Words by DJ Gravy
Even way back in the early sixties, it was obvious the Caribbean would be an amazing location for a visually stimulating film. Such was the case in James Bond’s investigation of a missing colleague in Jamaica, that leads him to the island of the mysterious Dr. No and a scheme to end the US space program.
Maybe the British agent was lookin’ out for the U.S. because Bond’s name was borrowed by writer Ian Fleming from famed ornithologist James Bond. Son of the Pennsylvania-based Bond family, Bond allowed Fleming the use of their estate in Jamaica (now owned by Chris Blackwell and known as Golden Eye Resort) to write these wild tales of spies, espionage and adventure, very loosely based off his own experience in intelligence agencies.
Nothing really specified why these are my top 10, some are corny, but all have great scenery and elements of Caribbean music, art and people. And for the record Cool Runnings was NOT filmed in the Caribbean!