Originally Posted by romafan
Arts? Culture? Vital? Newsflash: James Bond movies are water cooler material...
I'm quite aware, but anyone who ignores popular forms of culture is quite ignorant. Also, James Bond is usually the topic of a bit more conversation than other films in this genre, obviously because it has hit a cultural nerve. That's why I like to get to the bottom of this whole Connery obsession. Get to the bottom of that, and you begin to understand what makes the average movie going mind tick, and it can make you understand your own biases and notions.
I used to think in narrow terms such as yourself, then I took a course in university about pop music. It's amazing how much scholarly work has been done in analyzing why certain things got big.