Roger Moore as James Bond, British government agent
India, Spring 1983
Release Date: June 6, 1983
Director: John Glen
Costume Designer: Emma Porteous
WARNING! Spoilers ahead!
Born 93 years ago today on October 14, 1927, the great Sir Roger Moore continues to hold the record for the number of films in which he starred as James Bond, playing agent 007 a total of 00-7 times. (Sean Connery also played Bond seven times, though 1983’s Never Say Never Again is considered “unofficial” as it wasn’t made by EON Productions.) In anticipation of Daniel Craig’s final 007 movie No Time to Die—its release yet again delayed for another six months—let’s explore an exciting climactic scene from Sir Roger’s penultimate film as James Bond. Continue reading
Matt Damon as Jason Bourne, ex-CIA assassin on the run
India to Italy, Winter 2004
Film: The Bourne Supremacy
Release Date: July 23, 2004
Director: Paul Greengrass
Costume Designer: Dinah Collin
A year and a half after besting police forces and government agencies in Switzerland and France, Jason Bourne decides to return to Europe to wreak more havoc. Okay it’s not necessarily all his choice, but he returns all the same.
We first catch up with Bourne in India, where he is running on a Goa beach during what we can assume is a daily morning routine. At the end of the sequence, following a high speed chase, a shooting, a car crash, and a quick escape via land and sea, Bourne arrives at the Italian harbor of Naples.
Sartorially speaking, it is interesting to see how Bourne adapts the same clothing he wore while working out in Goa (a very hot environment) to arriving in an Italian sea port in the middle of winter (a very cold environment). Continue reading