Shouldn’t they know what the capitalist exploiters and their lackeys wear?
It is the most famous self-introduction from any character in movie history. Three cool monosyllables, surname first, a little curtly, as befits a former naval commander. And then, as if in afterthought, the first name, followed by the surname again – for all the world as if we needed it narrowed down, and wouldn’t recognise one of the world’s most famous fictional brands. Sean Connery carried it off with icily disdainful style, perhaps at the baccarat table, in full evening dress with a cigarette hanging from his lips.
Evening dress – certainly back then even if matters are a little more louche these days – means white tie, not the black tie we see Bond in.
And definitely not that abhorrence that we sometimes see Americans in – black tie with wing collar. Gaaah!