Saturday, 31 October 2020

Sean Connery: James Bond actor dies aged 90

quote [ He was the first to bring the role to the big screen and appeared in seven of the spy thrillers. ]

Drunk as Sean Connery at the Bonavie
[SFW] [obituaries] [+8 Sad]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:53pmGMT]

Comments

Dienes said @ 8:45pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:2]
He's beating his wife in heaven now. :'(
the circus said @ 8:46pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:2]
+1 SE Tradition. If no one else posts it, I will.
mechanical contrivance said @ 9:33pm GMT on 31st Oct
There was only one thing that could have been.
Wulf said @ 3:55am GMT on 1st Nov
My god. I had no idea.
snowfox said[1] @ 9:52pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:2 Underrated]
Don't re-watch the Bond films. They're kind of rape-y and it hasn't aged well. No one knows what consent is, not even the women who are occasionally the assailants.

Also, that scene in Brosnan's* Golden Eye where Xenia kills that guy is somehow longer and more graphic than you remember. Nornally showing a woman orgasming is an instant NC-17 but apparently it's ok if her turn-on is violence.

*edited because my phone doesn't like "Brosnan"
zarathustra said @ 1:51am GMT on 1st Nov [Score:1 Insightful]
I think that is half our problem in expecting our "heroes" to be paragons of virtue. A good man ( in the good vs evil rather than the good vs bad sense) could never do the job because if requires leaving ones morals at the door. An amoral or evil man who is still loyal to a cause is the best man for that kind of work and the early Bond's did not shirk at that. Bond is a bad man getting a job done and it is our mistake if we expect him to be other than a raping, torturing, murderer for the cause. If he wasn't also handsome and suave it would be easier to remember this.
snowfox said @ 3:28am GMT on 1st Nov [Score:1 Underrated]
I would accept this argument if the films were self-aware, but Bond comes off as an ideal protagonist. We're led to believe the film-makers thought he was a man's man worthy of imitation and pop culture depictions of Bond show that we, as a society, did not and do not see him as a bad man.

This is America. Violence is a virtue.
zarathustra said @ 3:49am GMT on 1st Nov
Granted, but a self aware person now might still enjoy them as anti-hero cinema. Like Dexter, Hannibal, or Kirk.
snowfox said @ 3:37am GMT on 1st Nov
To be clear, I really like your take. It's smart. Unfortunately I think it's too smart for the audience or film-makers to grasp. I would love to see a film that embraces that moral dichotomy, that a bad man can do bad things with good results AND this does not retroactively make that person or those things good. I think, like the first Mission Impossible, it would leave audiences moaning that thinking hurts and liberals have ruined everything with their moral relativity.

Then again, as the boomers die off, so does this desire to beat up the bad guys and go home. Gen X and below has always had to be edgy, and we're starting to see film adaptations of the subversive material they love. Maybe we could see a Bond who's more screwed up, and then the hope is that he's more than just screwed up. We only have room for one Garth Ennis.
zarathustra said @ 3:52am GMT on 1st Nov
I agree. The natural result of a person with morals acting like Bond would be a later life of self reproach. What we need is a depressed old suicidal Bond.
snowfox said @ 3:56am GMT on 1st Nov
Somebody find Alan Moore and Frank Miller... and probably don't put them in a room together.
zarathustra said @ 3:58am GMT on 1st Nov
I like the way you think.
the circus said @ 2:26pm GMT on 1st Nov [Score:1 Good]
snowfox said @ 7:15pm GMT on 1st Nov
I'll check it out. I still have the scene lazer etched in my mind where the woman unbutton his shirt, he says no, she keeps going, so they bone. I guess if we wanted to rationalize why Bond doesn't respect boundaries, it could be incidents like this when he was a young man.
damnit said @ 12:56am GMT on 1st Nov
Zardos also hasn’t aged well. The scene where he grabs one of the catatonic women and has his way with her, before realizing it was "no fun" made me say "that’s wrong" when I was a kid.
Naruki said @ 6:42pm GMT on 8th Nov
I think that's more of a "wasn't well from the beginning".

