Friday, October 05, 2012

Since 1962: My Name is Bond - James Bond ........

Sean Connery and the Aston Martin

Roger Moore and the Lotus Esprit

It seems I have ended up in a little corner of entertainment. Today it is 50 years since we saw the first James Bond-movie! 50 Years! Danish TV has been celebrating Bond a little this morning. While watching TV I had my porridge with blueberries and strong black coffee without sugar. Not Dry Martini with olives - shaked not stirred! No, not in the morning anyway.

Well, they had brought three fabulous Bond cars out in the open in front of the railway-station in Copenhagen: What a sight. I know that those cars are not good for the environment. But they are beautiful. What a design! The present owners of the cars represented them and told a little about them.

1) The owner of the Aston Martin  had bought the car 27 years ago, and he had paid about 72.000 kroner'
( that's about 10.000 dollars for it then). Now it's much more worth. He had just been on a holiday in England where he was driving it through the countryside and people recognized it. The Aston Martin was the first Bond-car, used in Goldfinger with Sean Connery. The Aston Martin was also in fx Goldeneye, Casino Royale etc.

 2) The Lotus Esprit was used in The Spy who Loved me  (1977) with the elegant Roger Moore. The Lotus Esprit was designed by Giorgetto Giugiaro and was featured in a long chase sequence converting into a submarine.The Lotus Esprit was also in For Your Eyes only.
Pierce Brosnan and the BMW

 3) The BMW from films like Tomorrow Never Dies with Pierce Brosnan, also in The World is not Enough etc.  .

We always see pretty models in bikinis sitting on the cars, but I think you should see three handsome guys instead - leaning up three beautiful cars. 

Congratulations James Bond - here's your Dry Martini!

Since I have started this Bond-talk, you might as well have a list of the Bond-movies:

Official James Bond films
  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)


Out on the prairie said...

I read all the Bond adventures just as the movies were coming out and have read everything Fleming wrote.

Gerry Snape said...

many years ago I watched a series called.."The boys from the north"...and remarked that the skinny actor ..Daniel Craig wo0uld go far as he had such a grear acting style!!! ooooh!

Thyra said...

Hello *Steve, have you seeen all the movies. I haven't. Some of them. I liked Sean Connery, Roger Moore, I think Daniel Craig is great.
I read some of Ian Fleming's books long ago!! Do you know that a Danish baroness (Caroline Fleming) was married to his grandson Rory Fleming - they have two children. Rory Fleming is awfully rich! Must be from those books!

Grethe ´)

Thyra said...

Hej Gerry!
That's funny, I don't remember the series "Boys from the North", but I saw Daniel Craig many years ago. He was in one part of the series( what was the name Heartbreak?) from a small village in Yorkshire with police and doctor - there was a person named Greengrass. Derek Fowlds was a policeman. We saw this guy with the handsome face where he came back to the village because his grandmother had died, and he and the neighbours daughter were still in love, but she had to be married to someone else. And I said like you that this guy would be something!! I sought out his name - I thought he was so sexy!!

Gerry, maybe we should have been one of those people who had talents for discovering a star in the street - a Talent-scout?

Have a nice week-end!
Grethe `)

stardust said...

007 series is poetic justice about the bad guys. That’s why I can watch relaxed in the process of conspiracies and violence. In the old series, the unique gadgets and weapons were fun to see. Daniel Craig Bond is my favorite.


Thyra said...

Yes, the 007s are very entertaining and I guess they've got a lot of fun those people who are inventing all these gadgets and weapons on a budget which is allowed to be very, very high.

I like the melodies/songs. Shirley Bassey's "Goldfinger" was marvellous. Paul Mc Cartney's "Live and Let Die" etc.

Grethe `)