Instead of picking another genre theme for the month of November, I decided to make it kind of a “catch-all”. Therefore November’s movie theme is Random. This could mean a random genre not represented in the other months—perhaps more minor or niche genres. Examples are sports movies, musicals, crime, biopics, etc. I may also make it themed based on a particular actor or franchise. For example, James Bond, which is the theme for this month (if you couldn’t tell from the title 🙂 ).
“Bond. James Bond”
Why James Bond? 2022 is the 60th anniversary of the debonair and dangerous British secret agent. Let’s be honest, who doesn’t like James Bond? Every woman wants to be with him and every man wants to be him. Granted, I’m sure he’s not as popular with women, and even less popular among a certain facet of women. Although in recent movies he’s portrayed as less of a womanizer.
Here are the Bond movies I chose to watch:
- Dr. No (Connery)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (Moore)
- The Living Daylights (Dalton)
- Goldeneye (Brosnan)
- Casino Royale (Craig)
There are actually six different actors (at the date of this post) that have portrayed 007. The lesser-known actor is George Lazenby who only played Bond once between Sean Connery and Roger Moore. Since I do not own On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, he was excluded from the watch list.
Be that as it may, I picked one movie from each actor. I don’t know if I have a favorite Bond actor. I’ve always been a huge fan of Sean Connery (RIP) so if I had to choose, I’d pick him. With that said, all of these are probably pretty high on my list of favorite Bond movies, with the exception of “The Living Daylights”. Dalton is my least favorite of the Bond actors and, to be honest, I don’t really remember his other Bond movies to decide which one of his I like.
There was a “bonus movie” in November, but I’m actually going to discuss that in next month’s Monthly Movie Post.
With that said, I’m off to have a martini … shaken, not stirred.
“The screen is a magic medium. It has such power that it can retain interest as it conveys emotions and moods that no other art form can hope to tackle.”
– Stanley Kubrick