I was just listening to an NPR news story: Britain's MI5 Warns of 30 Possible Terrorist Attacks. The associations of Britain, MI5, and Bond came to mind and some thoughts crossed it, could this be a pump for the movie release next week? could you safely do something like blow up a building to create an impactful media event for something like a movie release? My thoughts were just mental meanderings, not serious proposals.
What's interesting is that citicisisms by some of MI5's disclosure about possible attacks were framed as an attempt by the organization to increase it's budgets. It has, like it or not, become second nature for us to look instantly for other angles whenever we are presented with a story and it has become accepted that framing and manipulation to gain competitive advantage are part of life.
It's getting tougher and tougher for people in industries that create awareness and arrest attention to get the job done. Everyone is in on the act and some of them are using more powerful tools.
Speaking of Bond...
The new film, Casino Royale, featuring Daniel Craig opens this week!!! (All you Clive Owen fans can bite it. He's a wuss) Layer Cake, although not a great movie, but good, sold me on Daniel Craig.
I've really dig the Chris Cornell title track "You Know My Name". Here is a link to an NPR story on the Bond movie tilte tracks.