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'Best of Bond' focuses on Connery
Sean Connery as James Bond
Connery was the first Bond, starring in six official films
Daniel Craig may be getting rave reviews for his portrayal of James Bond in Casino Royale, but fans still think Sean Connery is the ultimate 007.

That's the result of our week-long vote to find your favourite moments from the 40-year-old film franchise.

Every day, BBC News website readers been choosing the key elements in 007's chemistry set - and the resulting fantasy Bond film is almost entirely compiled from the Sean Connery era.

You told us you would like to see the legendary Scottish actor rematched with his arch-nemesis, Ernst Stavro Blofeld, arriving at his secret lair on Little Nellie - the one-seater helicopter Bond piloted in You Only Live Twice.

In the pre-title sequence, you wanted to see Pierce Brosnan's Bond perform a 220-metre bungee jump from the top of a dam, as seen in Goldeneye.

But, most importantly of all, you wanted the film to climax with Bond bedding Ursula Andress in a white bikini.

The resulting blockbuster could perhaps be called From Russia With Dr No (Who Loved Me, Twice).

Vote winners

THE BEST OF BOND
James Bond
Best Bond: Sean Connery (48%)
Best Villain: Ernst Stavro Blofeld (32%)
Best Bond Girl: Honey Ryder (22%)
Best Gadget: Little Nellie (27%)
Best Stunt: Bunjee jump (25%)
49,442 votes cast
Poll closed at 1650 GMT Friday
Connery was named the best Bond actor in Monday's poll after taking 48% of the vote.

Pierce Brosnan came in second place with 25%, while Sir Roger Moore, who played 007 for 12 years, was third with 12%.

The race to name the best Bond girl was much closer, and Ursula Andress' Honey Ryder beat Honor Blackman's Pussy Galore by just 36 votes.

Andress is widely considered to be the first Bond girl, although she is not the first woman to be seen with Bond in Dr No.

However, she set the bar for all the actresses who followed with her iconic entrance in the film - emerging from the ocean in a white bikini.

Cat fancier Ernst Blofeld was the clear winner of Wednesday's vote to decide the best Bond villain - which is only fair, as he features in a total of six Bond movies.

However, there may be some difficulty deciding who gets to play him, as six actors have taken on the role, including Telly Savalas and Donald Pleasence.

Reach for the sky

Desmond Llewelyn
Desmond Llewelyn provided Bond with his gadgets
On Thursday, you told us your favourite gadget from the film series was Little Nellie, a helicopter that could be crammed into four suitcases.

And if your votes bear any advice for the film-makers, it's that 007 should have more gadgets that launch him into the sky.

Second place in the poll went to Sean Connery's jetpack - which he uses to escape a funeral in Thunderball.

And Roger Moore's folding plane came third, even though he needed a horse trailer to hide it in - surely making it the most impractical piece of equipment ever to have emerged from Q's laboratory.

The final piece of the big Bond jigsaw is the stunt.

Traditionally, the film opens with a death-defying set piece before the title sequence rolls, and you had a hard time choosing between two of the most iconic Bond openers.

There was an early lead for Roger Moore's legendary downhill ski chase from The Spy Who Loved Me - which ends with Bond plummeting off the side of a mountain before floating to safety under a Union Jack parachute.

But in the end Pierce Brosnan's opening scene as 007 - a stunning 220 metre dam dive with only a bungee rope saving Bond from certain death - won out.

So there you have it. You want your Bond to be an airborne Scotsman fighting a bad guy with a cat - which means the majority of you face bitter disappointment when you see Casino Royale.

And if you wanted to construct the world's worst Bond movie? Then you'd cast George Lazenby and Eva Green, and make them crack a safe with an x-ray cigarette case.

It really is that simple.




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