As everyone knows, we here at Romance Bandits constantly strive to keep our busy fingers on the pulse of popular culture. Regular visitors to the Lair have come to depend on our ability to deliver the very latest and most important news of the world and beyond. It's our pledge to you, one we don't make lightly.
So you can imagine my shock and dismay when I stumbled across this MAJOR piece of news literally buried under rows and rows of lesser important headlines about ... oh, whatever ... stock market crash, Britney woes, blah blah blah. Who cares?? Let's talk real news!! Here it is, folks ...
The latest James Bond film -- starring Daniel Craig! -- has begun production and will be released in November!!
(Oh, my. I need a moment.)
Okay. So the thing is, they're calling the new movie ... The Quantum of Solace.
I know what you're thinking. The Quantum of Solace. It sounds so ... smart! Right? Like, all technical and space-age-y! Or something. To be honest, I'm not real sure what it means. I had to go to dictionary.com to figure it out. Hey, I never said I was a genius.
And I suppose it beats Octopussy for a title ...
I'll bet you can still name your favorite heroes from books you read ten years ago. I know I can. There's Lyon, the Marquis of Lyonwood, from Julie Garwood's The Lion's Lady. And Grayson Thane, from Nora Roberts' Born In Ice. So many more.
And here's the thing. In my mind, those heroes, and the heroes I write about, always look a little like James Bond. Always.
What can I say? I love him. I mean, them. All of them. Especially Daniel Craig. And Pierce Brosnan. And oh-my-God, Sean Connery. But hey, I even loved Timothy Dalton. And David Niven in the first Casino Royale.
I'm a serial James Bond lover.
I first fell in love with James Bond when I was thirteen and discovered a copy of Ian Fleming's Dr. No in my father's sock drawer. Oh sure, I spent part of my reading time giggling about all the bat guano that covered the cave walls of Dr. No's evil lair, but I was well and truly hooked. James Bond was my first crush.
And I love him still. He's the ultimate bad boy hero. A party animal to be sure, but let's face it, when the chips are down, James Bond saves the world every time.
Seriously, ladies. A man who can make a perfect martini and save the world, all in less than two hours? What's not to love about this guy?!
So ... do you have a favorite James Bond? A favorite Bond film?
And heaven forbid, if James isn't your cup of tea, who is? Is there an actor you think of when you dream up a new hero? Johnny Depp, anyone? :-)
Tell me all about your favorite hero! I've got a $20 Amazon.com gift card for one lucky visitor who shares today!