A 50th anniversary is a milestone. Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of the Beatles first single, “Love Me Do.” It was also the 50th anniversary of the release of Dr. No, the first film in the James Bond series. The first cinematic Beatles/Bond “crossover” came in the form of this quote from the movie Goldfinger:
My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done, such as drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs! – James Bond (Sean Connery)
Bond’s opinion of the Fab Four may or may not have changed in subsequent films, but that didn’t stop Sir Paul McCartney from recording the theme to Live and Let Die some years later. 007’s tastes have always leaned more toward martinis (shaken, not stirred) than beer, and I think he would approve of the theme song to his latest film.
Adele – “Skyfall”