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James Bond: Sean Connery or Roger Moore?
The James Bond Debate
The character of James Bond found worldwide popularity upon the release of the first Bond movie, Dr. No. Between 1962 and 1985, a total of 15 Bond movies starred the two actors who were to become the most identified with the role.
It was Scottish actor Sean Connery who became the original Bond and portrayed the character until 1967's You Only Live Twice, and he would reprise the role four years later in Diamonds Are Forever and again in 1983's Never Say Never Again - the latter of which was an "unofficial" Bond movie.
1973's Live And Let Die saw Englishman Roger Moore take on the role of James Bond finishing with A View To A Kill in 1985. To date, he is the longest serving Bond portraying the character in seven movies over a period of 12 years.
While Connery depicted Bond with a steely intensity, Moore's interpretation of the character was considered more laid-back.
So, who was your favorite Bond: Connery or Moore?
Image: James Bond 007 Logo Poster
The name is Bond...James Bond
Let the Debate Begin...But First, Enjoy the Bond Theme
Which Bond Did You Prefer?
James Bond: Sean Connery or Roger Moore?
James Bond on DVD
22 films are included on this box set, including nine movies never before released on Blu-ray: Goldeneye, Octopussy, The Spy Who Loved Me, You Only Live Twice, The Living Daylights, Tomorrow Never Dies, Diamonds are Forever, A View to a Kill and On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.
Sean Connery in Classic Bond Pose
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Sean Connery's James Bond On Video: 1962: Dr. No
This is the first appearance of Sean Connery as James Bond in the title sequence from Terence Young's 1962 film, Dr. No.
Much of the iconic stylization of a typical James Bond film were established with Dr. No, beginning with what is known as the gun barrel sequence: an introduction to the character through the view of a gun barrel, as well as a highly memorable main title sequence.
The Sean Connery Poll
If Sean Connery was your favorite Bond, which was the best Connery Bond movie?
Roger Moore: Smooth as James Bond
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The Roger Moore Poll
If Roger Moore was your favorite Bond, what was the best Moore Bond movie?
The Roger Moore James Bond Era
When MGM acquired the home video distribution rights from Warners, they remastered and released all the Moore Bonds.
Here is a cool trip taking us through the Roger Moore era.
That gun, it looks more fitting for a woman
You know much about guns, Mr. Bond?
No, but I know a little about women.
The Ultimate James Bond Monopoly Game
The Ultimate James Bond Collector's Edition of Monopoly lets you customize your Monopoly and play it your way every time!
Your first mission is to choose 22 of the 51 locations from the label sheet. Then place the labels on each property square and deed card. Next you'll buy, sell, and trade your favorite locations from all 22 James Bond films.
Bond Enemies and Bond Allies cards replace the classic Community Chest and Chance cards, and the special Card Decoder will reveal your hidden fate shown on them. Collectible pewter tokens include Zorin's Airship, Q-Boat, Casino Royale Poker Chip, Octopus, Moon Buggy, and the Moonraker Space Shuttle.
Shaken, Not Stirred? : The Ideal Martini
While a classic martini is made with gin, 007 prefers the vodka version. And mixing one up is an art form in itself. The vermouth should be dry and not sweet, and never added directly to the spirit.
To create the perfect martini, roll a little dry vermouth around a cocktail shaker to completely coat its sides, before tossing the remainder aside and adding broken ice cubes. Then pour three ounces of ice-cold gin or vodka over the ice. Shake hard from side-to-side for 15 seconds or stir gently with a glass pipette, according to preference. Strain the liquid through the ice into a wide-lipped, long stemmed glass, chilled for at least half an hour in the freezer.
A large green olive or lemon twist can then be added. When adding the lemon, do not simply place the rind in the glass. Instead, twist it, skin side down, over the liquid so that a mist of fragrant lemon oil floats on its surface. Then throw the lemon peel away.
Finally and very importantly, hold the glass by its stem in order to ensure your hands don't warm the cocktail.
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