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James Bond  
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Ian Fleming's image of James Bond; commissioned to aid the Daily Express comic strip artists.
Author Ian Fleming
Country United Kingdom
Language English
Subject(s) Spy fiction
Genre(s) Action/Suspense
Publisher Jonathan Cape
Publication date 1953–present
.James Bond 007 is a fictional character created in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming, who featured him in twelve novels and two short story collections.^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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^ In some ways, the James Bond from the pages of Ian Fleming's novels is very different.
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^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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[1] The character has also been used in the longest running and most financially successful English-language film franchise to date, starting in 1962 with Dr. No.[2][3][4]
.After Fleming's death in 1964, subsequent James Bond novels were written by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, Raymond Benson and Sebastian Faulks.^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ This novel, the first of James Bond by Ian Fleming, captures the essence of Bond.
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^ It's a pretty good James Bond novel...
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.Moreover, Christopher Wood novelised two screenplays, Charlie Higson wrote a series on a young James Bond while other writers have authored unofficial versions of the character.^ If anyone remembers the start of the series and the novels, Bond was a lonely enigmatic character.
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^ (Many writers list Solange (Caroline Murino) as a bed partner, but it is clear that Bond leaves her before things get serious.

^ None of the glamour or humor normally associated with James Bond, I hold the writers responsible.
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[5]
.There have been 22 films in the EON Productions series to date, the most recent of which, Quantum of Solace, was released on 31 October 2008 (UK).^ Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008) .

^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
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^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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[6][7] In addition there has been an American television adaptation and two independent feature productions. Apart from movies and television, James Bond has also been adapted for many other media, including radio plays, comic strips and video games.
.The EON Productions films are generally termed as "official" films originating with the purchase of the James Bond film rights by producer Harry Saltzman in the late 1950s.^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
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^ This is a Bond film after all right??
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^ November 17th, 2008 12:54 pm ET Frankly I was disappointed in both the film, and the "new" James Bond.
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[8]

Contents

Creation and inspiration

Sidney Reilly, The Ace of Spies'
.Commander Sir James Bond, (KCMG, RNVR) is an officer of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS; commonly known as MI6).^ Fleming had unleashed a torrent of anxiety about his personal transition from playboy to husband, instilling in secret agent James Bond a near pathological fear of women: .

^ James Bond has intelligence, style, wit, elegance, and hard nosed action, but the action is only to "close the deal" and use his license to kill, not to occupy the whole movie.
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^ Titan is also collecting the lesser known James Bond strip.
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.He was created in January 1952 by British journalist Ian Fleming while on holiday at his Jamaican estate, Goldeneye.^ The exhibits have been loaned to the museum by the Ian Fleming Foundation, named after Bond's creator.
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^ On 15 January 1952, at “Goldeneye” on the island of Jamaica, Ian Lancaster Fleming, Old Etonian and former agent of Naval Intelligence, began work on a novel.

^ This is the REAL Bond, the one Ian Fleming created.
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.The hero, James Bond, was named after an American ornithologist, a Caribbean bird expert and author of the definitive field guide book Birds of the West Indies. Fleming, a keen birdwatcher, had a copy of Bond's field guide at Goldeneye.^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ Mr Bond, my name is Fields.

.Of the name, Fleming once said in a Reader's Digest interview, "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, 'James Bond' was much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers.'^ I like how James Bond is more believable now.
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^ More like a action film rather than a good bond film.
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^ Bond doesn't feel much like Bond.
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Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure — an anonymous, blunt instrument wielded by a government department."[9]
.Nevertheless, news sources[10] speculated about real spies or other covert agents after whom James Bond might have been modeled or named, such as Sidney Reilly or William Stephenson, best-known by his wartime intelligence codename of Intrepid.^ The best James bond book!
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^ Meet Bond, James Bond, British covert agent with a "00" designation.
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^ "The names Bond, James Bond, pilgrim.
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.Although they are similar to Bond, Fleming confirmed none as the source figure, nor did Ian Fleming Publications nor any of Fleming's biographers, such as John Pearson or Andrew Lycett.^ The exhibits have been loaned to the museum by the Ian Fleming Foundation, named after Bond's creator.
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^ CASINO ROYALE, Ian Fleming's first novel, was completed in 1953, and so this year marks nearly fifty years of James Bond.
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^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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James Bond's parents are Andrew Bond, a Scotsman, and Monique Delacroix, from Canton de Vaud, Switzerland. .Their nationalities were established in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. Fleming emphasised Bond's Scottish heritage in admiration of Sean Connery's cinematic portrayal, whereas Bond's mother is named after a Swiss fiancée of Fleming's.^ Connery was a Scottish male model and “to pretty” to be Bond according to Fleming.
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^ Fleming had unleashed a torrent of anxiety about his personal transition from playboy to husband, instilling in secret agent James Bond a near pathological fear of women: .

^ The exhibits have been loaned to the museum by the Ian Fleming Foundation, named after Bond's creator.
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.A planned, but unwritten, novel would have portrayed Bond's mother as a Scot.^ Probably what a terrific introduction this short novel is to the world of Bond, and how many elements are already in place that Fleming would return to in the other 13 Bond books.
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^ I would recommend if you start reading Ian Flemming Novels start with Casino Royale to see why Bond acts the way he does.
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^ After seeing the movie (which has almost nothing to do with this novel), I was curious to see how Fleming originally portrayed James Bond.
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.Ian Fleming was a member of a prominent Scottish banking family.^ Fleming was born (in 1908) into a rich and famous Scottish banking family.
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[11] .Although John Pearson's fictional biography of Bond gives him a birth date on 11 November (Armistice Day) 1920, the books themselves are inconsistent on the matter.^ November 17th, 2008 11:45 am ET I personally prefer the darker, colder Bond (a la Daniel Craig).
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^ November 17th, 2008 11:39 am ET I read all the critiques and I am a little sad how people can't understand that Bond movies don't have to be all the same!
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^ November 17th, 2008 11:51 am ET Best Bond film (coupled with Casino Royale) since Thunderball.
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.In Casino Royale, he is said to have bought a car in 1933 and to have been an experienced gambler before the Second World War.^ And "Casino Royale" is a perfect introduction to that world.
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^ I agree with the guy above who said that its problem is that came after Casino Royale, which is one of the best action adventure movies of the last decade.
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^ Casino Royale was written in 1953 and is the first appearance of the Bond character, nine years before the first movie, Dr. No.
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.Two books later, in Moonraker, he is said to be in his middle thirties; the setting of this book can be no later than 1954 as it refers to the South Goodwin Lightship, which was lost in that year.^ You can obviously tell Fleming hasn't got his rythem yet but in later books like Moonraker, the best, he got better and you were at the edge of your seat.
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^ Other than those two complaints, this is an excellent book, surely it can be called a classic.
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^ Two years later, in 1794, the Goose Creek Monthly Meeting was established as an offshoot of South River, and it is in the records of that Meeting that reference to Allen and Sarah were subsequently found.

.There is a further reference to Bond's age in You Only Live Twice, when Tanaka tells him he was born in the Year of the Rat (1924/25 or 1912/13).The books were written over a twelve-year period during which Bond's age, when mentioned, thus varies, but is usually around forty.^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ Best Song: Live & let die/you only live twice.
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^ You Only Live Twice (1964) .

.In the novel On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bond's family motto is found to be Orbis non sufficit ("The world is not enough").^ Besides, you'd have to ignore On Majesty's Secret Service.
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^ Tracy ( On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ) Tracy is independent, intelligent, scarred by a bad marriage and possibly a touch neurotic.

^ Benjamin Bond and his family were Quakers, and the below letter, written by Benjamin, was found in the minutes of the Chester Monthly Meeting of Friends in Pennsylvania.

