Sunday, January 21, 2007

Deadlier than the Male

Jaime Weinman has some dandy clips from Deadlier than the Male, a James Bond wannabe from the late '60s. Check 'em out here.

5 comments:

  1. I had missed this one altogether, but (thanks to the much-missed-by-me CBS LATE MOVIE, which also offered up my first viewing of PRIME CUT some thirty years ago) I was aware of an insane late '70s teenage female Bond, Gidget Bond if you will, in LOVELY BUT DEADLY (the opening theme song concluded with the lines "Lovely but deadly/That's what you are!" sung in that manner I think of as Vegas Smug). And, thanks to MST3K, with Neil Connery's turn as 007's brother. Despite a pomo photographer's JANE BOND project mentioned in AMERICAN PHOTO a while back, I'm not sure anyone's bothered much with the distaff insatiable superspy; the best, closest example I can think of is the mommy-track spy in THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT, and that very late in the 1990s (an underappreciated film, I maintain). I mean, Honey West was a detective (of sorts) and the Girl from UNCLE, definitely not the Woman from UNCLE, seems from what little I've seen to might as well've been the Girl Scout from UNCLE...

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  2. Gidget Bond? Now that's practically irresistible all by itself.

    I'm a big fan of Geena Davis, and I love The Long Kiss Goodnight. But then I even like Cutthroat Island.

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  3. Ah, it seems my memory was somewhat hazy...she's more like Gidget with a Death Wish, only she's more than a match for the drug dealers at her high school. I imagine this might've nudged along the thinking of Joss Whedon...certainly, I see a goofy, ruthless ancestor of Buffy Summers and Veronica Mars here. Wonder whatever happened to Lucinda Dooling.

    I, too, am a reasonably loyal fan of Geena Davis, though I would much prefer watching her qualify for the Olympic archery team than watch, say, COMMANDER IN CHIEF (or even CUTTHROAT ISLAND). The *koff* auteur of CIC would be another of my highschoolmates...who's had a career that also includes similarly goofily preachy films and television.

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  4. Ah, it seems my memory was somewhat hazy...she's more like Gidget with a Death Wish, only she's more than a match for the drug dealers at her high school. I imagine this might've nudged along the thinking of Joss Whedon...certainly, I see a goofy, ruthless ancestor of Buffy Summers and Veronica Mars here. Wonder whatever happened to Lucinda Dooling.

    I, too, am a reasonably loyal fan of Geena Davis, though I would much prefer watching her qualify for the Olympic archery team than watch, say, COMMANDER IN CHIEF (or even CUTTHROAT ISLAND). The *koff* auteur of CIC would be another of my highschoolmates...who's had a career that also includes similarly goofily preachy films and television.

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  5. I confess to skipping Commander in Chief. Even Geena's charms weren't enough to tempt me.

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