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Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 4:13:54 PM   
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Greetings to All,
So sad to hear that Sean Connery has passed away.
https://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-54761824
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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 4:46:33 PM   
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Alas, while I loved the Bond character, the real man (Connery), was actually something of a misogynist swine.

I will recognize his acting his characters superbly, I can't say I will recognize his efforts to play a human being.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 4:57:43 PM   
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He’s not my favorite Bond, but only because I was introduced to and grew up with the Moore films. I only saw the Connery films much later. But damn, he was the epitome of cool (he brought that coolness and bravado to his other films), and when I hear the word “Bond”, he’s the first one I think of. What an icon.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 6:11:44 PM   
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ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Alas, while I loved the Bond character, the real man (Connery), was actually something of a misogynist swine.

I will recognize his acting his characters superbly, I can't say I will recognize his efforts to play a human being.

Sean Connery was nothing if not outspoken. Early in his career, he said:

"There are women who take it to the wire. That's what they are looking for, the ultimate confrontation. They want a smack."

https://www.brainyquote.com/authors/sean-connery-quotes

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 7:46:50 PM   
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But at least he was for Scottish independence. He wasn't worthless.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 8:11:08 PM   
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With this topic in a Grognard forum I was already setting the bars very low. Was still surprised to see that it took only one single post to turn this into a trainwreck.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 9:02:53 PM   
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I just want to know: Was he ever actually on "Celebrity Jeopardy"?

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 9:03:03 PM   
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With this topic in a Grognard forum I was already setting the bars very low. Was still surprised to see that it took only one single post to turn this into a trainwreck.


Some people simply hate men? And, they can't wait to express it. Are they above taking a high road. We shall see when one of their favorites passes away?

Sorry your thread got high jacked. Nothing wrong with Sean. He was also good in other acting parts not just Bond.

Sad to see him go. Sadder to him spit on as he does. Shame on all the haters.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 9:35:55 PM   
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Some people simply hate men?


Hope that wasn't directed at me.
Myself, I like men. I think every woman should have the chance to meet a good one.
I've met a few myself.

But the world is full of bad ones. To be fair there's no shortage of bad women out there too. Met plenty of those as well.


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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 10:34:42 PM   
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quote:

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I just want to know: Was he ever actually on "Celebrity Jeopardy"?


What I want to know is why he ever consented to star in a movie where he had to wear a red nappy with crossed bandoliers. Must have been a post-Bond, I need the work moment.



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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 10:58:54 PM   
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Ah yes, Zardoz. Every actor has a "what was I thinking" moment in their careers.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 11:03:26 PM   
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It was said that he wanted to get as far away from James Bond as he could.

To me, he was always Sean Connery, no matter what role he played.




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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 10/31/2020 11:37:38 PM   
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24-7 James Bond channel, for free

https://pluto.tv/live-tv/pluto-tv-007

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 1:12:10 AM   
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Sean may be gone but the spirit of Zardoz lives on,



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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 1:58:11 AM   
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Zardoz was a really original sci-fi movie. It was too confusing and bizarre for many people.










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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 2:53:31 AM   
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Connery had a great stage presence, even when he wasn't the lead character. Will always remember him as General Urquhart in A Bridge Too Far.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 3:05:24 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer

Alas, while I loved the Bond character, the real man (Connery), was actually something of a misogynist swine.

I will recognize his acting his characters superbly, I can't say I will recognize his efforts to play a human being.


I think some men have a difficult time with women in general and some women have a difficult time with men in general. I think it's usually a personal thing based on life experiences and such that they can't really help. But in the end, I think we're all human beings, even the misogynists and misandrists. Life plays out in tragic ways sometimes.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 4:45:52 AM   
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I think of him more in The Hunt for Red October than as a Bond. Great movie.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 12:06:37 PM   
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I think of him more in The Hunt for Red October than as a Bond. Great movie.

Both Bond (to me the best Bond movie remains Goldfinger, BTW) and Captain Ramius. THftRO is one of my favourite movies ever.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 12:38:59 PM   
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Will always remember him as General Urquhart in A Bridge Too Far.

He was also in The Longest Day. Some other favorites:

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen
The Rock
Medicine Man
Family Business
The Presidio
The Untouchables
Outland

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 12:48:14 PM   
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Alas, while I loved the Bond character, the real man (Connery), was actually something of a misogynist swine.

I will recognize his acting his characters superbly, I can't say I will recognize his efforts to play a human being.


I think some men have a difficult time with women in general and some women have a difficult time with men in general. I think it's usually a personal thing based on life experiences and such that they can't really help. But in the end, I think we're all human beings, even the misogynists and misandrists. Life plays out in tragic ways sometimes.


Fair comment. I've met right-wing people who are likable and left-wing people who are their own enemy. I've met LGBT people who are no friends to the other letters. Scientists who are no better to their science than religious extremists are to religion. Nationalism is often more harm than good. And corporations that could be fountains of good, but just don't want to be.

Most humans are often just good examples of the perils of stupidity. Which likely kills more people than we want to admit. Pity there is no cure for stupid :)

And no, this wasn't a political comment. I think I managed to include my entire race here.
You can find friends and enemies anywhere.

