Bond Night

Bond Night

You’ve always wanted to watch the Bond films, so do it in style with Bond Night–a step-by-step guide to watching and analyzing these movies with a little fun and a little flair.

Bond Night is a tradition started between Michael O’Connor, a bonafide Bondian, and friends whose exposure to the James Bond film franchise was limited. One film a month is paired with a region-appropriate cuisine and cocktail and spirited discourse about each film’s merits and shortcomings. The goal of this column is to translate that experience here, walking newbies and Bond-experts alike through fifty years of the British super-spy’s cinematic history (from Dr. No through today) and declassifying all the secret intel necessary for you to host your own Bond Night with friends and family.


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Bond Night: The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

Bond Night says Phuket as it duels The Man with the Golden Gun and Thais one on with Count Dooku's third nipple, the return of J.W. Pepper, and the greatest car stunt in film history.
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Bond Night Intermission: Ugly Americans in James Bond Films

Bond Night takes a break to showcase Americans in James Bond films and how the franchise satirizes the States.
Live and Let Die

Bond Night: Live and Let Die (1973)

Bond Night yells Live and Let Die to kick off the Roger Moore era with voodoo cults, hungry crocodiles, rubber snakes and racist sheriff J.W. Pepper!

Bond Night: Diamonds Are Forever (1971)

Bond Night gambles with Diamonds Are Forever and ends up rich with memories of Jimmy Dean the Sausage Guy, Blofeld in drag, and a faked moon landing!
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Bond Night: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Strap on your skis as we slalom into On Her Majesty's Secret Service with a bellyful of Swiss cuisine and one too many Black Velvets.
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Bond Night Intermission: License to Game

Michael O'Connor takes a break from covering the individual 007 films to talk James Bond games!
You Only Live Twice

Bond Night: You Only Live Twice

Bond Night returns from the depths to explore You Only Live Twice's volcano base, Connery's yellow face, death by tray table, and the proper temperature of saké!

Bond Night: Thunderball

Dive into Thunderball with us as we explore behind-the-scenes drama, jetpacks, soporific underwater scenes and James Bond's first and finest femme fatale!
Goldfinger

Bond Night: Goldfinger

The gold standard for Bond films kicks off your 007-themed screening party in style with a golden girl, a weaponized bowler hat, a giant laser and the most daring bank robbery of all time.
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Bond Night: From Russia With Love

Michael O’Connor exposes gypsy catfights, poison-tipped shoes, and the perfect From Russia With Love screening party as it gets declassified this month!

Bond Night #1: Dr. No

In the first installment of Bond Night, Michael O'Connor tackles Sean Connery's inaugural turn as 007 in Dr. No.