When I started thinking about James Bond a couple of weeks ago I was sort of just messing around; but damned if the idea hasn't actually attached itself to me. For the last two nights I've had dreams in which I'm writing a Bond screenplay. And I've figured out what it should be about.
Bond movies never really deal with his relationships with women. The Daniel Craig ones are a massive improvement, because he falls in love and gets betrayed and has to feel something, but the Bond of the books and the previous films just hops from girl to girl; the sex never has consequences. The only women Bond ever feels anything for (Vesper in Casino Royale, Tracy in OHMSS) end up dead - and most of the women he doesn't feel anything for also end up dead, and if they don't they just conveniently disappear.
I think it'd be nice to see a storyline in which one of his past conquests comes back to cause trouble...
Old Town, San Diego
1 day ago