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Roger Moore [April A2Z]

Roger Moore 007 James Bond

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

Sir Roger George Moore was born in 1927 and died in 2017. I was a fan of his from way back, when he played The Saint on black and white TV (1962-1969). I had a crush before I knew what one was and blame Moore for my predilection for older, suave men. Moore brought that classiness to his Bond role, along with a scoop of humor. To date, Moore has actually played 007 the most times in Eon-produced Bond films (1973-1985), seven to Sean Connery’s six. If we count Never Say Never Again (1983, produced by Taliafilm in association with Kevin McClory), then they are tied at seven.

Moore began his show biz career at an animation studio, but was fired after making an error. Next, through his policeman father, young Roger met a director in 1945 and was hired as an extra. He promptly became a hit with women and had a female fan-following (“stans,” as we call them now). He then attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art, where Lois Maxwell was studying also. Who is she? The future Miss Moneypenny, of course! At age 18, Moore was conscripted, but luckily WWII had already ended. He became a captain in West Germany, where he organized entertainment for the armed forces.

Roger Moore’s first TV appearance was in 1949 in “The Governess.” Next, he had a variety of roles until 1954 when he was signed to a seven-year contract at MGM. However, due to the colossal flop of a 1956 film in which he had a more significant role alongside Lana Turner, he was released from the contract. Poor Roger! He managed to achieve his first success in a 1958-1959 series “Ivanhoe” ~ which coincidentally also included Robert Brown in the cast. Who is he? Brown played M in several Bond films in the 1980s! Moore continued with television, signing a long-term contract with Warner Brothers in 1959. He had the lead in “The Alaskans” as well as a part in the 1960s show “Maverick,” playing a cousin to James Garner’s character. Fun fact: Sean Connery tested for that cousin part and turned it down.

Roger Moore

Moore began piling up loads of credits for TV and movies during the 1960s, including his famous role in “The Saint” as Simon Templar. Now, he was an international star, playing the debonair, bantering gentleman with a raised eyebrow. This was his signature expression, conveying coolness, control, and knowledge of your secrets. (Moore directed nine episodes of “The Saint.”) In 1970, he starred in a challenging role in The Man Who Haunted Himself, which I need to see, since I’m reading that it may have been his best role. In 1971, Moore became the highest-paid TV actor in the world, collecting a million pounds sterling for a single series, “The Persuaders.” He starred alongside Tony Curtis in that role.

Roger Moore’s first appearance as James Bond took place in the 1964 comedy series “Mainly Millicent.” He stated that he had not been considered for 007 in the first Bond film Dr. No, and only after Sean Connery declared in 1966 that he was done with 007 did Moore become a contender. Albert Broccoli signed him in 1972, and Moore played James Bond for the first time on the big screen in one of my favorite 007 films ~ Live and Let Die (1973). He had to cut his hair and lose weight for the part, which he said he resented. Moore continued to play Bond in six more films: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (a massive success in 1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1979), Octopussy (1983), and finally A View to a Kill (1985). Between these movies, Moore was busy with roles in other major films. Dude was no slouch!

Roger Moore

Moore retired from Bond in 1985, at age 58. After 12 years in the role, he changed our perception of James Bond from Connery’s serious character into a more lighthearted one. With his trademark raised eyebrow and penchant for quips and flirtation, Moore brought a great deal of humor and fun to the 007 role. Some people vastly prefer the Connery Bond, but I enjoy both equally ~ and I also love Brosnan and Craig as Bond. Moore changed the role partly due to the atmosphere of the 1970s and also because, as he said, “I’m not that cold-blooded killer type.” He played it for laughs.

Post-Bond, Moore continued acting in movies, including ones that parodied the 007 role. His last screen appearance was in 2017, the year of his death. Over his lifetime, Moore received many awards and honors, including being named a Goodwill Ambassador in 1991 and chosen as one of GQ’s 50 best-dressed British men in 2015. Roger was married four times: first at age 18 to an ice skater 6 years his senior, later to a singer 12 years his senior, whom he left for the Italian actress Luisa Mattoli, who became his third wife (with whom he had three children, all now in “the biz”), and finally to Kristina Tholstrup in 2000. I have summarized his love life here ~ it was complicated and messy, as was his health. Roger suffered from many ailments since childhood on, finally succumbing to liver cancer at age 89 in Switzerland.

