Monday, October 26, 2015

Bond, James Bond

James Bond is a pop culture icon and has been since the early 60s, spawning twenty-five movies, soon to be twenty-six with the release of "Specter" next month. James Bond is an undeniable modern symbol of masculinity and what many consider to be the ideal man. He is physically attractive, white, flamboyantly heterosexual, and always ready for a fight. Among his other traits Bond is highly intelligent, cocky, and highly chauvinist. Just ask the man who revived the franchise, Daniel Craig. He calls bond an uninspiring misogynist and he would rather "slash his wrists" than play him again. This coming from the man who knows Bond inside in out and has played him for four films. After so much success in his career due to this movie series I think it really says something that Daniel Craig feels strongly enough to comment on the nature of the character, despite the lash back he will likely get. From the article, one thing that really stuck out to me is that though this character is so revered and looked up to by men everywhere. When asked "What can we learn from James Bond?" by an interviewer Craig responded simply, "Nothing".

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