.The novel also states that the family that used this motto may not necessarily be the same Bond family from which James Bond came.^ The same is true with James Bond.
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^ It's a pretty good James Bond novel...
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^ James Bond has intelligence, style, wit, elegance, and hard nosed action, but the action is only to "close the deal" and use his license to kill, not to occupy the whole movie.
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[12]
Hoagy Carmichael—another James Bond model.
.After completing the manuscript for Casino Royale, Fleming allowed his friend, later his editor, poet William Plomer to read it.^ Casino Royale is a quick fun read.
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^ Casino Royale: a good read .
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^ Regardless, "Casino Royale" is a good read, if not exactly a hot page turner.
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.Plomer liked it and submitted it to Jonathan Cape, who did not like it as much.^ Not much character development; we don't really get a very good description of who Bond is or even what he looks like.
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^ Someone who is supposed to have graduated from MI6 to something beyond would be much more like Connery or Craig.
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^ I once met a female contemporary of hers and asked what Ann Fleming had been like: One of those women who didnt much like women, came the reply.
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.Cape finally published it in 1953 on the recommendation of Fleming's older brother Peter, an established travel writer.^ All of his novels were first published in England by Jonathan Cape and are distinguished by their uniformly colorful dust jackets, a feature Fleming carefully supervised.
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^ "Casino Royale," which appeared in 1953, was Ian Fleming's first published novel.
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[13]
.Most researchers agree that James Bond is a romanticised version of Ian Fleming, himself a jet-setting womaniser.^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ So describes the tale created by the James Bond writer Ian Fleming.
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.Both Fleming and Bond attended the same schools, preferred the same foods (scrambled eggs, and coffee), maintained the same habits (drinking, smoking, wearing short-sleeve shirts{?^ Probably what a terrific introduction this short novel is to the world of Bond, and how many elements are already in place that Fleming would return to in the other 13 Bond books.
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^ While Bond is particular about getting his drink right and which car he drives, they are not the same drink and car we have come to identify with him from the movies.
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^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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}), shared the same notions of the perfect woman in looks and style, and had similar naval career paths (both rising to the rank of naval Commander). They also shared similar height, hairstyle, and eye colour. .Some suggest that Bond's suave and sophisticated persona is based on that of a young Hoagy Carmichael.^ A character notes that Bond looks something like the American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
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^ The young James Bond is a far cry from the suave, imperturbable Sean Connery that we all came to admire.
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^ Not so much because of PCism, but because I think that some other ethnic groups and races might actually dig playing a suave and sophisticated villain.
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In Casino Royale, the heroine Vesper Lynd remarks, "Bond reminds me rather of Hoagy Carmichael, but there is something cold and ruthless." Likewise, in Moonraker, Special Branch Officer Gala Brand thinks that Bond is "certainly good-looking . . . .Rather like Hoagy Carmichael in a way.^ A character notes that Bond looks something like the American songwriter Hoagy Carmichael.
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That black hair falling down over the right eyebrow. Much the same bones. .But there was something a bit cruel in the mouth, and the eyes were cold."^ As much as I love Craig there's something too cold and serious about him.
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.Fleming did admit to being partly inspired by his service in the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty, most notably an incident depicted in Casino Royale, when Fleming and Naval Intelligence Director Admiral Godfrey went on a mission to Lisbon en route to the United States during World War II.^ And "Casino Royale" is a perfect introduction to that world.
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^ Of course, I didn't care much for the plot being a sequel to Casino Royale either (which, that element IS Purvis and Wade's fault).
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^ And QOS. They were able to use Fleming's book for Royale which did most of the work for them.
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At the Estoril Casino, which harboured spies of warring regimes due to Portugal's neutrality, Fleming was 'cleaned out' by a "chief German agent" in a game of Chemin de Fer. .Admiral Godfrey's account differs in that Fleming played Portuguese businessmen, whom Fleming fantasised as German agents he defeated at cards.^ The differences between the movies and the books are as different as the actors who have played the British secret agent.
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.Moreover, references to "Red Indians" in Casino Royale (four times; twice in the final page) are to his own 30 Assault Unit.^ I saw Casino Royale several times but would not see Quantum again.
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^ Regardless, "Casino Royale" is a good read, if not exactly a hot page turner.
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^ Casino Royale' is clearly a setup for future novels, establishing motivation for Bond's hatred of SMERSH and showing his coldness with the final memorable line, "the bitch is dead".
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Novels and related works

.In February 1952, Ian Fleming began writing his first James Bond novel.^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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^ In some ways, the James Bond from the pages of Ian Fleming's novels is very different.
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^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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At the time, Fleming was the foreign manager for Kemsley Newspapers, owners of The Daily Express in London. .Upon accepting the job, Fleming asked for two months' yearly vacation in his contract—time spent writing in Jamaica.^ Ian Fleming began writing his first novel, Casino Royale , at his winter home, Goldeneye, Jamaica, the third Tuesday of January 1952.
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.Between 1953 and his death in 1964, Fleming published twelve novels and one short-story collection (a second collection was published posthumously).^ Ian Fleming's last novel, posthumous.
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^ CASINO ROYALE, Ian Fleming's first novel, was completed in 1953, and so this year marks nearly fifty years of James Bond.
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^ Probably what a terrific introduction this short novel is to the world of Bond, and how many elements are already in place that Fleming would return to in the other 13 Bond books.
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.Later, continuation novels were written by Kingsley Amis (as Robert Markham), John Gardner, Charlie Higson, and Raymond Benson, who was the first American author of James Bond.^ Casino Royale is the first James Bond novel.
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^ This novel, the first of James Bond by Ian Fleming, captures the essence of Bond.
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^ It's a pretty good James Bond novel...
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.The Young Bond series of novels was begun in 2005, by Charlie Higson.^ Charlie Higson(young bond books) should take a stab.
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^ The second half of the novel revolves around a relationship Bond develops with a young woman named Vespa.
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^ This novel first introduced James Bond to the world, and its conclusion is perhaps the most shocking of any of the books in the series.
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.In July 2007, it was announced that Sebastian Faulks has been commissioned to write a new Bond novel to commemorate Fleming's 100th Birthday.^ But anyone who has read the novels (and read about Fleming) knows that Bond was always a loyal subject of Her Majesty's empire.
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^ CASINO ROYALE, Ian Fleming's first novel, was completed in 1953, and so this year marks nearly fifty years of James Bond.
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^ I have to confess that I enjoyed later novels more than Casino Royale but in Fleming's defense it was his first Bond effort.
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The book - titled Devil May Care - was published on 27 May 2008.

Ian Fleming novels

Adaptations

Films

Overview

.In the late 1950s, EON Productions guaranteed the film adaptation rights for every 007 novel except for Casino Royale (those rights were recovered in 1999[31]).^ Casino Royale is the first, and therefore the most coarse, of the 007 novels.
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^ Casino Royale is a gritty novel.
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^ The Bond of the Casino Royale novel is neither Connery nor Lazenby and certainly not Moore.
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In 1962, the first adaptation Dr. No was made, which featured Sean Connery as 007. Connery starred in six more films after his initial portrayal (including 1983's Never Say Never Again, which was not part of the EON series). .George Lazenby replaced Connery (for one film) before the latter's last EON film, after which the part was played by Roger Moore (for seven films), Timothy Dalton (for two films), Pierce Brosnan (for four films) and Daniel Craig (two films to 2008).^ There was a lot of press coverage when Timothy Dalton was hired to replace Roger Moore.

