Saturday, November 25

Bond. James Bond.

I'm clearly not a movie reviewer, and this blog isn't about film, but sometimes films do inspire creativity, so here I am writing about one I just saw. I've been a fan of the James Bond films on and off for years, depending on the Bond of the moment. I was into Sean & Pierce. Not so much Roger & Timothy. But this new Bond. Wow. I'm just saying....I could watch this man clip his toenails and he'd be sexy. Daniel Craig has got that Steve McQueen tough-guy-with-a sensitive -side going on, which I'm a total sucker for. The first time he appeared on screen in his tux the woman in front of me audibly gasped. I've been a fan of Daniel's (we're on a first name basis) since I saw him in Layer Cake and Enduring Love, so I'm thrilled he pulled off Bond and proved all the naysayers wrong. Go Daniel, go.



I don't love Bond just for the guy-candy. And half the time I have no idea what's going on in the plot. It's just fun and a great escape. The opening credits of these films are enough reason to go alone - the graphics are amazing. I would go to a theater to see a montage of Bond opening credits any time and be quite inspired. Someone should put that together as a short film (anyone?). And Casino Royale does not disappoint. They've done a really witty and brilliant job with the graphics this time for sure.



And then there's the fabulous and glamorous fashion, the stylish decor and gorgeous locations. I just get into it, because it's so far removed from everyday life. The locations in this Bond are breathtaking. From the beaches in the Bahamas to Lake Como to the Grand Canal of Venice, Italy, it's like taking a mini holiday everywhere the story takes you. Simply fantastic.

So go see it - for the graphics, style, wit and plain fun of it all. Oh, and for Daniel, his sensitive side and those steely blue eyes. Wow.

7 comments:

one black bird said...

i know you are not a movie reviewer but you are very convincing.

Anonymous said...

Yes, that Daniel Craig...wow. I was a big fan of Sean too until I heard about an old interview he did in which he said he thought it was ok to slap a woman (as long as you did it with an open hand). I know it's not really related to Bond but...yikes, kinda hard to love him after that. it's ok though; Daniel Craig is plenty able to take over the throne.

kotosalata said...

I watched the film last week and wow!! He's eye candy and the film is truly great!

By the way your blog is fantastic - LOVE IT!!

MissEm said...

I totally agree!

kstyle said...

I loved this movie. Might even have to buy it for all the glorious visual treats. k

Manuchao said...

I have to say I really enjoyed the movie - all 2 1/2 hours of it. And oh my...Daniel Craig. Quite delicious!

sfgirlbybay said...

glad you all liked it too. i have to say, everyone i know who's seen it really thought he was the best bond.