The distance between insanity and genius is measured only by success. ~ Elliot Carver in Tomorrow Never Dies
Our Friday night Bond movie fest continued this week with Tomorrow Never Dies. The second movie was a suggestion from the Malabrigo Junkie group, M. We enjoyed the second movie more than the first. Maybe Pierce Brosnan as Bond is less charismatic in the second movie? Or maybe having the villain be able to control media headlines hits a bit close to home with the current state of affairs in this country? Truth is hard to come by in media these days.
Tomorrow Never Dies came out in 1997. Sheryl Crow sang the opening theme song. It has a late 90’s blues vibe. Maybe it’s the love story in the movie I don’t enjoy?
Or maybe the stunts just felt a little drab after Golden Eye?
Or maybe I was hoping Q would have a bigger role?
I keep hoping Bond movies are going to be more thought provoking, but that’s not what these are about. These are meant to be entertaining, fun and over the top. M was more thought provoking and gripping. As a society have we come much further than what M depicted in 1931?
In the movie M, the characters were motivated by profits and fear. These same motivations are present in current society even though the calendar reads 2020. Our gadgets have improved. As a society we should think for ourselves more. Trust no one. Question every thing. If you haven’t started watching holiday movies yet, I would recommend both of these titles for very different reasons.
This week we had a new to us Quest pizza. Introducing supreme. We all need more veggies in our diets. It pairs well with Rioja. Yum!
As Fright Club is winding down, I decided to cast on a purple poncho before jumping into holiday knitting. Here’s the start of Set Fire to the Rain. I’m hoping to wear it on some holiday strolls through the neighborhood to check out the holiday lights.
Burt’s tucking in for a long winter’s nap or a cozy little kip. In the next 24 hours or so, we start the last month of 2020. Let’s show this year just how much compassion we have for each other.