Monday, 20 July 2015
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE TRAILER...
This trailer's a bit embarrassing to be honest. It
goes overboard in drawing attention to the fact that
it's a 'different' BOND, as if the viewers are too thick
to notice for themselves. They'd have been better not
making an issue of it and letting GEORGE LAZENBY
settle into the role as the movie unfolded, instead of
trying to shoehorn him into it in advance.
The trouble was, aside from George having no real
acting experience to speak of, he was too much in the
SEAN CONNERY mould, while at the same time not
being quite enough like Sean to carry it off, paradoxical
as that may sound. George reprised his role as 007 in
the TV movie The MAN From U.N.C.L.E. - The
15 YEARS LATER AFFAIR in the early '80s.
Had he been able to lose the Australian accent,
and with a little more experience, I think George
may have turned out to be quite a decent Bond.
Alas, we shall never know for sure.
Posted by Kid at Monday, July 20, 2015