This is the only forum on the entire internet I post on. And it is mostly old men, and I like you guys. You have shown me respect. And I thank you for it. I am not a man-hater. It's a pity some of you are already taken :)

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 1:46:54 PM   
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quote:

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Some people simply hate men?


Hope that wasn't directed at me.
Myself, I like men. I think every woman should have the chance to meet a good one.
I've met a few myself.

But the world is full of bad ones. To be fair there's no shortage of bad women out there too. Met plenty of those as well.



Of course it was directed at you. I could care less whether you've met men or women, good or bad.
I was not referring to biological. But, that may have gone over your head?

Your comment, for which you doubled down, was inappropriate for a thread honoring a dead person. Like a fart in church or a cell phone going off in a classroom.

I'm not here to make comments against you. But, I will if I have to.

Maybe you'd have had something to say about John Wayne, Steve McQueen or any other dead actor from that period? How about John Kennedy? Ronald Reagan? Martin Luther King? Malcolm X when they died? They were all men too. By which I mean more than just biological.

I gave this the night to marinate and even entertained a thought that you would have had a second thought and edited out your comment. But, I got to see this.

Had you made your original comment in my presence I would have said "shame on you" and asked that you to simply shut your yap (I'm not going to subject myself to be your audience). I'm glad you are not in my presence. I cannot do much about what you type here on the forums.
I believe in free speech. I don't believe it's appropriate in every venue. You could have started a different thread, maybe titled it; "Those who hate Sean Connery post here"?

At least I could avoided reading that one.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 2:13:30 PM   
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RIP

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 3:45:04 PM   
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I'll take le tits now for 400 Alex.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 5:25:12 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: MrRoadrunner


quote:

ORIGINAL: MrsWargamer


quote:

ORIGINAL: MrRoadrunner
Some people simply hate men?


Hope that wasn't directed at me.
Myself, I like men. I think every woman should have the chance to meet a good one.
I've met a few myself.

But the world is full of bad ones. To be fair there's no shortage of bad women out there too. Met plenty of those as well.



Of course it was directed at you. I could care less whether you've met men or women, good or bad.
I was not referring to biological. But, that may have gone over your head?

Your comment, for which you doubled down, was inappropriate for a thread honoring a dead person. Like a fart in church or a cell phone going off in a classroom.

I'm not here to make comments against you. But, I will if I have to.

Maybe you'd have had something to say about John Wayne, Steve McQueen or any other dead actor from that period? How about John Kennedy? Ronald Reagan? Martin Luther King? Malcolm X when they died? They were all men too. By which I mean more than just biological.

I gave this the night to marinate and even entertained a thought that you would have had a second thought and edited out your comment. But, I got to see this.

Had you made your original comment in my presence I would have said "shame on you" and asked that you to simply shut your yap (I'm not going to subject myself to be your audience). I'm glad you are not in my presence. I cannot do much about what you type here on the forums.
I believe in free speech. I don't believe it's appropriate in every venue. You could have started a different thread, maybe titled it; "Those who hate Sean Connery post here"?

At least I could avoided reading that one.

RR




I guess you didn't read the last post I offered. I love you too. Add sarcasm now.

My first comment wasn't out of line. I loved his films. I wasn't a fan of the man.

I love Charlton Heston's films too. I likely don't wish to drink a beer with him though. It's because of what he supports. That's my prerogative. I also really love Clint Eastwood's films. But, again, not sure I like the person. I think Mel Gibson is a great actor. I think he sucks as a person. And then there's Tom Cruise, love his films, but he's something of a nutjob.

It's easy to fall in love with the characters, but often the person in real life is not someone we might like. And so I failed to faun all over Sean's passing. And that doesn't make me a bad person. Loved Bond. Personally, I'd rather have Daniel Craig. But I don't really know the person. But he sure looks yummy. I have never dreamed of Sean's Bond, but I have had some really neat dreams of Daniel's Bond. It would suck to find out I didn't care for the actual person (Daniel).

I reeeeeeally like Jason Momoa. Damn, it sucks that he's married.
And I sure like Jason Stratham.
And I have long loved Richard Dean Anderson.
I really miss Neil Pert. But in truth, I know nothing about him other than he's one of the greatest drummers ever to play the drums.

I'm a woman dear. I don't expect you to understand everything I say though.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 6:30:13 PM   
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In all seriousness,

Never meet your Heroes.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/1/2020 11:35:16 PM   
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quote:

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In all seriousness,

Never meet your Heroes.


Yeah, it's safer. Movies usually ruin good books too. I've seen that they have brought several of my favourite romance novel series to TV. I never watch them though. I'm unwilling to alter how I saw the characters in my head when I read the books.

Sometimes, it's best to just remember the fictional people and leave it at that.
I'm never going to meet anyone famous while living in small town rural central Ontario.

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/2/2020 9:27:40 AM   
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In all seriousness,

Never meet your Heroes.

Is this a subtle invite to never meet Gary Grigsby?

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RE: Bond is Dead:Sean Connery gone at 90 - 11/2/2020 9:27:54 AM   
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Please don't derail this thread.
RIP Mr. Bond.

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