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James Bond film series
The numbers "007" slightly leaned, with the seven as an stylized gun - a gunbarrel and a trigger are attached to the top of the digit.
The official film logo of James Bond (007).
James Bond Sean Connery
George Lazenby
Roger Moore
Timothy Dalton
Pierce Brosnan
Daniel Craig
Barry Nelson (unofficial)
David Niven (unofficial)
Also starring Various
Directed by Terence Young
Guy Hamilton
Lewis Gilbert
Peter R. Hunt
John Glen
Martin Campbell
Roger Spottiswoode
Michael Apted
Lee Tamahori
Marc Forster
Produced by Albert R. Broccoli
Harry Saltzman
Michael G. Wilson
Barbara Broccoli
Novel/Story by Ian Fleming
Screenplay by Joanna Harwood
Richard Maibaum
Neal Purvis
Robert Wade
Bruce Feirstein
Paul Haggis
Christopher Wood
Others
Music by Monty Norman
John Barry
George Martin
David Arnold
Don Black
Others
Main theme James Bond theme
   Composer Monty Norman
   Performer John Barry
Distributed by EON Productions
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
United Artists
Columbia Pictures
Orion Pictures (unofficial)
Warner Bros. (unofficial)
CBS (unofficial)
Release date(s) 1962 – present
Worldwide gross $US5,500,014,110
.The James Bond film series are film adaptations inspired by Ian Fleming's novels about the fictional MI6 agent James Bond (codename 007).^ Published in 1953, it was the first book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series.
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^ Q is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films .
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^ The James Bond Films - 2006 onwards .
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.The franchise remains as one of the longest continually running film series in history, having been in ongoing production from 1962 to 2010 with a six-year hiatus between 1989 and 1995. In that time EON Productions has produced 22 films, at an average of about one every two years, usually produced at Pinewood Studios.^ It stands to be a busy year for Eon Productions.
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^ Two films for the price of one.
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^ On disc one, there are two audio commentaries that can be run with the film.
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.The films have grossed just over US$ 5 billion at the worldwide box office, being the second most-successful film series ever.^ Worldwide Box Office: $141.2m .

^ Worldwide Box Office: $111,6m .

^ Bond is the highest grossing series ever - over US$4 billion.
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[1] .In addition, there are two independent productions and an American television adaptation of the first novel.^ In addition there have been two independent feature productions (a 1967 spoof and 1983's Never Say Never Again) and one Fleming-licenced American television adaptation of the first novel, aired in 1954.
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^ However, Bond was first portrayed by Barry Nelson in a 1954 American television movie based on the novel Casino Royale, and next by Bob Holness in a 1956 South African radio series based on the novel Moonraker.
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^ Before the movies, Bond made his first appearance on TV, debuting on CBS in 1954, with Barry Nelson as the American 007 agent named Jimmy Bond in an adaptation of Fleming's first Bond novel Casino Royale .
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.Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman co-produced the EON films until 1975, when Broccoli became the sole producer.^ Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman produced most of these up until 1975, when Broccoli became the sole producer.
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^ Albert "Cubby" Broccoli originally shepherded the Bond films to the screen with co-producer Harry Saltzman, he notes.
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^ Albert Broccoli and Harry Saltzman co-produced the EON films until 1975, when Broccoli became the sole producer.
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.Since 1995, Broccoli's daughter Barbara and stepson Michael G. Wilson have co-produced them.^ Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli will produce.
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^ Producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have yet to confirm a director.
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^ It is not a revenge movie,” said co-producer Barbara Broccoli.
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.Six actors have portrayed 007 in the official EON series so far (not counting stunt doubles, authorised video game voiceovers, etc.^ To date, six actors have portrayed James Bond in the official series.
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^ GoldenEye 007 - the Video Game .
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^ By far the best video gaming attire.

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.Broccoli's (and until 1975, Saltzman's) family company, Danjaq, has held ownership of the James Bond film series through EON, and maintained co-ownership with United Artists since the mid-1970s.^ The James Bond Films - 2006 onwards .
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^ James Bond series has defined the ...
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^ When will the next James Bond film be released?
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From the release of Dr. No (1962) up to For Your Eyes Only (1981), the films were distributed solely by UA. When Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer bought UA in 1981, MGM/UA Entertainment Co. was formed and distributed the films until .1995. MGM solely distributed three films from 1997 to 2002 after UA retired as a mainstream studio.^ GoldenEye 007 is a 1997 first-person shooter video game developed by Rare for the Nintendo 64 video game console , and based on the 1995 James Bond film GoldenEye .
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^ Campbell said it was due out in the summer of 1995 and will be distributed by MGM/UA and United International Pictures.
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^ Plans for the film are moving forward despite a possible sale of MGM. Sony co-produced and distributed the most recent installment of the 007 series with MGM. .
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From 2006 to present MGM and Columbia Pictures co-distribute the franchise, as Columbia's parent company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, (in a consortium including Sony, Comcast, TPG Capital, L.P. and Providence Equity Partners) bought MGM in 2005.

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Sean Connery in a tuxedo, holds a gun against his face; George Lazenby in a blazer over a frilled shirt underneath; Roger Moore sits on a chair in a grey suit, holding a gun; Timothy Dalton in a tuxedo, stares at the viewer; Pierce Brosnan holds a gun in a tuxedo, with flames in the background; and Daniel Craig in a flight jacket with a bloody gash on his face
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The six James Bond actors of EON Productions films(from left to right):
Top: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore.
^ As of right now there are 22 James Bond films.
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^ The James Bond Films - 2006 onwards .
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^ Labels: 2007 , James Bond , Roger Moore .
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Bottom: Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig.

First Bond film

.Previous attempts to adapt the James Bond novels resulted in a ^ The only James Bond novel I have read.
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^ However it was the sixth James Bond novel.
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^ Results for james-bond .

)" title="Casino Royale (Climax!)">1954 television episode of Climax!, based on the first novel, Casino Royale, and starring American actor Barry Nelson as "Jimmy Bond". Ian Fleming desired to go one step further and approached Alexander Korda to make a film adaptation of either Live and Let Die or Moonraker, but Korda was not interested.[2] .On 1 October 1959, it was announced that Fleming would write an original film script featuring Bond for producer Kevin McClory.^ One such failed deal, with Irish film producer Kevin McClory in 1959, would come back to haunt Fleming.
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^ I was curious about how Bond was originally conceived in Flemings writings.
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^ Kevin McClory was a film producer who first made plans with Ian Fleming to produce the first ever Bond feature film back in 1958.
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.Jack Whittingham also worked on the script.^ He wrote a script with Fleming and screenwriter Jack Whittingham originally called "Longitude 78 West" in 1959.
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^ For that reason a professional screenwriter and playwright named Jack Whittingham was brought in to turn JAMES BOND OF THE SECRET SERVICE into a working screenplay.
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[3] .However, Alfred Hitchcock and Richard Burton turned down roles as director and star respectively.^ After turning down the role 14 years earlier, Dalton finally took the part of Bond over Aussie actor Sam Neill.
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^ However, when his series Remington Steele featured a surge in popularity following his casting announcement an option in his contract for more episodes was accepted meaning that he had to turn the role down.
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^ Megan Fox didn't turn down Bond girl role July 24th, 2009 WASHINGTON - Megan Fox has dismissed reports that she rejected an offer to star in the forthcoming James Bond flick, insisting she's a huge fan of the action franchise.
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[4] .McClory was unable to secure the financing for the film, and the deal fell through.^ When the project fell through Fleming used the story as the basis for his 1961 Bond novel Thunderball , without crediting either McClory or Whittingham.
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^ One such failed deal, with Irish film producer Kevin McClory in 1959, would come back to haunt Fleming.
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.Fleming used the story for his novel Thunderball (1961).^ Fleming featured Bond in another 12 novels and additional short story collections over the next 10 years.
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^ I'm especially interested to see what the writers are going to do with the little amount of fleming short stories/novel bits left.
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^ The story seems to be a patchwork, which makes sense since this was constructed not from an Ian Fleming novel but a series of short stories.
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[3]
.In 1959, producer Albert R. Broccoli expressed interest in adapting the Bond novels, but his colleague Irving Allen was unenthusiastic.^ The one "Bond" movie that could be on CED, but isn't, is Casino Royale - a spoof of James Bond having little in common with author Ian Fleming or long-time 007 producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman .
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^ Apparently the producers have expressed an interest in "Devil May Care" for the future.
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^ Produced by Albert (“Cubby”) Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, it initiated one of the most successful movie franchises in history.
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.In 1961, Broccoli, now partnered with Harry Saltzman, purchased the film rights to all the Bond novels (except Casino Royale) from Fleming.^ As of right now there are 22 James Bond films.
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^ I did not like Casino Royal at all.
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^ Casino Royale is next Bond movie .
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[3] However, numerous Hollywood film studios did not want to fund the films, finding it "too British" or "too blatantly sexual".[5] The producers wanted US$1 million to either adapt Thunderball or Dr. No, and reached a deal with United Artists in July 1961. The two producers set up EON Productions and began production of Dr. No.[3]

Sean Connery (1962–1967)

.A contest was set up to 'find James Bond', and six finalists were chosen and screen-tested by Broccoli, Saltzman, and Fleming.^ Up Next james bond .
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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^ Post-Fleming James Bond novels .
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.The winner of the contest was a 28-year-old model named Peter Anthony,[6] who, according to Broccoli, had a Gregory Peck quality, but proved unable to cope with the role.^ The initial winner was not Connery but—wait for it—"28-year-old Peter Anthony, a professional model."
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^ "The action-thriller centers on a 14-year-old Eastern European girl who has been raised by her father to be a cold-blooded killing machine.
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^ The 38-year-old actor has agreed to reprise his role as the suave spy but is being paid far less than his predecessor Pierce Brosnan, it has been reported.

[7] .The producers turned to Sean Connery, who ended up playing Bond for five consecutive films (and more subsequently).^ Sean Connery type bond stuff but i understand it was the end of an arc.
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^ In which James Bond film did Sean Bean play 006?
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^ For me Sean Connery is so far the best actor to play James Bond.
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.According to one story, Connery had been suggested by Polish director Ben Fisz, a friend of Saltzman.^ Sean Connery, original producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, film directors, screenwriters, actors and actresses, special effects people, composers, singers and on and on ...

^ Even when the producers coaxed Connery back for one more turn, Bond lost some of his polish.
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^ In the second part , the story covers George Lazenby's one film, Sean Connery's brief return, and Roger Moore's 1970s Bond films.
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.Saltzman viewed Connery in On the Fiddle (also called "Operation Snafu"), the actor's eleventh film.^ The drum & trumpet heavy classical piece that appears throughout many of the Connery films (courtesy of John Barry) is called "007".
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^ In 1961, Fleming sold the film rights to all of his Bond stories, and the following year Dr. No, starring Scottish actor Sean Connery, was released.
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^ Sean Connery, original producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, film directors, screenwriters, actors and actresses, special effects people, composers, singers and on and on ...

.By other accounts, Broccoli first saw Connery in a screening of Darby O'Gill and the Little People (1959).^ She had seen Sean Connery in Darby O’Gill and the Little People and felt that he was really sexy.
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^ Pierce Brosnan : Brosnan is the other person who people think of when they imagine Bond at the moment, especially among viewers who came of age in The Nineties and GoldenEye was the first Bond flick they saw.
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^ Sean Connery, original producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, film directors, screenwriters, actors and actresses, special effects people, composers, singers and on and on ...

[8] Connery had worked as a milkman, truck driver, bricklayer, coffin polisher, and life guard, among other jobs, before getting a break as a dancer in the chorus line of South Pacific in 1950.[9]
.Broccoli and Fleming were cool on Connery, but accepted him after rejecting Richard Johnson, James Mason, Rex Harrison, David Niven, Trevor Howard, Patrick McGoohan, and Broccoli's friend Cary Grant.^ David Niven and Cary Grant would probably have been excellent.
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^ Cool" by presenting him as James Bond.
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^ A unique and characteristic element of Ian Fleming’s Broccoli movies, this is something that has transformed just like the character of James Bond.
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.As Broccoli later said, "I wanted a ballsy guy…Put a bit of veneer over that tough Scottish hide and you've got Fleming's Bond instead of all the mincing poofs we had applying for the job". (Ironically, the rejected David Niven would play an aging Bond in the 1967 parody of Casino Royale in just that mincing way.^ I did not like Casino Royal at all.
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^ Casino Royale is next Bond movie .
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^ If I was to play Bond, that would quickly stop.
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) .Already balding, Connery wore a toupee in all his Bond films.^ Connery wears a toupee in all 6 Bond films.
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^ It is in this film that Connery reached his prime as Bond.
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^ We already HAVE all five James Bonds.
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Connery stated that "the character is not really me, after all".[10] Ian Fleming, after seeing the preview screening of the first film, Dr. No, told his research assistant, "Dreadful. Simply dreadful."[11] Dr. No received mixed reviews, some quite hostile, and even received a rebuke by the Vatican.[11] .Fleming eventually warmed up to Connery sufficiently to establish a Scottish ancestry for Bond in the late novels.^ Fleming's Bond novels are great.
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^ Post-Fleming James Bond novels .
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^ Connery was a Scottish male model and “to pretty” to be Bond according to Fleming.
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The role of Dr. No went to Joseph Wiseman, who had played a similar character in a The Twilight Zone episode One More Pallbearer, after Noel Coward, Christopher Lee, and Max von Sydow were suggested.[12] .(Both Lee and Sydow played Bond villains later.^ In further coincidence, this comment is made to Emma Peel – played by Diana Rigg who would later appear as Tracy Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service .

^ David Niven played Bond, Woody Allen his nephew Jimmy and Orson Welles the baccarat-playing villain Le Chiffre.
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^ This is the American telecast where the American actor Barry Nelson plays Jimmy Bond, an Americanized 007 and Peter Lorre plays the villain LeChiffre .
  • James Bond Pathfinder (No Frames) 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC ils.unc.edu [Source type: General]

) .With just two weeks to go before filming, the part of the first principal Bond girl, Honey Ryder, had yet to be cast.^ (This was the first Bond film I ever saw.
  • foldedspace.org: Rating the Bond Films: The Moore Era 15 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.foldedspace.org [Source type: General]

^ Bond expects a trying two weeks.
  • James Bond Audio Book 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: General]

^ Don’t forget the key Bond girls like Honey Ryder.
  • Sideshow Collectibles » Sean Connery as James Bond - Legacy Edition 12-inch Figure 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.sideshowtoy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Director Young had seen a picture of Swiss-born actress Ursula Andress, then wife of John Derek, when visiting Darryl F. Zanuck over at Fox, and he borrowed the photo and showed it to the producers, who quickly approved the deal.^ He once quoted that he felt embarrassed to be seen performing love scenes with beautiful actresses who were young enough to be his daughters.
  • James Bond Actors The Best The worst Who is | Tigis 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC sigitsusinggih.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So many memorable scenes from the Scottish Bond who made the role his own from the moment he stepped onto the set of Dr. No with the stunning Ursula Andress .
  • James Bond Box Sets - The Ultimate Edition DVD Collections 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.dvdcollections.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ PRNewswire/ -- At the motion picture box office, there is one man who keeps showing that nobody does it better: Bond.
  • 'Quantum of Solace' Biggest Bond Of All Time In North America - Box Office Boffo - Blog on Variety.com 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC www.variety.com [Source type: General]

[13]
On the next film, From Russia with Love, the producers doubled the budget, and shot locales in Europe, which had turned out to be the more profitable market for Dr. No.[14] .Much of the team from the first film returned.^ Dalton's portrayal of Bond stripped away much of the cinematic embellishments that had accumulated on the character in twenty-five years, returning to the literary source material for a version of Bond that had not been seen on screen since the first two films.
  • The men Who Played Bond Chapter 2 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.hmss.com [Source type: General]

^ The film was directed by Lee Tamahori and saw the return of the regular Bond team, with the exception of Desmond Llewellyn - John Cleese being promoted to the 'rank' of Q. .
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A817823 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ The hotly anticipated 21st Bond film is to be based on Fleming's first novel, 'Casino Royale', adopting a return to the roots attitude without Pierce Brosnan.
  • James Bond (Mondo Thingo: Cheat Notes, episode 35) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.abc.net.au [Source type: General]

[15] .The film was the first to feature the pre-title sequence and the first to feature Desmond Llewelyn as Major Boothroyd, now called the Equipment Officer, who finally becomes Q in the third film.^ Where is the gunbarrel logo and the pre-title sequence?
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Finally, a *Pre-Title Storyboard Sequence runs 93 seconds.
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^ After the pre-title sequence, the film opens in Bratislava in Czechoslovakia.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

.Llewelyn appears in a total of seventeen Bond films, the most for any actor playing the same role.^ Another revelation is the introduction of two actors playing the same role.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ Which most Bond films have.
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^ Connery was the first actor to play Bond, appearing in six films beginning with "Dr.
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[16] .The final confrontation between Bond and assassin Donald Grant (Robert Shaw) takes place on the Orient Express and Bond owes his life to Major Boothroyd's deadly attaché case.^ The Living Daylights (Bond as assassin, finally!
  • Whats your favourite James Bond movie? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bond 19 by Major Boothroyd .
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^ Terence Young returning to direct gives us one of the best Bonds mostly due to everything being comparatively credible and also featuring two of the better villains with the switchblade toed Rosa Klebb and Robert Shaw's powerhouse Donald Grant whom Connery takes on mano e mano with some brutal fisticuffs on the Oriental Express.
  • James Bond Blu-ray Collection (Dr. No / Die Another Day / Live and Let Die / For Your Eyes Only / From Russia with Love / Thunderball) � Blu-ray Review - Monsters and Critics 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.monstersandcritics.com [Source type: General]

[17] .It is also the second and last film to feature the role of Sylvia Trench, who was supposed to continue through the series as Bond's somewhat regular bed partner between assignments.^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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^ The second Bond film is also one of the best.
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^ Seriously, it was a great Bond film!
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[18][19] .The violence of the second film was decidedly pumped up from the previous film, with more than double the homicides.^ That film has more action and violence.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ Quantum of Solace is the 22nd film in the 007 franchise, Craig's second after 2006's blockbuster Casino Royale , and the first true sequel to a Bond film, picking up the story just minutes after the previous film ends.
  • James Bond series takes a 'Quantum' leap - USATODAY.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: News]

^ It is grainy, however, but no more so than any other film, and the HD transfer does highlight some production and lighting issues.
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/6534062/James-Bond-Quantum-Of-Solace/Product.html 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

[20]
.Adding to the appeal of mounting the picture, From Russia with Love was also cited by President John F. Kennedy as one of his ten favourite books.^ From Russia with Love is the novel credited with sparking the James Bond craze when it was listed as one of John F. Kennedy 's favourite books.
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Even John F. Kennedy was a fan of the books.
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^ My favorite one is From Russia with Love.
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[21] .It was likely the last film Kennedy saw before his death.^ When I first saw this film, I did not like it.
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^ Like every Bond film that came before, Licence to Ill features an exotic woman in Sanchez's girlfriend, Lupe Lamora (Talisa Soto).
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^ During the early 1970s, Lazenby worked in Hong Kong, and was going to make a film with Bruce Lee right before the actor's untimely death.

[22] .Some critics still resisted the Bond allure on the second Connery film, branding From Russia with Love "a movie made for kicks", but audiences loved it and some critics raved, such as Bosley Crowther who proclaimed "Don't Miss It!".[23] It is the first of the series to have virtually all the elements that appear throughout the series.^ Reasons why From Russia With Love is my favorite Bond movie: .
  • Film Junk Poll: What is the Best James Bond Movie? - Film Junk 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 1977 movie "The Spy Who Loved Me" had a very serious undertone.
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^ In all, the 20 official Bond movies including the first, "Dr.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

[24]
.For the next film, Goldfinger, Guy Hamilton took over as director from Terence Young, putting more humour into Bond's character and more double entendres on the table.^ Next Bond film in 3D .
  • Bond 23 (Page 1) - Absolutely James Bond 10 February 2010 12:30 UTC www.ajb007.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Count me in for more of the Bond films too.
  • James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack, Vol. 4?? - Home Theater Forum Community 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I eagerly await the next Bond film.
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[25] .For the important role of Pussy Galore, Honor Blackman was lured away from her role on the Avengers television series, which later offered up Diana Rigg as well.^ This individually packaged action figure is Honor Blackman as Pussy Galore.
  • JAMES BOND FIGURES & DOLLS, Calendar Toy Action Figure Poster Picture Game Standup UK Cheapest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.starstore.com [Source type: General]

^ Special guest presenter, Honor Blackman, Pussy Galore!
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

^ With the help of Oddjob (Harold Sakata) and Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), Goldfinger plans on raiding Fort Knox.
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[26] .For Auric Goldfinger, Theodore Bikel was considered but the role went to Gert Fröbe, a well-known actor in Europe, whose heavy accent required that his voice be dubbed.^ The powerful tycoon Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe) has initiated "Operation Grand Slam," a cataclysmic scheme to raid Fort Knox and obliterate the world economy.
  • Download official james bond series (22 total) movies at Movie2B.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.movie2b.com [Source type: General]

^ He was a natural for the role because in Britain he was well known for being in the detective series The Saint .
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^ It has a great villain in Auric Goldfinger ( Gert Frobe ), a supreme henchman with Obbjob ( Harold Sakata -- whose hat has a razor-edged brim.
  • 45 years of Bondage: A History of Bond Films -- Part One - Cinematical 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[27]
.Goldfinger is the most noted Bond film by popular culture.^ Pay tribute to some of the most popular James Bond films.
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^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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^ Which most Bond films have.
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The use of a menacing laser, newly invented just years before and not widely known to the public, was a cutting edge demonstration of real technology, and a set-up to perhaps one of the most memorable lines of the Bond films:
.BOND: Do you expect me to talk?^ James Bond"Do you expect me to talk?"
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^ And don't worry, Q will provide you with all the innovative weapons, sophisticated spy-craft, and state-of-the-art gadgets that Bond fans expect.
  • James Bond 007: Agent Under Fire for PlayStation 2 - GameRankings 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.gamerankings.com [Source type: General]

^ Goldfinger: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die.
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GOLDFINGER: No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die![28]
The premiere in the UK created a near riot. .In America, it became the fastest-grossing film ever to date.^ Daniel's second outing as James Bond in Quantum of Solace directed by Marc Forster, which became the highest grossing of the 22 films in the Bond franchise in America… .
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^ The Spy Who Loved Me certainly exceeded Broccoli's hopes at the box office; it pulled in over twice what the last Bond film grossed, and became the biggest Bond film to date in ticket sales.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Actor) and the film became the highest grossing in the history of the 007 franchise.
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.It was the first Bond film to win an Oscar (category: Best Effects, Sound Effects).^ (This was the first Bond film I ever saw.
  • foldedspace.org: Rating the Bond Films: The Moore Era 15 September 2009 5:52 UTC www.foldedspace.org [Source type: General]

^ This is one of the best Bond Films ever!
  • Bond, James Bond Movies 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC faculty.frostburg.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That will always be the BEST Bond film!
  • The 23rd James Bond Film Will Be Shocking! - 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.comicvine.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Ian Fleming died before getting to see the film.^ See Ian Fleming's Jamaican getaway .
  • USATODAY.com - 007 reasons James Bond rules 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.usatoday.com [Source type: General]

^ It may be interesting to note that space satellites and the threat of nuclear destruction were not part of the 1956 Ian Fleming novel on which this film is based.
  • Gadgets? Space Stations? How James Bond Flirts With Science Fiction - SciFi Scanner - AMC 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC blogs.amctv.com [Source type: General]

^ Most Bond films feature the popular spy on a mission and answering to MI6 - but here he's acting out a personal vendetta, and we get to see a different side to Ian Flemings' character.
  • Licence To Kill - Movie Reviews, Photos & Videos, Layouts & Wallpapers, Fan Club 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.flixster.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[25]
.By 1961, the Fleming Thunderball novel had become the biggest hit in the Bond novel series and was the project that re-attracted Cubby Broccoli to consider producing Bond projects in 1961 — most rights to which Harry Salzman held, for he had acquired an option to the most of the Bond movie rights — with the notable exception for Thunderball, which was turned into a script in that year which became the center of a legal dispute between screenwriters and Fleming.^ Fleming's Bond novels are great.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The most original and moving of the Bond novels.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ If he doesn't become the next "Bond", what a waste and shame to the producers of the "Bond" series of movies.
  • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: From Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan: Who Will Be The Next James Bond? 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

[29][30] .Consequently the production of the fourth Bond film by EON, Thunderball, was delayed by those legal disputes between writers.^ Eon Productions, producers of the Bond films, is said to have another in their archives.
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

^ Thunderball is the apex of the Bond cycle of films.
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^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
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.In a court case, McClory sued Fleming, because Fleming had used Thunderball's story and characters without permission.^ Some content used with permission by Jobson Publishing L.L.C. Prices and Products are subject to change without notice.
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^ It is a truly strange, experimental book for Ian Fleming, because the story is told in first person from the point of view of the heroine.
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^ The character was not named for legal reasons connected with EON Productions' ongoing dispute with Kevin McClory over the films rights to the novel Thunderball .
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.He won the film rights to Thunderball, so when Broccoli and Saltzman made Thunderball, it was a co-production with McClory.^ At a scant 106min, QUANTUM OF SOLACE is the shortest Bond film of the official Eon Production line, and the shortest in history after the made-for-television Casino Royale in 1954.

