Category Archives: James Bond

My kingdom for a Bond-of-Color

I’m not going to call myself a James Bond expert or anything so very trite, but I did spend most of last year (and a huge chunk of this year) both having intense opinions on the James Bond film franchise … Continue reading

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Five things that I learned during the “Year of the Spy”

Sometimes, when it’s very quiet and I close my eyes, I swear that I can hear the brazen, brassy tones of the James Bond theme song playing in the silence. At first, it was a bit worrying. But now, I’m … Continue reading

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“A product of their time” – Observations on racist (but lauded) writers after Octopussy

Yesterday I decided to use my last Audible credit on a collection of Ian Fleming short stories. I’m working through Fleming’s original canon very slowly and when I saw that the audiobook for “Octopussy and The Living Daylights, and Other … Continue reading

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[Film Review & Recap] Spectre

Here you have it, almost 5000 words on Spectre that looks at the film’s plot, its shortcomings, and my expectations for the film. All of the photographs in this monster baby of a post come from antovolk‘s trailer screencaps on flickr … Continue reading

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Bond Girl: GoldenEye

This week’s Bond Girl post is about my favorite Bond film in Pierce Brosnan’s run: GoldenEye. Here’s an excerpt: Alec Trevelyan betrays Bond (and MI6) while his own feelings of betrayal drive him. Of course. He has the requisite tragic backstory … Continue reading

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A few of my favorite Bonds

Trying to choose your favorite James Bond actor is like trying to pick your favorite child or your favorite book.

Too many options.

Too many chances to get the whole thing wrong.

It’s not as if the fate of the world hinges on that decision or as if there’s any way to be wrong, but still, when it comes time to pick that one top Bond, I stall. Continue reading

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007: Spectre Trailer + Reaction

I can’t stop making all of the high-pitched screaming sounds. Not this time.

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Bond Girl: Octopussy

This week’s Bond Girl post is about the awkwardly-named Octopussy.  Here’s an excerpt: I love how take-charge Octopussy is in this. She’s powerful in this film, her gang of smugglers immense enough to fill an entire palace. I think that … Continue reading

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Is a James Bond Musical really in the works?

Um yeah?

I hope you’re prepared for me to squee about this for as long as it takes for it to come out. I literally didn’t know I needed this sort of musical until the Independent announced it. Now it’s all I can think of. Continue reading

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