Shaken Not Stirred – We have been expecting you Mr Bond
I must admit I am not too good at keeping up with “franchise” movies, I would not be able to tell you a character from the “Twilight Saga” if my life depended on it, and I have never watched a Star Wars Movie (well right to the end anyway!)……but there is one hero, that despite changing his looks a number times over my lifetime, has never failed to drag me to the cinema….. and that would have to be Mr Bond… James Bond! 007 Licence to kill if you please. When living in London I used to go past the MI6 building everyday, alas I never saw that Aston Martin hurtling out of the building, nor the Lotus Esprit floating up in the Thames….
So with the excitement of Skyfall (which as usual starts about 3 weeks later in Australia than the rest of the world), I thought it would be fun to share an exhibit from earlier this year by artist Arina Orlova entitled James Bond: Kills and Kisses.
Orliova has depicted the six incarnations of James Bond, Connery, Lazenby, Moore, Dalton, Brosnan, Craig.. They have no faces, however it is clear to see which one is which …..see if you can guess. Each image has two figures, the black numbers depicting the total numbers of enemies that Bond has Killed and the red figures being the number of kisses that they have had!.
Not to be forgotten are the Bond girs who help Mr Bond remain shaken but not stirred! Those depicted in red were the ones who met their maker!
I hope that you enjoy…meanwhile I must get back into my Aston Martin and get on with the colourful journey…..