Re[2]: RARA-AVIS: Helm vs Bond:
30 Jan 99 09:59:00 -0500 --UNS_gsauns2_3046268393
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Re Steve's comments below:

"First great crisis in the Bond money-train was when Connery said: 'No
more Bonds no matter how much money you offer...' And the producers
managed to maintain and eventually improve their franchise with others
portraying Bond."

I'm not sure it's true that they *improved* their franchise, at least
artistically. Financially maybe, which was what they were, I suppose,
most concerned with, but does anyone really think that the Bond movies
got progessively better as the series progressed? For my money, the
second Bond film, *From Russia With Love*, is still the best in the
series. - Jim Doherty

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