Loved Him Then, Love Him Now – James Bond

I was about to do this post on someone completely different, a pop star that I adored as a child and he’s still awfully darn good looking now when what should come on my tv but Casino Royale.   I haven’t adored Daniel long enough for him to fit this category and I”ve already used Sir Sean so I’m going with a fictional character today.   I did love James Bond from the time I was old enough to watch Bond movies on TBS.   As a side note, one of the great benefits of growing up in Atlanta in the 70’s was TBS.  It had other call letters then but I can’t remember them I do remember that it was Channel 17 and the best shows came on there.  Beverly Hillbillies, Gilligan’s Island, the Brady Bunch, Hogan’s Hero’s, Wrestling and James Bond movies.  I was too young to go see Bond at the theater but through TBS I got to know and love James Bond.  Sean Connery and then Roger Moore captured my imagination and my heart.  I saw Living Daylights but Timothy Dalton was not the Bond for me.   I have to say I never watched anything but snippets of Pierce Brosnan’s Bonds.  He was Remington Steele.  He could not be James Bond in my mind.  He was too pretty, too polished to be Bond for me.  But nonetheless the thought of Bond, James Bond with his martini shaken not stirred thank you very much lingered then along came Daniel.  Ahhh Daniel.  I was not familiar with him as an actor prior to his being casted as my childhood hero.   But I planned to go the movie opening night.  In fact my son and his friends made a party of it.   In my opinion Daniel nailed the role.  He was ruggedly handsome, drop dead sexy, tender when needed and even made me laugh a bit.  I believe that Sir Ian Fleming would have been pleased.   So here are the Bonds (including George Lazenby).

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have We Seen the End….

of the Daniel Craig era in the James Bond series?  I certainly hope not.    Those of us who follow Daniel and the Bond series know that financial woes at MGM have delayed Bond 23, but it’s looking more and more like the delay is going to keep our Daniel from bringing Bond back to the screen.     I don’t want to start the guessing of who will be next I want to hold on to what hope may be left that we’ll get to hear Daniel order his martini shaken not stirred one more time or catch him in a tux

And out of the tux of course

For more info check out the article at http://www.nypost.com/p/blogs/popwrap/have_we_already_seen_daniel_craig_5QafmfqTIsi6RpIHbLb24I

And a big shout out and thanks to my friend SFCAtty at www.sherryfowlerchancellor.wordpress.com for sharing the info with me.

Totally Hot, Totally Shirtless – DANIEL CRAIG

Okay it’s a shirtless Saturday here at Live, Love, Laugh & Blog and today I bring you one of my all-time favorites, Daniel Craig.  Believe it or not it was hard to find a variety of pictures of Daniel shirtless we have the well known often scene shot of Daniel emerging from the water in those blue swim trunks

Then there’s the picture of Daniel in the black swim trunks

One of my favorite shirtless shots of Daniel is from Casino Royale when he is tied to the chair.  OH MY

I had to make myself look through a whole lot of other pictures to find some different pictures of Daniel Shirtless so to wrap up our Shirtless Saturday two more pics of Daniel.  One from Tomb Raider and I’ m not exactly sure where the other came from, but does it really matter????

 

Just How Long…

Are we going to have to wait to see Daniel Craig on the big screen again?   Dream House and Adventures of TinTin are both listed in post-production on IMDB but no release dates until 2011.  Bond 23 and Cowboys and Aliens are both listed in pre-production.   We’ve had nothing new since Defiance, which was fabulous but come on, we need more Daniel.

So while I long to see Daniel on the big screen, I’ll revist Casino Royale perhaps.

Of course it’s racing season so there will be opportunities to see Reed on the track.   Of course I am counting down the days until Labor Day Racing under the lights in Atlanta.  WOOHOO,

So I’ll enjoy my racing while waiting for Daniel to come back to the big screen.

Writing

Just finished a short story. Just over 3500 words. I’m pleased with it. It’s a little different. Kind of a twist at the end. I had a cop named Officer Darcy and named the Heroine Elizabeth. Have I mentioned I hate coming up with names? Heroine had a completely different name and it occured to me that she should be Elizabeth to go with Officer Darcy.

On an unrelated note I ‘ve been looking for info on the next Bond project. Not much out there. Just thinking of what they will do with Daniel next. I think he’s actually shown some character growth in his interpretaion of Bond. I know not everyone wants it or likes it but I do. Caught Casino Royale on tv a couple of times over the weekend. Ohhh My I do love Daniel in that movie.

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