^ In 1961, Fleming closed a deal with producers Harry Saltzman and Albert "Cubby" Broccoli to make the first Bond film, Dr. No.
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^ Initially famed through the best-selling novels, James Bond is now best known for the EON Productions film series, 21 of which have been made as of 2007.
  • James Bond - Action Figures, Toys, Bobble Heads, Collectibles at Entertainment Earth 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.entertainmentearth.com [Source type: General]
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.Part of the deal they made ensured McClory was unable to make Thunderball into a film for ten years.^ The worst film they made.
  • James Bond Film By Film Reviews | Word Magazine 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wordmagazine.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ After For Your Eyes Only she made mostly non-Anglo films for the next twenty years.
  • James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack, Vol. 2 - Blu-ray 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdbeaver.com [Source type: General]

^ To date, three actors have played the part of Q. It is Desmond Llewelyn, however, that made the role his own by appearing as the character in 17 Bond films.
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Apart from Connery, the principal parts were hotly contested. .For the lead Bond girl, Domino, a slew of top female actresses were considered including Raquel Welch, Julie Christie, and Faye Dunaway but the role went to former Miss France Claudine Auger.^ Domino is my fav Bond girl character because of Claudine Auger.
  • 45 years of Bondage: A History of Bond Films -- Part One - Cinematical 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The leading Bond girl for Bond 23 1 2 3 » 12 What actress should be the Bond girl?

^ Top 10 Bond girls .
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[31] .Always with an eye toward European audiences, the producers gave the part of supervillain Emilio Largo to popular Italian actor Adolfo Celi.^ Adolfo Celi is great as Emilio Largo, SPECTRE's #2.
  • The James Bond 007 Film Reviews 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ His appearance as James Bond didn’t really go well with the audiences so the producers decided to give the part back to Sean Connery for the next movie.
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^ Bond's nemesis this go-round is Emilio Largo, a high-ranking SPECTRE member with a high-tech yacht, an army of deadly spear-fishermen and an eye-patch.
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[32] .Connery was eager to start but admitted in a pre-production interview that "My only grumble about the Bond films is that they don't tax one as an actor.^ This time it's about Bond films.
  • James Bond Film By Film Reviews | Word Magazine 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wordmagazine.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Let's admit, though, that only about half the films are good.
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^ This is one of the best Bond Films ever!
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.All one needs is the constitution of a rugby player to get through 18 weeks of swimming, slugging, and necking…I'd like to see someone else tackle Bond."^ This one hooked me on Bond for all time.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ See all Global Government Bonds .
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^ Try him; published by Signet (1961), here are the first 4 sentences of Thunderball (the book): It was one of those days when it seemed to James Bond that all life, as someone put it, was nothing but a heap of six to four against.

[32]
.Connery would later state that Thunderball was his personal favourite performance as Bond (though in later statements, he claims that his favourite is From Russia with Love).^ Sean Connery is still my favourite Bond, though.
  • Film Junk Poll: What is the Best James Bond Movie? - Film Junk 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.filmjunk.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ From Russia with Love is the greatest Bond film, and Sean Connery is the best bond ever.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In “Casino Royale”, M (Judi Dench) refers to Bond as a “blunt instrument”, but Craig delivers much more than this in an excellent performance; the flat out best acted Bond since Connery’s work in “From Russia With Love”.
  • Casino Royale (2006) Movie Review / “007 and Counting”: The Life and Times of the James Bonds | BeyondHollywood.com | Movie News, Reviews, and Opinions 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.beyondhollywood.com [Source type: General]

[33] .Thunderball was the most successful Bond film to date, based on total box office, earning nearly $US1 billion (inflation-adjusted to 2008 US dollars).^ Which most Bond films have.
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^ Every Bond film has been a box office success to a lesser or greater extent.
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^ Thunderball is the apex of the Bond cycle of films.
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.It also inspired other spy films of the 1960s, including the "Harry Palmer" trilogy featuring Michael Caine, the "Derek Flint" series with James Coburn, the "Matt Helm" series with Dean Martin.^ Among the more successful were the four 'Matt Helm' films, based on novels by Donald Hamilton and starring Dean Martin, and the two 'Derek Flint' films, starring James Coburn.
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^ Other films pertaining to James Bond .
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^ Other DVDs featuring Michael Kitchen .
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[34]
.For the fifth Bond film with Connery, You Only Live Twice, Bond comes face-to-face for the first time with arch-nemesis Blofeld (played by Donald Pleasance) Number One in SPECTRE, the world's most powerful criminal organization.^ Unusually James Bond doesn't drive any cars in You Only Live Twice, the only film to date in which he doesn't.
  • Free Car Sales - James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.autotube.co.uk [Source type: News]

^ I've watched You Only Live Twice at least a dozen times, and it has its moments.
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^ Kill is easily one of the best non-Connery Bond films.
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The title comes from a pseudo-haiku written by Fleming in the book, "You only live twice/Once when you're born/And once when you look death in the face."[35] The Bond films are hugely popular in Japan and when the crew arrived for shooting, they were treated exuberantly.[36] Connery, however, was somewhat resigned to the project, lacking the enthusiasm he sported for Thunderball.[37] .Glimpses of Japanese culture were progressive (again a smart bow to Asian audiences by the producers) and the martial arts and ninja sequences novel for the time.^ The glimpses into Japanese culture and attitudes toward suicide and death etc.

^ Thousands of books on popular culture, art, animation, cartoons, comics, films, graphic novels, TV, photography, comic books, artwork, music, sculptures and prints.
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[38]
.You Only Live Twice is the very first James Bond film to jettison the plot premise of the Fleming source material, although the film retains the title, setting the plot entirely in Japan, the use of Blofeld as the main villain and a Bond girl named Kissy Suzuki — the backplot, plot and narrative were entirely screenwriter creations, and based in part on having already scouted locations such as Ninja castles and the volcanic mountains.^ Casino Royale was the title of the very first James Bond novel written by the legendary Ian Fleming.
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^ James Bond as villain?

^ The James Bond Films - 2006 onwards .
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[39] .This would be common during the Roger Moore era, but this is the only Connery film to do so this radically, as the series began to grow beyond Fleming, who had died almost three years before the the release of You Only Live Twice.^ Unless, of course, you only live twice.
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^ Connery had problems with the press during the making of You Only Live Twice.
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^ Roger Moore OWNED the Bond series!
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.After You Only Live Twice, and despite the posters boasting that "Sean Connery is James Bond", Connery announced that it was his last film as Bond.^ Sean Connery / James Bond 12 inch Figure .
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^ The James Bond Films - 2006 onwards .
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^ James Bond, are you a relic?
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.The producers had no desire to give up the series.^ In 1963, he was asked by producer Norman Felton to come up with a televison spy series and that series eventually became THE MAN FROM U.N.C.L.E. starring Robert Vaughn and David McCallum.
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^ Broccoli began co-producing the Bond movies with Harry Saltzman in 1962 when they teamed up to make Dr. No.
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^ With no more Ian Fleming novels left, the producers have to come up with fresh ones for each new movie.
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.He was then replaced by George Lazenby, who starred in On Her Majesty's Secret Service.^ And if Dalton can't make Bond his own, then the seismic earthquake that should accompany Bond not only quitting Her Majesty's Secret Service, but also becoming a rogue agent , never appears.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ The entry for no.9 is wrong, while On Her Majesties Secret Service had instrumental opening titles, the main song featured in the film was Louis Armstrong’s We Have all the Time in the World.
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^ Buy 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service' on DVD or Blu-ray Now.

George Lazenby (1969)

.Australian model George Lazenby became the new 007 in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).^ George Lazenby took over the role for one film, "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," in 1969.

^ On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) Great film, a shame George didn't do more.
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^ On Her Majesty's Secret Service — Blofeld looks different , but so does 007.
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.Timothy Dalton, a later Bond, declined: he claimed he was too young for the role.^ It's mentioned that Timothy Dalton's Bond has been married.
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^ I actually liked Timothy Dalton as Bond.
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^ Timothy Dalton is superb as James Bond.
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.Lazenby had little acting experience beyond a series of chocolate advertisements.^ Having had no prior acting experience, Lazenby's performance is largely derided by most Bond fans.

^ Moore himself was incredibly self-deprecating when he came on stage, describing the series as little more than a lot of horse-riding and bad acting.
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^ Poor George Lazenby not only had to follow Sean Connery, but he did so with virtually no prior acting experience, and it shows in his one outing as 007.
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[40] .His screen tests were satisfactory, and he was offered a contract for seven films.^ According to someone who went to a test screening, this is one of the lines in the new film that lets you know it’s gonna be different to the Pierce Brosnan era: .
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^ And the film offers one of the screen's best fight sequences, with Bond and Grant dueling for their lives in the confined space of a compartment on the Orient Express.
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^ After the release of On Her Majesty's Secret Service , George Lazenby quit the lead role for this very reason, even though he was offered a seven-film contract.
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.However, convinced by his agent that the secret agent would be archaic in the 1970s, Lazenby left the series after one film.^ George Lazenby left the series after one film.
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^ George Lazenby Then: He took over the Bond reins for just one film, 1969's 'On Her Majesty's Secret Service,' before handing them back to Sean Connery for '71's, 'Diamonds Are Forever.'
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^ Subverted in one of the novels about noir-ish Swedish secret agent Carl Hamilton: Carl could not resist the temptation.
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[41]
Lazenby's reviews were generally underwhelming. .Many felt that he was physically convincing but looks foolish in his many loud costume changes and delivers his lines poorly.^ Her delivery of lines is very forced, but thankfully she doesn’t have many to deliver.
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[42] .The film also featured the only breaking of the "fourth wall" in the official EON-produced Bond series.^ Eon Productions, producers of the Bond films, is said to have another in their archives.
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^ However, it is generally considered that only the EON films are "official".
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^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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.(This also occurs in the unofficial film Never Say Never Again (1983) when Sean Connery winks to the audience.^ This film was remade in 1983 as an unofficial Bond film; the remake also featured Sean Connery as Bond.
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^ He would be back in an unofficial Bond film: Never Say Never Again.
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^ He also appeared in the unofficial Thunderball remake Never Say Never Again (1983).
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) .In the pre-credit teaser Lazenby cracks, in reference to Connery's Bond: "This never happened to the other fellow."^ Connery just happened to be the first Bond!
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^ Lazenby: never gets enough credit.
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^ Bond too and from Siberia in the pre-credits sequence.
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[43]
.In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, a conscious attempt was made to establish continuity with previous Bond films by showing scenes from several previous Bond films during the title sequence.^ During the filming, Milligan supervised the scene.
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^ During the pre-title sequence, it was allowed to again show its opponents what it had.
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^ Video: The James Bond title sequences .
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.Furthermore, when Bond is packing up items in his office, several mementos of previous cases, such as the breathing device from Thunderball, are shown, while the score plays musical motifs from those previous films.^ The story is stolen from 3 previous Bond films.
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^ As in earlier Bond films in Fox's Blu-ray Volumes 1 and 2, the music track gets pumped up during the action sequences, especially near the climax of a chase, particularly noxious during the speedboat chase.
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^ The soundtrack is music-heavy given that female lead Kara Milovy is a cellist at the Bratislava Conservatory (incidentially, this was Barry's last Bond score, and it is a love letter to music).
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Sean Connery's return (1971)

.After Lazenby turned down Diamonds Are Forever (1971), the producers decided to return to the formula of Goldfinger.^ After returning to his signature role as James Bond for the last time in Diamonds Are Forever , Sean Connery again stepped down and declined any further 007 adventures.
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^ The singer is perhaps best known for her own associations with 007 when she provided the theme songs to Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever and Moonraker.
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^ He starred in six Ian Fleming films: Dr No (1962), Goldfinger (1964), From Russia With Love (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Diamonds Are Forever (1971).
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.Director Guy Hamilton returned, as well as the regular cast.^ Feature Commentary by Director Guy Hamilton, cast & crew.
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^ Then we have a track devoted exclusively to thoughts from screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz and another by director Guy Hamilton and selected members of the film’s cast and crew.
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^ Guy Hamilton, director of the last three Bond films (as well as the standard bearer Goldfinger ) was dis-invited to direct the next feature.
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.John Gavin was offered the role of Bond and accepted, but the producers were simultaneously attempting to bring Sean Connery back to the role.^ Sean Connery was the first Bond.
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^ James Bond Sean Connery style.
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^ Sean Connery delivers again in his role as James Bond.
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.To clinch the deal, Connery received a remarkable contract: a record US$1.25 million salary, plus 12.5 percent of the gross profits, and an additional US$145,000 per week overtime if filming extended beyond 18 weeks.^ American teen Melanie Oudin extended her remarkable run at the US Open to the quarter-finals with another thrilling win over Nadia Petrova of Russia.
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^ Mark Zucker, Sony has seen more than 25 films cross the $100 million plateau.
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^ RECEPTION: GOLDENEYE was a huge worldwide hit- grossing $350 Million worldwide, with $106 million in the U.S (both broke franchise records at the time).
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.Connery admitted, "I was really bribed back into it...But it served my purpose...Playing James Bond again is still enjoyable."^ 'James Bond is back in action!
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^ James Bond Sean Connery style.
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^ He really nailed it with "James Bond."
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[44] .The original idea was to bring back Auric Goldfinger for a sequel, but that was abandoned.^ Bring back Goldfinger instead by Margot_Tenenbaum .
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^ My advice: no more sequels and bring back Q Branch and Monypenny.
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[45] .In Fleming's novels, Bond attempts to get revenge for the death of his wife in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in You Only Live Twice.^ And if Dalton can't make Bond his own, then the seismic earthquake that should accompany Bond not only quitting Her Majesty's Secret Service, but also becoming a rogue agent , never appears.
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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: .

^ Titles include: Diamonds Are Forever * The James Bond Theme * For Your Eyes Only * From Russia with Love * Goldfinger * Live and Let Die * The Man with the Golden Gun * On Her Majesty's Secret Service * Thunderball * Tomorrow Never Dies * A View to a Kill * You Only Live Twice and many more.
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.But since the latter had been filmed prior to the former, Blofeld (played by English actor Charles Gray) is put into the story of Diamonds Are Forever to give Bond an opportunity to give Blofeld his comeuppance.^ Same could be said about Diamonds Are Forever with the actor that played Blofeld.
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^ Craig becomes Bond in the film, not just an actor playing Bond.
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^ Only five actors have played Bond since the first film, "Dr.
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This results in expanding Fleming's "Blofeld trilogy" into a tetralogy. .Connery returned to the role 12 years later in Never Say Never Again.^ Sean Connery was just 32 years old when he won the role of Agent 007.
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^ After returning to his signature role as James Bond for the last time in Diamonds Are Forever , Sean Connery again stepped down and declined any further 007 adventures.
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^ For complex contractual reasons, this was a free remake of Thunderball , with a different M, Q, and Miss Moneypenny — but with Sean Connery returning as Bond after 12 years (the title refers to his onetime vow not to play the role ever again).
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.For more see Non EON-series column below.^ I did get a real kick out of seeing a classic Bond on the big screen however and would definately see more digital projections from the series if they play them.
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^ For more information, see the subsection, Affected and Non-Affected Software , in this section.
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^ Check out the gallery below to see the Aston Martin's prettiness before it meets its more than likely end in the new movie.
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Roger Moore (1973–1985)

.In early 1972, the search for Connery's replacement began once again.^ Burt Reynolds was also asked by Cubby Broccoli in the early 1970s to replace Connery after Diamonds Are Forever, but turned him down.
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^ Burt Reynolds was also asked in the early 1970s to replace Connery after Diamonds Are Forever , but turned it down.
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.Jeremy Brett, Michael Billington, and Julian Glover (who would later play Aristotle Kristatos in For Your Eyes Only) were considered for the next film in the series, Live and Let Die (1973), with the forty-five year old Roger Moore getting the nod.^ Live and Let Die (1973) Sets up the Moore series nicely.
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^ Roger Moore's first take as Bond was in Live And Let Die (1973).
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^ LOVE live n let die.
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[46] .Moore would become the longest-serving Bond, spending twelve years in the role and making seven official films.^ What we are concerned with are the Bonds that make up the 21 official 007 films.
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^ Roger Moore took up the role of James Bond for seven films.
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^ Also to be included in the list of what makes a bond film.
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[47][48] .Moore tried not to imitate either Sean Connery or his performance as Simon Templar in The Saint, and depicted Bond in a more light-hearted and comedic way.^ James Bond Sean Connery style.
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^ Sean Connery Bond (obedient) .
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^ To me, he's more like a combination of Sean Connery & Roger Moore's Bond.
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[49] .In sharp contrast to the way Lazenby was introduced, the first two Moore films actually avoided common Bond film motifs, having him smoke cigars instead of cigarettes, and drink a bourbon instead of a martini.^ (This was the first Bond film I ever saw.
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^ The first James Bond film.
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^ This is the first Bond film to look polished.
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One critic noted, "Roger Moore has none of the gravitas of Sean Connery…he does fit slickly into the director's presentation of Bond as a lethal comedian".[50]
.Moore's second film, The Man with the Golden Gun, was a box office disappointment, and Broccoli was determined not to be upstaged.^ When The Man with the Golden Gun is good, it’s very, very good.
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^ The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) 10.
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^ Roger Moore brought a light tone and a suave assurance to the series, and in The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), he battles million-dollar assassin Christopher Lee, one of Bond's most magnetic adversaries.
  • Amazon.com: The James Bond Collection, Vol. 1 (Special Edition): Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Ursula Andress, Bernard Lee, Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Pierce Brosnan, Jonathan Pryce, Michelle Yeoh, Teri Hatcher, Christopher Lee, Guy Hamilton, John Glen, Lewis Gilbert, Martin Campbell, Roger Spottiswoode, Terence Young, Berkely Mather, Bruce Feirstein: Movies & TV 9 February 2010 12:26 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[51]
.Roger Moore's third film, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), became a turning point for the series in two ways: it was the first film produced by Broccoli alone, as Harry Saltzman was forced to sell his half of the Bond film franchise in 1975 for twenty million pounds following huge debts;[52] and also the first to include a completely original storyline, as Ian Fleming had given permission to use only the title of the novel.^ Published in 1953, it was the first book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ Casino Royale was the title of the very first James Bond novel written by the legendary Ian Fleming.
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^ Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman produced most of these up until 1975, when Broccoli became the sole producer.
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[53]
.Moore's fourth film, Moonraker, was the last Bond film to use the title of a Fleming novel until 2006's Casino Royale.^ CASINO ROYALE - 2006 .
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^ Casino Royale was the title of the very first James Bond novel written by the legendary Ian Fleming.
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^ The Bond of the Casino Royale novel is neither Connery nor Lazenby and certainly not Moore.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

.The next two films, For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy, used both of the titles of Bond short story anthologies and each incorporated material from multiple stories in those anthologies.^ (James Bond short stories).
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Hans from Your Eyes Only (rebellious) .
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^ The film has nothing to do with that short story.
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.The film Octopussy can be read as a sequel to Fleming's short story of the same name.^ The film has nothing to do with that short story.
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^ In mid-December, The Sun started a rumour that Ian Flemings short story Risico would provide the title and plot basis for Bond 22.
  • Quantum Of Solace (James Bond 22, 2008) - Movie-List Forum 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.movie-list.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Perhaps “The Hildebrand Rarity.” Or even “The Property of a Lady” (even though the bulk of that story has been adapted into parts of Octopussy , a film that has absolutely zero to do with its story).
  • James Bond : Allyn Gibson 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.allyngibson.net [Source type: General]

.Moore showed interest in departing the series after 1981's For Your Eyes Only, and a string of younger actors, including James Brolin, Oliver Tobias, and Michael Billington, screen-tested for the part.^ Roger Moore's Bond flicks can't be taken seriously, with the exception of "For Your Eyes Only".
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ At the beginning for For Your Eyes Only, Moore even visits her grave.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ For your eyes only 06.
  • Whats your favourite James Bond movie? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, EON eventually persuaded him to return in 1983's Octopussy, due to the non-EON Bond film, Never Say Never Again, being released in the same year.^ Surprise: Who returns to a Bond film as "Octopussy"."
  • Amazon.com: "James Bond " films-- Best to bottom worse. 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Favorite Bond film I would have to say is Tomorrow Never Dies.
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^ In 1983 Sean Connery returned to play Bond once more in, Never Say Never Again .
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[54] .Because he was rather old for the required action and the demands of the character (Moore was 55 at the time), stunt doubles were employed often (over a hundred stuntmen in total), and only the close-ups are surely Moore.^ In the film, Bond (Moore again) travels to India and encounters the title character on a manmade island where she trains women in “business.” I’m uncertain what follows next because the only thing I can remember are the numerous double entendres as Bond makes references to Octopussy’s name and wonders how she got it (According to her, it was because she had a fondness for octopi).
  • Top 10 Worst James Bond Movies » Scene-Stealers 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.scene-stealers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The action sequences actually made me angry because I *wanted* to be able to see what was happening but simply could not take in the “big picture” due to the uber-close ups and camera angle change (literally) every half second.
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^ I put together a few interesting combinations of faces and costumes in a characters code in multiplayer that gives you at total of 55 characters.
  • 007 GoldenEye N64 - Xbox Live - GoldenEye 64 Cheats! 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC www.goldeneyeforever.com [Source type: General]

[55] .Moore would only regret his last film, A View to a Kill (1985), which was poorly received by critics.^ The only large criticism, would be for the directing of this film.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ A View to a Kill - 1985 - Roger Moore 15.
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^ A View to a Kill (1985) One of the weakset for me.
  • James Bond Film By Film Reviews | Word Magazine 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wordmagazine.co.uk [Source type: General]

[56]
.In undertaking the challenge of creating his own version of Bond, Moore merged some of the characteristics of his role in his series The Saint with the Bond persona.^ Kinda Roger Moore’s version of Bond.
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^ Opinion is divided as to whether his approach succeeded, some praising Timothy's darker interpretation of the role, others criticising him for being too serious and unable to deliver Bond's puns and one-liners convincingly.
  • http://www.bbc.co.uk/dna/h2g2/A817814 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bbc.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Before making a role of James Bond, he’s very famous as Simon Templar in a hit TV series called The Saint (1962) .
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.Critics thought this Bond more of a charmer, more debonair, more calculating, and more casually lascivious in a somewhat detached but amused manner.^ I was somewhat skeptical at first, not because of Daniel Craig, but more because James Bond type movies aren't my thing.