Moore was politically conservative, though he didn’t want to be seen as a political figure or involve himself much in politics. He did, however, state in 2011 that any hardline conservative who spoke out against a conservative leader (in Britain) should be viewed as a traitor. Roger supported the Queen and in particular favored keeping British currency separate from the EU’s currency, due to his desire to have the Queen continue to appear on British coins, stamps, etc. In keeping with these views, Moore also stated that he was opposed to James Bond’s character becoming anything other than a straight, white man. He favored unions though, for himself and others, supporting the Cadbury workers’ protest against their factory’s closure. Moore resented paying the high taxes in Britain, however much he adored the monarchy, and in 1978 he became a resident of Switzerland and later Monaco. Regardless, Moore was appointed Commander of the British Empire in 1999 and knighted in by Queen Elizabeth II in 2003 for charitable services. Roger Moore has a star on Hollywood Boulevard along with many other honors from various countries.

There’s a lot more to Moore and this is a longer post than I usually write ~ I’m sure I’ve lost most of my readers by now. I simply find Moore interesting, is all, and I am enjoying learning about him. Most of what I’ve written here I did not know before researching this post. I could go on, and on and on, but I will stop here.

Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!

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Pierce Brosnan [April A2Z]

Pierce Brosnan

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

Pierce Brosnan OBE (some foofy British title) was born in Ireland in 1953. He left school at age 16 and soon found his way into the theater. Many know him from his starring role on the television show Remington Steele (1982-1987). After that, he began acting in films… finally snagging the plum role as James Bond 007 in 1995. He was the fifth actor to portray Bond and appeared in four 007 films ~ GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. He’s also been in other movies, such as The Thomas Crown Affair (which he also co-produced) and Mamma Mia. Personally, I loved him in Mamma Mia and highly recommend the original and sequel (which is really a prequel). Brosnan has won two Golden Globe noms, and he is also involved in charities and environmental activism.

Brosnan was lauded as Bond… until his final performance in Die Another Day. That one wasn’t so well-received, and though Brosnan said he’d like to do more 007 films, that wasn’t to be. He was 50 at the time and Sean Connery had been criticized for staying in the role until he was 58. Not a believable age for an action figure, I guess. Not that most of the crazy-dramatic Bond action scenes are realistic for anyone to survive at any age, but hey whatever. Regardless, Brosnan said he’d like to do six Bond films, same as Connery did. The producers had other ideas however and “kicked him to the kerb” in a short phone call. Oh well. He’s been in tons of other projects since and is still going strong at the ancient age of 67. Besides acting, producing, and activism, Brosnan is also a painter!

Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!

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SLS: Girl’s Name Starting with S

Stockard Channing Rizzo Grease

Stockard Channing’s Rizzo is arguably the heroine of Grease. Feisty and independent, she doesn’t put up with any crap from a man, nor does she pretend to be someone she’s not. Rizzo revels in her badass attitude and flaunts her sexuality. She does engage in a bit of deception to win back her man’s attention, but hey nobody’s perfect. And her man is Jeff Conaway’s Kenicke, a much yummier guy than Travolta’s dopey Danny. At the beginning of the movie, Rizzo resents newcomer Sandy, who is basically her opposite: blonde, wholesome, and sweet. Rizzo relentlessly mocks Sandy for being gullible and innocent, until later on when they become friends. During a sleepover, Rizzo belts out a memorable song comparing Sandy to an actress who plays “pure” girls. Watch the cute clip below for the song Sandra Dee.

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Written for Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday.


Image from Throwbacks.

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Moneypenny [April A2Z]

007 and moneypenny

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

Miss Moneypenny is a beloved recurring character in the Bond franchise. Lois Maxwell portrayed her first, from 1962 to 1985 ~ she appeared in 14 Eon-produced Bond films and on a TV special. She is the secretary to James’ boss M, who is the head of MI6, British Secret Intelligence. Though she has only a few lines per film, the amusing banter and sexual tension between Moneypenny and Bond make for delightful dialog. In Ian Fleming’s novels, we don’t see this, but the films play it up a bit. She is not considered a “Bond girl” because she never has any kind of physical relationship with Bond, nor does she prance around in sexy outfits. Moneypenny is a professional, holding the rank of Second Officer in the Women’s Royal Naval Service, and has Top Secret, Eyes Only clearance. We get the idea that she would like to have a romantic relationship with Bond, but so far that has not occurred, except in a fantasy sequence (2002’s Die Another Day has Miss Moneypenny trying out Q’s virtual reality simulator).

In Skyfall (2012), Moneypenny is given a backstory for the first time. We also, finally, get treated to her first name: Eve. Miss Moneypenny was sadly missing from the first two Craig-Bond films, but in Skyfall she is given an enlarged role. For the first time also, she is played by a non-white actress, Naomie Harris.

