One of the main attractions at the Festival de Cinéma de la Ville de Québec was of course a theatrical screening of Becoming Bond, a documentary and series of re-enactments sharing the life story of Australian actor George Lazenby.
Double 0 Aficionado was in Québec City this past weekend, from Friday September 15th to Sunday September 17th 2017. I can proudly write that it was the blog’s first mission in the field, codename ‘Operation Frontenac’,
In the previous section of the DN review (insert link), the blog explored the areas in which the original film was not up to par, certainly by early 21st century standards. With those unfortunate misgivings out of the way, it’s time to get to the good stuff.
DN is the movie every single Bond fan on this planet has to be thankful towards, otherwise none of us would have started fan clubs, blogs, magazines, podcasts, or constantly exchange ideas and bicker on Twitter. And yet, Terence Young’s film is not one regularly cited as a favourite within the fan base or by cinephiles with certain proclivities towards the franchise.
While the Bond series purports none of the thematic cynicism that so many noir entries of the classical period embraced, there is one unmistakable ingredient that has permeated, at least occasionally, in the 007 films. The ‘femme fatale.’
Not much happens at Double-0 Aficionado during the week, but today is certainly an exception to the rule.
Now, let’s make the wait for Bond 25 as painless as possible, shall we? Operation Bondification begins.