Breaking Bond

Breaking Bond

We're diving head-first into the 007 cinematic universe(s) on a mission to watch every James Bond film ever made! With no first-hand knowledge of the books and little experience with the films, we're excited to finally flesh out the missing context surrounding this pop culture icon!

Episodes

December 17, 2020 87 min
On THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about Octopussy (1983)
Starring:
Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond
Maud Adams as Octopussy
Louis Jourdan as Kamal Khan
Kristina Wayborn as Magda
Kabir Bedi as Gobinda
David Meyer and Anthony Meyer as Mischka and Grischka
Steven Berkoff as General Orlov
Directed by John Glenn

As always, we're getting into the plot, the pitfalls, the triumphs, the trivia, and your feedback!
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In THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be laughing a ton while trying to remember For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Starring:
Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond
Carole Bouquet as Melina Havelock
Topol as Milos Columbo
Lynn-Holly Johnson as bibi Dahl
Julian Glover as Aristotle Kristatos
Directed by John Glenn
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August 29, 2020 57 min
In THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Starring:
Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond
Lois Chiles as Holly Goodhead
Michael Lonsdale as Hugo Drax
Richard Kiel as Jaws
Directed by Lewis Gilbert

We discuss the plot, quotes, trivia, and add this film to the rankings!
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August 18, 2020 84 min
We're talking The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) -- or as one of our listeners called it, The Spy Who Killed My Boyfriend and Who I Let Bang Me Because Reasons! Haha

We're getting into the plot, our favorite quotes and some trivia as well as listener feedback! We had a fun time!
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August 3, 2020 91 min
In THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
Starring:
Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond
Christopher Lee as Francisco Scaramanga
Britt Ekland as Mary Goodnight
Maud Adams as Andrea Anders
Hervé Villechaize as Nick Nack: Scaramanga's dwarf manservant and accomplice
Clifton James as Sheriff J.W. Pepper
Directed by Guy Hamilton

We have favorite quotes (and some least favorites), trivia, and...
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July 18, 2020 107 min
In THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about Live and Let Die (1973)
Starring:
Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond
Yaphet Kotto as Dr. Kananga/"Mr. Big"
Jane Seymour as Solitaire
Julius Harris as Tee Hee Johnson (pincer for a hand)
David Hedison as Felix Leiter
Gloria Hendry as Rosie Carver
Geoffrey Holder as Baron Samedi (Kananga's henchman who has ties to the Voodoo occult.)
Roy Stewart as Quarrel Jr
Earl Jolly Brow...
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July 1, 2020 93 min
In this episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Starring:
•Sean Connery as James Bond
•Jill St. John as Tiffany Case
•Charles Gray as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
•Jimmy Dean as Willard Whyte
•Bruce Glover and Putter Smith as Mr. Wint and Mr. Kidd

We're getting into plot, behind-the-scenes romances/dramas, favorite quotes, trivia, and more!
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It's time for our review On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
Starring:
George Lazenby as James Bond
Diana Rigg as Countess Tracy di Vicenzo,
Telly Savalas as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Gabriele Ferzetti as Marc-Ange Draco
Ilse Steppat as Irma Bunt
Directed by Peter R. Hunt
Screenplay by Richard Maibaum

We discuss plot, actors, our updated Bond movie ranking, favorite quotes, trivia, and listener feedback!
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June 15, 2020 103 min
So is film racist or is it one of the first accurate and positive representations of Japenese culture in popular film? Is it both? We're welcoming our guest, Japanese culture expert and 5-year Japan resident Christianna Traynor to discuss these topics and more! We're getting into the plot, the quotes (both favorite and most horrendous), talking our favorites scenes, and of course, some good old-fashioned trivia!
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May 27, 2020 93 min
In THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about 1967’s Casino Royale
Starring:
David Niven as Sir James Bond
Peter Sellers – Evelyn Tremble
Ursula Andress – Vesper Lynd
Orson Welles – La Chiffre
And Woody Allen – Jimmy Bond (Dr. Noah)
Directed by Val Guest, Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish, and Richard Talmadge

What a strange, terrible film. Nevertheless, there were things we liked, quotes we favorited, and...
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May 19, 2020 92 min
In THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about 1965’s Thunderball
Starring:
Sean Connery as James Bond
Claudine Auger - Domino
Adolfo Celi – Emilio Largo
Luciana Paluzzi – Fiona Volpe
Directed by Terence Young

71% of the Earth is covered in ocean, but that doesn't mean that the same should be said of a film. And I don't know who came up with this idea, but speeding up the above-water action sequences doesn't make up ...
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May 12, 2020 109 min
In THIS episode of Breaking Bond, we’ll be talking about 1964’s Goldfinger
Starring:
Sean Connery as James Bond
Honor Blackman – Pussy Galore
Gert Frobe – Auric Goldfinger
Harold Sakata - Oddjob
Cec Linder – Felix Leiter
Directed by Guy Hamilton

The action, gadgets, and sex are all amped up for Goldfinger, but so too are the sound effects, cringe jokes, and sexism! We're talking 007 as he battles Auric Goldfinger and the oddball Oddjob...
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A mini-episode about Roger Moore as James Bond in a 1964 variety sketch on the short-lived series Mainly Millicent!

Watch the sketch here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dYkTwXAyOBU

Breaking Bond #05
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May 5, 2020 119 min
We’re talking 1963’s From Russia with Love
Starring:
Sean Connery
Daniela Bianchi
Pedro Armendáriz
Lotte Lenya
Robert Shaw
Directed by Terence Young


007 is to procure a Lektor cryptography device from the Soviet consulate in Istanbul with the help of the comely young cipher clerk who claims to be defecting to the Brits! Of course, this is all a devious design of SPECTRE's most devilish delinquents!

Breaking Bond #04 - From Russia With...
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April 28, 2020 107 min
We’re talking 1962's Dr. No! We get into the plot, talk about whether this is a good introduction to the world of James Bond, what we thought of the actors, music, favorite quotes, trivia, and more!
Starring:
Sean Connery as James Bond
Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder
Joseph Wiseman as Dr. Julius No
John Kitzmiller as Quarrel
Jack Lord as Felix Leiter
Directed by Terence Young

007 must investigate the mysterious deaths of the Jamaican MI6...
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April 21, 2020 55 min
We’re talking about The 1954 live adaptation of Casino Royale from the American television series CLIMAX! We get into the plot, talk about whether this is a good introduction to the world of James Bond, what we thought of the actors, music, favorite quotes, trivia, and more!
Starring:
Barry Nelson as James Bond
Peter Lorre as Le Chiffre
Linda Christian as Valerie Mathis
Directed by William H. Brown, Jr.

American CIA Agent James Bond surv...
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David and Bethany are a married geek couple with little-to-no history with the James Bond franchise! They'll be deep-diving into Ian Fleming's famous, influential universe and discussing their thoughts with you!

In this episode, we discuss our first exposure to the character, what (if any) experience we have with the property, what we already know about it, and whether we've ever been interested in the franchise or spy t...
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