Then last week, without really thinking about my selection too much I pulled Live & Let Die off the shelf and threw that into the DVD player. - Another debut movie, Roger Moore this time.
But a couple of days later, as I walked past the bookcase where my collection of Bond books is housed I realized something else about my recent movie selection, they were the first two Bond novels.
Each year I go through a period when I will sit down and re-watch all the Bond movies, and I usually do it in the order they were made and released, if I'm feeling like being a purest sometimes I start with the Barry Nelson, CBS TV play of Casino Royale, other times I'll start with Doctor No, but I always go in movie order.
But after realizing the significance of the order of following Casino Royale with Live & Let Die, I'm wondering should I do something different this year, and organize my annual Bond re-watch in story order - watch the movies based on the date order that the original novels and short stories were published?
The problem is that means I have to watch Moonraker next..... Gulp!