Sunday, November 18, 2012

"Dr. Who" um... I mean "Dr. No"

Our quest has begun to watch all 23 James Bond movies!

We checked Netflix Streaming, but no movies were available.  Then, we checked with our On Demand Cable system.  This was a good avenue since Skyfall is still in theaters, and I'm sure they figure that others like us would wanna catch up on old 007s too.  

"What IS the first James Bond movie?" I asked.  B had no idea either.  We looked it up... and thankfully, Time Warner On Demand had it.  "Dr. No"... which I kept referring to accidentally as "Dr. Who"... yeah, I'm that girl.

And wow... this movie was........ so low budget! (300k sterling pounds I learned tonight!) It was kind of amazing.  The "car chases" and yes, I had to use the "quotes" and the "gadgets".  It still kills me how James sleeps with both the good women and the bad ones.  This one took place is what looked like Cuba... which I got really excited about cause we had ordered Puerto Rican food, and I thought it was perfect. But I soon found out that it took place in Jamaica.  Now, I have never been to Jamaica (unless you are talking about Jamaica, Queens, cause that one I HAVE been too) But the tropical Isle of Jamaica, not so much.  So maybe I'm basing this ALL on stereotypes, but the movie had only a few black people in it, and NO ONE HAD A JAMAICAN ACCENT!

But it was still entertaining, nonetheless. And good old Sean Connery! So young! My earliest memory of Sean Connery in a film was playing King Richard in Robin Hood, Prince of Thieves. And he was 61!  And here, he was 30 years younger (almost my entire lifetime! ... just saying)

It has also been decided that from now on and as long as it is applicable, we will have to eat the cuisine of the location that each movie takes place.

Next on the list is From Russia With Love. There IS a Russian place I've been meaning to check out!

Here is the Official James Bond Film list:

  1. Dr. No (1962-Sean Connery)
  2. From Russia With Love (1963-Sean Connery)
  3. Goldfinger (1964-Sean Connery)
  4. Thunderball (1965-Sean Connery)
  5. You Only Live Twice (1967-Sean Connery)
  6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969-George Lazenby)
  7. Diamonds Are Forever (1971-Sean Connery)
  8. Live and Let Die (1973-Roger Moore)
  9. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974-Roger Moore)
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977-Roger Moore)
  11. Moonraker (1979-Roger Moore)
  12. For Your Eyes Only (1981-Roger Moore)
  13. Octopussy (1983-Roger Moore)
  14. A View to a Kill (1985-Roger Moore)
  15. The Living Daylights (1987-Timothy Dalton)
  16. Licence to Kill (1989-Timothy Dalton)
  17. GoldenEye (1995-Pierce Brosnan)
  18. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997-Pierce Brosnan)
  19. The World is Not Enough (1999-Pierce Brosnan)
  20. Die Another Day (2002-Pierce Brosnan)
  21. Casino Royale (2006-Daniel Craig)
  22. Quantum of Solace (2008-Daniel Craig)
  23. Skyfall (November 2012-Daniel Craig)

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