^ But what saves the film is Daniel Craig.
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^ An Internet poll on the United Kingdoms Sky News website recently found that Connery attracted more votes than the total for all the other Bond actors - Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan, Timothy Dalton and Australias George Lazenby.
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.As of 2008, there have been 22 films in the EON series.^ I love the Bond series, and there have been some truly awful Bond films in the past, this is not one of them.
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^ November 17th, 2008 12:45 pm ET The Bond film was excellent, but I agree that there was not a lot of "story."
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^ One of the most exciting developments in the Bond film series in years has been EON's decision to film the original novel which is due for release in 2006!
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.The 21st film, Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig as James Bond, premiered on 14 November 2006,[32] with the film going on general release in Asia and the Middle East the following day.^ I think Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond.
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^ Daniel Craig is a great Bond.
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^ Daniel Craig is a great James Bond.
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[33] .Notably, it is the first Bond film to have been released in China.^ I always figured it was the first in a series, until one day, my stepfather took me to Blockbuster and rented some of the classic Bond films.
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^ November 17th, 2008 11:54 am ET The first neo-Marxist Bond film.
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^ The exhibition - called Bond, James Bond - features original objects, concept drawings and costume designs from all 19 Bond films released to date.
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.The second James Bond film to feature Daniel Craig is Quantum of Solace, which gets its title from a short story of the same name by Ian Fleming (For Your Eyes Only, 1960), but shares no similarities with the plot.^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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Daniel Craig is expected to return as James Bond for a third movie in the as yet unnamed "Bond 23."[34]
.The film series has grossed over $4 billion (£2 billion) (nearly $11 billion when adjusted for inflation) worldwide, making it the highest grossing film series ever.^ The first installment Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery grossed $88 million worldwide and its sequel, The Spy Who Shagged Me more than tripled that sum, earning $310 million, making it the highest grossing film in New Line's history.
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^ So, all in all, a good Bond film, but I do hope that the producers don't delude themselves, and see all the $$$ this film is making and make another, as it may destroy the series.
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[4] .The 22nd and newest movie in the series, Quantum of Solace, was released in the UK on 31 October 2008. As of 9 November 2008, global box office totals for Quantum of Solace were almost $161 million (£103 million), placing the Bond series ahead of the Harry Potter film series even when not adjusting for inflation.^ Quantum of Solace is one of the worst Bond movies...
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^ November 17th, 2008 4:39 pm ET Quantum of Solace is a good Bond film.
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^ Quantum of Solace (Marc Forster, 2008) .

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The EON films

Franchise Count Title Year Actor Director Total Box Office * Budget * Inflation Adjusted
Total Box Office *
1 Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery Terence Young $59,600,000 $1,200,000 $425,488,741
2 From Russia with Love 1963 $78,900,000 $2,500,000 $555,909,803
3 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton $124,900,000 $3,500,000 $868,659,354
4 Thunderball 1965 Terence Young $141,200,000 $11,000,000 $966,435,555
5 You Only Live Twice 1967 Lewis Gilbert $111,600,000 $9,500,000 $720,388,023
6 On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby Peter R. Hunt $87,400,000 $7,000,000 $513,445,231
7 Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery Guy Hamilton $116,000,000 $7,200,000 $617,520,987
8 Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore $161,800,000 $12,000,000 $785,677,477
9 The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 $97,600,000 $13,000,000 $426,826,774
10 The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lewis Gilbert $187,300,000 $28,000,000 $666,367,656
11 Moonraker 1979 $210,300,000 $34,000,000 $624,527,272
12 For Your Eyes Only 1981 John Glen $202,800,000 $28,000,000 $481,005,579
13 Octopussy 1983 $187,500,000 $27,500,000 $405,873,493
14 A View to a Kill 1985 $157,800,000 $30,000,000 $316,186,616
15 The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton $191,200,000 $40,000,000 $362,876,056
16 Licence to Kill 1989 $156,200,000 $32,000,000 $271,586,451
17 GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan Martin Campbell $353,400,000 $60,000,000 $499,954,330
18 Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Roger Spottiswoode $346,600,000 $110,000,000 $465,588,535
19 The World Is Not Enough 1999 Michael Apted $390,000,000 $135,000,000 $504,705,882
20 Die Another Day 2002 Lee Tamahori $456,000,000 $142,000,000 $546,490,272
21 Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig Martin Campbell $599,200,000 $150,000,000 $640,803,677
22 Quantum of Solace 2008 Marc Forster $586,090,727 $230,000,000 $586,090,727
Totals Films 1-22 $4,809,157,447 $1,123,000,000 $11,686,214,000
* All figures are in US Dollars[37]
Figures are inflated to 2008 dollars as of 24 March 2008 figures based on the Consumer Price Index.

Non-EON films, radio and television programmes

In 1954, CBS paid Ian Fleming for the rights to adapt Casino Royale into a one hour television adventure as part of their Climax! series. However, Barry Nelson played a CIA agent named Jimmy Bond, Clarence Lieter was a British agent played by Michael Pate and Peter Lorre was Le Chiffre.
.In 1956, Bob Holness starred in a South African radio adaptation of Moonraker, making him the second actor to portray James Bond.^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ He makes the worst James Bond ever.
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^ I understand that the James Bond portrayed by Daniel Craig is the eveloving, rough-edged agent who will become more sophisticated the more we see him.
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.According to Andrew Pixley's notes to Danger Man Original soundtrack, Ian Fleming collaborated with Ralph Smart to bring James Bond to television, but dropped out taking his creation with him.^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ So describes the tale created by the James Bond writer Ian Fleming.
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.Ralph Smart went on to develop Danger Man with Patrick McGoohan who would later turn down James Bond.^ Who, for instance, is James Bond?

^ Bond turns down their offer to party.

^ CASINO ROYALE introduced the world to James Bond, and James Bond introduced the world to a style of living which, although fictional, is just SO attainable---just---that there isn't a man who hasn't tried or at least dreamed.
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.In 1967, Casino Royale was adapted into a spoof Bond film starring David Niven as Sir James Bond 007 and Ursula Andress as Vesper Lynd.^ Casino Royale is the first book of the adventures of James Bond.
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^ I understand the upcoming James Bond film is Casino Royale.
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^ Casino Royale is the first James Bond novel.
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.David Niven, had, in fact, been Ian Fleming's preference for the part of James Bond.^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ So describes the tale created by the James Bond writer Ian Fleming.
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[38] EON Productions, however, chose Sean Connery. .David Niven is the only James Bond actor who is mentioned by name in the text of two of Fleming's James Bond novels.^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ This novel, the first of James Bond by Ian Fleming, captures the essence of Bond.
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.In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bond visits an exclusive ski resort and is told that David Niven is a frequent visitor and in You Only Live Twice Kissy Suzuki mentions him as the only man who had been kind to her in her brief foray to Hollywood.^ Besides, you'd have to ignore On Majesty's Secret Service.
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^ David Niven – love him - but was he really Bond?
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^ Best Song: Live & let die/you only live twice.
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.Ursula Andress is also mentioned in the text of On Her Majesty's Secret Service as being present at the ski resort.^ But psychopath or not, he works for Her Majesty's Secret Service - MI6 is not mentioned in the book, because, I think, MI6, in real-life, only became a popular name for Britain's foreign/international secret service later on (MI5 is the domestic/national secret service).
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^ Besides, you'd have to ignore On Majesty's Secret Service.
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^ Tracy ( On Her Majesty’s Secret Service ) Tracy is independent, intelligent, scarred by a bad marriage and possibly a touch neurotic.

