Thursday, May 22, 2008

Tonight I watched Casino Royale again - this time in HD! I've been a big Bond fan since I spent whole nights in the '60s, at the Drive-In, with my brother and dad, watching Bond triple features, in my pajamas, in the back of the Dodge Station Wagon. Oddly enough, my mom took a pass on these family outings.

Here is my one criticism of Casino Royale - I think it was a mistake to substitute Texas Hold 'Em poker for Baccarat. One is timeless, the other doesn't pull in the same ratings on ESPN any more.

I'd have to vote Dr. No as being my favorite old school Sean Connery as Bond movie. Nobody but Connery could pull off the outfits they dressed him in for the early films.

That's right, Bond is wearing baby blue polyester from head to toe. Of course, he's wearing the best accessory of all, a hot Bond girl. In this case, my favorite Bond girl, Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder. Ursula was John Derek's first wife, before he traded her in for a young Linda Evans, and then an even younger, Bo Derek.

I wish I could find a photo of Connery wearing a terry cloth, belted, short shorts jumpsuit from the opening scenes of Goldfinger where he is hanging out by a pool. Best bad outfit of all time, and only Sean Connery could pull it off with aplomb.

Anywhoo, I am very excited about the new Bond coming out in October. I do believe I've seen every Bond film from Connery to Craig in the movie theater.


Blogger Auburn Kat said...

Wouldn't it be nice to have him walking down the beach to you! Heaven!

4:03 AM  
Blogger Tiffany Norris said...

We are currently working our way chronologically through the old Bonds. So fun. I'm impressed that you've seen them all in the theatre!
Sean Connery is definitely my fave, but I'm pumped about the new movie, too.

7:27 AM  
Blogger Prunella Jones said...

I have a great picture of Sean Connery as James Bond sitting nude in a pool of water and apparently very excited. It's impressive! I can email it to you if you want.

9:49 AM  
Blogger Diane said...

kat - it sure would!

tiffany - I read those books in college and have started listening to them recently on my iPod!

prunella - abba-lutely!

9:56 AM  
Blogger LA said...

Here's an important question for a Bond enthusiast... which was your favorite Bond movie song? Mine's Live and Let Die followed by The Spy Who Loved Me.

3:30 PM  
Blogger Diane said...

la - good question! I'd have to say I'm a For Your Eyes Only/Goldfinger gal

4:00 PM  
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6:41 PM  
Blogger sage said...

As a kid, I loved the drive-ins. A couple years ago, I was in Southern West Virginia and they still had a drive-in running on the weekends.

As for Bond films, they're fun, but I'm not that big of a fan. Maybe I should spend more time watching his best accessory

6:41 PM  
Blogger GetFlix said...

It's difficult to pick a favorite Bond, as each actor brings a different personality to the screen.

I think Sean Connery captured the essence of the original character perfectly.

And Mr. Craig seems to be a competitive replacement. A bit more beefy and slightly dumber.

8:52 PM  

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