Week 13 of James Bond Saturdays – Octopussy
This time Bond takes us to India and then Germany. I enjoyed it because it was Bond, there are Soviets, a circus and a whole gaggle of female circus performers that kick some serious ass at the end of the movie. Roger Moore’s age is becoming noticeable but not so much that it affects the movie.
It’s Week 5 of James Bond Saturdays – You Only Live Twice
‘You Only Live Twice’ is classic Bond. It takes place almost entirely in Japan with a few of the normal scenes in England and some in space. I think the most memorable scenes involve the Japanese Secret Service ninjas invading the cave lair of SPECTRE bad guy Ernst Stavro Blofeld. Of course, Blofeld himself is iconic in his nehru jacket, eye scar and long haired white cat. Also, famously spoofed as Dr. Evil in the Austin Powers movies.
It’s Week 4 of James Bond Saturdays – Thunderball
This time the theme was sung by Tom Jones over a scene of the usual female silhouettes swimming under water. Most of the film takes place in the Bahamas with a lot of underwater scenes including the memorable shark scenes with Bond and the great battle at the end. Our main bad guy, is SPECTRE number two, Emilio Largo and his mistress, Domino, who also happens to be our Bond girl.
It’s Week 3 of James Bond Saturdays – Goldfinger
This time we find our super secret agent in the United States, Florida in the beginning and Kentucky at the end, with a stopover in Switzerland in the middle. Here are my film highlights, first kicking off the movie, the theme song, ‘Goldfinger’ sung by Shirley Bassey. It’s an amazing song and we just saw Shirley Bassey on the Academy Awards earlier this year and she can still sing the hell out of this song, incredible. I think the most well known scene from the movie is the golden girl, Jill Masterson played by Shirley Eaton. (And contrary to popular belief, Eaton is still alive and was not killed while filming the scene that killed her character.) Then we have our favorite henchman, Oddjob and his lethal headgear. Of course, I can’t get away without mentioning the movie’s Bond girl with the risque name, Pussy Galore. It’s so over the top that it’s just funny.
It’s Week 2 of James Bond Saturdays – From Russia With Love
The second movie of the series is classic Bond, from the first faint rumblings of the Bond theme. With the first introduction, ‘Bond, James Bond’, we couldn’t help but let out an ‘oh yeah.’ So classic, so iconic. The exotic locales this time were Turkey and Eastern Europe (via the Orient Express). We enjoyed the entire movie, and overly happy to see some familiar scenes like Bond battling the enemy helicopter and later fighting Rosa Klebb (and her shoe spike) with a chair.