I got my pass to the sneak preview of Quantum of Solace today. I asked my dad if he wanted to come see it with me. He said yes, definitely. He took me to see my first James Bond movie, For Your Eyes Only (1981), shortly after I turned 11 — and we have seen most, if not all, of the James Bond films together since then. Once again, it floors me to think that the first film in the series, Dr. No (1962), came out when my dad was 16. I wonder how many movie franchises that began when I was a teenager will still be kicking around when I’m a grandfather. And I wonder if they’ll still be cranking out new James Bond movies when my eldest son, who is currently almost 2 years and 9 months old, turns 11.