Jed: I realize that the new (old) James Bond movie, Casino Royale, has been out for a few weeks, but I was just able to see it this past weekend (due to this lovely head cold going around DC). You aimed quite a bit of criticism at the lead actor back in April during filming of the movie on this blog (Daniel Craig) and I wanted to respond to you having now seen the movie.
You said then:
“Look, Craig. Bond is a hip-shooting, hard-drinking, fast-car-driving tough guy. Deal with it, or clear out.”
“Will 007 trade the Aston Martin for a Toyota Prius?”
First, Daniel Craig’s James Bond in Casino Royale is the hardest, hottest, and coldest Bond ever. Period.
As for hip-shooting? I quote M from the movie, “You are racking up quite the body count.” Hard-drinking? He is poisoned by his new “Vesper” martini — and then reaches for another one. And then while fast-car-driving, crashes hard. This Bond is the ultimate Bond.
And not to ruin it for anyone, but Bond drives a Ford in this one — but only once. Remember, all, Ford now owns Aston Martin.
A man of faith in a godless age is hitting Americans where it hurts.
Mr. and Mrs. American Spectator Reader, let P.J. O’Rourke talk sense to your kids.
In Britain, defending your property can get you life.
The debacle of this president’s administration is both a cause and a symptom of the decline of American values. Unless Congress impeaches him, that decline will go on unchecked. An eminent jurist surveys the damage and assesses the chances for the recovery of our culture.
It won’t take long for conservatives to scratch this presidential wannabe off their 2008 scorecard.
The American Christmas, like the songs that celebrate it, makes room for everybody under the rainbow. Is that why so many people seem to be hostile to it?
Was the President done in by the economy, or by the politics of the economy?