^ I thought I would be disappointed by the more 'realistic' version of Bond, but was won over by the end of the movie.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I thought George was an excellent choice for James Bond, and if he would have done more movies i'd replace Sean with him.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.He appears just as strong physically as Connery (at least in the early pictures), but not quite as graceful in action.^ Strong, exotic, sexually aware, Solitaire was the kind of woman who simply did not appear in the popular literature of the day, at least not as a good girl.

^ Too American (John Gavin was just about set to step in for Connery as Bond) and not quite interesting enough.
  • Culture Dogs - Sam Hatch's Favorite James Bond Films 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wwuh.org [Source type: General]

^ Early Connery and Moore had quite a few B moments.
  • James Bond - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

.Moore's adaptation applied more fantasy and humour than other Bonds.^ This is more Bond than you think.
  • Top 10 Worst James Bond Movies » Scene-Stealers 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.scene-stealers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Far too Gadget happy (more so than any other Bond film).
  • Bond. James Bond. - CHUD Forums 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ More of an action movie than a bond movie.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The series managed to stay afloat by adding contemporary material and new characters to shore up the dated Fleming plots.^ Stay up to date with all Treyarch News .
  • Treyarch > News > 1up: James Bond 007 Quantum Of Solace The Game (xbox 360) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]
  • Treyarch > News > Gamespy: James Bond 007 In Quantum Of Solace (ps3) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

^ In the “added features” material, they show this scene and admit that a new director and writer got it wrong!
  • James Bond Ruined the Martini 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC manzine.org [Source type: Original source]

^ His inventive use of continuous shots and his deep focus on relationships breaking apart between characters might be a cool new direction for the Bond series.
  • A director royale? The James Bond series may just get handed to Mendes, Sam Mendes | EW.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC movie-critics.ew.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[57]

Timothy Dalton (1987–1994)

.Timothy Dalton had been considered to replace Sean Connery in 1968, but he walked away from his screen test feeling, at the age of 22, that he was too young for the role.^ I feel like the real Bond is finally back (he came back for a small time in guise of Timothy Dalton).
  • MGM James Bond films for Blu-ray releases! - Page 2 - Blu-ray Forum 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC forum.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In that time, Timothy Dalton either left the role, or was fired (depending on who you talk to), and many actors, including Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Sam Neil (who actually tested for the role in 86), and Hugh Grant, were considered as replacements.
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^ If I consider the overall quality of moviemaking, writing, acting, and direction I’d say Craig’s bond is just ahead of Sean Connery.
  • 9 Reasons Daniel Craig is the Worst James Bond Ever | Buzz Pirates 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.buzzpirates.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[58] 12 years later, Dalton was approached again to possibly replace Roger Moore in For Your Eyes Only but the producers did not have a script and he feared being asked to do a Spy Who Loved Me/Moonraker type of film which "Weren't my idea of Bond films."[59] Dalton was the first actor to be offered The Living Daylights but initially had to turn it down as the original shooting date clashed with commitments on the film Brenda Starr. .Pierce Brosnan was then cast, but when his cancelled television show Remington Steele was renewed in 1986, he was prevented from continuing.^ With the popular television show Remington Steele in mind, Mom would be mixing up the drinks and sporting her favorite pant-suit for the rare occasion.
  • Kim Morgan: James Bond Through The Ages 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Through no fault of his own, Brosnan lost the Bond role back in 1986 by being "manipulated by very short, greedy little men," who wanted to capitalize on his new Bond fame by optioning another 22 episodes of his Remington Steele series after it had been cancelled.....
  • GoldenEye News - 1 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.klast.net [Source type: General]

^ Finally, the series came back to life in 1995 with a new Bond in the form of Pierce Brosnan and renewed popularity.
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[56] .Several actors were screen-tested, including Sam Neill and Lewis Collins, before Dalton was offered a revised production date which he was able to accommodate, and no sooner than he wrapped shooting on Brenda Starr than Dalton found himself in the shoulder holster for The Living Daylights.^ He was supposed to appear in The Living Daylights , but the production staff of Remington Steele decided to pull a fast one on EON Productions.
  • James Bond - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Licence to Kill gets off to a jolting start when Bond's CIA buddy Felix Leiter (David Hedison) is no sooner married than his wife is murdered and Felix himself is nearly tortured to death.
  • Blu-ray Review: Licence to Kill (James Bond, License to Kill) (1989) 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.blu-ray.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In that time, Timothy Dalton either left the role, or was fired (depending on who you talk to), and many actors, including Mel Gibson, Liam Neeson, Sam Neil (who actually tested for the role in 86), and Hugh Grant, were considered as replacements.
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[60]
.Best known for his stage and television roles and trained in the British Shakespearean tradition, Dalton's Bond differs noticeably from his predecessors.^ The James Bond Story (1999) - documentary DVD This documentary looks at the different characterizations each actor has brought to the role to discover the elements that make up Bond.
  • Bond Lifestyle - clothes, gadgets, guns, cars and lifestyle in the James Bond movies and novels 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC jamesbondlifestyle.com [Source type: General]

^ Commenting on the announcement, Wilson and Broccoli said "We are fortunate to continue in the Bond tradition of attracting the finest international actors for our starring roles.
  • James Bond, 22 film starts production 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: General]

^ One of the best ad campaigns for 007 was for the benefit of a roundly disrespected Bond impersonator, Timothy Dalton: "His Bad Side Is a Dangerous Place to Be."
  • Film Reviews & Movie Showtimes | James Bond | 'Casino Royale' 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.metroactive.com [Source type: General]

The Guardian remarked, "Dalton hasn't the natural authority of Connery nor the facile charm of Moore, but Lazenby he is not."[61] The film returned to "realism" and a more credible plot, with less fantasy and gratuitous humour.
.To save on production costs and taxes, Eon decided to shoot the next Bond film, Licence to Kill, in Mexico rather than at Pinewood Studios in the UK. The film's darker and more violent plot elicited calls for cuts by the British Board of Film Classification.^ Licence to Kill is Bond's darkest assignment.
  • Licence To Kill [DVD] [1989]: Amazon.co.uk: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, Frank McRae, David Hedison, Wayne Newton, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Starke, Everett McGill, Desmond Llewelyn, John Glen, Albert R. Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Tom Pevsner, Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum: DVD 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.amazon.co.uk [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So we decided to move to a more serious Bond.
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^ Previous stories Bond: Licence to Kill .
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[56] .Licence to Kill is the first Bond film by EON to not use the title of any Fleming novel or short story (although it uses material from the Fleming short story "The Hildebrand Rarity" and novel Live and Let Die).^ (James Bond short stories).
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Previous stories Bond: Licence to Kill .
  • Bond: Licence to Kill - JoBlo.com 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

.It and subsequent Bond films were novelised.^ Though his subsequent career fizzled, this one-hit wonder is responsible for one of the best Bond films of all time.
  • DVDFanatic Review: James Bond Ultimate Edition Vol. 3 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdfanatic.com [Source type: General]

^ Licence to Kill was the first James Bond film since Moonraker to be novelised.
  • Licence to Kill - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ When production later began on this film, McClory successfully sued the executive producers, was given a producer credit, and the subsequent film rights to this Bond film only .
  • 45 years of Bondage: A History of Bond Films -- Part One - Cinematical 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Reviews for the film were mixed. .With box office admissions close to that of The Man with the Golden Gun, the worst attended Bond film to date, some thought that replacing the basic style and elegance of a Bond film with "realism" was a mistake.^ I thought the new bond films were a reboot?
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Even though some of your worst Bond films I'd have disagree.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Worst 007 Bond Films: .
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[62]
.In 1989, the same year of Dalton's second and last appearance, MGM/UA was sold to the Australian based broadcasting group Quintex, which wanted to merge the company with Pathé.^ It also might be that they want to announce something to counter the discussion whether Bond will be delayed by MGM/UA's creeping death as an ongoing business.
  • The Hot Blog: Sam Mendes + Bond = Dumb 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.mcnblogs.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ License to Kill : Timothy Dalton's second and last shot at playing James Bond isn't nearly as much fun as his debut, two years earlier, in the 1987 The Living Daylights .
  • Make Mine a 007 Store - James Bond Ultimate Edition - Vol. 2 (A View to a Kill / Thunderball / Die Another Day / The Spy Who Loved Me / Licence to Kill) 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC astore.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Anyway, this guy Kerkorian that is the majority owner of MGM/UA is selling the company , its film library, and its intellectual property, including the James Bond series.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Danjaq, the Swiss based parent company of EON, sued MGM/UA because the Bond back catalogue was being licensed to Pathé, who intended to broadcast the series on television in several countries worldwide without the approval of Danjaq.^ I'm back to being a Bond movie fan.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Cosidered an "unofficial" Bond film because it was not produced by MGM and Danjaq."
  • Amazon.com: "James Bond " films-- Best to bottom worse. 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Fans of Classic 007 who would like to protest the Bourne again "Bond" series have an opportunity to do so this weekend, by purchasing a tickets for: Bolt, Twilight, or Madagascar 2.

.These legal disputes engendered a six-year hiatus in the series.^ Brosnan was just what the franchise needed after the six-year hiatus due to legal issues.
  • James Bond - Television Tropes & Idioms 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC tvtropes.org [Source type: General]

^ Accepting the assignment in 1996, he spent the next seven years adding six novels, three short stories and three movie novelizations to the series.
  • James Bond Interview -- Raymond Benson 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.buzznews.net [Source type: General]

^ It is too bad there were legal issues with the series and that it was halted for 6 years.
  • ROTTEN TOMATOES: Bonding with Bond, Day 18: Licence to Kill 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.rottentomatoes.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Nonetheless, official pre-production of another film began in May 1990, for release in late 1991. Generic promotional materials for "Bond 17" were unveiled at the Cannes Film Festival at around the same time.^ Eon Productions, producers of the Bond films, is said to have another in their archives.
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
  • James Bond Posters * CineMasterpieces * 007 James Bond Movie Posters * Vintage Real Old Original Film Movie Posters 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemasterpieces.com [Source type: General]

^ They are also doing a promotion on the Bond films.
  • MGM Press Release: Licence to Kill and The Man With The Golden Gun (Blu-ray) - Home Theater Forum Community 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: General]

A detailed story draft, widely available online and spread over 17 pages, was written by Alfonso Ruggiero Jr. and Michael G. Wilson. .The 'Imagineering' division of Walt Disney Studios were also involved in the film's development at some point, specifically in the development of the high-tech robots prominent in that early treatment.^ Hopefully you won't be disappointed, great film, some great tech used in the film as well.
  • http://www.play.com/DVD/Blu-ray/4-/6534062/James-Bond-Quantum-Of-Solace/Product.html 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.play.com [Source type: General]

^ "It's a tough casting job to replace someone whose qualities are stuck in people's heads," said Marcia Ross, senior vp casting at Walt Disney Studios.
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^ It involves some imagination, being a thought experiemtn.
  • “Right to life” vs. “License to kill”: A Libertarian Case for the Pro-Life Position - LJMiller96’s blog - RedState 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.redstate.com [Source type: Original source]

[63]
.Owing to the legal disputes, the production of Dalton's third film was postponed several times.^ It is a very enjoyable film (for the third time).
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^ Dalton was contracted to do three films, but various legal disputes held up filming after the second was released.
  • James Bond (character) - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

^ Its a pity he never got a third film, as I truly think he would have won more people over had he been given some time.
  • Bond: Licence to Kill - JoBlo.com 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.joblo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In an interview in 1993, Timothy Dalton said that Michael France was writing the story for the film, which was due to begin production in January or February 1994.[64] It never began and in April 1994, Dalton resigned from the role.^ Timothy Dalton won the role instead but only made 2 films.
  • GoldenEye News - 1 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.klast.net [Source type: General]

^ The GoldenEye story begins in Nov 1994.
  • Zoonami - The Making of GoldenEye 007 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC www.zoonami.com [Source type: General]

^ Timothy Dalton was contracted to make three films as 007; the third, intended for release in 1991 , was expected to be named The Property of a Lady .
  • Licence to Kill - Quantum of Solace at the James Bond 007 Wiki 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC jamesbond.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[65]

Pierce Brosnan (1995–2004)

.To replace Dalton, the producers cast Pierce Brosnan, whom they had met on the set of For Your Eyes Only when he came to visit his wife, Cassandra Harris (who had a small part as Countess Lisl von Schlaf), but had been prevented from taking over the role from Roger Moore in 1985 because of his contract for Remington Steele.^ Roger Moore is my favorite actor but I also like Pierce Brosnan.
  • Bond... James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.squidoo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ That offer came again when the producers failed to get Pierce Brosnan out from his contract in the TV series Remington Steele (1982) .
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^ At the beginning for For Your Eyes Only, Moore even visits her grave.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

[66][67] .By then, the world had changed drastically and Brosnan had gone through changes as well.^ The world had been through some changes, and so had Bond.
  • Amazon.com: GoldenEye (Special Edition): Joe Don Baker, Sean Bean, Samantha Bond, Pierce Brosnan, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Judi Dench, Pavel Douglas, Serena Gordon, Constantine Gregory, Famke Janssen, Gottfried John, Tchéky Karyo, Michael Kitchen, Simon Kunz, Olivier Lajous, Desmond Llewelyn, Billy J. Mitchell, Scorupco, Izabella, Scorupco, Izabella: Movies & TV 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Amazon.com: GoldenEye: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane, Gottfried John, Alan Cumming, Tchéky Karyo, Desmond Llewelyn, Samantha Bond, Martin Campbell, Albert R. Broccoli, Anthony Waye, Barbara Broccoli, Bruce Feirstein, Ian Fleming, Jeffrey Caine, Michael France: Movies & TV 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So even though the world had been through all kinds of changes, there were still evil villans out there who nedeed to be stopped.
  • Amazon.com: GoldenEye (Special Edition): Joe Don Baker, Sean Bean, Samantha Bond, Pierce Brosnan, Robbie Coltrane, Alan Cumming, Judi Dench, Pavel Douglas, Serena Gordon, Constantine Gregory, Famke Janssen, Gottfried John, Tchéky Karyo, Michael Kitchen, Simon Kunz, Olivier Lajous, Desmond Llewelyn, Billy J. Mitchell, Scorupco, Izabella, Scorupco, Izabella: Movies & TV 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Amazon.com: GoldenEye: Pierce Brosnan, Sean Bean, Izabella Scorupco, Famke Janssen, Joe Don Baker, Judi Dench, Robbie Coltrane, Gottfried John, Alan Cumming, Tchéky Karyo, Desmond Llewelyn, Samantha Bond, Martin Campbell, Albert R. Broccoli, Anthony Waye, Barbara Broccoli, Bruce Feirstein, Ian Fleming, Jeffrey Caine, Michael France: Movies & TV 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The central villain, Sanchez, is very strong and well acted -- and also a nice change away from villains who want to destroy the world.
  • Amazon.com: License (Licence) to Kill [VHS]: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, Frank McRae, David Hedison, Wayne Newton, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Starke, Everett McGill, Desmond Llewelyn, John Glen, Albert R. Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Tom Pevsner, Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum: Video 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Amazon.com: Licence To Kill (Special Edition): Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Carey Lowell, Talisa Soto, Anthony Zerbe, Frank McRae, David Hedison, Wayne Newton, Benicio Del Toro, Anthony Starke, Everett McGill, Desmond Llewelyn, John Glen, Albert R. Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson, Tom Pevsner, Ian Fleming, Richard Maibaum: Movies & TV 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Shortly after Remington Steele was cancelled in 1987, Brosnan's wife was diagnosed with cancer and he cared for her until she died in 1991. In the next three years he worked only occasionally, so by 1994 he was ready to take on the Bond role.^ The last few weekends, I've been watching as a 12 year old boy works his way through my James Bond DVDs, so I feel as ready as ever to tackle the newest Bond.

^ With the popular television show Remington Steele in mind, Mom would be mixing up the drinks and sporting her favorite pant-suit for the rare occasion.
  • Kim Morgan: James Bond Through The Ages 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.huffingtonpost.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Through no fault of his own, Brosnan lost the Bond role back in 1986 by being "manipulated by very short, greedy little men," who wanted to capitalize on his new Bond fame by optioning another 22 episodes of his Remington Steele series after it had been cancelled.....
  • GoldenEye News - 1 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.klast.net [Source type: General]

.He stated his hopes for remaking Bond: "I would like to see what is beneath the surface of this man, what drives him on, what makes him a killer.^ Anyhow, would he make a good Bond?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Jay Z would make a fine Bond.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ But I would like to see him as ‘Q’.
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I think we will peel back the onion skin, as it were".[62] He also relished the fact that Goldfinger was the first film he had ever seen and now he would get to play Bond, "Little did I think I would be playing the role someday."[68]
Although little attention had been paid in the past to the Scottish background of Connery, Lazenby's Australian background, or the Welsh ancestry of Timothy Dalton, some British fans thought there was something odd about an Irishman playing Bond, and some referred to Pierce Brosnan as "James O'Bond".[69]
.The new Bond smokes cigars and he favours Italian-made suits.^ The new-look Bond comes complete with a female boss, a Swiss watch, a German BMW and, most noticeably, an Italian suit.
  • GoldenEye News - 1 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.klast.net [Source type: General]

^ Until the characters, action and technology are made fun again, the new Bond flicks will pale in comparison to the heydays of Connery and Moore.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Dressed in a tailor-made suit, Lazenby - looking not unlike a potential 007 - made a series of commercials that were shown constantly in the UK. He had also heard that Saltzman and Broccoli were looking for a new Bond.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

.More importantly, Brosnan's GoldenEye was the first film of the series to be produced since the disintegration of the Soviet Union.^ In no uncertain terms, the reboot saved the series: GoldenEye became the first Bond flick to gross over $100 million domestically and more than doubled the international take of Licence ; what's more, each subsequent Brosnan Bond film made more, both domestically and internationally, than the one before it.
  • Whatever: A Little Respect for Pierce Brosnan 15 September 2009 5:52 UTC scalzi.com [Source type: General]

^ Since Dr. No only took place on Jamaica and didn't feature a lot of different sets, the producers and director were able to get a bit more wild with this one.
  • 45 years of Bondage: A History of Bond Films -- Part One - Cinematical 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cinematical.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The 'Charlie's Angels' star was one of the biggest sex symbols of the '70s and had won acclaim for turning to more serious film and TV roles in the 1980s.
  • James Bond's 'Dr. No' Villain Dies at 91 | PopEater.com 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.popeater.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This cast doubt over whether Bond was still relevant in the modern world, as many of the previous films pitted him against Soviet adversaries.^ Later, when Bond is convinced of her guilt, she still manages to cast doubt.
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 1) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond at home and I doubt the film-makers will do that...

^ His take on Bond has been more "deadly intelligence operative" and less "martini-sipping playboy," though those aspects of the character are still part of what defines him.
  • Treyarch > News > Gamespy: James Bond 007 In Quantum Of Solace (ps3) 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.treyarch.com [Source type: General]

[70] Gone is state-sponsored crime, now replaced by Russian mobs and gangsters. .Another major change was casting Judi Dench as M, reflecting that MI5 (the UK Security Service) was now headed by a female, Dame Stella Rimington.^ What didn't work for me was Dame Judi Dench.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The major casting blunders are the female leads.
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^ Bond has a "new man" image with classical British actress Judi Dench taking on the role of his boss M. "There is now a woman at the head of the British secret service and the film reflects that -- quite rightly in my view.
  • GoldenEye News - 1 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.klast.net [Source type: General]

.Actress Samantha Bond was cast as Miss Moneypenny.^ (Pictured: Samantha Bond, the new Miss.
  • The James Bond 007 Film Reviews 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the novels (but not in the films), Bond has had two secretaries, Loelia Ponsonby and Mary Goodnight , who in the films typically have their roles and lines transferred to M's secretary Miss Moneypenny .
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Miss Moneypenny's Rolodex - Bond Girl listing Cult Sirens: Bond Girls When you talk about Bond Girls, it's interesting to note that a majority of these actresses often suffered career lag after their participation in 007's adventures.
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[71]
.Some of the film industry felt that it would be "futile" to make a comeback for the Bond series, and that it was best left as "an icon of the past".[72] However, when released, the film was viewed as a successful revivification that effectively adapted the series for the 1990s.^ Anyhow, would he make a good Bond?
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This is one of the best Bond Films ever!
  • Bond, James Bond Movies 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC faculty.frostburg.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I love the Bond series, and there have been some truly awful Bond films in the past, this is not one of them.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[73] .The film had the highest admissions since Connery's You Only Live Twice.^ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE was huge in scale, but it wasn't campy.
  • Whats your favourite James Bond movie? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Probably the best Connery movie.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967) .
  • Culture Dogs - Sam Hatch's Favorite James Bond Films 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wwuh.org [Source type: General]

.Tom Shone commented, "Brosnan shares none of Connery's virtues but has also been careful to avoid Moore's vices.^ Sean Connery thinks that it’s okay to slap a woman , Pierce Brosnan seems kind of smarmy to me, and I have no clue who Roger Moore or Timothy Dalton is.
  • James Bond | The Frisky 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.thefrisky.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Our story basically centered around Brosnan's Bond training the new guy, while SPECTER returns and goes after the retired Bonds -- Connery, Moore, Dalton, and Lazenby.
  • Bond. James Bond. - CHUD Forums 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This would bring his total to five - just behind Roger Moore (7) and Sean Connery (6), but ahead of Pierce Brosnan (4), Timothy Dalton (2) and George Lazenby (1).
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.It doesn't give him much room for maneuver, but then maneuvering in tight corners is the one thing Brosnan is quite good at."^ That's one thing the Brosnan Bonds don't have.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He f**king gives away the entire plot with that one line, and it proves that the entire thing happened in Arnie's mind.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Of course, whether the greater subtlety in Sanchez is a good thing or not goes back to what one believes a grittier, more realistic Bond is a good thing.
  • Licence To Kill: Ultimate Edition (1989) 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.dvdmg.com [Source type: General]

.Another critic stated, "The film is located precisely on the cusp between fantasy and near reality.^ Westbrook has done a stunning job of weaving the two storylines – real and fictional – into one another, and used the books rather than the films as her source material.
  • james bond « Meeester Nik 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.nik.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ Even though young children have some understanding of what it means to pretend, they are developmentally unable to distinguish clearly between fantasy and reality.
  • Trained to Kill - Christianity Today magazine - ChristianityTodayLibrary.com 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.ctlibrary.com [Source type: General]

^ The difference is in the length of time between when someone states an "obvious" fact and when you come to realize the truth of that fact.
  • MAT 007 I News WWW Edition 9 February 2010 12:26 UTC www.math.toronto.edu [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.For the first time in a Bond film there is something that could be called emotion."^ It is the first time Bond has finished a film in a Bond Woman’s domain.

