Its a shame Lazenby didn't do Diamonds. Would have been nice to see him go after Blofeld (even if it wasn't the same Blofeld
) As it is we had to wait for Rog to get revenge for Tracy!
It's interesting because I think the whole Bond/Vesper dynamic from Casino Royale
is reminiscent of the whole Bond/Tracy dynamic in On Her Majesty's Secret Service
. I always wanted to see a sequel to OHMSS
where Lazenby's Bond went after Blofed for revenge, but we kind of got that sequel, albeit spiritually, with Quantum of Solace
. That may be part of the reason why I like it so much.
I totally agree. My wife only saw OHMSS after she'd seen CR and she thought it quite reminiscent of Craig's debut.
Craig is a much more capable actor than Lazenby of course and captures the emotion much better. Having said that, I like the scene in OHMSS where Bond is being pursued in the village and then bumps into Tracy. George ably conveys the requisite fear, then relief.