The 1973 BBC documentary Omnibus: The British Hero featured Christopher Cazenove playing a number of such title characters (e.g. .Richard Hannay and Bulldog Drummond), including James Bond in dramatised scenes from Goldfinger - notably featuring the hero being threatened with the novel's circular saw, rather than the film's laser beam - and Diamonds Are Forever.^ The Bond of the novels is a radically different character than the Bond of the films.
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^ It's a pretty good James Bond novel...
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^ Being the first book to ever start off James Bond, I think it is a great book!
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[39]
.A legal loophole allowed Kevin McClory to release a remake of Thunderball titled Never Say Never Again in 1983. The film, featuring Sean Connery as Bond, is not considered an "official" James Bond film because it is not part of the Bond film franchise from EON Productions and United Artists, although it is currently owned by United Artists parent MGM. Its original theatrical release in October 1983 actually created a situation in which two Bond movies were playing in cinemas at the same time, as the "official" EON Bond film, Octopussy was still playing in cinemas.^ Please make the best Bond film ever by writing the villain part for Sean Connery.
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^ This movie will be titled "James Bond".
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^ Where was the gadgetry – that's part of the enigma of a Bond movie.
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.Since then, MGM has bought the name "James Bond", preventing a repeat of this episode.^ James Bond - Agent 007 - must play a high-stakes game of Baccarat against a Russian named Le Chiffre, and must prevent him from winning roughly 50 million francs.
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^ I have long been a fan of Ian Fleming's James Bond books, but it has been a few years since I had last read them.
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^ My name is Bond, James Bond" no Identity.
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Year Title Type Actor Total Box Office Budget Inflation Adjusted
Total Box Office**
1954 Casino Royale TV Episode Barry Nelson n/a $25,000 n/a
1956 Moonraker Radio Bob Holness n/a n/a
1967 Casino Royale Film David Niven $44,400,000 $12,000,000 $286,605,987
1983 Never Say Never Again Film Sean Connery $160,000,000 $36,000,000 $346,345,380
1990 You Only Live Twice Radio Michael Jayston n/a n/a
1991 James Bond Jr. TV cartoon series Corey Burton n/a n/a
2008 Dr. No Radio Toby Stephens n/a n/a
2010 Goldfinger Radio Toby Stephens n/a n/a
Totals $204,400,000 $48,000,000 $602,860,000

Actors

Cultural impact

Statues of Bond actors Pierce Brosnan and Sean Connery at Madame Tussauds.
.James Bond has long been a household name and remains a huge influence within the genre.^ Cork writes, “As her name implies, she is emotionally cold and remains unimpressed with Bond when the pair meet.” (72) The opposite is surely true.

^ It may not be a classic of fine literature, but CASINO ROYALE, and James Bond, are classics of their genre, and for good reason indeed.
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^ I have long been a fan of Ian Fleming's James Bond books, but it has been a few years since I had last read them.
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.The Austin Powers series by writer, producer and comedian Mike Myers, and other parodies such as Johnny English (2003), Bons baisers de Hong Kong, OK Connery, the "Flint" series starring James Coburn as Derek Flint, the "Matt Helm" movies starring Dean Martin, and Casino Royale (1967) are testaments to Bond's prominence in popular culture.^ Casino Royale was the first of the bond books.
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^ Now, Casino Royale was the absolute best James Bond film.
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^ Casino Royale - Not your movie Bond-age .
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[40]
.The Bond series also received many homages and parodies in popular media.^ (Many writers list Solange (Caroline Murino) as a bed partner, but it is clear that Bond leaves her before things get serious.

^ Casino Royale is Sir Ian Fleming's introduction to the character of Bond, and sets the stage for the many successful and popular sequels to follow.
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^ I think that in many ways this Bond is a reboot of the series much like how Batman was successfully recreated.
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.The 1960s TV imitations of James Bond such as I Spy, Get Smart, Charles Vine, Matt Helm and The Man from U.N.C.L.E. went on to become popular successes in their own right, the last having enjoyed contributions by Fleming towards its creation: the show's lead character, "Napoleon Solo", was named after a character in Fleming's novel Goldfinger; Fleming also suggested the character name April Dancer, which was later used in the spin-off series The Girl from U.N.C.L.E.[41] A reunion television movie, The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E. (1983), is notable for featuring a cameo by George Lazenby as James Bond in tribute to Fleming (for legal reasons, the character was credited as "JB").^ Fleming kicks off his series with a bang.
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^ The character differs significantly than the James Bond of recent movies.
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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.George Lucas has said on various occasions that Sean Connery's portrayal of Bond was one of the primary inspirations for the Indiana Jones character, a reason Connery was chosen for the role of Indiana's father in the third film of that series.^ Bond vs. Bond: Sean Connery vs. George Lazenby.
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^ After knowing the character Ian Fleming created and knowing the character(s) Terence Young, Albert Broccoli, and Harry Saltzman created, I think that the character in the novels is another actor playing the role in another story just like the Sean Connery-Bond or the Roger Moore-Bond play different characters or different interpretations of the role in other stories.
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^ That makes it all the more implausible when Bond is suddenly considering her his reason for living and even pondering marriage after one night of passion.
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Music

