RIP Roger Moore

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    Wow, I was just watching The Man with the Golden Gun yesterday with my housemate. :confused:

    They had to pan the camera back about 2 metres just to accomodate his eyebrow raise. Not my favourite Bond but certainly fun to watch. RIP.
     
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    He was my first Bond. I know Connery gets the accolades as being the "real" James Bond but he was before my time. My brain has set Moore as Bond and that sexy Lotus Esprit as the Bond Car. RIP James, I mean Roger.
     
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    He was Bond when I was a kid. I really enjoyed those movies.
     
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    Roger was my favorite Bond. Craig is a quick second.
     
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    Does MR censor me if I say I was a fan of Octo-pu$$y?

    Moore was my favorite Bond. Yes, he was quite cheesy at times — cheeseball acting kinda like Shatner's Captain Kirk — but that's what made him appealing.

    The others were just too stuffy, took themselves too seriously. Rest in peace, Roger.
     
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    Roger was the second and best James Bond after Sean. No one else fills the role. He appeared as Bond in the huge explosive sets and plots that were devised from Flemings books. So sorry to hear of his passing and especially from cancer which is so deadly. Lets spend billions on finding a cure vs. building a freaking wall on the mexican border.
     
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    I watched Skyfall and Spectre on Sunday night and thought we would see some Bond-related news this week, but not this :( RIP Mr. Moore, I hope you keep "attempting reentry" wherever you are.
     
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    Before he died I hope death told him of his evil plans to destroy the world.

    "No Mr Bond I expect you to die, but before I kill you in this easily escapable situation I will tell you my plans for world domination that you won't be able to stop, unless you turn off the main power supply over there using this code on that piece of paper."
     
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    Roger was my favorite Bond also. Few folks know that Roger was originally picked to do Bond in the first Bond movie "Goldfinger" but was tied up in contract with the TV "Saint" series. Connery was given the role instead. RIP Roger Moore.
     
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    RIP Roger Moore.
    He was by far my favorite James Bond also.
     
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    First time I saw Mr. Moore was in The Persuaders, and I knew this guy was gonna be a winner. He elevated the standard adventure material by playing it very classy and droll. A line which might be merely amusing from the mouth of another actor became witty when Moore said it. And of course, he always knew how to handle the ladies.

    It was those qualities he brought to the Bond movies, and for the time, they were absolutely perfect. I like Daniel Craig as a serious Bond, but Roger Moore was always my favorite "fun" Bond.

    Parenthetical question to those across the pond. My wife and I were discussing this. I know Mr. Moore was knighted. If you were introduced to him before that time, you would say something like, "Hello, Mr. Moore." But after he was knighted it would be, "Hello, Sir Roger." Can someone explain to us Americans the curious custom where elevating someone to a title also puts everyone on a first-name basis with them?
     
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    Patrick McGoohan was also considered for the original Bond (he had starred in Danger Man, and later - in the spellbinding and brilliant The Prisoner) - and turned it down.

    Ah, I loved The Persuaders. Even more than Bond - that music, those insane plots, that stylish, witty, almost camp but subtly subversively hilarious approach to the series - it had me in awed stitches.

    The mother of a friend of mine at university had studied with Roger Moore at RADA and always described him as an absolute gentleman.

    RIP Roger Moore, stylish gentleman and a Bond who didn't take life or the role too too seriously.
     
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    That show is a favorite of mine.

    Everybody says that about him. What a nice way to be remembered.
     
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    It is to recognize how special they, or their achievements, are.

    There are probably tens of thousands of Mr. Moores out there. There are probably only a relative handful of "Sir Rogers". Just like there are hundreds of thousands of Elizabeths (or various last names) - but there is only one Queen Elizabeth.

    A good question all the same. You can always tell it's a nasty forriner talking when they mangle the name into "Sir Moore" or something equally 'orrible.

    Parenthetically, if Sir Roger Moore had been further honored, being elevated to a peerage, he would be known as Lord Moore (usually of some geographic location.) Peerages used to come in two flavors: Life Peerages, which last until the person so honoured dies. And hereditary peerages, which are passed onto the eldest son. In modern practice, there will be no further life peerages created outside of the Royal family.

    Bonus Content: American citizens receiving similar honors (KBE: Knight Commander, etc.) are not permitted to use the title of "Sir" - which is why you won't hear about Sir Bill Gates; Sir Caspar Weinberger; or Sir Rudolf Guiliani. In formal evening dress they are permitted to wear the medal and ribbon that are presented with the honour. But they still should not expect to be addressed using the "Sir" title.
     
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    To the purists, Roger Moore never could make the grade to be considered a pedigree Bond...but then again nobody could play the role like the way he grooved it for himself ...the laughs he created, those Lotus Esprit modals were made for his suave style. My first bond movie I watched as a kid ...Live and let Die... I will never forget..and on Friday nights (ITV channel I believe) watching him as Lord Sinclair in the Persuaders ...fantastic intro music and slick one liners from Sir Roger. His British charm truly shining through. It was a golden period in TV with actors of great character ... and he was one of the greats....a real Saint you may say.

    Here is a nice article about him:
    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/05/24/entertainment/roger-moore-marc-haynes-post/index.html


    One treasured golden nugget from my childhood memories .... thank you and R.I.P.
     
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    I always liked his Bond films (except A View to a Kill). The movies lost something when Timothy Dalton took over the role. They have never returned to their former glory.

    He was the third or fourth James Bond depending on your perspective. If you consider Casino Royale (1967) to be a true Bond film, as the studio had rights to the work but decided to turn it into a spoof. Then David Niven is the second bond and George Lazenby is the third Bond. David Niven was also Ian Flemming's choice to play Bond but Connery was cast instead. Otherwise George Lazenby is the second Bond.

    I always felt the Lazenby film was underrated. It was less fantastical and more down to earth like the Daniel Craig films. It also had a tragic ending. I think the change in approach is what really hurt the film at the time.
     
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    He was the James Bond I grew up, he was the one that set the bar for 007. Cheesy at times, of course. But man he was one of my favorites. Between him and Daniel Craig those are the two bonds I like the most with Sean Connery coming in a very close third.

    RIP Mr. Moore.
     

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