Though Daniel Craig, Pierce Brosnan, Roger Moore and other great actors have played the iconic James Bond 007 role over the decades, the majority of Bond aficionados still consider the first, Sean Connery, to be the definitive James Bond. And of his seven Bond films, the first four—Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (’63), Goldfinger (’64), and Thunderball (’65)— are considered not only his best, but perhaps the best of the entire Bond series.
In advance of his webinar tomorrow night ("THE SEAN CONNERY BOND CANON Part 1: DR.NO & FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE” webinar via New York Adventure Club, Thursday, October 15 @ 7:00pm EST; tix: nyadventureclub.com), join Pop Culture Man Arlen Schumer tonight as he explores the first two Connery Bond films (with the other two covered in next week’s radio show), which are the beginnings of the modern action film genre, instituting and incorporating so many signs, symbols and scenarios of that most unique decade of the 20th Century, the 1960s.
Arlen’s call-in guest on tonight’s show:
STEVEN JAY RUBIN: “The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia” paperback edition available 11/17/20 at amazon.com