Thursday, May 24, 2007

Lenya Uber Alles! Sie Macht Eine Köstliche Number Drei

It's no secret that JunkThief loves Lotte Lenya and nice looking, sharp dressed men. How those two come together is From Russia to Love From Russia with Love. Now that the Bond franchise has been resurrected for the new Millennium thanks to Kate Moss' ex, a lot of the less familiar old Bond films are being reissued. Though generally well remembered, From Russia to Love From Russia wih Love has been a little hard to find or only available in eight to ten disc sets of all the films from the 1960s and 1970s. JunkThief likes most of the Bond franchise (except Roger Moore, but Timothy Dalton was a lot cuter than many folks gave him credit for), but it's not the first boxed set on JunkThief's list.

A new, beautifully restored version is a nice treat to have here at the JunkPlex.

As Number Three, Lenya is a deliciously butch omnivore, slapping around burly half naked Russians, and letting her finger explore a Soviet lass considering going into espianoge. As a Bond film, it's entertaining, but the screen only sizzles when Mrs. Kurt Weill is on the screen. Sure, her accent is more Vienna and Berlin than Moscow, but it's sure fun to see Pirate Jenny crack that whip once more.

Oh, and just to keep our traffic up, why not flash back to last summer's Casino Royale for a shameless republishing of the beach scene that made everyone forget whatever swimsuit it was that Ursula Andress wore all those years ago. Was there a Bond girl in this version of Casino
Royale? JunkThief can't remember.

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At 5:32 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Psst... it's From Russia With Love. With Love, you fool!

At 7:06 AM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

M-kay. Correction noted. Like Lenya, me English not too good. Though I kind of like the idea of making that journey from Russia to Love.

At 7:58 AM, Blogger Dave said...

Now that I think about it, I like your title better too. It kind of makes it sound like Russia is the opposite of love. Or at least really far away from it geographically.

At 8:28 AM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

You could be right, Dave. Never underestimate the creative prowess of the semi-literate. Gotta run. I'm off to a meeting of the Bay Area Grammatically Challenged Bloggers and Bankers Support and Networking Association (BAGCBBSNA) who’re hosting a big reception at the Mark Hopkins. Ta Ta!

At 9:09 AM, Blogger WAT said...

This Daniel Craig makes everyone drool.

At 9:17 AM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

Agreed, and I'm not even a blond chaser.

At 12:38 PM, Blogger marxsny said...

I'd let him slap me around for a while, and explore whatever he wanted to.

At 3:26 PM, Blogger Junk Thief said...

And I wouldn't mind if he pulled the pistol out of the swim trunks to make sure the world is a little more secure -- and has a smile on its face.


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