Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Liscensed To Blog: The James Blog-A-Thon


For the next few days we honor the longest standing franchise in film history. A franchise that has seen its Pussy Galores and its Doctor Goodheads. It's Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd and Jaws. It's Aston Martin's and its Alfa Romeos. Its Scaramanga and its Sir Hugo Drax. And it's certainly seen a lot of Bonds. Like our very own sister, we love our Bond movies and we've seen it through its ups and downs. And now we must celebrate all that is Bond. Let me have our reviews, your thoughts, your memories, whatever. Just let me have them. Shaken, not stirred, of course.

I will list the links as I receive them.

Just e-mail me or post them in the comments and I will link.

Thanks

DAY 001

Moviezzz offers up a Roger Moore Book Review My Word Is My Bond.

Becca at No Smoking In The Skullcave asks us to test our Bond knowledge with a Bond Quote Quiz.

SamuraiFrog at Electronic Cerebrectomy gives us Bond Trivia.

Adam at Movie Chunks has Die-Cast Bond Car regrets.

Adam Ross at DVD Panache makes a case for Dalton and The Living Daylights

Bond has "known" a lot of women, and Reel Whore highlights some of the best for us.

Divers and Sundry is planning on watching a few Bond movies. Here is their take on Goldfinger, Dr. No and On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

DAY 002

Byzantium's Shores examines every Bond gun barrel opening.

Bob at gee bobg gives us a trip down Bond memory lane with Bonding.

Moviezzz gives us good video and his take on the most memorable Bond Themes.

Samuraifrog gives us background on the Bond That Never Was.

Daniel at Getafilm shows his love for The Spy Who Loved Me.

Deborah offers us a James Bond Fanpage!

Reel Whore gives us a peek at the most memorable Bond Henchmen.

Alan at Burbanked examines Bond and the Shaky Cam.

Divers and Sundry offers up Tom Hanks as Bond? and The Man With The Golden Gun.

DAY 003

Filmchris offers up his most favorite Bond Henchmen.

Megan at All I Need Is Everything takes a critical eye to James in Spy Out Loud.

Fletch at Blog Cabins doesn't get all the Bond Hype.

Jeremy at Another Blasted Weblog gives us an early review of Quantum Of Solace.

MC at Culture Kills... Wait I Mean Cutlery gives us his favorite Bond Tracks.

Tom the Dog "D's Up" for On Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Byzantium's Shores discusses the music of Bond in Scoring Her Majesty's Secret Service.

Daniel at Getafilm also gives us an early peek at Quantum Of Solace.

Reel Whore offers up his Last? post with his thoughts on Casino Royale.

And then there's my entry to the Bond-A-Thon called My Slightly Jumbled Memory Of Bond.

Anders at Cut, Print, Review offers up a little Bond versus Bond action.

Roderick at Ferdy On Films talks about Famous Firsts and Dr. No.

31 comments:

SamuraiFrog said...

I have a not so good entry here.

http://samuraifrog.blogspot.com/2008/11/trivial-bond.html

Adam said...

Here's my contribution...

http://letmycamerongo.blogspot.com/2008/11/diecast-another-day-bond-car-i-shouldve.html

PIPER said...

Thanks guys, I have them up now.

Adam Ross said...

I just posted my contribution. And James actually drove an Alfa Romeo, not an Alfa Romero. The Alfa Romero was the car that ran on human brains, and moaned with the sound of death when you turned the key.

http://dvdpanache.blogspot.com/2008/11/from-russia-with-cello.html

PIPER said...

See, this is what happens when you have your 10 year old ghost write on your blog.

Reel Whore said...

Here's my first Bond related post. I plan to have two more coming by Friday.

http://reelwhore.blogspot.com/2008/11/007-hottest-women-of-007.html

SamuraiFrog said...

I've got another post up about Warhead/Thunderball.

http://samuraifrog.blogspot.com/2008/11/james-bond-that-never-was.html

Hey! My verification word is CONAN!

PIPER said...

Sweet.

Thanks samuraifrog. I'll post it up now.

Deborah said...

How about a whole James Bond blog? http://blog.jamesbondfanbook.com/

Daniel Getahun said...

I'd love to jump in here with my appreciation of The Spy Who Loved Me!

Reel Whore said...

Hey Piper,
Got another one for you:

http://reelwhore.blogspot.com/2008/11/007-memorable-henchmen-opposing-007.html

PIPER said...

I'll add it.

Thanks

filmchris said...

Much like Reel Whore, I too dig the Henchmen.

My Favorite Henchmen

Megan said...

complet...

http://megancahalan.blogspot.com/2008/11/spy-out-loud.html

Jeremy said...

OK, I've taken the bair too.

http://jeremycherfas.net/wp/Archive/2008/11/14/all-wet/

Jeremy said...

Bair? I meant bait, of course.

PIPER said...

Filmchris and Megan,

You're up. Thanks

Jeremy,

I can't seem to link up to your site.

It might be my connection. I'll give it a shot again this afternoon.

Jeremy said...

Working here ... and thanks anyway.

PIPER said...

I'm on the road and having spotty internet access. But I've linked up now. Sorry about the wait.

MC said...

I revised a list discussing all of the Bond themes to include Quantum of Solace and posted it as a Friday Favorite

Megan said...

I'm not totally caught up yet and I've been wimping out on leaving comments, but I am having so much fun reading all these! Cheers, Piper! Thanks for hosting!

Tom the Dog said...

Here's my defense of On Her Majesty's Secret Service: http://tomthedog.blogspot.com/2008/11/far-up-far-out-far-more-james-bond-007.html

Jaquandor said...

I have a post about the music of the Bond films here! Thanks for the Blog-a-Thon; as I noted in my earlier Bond post, every time I learn of a Blog-a-Thon on a topic I can post about, the thing's over already.

Reel Whore said...

Here's what I think is my last Bond post. Practically a dissertation on Craig's Casino Royale.

http://reelwhore.blogspot.com/2008/11/repeat-bidness-casino-royale.html

Daniel Getahun said...

My second and last post is an appreciation of old Bond and a bit of an attack on Quantum of Solace:

http://getafilm.blogspot.com/2008/11/terminator-iv-bond-ultimatum-quantum-of.html

Thanks for hosting!

PIPER said...

I just got the last batch up. My apologies for getting to them late, I've been flying all afternoon and just got back.

Anders said...

A bit of comic relief from all the serious attacks made on Quantum of Solace.

http://cutprintreview.com/bond-vs-bond/

Short, but sweet.

Marilyn said...

Is this still on? If so, Rod's got an entry: http://ferdyonfilms.com/2008/11/famous-firsts-dr-no-1962.php

PIPER said...

Anders and Marilyn,

My apologies for not getting to this earlier. I just got back from vacation. I will post it up now.

Thanks for playin

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