Evolution of Cultural Icons

So last night I went to go see the new James Bond film, Spectre. While I felt that the movie as a whole was a great addition to the series, what really hit me was just the familiarity everyone has with the character of James Bond. I never was interested in seeing his movies until the last movie, Skyfall, came out in 2012. However, many people have been avid fans of the character since Sean Connery started making appearances as him back in the 1960’s. In fact, there have been six different actors to portray Bond within six decades. With the relevance of this character, his portrayals have maintained the same “smooth” personality, with the main change being the time he is set in during his escapades. This presence throughout time has made the character of James Bond familiar to generations of people,  likes the characters of Micky Mouse or Batman. And who doesn’t know where “shaken, not stirred” came from?

http://variety.com/2015/film/box-office/spectre-peanuts-box-office-friday-1201635795/

http://ftw.usatoday.com/2015/11/this-is-what-james-bond-looks-like-when-you-combine-every-actor-to-ever-play-him

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