On a James Bond Binge

It’s been a while since I’ve watched a James Bond movie, probably a few years, and I used to do this at least every other week. Sean Connery will forever be the James Bond for me, in case you couldn’t tell already. Not only because he was the first actor to play him, but also because he has set the standard for everyone else to follow, so… You can see where I’m going with this. Sean Connery is the man. No further explanation needed.

Anyways, I watched Diamonds are Forever and From Russia With Love last night. I wanted to pull an all-nighter and also watch Thunderball and You Only Live Twice, but I had such a long week, it’s a miracle I even managed to stay awake for four hours! I went full-on – white wine and a lot of snacks. No need to tell you that this was much needed, I felt like hanging out with an old friend. I still can’t decide which movie is my favorite, though, but that’s least important. That reminds me, I should definitely watch The Name of the Rose again sometime soon. Note to self, taken.

Ever since I saw my first James Bond movie I became an instant fan and it never went away. I even got my boyfriend to dress up as him on Halloween last year, and of course, I was a Bond-girl. He wasn’t really into it at first because he isn’t a fan of Bond movies, but I really wanted our costumes to be authentic, so I thought a watch, the kind that James Bond wore, would be the best accessory piece for him. I mean, what is a spy without a watch? (and without a Bond-girl, of course) An authentic Rolex Submariner is very difficult to find, and not to mention incredibly expensive, so I got him a similar-looking watch instead, and he was happy – credit to Patrick at TQ. There was actually a contest for best costume, but we didn’t win it.

All the same, I got to be a Bond-girl for a night, and I didn’t turn into a pumpkin at midnight! It was actually really fun, the costumes of the people who were there were so fun and creative, it really got me all inspired to up my costume game for this Halloween. I actually talked to this girl about her costume, she was dressed as a zombie, and she told me that she had designed her own costume and did her own make-up. And, let me tell you, she looked really scary!

But, back on my James Bond rant. A good spy has intelligence, charm, charisma, and skills. He isn’t afraid of dangerous situations or bad guys, he’s just fearless. This is why I like Sean Connery as James Bond, he’s the perfect fit. Too bad he didn’t do more than four Bond movies. But, oh well, he has a lot of other great movies too, and I’ve seen almost all of them!