Eve Moneypenny James Bond Skyfall

In this film, Eve is an MI6 field agent. She tries to help Bond as he fights with a baddie on top of a train in Turkey, but she doesn’t have a clear shot at the baddie. M orders her to shoot, and she ends up shooting Bond. He appears to die (but of course he does not). After that, she is removed from the field and given a desk job. At the end, she decides to stay behind the scenes and work for the new M, and she formally introduces herself to Bond as “Eve Moneypenny.” Naomie plays Moneypenny again in Spectre (2015) and we will see her reprise the role later this year in No Time To Die.

Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!

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The Sum of All Kisses [repost]

romance novels

[Written in 2014.]


The only reason I slogged through this more boring than a boring boring book by Julia Quinn is because I’m on vacation and have plenty of free time to read. Also, it started out slightly promising by giving us a hero with exceptional math ability, which, as we all know, is hot.

Now, I’m the first one to admit that my own writing is somewhat lacking in the plot department, but that doesn’t mean I want to read someone else’s novel that has no plot whatsoever. TSOAK had nothing. It was a repulsive romp through a couple weeks in the lives of ridiculously rich, titled people back in 1820’s England ~ people that no one could possibly care about, ever.

The premise is that the brilliant hero Hugh gets drunk off his ass and forgets the cards he previously memorized, loses a game, and accuses his friend of cheating. Hugh is such an arrogant jerk about his “perfect” memory he can’t for a minute even consider the possibility that he messed up. There’s a duel, the guys shoot each other accidentally, and the story begins three years later with their vapid relatives and friends dealing with the etiquette involved in facing the two dudes at various parties and weddings. That’s the plot, plus a stupid twist at the end to create another hyper-charged, meaningless situation to pull the lovers apart for a couple hours.

The heroine Sarah is a silly, selfish girl. She “hates” Hugh even before she meets him because she blames him for the fact that three years ago she couldn’t have her debutante season and snag a husband. Apparently, since her cousin was the other duelist, her family had to stay on the down low for a while. Now she’s an old maid of 21, waaah! Also, major drama ~ Sarah hates playing the piano in the family music ensemble thingie, so will she be able to finagle her way out of the next command performance or not?! Wow, stay tuned. (Geddit?)

Sarah’s a spoiled, complaining princess, while Hugh is a grumpy, self-hating oaf. And the other characters are all fluff-brained people with meaningless lives who flit about from one ritzy estate to another. OMG WHICH CARRIAGE AM I RIDING IN?!? Also, there’s a constant theme of who can make the wittiest, snarkiest comment, and even that gets old quickly because there is nothing of substance happening, ever.

There was no actual interesting math either ~ Hugh keeps quickly multiplying big numbers in his head for people’s amusement. Blah. I’m never reading another Julia Quinn book. While you can’t really expect a romance novel to be deep and meaningful, they are supposed to be diverting and FUN.

Oh, there was serious cake, but even that didn’t save this book. Tragic.

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Book cover image is mine. Kiss image source unknown.

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Kiel, Richard [April A2Z]

Richard Kiel

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

Richard Dawson Kiel was born in Detroit, Michigan in 1939. He reached the extraordinary height of 7’2″ due to excess growth hormone. His family moved to California when he was 9 and he graduated from Baldwin Park High School. Richard held a bunch of odd jobs, including a cemetery plot salesman and math teacher, before he found his way into “the biz.” Naturally, he was often cast as the bad guy, including in the second episode of I Dream of Jeannie (1965), where he plays Ali in ancient Persia. But we are here today to focus on his iconic role as “Jaws” in the James Bond franchise. He was one of the few villains who showed up in more than one film

Richard first appeared as Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). He working as an assassin for baddie Karl Stromberg and was outfitted with special steel teeth to make him look extra-scary. Kiel said the teeth were hugely uncomfortable to wear. He doesn’t speak in the film, but he certainly smiles. Jaws was supposed to be killed by a shark after escaping from Stromberg’s ship before it was torpedoed, but he was so popular with the test audience that the producers decided to let him live. He played Jaws again in Moonraker (1979), where he was given a larger role.

Jaws and Bond

In Moonraker, Jaws becomes more of a comedic figure than a ruthless killer, even though he still looks terrifying. There are some spoofy type fight scenes, where he’s clearly stronger than Roger Moore’s 007, but Bond overpowers him by zapping him in the teeth with a broken lamp. Silly but fun. Jaws is working for baddie Drax but turns against him and helps Bond defeat him. This is primarily motivated not by Bond’s persuasiveness but by Jaws’ new love interest ~ the blonde, pigtailed Dolly who also does not talk. In both films, Jaws survives ridiculous situations which would be fatal for any normal human, such as the aforementioned shark battle and also falling several thousand feet after he screws up his parachute (in Moonraker). He gets up and straightens his jacket in the same manner as Bond himself. At the end of Moonraker, Jaws and Dolly survive the collapse of Drax’s space station, and he gets one line. “Here’s to us,” Jaws says as he pops a bottle of champagne with his teeth. There were plans to bring Jaws back for a third Bond adventure, but that didn’t happen.

