My dad — a Bond movie fan and avid Ian Fleming reader — made 007 movies like Goldfinger our reward for the tough chores. After hours of housework, I’d see Sean Connery on The ABC Sunday Night Movie, edited for TV broadcast.
This Father’s Day, I gave Dad a trio of James Bond gifts.
- Carte Blanche: The New James Bond Novel in hardcover.
Jeffery Deaver has rebooted Bond. Deaver updates 007 to an Afghanistan/Iraq veteran and a former smoker, while retaining Bond’s classic smooth spy persona.
- Volume 1 of the Sean Connery 007 Collection on DVD.
For my dad, Sean Connery is Bond, James Bond. Volume 1 features Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Diamonds Are Forever.
- Volume 2 of the Sean Connery 007 Collection on DVD.
Volume 2 continues the iconic Bondfest: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, and Goldfinger.