Happy 50th Anniversary Goldfinger!

Fifty years ago today, the third James Bond film – Goldfinger – was released to the world. It was a smash hit, and while recognized¬†by many as the “best” Bond film… it actually made less money than the follow-up Thunderball made a year later. I’ve written about Goldfinger before – here’s my critical appraisal – and so I won’t add too many words on top of that, except to say that I can’t believe it’s been half a century since it came out. Wow.

Here’s the title sequence, and the amazing Shirley Bassey belting out that classic theme song:

 

And here’s a great documentary on the making of the film:

 

My contributions to the awesome #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly hashtag

Twitter exploded with lots of witty tweets using the #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly this weekend and I had to join in. Here’s my favorite: Young man seduced by religious radicals into committing act of terrorism; thousands killed. #ExplainAFilmPlotBadly pic.twitter.com/59UwVC8PTc — Star Wars Reactions…

UX, nude selfies, and the cloud

If you were paying attention to pop culture news this past weekend you’ll have seen that a whole lot of photos of female celebrities, in various levels of undress, leaked onto the Internet. The photos, illegally taken from the iCloud…

Taking a break for a while…

I’m moving into a busy time of year, both personally and professionally… and this means I need to focus on my priorities. This blog has shifted to one of the less important things in my life, for good or ill……