^ This time it's about Bond films.
  • James Bond Film By Film Reviews | Word Magazine 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wordmagazine.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ There are conflicting opening dates for the first Bond film.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

.And another, "Bond is back with a bang."^ Also, Pierce Brosnan's Bond was very much back on Her Majesty's Secret Payroll at the end of Die Another Day.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Anyhow, Bond hijacks the plane with the missiles and takes off with one bad guy in hot pursuit and another in the back seat .
  • The Science of James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.uwgb.edu [Source type: General]

^ They really shoud have bring back that chair for another exciting sequence, and by chance this 00000000Craig would give up the Bond movies.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[71][74]
.After the triumph of GoldenEye, there was pressure to recreate success in its follow-up, Tomorrow Never Dies, also at MGM.^ TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997) .
  • Culture Dogs - Sam Hatch's Favorite James Bond Films 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wwuh.org [Source type: General]

^ Tomorrow never dies 04.
  • Whats your favourite James Bond movie? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Tomorrow Never Dies – 1997.
  • DVDFanatic Review: James Bond Ultimate Collection 4 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdfanatic.com [Source type: General]

.The studio had recently been sold to billionaire Kirk Kerkorian, who wanted the release to coincide with their public stock offering, and the worldwide audience.^ Several of the largest studios now offer catalog titles on Hulu , and Metro-Goldwyn Mayer recently posted a few films to YouTube.
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^ John offered these to us for publication, and we jumped at the chance to share them with James Bond fans worldwide.
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

^ The Bond expert who accompanied us to Pinewood Studios (more on that later) and the museum didn't want to focus on it either.
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Co-producer Michael G. Wilson said, "You realise that there's a huge audience and I guess you don't want to come out with a film that's going to somehow disappoint them." The rush to complete it meant the budget spiralled to around $US110 million.[75] Most of the locales were in Asia. .Breaking completely with Fleming, with no direct references to the novels, the plot is nevertheless reminiscent of The Spy Who Loved Me.^ The Spy who loved Me but not for cinematic reasons.
  • Bond. James Bond. - CHUD Forums 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC chud.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In his fictional biography of Bond, John Pearson gave his birthdate as 11 November ( Armistice Day) 1920, although there is no evidence for this in Fleming's novels.

^ No love for Lois Maxwell who was the original Mrs. Moneypenny for 3 decades.
  • Can you name the actresses who played these Bond girls? - sporcle 10 February 2010 12:30 UTC www.sporcle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.The incorporation of stealth technology and cruise missiles makes the story somewhat up-to-date.^ It would have to be updated (like Royale was) but yeah, much cooler story than the film - except the film had that crazy car stunt, so that makes up for it a little...
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 February 2010 12:26 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ All the 007 news stories and articles are automatically posted to the MI6 Facebook page, so you are always up to date with the latest James Bond developments.
  • James Bond - Boxxet 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To thwart Carver's plans for WWIII, the two agents head for Carver's stealth ship where a cruise missile is aimed at Beijing.
  • James Bond Ultimate Collection 4 [10 Discs] - AC3 - DVD 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bestbuy.com [Source type: General]

.Brosnan portrayed Bond in two more films, The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002), and a video game, Everything or Nothing, before it was announced by EON that Brosnan was no longer required as the film series was about to be rebooted and the search for a new 007 (eventually Daniel Craig) was on.^ Brosnan first played Bond in "GoldenEye" and last appeared in "Die Another Day" in 2002.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ And I love very much the video game "Everything or Nothing"...
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I really enjoyed the first Daniel Craig reboot of the series.
  • 8 ridiculous James Bond gadgets that should be forgotten forever | DVICE 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC dvice.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though strong in its action scenes, production values, and acting, some critics found the final two Brosnan films to be too hyperkinetic with little time to savour the characters.^ The movie includes some good acting with some amazing action scenes .
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^ Quick verdict - terrific acting, a fine, complicated storyline, and fantastically choreographed action with real stunts and real production values.
  • James Bond - Boxxet 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.boxxet.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The gun has a very strong kick, and the time required for the character to return the gun to position limits its rate to less than two rounds per second; this unwieldiness is compounded by the revolver action which introduces a delay of about a sixth of a second between when the trigger is pulled and the gun fires.
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[76]
.Following the success of GoldenEye, Kevin McClory also attempted to remake Thunderball again as Warhead 2000.^ And people rag Kevin McClory for wanting to remake Thunderball ?
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 4) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ A second attempt by McClory to remake Thunderball in the 1990s with Sony Pictures was halted by legal action which resulted in the studio abandoning its aspirations for a rival James Bond series.
  • James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: General]
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The script had been the brainchild of Kevin McClory, who served as a producer on the 1965 screen version of Thunderball.
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

.Liam Neeson and Timothy Dalton were considered for 007, while Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin were developing the film at Sony Pictures.^ He refused to see any of Timothy Dalton's 007 films for personal reasons.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ The 17th Bond film was a runaway box-office success, thanks to the arrival of Pierce Brosnan (following the departure of Timothy Dalton) to play the suave, danger-loving Agent 007.
  • DVDFanatic Review: James Bond Ultimate Edition Vol. 3 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdfanatic.com [Source type: General]

^ One of the best ad campaigns for 007 was for the benefit of a roundly disrespected Bond impersonator, Timothy Dalton: "His Bad Side Is a Dangerous Place to Be."
  • Film Reviews & Movie Showtimes | James Bond | 'Casino Royale' 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.metroactive.com [Source type: General]

.MGM launched a $US25 million lawsuit against Sony, and McClory claimed a portion of the $US3 billion profits from the Bond series.^ A second attempt by McClory to remake Thunderball in the 1990s with Sony Pictures was halted by legal action which resulted in the studio abandoning its aspirations for a rival James Bond series.
  • James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.oobdoo.org [Source type: General]
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^ Anyway, this guy Kerkorian that is the majority owner of MGM/UA is selling the company , its film library, and its intellectual property, including the James Bond series.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ To this day, McClory claims to own the film rights to Thunderball , though MGM and EON assert they have expired.
  • James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC pustakalaya.olenepal.org [Source type: General]
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.Sony backed down after a prolonged lawsuit, and McClory gave up.^ He still had not learned how to let his guard down a little when needed and then pick it back up.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ Vote Up Vote Down James Bond - Bond Back in Action [SOUNDTRACK] .
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.In exchange, MGM paid $US10 million for the rights to Casino Royale, which had come into Sony's possession after its acquisition of the companies behind Climax! years before.^ Sony did allow Casino Royale to be included in the DVD box set of all the films a few years back, though perhaps that was more to do with the Eon and/or MGM rather than Sony or Fox.
  • James Bond Blu-ray Collection Three-Pack, Vol. 4?? - Home Theater Forum Community 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.hometheaterforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ He brings into the Management team many years of quality experience from PricewaterHouseCoopers and Diamond Bank Limited before moving over to Zenith Bank Plc in 1996.
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^ Casino Royale will come to stores on March 13 and carry a $28.96 price tag for the DVD and UMD versions and a $38.96 price tag for the Blu-Ray version.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

[4]

Daniel Craig (2006–present)

.Pierce Brosnan had originally signed a deal for three films, with an option for a fourth, when he was cast in the role of James Bond.^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
  • James Bond Posters * CineMasterpieces * 007 James Bond Movie Posters * Vintage Real Old Original Film Movie Posters 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemasterpieces.com [Source type: General]

^ "Pierce Brosnan definatly accepted as "James Bond".
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^ The first James Bond film.
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.This was fulfilled with the production of Die Another Day in 2002. However, at this stage Brosnan was approaching his 50th birthday, and speculation began that the producers were seeking to replace him with a younger actor.^ I didn't mind "Die Another Day".
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Die Another Day - Madonna, 23.
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

^ This is not a disaster on par with Die Another Day.
  • The BBC just posted their first review of the new James Bond film, QUANTUM OF SOLACE!!! -- Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[77] .Brosnan kept in mind that both aficionados and critics were unhappy with Roger Moore playing the role until he was 58, but he was receiving popular support from both critics and the franchise fanbase for a fifth instalment.^ Initially he agreed to play James Bond in Golden Eye (1995) but further delays in script made him changed his mind and resigned from the role.
  • James Bond Actors The Best The worst Who is | Tigis 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC sigitsusinggih.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not to dismiss Roger Moore, Tim Dalton, or even George Lazenby (or Pierce Brosnan), but the Craig movies recaptured something that I think had been missing for too long.

^ Roger Moore as James Bond, Circa 1964 (7½ min) – Roger Moore actually played the role of Bond in an episode of the short-lived TV series Mainly Millicent, during the summer of ‘64.
  • DVDFanatic Review: James Bond Ultimate Edition Vol. 3 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdfanatic.com [Source type: General]

For this reason, he remained enthusiastic about reprising his role.[78] .Throughout 2004, it was rumoured that negotiations had broken down between Brosnan and the producers to make way for a new and younger actor.^ May 19, 2004 Reports of reconciliation between Brosnan and producers.
  • IGN: Casino Royale Trailer, Wallpaper, Pictures, Soundtrack and More. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC movies.ign.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Producers of the next highly anticipated Bond film have already begun making plans for the new 007's follow-up film, tentatively titled, "Bond 22."
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ So the producers have to find other actor beside Pierce Brosnan.
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[79] .This was denied by MGM and EON Productions.^ Daniel Craig will reprise his role as Ian Fleming’s James Bond 007 in the film, which will be a MGM release of an EON production.

^ Neither the Bond production company, the U.K.-based Eon Productions, nor its U.S.-based studio, MGM, would comment on the casting situation.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.In July 2004, Brosnan announced that he was quitting the role, stating "Bond is another lifetime, behind me"; this is thought by some to be a failed negotiating ploy.^ Due to legal negotiations, another "Bond" film wasn't made until 1995.
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^ Look at former James Bond Pierce Brosnan, whose Walther P99 barely had time to cool after Die Another Day when he signed ...
  • James Bond | Related Topics | National Post 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.nationalpost.com [Source type: General]

^ The execution, however, is flawed due to terrible pacing, sleep-inducing action sequences, and Brosnan's inconsistent "Lifetime" version of Bond.
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[80]
.Casting involved a widespread search for a new actor to portray James Bond, despite Brosnan having proven to be a very popular Bond.^ James Bond casting looms .
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^ News about James Bond .
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^ Actors who Played James Bond .
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.Throughout 2004 and 2005, a whole legion of potential new actors to portray James Bond were speculated on by the media, ranging from established Hollywood actors, such as Eric Bana, Hugh Jackman, James Purefoy, Goran Višnjić, Julian McMahon, Gerard Butler, and Clive Owen, to many unknown actors from a number of different countries, including Sam Worthington, Alex O'Loughlin, and Rupert Friend.^ News Briefs : Sam Mendes to direct new James Bond film .
  • Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond movie - Frost/Nixon, Movies 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Why do you think there’s been so many different James Bonds?
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^ Re: new JAMES BOND pics .
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[81] .At one point producer Michael G. Wilson claimed there was a list of over 200 names being considered.^ For one thing, there are HENCHMEN on the list.
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^ Bond producer Michael Wilson disagrees slightly with the production scheduling, telling TotalFilm that the "timeline's a little up in the air" considering the "situation at MGM." As for what Bond 23 will be about, Wilson would not say.
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^ Reporter: Mark Davis Producer: Michael Doyle Research: Andrea Thomson Bystander: The young guys were sitting there by the road.
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[82] .English actor Colin Salmon, who had played the role of MI6 operative Charles Robinson in earlier Bond films alongside Pierce Brosnan, was also considered for the role and raised speculation that he might become the first black Bond.^ If chosen, Salmon would have been the first black actor to play Bond.
  • James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.oobdoo.org [Source type: General]

^ As for the different actors playing Bond, for a while Roger Moore was who I considered to be the "real" Bond as well.
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^ Brosnan starred in four Bond films.
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[83] .According to Martin Campbell, however, Henry Cavill was the only actor in serious contention for the role.^ This role only further demonstrates his magnificent range as an actor.
  • The James Bond 007 Film Reviews 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.angelfire.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, if this Craig news is true it would be very cool as it would give us a chance to see the actor in a high-profile non-Bond role.
  • Bond 23 (2011) - News 10 February 2010 12:30 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: General]

^ Goldeneye (James Bond) $13.46 Directed by Martin Campbell, GOLDENEYE makes the transition to a more modern image for the James Bond series.
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.But being only 22-years-old at the time, he was considered too young.^ He was only 56 years old.
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^ Not only is 1968 roughly 40 years old this year, but Benson has chosen ‘68 from the […] .
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^ The only reason I didn't give it a 9.8 aswell, is because Kissy Susuki's voice at times looks like its being dubbed.
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[84]
.In May 2005, Daniel Craig announced that Sony & MGM and producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli had assured him that he would get the role of Bond, but EON Productions at that point had not yet approached him.^ I think Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Daniel Craig beins as "James Bond".
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^ But Daniel Craig is still the best Bond ever.
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[85] .Later, Craig stated that the producers had indeed offered him the role, but he had declined until a script was available for him to read.^ Initially he agreed to play James Bond in Golden Eye (1995) but further delays in script made him changed his mind and resigned from the role.
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^ When asked about his role of Vulture in the movie, he not only didn't deny his involvement, but confirmed he's waiting for the final script to be sent to him, and the movie has been delayed.
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^ If they give him a good script, director and respect the legacy of the character (read the books) the best bond films could be yet to come.
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[86]
Bolstered by the success of Universal Pictures’ rival Jason Bourne franchise (as well as Warner Bros.reboot of the Batman franchise with Batman Begins), the decision was made at MGM and EON to "bring Bond back to his roots" by eliminating the increasingly silly gadgets and outlandish fantasy elements that had begun to define the series, and introducing a tougher, darker, and more realistic Bond that was more in line with the Bond of Ian Fleming's original novels than with any of his previous screen incarnations. .Thus, the 21st Bond film, Casino Royale (2006), in addition to being the first film adaptation of a Fleming novel since 1974's The Man with the Golden Gun, was to be a reboot of the franchise, establishing a new timeline and narrative framework not meant to precede any previous film.^ A new film, Casino Royale , is currently in production with an expected release in November 2006.
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^ With new rating system, first Bond film rated "PG"."
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^ April 17, 2006 First pic of new Bond villain.
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[87] .This not only freed the Bond franchise from more than forty years of continuity, but allowed the film to show a less experienced and more vulnerable Bond.^ This is more Bond than you think.
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^ Dude, that says more about you than about Bond films.
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^ This looked more like a Bourne film than a Bond film.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[88] .As with the previous introductions of new Bonds, the film provided the opportunity to remove production excesses and to get back to basics.^ I thought the new bond films were a reboot?
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^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
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^ Bond to wed in new 007 film?
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[89]
.By August 2005, speculation was high that the then 37-year-old Daniel Craig was being seriously considered, although full casting for the role was not actually done until September.^ Daniel Craig – he is full blast, and takes the part seriously.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Daniel Craig will reprise his role as 007.
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^ The ER Is Ready for 007 - August 25, 2005 Just in case a certain TV doctor gets the role.
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.Then, on 14 October 2005, EON Productions and Sony Pictures Entertainment confirmed to the public at a press conference in London that Daniel Craig, who would soon become one of the stars of Steven Spielberg's Munich, would be the sixth actor to portray James Bond.^ James Bond - Goldenboy $14.89 James Bond - Goldenboy .
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

^ I think Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, Daniel Craig as James Bond just doesn’t do it for me.
  • 9 Reasons Daniel Craig is the Worst James Bond Ever | Buzz Pirates 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.buzzpirates.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[90] .Significant controversy followed the decision, as it was doubted if the producers had made the right choice.^ I think the decisions directors and producers made in the last two Bond movies are about appealing to a new demographic - women.
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^ I was hesitant to accept Daniel Craig as the new "Bond" but after seeing Casino Royale, I was convinced they had made the right choice.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Throughout the entire production period Internet campaigns such as danielcraigisnotbond.com expressed their dissatisfaction and threatened to boycott the film in protest.^ His appointment met with such a strong reaction that a website ‘craignotbond.com’ was set up, and angry posters got to express their annoyance and opinions online.
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^ Meanwhile, Eon Productions continues to film worldwide and several videos have made their way onto the Internet.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond star Daniel Craig previously said that the new film would likely start production at the end of 2010, but Wilson said the entire picture is murky.
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

[91] .Craig, unlike previous actors, was not considered by the protesters to fit the tall, dark, handsome and charismatic image of Bond to which viewers had been accustomed.^ He was tall, dark and vaguely handsome.
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^ Sam Neill (of Jurassic Park) was reportedly considered, and while he might make a great secret agent, he wouldn't have fit the image of James Bond established by Connery and his successors.
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^ Connery's Bond was a man you could believe in: tall, strong, handsome and with a powerful sex appeal.
  • James Bond (character) - Uncyclopedia, the content-free encyclopedia 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC uncyclopedia.wikia.com [Source type: General]

[92] .The Daily Mirror ran a front page news story critical of Craig, with the headline, The Name's Bland — James Bland.^ Just days ahead of an expected official announcement, Craig was named as the first "blond Bond" in a report in the Daily Mail.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ By James Rocchi What does Daniel Craig get right in his new outing as James Bond?
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^ Since the fictional James Bond's creation, hundreds of reports by various news outlets have suggested names for Ian Fleming's inspiration of Bond.
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[93] .However, reviews for Casino Royale were favourable and the film became the highest grossing of the series.^ Member Reviews: Casino Royale (2006) .
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^ Casino Royale Film spoof .
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^ Casino Royale — Film spoof .
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.Roger Ebert commented, "Daniel Craig makes a superb Bond: leaner, more taciturn, less sex-obsessed, able to be hurt in body and soul, not giving a damn if his martini is shaken or stirred."^ Bring it on, can't wait for more more Daniel Craig as Bond.
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^ Daniel Craig makes a great Bond.
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^ When asked if he prefers his martini shaken or stirred, he replies, "Do I look like I give a damn?"
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[94]
.As production of Casino Royale reached its conclusion, producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli announced that pre-production work had already begun on the 22nd Bond film.^ Eon Productions, producers of the Bond films, is said to have another in their archives.
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^ Casino Royale is next Bond movie .
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^ It is in this film that Connery reached his prime as Bond.
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.After several months of speculation as to the release date, Wilson and Broccoli officially announced on 20 July 2006 that the follow-up film, Quantum of Solace,[95] would be released on 2 May 2008 and that Craig had been signed to play Bond, with an option for a third film.^ As for Quantum, it was a good Bond film and I would never consider it to be horrible.
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^ The official poster to Quantum of Solace.
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^ Tuesday, May 20, 2008 .
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[96] .Quantum of Solace was eventually released on 31 October 2008 in the UK and 14 November 2008 in North America, changed from its original release date of 7 November 2008 after Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was pushed back to summer 2009. Upon its opening in the UK, it grossed £4.9 million, breaking the record for the largest Friday opening (31 October 2008) in the UK.[97] The film then broke the UK opening weekend record, taking £15.5 million in its first weekend, surpassing the previous record of £14.9 million held by Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.^ Release date - 2nd May 2008 .
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^ Marc Forster directed the previous Bond film, 2008's "Quantum of Solace," which grossed $586 million worldwide.
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^ There are conflicting opening dates for the first Bond film.
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[98][99] .The film grossed $27 million on its opening day in 3,451 theatres in Canada and the United States.^ In the United States, approximately two million teenagers carry knives, guns, clubs or razors.
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^ Marc Forster directed the previous Bond film, 2008's "Quantum of Solace," which grossed $586 million worldwide.
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^ The most recent film, 2002's "Die Another Day," which paired Brosnan with actress Halle Berry, grossed more than $425 million in worldwide ticket sales.
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.It was the #1 film for the weekend, with $US67.5 million and $US19,568 average per theatre.^ Last weekend family film "Madagascar: Escape 2 Africa" opened to an eye-popping $63 million.
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^ Italy led the pack with $4.9 million from 250 sites, a per-screen average of nearly $20,000.
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^ In Sweden, "Quantum's" opening figure was $2.7 million from 149 situations (a per-screen average of $18,121), 31% bigger than "Casino's" bow in that market.
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[100] .It was the highest-grossing opening weekend Bond film in the US and Canada,[101] and tied with The Incredibles for the biggest November opening outside of the Harry Potter series.^ Looking forward to the US opening of this film.
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^ Know the Highest Grossing Opening Weekends of All-Time : A guide of 50 items by Joe "monkeyman" .
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^ Fans of Classic 007 who would like to protest the Bourne again "Bond" series have an opportunity to do so this weekend, by purchasing a tickets for: Bolt, Twilight, or Madagascar 2.
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[102]
.Columbia Pictures co-financed and distributed Craig's first two films because they bought MGM in 2005. However, MGM chose to cease the distribution deal with Columbia following the success of Casino Royale (for which Columbia provided 75% of the budget).^ Casino Royale for when Bond 'bought' his first Bentley.
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^ Casino Royale first edition .

^ The first Casino Royale was a spoof.
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.In the agreement, Columbia chose to finance one more Bond film, Quantum of Solace.^ The Quantum Of Solace looks like a proper Bond film.
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^ Quantum of Solace is one of the worst Bond movies...
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quantum Of Solace looks nothing like a Bond film.
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[103]

Future (Bond 23)

.Writers were hired to begin work on the next film in early 2009, set for release in 2011.[104] Bond 23 is now in pre-production.^ Next James Bond movie will be 3D, 2011 release for...
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^ Bond 23 pre-production put on hold .
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^ When the film is released it won't say "James Bond 23: Subtitle".
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[105] .The film will be set after Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace, and Daniel Craig will be James Bond (he is also contracted for a fourth film).^ I think Daniel Craig is an excellent Bond.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ However, Daniel Craig as James Bond just doesn’t do it for me.
  • 9 Reasons Daniel Craig is the Worst James Bond Ever | Buzz Pirates 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.buzzpirates.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
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[106] .MGM hoped the film would be out in 2010,[107] but the 22nd film left Michael G. Wilson exhausted.^ Bond producer Michael Wilson disagrees slightly with the production scheduling, telling TotalFilm that the "timeline's a little up in the air" considering the "situation at MGM." As for what Bond 23 will be about, Wilson would not say.
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^ Michael G Wilson, who produces the Bond films with Barbara Broccoli, admitted: "We just don't know enough about the situation to comment but we know it's uncertain."

^ Broccoli's brother, Michael G. Wilson, also joined other guests at the National Museum of Photography, Film and Television.
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[108] .In June 2009, Peter Morgan signed to co-write the film with Neal Purvis and Robert Wade.^ And Peter Morgan will write around them.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The involvement of Neal Purvis and Robert Wade in the next Bond film is bad news.

^ Marc Forster directs the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis.
  • James Bond, 22 film starts production 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: General]
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

[109] .In December 2009, Morgan commented that the film would have a "shocking" story.^ Morgan said he and co-writers Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (who wrote the previous two films in the series) have come up with "a shocking story" for the new film.

