if Woody Allen might be my fave Bond after all...

                    Originally posted by demos99
                    There's supposed to be a new series of Bond novels which feature him as a teenager, presumably in a bid to capture the teenage readership.
                    Do you remember the cartoon? James Bond Jnr.? I'm still haunted by the theme tune sometimes. That was very
                    "That which does not kill us, makes us stranger." - Trevor Goodchild

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                    • #11
                      wow demos,thanks, that pretty much covers all my questions,hehe. I need to read the Bond books sometime.


                      Dee, Casino Royale was a bit strange. There were some funny parts in that one.

                      A James Bond Cartoon? eeeh! yuk indeed. Like in TMWTGG Foo Yuk?
                      I guess Moore's movies are better for childen btw,demos,than the others.
                      Live And Let Die might be a little too much in spots though,hehe,with all the voodoo, I could be wrong. That was Moore's first one as you know and seemed more serious than the others. I think it was before Golden Gun, right? I could be mixed up.

                      Anyway, I never even watched Young Indiana Jones, but I hear that was actually good. Shows about characters when they were kids usually don't turn out to well,haha. :)

                      Say demos, could you please e-mail me a list of emotions and what keys make which emote? I can't seem to select them normally, but I have figured out these :) ;) :D in case you noticed I use only those three, haha.
                      Thanks!

                      "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                      - Michael Moorcock

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lemec
                        wow demos,thanks, that pretty much covers all my questions,hehe. I need to read the Bond books sometime.
                        You certainly do (although iirc Mike hasn't been overly impressed with Fleming's writing - but I like them nonetheless). As mentioned above, you need to read FRWL before DN and Thunderball, OHMSS, YOLT and TMWTGG form a sort of tetralogy (although TSWLM was published between TB and OHMSS).

                        On the whole, it's fairly good to read them in publishing order so you can follow the character's developement from dashing mid-30s spy to damaged late-40s veteran by the series' end. In CR it's established that Bond only goes on two or three missions a year, and as Fleming wrote one novel a year from 1953 'til his death in 1965 it's easy to see each story as taking place in the year it was written.

                        This is why the novel Bond is superior to the movie for some of us because he's more 'real' and less of a 'superspy'.

                        Originally posted by lemec
                        I guess Moore's movies are better for childen btw,demos,than the others.
                        Live And Let Die might be a little too much in spots though,hehe,with all the voodoo, I could be wrong. That was Moore's first one as you know and seemed more serious than the others. I think it was before Golden Gun, right? I could be mixed up.
                        No, you're quite right. Moore's films go: LALD, TMWTGG, TSWLM, MR, FYEO, OP and AVTAK. My wife and I are both agreed that LALD isn't suitable for our daughter just yet. Quite apart from the voodoo elements there's also the fact that Solitaire loses her tarot 'power' when Bond takes her virginity, which could raise some questions that she's probably a bit young to be asking for the time being.

                        Originally posted by lemec
                        Say demos, could you please e-mail me a list of emotions and what keys make which emote? I can't seem to select them normally, but I have figured out these :) ;) :D in case you noticed I use only those three, haha.
                        Thanks!
                        Of course. Email's winging its way to you at this very minute. Normally when you post a reply you should see a group of 20 emotes to the left of the text field that you can click on to add the emote to your post. Below that is the phrase: View more Emoticons, which opens a pop-up with the full range of emotes when you click on it. Perhaps you have a 'pop-up blocker' enabled on your browser? If so, you should be able to tell it to allow pop-ups from www.multiverse.org.

                        Question: Why is it that any thread on Sean Connery eventually turns into a thread on James Bond? :?
                        _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
                        _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
                        _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
                        _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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                        • #13
                          :clap: :lol: Thanks for the emoticons! They work fine. 8)


                          :oops: Maybe this will steer the post back to Sean,hehe

                          http://www.seanconnery.com/ his official web site.


                          I guess Connery will always be known for Bond like Shatner is known for Captain Kirk, hehe.

                          "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                          - Michael Moorcock

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                          • #14
                            Wait, one more aside, sans Connery - but with Peter Lorre in supporting role, the following is from wikipedia:

                            The 1954 television episode

                            In 1954 CBS paid Ian Fleming $1,000 to adapt Casino Royale into a one hour television adventure as part of their Climax! series. Additionally, CBS in the late 50's made an offer to Fleming to write 32 episodes over a two year period for a television show based on the James Bond character. Fleming agreed and began to write outlines for this series. When nothing ever came of this, however, Fleming grouped his outlines together and released the 1960 anthology For Your Eyes Only.

                            The episode aired on October 21, 1954 and starred Barry Nelson as American secret agent "Card Sense" Jimmy Bond and Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre. For this Americanized version of the story, Bond is an agent for "Combined Intelligence", while the Felix Leiter character from the original novel becomes "Clarence Leiter", a British agent, and a combination of two characters from the novel, Felix Leiter and Rene Mathis. The name "Mathis" is given to the leading lady, who is named Valerie Mathis (instead of Vesper Lynd).

                            This was the first screen adaptation of a James Bond novel, and was made before EON acquired the Bond film rights. When MGM eventually obtained the rights to the 1967 film version of Casino Royale, it also received the rights to this television film. Some sources have suggested that this was intended as a pilot for a potential Bond TV series starring Nelson.

                            Two versions of the episodes currently exist; a three-act version and a four-act version. The television episode was added as a bonus feature on the DVD of the 1967 film Casino Royale, the version ends with Act 3, whereas the proposed DVD release of the full version has been indefinitely delayed.

                            There is an urban legend that Peter Lorre, killed in Act 3, stood up and walked off camera during the broadcast. In fact, this actually occurred during an earlier episode of Climax!, during an adaptation of Raymond Chandler's The Long Goodbye; the event was widely covered in the media of the day. [1]
                            [edit]

                            Cast and characters
                            James 'Jimmy' Bond - Barry Nelson
                            Le Chiffre - Peter Lorre
                            Clarence Leiter - Michael Pate — (see Felix Leiter)
                            Chef DePartre - Eugene Borden
                            Valerie Mathis - Linda Christian
                            Croupier - Jean Del Val
                            Zolto - Kurt Katch
                            Basil - Gene Roth
                            "A man is no man who cannot have a fried mackerel when he has set his mind on it; and more especially when he has money in his pocket to pay for it." - E.A. Poe's NICHOLAS DUNKS; OR, FRIED MACKEREL FOR DINNER

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                            • #15
                              Very cool Talisant,


                              Thanks, I heard a little about the tv version once, but I never saw the actual show. That is fascinating. :D 8)

                              "With a deep, not-unhappy sigh, Elric prepared to do battle with an army." (Red Pearls)
                              - Michael Moorcock

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