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Roger Moore : The Non-Bond Poster Gallery

Receiving the news that the James Bond of my youth has passed away. While I came to like Connery in the role with the VHS era it’s hard not to see Moore as Bond from the vantage point of a youngster going to the theater and seeing Moore on the big screen enacting outrageous acts of heroism and dazzling one beauty after another. I’ll miss him but thankfully we have the movies to welcome him back into our living rooms whenever we feel the urge.

Mike's Take On the Movies .......... Rediscovering Cinema's Past

Sure it’s easy to argue that Moore essentially played James Bond in practically everything before and after he received his official license to kill. Having grown up in the later Moore era of Bond put him in my field of view from an early age. He was an action star to a young kid who would look for his films once the VHS era hit allowing us to take him home for a three night rental.

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Films like 1979’s Escape to Athena that placed him out front of a top flight cast.

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Isn’t it ironic that he had this to say in this 1970 feature …….. “Espionage isn’t all James Bond on Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Industry goes in for it too, you know. ”

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Teaming with western star Clint Walker for an outdoor adventure back in 1961.

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I’m getting that James Bond feeling looking at this 1969 half sheet.

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I for one really enjoy the banter…

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  1. So sad to hear his passing today.
    One of my favourite performances of his was as “Rufus Excalibur ffolkes” in “North Sea Hijack”. I bet he had so much fun playing against cast. From wearing silly hats, to drinking whiskey at every opportunity, barking intrusive chauvinist remarks and then having a deep softness to his beloved cats.

    He made such a brilliant Bond bringing with him that self aware humour. Favourite? Oh jeez maybe “Live and Let Die” for all out bonkers but “Moonraker” and “The Spy Who Loved Me” so close it’s just about a three way across the line.

    I need to put “The Man Who Haunted Himself” on the need to watch list.

    • I too like ffolkes. An unlikely character for Moore’s reputation. I’m also a big fan of The Wild Geese. What’s not to like about this one? Haunted an odd film and one I haven’t seen in a number of years though it does grace my shelf along with most of Roger’s films.

  2. The Bond of my childhood! My favorite non-Bond performances are Ffolkes and The Man Who Haunted Himself. And I thought he was really funny in The Cannonball Run. RIP

    • Same here. Funny how we generally don’t think of him as 89 but as Bond at 50 ish. At least I do. Fflokes a good one for sure. I always mention The Persuaders as a fun role as well that gets forgotten in the mix.

      • I still haven’t seen The Persuaders! Loved The Saint and Ivanhoe, though. Moore was ageless! It’s hard to believe that he was older than Connery. He looked like a kid in Live and Let Die.

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