^ Posted by Blue Tyson at Thursday, September 17, 2009 0 comments Labels: 3.5 , original heroes , z short story Older Posts Subscribe to: Posts (Atom) .
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^ Posted by Blue Tyson at Thursday, September 17, 2009 0 comments Labels: 3 , original heroes , z short story .
  • Super Reader : Superhero Prose Fiction 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC superprose.blogspot.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[110] .Sam Mendes has been in negotiations to direct, although no official statement is confirmed.^ Sam Mendes to direct the next Bond.
  • Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond movie - MGM, Action 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC movieblips.dailyradar.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond movie - Frost/Nixon, Movies 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ What's even more exciting is that Sam Mendes is in negotiations to direct .
  • Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond movie - Frost/Nixon, Movies 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Sam Mendes to Direct Bond 23?
  • Sam Mendes to direct next James Bond movie - Frost/Nixon, Movies 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC showhype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[111]
.Broccoli intends Quantum to reappear and hopes Camille Montes will come back as well.^ I sure hope Brosnan comes back.
  • Brosnan's License to Kill Revoked - DVDfile.com forum for DVD, Blu-Ray, and HD-DVD 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC forums.dvdfile.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ QoS-hope it will b back in the UE blu ray dvd and give us lead on how quantum will deal with bond in future movies.
  • RE: Bond 23 - QOS spoilers aplenty! 10 February 2010 12:30 UTC www.empireonline.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Well, I'm back from London with the answers to your Quantum of Solace questions!
  • James Bond Series: Movies: UGO 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC movieblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Judi Dench and Jeffrey Wright will most likely return as M and Felix Leiter, respectively.^ Equally impressive is Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter.
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

^ American actor Jeffrey Wright, who co-starred in "Syriana," has joined the "Casino Royale" cast as undercover CIA agent Felix Leiter.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson are quite keen to have some of the film shot in New York so expect Felix Leiter to return.

[112] Jesper Christensen will not be reprising his role as the villainous Mr. White of the Quantum organization in the next James Bond film.[113] .Craig and Barbara Broccoli expressed interest in filming in New York City for Bond 23.^ Daniel Craig is new Bond .
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 007 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: General]
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ I thought the new bond films were a reboot?
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond to wed in new 007 film?
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

[114] .Craig added, "The relationship between Bond and M is secure and Felix is secure.^ The relationship between Bond and Goodhead is one of the coldest in the Bond series (for a leading lady, that is).
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Of further note, is Bond's relationship with characters outside MI6 like, say, Felix Leiter.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ I love the relationship between Bond and M. But the direction and the editing made it hard to follow what was happening.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Let's try and find where Moneypenny came from and where Q comes from.^ If you are going to even try and say anything about Dominique "Domino" Derval coming in at #7 let me just say this - Runner Up at the 1958 Miss World.

^ It could be argued that he wanted to test the thing out yet the script suggests that they are desperately trying to find Bond - Moneypenny is even crying!
  • A VIEW TO A KILL JAMES BOND 007 FILM 1985 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.007museum.com [Source type: General]

.Let’s do all that and have some fun with it."^ There is some overlapping of information from each commentary, but overall, after listening to all three – you’ll have a pretty good knowledge base on Live and Let Die .
  • DVDFanatic Review: James Bond Ultimate Edition Vol. 3 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdfanatic.com [Source type: General]

^ There was definitely some brooding through at least a few of the films, but they didn’t let that overshadow the fun Bond is having.
  • Top 10 Worst James Bond Movies » Scene-Stealers 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.scene-stealers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Let us just have some mindless whimsical fun with a great character and a great story.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[115] Daniel Craig told fans outside the Schoenfeld theatre in New York after his performance in the play, A Steady Rain, that Bond 23 will begin filming in late 2010.[116]

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Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery Terence Young .James Bond traces a mysterious murder to a Chinese doctor living on a small Jamaican island who, working for SPECTRE, plans to disrupt American rocket launches.^ Who is your favorite James Bond?
  • Cinema Treasures | Who is your favorite James Bond? 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC cinematreasures.org [Source type: General]

^ At first competing with Major Amasova (Triple X) to find the plans for the submarine tracker, Bond teams up with Amasova (because their governments make them) to trace the seller's connections back to Karl Stromberg, a fantastically wealthy shipping tycoon and recluse, who lives in a fabulous underwater hideout.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Discover James Bond Island, where 'The Man With The Golden Gun' staring Roger Moore and Christopher Lee was filmed in 1974, and float a kayak silently through secret lagoons and small passageways that open to majestic caves.
  • Phang Nga Canoe Day Tour: James Bond Island and Hongs 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.phuket.com [Source type: General]

59.6 1 419.35 8.44
From Russia with Love 1963 .SPECTRE hires a seductive young female Russian agent to act as a fake defector in a plot to assassinate James Bond; Bond in turn uses her to get a Soviet decoding machine.^ She is the epitome of the female version of James Bond.
  • The Rugged Elegance Inspiration Network: From Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan: Who Will Be The Next James Bond? 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.ruggedelegantliving.com [Source type: General]

^ As the story begins, Agent 007 and his partner, Agent 006 (Sean Bean), pull a daring raid on a chemical weapons plant in the Soviet Union; however, they are captured by Russian troops, and while Bond is able to escape, 006 is not so lucky.
  • James Bond Ultimate Collection 3 [10 Discs] - AC3 - DVD 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bestbuy.com [Source type: General]
  • James Bond Ultimate Collection 3 [10 Discs] - AC3 - DVD 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bestbuy.com [Source type: General]

^ While officially on medical leave, James Bond uncovers a murderous plot by the "Union," a shadowy criminal syndicate determined to destroy SIS and kill its most famous agent.
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

78.9 2 547.835 17.35
Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton .Bond battles gold magnate Auric Goldfinger, who plans to irradiate the gold supply of Fort Knox making it worthless, increasing the value of Goldfinger's supply.^ Goldfinger- the man who loved gold...
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ In Goldfinger , he is able to calculate in his head how many trucks it would take to transport all the gold in Fort Knox , and how long the gold would be radioactive after Auric Goldfinger 's atomic bomb detonates inside the vault.
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ With the help of Oddjob (Harold Sakata) and Pussy Galore (Honor Blackman), Goldfinger plans on raiding Fort Knox.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

124.9 3 853.2 23.9
Thunderball 1965 Terence Young .Bond is sent by his boss to a health farm where he gets a valuable lead in his next mission: to track down the villain in a SPECTRE robbery of nuclear weapons.^ BEST bond villain hands down .
  • 9 Lamest James Bond Villains - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Or so his employers at MI5 believe until he attempts to assassinate his boss, M, because he's been brainwashed by the KGB! With his conditioning removed, M sends Bond on a deadly mission: to track down the sadistic killer Francisco Scaramanga - 'The Man with the Golden Gun!
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

^ Bond becomes a rogue agent and, with the assistance of Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell), tracks down Sanchez to South America to assassinate him.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

141.2 9 955.27 37.9
You Only Live Twice 1967 Lewis Gilbert .After faking his own death, Bond investigates the hijacking of American and Russian manned spacecraft from orbit.^ Bond hears of his own death on TV. Great!
  • How to write a James Bond movie - CBn Forums 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC debrief.commanderbond.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Amis, for one, gets it wrong in The James Bond Dossier (77) and again in The Book of Bond or Every Man His Own 007 , written under the pseudonym of Lt.-Col.

^ Again though, Bond's character isn't an African American, he's a British man with a Scottish bloodline.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Bond's cover includes a fake marriage to Kissy Suzuki.^ Meanwhile, Kissy Suzuki happily adopts the role of housewife to Bond as she brings him back to life.

^ (There is no mention of Bond’s previous marriage to Kissy.

^ Almost all commentators claim that the film Bond is only married once, dismissing the Kissy nuptials as fake.

111.6 9.5 716 61
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby Peter R. Hunt .Removed from hunting Blofeld, Bond almost resigns, but Moneypenny alters his letter to a request for leave.^ Book begins with Bond composing his resignation, while touring Europe pursuing a vague lead on Blofeld.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

He pursues Blofeld on his own. .Incognito as Blofeld's hired genealogy expert, Bond discovers SPECTRE's plan for biochemical terror.^ Ernst Stravro Blofeld, the head of SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) and James Bond's arch enemy, has devised a plan to hijack two NATO nuclear bombs, with the hopes of blackmailing the world.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ The most prominent and only recurring arch villain was Ernst Stavro Blofeld, founder and chairman of SPECTRE (the Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion).
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.actwin.com [Source type: General]
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC web.actwin.com [Source type: General]

^ Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet here, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organisation.
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

.Meanwhile, Bond falls in love with and marries a crime lord's suicidal daughter.^ Later, they fall in love and marry.

^ Bond doesn't fall in love.
  • Who Is The Best James Bond? - SeanPAune.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.seanpaune.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I'd love to see that, Kate is HOT! But I can't see her as a Bond girl unless it was a Diana Riggs type part, where Bond falls head over heels for her.
  • Bond 23 - AVS Forum 10 February 2010 12:30 UTC www.avsforum.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

82 8 518.2 41.5
Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery Guy Hamilton .Bond traces a diamond smuggling operation first to Holland and Las Vegas and then to a SPECTRE plot to build a satellite with laser beams capable of destroying weapons on the ground.^ In this escapade, Bond must retrieve the powerful GoldenEye weapons system satellite, capable of delivering a devastating Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) that destroys all electronic equipment in its pulse range.
  • DVDFanatic Review: James Bond Ultimate Edition Vol. 3 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdfanatic.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond ivestigates the major drug-smuggling operation of Mr. Big, a Harlem-based crime lord.
  • James Bond (comic book character) - comicvine.com 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC www.comicvine.com [Source type: General]

^ Slightly similar to the novel, DAF sees Bond trying to inject himself in a diamond smuggling pipeline leading from the African mountains to Amsterdam to Las Vegas, Nevada.
  • Culture Dogs - Sam Hatch's Favorite James Bond Films 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wwuh.org [Source type: General]

116 7.2 615.2 38.2
Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore .Bond fights voodoo priests and heroin smugglers in New York, New Orleans and San Monique in a film imitating the conventions of "blaxploitation" movies of the era.^ I thought the new bond films were a reboot?
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond to wed in new 007 film?
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ The actress plays an MI6 agent working at the British consulate in Bolivia in the new Bond film.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

161.8 7 801.7 38.7
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 .While trying to locate a missing solar expert, Bond is led to believe the world's top assassin is aiming for him.^ I also miss the over the top villians that are trying to take over the world.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bond becomes a rogue agent and, with the assistance of Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell), tracks down Sanchez to South America to assassinate him.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While recuperating, and assassin sneaks into Bond’s room with a knife and tries to kill him.
  • Teleport City Reading Room 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: Original source]

.Bond soon learns that the expert's disappearance and the assassin's appearance are related.^ To date, five actors have portrayed Bond in the official series, and a sixth is soon to make his appearance.
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

97.6 7 442 31.7
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lewis Gilbert .Bond teams up with a female Russian agent to locate two missing nuclear submarines; he winds up dealing with a man whose dream is an undersea empire.^ To assist Bond in his quest, which takes him to locales like Italy and Greece, Bond teams up with Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet), whose parents were assassinated by a spy working for the Soviets.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Optionally, during this action sequence, he can hook up with Female Agent.
  • How to write a James Bond movie - CBn Forums 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC debrief.commanderbond.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the meantime, Owen will send up Bond by playing Agent 006 in the upcoming remake of "The Pink Panther."
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

185.4 14 669 50.5
Moonraker 1979 .Bond investigates the mid-air hijacking of one of the Moonraker space shuttles.^ He is to investigate the disappearance of the Moonraker space shuttle.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ I missed the days of hijacked space shuttles.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "This one's also better than the movie it's from, but this, along with MOONRAKER, are Barry's least interesting Bond scores.
  • Amazon.com: Nobody Does It Better . . . The Original James Bond Film Series 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.amazon.com [Source type: General]

.The shuttle's maker, Hugo Drax, is using his shuttle fleet to help in wiping out every human on Earth and re-populating it with a hand-picked racial rainbow of superior human pairs.^ So much so, that he wants to kill practically everybody on the planet, and repopulate it with his own hand-picked, perfect human specimens which will live on an orbiting space station that revolves around the earth.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Drax plans to unleash a virus that will kill all humans while he and his people hide out on a secret space station orbiting the Earth.
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.actwin.com [Source type: General]
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC web.actwin.com [Source type: General]

^ Once we're on the plane, the Blackwater crew breaks open a large aluminum box and hands out a loaded M4 weapon to each passenger.
  • Robert Young Pelton's Licensed to Kill: A Review - Kathryn Cramer 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.kathryncramer.com [Source type: General]

210.3 31 650 77.3
For Your Eyes Only 1981 John Glen .Bond's investigation of the murder of a marine archaeologist working for the British Secret Service leads him to a race against the Soviets for a submarine attack computer in a sunken ship.^ And Bond is actually a British secret agent.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ In WW2 Fleming worked for the British Secret Service as an organizer and a planner.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ To assist Bond in his quest, which takes him to locales like Italy and Greece, Bond teams up with Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet), whose parents were assassinated by a spy working for the Soviets.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

195.3 28 474 68
Octopussy 1983 .The murder of Agent 009 and a forgery of a Fabergé egg leads Bond to Kamal Khan and Octopussy, the leader of an all-female 'octopus cult'. Khan has betrayed Octopussy, who also owes Bond a favour for having helped her father long ago.^ CIA agent Jack Wade turns out to be a jerk and Felix Lieter comes back to help Bond from his boring desk job.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In Quantum of Solace, they effectively remove all doubt, as by having Bond ask his dying contact whether Mathis was his cover name.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ The soundtrack is music-heavy given that female lead Kara Milovy is a cellist at the Bratislava Conservatory (incidentially, this was Barry's last Bond score, and it is a love letter to music).
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 1) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

.They ally against Khan, who with General Orlov is plotting to "accidentally" detonate a nuclear device on a US air base in Germany, hoping NATO will disarm and the Soviets can take over Europe in record time.^ THEY need them against us.

^ The nefarious plot involves taking over a Russian sub and detonating a nuclear warhead in the Bosporus to prevent tankers from entering the Black Sea.
  • The Science of James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.uwgb.edu [Source type: General]

^ They would say: They are gone away from us; and they shall bear witness against themselves that they were unbelievers .
  • CRCC: Center For Muslim-Jewish Engagement: Resources: Religious Texts 9 February 2010 12:26 UTC www.usc.edu [Source type: Original source]

187.5 27.5 404.7 75.5
A View to a Kill 1985 .Bond investigates a high-tech firm, Zorin Industries, and uncovers a plot to corner the market on microchips by manufacturing an earthquake that would drown Silicon Valley (and all of Zorin's competition).^ Max Zorin has devised a plan to corner the world's microchip market .
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.actwin.com [Source type: General]
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC web.actwin.com [Source type: General]

^ Zorin meanwhile travels to San Francisco, where he reveals to his evil accomplices his plan to corner the world microchip market by destroying Silicon Valley.
  • The Science of James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.uwgb.edu [Source type: General]

^ The convoluted plot revolves around trying to destroy Silicon Valley.
  • Top 10 Worst James Bond Movies » Scene-Stealers 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.scene-stealers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

152.6 30 304.9 60
The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton .Bond deliberately misses when the Russian agent he must shoot turns out to be a civilian (and an attractive female cellist) who was asked to impersonate a (fictitious) spy.^ She kept asking me who Bond was after and why.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In the novels (but not in the films), Bond has had two secretaries, Loelia Ponsonby and Mary Goodnight , who in the films typically have their roles and lines transferred to M's secretary Miss Moneypenny .
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ The soundtrack is music-heavy given that female lead Kara Milovy is a cellist at the Bratislava Conservatory (incidentially, this was Barry's last Bond score, and it is a love letter to music).
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 1) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

.They investigate the fake defector for whom she was allegedly working, leading them to a weapons-for-drugs smuggling scheme.^ Thus, the act empower the investigating agencies to easily frame a person whom they suspect to be guilty.

^ They fly in to the Russian base that controls the weapon, kill everyone at the base, fire the weapon to destroy the base and the reaction force sent to investigate, and then escape.
  • The Science of James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.uwgb.edu [Source type: General]

191.2 40 363 76
Licence to Kill 1989 .Bond resigns from the secret service to avenge the attempted murder of his CIA friend, Felix Leiter.^ Occasionally Bond is assigned to work a case with his good friend, Felix Leiter of the CIA .
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond then makes a call to his old friend Felix Leiter.
  • Teleport City Reading Room 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: Original source]

^ American actor Jeffrey Wright, who co-starred in "Syriana," has joined the "Casino Royale" cast as undercover CIA agent Felix Leiter.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

156.2 32 272.2 73.2
GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan Martin Campbell .Bond fights to prevent an arms syndicate from using the GoldenEye satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown.^ Sizzling Bond babe Xenia Onatopp (Famke Janssen) is the sleek robber who, with Ourumov, successfully steals the Goldeneye, which the villains plan to use in their quest to control financial markets around the globe.
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

^ Even Bond has a go at him, posing as James Stock from the (London) Financial Times, but uncovers nothing.
  • A VIEW TO A KILL JAMES BOND 007 FILM 1985 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.007museum.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond is trying to put a stop to "GoldenEye," an awesome space weapon that can fire a devastating electromagnetic pulse toward Earth .
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.actwin.com [Source type: General]
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC web.actwin.com [Source type: General]

356.4 60 496.3 84.2
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Roger Spottiswoode .Bond investigates media mogul Elliot Carver, who aims to start a war between the UK and China so he can be guaranteed exclusive coverage for his new cable news channel.^ Bond is trying to stop a powerful industrialist who intends to bring upon World War III, and manipulates world events as easily as he changes headlines from his global media empire .
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.actwin.com [Source type: General]
  • Toaph's Interest in James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC web.actwin.com [Source type: General]

^ Jonathan Pryce chews up the scenery as a thinly veiled Rupert Murdoch media mogul named Eliot Carver.
  • Culture Dogs - Sam Hatch's Favorite James Bond Films 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.wwuh.org [Source type: General]

^ Click here for exclusive coverage of Sir Roger Moore's surprise birthday party in New York City .
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

339.5 110 459.8 145.9
The World Is Not Enough 1999 Michael Apted .Bond is asked to play bodyguard to an oil heiress whose father was murdered in MI6 headquarters.^ The actress plays an MI6 agent working at the British consulate in Bolivia in the new Bond film.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ Dalton was horrible as James Bond and if you read some of the publishings about his time as James Bond, I almost killed the series and that would be why he was not asked to play Bond again.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Newcomer to the Bond franchise, Gemma Arterton, will play the role of MI6 Agent Fields.
  • James Bond, 22 film starts production 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.femail.com.au [Source type: General]
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

.The heiress was once a captive of a terrorist who is slowly dying and cannot feel pain, but Bond soon learns the two still have a connection...and a plan.^ I feel every Connery Bond film (minus Never Say Never Again) is better than those two.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Still, a new Bond film starring Dalton is planned for 1991, but legal problems postpone the start of production until 1994.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ But in the Bond universe, I feel we need villains who are worthy of Bond's snobery.
  • Teleport City Reading Room 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: Original source]

361.7 135 501 173.4
Die Another Day 2002 Lee Tamahori .Bond is captured by North Koreans after he kills Colonel Moon.^ His reprieve is short lived as he is captured by the North Koreans.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Halle Berry is really an American agent, Miranda Frost is the mole who got Bond captured, and the billionaire diamond miner is the renegade North Korean colonel after a complete DNA remake.
  • The Science of James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.uwgb.edu [Source type: General]

^ The North Korean Colonel isn't happy with a British assassin sent to kill him, so he tries to kill the fleeing Bond.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

When released, his 00 status is revoked. .Bond goes out on his own to discover who betrayed him, teaming up with a female American agent.^ To assist Bond in his quest, which takes him to locales like Italy and Greece, Bond teams up with Melina Havelock (Carole Bouquet), whose parents were assassinated by a spy working for the Soviets.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ American actor Jeffrey Wright, who co-starred in "Syriana," has joined the "Casino Royale" cast as undercover CIA agent Felix Leiter.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (10/10) Lazenby cant act Bond goes to Tellys snow lair It blows up, poor Telly 4.
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.Moon's henchmen have ties to a mysterious diamond dealer, Gustav Graves.^ These diamonds are engraved with G.G. While Bond was in captivity a young entrepreneur, Gustav Graves (Toby Stephens), has started a diamond mine in Iceland and had struck it rich.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Toby Stephens (Will Yun Lee) as Gustav Graves (Colonel Moon) .
  • James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.oobdoo.org [Source type: General]

431.9 142 543.5 169.2
Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig Martin Campbell .Bond, in his first assignment as a '00' agent, attempts to frustrate the schemes of terrorist financier Le Chiffre by defeating him at a high-stakes game of Texas hold 'em poker at Casino Royale in Montenegro.^ Casino Royale is next Bond movie .
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^ Casino Royale is the first book of the adventures of James Bond.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ My first attempt at reading Bond...
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

596.4 102 632.5 138.4
Quantum of Solace 2008 Marc Forster .Bond goes after the Quantum organization behind Le Chiffre to get revenge for Vesper's death, while wondering what Vesper's final feelings towards him actually were.^ Vesper goes to her death, unable to live with what she has done.

