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October 12, 2005


I don't usually Hollywood blog, but I'll make an exception for my childhood crush. Well, crushes to be precise, as I had two: Remington Steele and David Addison. That would be Pierce Brosnan and Bruce Willis, respectively, for those of you who do not share my 80s-scented puppy love.

So, imagine my glee when my boy Pierce became the next James Bond, 007 numba five, and this was, IMHO, the finest casting since Connery. The man oozes Bond. He nails it. He has the look. The smirk alone seals the deal. What more can I say?

Except: WTF is this? Look, I have nothing against this Daniel Craig fellow. He is a cutie, he has the accent, I'm sure he'd do in a pinch, and I really don't give a rat's ass that he's blonde.

But we are not in a pinch! I have my Bond! Don't fix what ain't broke. I fully expected him to continue the role until he is too aged to pull it off.

"But he's asking for more money!"

Why, you don't say! Really? Is he now? I have a simple solution to that problem: Pay. The. Man.

'kay? That way everybody can go home happy. I hate to be a baby about this, but no Pierce, no shellin' out $9 bucks for the theater. (It'll hit TMC eventually.)

Geez. I feel dirty. I blogged Hollywood. Understand, I had to. For Remington.

(...what an endorsement. And I don't even get a kick-back.)

posted by Key on 08:54 PM | Comments (6) | TrackBack (0)

I have to go with you on this one, Key. Not that I am normally attenuated to the sexual qualities of actors, but I was weaned on Connery, and Bond is a damned brunet. That whole Roger Moore scene harshed the '70's all by its lonesome. Brosnan was great. Dalton not bad. What's with this guy? Why didn't they just give it to Sean Bean? The Bond chicks better be extremely hot to draw velocidollars out of THIS wallet.

Posted by: Velociman at October 12, 2005 10:30 PM


Though...I must admit, had it gone to Hugh Jackman, I wouldn't have bitched.

He's the only exception. No one else will do. They want us to pay up, they need to go first!

Posted by: Key at October 12, 2005 10:58 PM

Two words: Clive. Owen.

Posted by: Queenie at October 12, 2005 11:11 PM

Brosnan just plain made it work. Just like Connery did. They were Bond. Dalton was fine, but the other 2 just had it knocked.

I bet the change hurts the franchise in the long run. Part of the whole Connery thing ws that he'd done the role so often that we knew him in the role. Brosnan was getting there. Now, it's just back to being another sequel.

Key, you have seen this


Posted by: Light & Dark at October 13, 2005 12:31 AM

Clive Owen - perfect and certainly the only 2nd to Pierce Brosnan...have you guys seen Clive in his early days on the BMW films? Suh-weet...forgive my lack of link formatting.


Posted by: LauraN at October 13, 2005 08:46 AM

I don't know if it was just about the money. I read that he was contracted to do the next one, but then supposedly out of the blue, they cancelled his contract at the last minute. I think there may have been more going on behind the scenes than we know. In an interview he said that he was shocked, and it was totally unexpected when they called him up and essentially fired him.

Posted by: Dogsdontpurr at October 13, 2005 03:53 PM
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