Joshua Gizelt (swashbuckler332) wrote,
Joshua Gizelt

First day of classes...

Returning to school after having been away for so long is a very inspirational thing, actually. It was like I had never left. This looks like it will be a fun experience.

I then had a long talk with Ryan about the screenplay we're working on. I hope that I can find a job soon, as I am excited about the prospect of visiting him in Boston and checking out some of the campuses that he went to.

Immediately afterwards, I felt like watching a movie. Not just any movie. I felt like watching a Bond movie. I ended up really grooving on The Living Daylights, Timothy Dalton's first of two outings as James Bond, and the clearest realization of John Glen's intention to return Bond to his Fleming origins. It was also the last Bond film to be scored by John Barry. Frankly, when the Bond series lost Barry they lost much of their identity. Every moment of this score is engaging (which makes the CD a lot of fun to listen to). My review of the score can be found here.

I was inspired by this viewing to consider writing an essay about how Bond has evolved over the years. Few, if any, film series have been so long-running, and have had so much to show about the societies that have produced them.
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