Friday, December 5, 2008


You've likely heard the old controversy about who makes the best James Bond: Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, and whoever came after him. Really, I can't stand James Bond no matter who plays him. (Great theme music, though.) Smug, sexist bastard! But I rented THUNDERBALL recently, because I'd seen an interesting pic of one Fiona Volpe, a character in the film, in leather and mounted most enticingly on a motorcycle.

Well, predictably, the film had no such image at all. Instead, there was a brief sequence of her on a motorcyle, almost indistinguishable from a guy, until (SURPRISE!!!) she takes her helmet off and long hair flows out. YES, it's a GIRL on that bike, [insert exclamation of surprise here].

The rest of the flick she dresses like an astronaut's wife. And the movie itself is a cat's breakfast.


Remittance Girl said...

The only Bond I really liked was Diamonds are Forever. The villanesses were truly psychotic.

Roxy Katt said...

Maybe I'll look that one up.
I think the scariest female villainess of all time is Lady Kaede in Kurosawa's Ran.

kswolff said...

So is SPECTRE, the nemesis Bond usually faces, better or worse than Yoyodyne?