Monday, November 06, 2006

James Bond is...
The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

What do you think spies are: priests, saints and martyrs? They’re a squalid procession of vain fools, traitors too, yes; pansies, sadists and drunkards, people who play cowboys and Indians to brighten their rotten lives.
John Le Carré, novelist

The new James Bond, Daniel Craig reminds me of Illya Kuryakin (David McCallum), from The Man From U.N.C.L.E. I will happily give Craig a chance because I was never a fan of Pierce Brosnan or Roger Moore.

After Sean Connery, Timothy Dalton was by far the best and made the best two Bond movies. In another few days, I believe it’s Nov. 17 the new Bond premieres.

In the meantime, check out who Panthergirl over at The Dog's Breakfast thinks Craig resembles.

Here is some Bond trivia for you from Wikipedia”

  • Fleming was inspired by a real spy - Dushan Popov, a Serbian playboy that was a double agent for both British and Germans.
  • The James Bond franchise is currently the second all-time highest grossing film franchise in history, after Star Wars,[4] and one of the longest running film series in history, spanning 20 official films, 2 unofficial films, 1 TV episode based on Casino Royale, and a cartoon television series spinoff. Casino Royale, the twenty-first film will be released on 17 November 2006 with a follow-up film currently using the working title Bond 22 that will be released on 7 November 2008.


Jack Steiner said...

I thought that Brosnan was pretty good. I didn't like Dalton, but he was better than Moore.

B2 said...

I thought Brosnan was a little too pretty for the job -- he's much better for it now that he's older (see "The Matador" for proof). And Dalton (and Craig, it seems) have that ineffable quality that makes you respect or admire someone you don't particularly like... which I think is truer to the original James Bond character -- he's a killer, and he's charismatic, and you don't want to be on his bad side.

Anonymous said...

On The Mark says: Well, you know how much I disliked Dalton as Bond. Wasn't "man" enough for me. I thought Brosnan was the best in the modern era. B2 is right, Brosnan was very good in The Matador. Going to opening night (or close to it) is like being a little kid all over again. Of course, I was also a huge Man from U.N.C.L.E. fan.