The Spy Who Loved Me.

I recall but can’t locate the quote, something to the effect that we live our lives endlessly striving to realize the first few big ideas that capture our imaginations. In the summer of 1977 I watched the James Bond movie The Spy Who Loved Me  for the first time in a suburban Australian cinema. The opening scene, with its’ cliched sexuality, devil may care bravado, and death defying stunts (climaxing with Rick Sylvester’s ski base-jump off Mt Asgard) , exemplified all that an impressionable 9 year old boy could aspire to. I didn’t live anywhere near the mountains, and didn’t know anyone who skied, but the seed of curiosity and ambition was sown.

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2 responses to “The Spy Who Loved Me.

  1. That’s amazing, Stewart. And very true. When we are young and at our most impressionable we’re not shackled by reason or “logic” and nothing seems impossible. What takes courage – and is most important – is to hold on to those ideas and ambitions as we get older and encounter the pressures and/or problems of adulthood. 🙂

  2. Pete

    Nice Stew, the seed of curiosity prevails; where can one get a ski suit like that these days? Watching the skiiing footage I can’t imagine a retro movement embracing skiing any time soon, using old equipment, which seems to be the enduring fashion in surfing, particularly up here in the Bay. Nice four foot offshore with east swell last few days and all next week. Come on over some time. House now half finished. Completion aprox. next xmas.

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