On the day (Feb. 20) which it was reported that new James Bond Daniel Craig got his teeth knocked out for his art, and mere days after it was announced that Eva Green, familiar to those who saw Ridley Scott's Kingdom of Heaven and/or Bernardo Bertolucci's The Dreamers, will be the enticing Vesper Lynd in the upcoming 007 thriller Casino Royale, British newspaper The Guardian has published a brief but amusing Bond quiz that won't hold you over until the movie is released, but it might just inspire a rental or two to keep the flame burning. I scored 10 out of a possible 15, a respectable score, I suppose, and one that generated this comment from the wiseacre quizmaster:
"Although wounded, out of breath and slightly confused, you still managed to halt the bomb detonator with half a second to go, steal the secret code and cop off. However, a bit too close for comfort, 007? "
Try your luck and then register your score in the comments section. The first one to score a perfect 15 (we're on the honor system here, folks) will win the ultimate prize: the undying respect of his or her fellow contestants. (Sorry, but the Broccoli estate wouldn't part with Oddjob's bowler, otherwise I would have gladly handed that over to the winner.)
(Thanks to Anne Thompson at The Hollywood Reporter's Risky Biz blog for the link.)