An introduction to my Madness
James Bond has had an illustrious career in his 60 years as a character. Beginning initial as a work of fiction from a retired WWII naval intelligence officer by the name of Ian Fleming, this largely pulp style spy series has netted nearly 8 billions dollars* in revenue from the films, books and merchandise. The character itself has become synonymous with the genre it was born from. Bond's gadgets, cars, clothes, women and catch phases are all largely part of pop culture vernacular. The first film in the franchise was shot for a measly million dollars and has gone on to become one of the longest running film series in the history of the medium. The movies themselves have had a plethora of ups and downs. Almost everyone has a favorite Bond. Many have heralded Connery as the perfect secret agent, with his cold and calculated way of getting the job done. Some, like me, throughly enjoy the charm and silliness of Roger Moore. Heck, there are those that think Timothy Dalton was the right man for the darker days of the 80's and was never given a proper chance to shine. What's great about this group of films is that there is largely something for everyone. But now, three films into the Daniel Craig era I see something in his entrees I've never really seen before…consistency. I press that with the right bit of love, Bondian finesse and planning, Daniel Craig's James Bond could serve as the PERFECT Bond run.
*according to this website