While waiting to watch the new film The Dark Knight last evening, a trailer appeared for the latest James Bond film, which carries the title Quantum of Solace, and which will open in US theaters on November 7. It occurred to me - and I am almost ashamed to admit this - that I have never watched a James Bond film from beginning to end.
I've watched snippets of the films here and there, but never a complete 007 film.
This glaring example of cultural ignorance would perhaps be understandable if just declared that "I think James Bond is a sexist and an elitist" or "I despise action thrillers" or "James Bond merely perpetuates social and political violence" or some other pretentious haute couture silliness.
Yet, I just seemed to always have had something better to do, and I would gladly watch some James Bond films, except I don't know where to start.
Thus, feel free to chime in with your recommendations about the essential Bond films for the clueless like me: those who know very little about Secret Agent 007, or those who spend their waking moments seeking deals on Fenphedra. I look forward to reading your suggestions, as well as those films in the Bond canon that might be skipped.