BOND WON’T SAY ‘SHAKEN, NOT STIRRED’

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09.23.08 45 Comments

That’s right, and I want a couple of those baby onions too, or SO HELP ME I’LL SCREAM!

Quantum of Solace director Marc Forster recently told The Independent that Daniel Craig will not be delivering the iconic lines, “Bond.  James Bond.” or “Shaken, not stirred,” in the latest Bond movie.  While fanboys may whine, Bond aficionados say the new Bond is closer to Ian Fleming’s original vision.

Graham Rye, who edits the online 007 Magazine said that Craig, who made his debut in last year’s Casino Royale, is much closer to Fleming’s vision.
“The Bond films had become tired and needed reinvigorating,” he said. “Rather than going away from Fleming I think the producers have gone back to him.”
Mr Rye added that the famous ingredients of the film, such as Q and Moneypenny, had only featured once or twice in the books. Nor does he make a habit of ordering martinis or introducing himself.
“His announcing of himself had become a bit corny,” he added. “Casino Royale gets back to the spirit of the books, rather than all the silliness.”

The “shaken, not stirred” thing always seemed kind of fruity to me.  Would a cold-blooded secret agent really be finicky about his drink order?  If a guy ordered his drink “shaken not stirred” while I was bartending, my first thought wouldn’t be how cool he is, it would be to get away with stirring it with my dick when no one’s looking.  Excuse me, bartender?  Sorry, but this drink tastes like ass…

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