This weekend I’ve been burning through the Sean Connery Years of James Bond: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Thunderball, Goldfinger, You Only Live Twice, and Diamonds Are Forever.
In the 1960s movies I found James Bond got away with a lot of, shall we say morally ambiguous, actions. The barnyard scene in Goldfinger. That health spa chick he conned in Thunderball. Seriously, only in the 60s could you get away with this type of stuff. Oh, and remember when he slapped around Tatiana in From Russia With Love? I imagine Connery isn’t the most popular Bond with female viewers.
There was a line in You Only Live Twice, where this guy actually says, In Japan “Men come first, women come second.” Or in Goldfinger where he tells Dinx, “Go away. Man talk,” and then slaps her in the butt.
Sean Connery’s Bond always had a kind of she-wants-it-she-just-doesn’t-know-that-she-wants-it kind of attitude when it came to flirting with the women in his films. He does ooze confidence though, and a sick amount of style and class.
The Connery Bond IS Bond.
What are your feelings about the Sean Connery Bond and his character in his films?