The "James Bond Theme" was written by Monty Norman and was first orchestrated by the John Barry Orchestra for 1962's Dr. No, although the actual authorship of the music has been a matter of controversy for many years. In 2001, Norman won £30,000 in libel damages from the British paper The Sunday Times, which suggested that Barry was entirely responsible for the composition.[44]
Barry did go on to compose the scores for eleven Bond films in addition to his uncredited contribution to Dr. No, and is credited with the creation of "007", used as an alternate Bond theme in several films, as well as the popular orchestrated theme "On Her Majesty's Secret Service." Both the "James Bond Theme" and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" have been remixed a number of times by popular artists, including Art of Noise, Moby, Paul Oakenfold, and the Propellerheads. The Beatles used a portion of the "Bond theme" in the introduction of their song "Help" as released on the American version of the "Help" LP. The British/Australian string quartet also named bond (purposely in lower case) recorded their own version of the theme, entitled "Bond on Bond."[45]
.Barry's legacy was followed by David Arnold, in addition to other well-known composers such as Chris Minear and Corbin Ott and record producers such as George Martin, Bill Conti, Michael Kamen, Marvin Hamlisch and Éric Serra.^ Although baccarat is not a well-known game compared to poker or blackjack, Fleming carefully describes the rules so the reader can follow the action.
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.Arnold is the series' current composer of choice and composed the score for the 22nd Bond film, Quantum of Solace.^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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^ "Quantum of Solace" was an excellent Bond thriller.
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^ He was a bad choice and I will not watch any Bond film he is in!
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.A Bond film staple are the theme songs heard during their title sequences sung by well-known popular singers (which have included Tina Turner, Paul McCartney and Wings, Sheryl Crow and Tom Jones, among many others).^ Missed the humor the other Bond films had.
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^ Not a theme tune, but a Bond song nevertheless.
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^ The Bond formula has been executed so many times in film that there are rarely any new surprises.
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Shirley Bassey performed three themes in total. .After Doctor No, On Her Majesty's Secret Service is the only Bond film with a solely instrumental theme, though Louis Armstrong's ballad "We Have All the Time in the World", which serves as Bond and his wife Tracy's love song and whose title is Bond's last line in the film, is considered the unofficial theme.^ I do miss the Bond theme though.
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^ Not a theme tune, but a Bond song nevertheless.
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^ This one hooked me on Bond for all time.
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.Likewise, although the credit sequence to From Russia with Love features an instrumental version of the film's theme, another version, with lyrics sung by Matt Monro, can be partially heard within the film itself, and is featured on the film's soundtrack album.^ Basically I love all Bond films except the ones with Pearce Brosnan, them I only partially like.
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^ I also am partial this time around to the trade paperback versions with the slightly lurid covers always featuring a spectacular Bond girl.
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^ Horrible opening musical number and credit sequence..and to think I thought "Die Another Day": was bad.
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The themes usually share their names with their film. A large reason for the turning down of Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang for Thunderball was that it was not named after the movie. ."Nobody Does It Better", the theme for The Spy Who Loved Me, was the first Bond theme not to share its title with that of the movie, although the words "the spy who loved me" do appear in the lyrics.^ This movie will be titled "James Bond".
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^ This was my first "Bond" book and I loved it.
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^ So if you are a fan of the Bond movies and love to read; than this is the novel for you.
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The song is featured in both credit sequences of the film, and in orchestral form throughout. ."Nobody Does It Better" was nominated for an Academy Award for "Best Original Song" of 1977, but lost to the theme song to You Light Up My Life.^ Better theme song and graphics.
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^ I give the theme song a C+ but it could have been better.
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^ You ask them if you think he could easily pick up a hot piece of ass like he does in the movies, and they all enthusiastically say yes.
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.Hamlisch's score for the film was also nominated for an "Oscar", but lost to John Williams' score for Star Wars.^ Take a cue from John Williams–it's not always the words to the song that get the message across–he's created songs for 35 years that automatically bring to mind a vivid image...Jaws, Star Wars, Superman, E.T., Indiana Jones.
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.The only other Bond themes to be nominated for an Academy Award for best song are "Live and Let Die", written by Paul and Linda McCartney and performed by their group Wings, and "For Your Eyes Only", written by Bill Conti and Michael Leeson and performed by Sheena Easton, though a few of John Barry's scores have been nominated.^ LOVE live n let die.
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^ Not a theme tune, but a Bond song nevertheless.
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^ Best Song: Live & let die/you only live twice.
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.The only Bond theme to reach number one on the pop charts in the U.S. was Duran Duran's "A View to a Kill."^ James Bond has intelligence, style, wit, elegance, and hard nosed action, but the action is only to "close the deal" and use his license to kill, not to occupy the whole movie.
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^ But still, this one should Bond in a more vulnerable place than he ever has been before, and he only escapes it because he was rescued by someone else (and by another villain no less).
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^ QoS' coincidence number one was: Bond running into Camile outside Mr Slate's hotel That one's forgivable.
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.The only singer, to date, to appear within a title sequence is Sheena Easton during For Your Eyes Only.^ Roger Moore's Bond flicks can't be taken seriously, with the exception of "For Your Eyes Only".
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.The only singer of a title song to appear as a character within the film itself, to date, is Madonna, who appeared (uncredited) as fencing instructor Verity, as well as contributing the theme for Die Another Day.^ They did Die Another Day!
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^ Worst Bond Villain: Gustav Graves from DIE ANOTHER DAY. You're really a North Korean?
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^ I've only seen Goldeneye, Die Another Day, Casino Royale & Quantam of Solace.
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.The title sequence in Die Another Day is notable, however, for being the only one in which the visuals actually serve to further the plot of the film itself, as opposed to being merely a montage or collage of abstract images related to the film or to the larger James Bond mythos.^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ They did Die Another Day!
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^ This movie will be titled "James Bond".
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.The latest theme song is Alicia Keys and Jack White's "Another Way to Die", from Quantum of Solace, the first James Bond theme song to be a duet.^ "Quantum of Solace" was an excellent Bond thriller.
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^ Not a theme tune, but a Bond song nevertheless.
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^ At first, I found the plot kind of laughable, but hey, it's James Bond, isn't it?
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.It is also the fourth Bond movie that doesn't have the name of the movie in its lyrics.^ Bond has lots of gadgets, which this movies doesn't.
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^ Bond movies, which typically only share Fleming's book title, and possibly a few character names, do not represent the quality of these thrillers.
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^ The real Bond doesn't have much to do with his movie counterparts--he's colder, more ruthless and has no charm or humor.
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.In 1998, Barry's music from You Only Live Twice was adapted into the hit song Millennium by producer and composer Guy Chambers for British recording artist Robbie Williams.^ You Only Live Twice (1964) .

^ However, Tracy is killed after the wedding ceremony and it is Bond who becomes “dislocated” as he staggers through the first part of You Only Live Twice .

^ Given Amasova is clearly a brilliant and well-informed spy, it is extraordinary that she doesn’t know of Bond’s betrothal to Kissy (in You Only Live Twice ).

.The music video features Williams parodying James Bond, and references other Bond films such as Thunderball and From Russia with Love.^ Missed the humor the other Bond films had.
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^ November 17th, 2008 12:54 pm ET Frankly I was disappointed in both the film, and the "new" James Bond.
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^ CED 007 Bond FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE videodisc $5.00 - 06/21 20:52 CEDs Videodisc "The Fantasy " 3 disc lot!!!!
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.It should also be noted that the video was filmed at Pinewood Studios, where most of the Bond films have been made.^ There was a Bond formula that most Bond films have followed that made them successful.
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^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
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^ It's the first James Bond novel, and also the only one that was not made into a film as part of the James Bond franchise.
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.In 2004 the Cavaliers Drum and Bugle Corps won the Drum Corps International World Championship with "007," using the music of James Bond as composed by David Arnold.^ James Bond has intelligence, style, wit, elegance, and hard nosed action, but the action is only to "close the deal" and use his license to kill, not to occupy the whole movie.
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^ Despite the lush and romantic score from David Arnold, the pairing of Bond and Wai Lin is easily the weakest (so far) in any Bond movie.

^ It was a great action movie but NOT a James Bond - music, gadgets, quibs, etc.
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.The Cavaliers performed selections from GoldenEye, Die Another Day ("Hovercraft Theme" and "Welcome to Cuba"), and Tomorrow Never Dies.^ Die Another Day .

^ Die Another Day, View to a Kill, and QOS tied with Tomorrow Never Dies .
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^ While Moonraker or Die Another Day are things too far out, there is a good middle ground like GoldenEye and Casino Royale.
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.Burt Bacharach's score for 1967's Casino Royale included "The Look Of Love", nominated for an Academy Award for Best Song, has become a standard for its era, with the biggest-selling version recorded by Sergio Mendes and Brasil '66 (#4 on the Billboard pop charts in 1968).^ I think Casino Royale might be the best.
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^ Tatiana ( From Russia with Love ), a Soviet secret agent being blackmailed by her KGB superior, Rosa Klebb; and Vesper Lynd ( Casino Royale ).

^ Casino Royale is an excellent portrayal of the 1960's era in its attention to British, USA, & Russian spying and the cold war.
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.It was heard again in the first Austin Powers film, which was to a degree inspired by Casino Royale.^ Casino Royale first edition .

^ Casino Royale was the first of the bond books.
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^ I have to confess that I enjoyed later novels more than Casino Royale but in Fleming's defense it was his first Bond effort.
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Video games

.In 1983, the first Bond video game, developed and published by Parker Brothers, was released for the Atari 2600, the Atari 5200, the Atari 800, the Commodore 64, and the ColecoVision.^ Tracy di Vicenzo Tracy’s first sexual experience with Bond is a loveless one, Tracy ‘repaying’ his expensive chivalry at the gaming table.

^ His rememberance of his first kill with the Bolivian agent/Bond girl gave good insight on his own development.
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^ One of the most exciting developments in the Bond film series in years has been EON's decision to film the original novel which is due for release in 2006!
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[46] .Since then, there have been numerous video games either based on the films or using original storylines.^ There will always be those a-holes determined to pronounce this film or that to be complete shit, but since they're dorks, who cares?
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.Bond video games, however, did not reach their popular stride until 1997's revolutionary GoldenEye 007 by Rare for the Nintendo 64.^ Did not Amis learn the lesson of Casino Royale one year earlier, where Bond is completely out of his depth in Vesper’s double game?

^ Tim Greaves refers to “the teenager’s ebullience” (64) in his fastidiously researched The Bond Women: 007 Style , but Bibi’s age is never given in the film.

^ However, when he breaks into her room later that night, she seems more interested in the book than Bond, until he presses the point.

