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June 27, 2005 8:17 AM   Subscribe

Roger Moore's fantabulous eyebrows
posted by Robot Johnny (35 comments total)

 
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posted by grabbingsand at 8:40 AM on June 27, 2005


remarkable
posted by mr.marx at 8:54 AM on June 27, 2005


I'm sorry, this is not "the best of the web".
posted by Specklet at 9:11 AM on June 27, 2005


One would be hard pressed to find better.
posted by nervousfritz at 9:18 AM on June 27, 2005


I LOL'ed
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 9:34 AM on June 27, 2005


I was drawn in by the skin patches exposed whenever the brows moved.
posted by Sellersburg/Speed at 10:09 AM on June 27, 2005


Robot Johnny:
member since: October 10, 2002
posted by spock at 10:12 AM on June 27, 2005


He's since had that mole removed.
posted by crunchland at 10:13 AM on June 27, 2005


I've heard the music but I can't place it.
posted by pracowity at 10:25 AM on June 27, 2005


Isn't it the tune they used to use in the 'Gallery' section of Tony Hart's seminal children's TV art show, 'Take Hart'?
posted by MrMustard at 10:42 AM on June 27, 2005


It's called Left Bank 2 and it was used in a television programme for deaf children (don't ask..) called Vision On in the 1970s.

Can't have too much Left Bank 2, though the one I want to hear again is the gallery music from Take Hart, which was a reggae clarinet tune.

The Roger Moore eyebrow joke was much funnier when Spitting Image did it, twenty years ago.
posted by Grangousier at 10:45 AM on June 27, 2005


Tony Hart's official site seems to think that it is the Gallery music. It even has a link to the eyebrows' site here.
posted by MrMustard at 10:52 AM on June 27, 2005


Found it! It's called Marguerite by Bob Morgan. Another of those ubiquitous KPM/DeWolfe library tunes.

Mr Morgan gives information here

Discussion of Vision On music here
posted by Grangousier at 11:02 AM on June 27, 2005


It's called Left Bank 2 and it was used in a television programme for deaf children (don't ask..) called Vision On

Ah! I must remember it from Ontario television.
posted by pracowity at 11:20 AM on June 27, 2005


Vision On
posted by Grangousier at 11:42 AM on June 27, 2005


I hate you all.
posted by vagus at 11:48 AM on June 27, 2005


Really? Then maybe you should leave.
posted by item at 11:57 AM on June 27, 2005


I'll see your Roger Moore and raise you one Runaway Bride.
posted by davidmsc at 11:58 AM on June 27, 2005


am I the only person in the universe who considers Moore to be a vastly underrated Bond, and probably better than Connery?
posted by matteo at 12:19 PM on June 27, 2005


Yes, Matteo, I think you are the only person.
posted by eggonstilts at 12:41 PM on June 27, 2005


Nice! And I'm glad so many others here remember Vision On ...
posted by carter at 12:46 PM on June 27, 2005


I hate you all.
posted by vagus


After watching that, I love all of you.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:05 PM on June 27, 2005


I think Moore is underrated and would be liked more if some of his films had been better themselves. Better than Connery? I'll say no but since Connery was the original it is difficult to give an honest answer.

I wish Dalton had more Bond flicks, I really loved The Living Daylights.
posted by weretable and the undead chairs at 2:14 PM on June 27, 2005


There is no 007 except for Connery. All others are paltry wanna-bes.
posted by Specklet at 2:18 PM on June 27, 2005


I'll see your Roger Moore and raise you one Runaway Bride.

I will see your bug-eye bugout woman and raise you a Shatner.
posted by MiltonRandKalman at 2:35 PM on June 27, 2005


Dalton? Dalton?! My god. Words fail me.
posted by five fresh fish at 4:15 PM on June 27, 2005


matteo, I'm in! I thought Roger Moore was the better Bond. I have to admit liking Pierce Brosnan almost as much. (but Dalton was awful!)
posted by the_barbarian at 5:36 PM on June 27, 2005


I liked Dalton. He was a nasty, fucked-up, unpleasant little man, a borderline psychotic misanthrope, just like Bond ought to be. Sort of like Jeremy Brett's version of Sherlock Holmes.

Moore's bond was too much of a campy buffoon for my taste, but I'll admit that it's hard to know how much was Moore, and how much was just that his Bond movies drank deeply from poisoned cup of seventies disco-ism. Ffolkes didn't suck, IIRC.

Apparently they approached Clive Owen about being the next Bond, but he said no.

Whoever thought of hiring Denise "Who Farted?" Richards to play a nuclear scientist should be fed to weasels.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 6:39 PM on June 27, 2005


George Lazenbee all the way.
posted by soyjoy at 7:53 PM on June 27, 2005


I think "Best Bond" depends entirely on one's generation. I love the Moore Bond *because* of the buffoonery. The Moore Bond is a superhero.

I quite like the Brosnan Bond, too. Not quite as superhero, gadgets aren't quite as goofy, but still beyond the pale. Diving off Russia's highest dam, indeed.

I find the Connery Bond to be less larger-than-life.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:32 PM on June 27, 2005


I think "Best Bond" depends entirely on one's generation. I love the Moore Bond *because* of the buffoonery. The Moore Bond is a superhero.

I quite like the Brosnan Bond, too. Not quite as superhero, gadgets aren't quite as goofy, but still beyond the pale. Diving off Russia's highest dam, indeed.

I find the Connery Bond to be less larger-than-life.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:33 PM on June 27, 2005


And apparently I really mean that.
posted by five fresh fish at 10:33 PM on June 27, 2005


  1. Sean Connery
  2. Pierce Brosnan
  3. George Lazenby
  4. Sean Connery (Diamonds Are Forever)
  5. Sean Connery (Never Say Never Again)
  6. Roger Moore
  7. David Niven
thought of hiring denise who farted? richards to play a nuclear scientist should be fed to weasels

Hottest. Nuclear scientist. Ever.

Apparently they approached Clive Owen about being the next Bond, but he said no.

Clive Owen would be great as James Bond (see The Croupier), and truer to the books than anyone who's played Bond already.
posted by kirkaracha at 11:20 PM on June 27, 2005


Disclaimer : Has watched every Bond film (with the exception of the awful Die Another Day) at least 20 times, has all the books and is actually a sad bastard member of the 007 fan club.

Lazenby and Dalton are the best so far. Dalton for his ability to actually act like James Bond is supposed to rather than Mr Gadget and Lazenby for being the luckiest actor so far in playing Bond in the best adaption of any of the books. OHMSS is by far the best adaption and boasts Diana Rigg (w00t!) and the best two tracks from any Bond film, We Have All The Time In The World and the instrumental Theme.

You can disagree with me but you'd be wrong. But don't worry; it's okay.

Another vote for Clive Owen, he could pull off a proper literary Bond, I also vote Tarantino for director. He offered to make a Bond film if they let him set it in the correct time period. I'd be very interested in seeing how that turned out.
posted by longbaugh at 12:05 AM on June 28, 2005


But there are hot women out there who can successfully pronounce three-syllable words, unlike Richards. LA is crawling with them. And her distant who-farted stare/sneer combo really puts me off.

I think Owen would have been great, too. Probably end up playing it something like Connery, but (hopefully) just-plain-mean like Dalton. I can understand why an up-and-coming actor might not want to mess around with that franchise, though. No treatment. No cure.
posted by ROU_Xenophobe at 12:15 AM on June 28, 2005


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