Monday, 1 November 2010
Film of the Week: Octopussy
The film has lots of little quirky segments - like the scene where Bond disembarks a boat at Udaipur and is greeted by an operative masquerading as a snake charmer who starts whistling the James Bond theme to get his attention - an uncharacteristically existential moment for a Bond film.
When Bond arrives at his hotel, walking past the swimming pool in a crisp beige suit, he attracts more than one admiring glance from the stiletto-wearing bikini clad pool-dwellers. Ah, for the good old days where broads used to hang around pools in one piece swimsuits and stilettos.That hotel by the way, the Monsoon Palace, really does exist, and my friend who spent her honeymoon there, said that they are still milking the film's legacy .. including by constantly playing the theme song.
Yesterday, it was announced that Bond's Aston Martin went at auction for £2.6 million pounds.