I don't know if this has been posted before, But here's a fun video.Brosnan in QOS
Good find TP! It's amazing how much better this version is, even though 1. the action is still incompetently directed and 2. the close-ups of Brosnan are constantly repeated and clearly don't relate all that well to the scene they've been inserted into.
And this is such a great find because it proves how bad Craig is. The maker of this video has changed only one "variable" - in this case, the actor playing Bond has been "changed". The scene still isn't very good (about on par with the absurd over the top action in DAD), but it's at least watchable - because the man playing Bond looks like someone I'd want to be, were I ever a secret agent. This isn't a pro-Brosnan point. If you replace Craig in that scene with Connery, Lazenby, Moore or Dalton, the result would be the same. All those actors are more attractice than I am, and they are more suave, sophisticated and debonair than I can likely ever hope to be. As a guy, I wish I could have some of the sophistication of the classic Bonds.
But Craig is a different matter. I will hopefully never be as ugly as Craig is unless some horrible accident befalls my face. And while I often find myself trying to say a line just like one of the classic Bond did, or affecting a mannerism one of the classic Bonds used, I've never felt that compulsion with Craig. Why would I want to be like him? He's a dour, ugly, unpleasant, sociopathic little man as "Bond".
"For a moment Bond looked up into two glittering eyes behind a narrow black mask. There was an impression of a crag-like face under a hat brim, the collar of a fawn mackintosh." - Ian Fleming, Casino Royale