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Author Topic: Pirate Radio's influence on the James Bond movies  (Read 730 times)

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Pirate Radio's influence on the James Bond movies
« on: December 28, 2019, 0429 UTC »
Ronan O’Rahilly, who created the offshore station Radio Caroline, apparently talked George Lazenby out of continuing as James Bond after “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service”. Lazenby was a "free spirit", and O'Rahilly convinced him that there was no future in a square character such as Bond.

https://www.nytimes.com/2019/12/27/movies/on-her-majestys-secret-service-james-bond-lazenby.html

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Re: Pirate Radio's influence on the James Bond movies
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2019, 1533 UTC »
That and Lazenby couldn't keep up with the acting standards set by Sean Connery. We don't talk about the later Bond's such as Roger Moore and the pretty boys that followed.

Sean Connery was the John Wayne of U.K. cinema, he like Wayne, could play only one character, himself. Connery loved his car in films, John Wayne loved only his horse in his movies.

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Re: Pirate Radio's influence on the James Bond movies
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2019, 1847 UTC »
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