^ One wonders what he could have done with the character of Le Chiffre if the film had been played straight.
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^ Mi6 determines that a straight assassination of Le Chiffre, as he is called, may give the Soviets a reason to make a martyr of him in order to condemn the capitalist powers.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

.Assisted by Camille, a woman also out for revenge, he uncovers an attempted coup in Bolivia motivated by the need to control the water supply.^ Was the movie really about taking control of a countries water supply to raise rates?
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The overall scheme by the villain is not very compelling (something about controlling water rights in Bolivia!
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

^ They have, in fact, been damning up underground river systems to take control of the water supply for much of Bolivia and beyond.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.M sends MI6 operative Strawberry Fields to get Bond sent back to London but he disobeys her and goes after Quantum.^ Bond is back for London world premiere .
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^ Back in London in ‘M’s office, Bond is reprimanded.
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^ She's an MI6 agent, which is a cool thing to be, sent to work alongside Bond by M and not very happy about it.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

586.1 230
Totals Films 1–22 $5.02B $1.04B $11.64B $1.72B
Non-EON Films
Casino Royale (Climax! TV episode) 1954 Barry Nelson William H. Brown, Jr. .American spy Jimmy Bond attempts to frustrate the schemes of Soviet agent Le Chiffre by defeating him at a high-stakes game of baccarat at an expensive French casino.^ The plot of Casino Royale concerns James Bond and Le Chiffre, a Soviet spy.
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^ Of course, the casino scene between Bond and Le Chiffre is a classic!
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^ It starts with Bond and "le Chiffre" in a grueling game of Baccarat.
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Not applicable unknown
Casino Royale (parody) 1967 David Niven Ken Hughes
and others
.Sir James Bond 007 comes out of retirement to investigate the deaths of international spies.^ EVERY spy in that picture was James Bond 007.
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^ James Bond 007 $14.35 James Bond 007 .
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^ But as always, Bond comes out on top.
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With the aid of Bond impersonators he battles the mysterious Dr. Noah and SMERSH.
$44.4 $12 $274.2 unknown
Never Say Never Again 1983 Sean Connery Irvin Kershner .Remake of Thunderball, with added element of Bond coming out of retirement.^ But as always, Bond comes out on top.
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^ CIA agent Jack Wade turns out to be a jerk and Felix Lieter comes back to help Bond from his boring desk job.
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^ In short, they took out the fun element of Bond for those of us that need more than a bloodbath to have fun in a film.
  • Top 10 Worst James Bond Movies » Scene-Stealers 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.scene-stealers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

$160 $36 $331.4 unknown
  • All sums in millions of U.S. dollars.
  • Total box office-adjusted and budget-adjusted calculated in 2008 U.S. dollars based on U.S. Consumer Price Index.^ And to think that $10 million dollars was the budget on the first Star Wars film.
    • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

    ^ Quantum of Solace has already opened in England, where it shattered all previous box-office records for opening weekends, including that set by Harry Potter and the Goblet Of Fire.
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    ^ No" and altogether has grossed over $4 billion at U.S. and Canadian box offices when totals are adjusted for inflation, according to boxofficemojo.com.
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Sean Connery has an $500 million box office income, which is $4 billion adjusted for inflation; George Lazenby's film grossed $111 million, $716 million adjusted; Roger Moore's actual income is $1.1 billion, $3.7 billion adjusted; Timothy Dalton grossed $343 million, which is $635 million adjusted; Pierce Brosnan's films grossed $1.5 billion, $2 billion after adjustments; and Daniel Craig's Casino Royale grossed $596 million, $632 million adjusted; Connery has the highest average adjusted income, while Dalton has the lowest
Comparison of Bond actors' box office incomes, up until Casino Royale.
.The end of the Dalton era in the late 1980s marked the end of the era of a common creative team that had worked on the Bond films from the beginning in 1962, including Albert Broccoli as producer, who died shortly after the release of the first Brosnan film.^ The senior Saltzman, who died in 1994, was, along with Albert Broccoli, the co-producer of most of the early Bond films.
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^ Brosnan starred in four Bond films.
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^ In the novels (but not in the films), Bond has had two secretaries, Loelia Ponsonby and Mary Goodnight , who in the films typically have their roles and lines transferred to M's secretary Miss Moneypenny .
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.Over the course of sixteen Bond films, all had been produced or co-produced by Albert Broccoli, fourteen had title sequences designed by Maurice Binder, thirteen had been scripted or co-scripted by Richard Maibaum, eleven had been scored by John Barry, and seven had set designs by Ken Adam.^ The Saint and, of course, the Bond films.
  • James Bond 007 News - Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemaretro.com [Source type: General]

^ The Living Daylights is the last Bond film that John Barry composed the score to.
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^ The best known of the Bond title designers is Maurice Binder , who created them for fourteen films from 1962 to 1989.
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.All films except Lazenby's On Her Majesty's Secret Service had been directed by either Terence Young (three films), Guy Hamilton (four), Lewis Gilbert (three), or John Glen (the final five).^ ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (10/10) Lazenby cant act Bond goes to Tellys snow lair It blows up, poor Telly 4.
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^ 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.
  • James Bond 007, Dusko & FBI on the screen - Dusko Popov 007's MySpace Blog | 17 January 2010 3:11 UTC blogs.myspace.com [Source type: General]

^ But websites devoted to all things Bond say producer Barbara Broccoli wants fresh blood, with "Casino Royale" returning to the start of the spy's career on Her Majesty's secret service.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.None of these people worked on a Bond film again after the last Timothy Dalton film.^ It's mentioned that Timothy Dalton's Bond has been married.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ I actually liked Timothy Dalton as Bond.
  • Whatever: A Little Respect for Pierce Brosnan 15 September 2009 5:52 UTC scalzi.com [Source type: General]

^ This film is dark and humorless, unlike other Bond films, but Timothy Dalton managed to perfectly convey what Ian Fleming originally intended to do with the character: portray a cold-blooded professional killer.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In contrast to the pre-Brosnan era, Bond films since 1995 have rarely re-used directors — the only exception being that the producers of Casino Royale rehired director Martin Campbell, who had earlier directed GoldenEye.^ Casino Royale is next Bond movie .
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 007 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: General]
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ GOLDENEYE 1995 JAMES BOND .
  • James Bond Posters * CineMasterpieces * 007 James Bond Movie Posters * Vintage Real Old Original Film Movie Posters 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemasterpieces.com [Source type: General]

^ Brosnan starred in four Bond films.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.However, four out of the six films from 1995 to 2008 have had screenplays by Neal Purvis, four times collaborating with Robert Wade, and five out of six have been scored by David Arnold.^ Marc Forster directs the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade and Paul Haggis.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ The novel Die Another Day is based on the screenplay by Neal Purvis & Robert Wade.
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ As it seems to happen each time a Bond film comes out, a new series of box sets of the superspy are available.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.(In 1997, Arnold released an album of new interpretations of Bond music from films scored during the John Barry era.^ The Living Daylights is the last Bond film that John Barry composed the score to.
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^ The musical score is by John Barry, and the classic Bond sound starts here.
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^ Bond to wed in new 007 film?
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

)
.It is only with the advent of the Brosnan era that film directors outside of Great Britain have been used, but were all from the Commonwealth, until 2008's Quantum of Solace which is the first Bond film by a non-United Kingdom or Commonwealth director, German-Swiss Marc Forster.^ The plot of Quantum of Solace is not at all confusing.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Quantum of Solace was great.
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^ Mendes, of course, would mark a return to a British director after EON plumped for the first foreign Bond director, the German-born Swiss, Marc Forster, for Quantum Of Solace.
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.In the late 1970s, Steven Spielberg wanted to direct a James Bond film, but was rejected since he would want a percentage of the profits which usually directors of Bond films do not get.^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
  • James Bond Posters * CineMasterpieces * 007 James Bond Movie Posters * Vintage Real Old Original Film Movie Posters 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.cinemasterpieces.com [Source type: General]

^ James Bond 007 News Celebrating Films of the 1960s & 1970s .
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^ The first James Bond film.
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.The early Bond films incorporate much of Fleming's storyline, but later ones — especially those featuring Roger Moore — borrow only character names or locales.^ Moore's Bond was different from flemings character, but that dosent make it bad.
  • Whats your favourite James Bond movie? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I have all of the Bond movies and Roger Moore big films were those two.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ My favoroute bond is Roger moore.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.While the film The Spy Who Loved Me bears the title of a Fleming novel (in this case due to a contract point in the rights to the Bond books by Flemming who wanted to have no part of the original story in the film version) [120] , and A View to a Kill and Quantum of Solace are named after short stories, they use none of the author's original material (although A View to a Kill did include the same location as the short story).^ Quantum of Solace was a 5 page short story.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ And QOS. They were able to use Fleming's book for Royale which did most of the work for them.
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^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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Logarithmic scale comparing the budgets, above, and the profits, in a scale of "dollars earned per dollars spent", below. It starts with Dr. No having a 1 million budget and about 60 dollars earned per dollars spent; the budgets increase for three movies, then restart increasing after the ninth, and from the fourteenth on; the profits are usually diminishing, with a few raising on the predecessor: the 3rd, Goldfinger; 9th, Live and Let Die; 13th, For Your Eyes Only; 17th, GoldenEye; and both the 20th and 21st
Comparison between budgets and respective incomes
.The last film prior to Casino Royale to use the title of a Fleming novel was Moonraker, after which the series used the titles of short stories until (and including) 1987's The Living Daylights.^ The film has nothing to do with that short story.
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^ Casino Royale Film spoof .
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^ Ian Fleming's last novel, posthumous.
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.However, material from the story "Risico" (as well as the title story) is used in For Your Eyes Only, parts of "The Property of a Lady" (and the title story) feature in Octopussy, and elements of "The Hildebrand Rarity" are included in the first original-titled film, Licence to Kill.^ This is the only recorded copy in the original parts.
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^ Five Ian Fleming titles have thus far never been used as film titles: The Property of a Lady , Quantum of Solace , Risico , The Hildebrand Rarity , and 007 in New York .
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^ Since acquiring the licence in 1999, Electronic Arts has released 8 games, 5 of which have original stories (i.e., not based on a film) including the popular Everything or Nothing , which broke away from the first-person shooter trend that started with GoldenEye 007 and went to a third-person perspective.
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.Although already adapted as a film, unused plot devices from the novel Live and Let Die show up in both the film For Your Eyes Only and Licence to Kill, as do plot elements from the novel Moonraker in the film Die Another Day.^ I didn't mind "Die Another Day".
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^ Die Another Day - Madonna, 23.
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^ LOVE live n let die.
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.The last Dalton film and all four Brosnan films all had original titles, leaving four Fleming titles that had yet to be used in the official series.^ Brosnan starred in four Bond films.
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^ The liner-notes of a 'Best of Bond' music compilation CD stated that this was because the early films all used titles from Fleming's novels; having outpaced the novels with the current Bond films, the abbreviated form is used instead.
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^ Five Ian Fleming titles have thus far never been used as film titles: The Property of a Lady , Quantum of Solace , Risico , The Hildebrand Rarity , and 007 in New York .
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.However, Licence to Kill and The World Is Not Enough are phrases from Ian Fleming novels and GoldenEye was both the name of Fleming's estate in Jamaica and an operation he planned during World War II. As such the only film titles that do not derive from Fleming at all are Tomorrow Never Dies and Die Another Day from the official series, plus the unofficial film Never Say Never Again.^ Die Another Day is to be avoided at all costs.
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^ However, it is generally considered that only the EON films are "official".
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^ I didn't mind "Die Another Day".
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.As of 2008, the remaining four short story titles yet to be used as film titles are Risico, The Hildebrand Rarity, The Property of a Lady and 007 in New York.^ The film has nothing to do with that short story.
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^ Five Ian Fleming titles have thus far never been used as film titles: The Property of a Lady , Quantum of Solace , Risico , The Hildebrand Rarity , and 007 in New York .
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^ TBers, 'Property of a Lady' was the title of one of Flemming's short stories concerning 007 and (pretty sure on this) the only one that hasn't been used as a film title.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 February 2010 12:26 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Prior to the announcement of the title of the 22nd Bond film, media reports from sources such as Variety and other entertainment industry publications speculated at that Risico and The Property of a Lady were being considered for what was eventually titled Quantum of Solace; The Property of a Lady was also a title apparently considered for Timothy Dalton's planned third Bond film.^ It's mentioned that Timothy Dalton's Bond has been married.
  • 6 Insane Fan Theories That Actually Make Great Movies Better | Cracked.com 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.cracked.com [Source type: General]

^ As for Quantum, it was a good Bond film and I would never consider it to be horrible.
  • Top 10 Worst James Bond Movies » Scene-Stealers 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.scene-stealers.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bond 22: Property of a Lady" by dr_john_zoidberg .
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 9 February 2010 12:26 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[121]

Motifs

Gun barrel sequence

.All of the official EON Bond films feature the unique gun barrel sequence, created by graphic artist Maurice Binder.^ Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the gun barrel sequence .
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 007 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: General]
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ This is a Bond film after all right??
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[122] .As Bond walks across the screen, he is viewed by the audience through the barrel of a gun trained on him by an unknown assailant.^ Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the gun barrel sequence .
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ "The Road To Bond: Stunt Co-ordinator W.J Milligan" (8:01) If you didn't get that The Man with the Golden Gun is all about stunts, this featurette should get the point across.
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 1) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

^ An unknown (to you) political candidate, Bill Blatherson is asked about his views on abortion, gun control and gay marriage.

.Bond wheels around and shoots directly at the gun/viewer, followed by the assassin's blood spilling down the barrel/screen.^ Or so his employers at MI5 believe until he attempts to assassinate his boss, M, because he's been brainwashed by the KGB! With his conditioning removed, M sends Bond on a deadly mission: to track down the sadistic killer Francisco Scaramanga - 'The Man with the Golden Gun!
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

^ Bond becomes a rogue agent and, with the assistance of Pam Bouvier (Carey Lowell), tracks down Sanchez to South America to assassinate him.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Then followed the famous image of Bond with a gun across his chest on the poster for From Russia with Love, Goldfinger's startling golden girl, and the inimitable Pussy Galore.
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

.This is accompanied by the opening bars of the "James Bond Theme", composed by Monty Norman, orchestrated by trumpeter and composer John Barry and Burt Rhodes.^ The James Bond theme music was written by Monty Norman.

^ James Bond theme .
  • Licence to Kill (1989) - Full cast and crew 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.imdb.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ James Bond Theme - John Arnold (previously unreleased) .
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

[123] .After Maurice Binder's death in 1991, Daniel Kleinman was responsible for the gun barrel sequence up to and including Casino Royale.^ Big thumbs up to Casino Royale!
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The gunfight sequence was omitted in "Casino Royale".
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ On the plus side, the credits sequence is a worthy sequel to Maurice Binder's fantastic work over the years.
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 4) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

Design house MK12 supervised the graphics for Quantum of Solace.
A man is seen through The barrel of a weapon, with the rifling pointing outside to a man wearing a business suit and hat, who points a gun at the viewer. <a name=.The smoke around the man's face suggests he already fired."^ He was on billboards at the time as the Marlboro Man and I was walking around seeing my dad's face plastered everywhere.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ When he turns around facing away from you, send one man down into the mineshaft.
  • James Bond 007: Everything or NothingCo-Op Walkthrough - IGNFAQs 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC faqs.ign.com [Source type: General]

src="http://images-mediawiki-sites.thefullwiki.org/11/3/5/1/84463552612094452.png" width="220" height="132" class="thumbimage" />
Stunt man Bob Simmons played Bond in the first gun barrel shot for Dr. No (1962).
.There have been several variants of the sequence regarding Bond's attire, posture, the sound of the gunshot, the colour of the blood, the speed at which the blood falls, etc.^ Couldn't tell who was doing what in the chase/fight sequences, there was no humor, no charm, none of what we go to Bond films for.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ There have been several noteworthy confrontations around on the Bond production so far.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ All of this sounds like Bond is the kind of fellow who falls in love with Women who want to get married.

.The early sequences showed Bond in a suit and tie (with Bob Simmons, Connery, and Lazenby also wearing a hat), until Roger Moore re-filmed his sequence for a new aspect ratio with 1977's The Spy Who Loved Me, which from then on showed Bond wearing a dinner jacket and bow tie.^ A husband who wants to show his love?
  • Bond, James Bond! 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.bondsblog.net [Source type: General]

^ My favoroute bond is Roger moore.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I love the Brosnan and Moore films..
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, the sequences for Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace feature Daniel Craig in an open-necked shirt and business suit respectively.^ Daniel Craig was great, however.
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ "Quantum of Solace" continues the high octane adventures of James Bond (Daniel Craig) in "Casino Royale."
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are Bond as he was meant to be.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Starting with the Pierce Brosnan films, the gun barrel was rendered with CGI allowing the shadows inside it to move.^ Pierce Brosnan as James Bond in the gun barrel sequence .
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 007 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: General]
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ Brosnan Lines Up Next Film June 4, 2002 - Reuters James Bond actor Pierce Brosnan will star in and produce "Laws of Attraction," a romantic comedy that will start shooting in the fall.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ Since Dr. No, each film begins with what is known as the James Bond gun barrel sequence, which introduces agent 007.
  • James Bond 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.oobdoo.org [Source type: General]

.The sequence was traditionally placed at the start of each film until Casino Royale (2006), where it appears after the cold open and is incorporated into the plot; in Quantum of Solace (2008), it occurs at the end of the film and incorporates the film's title in its design.^ The long-standing tradition was broken in Casino Royale when the film began with a cold open and integrated the sequence into the scene's action.
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 007 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: General]
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.speedace.info [Source type: General]

^ The plot of Quantum of Solace is not at all confusing.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Member Reviews: Quantum of Solace (2008) .
  • How to write a James Bond movie - CBn Forums 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC debrief.commanderbond.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]
  • What could have been... - CBn Forums 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC commanderbond.net [Source type: General]

.Royale is a reboot of the franchise, establishing a new timeline and narrative framework; and many of the conventions of the series were either omitted or introduced in a new way.^ Casino Royale is the story that started it all, and the book chosen to be the starting point for rebooting the entire movie franchise.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ To many reasons to go into here why it was a failure for the new series.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I think that in many ways this Bond is a reboot of the series much like how Batman was successfully recreated.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Pre-title sequence

In Dr. No, the gun-barrel sequence is followed by the main titles, but in all subsequent films the titles are preceded by a pre-title sequence or "teaser" that is loosely connected (The World Is Not Enough, Casino Royale), fully pertaining (You Only Live Twice, On Her Majesty´s Secret Service, Die Another Day) or not at all related (Goldfinger, For Your Eyes Only) to the film's plot. .Since Thunderball the gun barrel sequence segues into the pre-title sequence by having the opening shot be sighted through the barrel.^ Where is the gunbarrel logo and the pre-title sequence?
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ After the pre-title sequence, the film opens in Bratislava in Czechoslovakia.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Since Thunderball , the circle has opened up to reveal the pre-title sequence of the film.
  • JAMES BOND AND IAN FLEMING ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE SOLAR NAVIGATOR WORLD ELECTRIC NAVIGATION CHALLENGE MI6 007 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.bluebird-electric.net [Source type: General]

[125] .The pre-title sequences are mini-films that set the emotional mood and heighten the anticipation for the action to come.^ Where is the gunbarrel logo and the pre-title sequence?
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ After the pre-title sequence, the film opens in Bratislava in Czechoslovakia.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ The start was different; where was the pre-title sequence?
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

.When they are not related to the main story, Bond is usually seen wrapping up a mission, or effecting an extraordinary escape.^ My follow-up question to this answer is something to the effect of: “When CPS shows up, one of the first things they do is ask to see the child.
  • “Right to life” vs. “License to kill”: A Libertarian Case for the Pro-Life Position - LJMiller96’s blog - RedState 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC www.redstate.com [Source type: Original source]

^ With the story begun in Casino Royale now wrapped up, I'm really looking forward to seeing what they do for a third film.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Not enough story line, the special effects were good but overall and not a Bond movie.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In three of the teasers, the films' villains are shown committing their evil acts with Bond absent (though Connery plays a Bond impersonator in the pre-title sequence of From Russia with Love).^ Craig though i love the Connery films.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Where is the gunbarrel logo and the pre-title sequence?
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ After the pre-title sequence, the film opens in Bratislava in Czechoslovakia.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

.Beginning with The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977, the teasers emphasised not only action sequences but death-defying stunts, a practice that prevailed until Casino Royale.^ This was first illustrated in Casino Royale, but the death of Vesper only heightened this.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The gunfight sequence was omitted in "Casino Royale".
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The Spy who loved me 15.
  • Whats your favourite James Bond movie? [Archive] - The Superhero Hype! Boards 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC forums.superherohype.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[126] .The sequence for The World Is Not Enough is unusually long: at over 20 minutes it is two to three times the length of most others.^ The most you'll get out of it is a 20 minute nostalgia trip before putting the Orange Box back in.
  • Why Did GoldenEye XBLA Stall?: News from 1UP.com 1 February 2010 8:08 UTC www.1up.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I do) 11: The World Is Not Enough (Somewhat the most thourough plot for any Bondmovie ) 12: GoldFinger (Great landscapes.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Here's hoping the DVD is extened another 15-20 minutes with scenes that make the movie seem more reasonable in terms of length of time.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[127] .Likewise, the sequence for Quantum of Solace is the first in the franchise to pick up directly from the ending of the previous installment, Casino Royale.^ Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are Bond as he was meant to be.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Casino Royale first edition .

^ Picking up an hour after ''Casino Royale'' left off, ''Quantum of Solace'' is the spy franchise's first direct sequel.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

Title sequence

A woman's body with "Starring Sean Connery" projected on it; women alongside a cocktail glass with the Union Jack in it with "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" written underneath; a woman's open eyes and red smoke, with "Live and Let Die" written over the image; and a diamond necklace with "Diamonds Are Forever" written over it
James Bond title sequences feature striking images often of women in provocative situations.
.The main title sequences incorporate visual elements reflecting each film's theme and often (but not always) silhouettes of nude or provocatively clad women set against swirling images that usually (but not always) reflect the general theme of the film; for example, Thunderball features deep-sea diving and this is reflected in the associated opening sequence; the opening sequence for Casino Royale (2006) featured, appropriately, a casino motif.^ She sings the film's title theme.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ "Casino Royale" 2006, what a bore, one of the worst and boring film I have ever seen.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Casino Royale 2006 Wikipedia .
  • Top 10 James Bond Movies - Listverse 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC listverse.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Maurice Binder is the title designer for thirteen Bond films.^ Daniel Klein, who took over the Bond title sequences after the passing of Maurice Binder, has proven himself over the past three movies.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Bond 20 Title Officially Announced March 12, 2002 - DSBG Eon Productions has finally announced the title of their 20th OO7 film adventure.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ Producers of the next highly anticipated Bond film have already begun making plans for the new 007's follow-up film, tentatively titled, "Bond 22."
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

[128] .A contemporary artist usually sings during this sequence (starting with Goldfinger), and an instrumental version of the main track may also be featured as a leitmotif during the film, which repeats in various moods (tense, romantic, adventurous, etc.^ The film starts off poorly with a ski sequence that we've seen too many times already in a Bond film.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Guy Hamilton, director of the last three Bond films (as well as the standard bearer Goldfinger ) was dis-invited to direct the next feature.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ Further, if you delete or disable Tracking Technologies, you may not have access to certain features of the Site and some of our other services may not function properly.
  • James Bond Loses Finger, is Cursed | SPIKE 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]
  • The Next James Bond | SPIKE 28 January 2010 0:00 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

).[129]
.The title song does not always match the name of the film.^ Music by David Arnold Title Song by Madonna Based on characters created by Ian Fleming Is Die Another Day the worst Bond film ever made?
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ Rosenberg said Madonna was flying to Los Angeles next month to film a video for the movie's title song.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ Madonna is composing and performing the title song for the film.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

.The Spy Who Loved Me featured Carly Simon singing "Nobody Does It Better" (which contained the film's title in one line); the songs for Octopussy ("All Time High" sung by Rita Coolidge), Casino Royale ("You Know My Name" sung by Chris Cornell) and Quantum of Solace (Another Way to Die sung by Jack White and Alicia Keys) don't reference the title at all.^ I saw Casino Royale several times but would not see Quantum again.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The plot of Quantum of Solace is not at all confusing.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ You know as woman we all like it.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.With regard to the latter Jack White was quoted as saying, "The title is quite hard to rhyme with!",[130] though there is a single use of the word "solace" during the second verse.^ A word against using The “P” word Haiti Earthquake: Why isn’t Pakistani ERRA there?
  • EU says “India is being ruled by castes, not laws”-Indian state machinery supports License to kill Dalits « Rupee News 6 February 2010 12:13 UTC rupeenews.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I was incredibly disappointed – I won’t go as far as to say ‘hate’, because that is such a strong word, and there were a few good moments – but I will say it is the weakest movie in the series.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ White Stripes frontman Jack White has reportedly spoken out against the use of his Bond theme duet with Alicia Keys on a Coca Cola television advert.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

.John Barry provided the title song music on ten of the eleven films for which he composed the musical score.^ Madonna is composing and performing the title song for the film.
  • http://shatterhand007.com/WWBMY2002Headlines01.html 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ The Living Daylights is the last Bond film that John Barry composed the score to.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ The soundtrack is music-heavy given that female lead Kara Milovy is a cellist at the Bratislava Conservatory (incidentially, this was Barry's last Bond score, and it is a love letter to music).
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 1) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

[131]

Bond's persona

.The core of the Bond films are the agent's personality, tastes, and skills, evolved and interpreted from the Fleming James Bond character by the various actors who have played the role.^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

^ Craig becomes Bond in the film, not just an actor playing Bond.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Bond is a character, a special individual, who happens to have been played by different actors."
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

