With the recent release of Skyfall, the 23rd (canon) James Bond movie, we thought we’d take a look at some of the things that have made the series so popular, and we’re gonna start with the theme songs. Below are what I consider to be the 10 best of 007’s themes, though probably not the 10 best movies…
In honor of Skyfall, the newest James Bond film, opening this weekend, I’ve superseded the usual Geeky finds for an “All Bond, All the Time” edition. Of course with a character and franchise as pervasive in culture as James Bond, you can only imagine the plethora of things out there on the interwebs pertaining to him. I’ve just picked a few of my favorites.
Okay this one just made me laugh. Even though Playmobil are basically low rent LEGOs, they still serve a purpose. That purpose is being around to fill the “Toy that could sort of look like James Bond as a toy” slot.
Speaking of things that look like other things, someone needs to make a movie about older Ian Fleming and cast Geoffrey Rush in that movie. In this picture they look so alike it’s uncanny. There is a made-for-TV movie coming out over in the UK but they were obviously going for a much younger Ian Fleming as they cast Dominic Cooper. You know him, he played Howard Stark in Captain America: The First Avenger. Anyways, listen to me now Hollywood, the world needs Geoffrey Rush as Ian Fleming. Make it so.
Are you a Bond fan who is getting married in the near future? Well thanks to Pinterest, I think I may have just found you the perfect wedding cake! Now your guests will get to experience what it feels like to claim the “piece with the dead guy”. Your wedding will be the talk of your social circle for years to come!
What to do if your significant other puts a kibosh on the cake of your dreams? Do you give up all hope that your wedding will have the 007 flair you’ve always hoped and dreamed of? No, silly! Just call a few friends over and spend an evening folding these napkins into the perfect tuxedo shape, complete with bowtie. Your friends and family will remember fondly your wedding as that one “with the lame ass napkins but did you see the cake at Susie and Bobby’s wedding? The one with the dead guy? It was amazing!”
So we’ve taken care of the wedding, but what happens when you have a kid? Do you want your kid to be some schlub out on the playground wearing some lame t-shirt? Of course not. A quick look around Pinterest and you find the perfect outfit for your own little dapper darling, the baby tuxedo onesie. Just remember, he would like his bottle “shaken, not stirred”. I’m sorry, it couldn’t be avoided. Please know that I am ashamed of myself.
That handsomely dressed child will grow up and eventually need to learn the alphabet. Outside of this book, this poster might be the best way to teach your children the building blocks of language. If you do go this route, I would like to request that you someone record your child when you ask them what “P” stands for. Actually go ahead and record everyone around your child (preferably strangers) because I want to see the reactions as the cherub loudly proclaims “Pussy Galore!”
Okay, enough of the circle of life bullshit, let’s get into something that matters- video games. I can not be the only one around here who spent countless hours running around only to discover that Natalya Simonova has died yet again. As you can see from this pin, Pinterest is certainly not limited to housewares, decorating ideas, and clothing. Nope, we video game nerds have found ourselves a corner and enjoy sharing pictures just like this one from the classic N64 game, Goldeneye.
I want to meet this person and shake their hand. Not only did they sit and glue together pieces of paper to make a human (even though they used cheap ass RoseArt glue. I’ve got Playmobil and RoseArt crap together in one post, it’s like the Dollar Tree discount aisle around here.) but they had to first think, “you know what sounds like a great idea? I think I’m going to print off and then assemble a character from Goldeneye. Yeah, that’s what I’m going to do. Hello awesome Saturday!”
So I might have been exaggerating slightly when I said the previous guy was awesome with his “paper Bond” but this guy? Yea this guy is amazing. I have watched this three times just since sitting down and writing this, and truth be told, I’ll probably watch it again before I’m done. It’s mesmerizing. Not to mention such a great song.
The thing with Pinterest is this- there are sometimes that there are no words for what you find. After combing through thousands of pins related to James Bond and the 007 universe, I came across this one. I can’t even begin to formulate a correlation between this atrocity and James Bond. It bottles the mind.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this installment of “This Week’s Finds in the Pinterest Geek Category”, James Bond edition. One more before we part ways.