[47] .Subsequently, virtually every Bond video game has attempted to copy the accomplishments and features of GoldenEye 007 to varying degrees of success; even going so far as to have a game entitled GoldenEye: Rogue Agent that had little to do with either the video game GoldenEye 007 or the film of the same name.^ The same thing happened after the success of Goldeneye.
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^ Bus chase in LALD, Tank chase in Goldeneye, Parkour in Casino..but I have to go with the little Nelly/helicopter scene.
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^ As mentioned above, Bond does not ever attempt to seduce Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell), but he does go to bed with three Women: .

.Bond himself plays only a minor role in which he is "killed" in the beginning during a 'virtual reality' mission, which served as the first level of the game.^ James Bond has intelligence, style, wit, elegance, and hard nosed action, but the action is only to "close the deal" and use his license to kill, not to occupy the whole movie.
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^ For the first time I was really wondering how Bond would escape (actually I wasn't, i read the book before).
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^ The reader can really feel the tension in the casino during Bond's showdown with LeChiffre.
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.Since acquiring the licence in 1999, Electronic Arts has released eight games, five of which have original stories, including the popular Everything or Nothing, which broke away from the first-person shooter trend that started with GoldenEye 007 (including the games "Agent Under Fire" and "Nightfire") and instead featured a third-person perspective.^ The story is rough, the word usage not as smooth as some authors and the view point of the novel seems to shift from first person to third person every once and awhile.
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^ The first hour of that film was pretty much new story and everything afterwards (save the sinking houses in Venice) is true to Ian Flemings book.
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^ Strength of a story is not whether it makes sense under analysis, but that the audience know everything they need in order to think they understand what comes next.
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.It also featured well known actors including Willem Dafoe, Heidi Klum, Judi Dench, John Cleese and Pierce Brosnan as James Bond, although several previous games have used Brosnan's likeness as Bond.^ I like Craig as an actor, but he simply isn't James Bond.
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^ Titan is also collecting the lesser known James Bond strip.
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^ Although baccarat is not a well-known game compared to poker or blackjack, Fleming carefully describes the rules so the reader can follow the action.
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In 2005, Electronic Arts released a video game adaptation of From Russia with Love, another game in the same vein as Everything or Nothing. .This was the second game based on a Connery Bond film (the first was a 1980s text adventure adaptation of Goldfinger) and the first to allow the player to play as Bond with the likeness of Sean Connery.^ Sean Connery's first four Bond flicks were superb.
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^ After knowing the character Ian Fleming created and knowing the character(s) Terence Young, Albert Broccoli, and Harry Saltzman created, I think that the character in the novels is another actor playing the role in another story just like the Sean Connery-Bond or the Roger Moore-Bond play different characters or different interpretations of the role in other stories.
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^ November 17th, 2008 11:46 am ET If I had never seen any of the previous Bond films, I would like these movies better.
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.Connery himself recorded new voice-overs for the game, the first time the actor had played Bond in twenty-two years.^ This is the first of Bond’s two marriages.

^ Presumably Bond does have time to make a play for Naomi (Caroline Munro), along with the other Arab Beauties, but there is no evidence he tries.

^ Did not Amis learn the lesson of Casino Royale one year earlier, where Bond is completely out of his depth in Vesper’s double game?

.In 2006, Activision secured the licence to make Bond-related games, briefly sharing but effectively taking over the licence from EA. The deal became exclusive to Activision in September 2007.[48] Activision studio Treyarch has released the new James Bond game "Quantum of Solace" a movie tie in of "Casino Royale" and "Quantum of Solace" it (not unlike "Goldeneye 007") is a first person shooter and it does include a new 'dashing to cover' and 'cover fire' third person game play.^ Quantum of Solace is one of the worst Bond movies...
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^ Casino Royale is the first book of the adventures of James Bond.
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^ Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are Bond as he was meant to be.
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.In relation to the twenty-first film in the series Sony Ericsson released a Casino Royale edition of their K800i mobile phone.^ Casino Royale first edition .

^ Casino Royale was the first of the bond books.
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^ I always figured it was the first in a series, until one day, my stepfather took me to Blockbuster and rented some of the classic Bond films.
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In this edition, a Java ME game loosely based on the movie was included. Vodafone has also published a game for the same platform called 007: Hoverchase and developed by IOMO.

Comic strips and comic books

.In 1957 the Daily Express, a newspaper owned by Lord Beaverbrook, approached Ian Fleming to adapt his stories into comic strips.^ Ian Fleming's James Bond is a person who depends fully on luck and often falls into deep despair because of the turn out of his luck.
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^ This is a very good Bond novel full of eclectic information and detail as only Ian Fleming can put into the written word.
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^ The first hour of that film was pretty much new story and everything afterwards (save the sinking houses in Venice) is true to Ian Flemings book.
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.After initial reluctance by Fleming who felt the strips would lack the quality of his writing, agreed and the first strip Casino Royale was published in 1958. Since then many illustrated adventures of James Bond have been published, including every Ian Fleming novel as well as Kingsley Amis's Colonel Sun, and most of Fleming's short stories.^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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^ Casino Royale is the first book of the adventures of James Bond.
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^ In some ways, the James Bond from the pages of Ian Fleming's novels is very different.
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Later, the comic strip produced original stories, continuing until 1983.
.Titan Books is presently reprinting these comic strips in an ongoing series of graphic novel-style collections; by the end of 2005 it had completed reprinting all Fleming-based adaptations as well as Colonel Sun and had moved on to reprinting original stories.^ The most original and moving of the Bond novels.
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^ After all, the novel does epitomize Fleming's spare, raw style.
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^ This is the first book in the James Bond series, and Ian Fleming's first novel.
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.Several comic book adaptations of the James Bond films have been published through the years, as well as numerous original stories.^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ In this book, Bond actually has a story to tell.
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^ The story is stolen from 3 previous Bond films.
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.Most recently, a thinly-veiled version of Bond (called only "Jimmy" to avoid copyright issues) appeared in The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: Black Dossier.^ But Oddjob was the original weird henchman, and is probably only second to Jaws as most memorable Bond villain ever.
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^ Then there is Sir James’ nephew, but he is called Jimmy Bond (Woody Allen), so that doesn’t count.

^ The only thing that i can add is Bond's 'maturation theme' which develops through all three acts, most literally through Bon's relationship with Mathis.
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.In this story, Bond is the villain; he chases the heroic duo of Mina Murray and Allan Quatermain across London, aided by disguised versions of Bulldog Drummond ("Hugo Drummond") and Emma Peel ("Miss Night").^ I believe I've read at least 90% of the Bond stories by Fleming (might have missed a few of the short stories).
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^ But it is Bond himself who questions this moral dilemma of what makes somebody a hero and somebody a villain.
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Jimmy is portrayed as an unpleasant incompetent servant of the US who only pretends to work with Britain.

Characters

.The James Bond series of novels and films have a plethora of allies and villains.^ It's a pretty good James Bond novel...
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^ This 1953 novel was the beginning of the "James Bond" series.
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^ This is the first book in the James Bond series, and Ian Fleming's first novel.
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.Bond's superiors and other officers of the British Secret Service are known by letters, such as M and Q.^ The other Woman, and one of finest in Bond films, is, of course, Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), British secret agent and terribly naughty lady.

^ Best Bond Girl: Diana Rigg from ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE. She might not be the best looking, but she is the only Bond girl I could ever imagine that he could actually fall for and marry.
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^ In Tokyo, the head of the Japanese Secret Service, Tiger Tanaka (Tetsuro Tamba), takes Bond to his home, where he gets a massage from Bond’s Masseuse (Jeanne Roland).

.In the novels, Bond has employed two secretaries, Loelia Ponsonby and Mary Goodnight, who in the films typically have their roles and lines transferred to M's secretary, Miss Moneypenny.^ But, this is a James Bond novel and a must read for any Bond fan, especially for those who have already seen the movie.
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^ To be honest, I'm faintly surprised to hear rumors of Hollywood producers wishing to film this (on the premise that it's the last James Bond novel that hasn't been faithfully adapted to the screen).
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^ As mentioned above, Bond does not ever attempt to seduce Miss Moneypenny (Lois Maxwell), but he does go to bed with three Women: .