Terence Young, the director of Doctor No, set the image for Bond instructing Connery how to dress and walk during the first film's production. .Much of the films' appeal is watching Bond be Bond.^ He was a bad choice and I will not watch any Bond film he is in!
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soon after, I started on a quest to try and watch all of the James Bond films.
  • Teleport City Presents Jet Set Cinema 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.teleport-city.com [Source type: General]

^ I have to say that the first film was so much better than the second, and it was that film that makes me want to see a third Daniel Craig Bond film.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.In personality, Bond is tough, ruthless, detached, and egotistical — a man of action given to few words.^ I think the franchise took notice of the new Batman movies and the Bourne trilogy and realized that any person capable of the actions Bond needs to perform has to have a dark side.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Certainly Craig has the potential for being an incredible Bond, if only he is given a chance to rattle off a few cynical witticisms.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While Brosnan is a great Bond, the recent films are shit, aside from a few decent action set pieces.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.This is similar to the earlier Fleming novels, while in later novels Bond develops a more introspective side which is glimpsed only rarely in the films.^ The only James Bond novel I have read.
  • The Science of James Bond 24 January 2010 15:50 UTC www.uwgb.edu [Source type: General]

^ It might be more in keeping with Fleming's novels, but it is not a Bond movie.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Book Bond is also considerably more introspective.
  • Casino Royale (James Bond Novels) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC top-books.org [Source type: General]

Physically, Bond is athletic, graceful, and quick-acting. .Aesthetically, he thoroughly enjoys good food, fine liquor, and beautiful women.^ Sure Bond is somewhat of a hedonist and is in a familiar environment when surrounded by beautiful women and dining on fine food.
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In appearance, he is stylish and well-groomed.[132]
.There are modest variations on a theme between actors, which is attributable to how the script-writers write for the actors.^ To make their writing more appealing to the public, news writers often exhibit great variations in wording and structuring of such definitions.
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^ Whatever one thinks of the various incarnations and misuses of Bond actors, consider the pitiful job the writers (and casting directors) of these movies have done for the villains.
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.Moore's Bond is slightly softer and a bit more romantic than either his predecessors or successors.^ More of an action movie than a bond movie.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ It's a bit back to the original Bond films with Connery; more acting, action, and storylines, less reliance on gadgets and special effects.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ I will say he is more physical and cunning than the earlier Bonds with the exception of Connery.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Craig's Bond is slightly more stoic and introverted, while Dalton's is particularly cynical and angry, while retaining Moore's romantic qualities.^ In my opinion he didn't do quite so bad as BOND, but yet was not up to par as others, such as Connery, Moore, and Craig.
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^ "So far I'm quite impressed with Craig as Bond, but he still doesn't beat Roger Moore or even Sean Connery."
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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.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.However, all Bonds commonly share witty one-liners in particular situations.^ Bond is not slapstick and not all witty remarks.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ This one hooked me on Bond for all time.
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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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.Bond's prowess as a lover is well-established in the films.^ Devil May Care may well follow Quantum of Solace as the next 007 film instalment as a 23rd Bond film is scheduled for 2010.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ I think Clive Owen is a great fucking choice -- he's not *that* well-known but would signal a change towards a more serious Bond film.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Guy Hamilton, director of the last three Bond films (as well as the standard bearer Goldfinger ) was dis-invited to direct the next feature.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

.There are numerous double-entendres in the series referring to the size and potency of Bond's penis, and his use of aphrodisiacs, especially when he is in the arms of a Bond girl.^ The tenth book in the James Bond series; A beautiful girl with a sensual past, Vivienne Michell is different from all the women 007 has known before.
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

^ This is a very serious Bond film, and we see right off the top that this si a departure from what Bond used to be.
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ The bond girl's character wasn't developed and there was no chemistry with bond.
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.He is frequently "rising to the occasion".[133] His sexual skills turn enemies into allies, as is the case with Pussy Galore.^ Pussy Galore sexually, Bond also repositions her ideologically, detaching her from the service of the villain and recruiting her in support of his own mission.

^ 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.

[134] .A few women manage to resist Bond's charms but overall over fifty women have had sex with Bond in the series so far, ranging from one girl (rarely) to four (A View to a Kill) per film.^ And to kill off one bond girl by covering her in oil?
  • What did you think of the new Bond film? – The Marquee Blog - CNN.com Blogs 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC marquee.blogs.cnn.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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^ One of the very best Bond girls.
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[135]

Flirting with Moneypenny

Sean Connery and Roger Moore alongside Lois Maxwell, Pierce Brosnan with Samantha Bond and Timothy Dalton with Caroline Bliss; an office filled with paintings is behind Connery, Moore and Brosnan, while a lab is behind Dalton
Lois Maxwell (shown twice), Samantha Bond, and Caroline Bliss as Miss Moneypenny, engaged in flirtatious banter with James Bond.
.With the exception of Daniel Craig's first two films, every Bond film has a sequence in which Bond interacts with Miss Moneypenny, the personal assistant to M, Bond's superior.^ "Daniel Craig is a fantastic Bond," he wrote.
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^ Daniel Craig is new Bond .
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^ The first James Bond film.
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.Lois Maxwell portrayed Miss Moneypenny opposite Connery, Lazenby, and Moore.^ Not to dismiss Roger Moore, Tim Dalton, or even George Lazenby (or Pierce Brosnan), but the Craig movies recaptured something that I think had been missing for too long.

^ Brosnan, Sean Connery and Roger Moore were well-loved mainstays as the secret agent, while George Lazenby and Timothy Dalton were less successful.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ This would bring his total to five - just behind Roger Moore (7) and Sean Connery (6), but ahead of Pierce Brosnan (4), Timothy Dalton (2) and George Lazenby (1).
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

.She was followed by Caroline Bliss and Samantha Bond, who played opposite Dalton and Brosnan respectively.^ I have to agree with James Stein, Connery and Craig played Bond as a dangerous killer who could mingle with the rich and powerful and appear to fit in.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ 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.

^ Dalton is surprisingly good, playing a more serious Bond after a string of “meh” Roger Moore outings.
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.The three have arguably divergent interpretations of Moneypenny's personality, as do the six actors who have played Bond.^ I have to agree with James Stein, Connery and Craig played Bond as a dangerous killer who could mingle with the rich and powerful and appear to fit in.
  • Daniel Craig Returning as James Bond in 4 More Films! « FirstShowing.net 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.firstshowing.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ First, people have dismissed other actors for the next Bond because they've already played secret agents.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ While they're approaches to playing Bond were very different, they both had what it takes to play a good Bond: Good looks, charm, style, wit and both were just damn good actors.
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[136] .A running joke throughout the film series is Moneypenny's unrequited love for Bond and his playful flirting with her.^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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^ For a start i love all Bond films.
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^ The actress plays an MI6 agent working at the British consulate in Bolivia in the new Bond film.
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.She flirts back, jokes and sometimes pouts, hoping to wrangle a proposal and a wedding ring out of him.^ Personally, I'd rather see Bond get back to basics than see him fade out.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.A fantasy sequence in Die Another Day marks the only occasion in the EON film series in which Moneypenny was actually shown in a romantic embrace with Bond.^ They did Die Another Day!
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 20 November 2009 7:31 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Eon Productions, producers of the Bond films, is said to have another in their archives.
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^ Die Another Day (2002) .
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.The character was dropped from the reboot film Casino Royale, the first Bond film (official or unofficial) in which Moneypenny did not appear, and the character does not appear in Quantum of Solace either.^ Casino Royale was the first of the bond books.
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^ The new James Bond film, Quantum of Solace, which opens Nov.
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^ Now, Casino Royale was the absolute best James Bond film.
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[137] .However, oblique reference is paid to the Moneypenny character in Casino Royale during the scene were Bond meets Vesper Lynd (Vesper: "I'm the money"; Bond: "Every penny of it").^ Casino Royale is next Bond movie .
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^ Vesper and Bond meet on the train to Montenegro.

^ As Bond recovers, he talks to Vesper Lynd.
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In many of the films, established in Dr. No, the tossing of Bond's hat onto a coat rack in M's office signals the start of another adventure. There have been several variations on this theme. .As Bond leaves the office in Goldfinger, Miss Moneypenny takes the hat from him and tosses it herself, hoping to induce him to stay.^ It takes a long time for her to get to bed with Bond, seducing him in a guest bedroom at Sanchez’s house.

^ After all, Goldfinger lets her leave with Bond on the train.

^ The reason she sleeps with Bond is because she hopes she can seduce (or even pay) him into killing Scaramanga.

In Thunderball, he is cut off in mid-toss when Moneypenny announces that he is late. .In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, after Bond is married, he throws his hat, which is caught by a tearful Moneypenny.^ ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (10/10) Lazenby cant act Bond goes to Tellys snow lair It blows up, poor Telly 4.
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^ And if Dalton can't make Bond his own, then the seismic earthquake that should accompany Bond not only quitting Her Majesty's Secret Service, but also becoming a rogue agent , never appears.
  • James Bond Ultimate Edition Volume 2 : DVD Talk Review of the DVD Video 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdtalk.com [Source type: General]

^ But websites devoted to all things Bond say producer Barbara Broccoli wants fresh blood, with "Casino Royale" returning to the start of the spy's career on Her Majesty's secret service.
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.In A View to a Kill, Bond has a brand new hat of Moneypenny's and almost throws it but is quickly stopped.^ Dalton said the Bond franchise had entered a new, more responsible era and that Bond’s reckless bed hopping would stop.

^ Dalton was horrible as James Bond and if you read some of the publishings about his time as James Bond, I almost killed the series and that would be why he was not asked to play Bond again.
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^ Broccoli's first credited job on the Bond films was as assistant director on Octopussy followed by A View To A Kill.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

.And when Bond is in Venice in Moonraker, he tosses his gondolier's hat onto a vacant gondola.^ I think everyone in the music industry has tossed their hat into the Bond song ring.
  • Who Will Buy My Yesterdays - James Bond Headliners of 2008 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC shatterhand007.com [Source type: General]

^ The second, and silliest of the Bond gadgets is a Gondola (or ‘Bondola’ if you will), which Bond uses on the canals of Venice.
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.The traditional sequence was even exported to a wardroom hatrack on the bottom-sitting submarine in You Only Live Twice where M, Moneypenny and Bond are all in Naval Dress Uniforms.^ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Probably the best Connery movie.
  • The Best And Worst James Bond Films » Webomatica - Entertainment and Tech Digest 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.webomatica.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Even if I share only parcially his enthusiasm for "You Only Live Twice" that I like anyway.
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^ Only, all of a sudden will it come to you."
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[136]

Receiving assignment from M

.Bond is early on called in to see M, the head of the UK's Secret Intelligence Service (also known as MI6) in his or her office to receive his assignment.^ Is Bond ready for an early assignment?
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^ ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (10/10) Lazenby cant act Bond goes to Tellys snow lair It blows up, poor Telly 4.
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^ After an alarming decline in box office receipts between You Only Live Twice and On Her Majesty's Secret Service , the producers were tripping over themselves to repeat their early smash hit.
  • DVD Verdict Review - James Bond Ultimate Edition (Volume 1) 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.dvdverdict.com [Source type: General]

[138] .In several films, Bond receives the assignment at a secret headquarters or out of the office.^ Too bad as they're losing out on a pretty good Bond film.
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^ In the film, Bond receives a golden bullet inscribed with 007 while on a mission.
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^ The other Woman, and one of finest in Bond films, is, of course, Miranda Frost (Rosamund Pike), British secret agent and terribly naughty lady.

.Bond enters, often finding M in a subdued state of agitation over a new threat to world peace.^ So that left the producers with the dilemma of finding a new James Bond.
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^ Enter a new group of immigrants, from the lands of Islam, starting after World War 2 but really picking up mommentum in the 1970s.
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^ Dalton said the Bond franchise had entered a new, more responsible era and that Bond’s reckless bed hopping would stop.

.M typically shows confidence in his/her best agent but feels a need to rein Bond in for his risky methods and often chides him for his indiscretions.^ Also, Bond needs to get the "Gigolo" back on him.
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^ I also feel that he was always going to be the "second best" at the time, as it's widely known that EON wanted Brosnan, but couldn't have him.
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^ MI-6 feels it would humialate the agent and Russia if Bond can keep from winning the money.
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[139]
.Universal Exports is used as a cover name for the British Secret Service in the films.^ James Bond, the British Secret Service's most expert gambler, travels undercover to the French Riviera.
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^ Commander James Bond, CMG, RNVR is an agent of the British Secret Intelligence Service (SIS) (more commonly known as MI6).
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^ In WW2 Fleming worked for the British Secret Service as an organizer and a planner.
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[139] It has been featured repeatedly in the films in various ways such as a direction sign in Dr. No, the abbreviation "UnivEx" in From Russia with Love, a brass name plate in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Bond's helicopter in For Your Eyes Only, a building with a sign in The Living Daylights, an identity card in The World Is Not Enough, a folder in Casino Royale, and a business card in Quantum of Solace. .Bond has also given his introductions as a Universal Exports employee in You Only Live Twice, Octopussy, Licence to Kill, The World Is Not Enough, and Die Another Day.^ Marceau, 35, played Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson's epic Braveheart, and appeared in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.
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^ Titles include: Diamonds Are Forever * The James Bond Theme * For Your Eyes Only * From Russia with Love * Goldfinger * Live and Let Die * The Man with the Golden Gun * On Her Majesty's Secret Service * Thunderball * Tomorrow Never Dies * A View to a Kill * You Only Live Twice and many more.
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^ He was the first Bond author since Ian Fleming to write short stories, and this was his first, a direct sequel to Fleming's You Only Live Twice, set in new York and concerning 007 and Kissy Suzikis son James, and a certain Irma Bunt...
  • Ian Fleming and James Bond First Editions and Rare Books 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.harringtonbooks.co.uk [Source type: General]

.The character of M does not appear in For Your Eyes Only, which was made shortly after the death of long-time M actor, Bernard Lee.^ But I relented and picked up the Penguin edition of For Your Eyes Only , read by Rufus Sewell.
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^ May Day does change sides, but it is a very long time after sleeping with Bond and only after she has been abandoned by her boss.

^ I'd also add For Your Eyes Only as one of the best, although I might be in the minority opinion there.
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.Bond gets his briefing in this film from M's Chief of Staff, Bill Tanner, and the Minister of Defence, Frederick Gray.^ Like Joe Don Baker, Charles Gray, has appeared in a Bond film as both a villain and a Bond ally.
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^ This article begins with a brief look at the creation of Bond, followed by a detailed look at 007’s sexual partners (the Bond Women) in the books and films.

^ Back safely on the ground, and back at M.I.6 headquarters, ‘M’ (Bernard Lee in his last appearance in the series) and the Minister Of Defence, Frederick Grey (Geoffrey Keen), brief Bond on his new mission.
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.Beginning with the Brosnan series, M was a woman played by Judi Dench, a Shakespearean actress well-known for playing authority figures.^ According to Dame Judi Dench, Pierce Brosnan will reprise the role in the upcoming remake of Casino Royale, which is expected to be released next year.
  • anythingbut.com: James Bond Archives 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC anythingbut.com [Source type: General]

^ British actress Judi Dench is back as Bond's boss M. "The thing about James Bond, isn't it that it appeals to an incredible cross section of people?"
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^ I think Clive Owen is a great fucking choice -- he's not *that* well-known but would signal a change towards a more serious Bond film.
  • Ain't It Cool News: The best in movie, TV, DVD, and comic book news. 11 January 2010 22:35 UTC www.aintitcool.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Altogether, three actors have played M: Bernard Lee for Connery, Lazenby, and earlier Moore films; Robert Brown for the last two Moore films and the two Dalton films; Judi Dench for all the Brosnan and Craig films to date.^ Craig though i love the Connery films.
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^ Craig becomes Bond in the film, not just an actor playing Bond.
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^ I have all of Brosnan and Dalton, half of Connery, and only a little bit of Moore.
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Technical briefing with Q

Desmond Llewelyn, Timothy Dalton and Carey Lowell with her hands on a suitcase in an hotel room; Llewelyn and Sean Connery, holding a briefcase, in an office; Llewelyn and Pierce Brosnan in a lab, with two scientists operating a computer in the background; and Llewelyn with Moore in an office, with a bookcase behind them
.
Desmond Llewelyn is the only actor to have played opposite five different James Bonds.
^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ Only five actors have played Bond since the first film, "Dr.
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^ James Bond is not the only visitor to Shrublands.
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As Q, he always supplies James Bond with some hi-tech equipment that proves useful in his mission.
.After getting his assignment, Bond is often sent to Q Branch for the technical briefing in which he receives special equipment to be used in his mission.^ Gala Brand, a member of the British Special Branch on a mission with Bond.

^ As often as not, Bond girls kicked more butt (Grace Slick, Famke Janssen, Michelle Yeoh), and toyed with Bond as much as he used to toy with the likes of Tiffany Case.
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^ This Bond is just getting used to his new skin.
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Originally, in the novels, gadgets were relatively unimportant. This did not change in the first Bond film, Dr. No. .However, they took on a higher profile in the film version of From Russia with Love (a key example where a gadget, the trick briefcase, is used in the original source novel), and their use has continued ever since, exceptions being On Her Majesty's Secret Service and For Your Eyes Only in which Bond was given few gadgets.^ The most original and moving of the Bond novels.
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^ FOR YOUR EYES ONLY is the type of Bond film they should be "getting back to."
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^ For a start i love all Bond films.
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In Dr. No, the head of Q Branch is the Armourer, Major Boothroyd (not yet called Q), who instructs Bond on a new firearm, the Walther PPK.[140] .Beginning with From Russia with Love the briefings involve various gadgets and technology, and Boothroyd is referred to as Q starting in Goldfinger.^ Then followed the famous image of Bond with a gun across his chest on the poster for From Russia with Love, Goldfinger's startling golden girl, and the inimitable Pussy Galore.
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^ In Dr. No , the circle then becomes part of the opening credits motif, while in From Russia with Love and Goldfinger , the circle shrinks and disappears and the opening scene simply appears.
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^ You look at me and the fireworks begin, said Brosnan referring to their love scene.
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[16] Each Bond film thereafter up until Die Another Day contains a technical briefing of some kind, usually given by Q, with the exception of Live and Let Die, in which Q does not appear and Bond himself describes his mission equipment to M and Moneypenny, and On Her Majesty's Secret Service in which Q does not brief 007 but is demonstrating to M.[47]
.Q is sometimes shown joining Bond in the field, taking with him a portable workshop and his staff.^ It takes a long time for her to get to bed with Bond, seducing him in a guest bedroom at Sanchez’s house.

^ We don't really *know* Bond, we just observe him, and sometimes experience his own, usually shallow, thinking.
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^ And how is it that Bond can take out 3 agents in an elevator with his hands cuffed – but the wimpy villan almost does him in at the end?
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.These workshops are established in unusual locations, such as an Egyptian tomb in The Spy Who Loved Me and a South American monastery in Moonraker.^ Think of Bond skiing of the cliff in The Spy Who Loved Me (and now think of it done with CGI – blah!
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^ There's terrific separation in the DTS Surround/5.1 Dolby Surround soundtracks for The Spy Who Loved Me , particularly during the loud, long submarine attack sequence.
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^ Diving camera crews film the special Lotus for the 1977 hit film THE SPY WHO LOVED ME. .
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[141] .On two occasions, in Octopussy and Licence to Kill, Q takes active roles in Bond's missions.^ Bond’s mission is to kill him.
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^ It could very well be an excellent episode of Miami Vice ; Dalton can't make Bond his own, and Licence to Kill just becomes an anonymous, gritty actioner.
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^ He is bundled into a jeep with two armed guards and driven off to be interrogated and tortured (Actually they don’t tell us where they are taking Bond.
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.With the 2006 Casino Royale reboot and the subsequent instalment, Quantum of Solace, the character of Q was, like Moneypenny, dropped, and although Bond still receives a supply of mission equipment, no technical briefing is shown on screen.^ Don't get me wrong; I liked Casino Royale.
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^ I did not like Casino Royal at all.
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^ The Quantum Of Solace looks like a proper Bond film.
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[137][142]
There are several running jokes in the lab. .Established in Goldfinger is Q's continuing disgust at how his equipment is often lost, damaged or destroyed by Bond during missions (though Q's expectations of the "pristine" return of his equipment are clearly unrealistic).^ "Bond is damaged and ageing and, in a sense, it is the return of the gunfighter for one last, heroic mission".
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^ And as far as the people who are on here complaining how it's not the "real" James Bond, I cordially invite you to continue yelling at kids to get off your lawn.
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^ Of the 44 women who sleep with Bond in the films and live, it appears as if Bond leaves 23 (39%) to continue his mission or they leave him to continue theirs.

.Another is how easily distracted Bond is in the lab ("Now pay attention") as Q rattles off details about the use of the equipment which Bond needs to commit to memory.^ Now pay attention, .
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^ How do I pay for my surety bond?
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^ How moronic does M think women are that Bond can so easily brainwash them?

[72] .Another running joke is Bond's amused reaction to the latest devices and the Quartermaster's indignant response ("I never joke about my work").^ It is about M and Bond developing their working relationship.
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^ I guess they never joke about their work either?
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^ Rosie is not reassured by Bond’s joking about: .

.There are also sight gags showing prototype equipment.^ Although there was humour in the previous two Bond movies, Goldfinger really is ground zero for the double entendres, and the occasional sight gag.
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.In the field, however, Bond always remembers the details and takes full advantage of the tools supplied.^ Full details on Bond 3 and a surprise .
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^ They are casting and that takes however long it takes," was the reply from an EON spokeswoman clearly tiring of fielding the same question.
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^ While this film isn’t high amongst my favourite Bond films, it’s one that I always enjoy when I do take the time to watch it.
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[143]
Desmond Llewelyn played Q in every pre-Craig film except for Dr. No (Q's first appearance), Live and Let Die (from which Q is absent) and Die Another Day (in which the character has been replaced). .Llewelyn was due to return with a cameo in Die Another Day, but due to his death this did not happen.^ I didn't mind "Die Another Day".
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^ Die Another Day - Madonna, 23.
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^ Worse than Die Another Day.
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.Llewelyn is the only actor to have appeared opposite five actors playing James Bond.^ Only five actors have played Bond since the first film, "Dr.
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^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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^ James Bond is not the only visitor to Shrublands.
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.After appearing as Q's assistant R in The World Is Not Enough, John Cleese appears as Q in Die Another Day.^ Marceau, 35, played Princess Isabelle in Mel Gibson's epic Braveheart, and appeared in the James Bond film The World Is Not Enough.
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^ His first James Bond short story appeared in Playboy magazine, and between 1997 and 2002 Benson wrote six original series novels and three novelisations for the Pierce Brosnan 007 films 'Tomorrow Never Dies', 'The World Is Not Enough' and 'Die Another Day'.
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^ Baird has worked on many successful films as an editor and even as a director, and thankfully he does not take the same route as Christian Wagner (Die Another Day’s editor).
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[144]

Vehicles and aircraft

.Throughout the series, Q provides Bond with a variety of useful automobiles.^ I have a few minor criticisms, and this applies for a lot of the recent Bond films, not just Casino Royale , is that the Bond series used to be the originators – not copiers or followers.
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^ The authority shall use the fund for the purposes of and to pay the expenses of the authority related to providing bonding assistance.
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^ As such, it provides the setting for one of the Bond series weakest endings.
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.However, 007's most famous car is the Aston Martin DB5, seen in Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale .^ Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 .
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^ It’s the very famous Aston Martin DB5.
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^ Casino Royale is the first, and therefore the most coarse, of the 007 novels.
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.The production team have used a number of 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.^ Although the films used a number of different Aston Martin DB5s on film and for publicity one of them was sold in January 2006 at an auction in Arizona for $2,090,000 (USD) to an unnamed European collector.
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^ The James Bond film series from EON Productions has a number of its own traditions, many of which date back to the very first movie in 1962.
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^ A script co-written by Sir Sean Connery for a James Bond film that was never made has sold at auction for $68,400 (GBP46,850).
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.It was originally sold for £5,000 in 1970.[145] Bond also shows his taste for aircraft: a gyrocopter features in You Only Live Twice and an Acrostar Jet in Octopussy.^ That specific car was originally sold for 5,000 in 1970.
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^ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Probably the best Connery movie.
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^ Best Song: Live & let die/you only live twice.
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.Marine vehicles include a submersible Lotus Esprit in The Spy Who Loved Me and others that resemble an iceberg (A View to a Kill) or an alligator (Octopussy).^ Think of Bond skiing of the cliff in The Spy Who Loved Me (and now think of it done with CGI – blah!
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^ There's terrific separation in the DTS Surround/5.1 Dolby Surround soundtracks for The Spy Who Loved Me , particularly during the loud, long submarine attack sequence.
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^ THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (10/10) Rog wears suits by day But wears banana yellow When hitting the slopes 3.
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One of the Lotuses was sold in December 2008 for £ 111,500.

