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James Bond has been one of the classic names in British and American cinema since the first Dr. No in 1962. The role launched Sean Connery’s career into international stardom, and defined the role of the spy film for years to come. Bond fanatics are everywhere, and catching both old and modern Bond films on TV is one of the great quests of any true Bond fan. With more classic movies offered than ever before, satellite TV is a great way to enjoy one of the true treasures of world cinema.

James Bond films featuring Sean Connery are considered by many Bond aficionados to be the most authentic to the role of James Bond. Although the role has been adapted and changed for modern times, Connery’s original role brings the classic persona to the film. Connery was briefly ousted in 1969 for On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, where the role was portrayed for the first time by newcomer Goerge Lazenby. Often considered to be an exceptional James Bond, Lazenby was removed from the role when Connery was lured back by Diamonds are Forever in 1971. Many of the classic films are shown (not in HD of course) on American Movie Classics on satellite TV. A complete list of Connery James Bond films:

Dr. No – 1962

From Russia With Love – 1963

Goldfinger – 1964

Thunderball – 1965

You Only Live Twice – 1967

Diamonds Are Forever – 1971

Never Say Never Again – 1983

Roger Moore took the reigns of the James Bond role in 1973 with Live and Let Die. This role launched Moore into stardom, as he portrayed the famous spy in some of the franchises’ most famous films. Moore occupied the role until 1985, when Timothy Dalton took over for two films. Both AMC and TCM show older James Bond films featuring Roger Moore on satellite. A complete list of Roger Moore Bond films:

Live and Let Die – 1973

The Man with the Golden Gun – 1974

The Spy Who Loved Me – 1977

Moonraker – 1979

For Your Eyes Only – 1981

Octopussy – 1983

A View to a Kill – 1985

Timothy Dalton occupied the role of James bond in 1987 and 1989, in The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill. They are widely considered to be some of the series’ least remarkable pictures. After a six year hiatus, Pierce Brosnan took over the role in the popular GoldenEye in 1995. He subsequently starred in modern Bond hits including Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough and Die Another Day. These hits brought the series back to prominence, with Die Another Day still being played prominently on cable and satellite TV movie channels. More recently (and in high definition),Daniel Craig has revived the role of James Bond with Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace. Though both are available in HD, Casino Royale garnered far more critical acclaim than Craig’s latest offering. One thing is sure though, the Bond franchise is here to stay, and satellite TV will be playing the classics for years to come.

Source by Oswald Melman