Friday, November 9, 2012
Pierce Brosnan will forever remain my favorite Bond; ironically, as I fell in love with him as TV's Remington Steele, which originally kept him from playing 007.
The first Bond flick I saw in the movie theater was Timothy Dalton in The Living Daylights. I can't say I liked or disliked Dalton as Ian Flemings' iconic, seductive, MI6 agent. However, I do recall Director John Glen managing some rather imaginative stunts in that one.
I've still yet to catch up on many of the classic James Bond movies featuring Sean Connery and Roger Moore. And although I enjoy the franchise on the whole, the Bond movies I've seen are all a vague memory to me; even the most recent two preceding Skyfall, featuring Daniel Craig.
So I maybe incorrect in saying Skyfall seems to be the most sentimental of all the Bond flicks with its themes of being put out to pasture, a wet behind the ears Q (Ben Whishaw) and love/hate mother issues involving M (Judi Dench). But it seems to me, it was less plot driven, less action driven and more relationship driven.
Which evidently movie-goers do not have a problem with as the box office for Skyfall, [directed by Sam Mendez ( American Beauty, Revolutionary Road and husband to Kate Winslet)] has set a franchise record with a nearly $88 million domestic debut, per weekend box-office estimates, and vaulted toward the half-billion-dollar mark worldwide. Which surpasses 2008's Quantum of Solace by 20 million - Eonline.com READ MORE
Javier Bardem as Raoul Silva a gay, blond, playfully sinister villain is a riot! Which got me to thinking about the legacy of Bond Villains:
In the first part of a 1983 James Bond movie, a villain named Kamal Khan says, "Spend the money quickly, Mr. Bond," after losing to 007 at a game of backgammon. Can you identify this movie, which co-stars Maude Adams?
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