In a study called ” License to swill: James Bond’s drinking over six decades“(Which could have been titled” License IV “in French), researchers at the University of Otago in New Zealand have analyzed James Bond’s alcohol consumption in all the films in the saga. It will not surprise anyone: 007 is an alcoholic.
The conclusions of the study are even very clear: “James Bond has a severe problem of chronic alcoholism.
He should seek the help of a professional and find other strategies to handle the stress of the job.
Indeed, over six decades, Bond has drunk in 109 scenes or 4.5 times per film. His blood alcohol peak has even been estimated at 0.36 g / dL in Quantum of Solace, a rate that is sufficient to kill someone, caused by the absorption of six Vesper Martinis.
Obviously, this is not supposed to help to make chases, play poker, fight or even sleep, but this does not really seem to stop it. Do not reproduce that at home.
But there is more. Another study five years ago analyzed the alcohol consumption of agent 007 in the books of those who drink (Matías Prats takes) the movies. Do you know what conclusion it reached? Effectively: to it:
James Bond’s level of alcohol consumption puts him at a high risk of contracting multiple alcohol-related illnesses and premature death. The level of functioning shown in the books is inconsistent with the physical, mental and, in fact, sexual functioning that is expected of someone who drinks so much alcohol. We recommend an immediate reference for further evaluation and treatment, a reduction in alcohol consumption to safe levels and we suspect that the famous slogan “agitated, not stirred” could be due to the alcohol-induced tremor affecting their hands.
Meagan Kozlovs is a reporter for Debate Report. She’s worked and interned at Global News Toronto and CHECX. Megan is based in Toronto and covers issues affecting her city. In addition to her severe milk shake addiction, she’s a Netflix enthusiast, a red wine drinker, and a voracious reader.