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The New 007

Discussion in 'TV Show Forum' started by stevegreen, Sep 16, 2002.

  1. stevegreen

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    Clive Owen has been announced as the new 007 to take over from Pierce Brosnan.

    Not a bad choice but........


    I still think Robbie Williams would make an excellent James Bond :D
     
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    What about Adam Chance from Crossroads. Or Ross Kemp playing a bald angry version?
     
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    This is good news - I'm not overly familiar with Clive Owen but he was good in The Bourne Identity. Anyway, I've never liked Slimy Brosnan and it's about time he packed it in.
     
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    Clive Owen played a brilliant part in Chancer a few years back on ITV.
     
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    Was he the bloke with the sniper rifle? He was good
     
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    He was.
     
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    He did look of the Bond persuasion, got to give him that.
     
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    I think theres better people around but he might no be to terrible, better than Christian Bale how was tipped to get it. I always wanted to see Rupert Everett as James Bond.:D
     
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    Thought Brosnan said he wouldn’t mind doing an other one.
     
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    I'm holding out for our very own Bob to realise his ambition as 007 :D
     
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    I needed to put a face to the name so here it is to save anyone else having to look:)
     

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    Clive Owen will be better than Christian Bale I think (anyone who saw Bale in Reign of Fire will endorse that). Check out The Croupier for Owen in leading role - not a bad little flick.

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    Show your age - anyone remember him from ITV series called Chancer? Sort of a follow on from their earlier Capital City series about pretentious traders in the city.

    Is his announcement official or just rumoured?
     
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    I think Bond in the nineties has been lousy! Sean Connery was a real hard man, and that's the way Bond should be! Maybe Clive Owen will be good - he reminds me of Timothy Dalton, he has that sort of dark edge. I always thought Gary Oldman would be a great Bond - a real hard nut case! ;)
     
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    Gary Oldman? I liked Timothy Dalton actually, Pierce was good as Remington Steel but I never thought he made a good James Bond ...

    But Robin Williams!? Out of the question ... !
     
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    I like Brosnan he has a air menace about him, in particular when he loses his rag. Best bond for me since sean. Shame about David Arnolds music though it's to weak.
     
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    Alan Rickman? John Malkovich?

    Wild Card: Hugh Grant
     
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    I can't remember Bond ever having to pay for his ladies :D :D

    A chart of my favourite Bonds would have to be

    1- Connery
    2- Dalton
    3= Brosnan / Moore (different styles both good but not comparible)
    5- Lazenby (although if he had made more films after the good OHMSS he would have been higher)
     
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    This is complete news to me as last I heard Brosnan is signed on for the next one after Die Another Day ( let it be over soon god please!)

    whats your source
     
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    Have you been working on this one then?:)
     
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    yes still am and sick to death of it to be honest (since Dec 01)
     
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    I really hope that the Robbie Williams suggestion was a joke.

    Jesus - if they ever did that, then they might as well consider Jamie Oliver has his successor....both annoying, talentless, wannabe's who should just f.............

    Must calm down....doctor told me not to think about either of these two.

    :mad:
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    i hope Robbie Williams NEVER becomes bond.......that would just be so bad....
     
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    I think it would be BEYOND bad, and edging towards bowell-clenchingly awful.

    The "zany", "cheeky" ex-double-glazing-salesman-from-Stoke-turned-manufactured-boy-band-member-turned-"respectable"-manufactured-solo-artist playing Jimmy B...NNNNOOOOOOO!!!!!

    Blood....pressure.....rising....must....cease....and....desist.

    I mean - I know that James Bond doesn't exactly have any "credibility" anymore (if, indeed it ever had any), but I still like the movies...they're like settling into an old armchair - you know what you're gonna get - it ain't original (only the stunts/actors/locations change), but it's a constant - putting that little oxygen-thief in the role would mean one less guilty pleasure for me to enjoy.
     
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    Choices for Bond

    Now: Hugh Jackman (Wolverine from X-Men)

    5 years time: Jude Law (once beefed up)

    I can see the appeal of Clive Owen, but feel the series needs to get back closer to Fleming's creation.

    Dalton didn't have ladykiller looks, but I did belive that this was a trained asassin who took no pleasure in his job (unless warranted).

    Hopefully with the new 12a cinema rating we will get to see "real" fisticuffs as in the recent Bourne Identity.
     
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    IMHO

    Bond films used to be good.

    Spies are no longer sexy, or popular. Fact shows that instead of the glamour of Connery, they are more like Geroge Smiley.

    Society no longer sees them as hero's.

    The whole concept seems now obsolete. Look at the ****take of all things Bond in XXX at the moment.

    I have had years of enjoyment out of the Bond series and own them all on DVD, but the franchise is to my mind well and truly dead.

    Plus, David Arnold although talented, always produced material that was reminiscent of John Barry so why not just use John Barry.

    Oh and isn't it hypocritical to see "woman of colour", serious civil rights hero and and alround PC person, Halle Berry, playing the disposible Bond sex interest.
     
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    I totally agree Timothy Dalton was a good Bond and as I’m reading through the Ian Fleming's James Bond books at present, I have to agree with others who say his portrayal was the nearest to the books.
     
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    If connery is ever bettered, it will be a day to rejoice! The films revolved around him, it was he who made the films.

    I think hugh jackman might make a good bond, but not connery good.

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    Connery made the bond films in the past worth watching, the new films are pale in comparison. Lets hope one day an actor will come to the rescue of this franchise which it richly deserves.

    btw I kind of liked Tom Cruise in Mission Impossible (MI2 was caca though). With performances from Cruise in a film like Vanilla Sky he does have talent, perhaps in 8 years or so an older Cruise could be the next Bond.
     
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    I think his abilities are enough for the role, but, as much as i hate to see it (seeing i suffer also), he probably isnt tall enough. Or at least i always imaging bond to be tall and athletic instead of small and muscular

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