As another small tribute to the passing of Sir Roger Moore, I decided to have a musical moment today from one of his Bond outings in The Spy Who Loved Me with Carly Simon taking on the vocal role with Nobody Does It Better.
Back in July 2014 I first went to the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden. You can read about it here. But after completing my Bondathon and eventually catching up with a lot of the films I decided to take another trip to the Film Museum on Wednesday. They had also added the Cars of Spectre to it along with some of the costumes, so I decided that another trip would be a very good idea.
As I was making my way through the Bond films I was putting them in a ranking list from Best to Worst. I thought that would be the easiest way to do it as would probably forget exactly what happened in each of the films. So basically when ranking them I just decided which film I liked it better than and placed it in the list. Some of them were extremely difficult to pick where to put them so I might not even be able to justify it’s place in the list. But here you have 1-24 in order from Best to Worst MY Bond list!
As Daniel Craig’s era as Bond is coming to an end (after one more, come on he has always been contracted to it right?) But I thought after completing the Bondathon I would look to see possibilities of actors who could take on the role next.
Here are the ages the different actors started and finished as Bond. Quite interesting really as I think both Connery and Craig looked older than they were in their first films. The fact Lazenby wasn’t very popular and under the age of 30 I can’t really see them picking someone very young to take on the mantel.
Roger Moore 44-57
Timothy Dalton 42-44
Pierce Brosnan 41-49
Daniel Craig 37-47
Sean Connery 31-40
George Lazenby 29
I have literally picked loads of actors who could be possibilities, split them into different ages and tried to decide if I can see them as Bond or not. Some of them though I think would work perfectly well as a bad guy, come on don’t Brit’s seems to make the best bad guys? I was originally going to come up with 7 possible actors but I thought that was pretty impossible as we really have no idea which direction they are going in. I have stayed British with the actors listed, as let’s face it we have some very talented Brits doing us proud on the big screen! Also I have picked photo’s of them in a Tux, as come on that’s a very important part of becoming Bond. James Bond.
James Bond must unravel the mysterious organisation to whom Mr White is part of, whilst also trying to get over losing Vesper.
James Bond is sent to investigate in North Korea which does not begin well for him as he is captured and kept as a prisoner . . . After he casually surfed into the country. Yes. Really.
James Bond uncovers a nuclear plot (he’s good at finding them isn’t he) whilst also protecting an oil heiress from her former kidnapper Renard an international terrorist who cannot feel any pain.
James Bond must stop a media and self important Elliot Carver’s plan to start a war between the UK and China all so he can film it and have the media rights and global coverage. Obviously missiles are involved as well.