.Occasionally Bond is assigned to work a case with his good friend, CIA agent Felix Leiter.^ We also meet, for the first time during the course of this novel, Bond's boss, M; Bond's French ally, Rene Mathis; and his CIA buddy, Felix Leiter.
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^ Major Anya Amasova ( The Spy Who Loved Me ), a Soviet agent working with Bond in a spirit of Anglo-Soviet co-operation.

^ The first of Ian Fleming's Bond books shows us the agent in his early work.
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.Throughout both the novels and the films there have only been a handful of recurring characters.^ There is only a handful of decent bond films.
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^ It's the first James Bond novel, and also the only one that was not made into a film as part of the James Bond franchise.
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^ If you have ever read any of the Fleming novel’s on Bond you suddenly recognize the character displayed in the last two films by Daniel Craig.
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.Some of the more memorable ones include Bill Tanner, Rene Mathis, Jack Wade, Jaws and recently Charles Robinson.^ More recent ones include Elektra and Miranda Frost.

^ Leiter is introduced here, and one hopes to read much more of Mathis (he did only a brief appearence in "From Russia, With Love" four years later).
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^ Even some of the 80's and 90's films had som decent songs (some were even more memorable than the movies they went with, like View To A Kill).
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J.W. Pepper is also a recurring character.[49]

Vehicles and gadgets

.Exotic espionage equipment and vehicles are very popular elements of James Bond's literary and cinematic missions.^ James Bond is on a mission.
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^ The mechanics of Bond's mission and the book's rather forgettable villians take a very definite back seat to Bond's intense infactuation with Vesper and its tragic consequences.
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^ In some ways, the James Bond from the pages of Ian Fleming's novels is very different.
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.These items often prove critically important to Bond in successfully completing his missions.^ Vesper Lynd, a double agent, sleeps with Bond only near the end of Casino Royale , after the mission is completed.

^ He doubts everything: from his ability to complete the mission successfully, to his flair for wooing the girl, to even the justification for his own existence.
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^ Pussy Galore Pussy finally sleeps with Bond after having changed to the side of ‘right’ and after Bond’s mission has been completed, her boss sucked out into space.

.Fleming's novels and early screen adaptations presented minimal equipment such as the booby-trapped attaché case in From Russia with Love.^ But, I quickly realized upon rereading this novel that the pages did not turn quite as willingly or excitedly as they do for some of the other novels such as "Moonraker," "From Russia With Love" or "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."
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^ So the million dollar question has to be, is Ian Flemings first book worthy of a faithful screen adaptation.
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^ Also, Fleming developed Bond's character by the time he wrote From Russia with Love.
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In Dr. No, Bond's sole gadgets were a Geiger counter and a wristwatch with a luminous (and radioactive) face. The gadgets, however, assumed a higher profile in the 1964 film Goldfinger. .The film's success encouraged further espionage equipment from Q Branch to be supplied to Bond.^ There was a Bond formula that most Bond films have followed that made them successful.
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^ The first is Jinx (Halle Berry), the least successful Bond Woman in film history.

.In the opinion of critics, some Bond films have included too many gadgets and vehicles,[50] such as 1979's science fiction-oriented Moonraker and 2002's Die Another Day.^ Die Another Day (Lee Tamahori, 2002) .

^ Not every Bond film needs gadgets.
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^ They did Die Another Day!
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.James Bond's cars have included the Aston Martin DB5, V8 Vantage (80s), V12 Vanquish and DBS (00s); the Lotus Esprit; the BMW Z3, BMW 750iL and the BMW Z8.^ In fact, I will be controversial and say that Bond, in Ian Fleming's first outing, is nothing short of a classic psychopath, though a pyschopath with a fine taste in food, drink and classic cars (a guzzling 4 litre Bentley, not the famous Aston Martin).
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^ I'm reading the whole James Bond Series including the Gardner and Benson books.
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.Bond's most famous car is the silver grey Aston Martin DB5, first seen in Goldfinger; it later features in Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and Casino Royale.^ Casino Royale is the first book of the adventures of James Bond.
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^ The first novel to feature Bond was 1953's Casino Royale (which also happens to be the most recent movie).
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^ Casino Royale is the first James Bond novel.
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.The films have used a number of different Aston Martin DB5s for filming and publicity, one of which was sold in January 2006 at an auction in Arizona for $2,090,000 to an unnamed European collector.^ If the two were supposed to be one massive film, then they should have stayed one massive film, instead of two vastly different parts of the same beast.
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That specific car was originally sold for £5,000 in 1970.[51]
.In Fleming's books, Bond had a penchant for "battleship grey" Bentleys, while Gardner awarded the agent a modified Saab 900 Turbo (nicknamed the Silver Beast) and later a Bentley Mulsanne Turbo.^ Fleming had unleashed a torrent of anxiety about his personal transition from playboy to husband, instilling in secret agent James Bond a near pathological fear of women: .

^ Maybe Fleming's later books become formulaic and derivative, but Casino Royale is surprisingly fresh for a book that is more than half a century old.
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^ The first of Ian Fleming's Bond books shows us the agent in his early work.
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.In the James Bond film adaptations, Bond has been associated with several well-known watches, usually outfitted with high-tech features not found on production models.^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
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^ He was a bad choice and I will not watch any Bond film he is in!
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^ November 17th, 2008 12:54 pm ET Frankly I was disappointed in both the film, and the "new" James Bond.
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.The Rolex Submariner, one of the few recurring models, was worn by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, and Timothy Dalton's versions of James Bond.^ Bond vs. Bond: Sean Connery vs. George Lazenby.
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^ After knowing the character Ian Fleming created and knowing the character(s) Terence Young, Albert Broccoli, and Harry Saltzman created, I think that the character in the novels is another actor playing the role in another story just like the Sean Connery-Bond or the Roger Moore-Bond play different characters or different interpretations of the role in other stories.
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^ The Bond of the Casino Royale novel is neither Connery nor Lazenby and certainly not Moore.
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Roger Moore also sported a number of digital watches by Pulsar and Seiko. .Pierce Brosnan's and Daniel Craig's James Bonds were both devotees of the Omega Seamaster.^ I think Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond.
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^ Daniel Craig is a great Bond.
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^ Daniel Craig is a great James Bond.
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.The selection of James Bond's watch has been a matter of both style and finance, as product placement agreements with the watch manufacturers have frequently been arranged.^ James Bond, I was looking for style and class.
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^ November 17th, 2008 12:54 pm ET Frankly I was disappointed in both the film, and the "new" James Bond.
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^ James Bond has intelligence, style, wit, elegance, and hard nosed action, but the action is only to "close the deal" and use his license to kill, not to occupy the whole movie.
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Bond's weapon of choice in the beginning of Dr. No is an Italian-made Beretta 418 .25 calibre, later replaced by the German-made Walther PPK, chambered in 7.65 mm (a peculiar choice, as Valentin Zukovsky remarks in GoldenEye: the PPK as found in the U.S. and Western Europe is most commonly chambered in .380ACP). .The PPK was used in every subsequent film and became his signature weapon until the ending of Tomorrow Never Dies, when Bond upgraded to the Walther P99.^ Not every Bond film needs gadgets.
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^ It's, like, the one country where Bond's never been on film.
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^ I've said it before and i'll say it again - every Bond film needs 'a hardcore henchman'.
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.He has subsequently used the P99 pistol in Tomorrow Never Dies, The World Is Not Enough, Die Another Day, and Casino Royale.^ However, Casino Royale, while introducing us to Bond and letting us understand him, lacks a sturdy foundation and never really seems to reach quite the climax readers are used to.
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^ Die Another Day .

