Dr. No wrote:The Sweeney wrote:Dr. No wrote:CR loosely based on the book. For my money OHMSS came the closest to the Book. (the audio book in my case )
Since Fleming didn't like Connery, Craig would have been too crude for his taste. Not to mention the wrong look to begin with.
What you are inadvertantly saying there is Connery and Craig are similar.
With regards films closest to the novels, I would rank them as -
3. Dr. No
5. GF (people often forget this is actually very close to the novel)
NO what I am saying is exactly What I said.
Fleming thought Connery was too crude, yes Young ? polished him up but he was charming and charismatic form the get go. SC & DC are very dissimilar.
If handsome charming Connery was too crude then craig's thugishness and his hoodlum Bond has Fleming spinning in his grave.
The Sweeney wrote:Blowfeld wrote:Two minds about this:
On one hand I don't believe Fleming would be satisfied with Craig. If that was his intention for Bond then when FRWL was being filmed he would have spoke up and said 'you guys got the wrong guy as Bond, the guy playing insane lunatic killer is exactly what Bond should be'.
On the other hand I think Fleming wouldn't have cared if the money was right and the checks cashed.
Sorry Blowfeld but you are way off the mark there. Robert Shaw's character in FRWL is nothing like Craig's character in CR.
I don't see how this character resembles Captain Nash at all....
The Sweeney wrote: Craig did have subtle moments were we knew he had a heart (shower scene with Vesper, the suprised look and comment after Vesper saves him from being poisoned, the smile when the banker apologises for not bringing chocolates, the look of fear before being tortured, the whole end part when Bond falls in love, etc.)
Blowfeld wrote: Fleming's physical description matches of Red Grant/Krassno Granitsky/Captain Nash closely matches Daniel.
“The eye lids with their fringe of short sandy eyelashes drooped drowsily back over the very pale blue, opaque, in-ward-looking eyes. The small cruel lips”
Talking about a massage “The man was immensely strong and the bulging muscles at the base of the neck hardly yielded to the girl’s thumbs.”
Grant enjoys killing people, Daniel demonstrated this at least twice.
His rampage in Africa was in the style of Grant.
Grant has a very limited finer education, shown by the fact he doesn't know white wine goes with fish. Again Daniel demonstrated this trait rather than the refined Bond who caught this faux pas.
To me these scenes were Royale's weakest.
The whole Romance in Royale was unconvincing, as was Daniel actually being in love.
The life saving Vesper/car was underwhelming.
The Vesper shower did not connect either.
Capt. Sir Dominic Flandry wrote:Fleming's reaction would have been similar to Edward Fox's.....in my opinion!
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