Friday 6 February 2009

From Russia With Love

I am a big fan of both the novel (a favourite of Kennedy) and movie, but let's not forget that the theme song, which Matt Monro sang, is a classic in itself, deliciously old-fashioned. From Russia With Love is a sort of Valentine's Day movie for me, as my wife has a bit of Russian blood and since I can't take romantic movies, I might as well watch a James Bond. Valentine's Day is coming soon, so I might as well put it here. I know, I know, this blog can get very James Bond-related, but pay attention to the lyrics. This is modern poetry (I say this often, I know). And one has to appreciate the title and its powerful resonance, even years after the end of the Cold War.

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