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Bob Simko
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 6:33am | IP Logged | 1 post reply

BBC reports this AM he has passed away at age 90
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James Woodcock
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 6:36am | IP Logged | 2 post reply

THE best Bond. But great in so many other roles as well.
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John Byrne

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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 7:10am | IP Logged | 3 post reply

It had to come, but it doesn’t make it any easier.
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Conrad Teves
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 7:12am | IP Logged | 4 post reply

Wow.  A Titan has left us.
The world seems a little diminished just now.
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David Schmidt
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 7:17am | IP Logged | 5 post reply

That's sad.
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Petter Myhr Ness
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 7:24am | IP Logged | 6 post reply

A friend and I were just talking about him and Bond yesterday. Very sad news. He was simply the best. 
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John Byrne

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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 7:51am | IP Logged | 7 post reply

A nicely definitive picture:

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Matthew Chartrand
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 8:27am | IP Logged | 8 post reply



  No villain but Time could ever take down 007. RIP 
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Shaun Barry
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 8:37am | IP Logged | 9 post reply


The best actor of all the Bonds, in the best Bond films.  And fantastic to watch in almost anything else he appeared in afterwards.

He was sadly missed to begin with, since retiring from acting, and all the moreso now.

Conrad noted above that Connery was a "titan."  Couldn't agree more.



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Bill Mimbu
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 9:32am | IP Logged | 10 post reply

The moment I read the news, the Hong Kong policeman's line right before the opening title sequence of YOU ONLY LIVED TWICE came to mind.

He will be missed.

EDIT - Tonight is usually reserved for Godzilla films, but have decided to watch Connery Bond movies instead.

Edited by Bill Mimbu on 31 October 2020 at 9:40am
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Steven Brake
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 9:57am | IP Logged | 11 post reply

Big, devastating news here in Edinburgh. 

R.I.P, Big Tam.
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Jason Scott
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Posted: 31 October 2020 at 9:58am | IP Logged | 12 post reply

As a Scot, I have to say all of Scotland is going to be in mourning today. He really was our big Untouchable screen icon. Goldfinger and You Only Love Twice are undisputed classics to me. I can only imagine what the impact must have been of seeing them back then, when there was nothing else quite like it.

Though I actually think that Sean Connery, like a fine wine, got better with age. I really can't imagine anyone else playing the roles he had in Highlander, The Untouchables, The Rock or Indiana Jones & The Last Crusade. Even Robin Hood Prince of Thieves' feelgood ending is elevated immeasurably from his cameo apperance. His presence was just so effortlessly cool, that once he played a part, he absolutely defined it.

I do think that The Man Who Would Be King is his most fascinating role though. He made a part that could have been incredibly unlikeable just so damned fascinating to watch. So much so that you could really understand that his charisma was off the charts. He was absolutely unique on screen. And I don't think we'll ever see his like again.

R.I.P. You magnificent legend of a Man! And thanks for everything you brought to the screen. There will certainly be a lot of glasses being raised in Scotland, toasting you tonight...

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