Monday, November 24, 2008

James Bond brought to you by Ford Motor Company

I recently went to see the new James Bond movie (which I enjoyed quite a bit), but when I was watching it I noticed that all the cars were Fords (Aston Martin, Land Rover, Jaguar, and even a stray Ford thrown in for good measure), what I also noticed is that none of these cars were what you'd see James Bond driving (the Aston Martin was left-hand drive and who would have thought that James would drive a Ford Focus?), none of these cars were what you'd see on the street either, the two Fords I saw were either hybrid or hydrogen (I did see a hydrogen BMW in DC one day, but it was a demo car, well I've also seen an Aston Martin in DC, and Land Rover's and Jaguar's seem to be the yuppie's dream car).

From what I now know, it seems that both good guys and bad guys drive a Ford. It makes me happy that I don't drive a Ford, since it's sometimes hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys. I'm sure there were other product placements in the film, but I tend to notice cars more than watches, drinks, clothes, perfumes, etc... They didn't have any really cool tech gadgets, well a touch screen wall that was cool, I know Microsoft and Apple are working on computers like that.

7 comments:

Amanda/Leopard said...

haha... I drive a Ford. I've always technically driven a Ford (Mercury Tracer), but now I actually drive a Ford. Nothing really spiffy but it does the trick.

I'm one of the good guys, but when I drive, the line blurs a little bit. Is that a side effect of driving a Ford, or just a part of my personality? Hmmm.

Philip said...

Maybe you could be the new Bond girl ;). FYI your new car is much more Bondish than the station wagon, maybe you should call it something Bondish, such as "Q" :).

Amanda/Leopard said...

If I were to be the next Bond girl, I wouldn't want a Ford. I'd want a BMW, or something on that level. Big engine, fast acceleration, fun, easy to get in trouble with. Like that.

I think I'll end up calling my car Barry. Though I usually don't call things by the names I give them. I start out with good intentions, but then it just becomes "my car."

Philip said...

Can you go from a Ford to a BMW? You might want to consider getting a VW first and work your way up :).

Barry's a good name for a car, I call mine Charlie (it's a chick ;)).

Amanda/Leopard said...

In a Bond world, anything is possible...?

Actually, I'd probably go for an Audi first. And that's if I had the option of being able to afford an imported car. I got to visit the Audi museum in Ingolstadt while I was over in Germany. It was pretty cool.

Philip said...

Audi's a good car, you'll get one some day :). Though you did pick a career where you don't get paid.... Well marry well ;).

Amanda/Leopard said...

It is my intention to become independently wealthy. I'm not sure how I'll achieve that yet because it'll require something outside of my career, but I'll figure it out. Eventually.