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50 years of Bond

My son got his first exposure to James Bond on Sunday with the 007 video montage that was shown at the Oscars. Questionably inappropriate material for a 5-year-old? Uh, yeah. But a piece of British culture that my husband eagerly wanted to pass down.

I couldn’t find said video montage online, but found this excellent look at the past 50 years of Bond.

Who’s your favorite James Bond? I have to say Daniel Craig is mine.

Skyfall

I have just two words for you: James Bond.

At last, Skyfall opens in theaters today! It feels like such a long time since we’ve gone to the movies, but this one is at the top of our list! If you haven’t seen the trailer yet, enjoy!

If you’ve already seen the movie (UK peeps!), what did you think? Worth the wait?

Connery plays Queen in Bond sketch

Did you see the madcap skydiving scene with Daniel Craig (as James Bond) and the Queen (as herself!) in last Friday’s opening Olympic ceremony?

Well, I loved the concept – and the fact that the Queen was happy to play along! Of course, it occurred to me that the Queen didn’t throw herself out of the plane and parachute into Olympic Park and that they did employ a stunt double. But for some reason, I wasn’t even thinking that it would be a guy in the fascinator and pearls, nor would I have imagined that he would have the last name of Connery (yes, as in Sean Connery!). Read more about him!

Thanks to my friend and fellow blogger Layla of TheSmudge.com, who gave me this story tip.  Here’s her take on it!