The Mister introduced me to James Bond. Spike TV would show Bond marathons and I always seemed to catch the movie with Jane Seymour and Yaphet Kotto.
The Mister is partial to Sean Connery. My favorite is Daniel Craig. I think it’s because when I watched Casino Royale, I was in a dark and brooding place. That he’s hot has nothing to do with it (shifty side eye).
Here’s my nod to the 50th anniversary of James Bond:
BEST BOND GIRL:
It’s a toss between Michelle Yeoh in Tomorrow Never Dies and Halle Berry as Jinx. Yeoh because she kicks ass and looks gorgeous doing it. Berry because I went through the I heart Halle Berry stage for a bit in the early nineties.
BEST BOND MOVIE:
|Live and Let Die|
Live and Let Die. Mainly because it was a simpler time for me. I was just learning how to knit socks, The Mister and I had the afternoon to ourselves (The Boy wasn’t yet in the picture and a relative always had The Teen), and this usually meant I was off from work that day.
As I evolve in my Bond love, of course it has to be Casino Royale. The opening scene with Craig confronting his second kill draws you in right away.
BEST BOND PARODY:
Archer of course. The bawdy FX cartoon is not for the faint of heart.
BEST BOND THEME:
Again I’m partial to Chris Cornell’s “You Know My Name” because of the Daniel Craig connection and all. I can’t really narrow it down to one so my top five in no particular order are the following:
A View to a Kill performed by Duran Duran
Live and Let Die performed by Paul McCartney and Wings
Nobody Does it Better performed by Carly Simon
Goldfinger performed by Shirley Bassey
You Know My Name performed by Chris Cornell
What Bond salute would be complete without a nod to the best accessory of all, his Aston Martin.
|My next car|
The trailer to Skyfall!