Sunday, December 03, 2006

Leaving Boston

Managed to squeeze in one more film before I leave Boston. I saw Casino Royale tonight. I have always been a big James Bond fan, which I know probably doesn't sit well with my feminist beliefs, but hey!

I enjoyed the movie a lot. I like action films with some degree of intelligence and coherence and, like many people, I was curious to see how Daniel Craig would fare as Bond, and I have to say that he did a really good job. Casino Royale was the first book in the James Bond series written by Ian Fleming, I believe. It was also the first televised book (a made-for-TV film shown in the States). In it James Bond falls in love, is betrayed (sorry, spolier for those who haven't seen it yet) and I suppose that betrayal intensifies his existing distrust of people. He remains, as M refers to him, a "blunt instrument" i.e. purpose is to carry out his duties by any means necessary.

The short walk from my friend's car to the cinema was brutal because of the wind. Yesterday we enjoyed a mild winter's day (in the mid 60s). Today the temperatures plummeted about 20 degrees south, but the fierce wind made it feel a lot colder. How did I manage to survive this cold for so many years? I guess it really is time for me to get back to the hot chaotic mess that is Lagos.

7 comments:

houstonmacbro said...

i've heard that the new bond flick is really different than previous bond movies. i am actually looking forward to seeing it this christmas season.

Pilgrimage to Self said...

Goodness Ore, you're really making the most of your holiday hopping from one State to another. I don't blame you though, you've had a tough year and you deserve a break. Have fun!!

disgodkidd said...

when will u be back in lagos? i would love to make your acquaintance...

DQueenb said...

hello lady...how have you been?

Ore said...

Yes, PTS, I took advantage of my time off and crammed as much travelling as I thought I could manage within 2 1/2 weeks. I will probably need a vacation to recover from this one? How are you doing?

Disgodkidd, I am back in Lagos now and work starts on Monaday.

Bola, I am doing very well. Very well rested now. How have you been? Well, I read your blog so I'm keeping up with all your adventures, which reminds me I need to go and see what's new with you.

laspapi said...

Watched a biography of Ian Fleming a few days ago on the History Channel. Apparently, he had to hawk Casino Royale around for a while before he got published.

I hear the new Bond is edgier than the previous ones. Probably in keeping with the 21st Century. I hope to see it soon.

Welcome back.

Ore said...

Laspapi, I would have loved to have seen that bio.

I'm not surprised to hear about the rough beginnings to Ian Fleming's career's. I can imagine that all published writers have their own stories of rejection and peseverance.

I think Casino Royale is showing at Silverbird Galleria.