Bond fanatic that I am, seeing this article in the Japan Times about the making of You Only Live Twice sure put a big smile on my face — it coincides with the 50th anniversary of the film’s release in Japan. Makes me want to watch it yet again (even though I re-watched it last year).
I’m a huge Bond fanatic, but I had somehow missed the fact that today is apparently considered Bond Day, marking the anniversary of Dr. No, released on October 5, 1962. Even though I’ve watched each Bond film dozens of times, I keep watching them, and recently I’ve been on a new viewing run, watching them all in order, usually on Sunday nights. To mark the anniversary I’m watching one tonight, and it’s Never Say Never Again, the black sheep of the bunch, as it wasn’t produced by the Broccolis. I’ve always liked it though — it was definitely a better film than Octopussy (released the same year, in 1983), and hey, it’s the only Bond film in which he plays a video game.