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.
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.
Films like 1979’s Escape to Athena that placed him out front of a top flight cast.
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. ”
Teaming with western star Clint Walker for an outdoor adventure back in 1961.
I’m getting that James Bond feeling looking at this 1969 half sheet.
I for one really enjoy the banter…
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