I’ve never been in a class with a theme, but I’ve never bee in an online class either so I guess it comes with the territory. With the last name of Bond, I’m surprised Professor Bond hasn’t already used this theme before and channeled his inner James.
I’m not a huge secret agent movie fan. Action movies have too many car chances and explosions for me. My favorite, however, is a relatively new secret agent movie, Kingsman: The Secret Service. Starring Taron Edgerton, Colin Firth, and Samuel L. Jackson, it’s a great cast with a unique take on the idea of secret agents. The filming is much easier to follow than traditional action films.
If that movie could get me interested in action spy movies, than I can get behind the theme for the class. In high school, I worked on our yearbook, which of course had a new theme every year. We practiced ways to incorporate the theme into the pages of the book, so I understand the practice of incorporating a theme and am looking forward to the creative freedom that will come with it.
I like using cliches just for the sake of using cliches. I find a humorous irony to using them on purpose, and I feel like there are many cliches derived from spy movies. When I think of spy movies, I think also of a lot of creative visuals that are associated with it, such as explosions, color themes (red and black), sunglasses and suits, all that jazz.
With a picture of it in my head, I can see how this theme can be pulled into my online presence. Whether or not I successfully implement those ideas is a completely different discussion. For that, we’ll just have to wait and see.