Your welcome gents. Hope you enjoyed it.
It really was a great insight to how that movie was made, especially considering it was supposed to be Connery's last.
Possibly this is why he agreed to do this ..and why the producers agreed to the documentary.
Bond will continue....with or without Connery.
Of course in 1967 nobody knew why Connery was "hanging up his shoulder holster" but of course..now we do.
So in hindsight it doesn't surprise me that YOLT was supposed.... to be his last!
The press attention he received in Japan looked insane!
Coupled with his problems with Harry Saltzman in particular, its not hard to understand why he left the franchise.
I always felt after hearing various Connery interviews from this time, that he saw himself as more than Bond.
That the role just limited him... too much.
Arguably ..he was right.
Its a pity EON couldn't have put the whole documentary on the 50th anniversary Blu-ray set.
It could certainly benefit from a good digital 'clean up'.
I guess we will have to accept it for what it is, and be grateful, until it's officially released.
I can certainly.. do that!
Edited by Qbranch, 17 July 2014 - 08:41 PM.