^ And "Casino Royale" is a perfect introduction to that world.
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.Strangely, Bond resumed use of the PPK in Quantum of Solace, the direct sequel of Casino Royale.^ Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are Bond as he was meant to be.
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^ Quantum of Solace is much more "rewatchable" than Casino Royale.
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^ The problem with Quantum of Solace is that it followed Casino Royale.
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See also

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.The James Bond film series deals with the British author Ian Fleming's best-known character, MI6 agent James Bond, also known as agent 007. He has been portrayed, as of 2008, by six actors in the following 22 official films from EON Productions started by film producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman.^ Published in 1953, it was the first book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series.
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^ As of right now there are 22 James Bond films.
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^ James Bond Ian Fleming Bibliographies 007 .
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See also

  • Ian Fleming, author of the original James Bond novels and stories
  • James Bond 007: Nightfire, a video game

.This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.^ This is a disambiguation page; that is, one that points to other pages that might otherwise have the same name.
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^ A View To A Kill was dreadful, Living Daylights wasn't much better, and the other one was so bad I can't even remember its name.
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^ I also give each movie a personal grade, to let you know which one's are the best, I include a few other interesting tidbits you might have missed, and pick a "best moment" from each movie.
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  1. A fictional British spy in the novels of Ian Fleming and the motion pictures based on these novels, famous for his suavity, ingenuity, ruthlessness and supply of gadgets.

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  • 2003: He understood the threat. .But the capability of the C.I.A.’s Directorate of Operations was far less than advertised.^ Naturally, Bond thinks he is onto a winner (he is far less suspicious than Connery’s Bond), but all he gets is the powder from a fake cigarette blown into his face.

    .The Directorate of Operations would like people to think it’s a great James Bond operation, but for years it essentially assigned officers undercover as diplomats to attend cocktail parties.^ Daniel Craig is a great James Bond.
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    ^ Being the first book to ever start off James Bond, I think it is a great book!
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    ^ CASINO ROYALE, Ian Fleming's first novel, was completed in 1953, and so this year marks nearly fifty years of James Bond.
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    The New Yorker, 4 Aug 2003

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This series is a stub. Help us expand it with details as well as an {{infobox}}. .Reliable information can be researched on Wikipedia or you can just search for "James Bond" on Google.^ But it just wasn't James Bond.
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^ You'd think someone would have gone, "Uhhhhh… Bond never says that…" But they didn't because this isn't a film about James Bond, this is a film about the MAKING of James Bond.
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^ Because Mr. James Bond personified by Daniel Craig, I have to show you how nice your Frenchie word was employed.
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Game Series James Bond games
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Alias: 007
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Status: Alive
Affiliation: MI6
Occupation: Secret Agent
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Weapon(s): Beretta 418 .25 calibre
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Trademark: Licensed to Kill
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James Bond is the main character a series of novels written by Ian Fleming, and the movies and video games based on those novels.
^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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^ It might be more in keeping with Fleming's novels, but it is not a Bond movie.
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^ In some ways, the James Bond from the pages of Ian Fleming's novels is very different.
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James Bond is a fictional British spy created by Ian Fleming in 1953.

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History

1950s-1960s

In 1953, Fleming wrote Casino Royale, the very first James Bond novel. The novel made a lot of money, and he continued to write one James Bond novel each year until he died in 1963. In 1962 Albert. R. "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman started to produce the first James Bond film, Dr. No, starring Sean Connery as James Bond. The film became extremely popular, and they continued to make more Bond films. In the end of the 1960s Connery did not want to do any more Bond films, and many thought that Bond was now dead. In 1969, George Lazenby appeared in one film as the Bond character, but the film was not successful.

1970s-1980s

In the 1970s, producers came up with the Live and Let Die movie, starring Roger Moore as Bond. The film became a very big success. The series continued throughout the 1970s and 1980s with Roger Moore playing the role of Bond.

In the 1980s, Bond films were not as successful at the box office. Unlike the 1960s and 1970s, in the 1980s there were many other action films being produced that could compete with the Bond series.

After Moore left the role as Bond, he was replaced with Timothy Dalton in the late 1980s. Dalton tried to make a serious, "down to earth" Bond, closer to the Fleming novels. Fans did not like Dalton's interpretation of the Bond character, and the films made little money.

1990s

The Cold War ended in 1991. Since Bond almost always fought Communists, many now thought that the Bond series of movies was finally dead.

In 1995, producers developed the Goldeneye movie, starring Pierce Brosnan as Bond. This film made the Bond character well-known in the 1990s. Brosnan appeared in several Bond films.

2000s

In 2002, the James Bond character was used in the 20th film, Die Another Day, the 40th anniversary of the films and the 50th anniversary since Fleming wrote his first Bond novel. In 2006, the 21st film, Casino Royale, was released. Pierce Brosnan, who played James Bond in the previous four films, was replaced by Daniel Craig, the first James Bond to have blonde hair. The film is based on the first Ian Fleming novel of the same name, but is set in the present day. The movie features a cameo appearance by Richard Branson, a British billionaire and a new model of Aston Martin DB9, the car that made James Bond so famous in the 1960's. Many fans think that whilst this movie is different to other films, it is much better, and movies in the future (however few there will be) will be in this new format. In 2008, Craig appeared in a second Bond film, Quantum of Solace.

Films

Franchise Count Title Year Actor Director Total Box Office * Budget * Inflation Adjusted
Total Box Office *
1 Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery Terence Young $59,600,000 $1,200,000 $425,488,741
2 From Russia with Love 1963 $78,900,000 $2,500,000 $555,909,803
3 Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton $124,900,000 $3,500,000 $868,659,354
4 Thunderball 1965 Terence Young $141,200,000 $11,000,000 $966,435,555
5 You Only Live Twice 1967 Lewis Gilbert $111,600,000 $9,500,000 $720,388,023
6 On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby Peter R. Hunt $87,400,000 $7,000,000 $513,445,231
7 Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery Guy Hamilton $116,000,000 $7,200,000 $617,520,987
8 Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore $161,800,000 $12,000,000 $785,677,477
9 The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 $97,600,000 $13,000,000 $426,826,774
10 The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lewis Gilbert $187,300,000 $28,000,000 $666,367,656
11 Moonraker 1979 $210,300,000 $34,000,000 $624,527,272
12 For Your Eyes Only 1981 John Glen $202,800,000 $28,000,000 $481,005,579
13 Octopussy 1983 $187,500,000 $27,500,000 $405,873,493
14 A View to a Kill 1985 $157,800,000 $30,000,000 $316,186,616
15 The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton $191,200,000 $40,000,000 $362,876,056
16 Licence to Kill 1989 $156,200,000 $32,000,000 $271,586,451
17 GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan Martin Campbell $353,400,000 $60,000,000 $499,954,330
18 Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Roger Spottiswoode $346,600,000 $110,000,000 $465,588,535
19 The World Is Not Enough 1999 Michael Apted $390,000,000 $135,000,000 $504,705,882
20 Die Another Day 2002 Lee Tamahori $456,000,000 $142,000,000 $546,490,272
21 Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig Martin Campbell $599,200,000 $150,000,000 $640,803,677
22 Quantum of Solace 2008 Marc Forster $586,090,727 $230,000,000 $586,090,727
Totals Films 1-22 $4,809,157,447 $1,123,000,000 $11,686,214,000


Many of the James Bond films were massive hits. However, there are two films classed as unofficial Bond films and not recognised as part of the series. The 1967 version of Casino Royale was a spoof, featuring "Jimmy Bond". Also, Never Say Never Again was not made by Albert R. Broccoli's production company, EON Productions.

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