No man has ever made a martini sound -- and look -- as good as James Bond does with his classic drink order: "Shaken, not stirred." The effortlessly suave film version of Agent 007 first graced us with his sexy presence in 1962's Dr. No
, starring Sean Connery. And here we are, 50 years later and still swooning. The Webster University Film Series honors five decades of Britain's greatest spy with Bond-A-Thon: Celebrating 007
, which starts appropriately enough with Dr. No
at 7:30 p.m. tonight at the Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue, 314-968-7487 or www.webster.edu/filmseries
). In the first film, Bond travels to Jamaica to tangle with the villainous Dr. No (complete with a hi-tech evil lair and a thirst for world domination). And no Bond flick is complete without a gorgeous leading lady. The stunning Ursula Andress sets the bar high for all Bond girls to follow with the bikini-clad Honey Ryder, who emerges from the sea with a body and voice as sweet as her name (although the voice is dubbed, sad to say). Tickets for Dr. No
are $5 to $6.
Thu., Jan. 19, 2012