Recently, I blogged about my introduction to James Bond some fifty
years ago through the movie, "Goldfinger".
Today, I introduced my 7 year old grandson to 007.
"Goldfinger" was coming on one of the cable channels, and I thought
I would just let it play and see what happened.
Mason was riveted.
"Is he a good guy or a bad guy?" was the repeated question as if
on a playback loop upon the introduction of every new character.
When Oddjob demonstrated his skill with his flying hat, Mason blurted,
"That was very impressive!!!"...
But Bond's car sealed the deal. Rotating license plates, machine guns,
smoke generator and an EJECTOR SEAT!!!...
When Bond put it to good use on one of the bad guys, Mason shrieked
with delight. He wanted to know if I could have one installed in my car.
"Don't think I haven't thought of it, Mason..."
He didn't understand any of the sexy stuff. (At least I don't think he did..)
Tonight, as we tucked him in, I said, "Mason, I've had a great day with you.
We had fun at the pool, you made me laugh and I really enjoyed watching
the movie with you..."
He looked up at me with those big blue eyes and replied,
"I think it's so neat that I saw my first Bond movie..."
And there's somethin' in my eye....