There are a lot of “bucket list” types of pins on Pinterest, including this one. Even though James Bond usually has an entire fleet of beautiful cars at his disposal, you can totally see him doing this. I think the next time I’m somewhere in which I can jump in a taxi as opposed to call a taxi and wait 45 minutes for them to drive 3 miles down the road, I’m going to do this.
Until next time, go out, see Skyfall and then come back and tell us what you thought of it.
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If you know anything about James Bond, you know that his best weapons are his wits and his suave, sophisticated manner. Besides that, however, his access to gadgetry is a major part of what makes him cool. If you know that, then you also are aware that “Q”, or Quartermaster, is the one who develops and supplies him with the cutting edge tech that helps him get the job done. In this brand new clip from Skyfall we meet Bond’s new Q. Clearly he’s…not quite what Bond was expecting. But, as they say, age ain’t nothin’ but a number.
Skyfall is due in theaters November 9, 2012.
Will the new Q be able to fill the shoes of those that came before? Do you like the new direction that the franchise is taking? Sound off in the comments below!
This is a very self-explanatory post. Adele’s new song that has been teased for days is finally out today and it is the theme for the next James Bond movie, Skyfall. The song was released at 00:07 in London on Global James Bond Day, which is when Dr. No first came out 50 years ago. I’ll leave the YouTube embed below this before I give my quick thoughts. As a hint of the level my giddyness for this song, I’m downloading this on iTunes while I type this post up.
I’ll get this out-of-the-way: I love Adele. Yeah, she got extremely overplayed and it now drives people nuts when they hear “Rolling in the Deep” or some might cry profusely when “Someone Like You” comes up on the playlist or radio. But you cannot deny her voice and holy crap, her voice was MADE for a Bond theme song. Hell, I know the YouTube video isn’t the opening title sequence but if they made more silhouettes of girls in the background and random plot elements, this could pass easily as one. Letting the orchestra take over at the chorus is brilliant after the piano start and it just builds into a true Bond song. The lyrics are undeniably James Bond and yet not cheesy or forced. “For this is the end/I’ve drowned and dreamt this moment/so overdue I owe them/swept away I’m stolen”. Effin’ love it. She co-wrote this song with her “Rolling in the Deep” collaborator Paul Epworth. If this isn’t the first Bond song to hit number one on the charts, I’d be shocked. Like I said, it’s just that good. There have been lots of Bond songs that have been awesome (I don’t care what you say, I dug the Jack White/Alicia Keys one) but I think this might be up there now. Thoughts, comments? You know where to leave them.
It looks like we’ll have to get used to a blond Bond for a little while longer. According to EmpireOnline and Deadline, Daniel Craig will be donning the tux and Walther PPK for the foreseeable future. Craig, James Bond since the fantastic 2006 Casino Royale, has signed on to be in at least two more 007 movies. This will take him into the 25th (official) film of the Ian Fleming character franchise. He will have done five Bond films by the end of his contract.
Sony Pictures also is involved in the deal with making the deal with the newly restructured MGM to co-produce the next couple of films. This is of no shock to no one because they definitely made a lot of money backing Daniel Craig as the spy since Casino Royale. Their plan is still to get a Bond film out every two years to capitalize on the money train they have been riding on since they had to wait for the new 007 film Skyfall for the last four years because Quantum of Solace arrived in theaters in late 2008.
This is a great decision of course. As much as Quantum of Solace blew open ass (Dr. Kronner and our group of friends almost got into a fight with a punk teen wearing a skullcap…probably would’ve been more entertaining in hindsight), Craig definitely offered a newer insight as the “blunt instrument” Bond, ready to take on all comers and still inhabit a dark side and brooding that would make Timothy Dalton jealous. Casino Royale remains a great “reboot” of the franchise and by the looks of it, Skyfall looks AMAZING. I am actually glad they took their time with this flick because Quantum felt rushed and lacked purpose. I hope the filmmakers took note of this. Of course, the cinematography in the trailer is just gorgeous and while that should be an obvious statement in a big budget flick, there seems to be a higher focus on the imagery that surrounds our favorite MI6 agent. Basically, I’m saying I’m geeked and Daniel Craig is able to jump back into the role and happy to see what other layers he can bring to James Bond. now that’s out-of-the-way, cue the Bond girls (including Eva Green for the Doc)!