Sunday, December 30, 2012

Bondathon 2012

One of my most ambitious projects of 2012 was The Bondathon, an marathon to watch all 22+1 James Bond films in anticipation of the release of Skyfall. It was a bumpy ride and had some hairy moments including a big break in the middle, but I soldiered through and did watch them all. When I started out I shared some of my aspirations and intentions and then after all was said and done I looked back and reflected on those questions in the video above.

They weren't all winners, and I didn't even end up with a favourite Bond or a lot of definitive answers to the questions I set out, but I did have a lot of fun along with way. I even decided to reflect back the films by favourites, separating them out to the Double-O-Awesome Films, the Middle-of-the-Road MI6 Films and the Bottom of the Bond Barrel. Although I might have structured the marathon a bit differently and kept note of some different things (like all the baddies, locations and awesome dresses), I still ended up having a lot of fun with the marathon and loved looking at style throughout the years. I was also very happy that I finished off considering that it's the 50th anniversary of Bond this year and because Skyfall is so iconically Bond. All and all, it was a fun, albeit long, ride.  And it was worth it.

List of Bond Films by Favourites
  1. Skyfall
  2. On Her Majesty's Secret Service
  3. Thunderball
  4. Casino Royale
  5. A View to a Kill
  6. Moonraker
  7. Dr. No
  8. Tomorrow Never Dies
  9. Live and Let Die
  10. The World Is Not Enough
  11. GoldenEye
  12. The Man with the Golden Gun
  13. Die Another Day
  14. The Spy Who Loved Me
  15. License to Kill
  16. The Living Daylights
  17. Goldfinger
  18. Diamonds are Forever
  19. For Your Eyes Only
  20. Never Say Never Again
  21. Octopussy
  22. Quantum of Solace
  23. You Only Live Twice
  24. From Russia with Love

Chronological List of Bond Films (Click for Vlog Review)

Sean Connery as Bond:

George Lazenby as Bond:

Sean Connery Returns as Bond:

Roger Moore as Bond:

Sean Connery as Bond, outside the Bond Franchise:

Timothy Dalton as Bond:

Pierce Brosnan as Bond:

Daniel Craig as Bond:


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