007 Days of Nov: Day 1
You know the name, you know the number or so it goes, but do you remember how you first discovered the world’s most famous super spy?
On day 1, we pose the question to the community to see their first experience for the spy who has everything and more.
I guess, I shall start with my first experience, like many of my generation, being Goldeneye. Unlike most of my generation though, Goldeneye wasn’t my first Bond movie due to the N64 game of the same name. It was actually a summer day in 1996, I believe, when I discovered my aunt had a copy of this movie on VHS. When asked about it, she said it would be too violent for someone of my age so of course that only made me more eager to watch it. While I enjoyed the film, it never really stuck with me, it was much later on during I guess the hype of The World is Not Enough that the Bond universe finally took ahold of me. As I believe, it was the first Bond I saw in theatres. Not the most interesting of stories, but there you have it.
Now turning it over to C. Wolfwood, who will be doing most of the survey this month as well.
I was about seven years old, sitting down with my dad to watch “Goldfinger”, wondering why there was a woman painted gold on the bed so I kept watching the movie, and I was just entranced that they would film a spy movie not just in Kentucky (which is where I was born) but that they would do it at Fort Knox, which was about 30 minutes from where I lived. And I just sat there, somewhat fascinated By Bond and all of the different gadgets he had hidden on himself, watching him pull tracking devices out of his shoes and such And, at that age, I thought that was the coolest thing in the world to see. One spy saving my hometown because it was “real” to me.
These are just two stories of how we got into Bond, but we would love to hear other stories from the comment so hit up the comments section below, and perhaps will update with more.