After Jaws, Richard Kiel had a few more roles, notably as Mr. Larson in Adam Sandler’s Happy Gilmore. He also co-authored a biography of the abolitionist CM Clay and published an autobiography as well. Kiel was a born-again Christian, which he said helped him overcome his alcoholism. He was married twice. Diane Rogers, his second wife, was only 5’1″ and they were married 40 years until Kiel’s death. With Diane, Kiel had 4 children and 9 grandchildren. He passed away in 2014 of a heart attack right before his 75th birthday.

Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!

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Judi Dench [April A2Z]

Judi Dench

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

Dame Judith Olivia Dench was born in 1934 in York, England. She began her stage career in 1957 as Ophelia in Hamlet and ever since has received honors for her stellar acting abilities. She’s been nominated for an Academy Award seven times and won once (for her supporting role as Queen Elizabeth I in 1998’s Shakespeare in Love). She is considered one of the greatest actors of all time and often tops the list of Britain’s favorites. In 1988, Ms. Dench was awarded the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire, which is a British order of chivalry that rewards contributions to the arts and sciences, among other things. This is why she is called “Dame,” which is an honorific.

Today, however, we want to focus on her role as M in the James Bond franchise. Ian Fleming created the character of “M” in his 007 novels to be the nickname for the chief of the Secret Intelligence Service, which is known as M16. There have been four actors who played M in the Eon (Broccoli) films: Bernard Lee, Robert Brown, Judi Dench, and Ralph Fiennes, the incumbent. In the non-Eon movies, M was played by John Huston, David Niven, and Edward Fox. Ms. Dench first portrayed M in 1995’s GoldenEye, which starred Pierce Brosnan as Bond. She continued to play M in the next three Brosnan 007 films, and again when Daniel Craig took on the 007 role in Casino Royale (2006). Ms. Dench played M for another three films with Craig as Bond, and met her tragic end in Skyfall. She is the first M to be killed in the line of duty.

Dench and Craig

The film character is supposedly based on Stella Rimington, the real-life head of MI5 between 1992 and 1996.

Ms. Dench was married for 40 years to the actor Michael Williams (d. 2001); they had one daughter, Finty (who has a son). In 2010, Ms. Dench met conservationist David Mills and they’ve been a couple since. Ms. Dench is a Quaker.

Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!

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South on Highland [repost]

Freeway night

I read Liana Maeby’s book South on Highland a few days ago. It’s hard to explain how I felt about it ~ basically, I loved the writing and disliked the story. How does that make any sense? Idk, but it’s the best I can do.

Maeby’s writing is fresh and interesting. She really knows how to develop a story. Pacing, metaphors, style… all that. Wonderful!

But I simply did not like the story she told. This may be the first time I could so clearly separate writing from story in this way. Many times, I’ve started to enjoy a story but didn’t finish the book because the writing was so awful. The plot and/or characters were interesting, but there were so many errors in spelling/tense/grammar that I couldn’t focus. Not the case with Maeby ~ her writing is perfect.

And it isn’t that Maeby’s protagonist was merely unlikeable ~ I actively despised her. I knew I couldn’t hope she would die because the POV was in first person, but still… ughhh. Spoiled princess abuses substances to the extreme, squanders her talent, goes to rehab. Loads of promiscuous and stupid sex abound. Creepy and despicable supporting characters hover. Etc. We’ve all read a story like this before and seen one on TV. Yet… yet… the writing was so damn good. I had to finish the book.

And finally… the ending. A semi-redemption. Not going to say a word about it because I think you should read this book for the writing and I hope the ending blows you away too. It didn’t cause me to like the protag any better but goddamn was that a surprise and… it made me envious that someone could write like that. When I start to feel those green claws scratching at me, I know I’ve discovered a good writer.

I found this interview of Maeby and was happy to see that SoH was less of a memoir than I had assumed. It made me like the author more to read that she spent three years writing this book, sober, and the story began as a satire of the recovery culture, but morphed into something serious. Cool. I can totally see the seeds of satire now that she said this.

