I have been fortunate to do the two things I wanted most in life. First, when I was child, my grandparents returned from living Taiwan, where my grandfather worked on land reform. They lived nearby and their stories about Chinese and Chinese ways and visits by their Chinese friends left me with a firm conviction that I would spend my life in Asia. Then, when I was twelve I saw Dr. No and knew that I wanted to be James Bond.
Asia more than met my expectations. Being a CIA spy was a little less glamorous than the movies, but still pretty great.
Now, I learned today from the Shanghiist that the new Bond movie, Skyfall is being filmed, in part in Shanghai. My worlds come together. Here’s a behind the scenes clip:
FYI Skyfall is also shot in Istanbul. Another of my favorite cities.