The Series Would be Less without Moore
Posted 07 September 2002 - 01:19 PM
Posted 08 September 2002 - 03:18 AM
Moore fit in perfectly into the seventies (and the part of the eighties that he was in), and that can be his weakness at times. In his finest moments, such as the entire TSWLM and FYEO, his Bond rose out of the decade it was in, to stand for all time as a foundation (and in the case of FYEO a cornerstone) of the series. However, some of his others (Moonraker and AVTAK) are too often dogeared by their decade and that can count against him if people forget that the movies work in perspective (whereas, no matter what spin you put on it LTK does not work and Lazenby's performance in OHMSS does not work in certain sections).
Yes, the series would be a far less collection if Moore wasn't there.
Posted 08 September 2002 - 04:50 AM
The truth is, exaclty what Sir James said, people wanted a place to escape the real world. Moore's films were just that, an escape from the horrors of the world. In the real world people were dying in Vietnam. In the Bond films Bond was battling assassains with Golden guns, indestructable giants with metal teeth, and driving cars that turned into subs.
Roger Moore's films were exactly what people wanted, and his contribution to the series is huge. Lets not forget that he has made the most Bond films (yes, I am not counting Connery's NSNA).
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Posted 08 September 2002 - 01:37 PM
Here is the link to the article but I typed out the impotant part. Dealing with Fantasy and Escapism.
Now here is the part pertaing to fantasy and escapism:
Ask the man on the street to describe his favorite Bond scene and he probably won't tell you about Roger Moore kicking Locque's car off a cliff, or Sean Connery choking Bob Simmons to death with a fireplace poker. More likely he'll mention the Aston Martin employing its gadgets, or Oddjob throwing that crazy hat, or maybe Bond's plunge off a mountain-top, saved at the last moment by a Union Jack parachute. In all these scenes is a tongue-in-cheek, over-the-top sense of fun that people enjoy. It is precisely this sense of humor that defines Bond for most people, and sets him apart from the grim-and-gritty, sweaty t-shirt variety of action hero. Roger Moore not only excels at this approach, for many of us he defined it.
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Posted 24 September 2002 - 12:09 AM
As for #'s of posts determining popularity, Dalton has more than Moore, PB more than any, Connery only more than Lazenby, but I pretty much doubt that has anything to do with how popular in general any of them are as Bond. As you say it has to do with the age of the posters, what Bonds they first saw, or who they're more interested in. But often the posts aren't even flattering, they're more arguing about how good a certain Bond is or isn't, or one of the films is or isn't. Maybe in Connery's case there's less traffic b/c there's less debate. And many times the subjects covered under one actor often discuss the merits and films of another actor, everything isn't exactly contained.
Posted 25 September 2002 - 05:53 PM
footnote; your posts arn't flattering either!
Posted 25 September 2002 - 06:22 PM
And no Moonraker did not make more money than any Connery film, not unless you don't adjust for inflation. Adjusted for inflation TSWLM made more than MR as well (as did LALD) and was Moore's highest grossing film.
Posted 26 September 2002 - 06:39 PM
It seems the most popular films [not going by that site] have been the one titles of the series. Goldfinger / Moonraker / Octopussy /GoldenEye.
The longer the title the less popular and no Mr pedantic, it has little to do with the films success, I agree - just a thought.
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Posted 27 September 2002 - 11:09 AM
Well call me mad or call me bad but these 2 sites contradict each other.
The second site has a better grasp of the situation. I'm nice really.
Posted 27 September 2002 - 05:34 PM
And yes a woman, haven't you heard, we make up more than half the world's population, we're everywhere.
Posted 27 September 2002 - 08:56 PM
That last line of yours is dreadful#
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