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Bond just died

May 23, 2017 by norman lebrecht

15 comments.


The BBC has announced the death of Roger Moore, aged 89.

No other Bond came close.

Epic duel: Bond vs Lotte Lenya (actually, this is Sean Connery)

 


Comments (15)

  1. Pete Parker says:

    He was certainly my favorite but the pic is of Sean Connery and Lotte Kenya in From Russia With Love… A good 10 years before Roger took over the role…

    1. NYMike says:

      Lotte Lenya played Rosa Klebb, an in-joke since kleb in Russian means bread…..

    2. Max Grimm says:

      +1 and RIP

      @Norman, one contender for a Roger Moore “epic [Bond] duel” would probably be this:
      http://critics-associated.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/jaws1.jpg

      1. norman lebrecht says:

        Ah, the dentists’ favourite!

  2. boringfileclerk says:

    Moore was hands down the best Bond. Period.

  3. Bruce says:

    RIP.

    I thought he was the worst of all the Bonds, but what do I know — I like Mitsuko Uchida 😛

    Having just watched “Goldfinger” again, I got the impression that he had the potential to be a really good actor, but for some reason (probably considered too good-looking) his career never went in a “serious actor” direction.

    1. harold braun says:

      But Goldfinger was with Connery….

      1. Bruce says:

        Right, sorry. I meant Diamonds Are Forever. (We were trying to decide between that and Goldfinger.)

        1. Paul says:

          Connery, not Moore, was in Diamonds Are Forever, too.

          1. DESR says:

            I think Bruce is a little confused. Still crying over Brexit so not himself.

  4. Evelyn Maisky says:

    R.I.P great Roger Moore

    It was an honour to have met you and enjoyed your great personality!!!

    https://youtu.be/L9LHyko-WYE

  5. Ben says:

    RIP, one of the greatest cultural icons.

  6. Oskar Werner says:

    He really “sent up” the character not my idea of a spy, prefer Alec Leamas who was based on one.

  7. Oskar Werner says:

    This has nothing to do with classical music! Sorry he has gone over thought he was a bit OTT, way too many gadgets. Alec Leamas, Richard Burton miles better. What an actual spy looked like.

    1. Max Grimm says:

      “This has nothing to do with classical music!”

      To slightly increase classical music relevance, watch these:
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lNy4VYbTDZE
      https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tpm1Y_Ulbws


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