Although it's likely that given the times they thought it showed some sort of progressiveness to recognize rape is bad.
Hugh E. said @ 1:29am GMT on 1st Nov
Pierce Brosnan as James Bond is surely the worse thing about watching Golden Eye.
cb361 said @ 2:04pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:1 Underrated]
I can't really think of anything I like him in. Maybe Highlander.
Ramirez said[1] @ 2:13pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:1 Good]
I see my cut has improved your voice.
Oodles O' Quim said @ 2:46pm GMT on 31st Oct
Nasty little thug
mechanical contrivance said @ 2:15pm GMT on 31st Oct
Nothing better than a Spaniard with a Scottish accent.
zarathustra said @ 6:56pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:1 Good]
He's not Spanish. He's Egyptian.
rndmnmbr said @ 8:24pm GMT on 31st Oct
You said he was from Spain! You're a liar!

(said a Frenchman pretending to be Scottish)
zarathustra said @ 9:48pm GMT on 31st Oct
You have the manners of a Frenchman and you smell like a Scott.
zarathustra said @ 9:51pm GMT on 31st Oct
oh, wait. That's me.
moriati said @ 6:37pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:1 Funny]
BBC are reporting he was found sliced in half, possibly by some form of focused energy beam. It's what he would have wanted.
Naruki said @ 3:53am GMT on 2nd Nov [Score:1 laz0r]
Zed's dead, baby.
TM said @ 12:10am GMT on 3rd Nov [Score:1 Funsightful]
There are some movies in which Connery is good. I'll name a few, and you can thank (or excoriate) me later, as you think best. Robin and Marian. The Great Train Robbery. The Wind and the Lion. And especially The Man Who Would Be King.
cb361's girlfriend said @ 2:03pm GMT on 31st Oct
I thought he was already dead. He was already dead!
arrowhen said @ 6:32pm GMT on 31st Oct
Everyone is already dead eventually.
C18H27NO3 said @ 6:52pm GMT on 31st Oct
Think about every day of the year.

One of those, will be the day you die.

So celebrate Today!!!
ComposerNate said[1] @ 2:20pm GMT on 31st Oct
Probably not for the best, Connery's Bond was formative for me in early pubescence on how to treat women and best behavior to attract them
Jack Blue said @ 9:07pm GMT on 31st Oct [Score:1 Funny]
Only strike them with an open hand?
Wulf said @ 3:48am GMT on 1st Nov
Thank you. I was trying to figure out the right way to articulate this joke.
Oberoten said @ 7:42am GMT on 2nd Nov
He has shlapped his lasht shpoushe...
lilmookieesquire said @ 7:32pm GMT on 31st Oct
I too steal their clothes while they bathe. tee hee.
slaytanik said @ 4:01pm GMT on 31st Oct
+1 Shad
Marcel said @ 6:06pm GMT on 31st Oct
I was a bit shaken, not stirred.
damnit said @ 12:10am GMT on 1st Nov
The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen made him leave Hollywood. His last work was voicing Bond in a videogame.
cb361 said @ 12:20am GMT on 1st Nov
I thank Atheismo he turned down the part of Gandalf.
Naruki said @ 6:50pm GMT on 8th Nov
"You shall not pash!" would have been okay, but he might have bungled "It may be your tashk to find the Cracksh of Doom; but have your little Shting ready when Xenia's Onatopp."
Naruki said @ 3:58am GMT on 2nd Nov
"He was the first to bring the role to the big screen"
Nope.

"appeared in seven of the spy thrillers"
Only 6 were "official" Bond movies. Roger Moore appeared in 7 official ones, plus his name is an aptronym.
Hugh E. said @ 10:51am GMT on 3rd Nov
Which name are you considering aptronymic? And either way, why?
Naruki said @ 6:36pm GMT on 8th Nov [Score:1 Informative]
Bond is infamous for his making fun time with the ladies, and what name says that better than Roger Moore?

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