I haven’t found an event for today so, it is an anything goes kind of day in which I’ll list Bond related thoughts. Maybe something will strike a chord and solicit some interest via a comment.
My list of musings on Bond and Bond’s influence on pop culture:
One of my favorite Bond inspired songs is “Millennium” by Robbie Williams from the album The Ego Has Landed.
I would have liked if Queen had done a theme song for a Bond film that captured the spirit of the themes from the 1960s.
If I was asked to write an official Bond novel, I would set the story in the orient during the late 1950s or in the 1970s, which I feel was undermined the less serious Bond films of that era.
I would bring Jeffrey Wright back as Felix Leiter. And, I would say bring back Giancarlo Giannini as Rene Mathis, but I know that can only happen in flashback.
|Nathan Fillon channels Bond|
Best celebrity Bond nod: Nathan Fillon.
I would like to see Bond return to Egypt and India.
Most over utilized gadget: the smart phone. I would like to see more creative ingenuity with the gadgets that's clever and cutting edge.
|Rachel Weisz as Bond's Girl|
I think Rachel Weisz would be a superb Bond girl and her profession? Perhaps a journalist.
One of my favorite Fleming short stories: “The Property of a Lady” because the story reminds me of a Faberge exhibition I once visited while in Scotland, and I find auctions rather exciting.
Villain I would have liked to have seen in a Bond film: Rutger Hauer circa 1980s.
|Rutger Hauer as Bond's intellectual equal or superior|
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