2012-11-12

Ten Reasons To Love James Bond

Do you know this feeling when you have creamy chocolates and your favorite super-spicy chips sitting prettily on the table, shouting: "Eat me, eat me!" and you don't know which one you should eat because clearly, eating both at the same time would be gross? And just eating one of them would be a waste because they are already there, so we should dig in, right?

That's the kind of feeling I had when I saw that Stasha offered both of the topics I suggested for Monday Listicles and made us choose one. I guess as this was election week, I kind of expected the masses to run for the polls and select one of the topics for us. Obviously, you see that I'm not the kind of person who has fun making decisions ;-)

If you are still pondering: Today's topics are
a) Ten things James Bond or any secret agent
b) Ten fictional facts about you (with one of them being true!)




Ten Reasons To Love James Bond

#1 I have a thing for names that are so ridiculous that they're funny. Pussy Galore? I don't think I need to say more.

#2 German villians are clearly over-represented. My personal theory is that a certain quota of German bad guys must be fulfilled for a successful blockbuster.  When I counted them, I came up with these:
  • Goldfinger ("Goldfinger"), 
  • Karl Stromberg ("The Spy Who Loved Me"), 
  • Maximilian Largo ("Never Say Never Again"), 
  • Helga Brandt ("You Only Live Twice"), 
  • Irma Blunt ("On Her Majesty's Secret Service"), 
  • Dr. Carl Mortner ("A View To A Kill"),
  • ...
#3 Fashion statement 1: Impeccably dressed men. Seriously, most guys look infinitely better in a perfectly fitted suit and a white shirt. A minority of guys look like casino pit bosses wearing them, though.

#4 On top of my high school diploma, it states my name, followed by 007. If you asked the school administration, they would say that's because in the alphabetized register at my school, I was no 7. Truth is, it's because of my secret identity. My other secret identity, by the way, is that of a  Blog Angel who tries to anonymously help other bloggers out there - like a true secret mission! You can sign up too!

#5 The endless possibilities for really awesome parodies. Austin Powers was hilarious, for instance. 

#6 Fashion statement 2: Who could pull off wearing a baby blue terrycloth onesie (with short pant legs) and still look like a man? (And bonus points if you can name the movie in which James Bond wore that!)

#7 Most thrillers have very gruesome M.O.s when killing off the minor characters. Lots of blood, really. But killing someone with a hat? Or by covering them with gold? (To be honest, though, the latest Bonds have not shown a lot of imagination...)

#8 James Bond has a history of sleeping with every girl that doesn't run away fast enough. That's not the reason he is the coolest, though. But unlike other action movie ladykillers he isn't a homophobe idiot. Have you guys seen the latest movie?

#9 Admittedly, there are bad Bond movies. It just depends on your attitude while watching them: Read this hilarious Junkfood Cinema version of how to even enjoy the crappiest of the movies. 

#10 As usually, I find it really hard coming up with a tenth item. Let's end it like that, then: I expected Moneypenny to make a comeback. I am waiting for the next supervillain with a cat. While Bond has got a signature drink, he does not have a signature meal - can someone please come up with one? (Leave a comment with your suggestion, peeps!) I do not appreciate the amount of product placement (Bond with a Heineken? Please!). Madonna is not cool enough for a Bond song (or an appearence in the movie). 


What's your favorite Bond movie? 

Enjoy your Monday!

 




  


Kommentare:

  1. I'm definitely not a James Bond fan, but now my interest is piqued. I've only seen one Roger Moore movie, years ago. Which one would you suggest I start with? Old or new?

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  2. I loved Skyfall on Friday. Admittedly there was nothing were no wacky gadgets, but I think Bond reflects the mood of the era so well. It's not a time of wacky invention as we've just made so much technological progress since the sixties. The gun thing was cool though. Also, about the villains....well it's sort of the same thing. I think most Bond villains tend to be Russian or German more linked to the cold war than anything else. Later ones and the bad guys move. Skyfall was genius as I think the British are more scared of themselves at the moment...more about the economy then a violent threat, but still quite afraid!

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  3. These were all great. Though Roger Moore was not my favorite James Bond. I love his interaction with Moneypenny the best.

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  4. Eggs, scrambled not stirred? Oh boy that's bad...I really am not myself this week. Love your list!! Thank you for great topics xo

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  5. ha I think there are just lots of German villians because people always think the names, voice, etc sounds angrier or something.

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  6. I agree with the need for more men to SUIT UP!

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  7. Never thought about the German villain angle! My favorite parody is Johnny English. If you haven't seen it, you should - I can watch it over and over and laugh every time.

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  8. As a child, I always wanted to be a Bond Girl. Now I want to be 007. ;) My signature meal would be spinach salad and a nice plate of yellow squash fettuccine with creamy pine nut Alfredo. Great list!

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  9. Last weekend we went to see the new James Bond movie. I L O V E D I T! I am not a fan of the older Bond movies, but the new ones… wowzer!

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  10. You are so right! The names are the best. Admittedly I have not seen a plethora of Bond movies. I'm guessing that is because what I have seen have been in the "really crappy" category. I should check out that cinema link you offered!

    Fabulous list!

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  11. I could definitely see Bond belly up to the bar in some darkened English Pub enjoying a dark ale and some good ole English Fish and Chips. I have no idea why. I might have had a fantasy dream about that once.....
    I'd rather spend time thinking up my Bond girl name. Rory Goodtime? Rory Boreabond? (get it?), Rory Rollinghay? LOL

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    1. I'd say choose the first Bond girl name - there's just enough innuendo! ;-)

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  12. The baby blue terrycloth onesie...I think I recall Roger Moore sporting one of those. Is that right???

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    1. Sorry, that was Sean Connnery - I couldn't stop laughing for the next five minutes of film! =)

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  13. We saw Skyfall and weretotally making fun of the Heineken. Thanks for suggesting this list. Our husbands had a blast! Ellen

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  14. I am not a James Bond fan... but of the ones I have seen, From Russia with Love was my fave. Great list!

    Julia
    www.momontherunx2.net

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    1. See, that's the only one I have never ever seen - don't really know why. I just never seem to catch it on TV =)

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