It should be noted that I consider the cinematic Bond separate from the literary character. I am almost ashamed to admit that I have never read any of the original Ian Fleming novels (something I hope to remedy someday), but I have read a number of the John Gardner ones, and even one of the Raymond Benson ones. However, my favorites below are restricted to the movies, which I have loved since I was a kid. When my friends and I would play pretend, they would all pick superheroes like Spiderman or Superman or the Hulk. I always chose to be James Bond.
Favorite Bond Movie
Favorite James Bond
Favorite Bond Theme Song
There have been some hits and misses in theme songs. But, generally, most have been at least decent. My favorite, though, is almost a tie between “Goldeneye” by Tina Turner and “You Know My Name” by Chris Cornell for Casino Royale. Tina’s voice is sultry, and the song is at once sexy and menacing. But Cornell’s intense mixture of metal and big band wins out as the one theme song that just screams Bond Film.
Favorite Supporting Character
Most Underrated Bond Movie
Best Bond Movie Quote
Bond movies have always been rife with quips and one-liners. But the one exchange that stands out as my favorite comes from GOLDFINGER:
James Bond: Do you expect me to talk?
Auric Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.
So, who else has some Bond favorites they would like to share?