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RIP Roger Moore
« on: May 23, 2017, 09:54:30 AM »
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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #1 on: May 23, 2017, 10:26:23 AM »
...sounds about right...


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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #2 on: May 23, 2017, 10:32:06 AM »
...sounds about right...

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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #3 on: May 23, 2017, 10:37:33 AM »
I know many disagree but he was my favorite Bond.
A View to a Kill was the best.
RIP
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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2017, 12:39:13 PM »
I know many disagree but he was my favorite Bond.
A View to a Kill was the best.
RIP

I don't want to start an argument in the guy's memorial thread but know that we have one to take up at another date.

I did enjoy his work as Bond. His version brought a sophistication to the character that played well.


Here's hoping that his passing was without great suffering and in the company of loved ones.

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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #5 on: May 23, 2017, 01:05:09 PM »
I know many disagree but he was my favorite Bond.
A View to a Kill was the best.
RIP

I don't want to start an argument in the guy's memorial thread but know that we have one to take up at another date.

I did enjoy his work as Bond. His version brought a sophistication to the character that played well.


Here's hoping that his passing was without great suffering and in the company of loved ones.

Sounds good.
I could probably attribute my appreciation for his portrayal of Bond to the fact that my first two 007 movies were his. I continued back through the rest after I was hooked with his character.
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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2017, 02:18:39 PM »
I know many disagree but he was my favorite Bond.
A View to a Kill was the best.
RIP

I don't want to start an argument in the guy's memorial thread but know that we have one to take up at another date.



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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2017, 02:54:51 PM »
I know many disagree but he was my favorite Bond.
A View to a Kill was the best.
RIP

I don't want to start an argument in the guy's memorial thread but know that we have one to take up at another date.

I did enjoy his work as Bond. His version brought a sophistication to the character that played well.


Here's hoping that his passing was without great suffering and in the company of loved ones.
agreed, though he is still an icon
some of the movies he was in aren't my favorite in the series, although he did one of my favorite intro chase scenes - the downhill ski race that ended with him on a snowboard in a lake. I forget which movie it was

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RIP
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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2017, 02:58:19 PM »
Best. Bond.

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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2017, 03:10:25 PM »
RIP maybe we will get a Bond marathon this weekend

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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2017, 03:30:42 PM »
I know many disagree but he was my favorite Bond.
A View to a Kill was the best.
RIP

I don't want to start an argument in the guy's memorial thread but know that we have one to take up at another date.

I did enjoy his work as Bond. His version brought a sophistication to the character that played well.


Here's hoping that his passing was without great suffering and in the company of loved ones.
agreed, though he is still an icon
some of the movies he was in aren't my favorite in the series, although he did one of my favorite intro chase scenes - the downhill ski race that ended with him on a snowboard in a lake. I forget which movie it was

ETA - the Spy Who Loved Me

RIP

I still credit this scene for getting me to ditch the 2 planks for a board back in 87.

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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2017, 06:35:21 PM »
RIP maybe we will get a Bond marathon this weekend

TBS always ran their Bond marathons during damned finals week, both semesters.  Roger Moore may be why I failed out college.

I love that ski scene.  I can vividly remember watching it for the first time as a kid, thinking man someday I'll be with a woman that hot, in a place that cool, after doing something that badass, someday.

May he rest in peace.
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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2017, 07:49:32 PM »
Moore was the Bond I grew up on, Octopussy, A View To A Kill.  Amy Winehouse paid tribute to him in one of her tunes, I forget which one.  He played a great Bond.  RIP. 

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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #13 on: May 23, 2017, 09:20:54 PM »
RIP maybe we will get a Bond marathon this weekend

TBS always ran their Bond marathons during damned finals week, both semesters.  Roger Moore may be why I failed out college.

I love that ski scene.  I can vividly remember watching it for the first time as a kid, thinking man someday I'll be with a woman that hot, in a place that cool, after doing something that badass, someday.

May he rest in peace.

LOL....I had completely forgotten about that. We cursed TBS every semester, but It was always nice to turn on the Bond marathon during study breaks.

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Re: RIP Roger Moore
« Reply #14 on: May 23, 2017, 09:38:11 PM »
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As an seven year old in about 1983, in the days before First Class Lounges at airports, I was with my grandad in Nice Airport and saw Roger Moore sitting at the departure gate, reading a paper. I told my granddad I'd just seen James Bond and asked if we could go over so I could get his autograph. My grandad had no idea who James Bond or Roger Moore were, so we walked over and he popped me in front of Roger Moore, with the words "my grandson says you're famous. Can you sign this?"

As charming as you'd expect, Roger asks my name and duly signs the back of my plane ticket, a fulsome note full of best wishes. I'm ecstatic, but as we head back to our seats, I glance down at the signature. It's hard to decipher it but it definitely doesn't say 'James Bond'. My grandad looks at it, half figures out it says 'Roger Moore' - I have absolutely no idea who that is, and my hearts sinks. I tell my grandad he's signed it wrong, that he's put someone else's name - so my grandad heads back to Roger Moore, holding the ticket which he's only just signed.

I remember staying by our seats and my grandad saying "he says you've signed the wrong name. He says your name is James Bond." Roger Moore's face crinkled up with realisation and he beckoned me over. When I was by his knee, he leant over, looked from side to side, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said to me, "I have to sign my name as 'Roger Moore' because otherwise...Blofeld might find out I was here." He asked me not to tell anyone that I'd just seen James Bond, and he thanked me for keeping his secret. I went back to our seats, my nerves absolutely jangling with delight. My grandad asked me if he'd signed 'James Bond.' No, I said. I'd got it wrong. I was working with James Bond now.

Many, many years later, I was working as a scriptwriter on a recording that involved UNICEF, and Roger Moore was doing a piece to camera as an ambassador. He was completely lovely and while the cameramen were setting up, I told him in passing the story of when I met him in Nice Airport. He was happy to hear it, and he had a chuckle and said "Well, I don't remember but I'm glad you got to meet James Bond." So that was lovely.

And then he did something so brilliant. After the filming, he walked past me in the corridor, heading out to his car - but as he got level, he paused, looked both ways, raised an eyebrow and in a hushed voice said, "Of course I remember our meeting in Nice. But I didn't say anything in there, because those cameramen - any one of them could be working for Blofeld."

I was as delighted at 30 as I had been at 7. What a man. What a tremendous man.


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