WELCOME TO THE BEACH PARTY BLOGATHON!
In keeping with the spirit of a beach party, there aren’t too many rules. You can post any day during the blogathon, (Jun. 8-12), you can pick a movie from any era and any genre (as long as there’s a beach involved in the plot). Click HERE to view all participants. It’s not too late to sign up!
My mother took me to see the movie, “Goldfinger” in 1965. I was 10 at the time and became obsessed with James Bond from that moment, devouring Ian Fleming’s Bond novels in quick succession. The first movie that sprang to mind for this blogathon was also a Bond film, which is set in the Caribbean and has a famous beach scene. May I present:
Dr No is a 1962 British spy film, starring Sean Connery, and first in the James Bond series . Based on the 1958 novel of the same name by Ian Fleming, it was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood and Berkely Mather and directed by Terence Young. The film was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, a partnership that would continue until 1975. – WIKIPEDIA
As mentioned, Dr No contains one of the most notorious beach scenes on film; plus, there’s a fire-breathing “dragon” – right there on the sand! More about that, later….
James Bond is dispatched to Jamaica, to investigate the disappearance of fellow agent John Strangways and his assistant. and to determine its relation to a case involving the disruption of Cape Canaveral rocket launches which the CIA is working on. He teams up with CIA agent Felix Leiter (played by Jack Lord, of future “Hawaii Five-O” fame), and local operative, Quarrel (John Kitzmiller). They learn that Strangways was checking out Crab Key Island, owned by the mysterious Dr No (Joseph Wiseman), and well protected by armed guards and the aforementioned “dragon”. It’s discovered that Dr No is behind the Cape Canaveral sabotage. Bond goes to Crab Key with Quarrel to gather evidence. This is where he meets Honey Ryder, played by esteemed Swiss actress, Ursula Andress:
Shortly thereafter, they encounter that notorious “fire-breathing dragon”:
As you can see, poor Quarrel doesn’t survive the dragon; Bond and Honey are captured
and if you want to know the rest, watch the movie. 🙂
Sean Connery won the role of James Bond after producer Albert R. Broccoli attended a screening of Darby O’Gill and the Little People (1959). He was particularly impressed with the fist fight Connery has with a village bully at the climax of the film. Broccoli later had his wife Dana Broccoli see the film and confirm his sex appeal. – From IMDb Trivia pages. Click HERE to continue reading.
THIS never gets old! 😀
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What’s YOUR favourite beach movie?
Are you a James Bond fan?
Who’s your favourite actor in the role? Favourite movie of the series?
Looking forward to your comments!