Friday, November 17, 2006

Bondage





LOL...nawp. Not what you were thinkin'.

Today (Friday, November 17, 2006) comes forth the latest in the 44 year movie run of the 007 phenomenon: Casino Royale. Starring....Daniel Craig as a "blonde" 007?

Puhlease.

However, judge ye not that ye be judged, or something akin to that, since I ain't yet seed it.

I was 5 when the first Bond movie -- Dr. No -- appeared on the big screen. I have, in essence, grown up during the Bond era. Since the inaugural hit that featured a suave British MI-6 agent, diabolicial villians and a jaw-dropping Ursula Andress in a bikini (which I was too young to appreciate at the time), there have been a total of 21 Bond movies up to now; there have been five Bonds before today's latest incarnation. And I've seen every movie more than once, with one exception (In Her Majesty's Secret Service).

Not to mention -- though being a red-blooded male, I must I must -- there have been countless Bond women before today as well.

Rrrrrowrrrrr. Sorry ladies; I yam what I yam.

At any rate, a local radio station asked for feedback from 007 fans as to their favorite Bond, episode, etc.

Here's mine:

Favorite Bond: Sean Connery

Favorite Episode: From Russia With Love

Favorite theme music: a toss-up between Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me

Favorite "chase scene": the boat chase in Live and Let Die

Favorite Bond woman: too many to mention, let alone choose from, though I tend to lean toward the one from For Your Eyes Only (Carole Bouquet), From Russia With Love (Daniela Bianchi) and from Live and Let Die (Jane Seymour, whom my pet rock Seymour is sorta kinda named after...).

Favorite villian: the multi-faced Ernst Blofeld

Favorite villian sidekick: Nik-nak (pictured above with Bond women Britt Ekland and Maud Adams)

Funniest Bond: Roger Moore

Worst Bond episode: Moonraker

Worst Bond: George Lazenby (On Her Majesty's Secret Service, 1969)

Current actor(s) who might have made a credible Bond: Harrison Ford. Bruce Willis.

Current actor(s)* who wouldn't: Ben Affleck. Leonardo DiCaprio. Rowland Atkinson. Sean Penn. Alec Baldwin. Jack Black. Billy Bob Thornton. Neil Patrick Harris. Ben Stiller. Tom Cruise. Adam Sandler. Rosie O'Donnell. Michael Myers. William Hung. Chris Rock. Eric Cartman. Homer Simpson. Hillary Clinton.

As I would rate those who have served thus far:

1. Sean Connery (7 movies)

2. Roger Moore (7 movies)

3. Pierce Brosnan (4 movies)

4. Timothy Dalton (2 movies)

5. George Lazenby (1 movie)

6. Daniel Craig....(?)

What future does the Bond genre have with Bond#6? We'll start to find that out today at a big screen near you.

For Bond trivia buffs, visit hyar.

* I use the term quite loosely...

9 Comments:

Anonymous Stacy said...

Hubby and I want to see this one. Maybe this weekend for our anniversary?

17 November, 2006 08:40  
Anonymous solange said...

As 007, Pierce Brosnan was pure eye candy, but Sean Connery shall remain my favorite Bond, James Bond.


In regards to those who would make the least-credible Bond, I'd have to agree with your choices. With the exception of Eric Cartman.[G] Who, btw, has also portrayed 007. But it was his portrayal of Dog, which thoroughly convinced me, he's a cartoon character of many talents.

17 November, 2006 10:43  
Blogger header5 said...

I personally think Craig is a perfect looking blond, I mean Bond, heh heh, even with the blong hair.

Just an FYI, Connery was one of Barbara Walters mistakes inteviews last night. He feels it's ok to hit women open handed. Eke!

My fave has always been Roger Moore, I guess that shows my age.

17 November, 2006 10:56  
Blogger Skunkfeathers said...

Solange: that's how much I need to catch up on South Park. I didn't know Cartman did a role as a faux007.

I might change his designation once I see it ;)

17 November, 2006 12:54  
Blogger Reel Fanatic said...

Though I would have preferred Clive Owen or (gasp, a black bond!) Colin Salmon, I think Mr. Craig will bring a welcome edge to the role that it has been missing for years now .. I guess I'll find out tomorrow morning!

17 November, 2006 14:22  
Anonymous cyndy said...

Skunk!! Supposedly Dan Craig is really good in this role. I definitely want to see this movie...but I'm always going to be a Sean Connery fan as James.

17 November, 2006 16:40  
Blogger Karen said...

Ohhh... bondage...

Wait, you mean the James Bond movies. Rats. LOL

Although I have never seen a James Bond movie (I'm ducking!), I would have to say that Sir Sean and Pierce are the sexiest of them all. The more I think about it, perhaps I better watch them just to make sure. ;-)

17 November, 2006 18:27  
Blogger Ms. Vickie said...

For someone with such knowledge of the Bond films, I am surprised you have failed to
notice the couple of Bond Girls who have been stopping by and leaving their signatures
on your page. Were you not aware ?

This Inquiring mind wants to know? :)

17 November, 2006 21:01  
Blogger Monica said...

Vickie's right. I have the honor of being dubbed "Jill Masterson" in the Goldfinger movies. :)

18 November, 2006 07:13  

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