The hook for this ceditra entry is rather tenuous…I realize that…but I like what I wrote, so I’m grabbing any handle I can find.
That reminded me of a ceditra writing I created a few weeks ago, Using my FOR YOUR EYES ONLY formula, my method to randomly generate topics led me to Question #1,251 from the book Know-It-All, by Marsha Kranes, Fred Worth, and Steve Temerius.
January 31, 2011
Q: Why was Simon Templar – portrayed on television by Roger Moore – called “The Saint”?
A: Because of his initials, S.T.
Again – and why should I be surprised – I am incorrect.
I thought the answer was because Templar only used the names of saints as his aliases. Nope…and this answer makes much more sense anyway.
I’ve liked Roger Moore when I’ve seen him as James Bond. Yes, I’ll admit his later versions of 007 (A View To A Kill, Moonraker) are a bit painful to watch, but The Man With thr Golden Gun has a minimalist approach that I like and Live and Let Die has more humor in it that any Connery or Lazenbee version of the secret agent.
I do have to admit that I have seen few episodes of The Saint. What I do recall of it though shows some of the qualities that would have attracted Albert Broccolli to hire Moore as the third Bond. Moore’s Templar was a spy and he played him with humor and bravado.
After Moore played Bond I do recall him in one other movie that I have only seeen once, but I did like it. He co-stars with James Mason and Anthony Perkins and the flick is called Ffolkes. The plot involves the taking of an oil derrick and the team of special operatives who are supposed to get it back.
It was Die Hard on an oil platform…almost a decade before that Bruce Willis movie.
Hmmm…maybe Die Hard then should be called “Ffolkes in an L.A. office building”
Back to Februray and Roger Moore was also in Spice World and Cannonball Run…but we won’t speak of those.
I wonder if I can get Ffolkes at the local video rental shop?