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TomF
05-23-2017, 10:02 AM
Roger Moore, dead at 89 (http://www.cbc.ca/news/entertainment/actor-roger-moore-bond-obituary-1.4127297). Cancer.

Not my favourite Bond, but a Bond for his times. As Templar though, I thought he was great.

amish rob
05-23-2017, 10:15 AM
Boo. What a great voice.

I thought he was a great Bond. He rode the line between camp and realism very well. I think he always understood how goofy the role was, but he played it with style. I still refer to water skiiing as James Bond torture because of RM. :)

A good run, though. Condolences to his family.

Peace,
Robert

Andrew Craig-Bennett
05-23-2017, 10:20 AM
Yes; I liked him in both roles. A good run

isla
05-23-2017, 11:21 AM
I agree with TomF, he was not my favourite Bond, but he played the role with with plenty of panache which was what it required. I loved the Saint back in the day. I'm sad to see him go, RIP.

CWSmith
05-23-2017, 11:30 AM
Also not my favorite, although as Templar he was great. I liked the grittier Bonds that followed him.

Condolences to his family. He seemed like a decent sort.

S.V. Airlie
05-23-2017, 11:31 AM
I agree with TomF, he was not my favourite Bond, but he played the role with with plenty of panache which was what it required. I loved the Saint back in the day. I'm sad to see him go, RIP.There have been 5 Bonds, Moore was okay but, it's difficult to see him in Connery's role.

Fair winds!

Vince Brennan
05-23-2017, 11:37 AM
He was best served in "Ffolkes". An explosive role.

Ted Hoppe
05-23-2017, 12:41 PM
Moore provided me with many entertaining moments. In Live and Let Die, he was at his macho campy best.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2z0oABxU7JQ/maxresdefault.jpg

amish rob
05-23-2017, 12:44 PM
Moore provided me with many entertaining moments. In Live and Let Die, he was at his macho campy best.

https://i.ytimg.com/vi/2z0oABxU7JQ/maxresdefault.jpg
Werd. Unassuming tough guy.
He did the character his way, and did it justice. I like the new big hulking brute, too, by the by. ;)

Peace,
Robert

ron ll
05-23-2017, 01:22 PM
The real deal.

http://i1171.photobucket.com/albums/r560/ron_ll/2E97A56A-50AF-4543-9DF6-650715A7BE61_zpsvlvye6dx.jpg (http://s1171.photobucket.com/user/ron_ll/media/2E97A56A-50AF-4543-9DF6-650715A7BE61_zpsvlvye6dx.jpg.html)

lupussonic
05-23-2017, 04:24 PM
I'm 12 years old, and have just seen Moonraker, which blew my mind.

Next day I'm skateboarding on the quay in Geneva, as that area of town has some really great smooth surface. Roger Moore steps out of the Hilton, and walks down the steps.

I'm completely dumbstruck, mouth open, pointing at him, going " you're, you're er.....you're..."

But in the excitemement I cant remember his name!

"You're,,,you're James Bond!!!!!" I blurt out stupidly.

He stops, turns to me, and says "Sometimes..." winks at me, and steps into his limo.

PeterSibley
05-23-2017, 05:37 PM
A great story Martin. Y>:D

Duncan Gibbs
05-23-2017, 07:24 PM
RIP.

+1 on the story Martin! :)

The Bigfella
05-23-2017, 09:10 PM
Roger that. RIP Roger. Thanks for the entertainment

http://www.cinemaretro.com/uploads/ffolkescorrected.jpg

http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/images/2017/01/12/JS117143078_Rex-Features_GTV-ARCHIVE-xlarge_trans_NvBQzQNjv4Bqx4ACh-ATey8Dw2s96iobqosjcCeTXW0yiWUSzE9BLcQ.jpg

CWSmith
05-23-2017, 09:26 PM
A great story Martin. Y>:D

That really is a great story!

Hallam
05-23-2017, 09:38 PM
Listening to the segue to the news this morning on the ABC here in Melbourne they played this Roger Moore quote:
" When one is in Egypt, one should delve deeply into it's treasures"