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Henchwomen [April A2Z]

Roger Moore James Bond 007 The Spy Who Loved Me Barbara Bach

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

We’ve already discussed the fabulous Oddjob in my Goldfinger post, and of course I paid special tribute to Blofeld in his own post. Richard Kiel as Jaws gets his due later in this series as well. Lots of henchmen after 007! But only men? Nope. There are plenty of Bond henchwomen too. We mentioned Rosa Klebb in From Russia With Love who was an older, unattractive henchwoman. But along with the beauties bedding Bond, there are also other gorgeous women who want to put a bullet in our hero. Okay, sometimes they’re up for both. Here are a couple of good ones…

Barbara Bach (pictured above with Roger Moore as Bond) stars as Anya Amasova in 1974’s The Spy Who Loved Me. We meet her as KGB agent Triple X after an exciting ski chase. Bond and Anya are ordered to work together against a baddie who is trying to trick both the British and the Russians into launching nukes at the USA. It’s a reluctant partnership, especially when Anya discovers that James killed her boyfriend during the ski chase. She tells Bond she plans to kill him in revenge after this mission. But before Anya accomplishes her goal, she falls in love with him. Of course!

Little trivia: Barbara (Gold)bach was born in NYC, to a Jewish dad and an Irish mom. She is married to Ringo Starr and thus is properly titled Lady Starkey. Ringo was knighted in 2018 in Buckingham Palace by Prince William, Duke of Cambridge.

Fatima Blush Never Say Never

Barbara Carrera stars as Fatima Blush in Never Say Never Again (1983). Here, Sean Connery returns to his iconic role as 007, for the seventh and final time. (Note that this movie is actually based on Fleming’s Thunderball novel.) Bond observes Fatima as a sadistic nurse beating a man in a health clinic where Bond is supposed to get back into top 007 shape. Fatima works for Blofeld, who has Fatima install a fake eye in the man in the clinic, which matches the USA’s President’s eye, so Blofeld can get access to nukes (it’s complicated!). After access, Fatima kills the man by tossing a venomous snake in his car ~ when he crashes, her main concern is retrieving her pet. Cold-blooded!

Fatima beds Bond, and later has him tied up and at her mercy. Fortunately for our hero, Fatima’s ego gets the best of her and before she strikes, she unties Bond and insists that he declare in writing that she was the best sex he ever had. Naturally, Q has supplied Bond with a tricked-out pen…

Barbara earned a Golden Globe nom for her role as Fatima. She is also an accomplished artist, and in 1997 was appointed Ambassador-at-Large for Nicaragua, the country of her birth.

Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!

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Goldfinger [April A2Z]

James Bond 007 Goldfinger

Welcome to my April A-Z! This month I will be posting about James Bond 007 every day except Sunday, mostly focusing on the movies, not the books. Enjoy!

SPOILERS!

Sean Connery stars as Bond in Goldfinger (1964), where he investigates Auric Goldfinger (played by Gert Fröbe) and discovers his plot to contaminate the USA’s gold supply at Fort Knox. This will naturally result in a huge increase of value for Auric’s gold and give him gobs of power. Sounds like a reasonable idea, eh? Along the way Bond meets the beautiful blonde Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore, who supposedly is a lesbian and fails to fall for his charms, for a while anyway. But even she can’t resist him ultimately. Who could? Bond does have a lovely admirer in Jill Masterson, played by Shirley Eaton, until she gets painted out of the film (Goldfinger kills by covering people with gold paint so they suffocate). This film was the first of four to be directed by Guy Hamilton ~ and it was the first Bond “blockbuster.”

One of the most memorable scenes is when Goldfinger has Bond captured and strapped to a table. There is a scary laser about to slice through 007’s body, starting at his crotch. Bond quips, “Do you expect me to talk?” Auric says, “No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.” Beautiful! Then Bond tricks him into thinking Bond knows more than he does, so Auric lets him live. ALWAYS A MISTAKE!

Goldfinger introduces Bond fans to a fun henchman named Oddjob played by the Japanese-American actor and professional wrestler Harold Sakata. Oddjob works for Goldfinger as his bodyguard, chauffeur, servant, and hitman. He is portrayed much differently in film than he was in Ian Fleming’s book, where he was shockingly grotesque. On screen, Oddjob’s appearance isn’t cause for terror, but his method of killing is: he flings his razor-sharp bowler hat at his subject and decapitates them. He also has a speech defect and only Goldfinger can understand what he says (good way to avoid paying someone to dub his lines!). Unfortunately, he has a literal taste for cats.

Goldfinger Oddjob

Shirley Bassey performs the memorable theme song for this movie.

Tune in tomorrow for more A-Z Bond!

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