Sunday, December 18, 2005
There have been 22 James Bond films, and the series is the second most profitable film franchise in the world. (The Star Wars series is first.) James Bond was created by Ian Fleming (who also wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) for the spy novel Casino Royale in 1953 and Fleming wrote about a dozen more Bond novels before his death in 1964. The first theatrical Bond film was Dr. No, and there has been a steady parade of hyper heroics, beautiful babes, sinister super-villains and all-out action ever since.
I love James Bond movies. You love James Bond movies. (If you don't, then the terrorists have won! No more freedom fries for you!) So this should be fun!
I won't be writing thousands and thousands of words for each film like I did for Die Another Day, but I will be subjecting them to the same ridicule if they deserve it. Even my hero Sean Connery will not be spared if he gets silly the way they did in Die Another Day.
Tomorrow: A few words about the first actor to play Bond on film. It's not Sean Connery.