May 29, 2017

WHAT IF: MOORE SPECTRE

Mars VFX posted a cool video back in 2015 that has made a comeback in the wake of Roger Moore's passing. The premise of the piece is: what if Roger Moore had starred in Spectre instead of Daniel Craig? It's a pretty interesting experience to watch. Although some Bond fans are reminded of Moore's ultra-light (and often silly) approach to the character, I found myself settling into the trailer like a favorite sweater. It helped that the editors did not include any over-the-top jokes or slapstick. Instead, we are left with a cool juxtaposition between the visceral action and danger of the Craig era and Moore's undeniable charisma and charm on the screen. He was not Fleming's Bond, to be sure, but he had a star quality and sophistication that carried us through the adventures in style. Maybe I return often to his best scenes in The Man With the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, and For Your Eyes Only because of their tiniest examples of edginess. I like that contrast. See what you think, Spy Vibers. Enjoy! Related post: Roger Moore R.I.P.By the way, have you heard my new radio show with Cocktail Nation? Episode #4 is coming up. Here are info links for Episode #1 (Danger Man) and Episode #2 (The 10th Victim), Epsiode #3 (On Her Majesty's Secret Service).


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