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RIP Sean Connery

Discussion in 'Bad Dog Cafe' started by Gibson, Oct 31, 2020.

  1. knopflerfan

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    Coolness epitomized. Shaken, not stirred, indeed.
     
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    Truly a master of his craft. RIP Sir Sean.
     
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    Really sad loss. Great actor. So many great roles. The Hill was one of my favorites. RIP.
     
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    I always liked this:

     
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    I remember when my father would start scanning* the obituaries in the paper and would recognize people he knew personally more and more often. There's some adage about that.
    (*reading through quickly)
     
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    Arg... RIP 007
     
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    Great, isn't it? Ian Fleming, creator/author of the Bond books, apparently modeled his character on some of the legends of the British secret service he came to know or hear of in WWII.

    Ben McIntyre has written a number of books about the period and some of the more famoys/infamous people, as well, after a huge set if records were declassified. He has one on Ian Fleming. These are all fun to read if you're into spy history, some more than others.
    http://benmacintyre.com/us/book/for-your-eyes-only-ian-fleming-and-james-bond/
     
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    man that is some sad news indeed. damn. i loved him as Indiana Jones' dad. a legend has departed
     
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    Thinking of Highlander ironically, this sad song came to mind.

     
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    Mine too. It was an excellent cast throughout.
    Ninety's a good run and he left a long trail of memorable films before the curtain came down.
     
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    My first encounter with Mr. Bond on the screen was when I went to Las Vegas to get a divorce. I had just landed in Vegas, gotten a room, and a lawyer squared away and went downtown to look around. For some reason, I happened to look at the Marque on the movie theater that used to be there on glitter gulch. Goldfinger was playing, and I thought what the heck I think I'll go see what all the James Bond fuss is about. I was a fan immediately, not only of Sean Connery, but of Bond too. I ended up reading all of Ian Fleming's books about Bond. When Thunderball came out, my new wife and I dressed up to go see it at a nice theater.

    I enjoyed Mr. Connery in everything I ever saw him in. I loved that he not only played golf on screen but in real life as well. He was a man's man, and there was never any question about where he stood on anything, because if he was asked he answered. He really did do things his way, and let the world be damned. It's not often that attitude is as handsomely rewarded it was in his case.
     
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    One of the few actors that could compel me to see a movie without regard to subject matter. He was James Bond to me, and no other. Tonight I'll watch my favorite Sean Connery movie in his honor: The Man Who Would Be King

    RIP Sir Sean
     
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    In his 1990 book Medium Cool: The Movies of the 1960s, Ethan Mordden wrote of Connery as Bond, “Once in an era there is perfect casting. Greta Garbo as Ninotchka, Margaret O’Brien as Tootie Smith, Johnny Sheffield as Bomba the Jungle Boy—and Connery as 007.”
     
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    heard this morning on npr - what an opportunity to start w/ Dr No and be the second choice. . .

    rest in peace, sir
     
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    now this is just F'd up
     
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    Connery may have been the third or fourth choice. The first was Cary Grant, coming off of Alfred Hitchcock's North By Northwest, the film the Bond franchise was obviously modeled after, but he didn't want to commit to a three picture contract. (And would eventually have become too old if there were more movies beyond that.) The second was Patrick McGoohan, but as a practicing Catholic, he was turned off by all of the sex. Richard Burton also turned down the part. Here's a compilation of "15 Actors Who Could’ve Played James Bond" during the franchise's run.
     
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    All of the rock heroes dying in succession like Bowie and Lemmy gave me serious flashbacks of seeing my dad looking morose in the morning, after the Today Show announced that guys like Duke Ellington, Count Basie and Bing Crosby had died.
     
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    One of the greats! Always loved his performances. Bond, James Bond. Cant tell you how many times I have seen those movies. Possibly hundreds. RIP
     
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    Yes, I’ve just read the BBC obit. I knew there’d be a mention of it here, too.

    R.I.P. Mr. Connery.

    Scotland Forever!
     
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    A real life hard man in his youth, as a gun waving Johnny Stompanato discovered.
     
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