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It's Hollywood, though, so legends and perfect stories abound. Makes sense as Connery was apparently not that "worldly" in his younger days.Interesting.
It was Broccoli's Rolex, on a too narrow 16mm Royal Marines NATO strap which looks black and grey on screen but was actually in this colour schemeInteresting.
For me it was at age 10 in the mid-1970s when I was allowed to stay up late on a school night and watch the ABC Sunday Movie of the Week with my Dad. It was Goldfinger and when Connery came out of the water and peeled off his wet suit to reveal his white dinner jacket, put in his boutonniere, and then casually checked his Rolex I was hooked. Didn't know what Rolex was but I wanted that watch. Didn't even know that a wet suit was literally named and he should have been completely waterlogged.
I think the Bond Movies were probably the first time young British people with disposable incomes were exposed to designer goods and product placement (even though It was originally accidental).
On a more serious note, I think its just a really easily understood touchstone that if not thought about too much is equated with easy sex.I guess I should at least admit that I have, in fact, seen watches in movies and wanted them because they look cool. Paul Newman's DateJust in Color of Money and Pierce Brosnan's gold Reverso in Thomas Crown Affair immediately come to mind. I just find the Bond fascination to be odd.
Just a continuation of people emulating movie stars. Trying to dress like Cary Grant, style hair like James Dean, or dressing cool like Steve McQueen.I guess I should at least admit that I have, in fact, seen watches in movies and wanted them because they look cool. Paul Newman's DateJust in Color of Money and Pierce Brosnan's gold Reverso in Thomas Crown Affair immediately come to mind. I just find the Bond fascination to be odd.
If someone dresses like Cary Grant in NxNW does it matter whether they are emulating the actor or the character? The emulation of James Bond ends at suits, watches, cars and such. Not many folks run around with Walthers and exploding gadgets.Cary Grant, James Dean and Steve McQueen are (were) real people though...James Bond isn't. You know that right?
In the movies he has personally killed 500 plus people, including at least two massacres of 100 plus.A large portion of men seem to think an emotionally broken mass killer with a high likelihood of VD is a dream scenario?
Both my grandfather's served in WW2 and Korea, and I can't remember either one much caring for Bond. My dad likes the Connery version, but he never served.In the movies he has personally killed 500 plus people, including at least two massacres of 100 plus.
That's not a bad strike rate in 25 movies
He always has a dry little joke, a smile for a pretty girl and loves his booze and a smoke, I think what he really represents is the ordinary guys who served in the war (maybe that’s why he seems so out of date nowadays). He was basically Flemings tribute to fighting men!!!
Of course he was never going home to his wife and kids in Wigan like the real guys, hence the expensive accessories and the lack of responsibilities
That's not entirely true, James Bond is actually an amalgamation of real people that Fleming worked with during WW2 mixed in with his own fantasies!!!Cary Grant, James Dean and Steve McQueen are (were) real people though...James Bond isn't. You know that right?