One of the worst things about watching a lot of films has to be when your really looking forward to one. It has a lot of hype around it, it features one of your favourite actors, you like the sound of the story. You rush to see it at the cinema when it’s released and when it starts you are expecting a lot (probably the first problem) and in the end you are left feeling disappointed. Sometimes though even a little bit of hope for some films is too much and again you are disappointed as the credits roll.
Back in July 2014 I first went to the Bond in Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden. You can read about it here. But after completing my Bondathon and eventually catching up with a lot of the films I decided to take another trip to the Film Museum on Wednesday. They had also added the Cars of Spectre to it along with some of the costumes, so I decided that another trip would be a very good idea.
As I was making my way through the Bond films I was putting them in a ranking list from Best to Worst. I thought that would be the easiest way to do it as would probably forget exactly what happened in each of the films. So basically when ranking them I just decided which film I liked it better than and placed it in the list. Some of them were extremely difficult to pick where to put them so I might not even be able to justify it’s place in the list. But here you have 1-24 in order from Best to Worst MY Bond list!
As Daniel Craig’s era as Bond is coming to an end (after one more, come on he has always been contracted to it right?) But I thought after completing the Bondathon I would look to see possibilities of actors who could take on the role next.
Here are the ages the different actors started and finished as Bond. Quite interesting really as I think both Connery and Craig looked older than they were in their first films. The fact Lazenby wasn’t very popular and under the age of 30 I can’t really see them picking someone very young to take on the mantel.
Roger Moore 44-57
Timothy Dalton 42-44
Pierce Brosnan 41-49
Daniel Craig 37-47
Sean Connery 31-40
George Lazenby 29
I have literally picked loads of actors who could be possibilities, split them into different ages and tried to decide if I can see them as Bond or not. Some of them though I think would work perfectly well as a bad guy, come on don’t Brit’s seems to make the best bad guys? I was originally going to come up with 7 possible actors but I thought that was pretty impossible as we really have no idea which direction they are going in. I have stayed British with the actors listed, as let’s face it we have some very talented Brits doing us proud on the big screen! Also I have picked photo’s of them in a Tux, as come on that’s a very important part of becoming Bond. James Bond.
James Bond must unravel the mysterious organisation to whom Mr White is part of, whilst also trying to get over losing Vesper.
I was sent this about a month ago now before the release of Spectre but never really thought about posting it on here until getting right into my Bondathon! I think it’s quite interesting to think about the different Bond’s and how they are thought of in terms of fighting. I am sure some it if will come as a complete surprise. It was put together by people over at Lottoland.
I guess while it goes for each James Bond rather than per film some of the stats for that actor might seem a little bit strange. Lazenby must have just been too violent in his one and only appearance as 007!
So with the release of Spectre, while not the greatest film ever like some people will have you believe. It has reminded me of my love for Daniel Craig and how much I fangirl over him. Yes really. This all started with Casino Royale in all honesty and I don’t have many of his filmography left to watch. So I decided to have a fangirl moment and pick seven of my favourite photos of Daniel Craig . . .
The James Bond film series is known for its repetitive elements. There’s always some witty banter with Q about new gadgets, for example, and we all know about the excitement that surrounds each new “Bond Girl” and each film’s introduction song. Another element that’s always of great interest to fans is the “Bond Car,” which is usually at the cutting edge of the automobile industry.
Ranking the best of these cars over so many years of film is a very subjective process. There is no “best” Bond car by any exact definition (though I suppose the latest would likely offer the highest quality performance), and people’s preferences will always differ. Some, at this point, love looking back on the older Bond cars that are now considered vintage. Others love nothing more than the latest and most impressive vehicles that Daniel Craig has been whizzing around in as 007 for the last few years.
At any rate, in celebration of the release of Spectre, here’s a look back at what I’d list as the top-10 Bond cars . . .
A message from Bond’s past leads him out into the field alone, as MI6 is facing extinction with the 00 programme. For a new world-wide surveillance system which means everyone is being constantly watched everywhere.
Having seen Skyfall
twice make that three times now! I couldn’t help but notice how many times the word “bloody” is used throughout the film. I am sure this is seen as a big British word but it really does feature a lot. Hence the title of this blog post, it possibly is the most British Bond film to date with a lot of the scenes being in and around London, with a trip to Scotland as well so the UK is very well used in this film. (But don’t worry some other places are involved too).