Thursday, July 15, 2010

007 On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Plus Poll Results

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One of my favorite James Bond films is
On Her Majesty's Secret Service. This 1969 movie was the only one to star George Lazenby as 007. I've seen so much mixed reaction over the years about Lazenby and this film in general. Personally I love it. I think it would have been hard for any man to step into the shoes of Sean Connery. It didn't matter who the actor would have been. I thought Lazenby did a good job though. I loved the chemistry between him and Diana Rigg (who played Tracy, the woman Bond fell in love with and married). Telly Savalas is my favorite actor to have played archvillain Blofeld. The setting for the movie was so beautiful. I really enjoyed both the ski chase and car chase sequeneces. I also loved the music for the movie, whether it was the instrumental theme song or the love theme by Louis Armstrong. Here are some photos from this Bond movie. Have any of you ever seen it? If so, do you like it or not? Let me know what you think.


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P.S. The James Bond poll is now closed. And the winner is ...? Sean Connery! I don't think that would be any surprise to anybody. It sure wasn't to me.

Here are the results:

Sean Connery (53% with 24 votes), Daniel Craig (15% with 7 votes), Roger Moore (11% with 5 votes), Pierce Brosnan (11% with 5 votes), Timothy Dalton (4% with 2 votes) & George Lazenby (4% with 2 votes).

Sean Connery was an overwhelming winner. Daniel Craig as in second place. Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan tied. Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby tied for last place.


41 comments:

rouli said...

amazin post here keith!

love all the ladies outfits!!!!!!!

love love love!

kiss

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Allison said...

Your posts usually feature movies I never see and am so inspired to rent! These stills are absolutely fabulous - it looks like a wonderful film :)

Laura Tenshi said...

There's something about Sean Connery that bugs me, I can't put my finger on it though... Anyway, majority has spoken and I can't say anything now :))
Hope you had a great week too.

KIRAFASHION said...

I am so crazy about 007! aLWAYS so classy!!

ellie said...

these were great pics from the movie. An amazing chin! Yes, Sean seemed to be the one my gramp thought the most of..and had only his movies to share with me.

Audrey Allure said...

I definitely have to rent this! The still images look great :)

Couture Carrie said...

Love this movie!
Fabulous post!

And yay for Sean Connery!

xoxox,
CC

Bob G. said...

Keith:
Interesting that Daniel Craig came in SECOND...would have thought Brosnan would have.

I guess the "return" to a grittier Bond worked well.

As to OHMSS - I always liked it better than most ALL of the Moore and Dalton movies.
Less gadgets, and more wits to deal with.
And the bobsled chase is classic!

Good post and poll results.

Stay cool.

Erika said...

These photographs have convinced me to see the James Bond films - so fabulous!! :)

Marcia B. said...

Wow i really love the photographs, what an era!

Stéphanie said...

Fabulous post Keith !
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James said...

Ms Rigg is worth renting the movie. It is a good one and you're right Sean was no surprise!

doublenoughtspy said...

Nice shots. I've written a book about the making of the movie - it's a really fascinating story. 600+ photos, interviews, storyboards, etc.
Check it out if you get a chance.

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Steve Langton said...

OHMSS is one of my favourite Bond films. For me, Lazenby did a decent job in, sadly, his only Bond appearance.

Tights Lover said...

This was a really good Bond movie. Great post!

Vintage Vixen said...

On Her Majesty's Secret Service was my favourite Bond film, too. Poor old George was sadly underrated.

Mimi said...

Great post, the pictures are fantastic.. Love the 60's clothes.

xo

lorenabr said...

Love your post as always!

Empress said...

I've never seen this movie, now I must take the time and check it out, thanks for sharing!
True Queen

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

james bond 007!

le0pard13 said...

While Lazenby is not my favorite, I very much agree with you that he had THE impossible task to step in as the first replacement for the popular Sean Connery. That being said, this is the best story for that early segment in the series, and Diana Rigg remains one of my favorite Bond Girls. They do have a wonderful chemistry on-screen, though it is said the two of them did not get along off-screen. Thanks so much, Keith, for the post, the poll, and your thoughts about all of this.

NENSA MOON said...

Very lovely pics..!!.
I always love james Bond, esp Pierce Brosnan (remind me to Remington Steel), he's so handsome and funny at the same time..
thanks

Fabíola Beltrão said...

i love this photos...


xoxo

Josie said...

I think that the reason that most people don't like this Bond film is because it has such a different vibe from all of the others... What with Bond committing and all. I personally am a fan, though!
xo Josie
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My Republic of Fashion said...

I love James Bond films...great post. This film is brilliant!:)sarahD

Felicia Marcellina said...

james bond. been a long time since the last time i watched those. haven't seen this one anyway :)

Syed (dapper kid) said...

People always seem to trash George, but I think it's overly harsh because they always compare him to Connery. As far as Bonds go, he was actually pretty good!

MOLLYKT said...

it's such a stylish film too...
xxx

Zuzana said...

I knew Sean was going to win.;) I have never seen this Bond, I really have to rent it.;)
Have a great Friday and stay cool,
xoxo

knk said...

jamies bond is always lucky guy he always be with girls


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Midtown Girl said...

I have to say I've never gotten into the Bond series, but after reading this fabulous post - you've peaked my interest!!

Don said...

I need to check this one out!

Cheryl Lynn said...

These pics are fabulous! I've never watched Her Majesty's Secret Service all the way through. I'm going to try again, though. I'm not surprised that Sean Connery won the poll. He was definitely the quintessential Bond!

Have a great evening.

Lannie said...

great post, thanks for reminding me how great the old 007 flicks are. going to put this on my netflix queue right now!

yyam said...

I haven't seen this movie actually but now I might have to!

Go Sean Connery! My fave Bond! :)

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Holly said...

These are so great!

clarabelleblog.com said...

Great photos! I do love me some Bond!

Marian said...

i love Sean! he grows finer with age!
x
marian.

dmarmar said...

This is my all time favorite Bond movie. I think Lazenby isn't given his due. Daniel Craig is my second favorite Bond and coming in third is Sean Connery.

David Toms said...

I know I am a bit late, but this is my all time favourite Bond and film.