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By David Keene
Conference showed that the values Reagan cherished still endure
Topic - Bond
If Bond, James Bond, were a real person and not simply a fictional character in 14 novels and on Hollywood movie screens, he'd not only be considered a drunk — but also a sexually dysfunctional, liver-damaged, car-crashing, dead man walking.
Nothing is so much of a boys' club as a James Bond movie. That is, except when Judi Dench is on screen.
When I first heard that "American Beauty" director Sam Mendes had been tapped to make the newest James Bond film, I wondered how the choice might transform the series. Would we find Bond sitting in a McMansion wearing a cardigan and brooding over a failed marriage? Would we discover in the end that the true enemy was, in fact, the inescapable horror of suburban ennui? Would he switch his drink order to white wine?
Tee Hee, Oddjob and Jaws are just a few of the best evil lackeys to challenge the mighty 007.
The queen and James Bond gave the London Olympics a royal entrance like no other Friday in an opening ceremony that rolled to the rock of the Beatles, the Stones and The Who.
Or, 'Oh, we don't like it, so we've got to take it down,' " Mr. Bond said. "We can't do that with art because people always love and hate the same piece of art. So it's a slippery slope."