I'm a PhD student in linguistics at the University of Texas at Austin. I'm studying language ideologies and variation in online communities. My first experience with Bond was about 10 years ago. I stayed home one Christmas break and taped the marathon that comes on ever year. I still have them in vhs, with
the commercials. I'm a big fan of the Fleming novels, and am working my way through them chronologically. I like to think about how the literary Bond differs from the cinematic Bond. MORE ABOUT ME... My Favorite Bond Film: OHMSS
My first Bond film was: Goldeneye
My favorite gadget is: Stilleto Shoe
My favorite villain is: Blofeld
My favorite henchmen is: Red Grant
My favorite Bond girl is: Agent XXX
My Least Favorite Movie is: Casino Royale
|Top 5 Favorite Fims (in order):|
- Diamonds are Forever
|Top 5 Favorite Bond Moments:|
- The transition between the intro scene and the opening title sequence in TSWLM. The music is akin to cheesy 80s porn music (during the ski chase scene), but reversing on skiis (to shoot the baddies) is pretty impressive and then off the cliff, free fall, Union Jack parachute, Bond theme, and then caught by a woman's hands... it's one of the defining scenes for me.
- Bond battling a wine-bottle throwing Nick Nack at the end of TMWTGG. There's nothing more intimidating than a "little person" with a little knife between his teeth staring down at you while you're trying to bed Britt Eckland.
- In Thunderball, when Bond first meets Largo, and keeps saying "spectre", Largo says something along the lines of "I see you're trying to put the evil eye on me. Where I come from, we know how to deal with your type, Mr. Bond" and the punches the air a little bit. I don't know why, but this scene is always hilarious to me.