Saturday, October 31, 2020

RIP: Sean Connery

I first saw this at Althouse this morning, "Our nation today mourns one of her best loved sons. Sean was born into a working class Edinburgh family..."

"... and through talent and sheer hard work, became an international film icon and one of the world's most accomplished actors. Sean will be remembered best as James Bond - the classic 007 - but his roles were many and varied. He was a global legend but, first and foremost, a patriotic and proud Scot - his towering presence at the opening of the Scottish Parliament in 1999 showed his love for the country of his birth. Sean was a lifelong advocate of an independent Scotland and those of us who share that belief owe him a great debt of gratitude."

Said Scotland's First Minister Nicola Sturgeon, quoted in BBC.

You can certainly find many more eulogies to Connery. But for those of use who came of age in the 60s, Sean Connery was the only great James Bond. Sorry Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig. I can remember walking 2 miles from my house to see Dr. No at the local Pico Theatre, walking home, and asking my Dad if he thought they would make more James Bond movies. He said "yes" and he was right, as usual. 

And Sean Connery's Bond always got the girl.

The Wombat has Rule 5 Sunday: Carla Gugino ready at The Other McCain.