Die Another Day (2002) (part 4 of 7)

Bond enters Graves’ fencing club and addresses a woman named Verity. She turns around and, to my horror, she’s played by Madonna in a completely gratuitous cameo. They do some mediocre fencing moves, after which Bond says, “I’ve been known to keep my tip up.” Previous double entendres in the series actually had some wit to them; the ones in this film sound like they were written by Beavis and Butthead.

Verity asks Bond to tie up her corset as I make a call to my therapist, and she introduces her protégé Miranda Frost to him, much like Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only. Since that film was the only other time the person who sang the theme song appeared on camera, I find it hard to believe it’s a coincidence.

Die Another Day (2002) (part 4 of 7)

“After this, do you want me to tighten up your face, too?”

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Ryan Lohner

Ryan lives in Sparta, New Jersey, a quaint little burg without much for kids to do except go to the movies. Thus began a lifelong love affair, as even back then he grew to love examining why a film worked, or didn't. He is a member of the Sigma Tau Delta English Honor Society, and currently studying for a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. His hobbies include running, piano, and annoying people with that damn lowercase forum user name.

Multi-Part Article: Die Another Day (2002)

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