Off to exotic locales

.For the most part, Bond is sent to do his work in attractive, exotic locales.^ H.B. 134 relates to bid bonds for public works bidding for local governments; changes certain provisions relating to cash in lieu of bid bonds and letters of credit, and acceptable substitutes for bonds.
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^ She's an MI6 agent, which is a cool thing to be, sent to work alongside Bond by M and not very happy about it.
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^ Shaky action in the second part aside, they work quite well as one long two-act 'origin of James Bond' movie.
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[146] .Occasionally he will be assigned to war-torn or gloomy locations, but at some point his villains will be encountered in sunny paradises like Nassau, Jamaica, or Greece, or in exotic places like Istanbul, Thailand, India, or Japan.^ Plus there are some locations where Roger Moore is on Fisherman's Wharf that I liked.
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^ Most of the action takes place in the glamorous and exotic locations surrounding Dover.
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^ Ultimately most readers should enjoy this as an atmospheric cold war tale loaded with bad guys, beautiful women, cool cars and exotic locations.
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.He averages about three foreign countries per film.^ Ewan McGregor will be free from his Star Wars/Obi Wan role in three years at about the same time Pierce will be completing his last film as Bond.
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^ Idaho has a population of about 16 people per square mile; wolves, on the other hand, average one every 83 square miles.
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.In all, Bond's adventures have taken him to over 60 countries (not including the UK), as well as outer space.^ Bond obviously is, the actors havent all been because Connery is scottish and Brosnan is irish....so the next actor can be anything they want long as the fans like him.
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^ In all, the 20 official Bond movies including the first, "Dr.
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^ Moonraker wasn't all that bad: Jaws, Hugo Drax, and the plot for 007 to go into outer space was quite interesting.
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[147]

Meeting up with allies

.Once in the field, Bond frequently meets up with a local ally upon arrival.^ 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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^ Baker shows up in later James Bond films, portraying Jack Wade, one of the spy's allies in both Goldeneye and Tomorrow Never Dies .
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^ Upon arrival, Bond threatens to kill one of the guards unless he tells him about ‘The King’s’ next shipment.
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.These can be his foreign counterparts like Tiger Tanaka in Japan, Vijay in India, CIA operatives like Felix Leiter, or his own staff in a secret location.^ American actor Jeffrey Wright, who co-starred in "Syriana," has joined the "Casino Royale" cast as undercover CIA agent Felix Leiter.
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^ 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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^ 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).

.Such characters can also be female, some of whom succumb to Bond's charms.^ What I miss is the "cutting remarks made by the old Bond characters, some were cheesy by some added to the fasade of Bond.
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^ I likewise miss the old character of "Q" the guy who invents all the new toys for Bond to use and destroy, they also had some good dialoge between them.
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^ Mark Strong played the central character Harry Starks with the perfect mixture of charm and menace for Bond.
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[148] Some allies recur through an era, such as the Western-friendly KGB chief, General Gogol, and Sir Frederick Gray, the Minister of Defence.[149]

Felix Leiter

.Just fewer than half the films prior to Pierce Brosnan have James Bond teaming up with Felix Leiter.^ Best 007 James Bond Films: .
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^ Pierce Brosnan was definitely believable as Bond.
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^ Brosnan starred in four Bond films.
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.Leiter also plays a smaller role in these films than he does in Fleming novels.^ 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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^ British actress Gemma Arterton, who plays the role of Agent Fields in the upcoming Bond film, will be the face of the new fragrance.
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^ I am working my way through the Ian Fleming series and am now on "Moonraker" which is completely different than the film.
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.Specifically, he appears in four out of the six official Connery films, only the first of seven Roger Moore films, both Timothy Dalton films, and none of the four Pierce Brosnan films, but returned for Daniel Craig.^ Craig though i love the Connery films.
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^ Brosnan starred in four Bond films.
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^ Connery was the first actor to play Bond, appearing in six films beginning with "Dr.
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.He is also not in Lazenby's sole Bond film.^ George Lazenby has an entire scene dedicated to his reminiscing over mementos from the earlier Connery Bond films.
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^ George Lazenby only made one Bond film, which was pretty decent.
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.He appears both in Connery's unofficial film, Never Say Never Again (1983), and in the early non-EON television Casino Royale adaptation as Clarence Leiter.^ The count doesn't include the non-Eon Bond films such as Never Say Never Again or the Peter Sellers Casino Royale.
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^ Casino Royale Film spoof .
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^ American actor Jeffrey Wright, who co-starred in "Syriana," has joined the "Casino Royale" cast as undercover CIA agent Felix Leiter.
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In the official EON series, there were no Leiter film appearances between 1973 and 1987 and no Leiter appearances between 1989 and 2006.
.In the novels, Leiter gets bitten by a shark and loses his right arm and half his left leg quite early in the series.^ And boy were they right, granted the first novel of the famous James Bond series was not quite as exciting as the movies, or as I hear the other novels are.
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^ The writing style of the novel is significantly better than quite a few others in the series, much more engaging and easier to follow.
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^ Second, people forget that James Bond was a novel and *then* a film - a series of novels, actually, that were quite good fiction.
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.He has a wooden leg and a steel hook to replace his hand in most of the other novels in which he appears.^ She clapped her hands and a couple of house elves appeared with breakfast trays, two others with small piles of clothing and books.
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^ Still, it was an enjoyable book, and I plan to read most if not all of the other novels in the series, as I have been waiting a long time for these to become available again.
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.After the shark incident he is pensioned out of the C.I.A. and works for the Pinkerton's Detective Agency until recalled to the C.I.A. as a reserve in the ninth book Thunderball.^ Merging the book's successes with the better-established characters may result in an entertaining film, but it has its work cut out for it if it wants to be great.
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.This incident was postponed in the films until the second and last Timothy Dalton movie, after which Leiter was never seen again until the reboot of the franchise with Casino Royale.^ Casino Royale is next Bond movie .
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^ "Casino Royale" 2006, what a bore, one of the worst and boring film I have ever seen.
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^ Casino Royale Film spoof .
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Jack Lord played Leiter in the very first Bond film, Dr. No, but was unavailable for Goldfinger, in which Leiter was played by Cec Linder, an actor who appeared much older than Lord (though in reality Lord was older than Linder). .Since then, Leiter has almost always been played by a different actor, being played by the same actor more than once only by David Hedison prior to Quantum of Solace.^ Quantum of Solace is much more "rewatchable" than Casino Royale.
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^ Del Gordo I have seen Quantum of Solace once but want to see it a couple of times (like the rest) before I make a decision.
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^ It never happened to me before to feel as much anger for an actor, and as much bore and repulsion for a movie as this one and its sequel "Quantum of Solace."
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.Hedison's two appearances as Leiter were years apart from each other; 1973's Live and Let Die and 1989's License to Kill.^ Solitaire ( Live and Let Die ) Solitaire is a virgin.

^ Live and Let Die is a gas.
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^ License to Kill 1989 .
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.Leiter has been played by an African-American actor three times, for the first time in the non-EON film Never Say Never Again by Bernie Casey, and in Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace by Jeffrey Wright.^ I saw Casino Royale several times but would not see Quantum again.
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^ Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are Bond as he was meant to be.
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^ Casino Royale first edition .

.Wright's reprise of Leiter in Quantum of Solace marks the second time that the character is reprised by the same actor, the first time in successive films, and the third time Leiter is portrayed by an African-American (including non-EON films).^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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^ American actor Jeffrey Wright, who co-starred in "Syriana," has joined the "Casino Royale" cast as undercover CIA agent Felix Leiter.
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^ Jeffrey Wright returns in the role of Felix Leiter, the second actor to play the part in two Bond films and the first time consecutively.
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.Fleming wrote twelve novels, of which Leiter appears in six.^ The novel, Casino Royale , was finished on 18 March 1952 and Fleming was married six days later.

^ Fleming bought Goldeneye in the mid-1940s and wrote several books there, including "Casino Royale," the first Bond novel.
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^ Fleming (and mention of his James Bond novels) appears on p199 of Dulles Craft of Intelligence- curious, given that Flemings fictional character is seen reading the book in a work of fiction!
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.Leiter also appears in six of the official films adapted from novels.^ 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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^ Connery was the first actor to play Bond, appearing in six films beginning with "Dr.
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^ The film, directed by Martin Campbell, is being adapted from the 1953 Ian Fleming novel that introduced the Bond character.
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However, in the films he was dropped from The Man with the Golden Gun and added to Dr. No. .His appearance in the Timothy Dalton films brings Leiter's film appearances in the official series to eight prior to Quantum of Solace.^ The official poster to Quantum of Solace.
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^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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^ Quantum of Solace is the shortest of all the Bond films clocking in at nearly 105 minutes.
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.Aside from the Dalton film The Living Daylights and Quantum of Solace, Leiter appears in no other films with Fleming short story titles (the last three Roger Moore films), and he never appears in any Fleming short stories.^ The film has nothing to do with that short story.
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^ "The Living Daylights" made more money than Moore's last two films.
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^ I'll never get the Roger Moore fans.
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Sparring with the supervillain

.More often than not the Bond villain is a megalomaniacal supervillain, some sort of industrialist or mad scientist with schemes of world domination.^ More of an action movie than a bond movie.
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^ As such, for me, it was more than believeable that Bond would be mad at the world and out for revenge.
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^ More often than you think.” .

They are often charismatic and intelligent but also arrogantly over-confident, inviting a comeuppance. .Frequently, Bond has an early sparring match with them which is verbal or over some sport (such as golf) or a casino game.^ "Casino Royale" may not be the most enjoyable Bond book, but none can match it for its raw, staying power.
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^ Bond is off his game, he's a recently promoted bond, who was coming off of a great success in Casino Royale, but had that success shattered with the loss of his love interest.
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.Bond's victory heightens the supervillain's hatred for 007. Often, Bond brazenly tries to lure away and seduce a supervillain's mistress, both to save her and to validate his male superiority over his enemy.^ Bond tries to seduce her, but fails to get any response.

^ Is Bond going to be M's agent, or just another short lived double O? That's the question the both of them are trying to work through, and that's the emotional level Bond is acting on.
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^ Bond seduces her and, almost straight away, she is rendered gold.

.Ernst Stavro Blofeld, the Number One of worldwide criminal organisation SPECTRE (Special Executive for Counter-Intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion), who appears in six films of the franchise, is Bond's archenemy.^ As I have said, this is one of the better Bond films.
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^ Is he the new version of Ernst Stavro Blofeld?
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^ I have to agree with James Stein, Connery and Craig played Bond as a dangerous killer who could mingle with the rich and powerful and appear to fit in.
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.On occasion, the Bond villain is a more down-to-earth character such as a drug/weapons smuggler or a supplier of money to other criminals.^ The plot was simple and the movie was low-key and down to earth; there were no overblown gadgets to save the day, only Bonds cunning and intuition.
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^ It certainly says something that more than 50 years after his introduction, the name James Bond is probably the most famous name on earth.
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^ As far as License to Kill....that movie was absolute garbage and there wasn't a person on earth that could save that movie....it was such a shitty plot hands down.
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.For example, neither of Timothy Dalton's two Bond films had a typical Bond supervillain.^ It's mentioned that Timothy Dalton's Bond has been married.
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^ At the same time, two of the five actors who have played the part so far -- Timothy Dalton and George Lazenby -- are barely remembered by mainstream cinemagoers.
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^ November 17th, 2008 12:48 pm ET The Bond franchise jumped the shark when TImothy Dalton and then Pierce Brosnan took the lead.
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[149]

Romancing the Bond girl

A collage of five pictures: Bond and Vesper flirting at sea, Bond and Tracy in wedding attire inside a car adorned with flowers, Bond and Kara flirting in bed, Solitaire screaming alongside Bond in a jungle, and a man and Bond and Tanya in a gondola, with a city in the background
.
Maryam D'Abo (pictured with Timothy Dalton as Bond, middle left) wrote a book entitled Bond Girls Are Forever.
^ It's mentioned that Timothy Dalton's Bond has been married.
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^ She's a Bond girl in my book.
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^ The tenth book in the James Bond series; A beautiful girl with a sensual past, Vivienne Michell is different from all the women 007 has known before.
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The character of Tracy di Vicenzo (played by Diana Rigg, with George Lazenby as Bond, top right) was the only girl to marry Bond, later to be gunned down by the villain.
.At some point on the mission, Bond meets the principal Bond girl, a character portraying Bond's love interest or one of his main sex objects.^ The fact that he doesn't sleep with the main Bond girl is also interesting.
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^ It's generally a fun, unpretentious formula Bond film, but it's hampered by weak Bond girls (never got the Wai Lin love - She's totally bland and her and Brosnan have zero spark) and the weak script - Brosnan's delivery of his one-liners are often quite terrible.
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^ What should one make of Bond’s time in Hong Kong with the woman Bond calls Ling, but is credited as Chinese Girl (Hong Kong) (Tsai Chin)?

[150] .There is always one Bond girl central to the plot, and often one or two others who cross his path, helpful or not.^ Roshan is any one there who can score James bond girl's in a list.
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^ There's only one Bond, Sean.
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^ It's generally a fun, unpretentious formula Bond film, but it's hampered by weak Bond girls (never got the Wai Lin love - She's totally bland and her and Brosnan have zero spark) and the weak script - Brosnan's delivery of his one-liners are often quite terrible.
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.They may be victims rescued by Bond, or else ally agents, villainesses, or henchwomen.^ The average Soviet citizen may never have had the opportunity to see a Bond film, or read a Bond book, but they knew who Bond was.
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^ The idea was that they changed all of the British secret agents into James Bond 007.
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^ They’re both yours.” Kerim laughs and Bond replies: “This may take some time.” The ménage à trois is implied, not seen.

.Many partner with Bond on the assignment, while others such as Honey Ryder are solely passive participants in the mission.^ In my opinion he didn't do quite so bad as BOND, but yet was not up to par as others, such as Connery, Moore, and Craig.
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^ Still keeps Quantum as an organization alive but Bond could go on some other mission.
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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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.More generally, the degree to which Bond girls are pivotal to propelling the plot forward varies from one film to the next.^ I'm looking forward to seeing this movie again and also the next Bond film with Craig.
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^ As I have said, this is one of the better Bond films.
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^ I see the arc to the next more "Bond-like" film.
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.Five of the Bond girls are "bad" girls (or at least working for the villain) who turn "good" (or switch sides) usually due to Bond's influence.^ Tiffany is the bad girl who turns good, but only after Bond has bedded her.
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^ Rosie is still working for the Villain after Bond sleeps with her, so another failure.

^ Along the way, Bond encounters the usual amount of villains and thugs.
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[151] (Octopussy's motives for switching sides are, however, more complex). .In some cases, Bond attempts to get a girl to switch to his side and fails.^ For too long the gadgets have felt like you could buy them from your local branch of The Gadget Shop (in some cases, you can) Bond needs a real opponent to tackle.
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^ I am sure you all watched the series with some appetite for these Talented Girls also your score on the series before done not surely because of James Bond and the music alone...
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^ As often as not, Bond girls kicked more butt (Grace Slick, Famke Janssen, Michelle Yeoh), and toyed with Bond as much as he used to toy with the likes of Tiffany Case.
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.In The World is not Enough, the villain is a woman who fails to seduce Bond to her side.^ Bond seduces Woman: 1 (Miss Taro).

^ Woman seduces Bond: 0.

^ Bond seduces Woman: 0.

.Two of Fleming's Bond girls - Gala Brand and Vivienne Michel - appear only in the novels.^ The tenth book in the James Bond series; A beautiful girl with a sensual past, Vivienne Michell is different from all the women 007 has known before.
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^ 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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.They were replaced by different Bond girl characters in their respective films, along with most or all of the book's original plot.^ The other films were what they were… These will be different.
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^ Bond is the original, it shouldn't be copying any other films or characters.
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^ This is a Bond film after all right??
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.Sylvia Trench is the only recurring Bond girl (unless Moneypenny is counted) as well as Bond's off-assignment girlfriend.^ And to kill off one bond girl by covering her in oil?
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^ Well, there was a bit of Austin Powers in Bond lines like, "There's something I want you to get off your chest" (Diamonds Are Forever).
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^ It is richly textured, well written, clearly defines the Bond character and has survived not only as good literature but as a great period piece of the 50s.
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.Swedish actress Maud Adams has played two different Bond girls in two films, The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy.^ Is it better than almost any of the post "Man with a Golden Gun" Bonds?
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^ Maud Adams as Octopussy in, you guessed it, "Octopussy" .
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^ Octopussy (Maud Adams) tries to buy Bond’s services at her palace: .

[152] .She would later have a cameo role in A View to a Kill[153].^ Returned to Bond in an uncredited role in A View To A Kill as "Woman In Fisherman's Wharf Crowd."
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.Bond has fallen in love with only Tracy di Vicenzo in On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale, but both of them die at or near the end of the respective films.^ Vesper Lynd, a double agent, sleeps with Bond only near the end of Casino Royale , after the mission is completed.

^ This was first illustrated in Casino Royale, but the death of Vesper only heightened this.
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^ Ben Casino Royale is my favorite James Bond film.
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[154]
.Bond girls often have highly suggestive names of which the most notorious was Goldfinger's Pussy Galore.^ Pussy Galore is one of Bond’s most challenging conquests.

^ The three main Bond girls, are Shirley Eaton as Jill Masterson, Tania Mallet as Tilly Masterson, and most famously Honour Blackman (Cathy Gale from The Avengers) plays Pussy Galore.
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^ Bond treats her in a most ungentlemanly manner, ripping her clothes off in the name of duty.

Others included Holly Goodhead from Moonraker, Mary Goodnight from The Man with the Golden Gun, Honey Ryder from Dr. No, Plenty O'Toole from Diamonds Are Forever, Xenia Onatopp from GoldenEye, and Christmas Jones from The World Is Not Enough.
.An entire book and subsequent hour-long documentary entitled Bond Girls Are Forever devoted just to the history of Bond girls were created by former Bond girl actress Maryam D'Abo in 2002, 15 years after her appearance in a Bond film.^ Maryam d’Abo plays Kara Milovy, the main Bond girl in the film.
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^ She's a Bond girl in my book.
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^ The tenth book in the James Bond series; A beautiful girl with a sensual past, Vivienne Michell is different from all the women 007 has known before.
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.Although Bond sleeps with fellow secret service operative Strawberry Fields in Quantum of Solace, it is the only Bond film in which he does not sleep with the female lead during the course of the film, and which closes neither with her in his arms nor with her dead.^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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^ The Quantum Of Solace looks like a proper Bond film.
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^ "Quantum of Solace" was an excellent Bond thriller.
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Chase scenes

Daniel Craig running a staircase upwards, Roger Moore on the staircase of Eiffel Tower, Sean Connery driving a car, and Timothy Dalton alongside Maryam D'Abo sliding down a snowy hill in a cello case
Whether on foot or by car or on cello case, Bond is generally involved in a chase scene in every adventure.
.Keeping with the greater Hollywood tradition, every Bond film features chase scenes, usually more than one per film.^ It is a Bond film tradition.
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^ Dude, that says more about you than about Bond films.
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^ This looked more like a Bourne film than a Bond film.
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[155] .Bond and his allies prove their evading skills in a wide variety of vehicles, from custom aircraft and watercraft to buses, trucks, even tanks and moon-buggies.^ Dealers of motorboats, personal watercraft, snowmobiles or off-highway vehicles shall file a $5,000 bond.
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Perhaps the most unusual is the gondola sequence from Moonraker, which leaves the canals of Venice to continue on land.[156] .Notable others include: the original gadget-car chase in the Aston-Martin DB5 in Goldfinger; the ski sequence in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, and the tank pursuit in GoldenEye.^ It’s the very famous Aston Martin DB5.
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^ ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE (10/10) Lazenby cant act Bond goes to Tellys snow lair It blows up, poor Telly 4.
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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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.All such sequences in Casino Royale involve Bond following the villain instead of vice versa.^ The gunfight sequence was omitted in "Casino Royale".
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^ CASINO ROYALE 1967 JAMES BOND .
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^ In "Casino Royale" Bond is all too human and even (gasp!
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[157]

Fighting off the henchman

.Bond encounters many colourful characters who do the dirty work for the supervillain.^ Many who worked on that set felt the area was haunted.
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^ For me, Bond has NEVER been about gadgets, supermodels with absurd names, and supervillains who want to blow up the world.
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^ The book shows Bond as a dark and moody character, there was never any real character description of what Bond looks like but you get the feeling of who is he is and how he ticks (works).
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The first henchmen introduced in the film series are the three assassins (the "Three Blind Mice") who are featured in the title sequence of Dr. No even before Bond appears.[158] .The blond muscleman henchman, of which there are six, is introduced in From Russia with Love in the guise of Donald Grant (Robert Shaw) who fights Bond to the death in the tight confines of the Orient Express.^ And i especially loved the fight in the train between Grant and Bond.
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^ Think of Bond skiing of the cliff in The Spy Who Loved Me (and now think of it done with CGI – blah!
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^ 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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[159] .Bond also battles an array of femmes fatales, who first seduce and then try to kill Bond, such as Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye.^ With such little action, how could this first Bond novel have possibly become a series-starting hit?
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^ Though Bond and Blofeld never actually meet here, it is in this book that Bond first battles the schemes of SPECTRE, Blofeld's criminal organisation.
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^ He was suppose to play bond in Goldeneye but because of politics and there being such a time gap between License to Kill and Goldeneye they went with Pierece.
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[159] .Another notable henchman is Oddjob, the karate expert with the deadly bowler hat with the hidden metal that he throws at the neck of his enemies like a Frisbee.^ He has battled a man with a golden gun and gone head to head with villains whose deadly weapons include metal jaws and lethal top hats.
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^ Aficionados can also see on display Oddjob's deadly bowler hat from "Goldfinger" and peer into M's office and Q's workshop, where original plans and drawings surround objects from the films, including Bond's Omega laser watch.
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.Jaws (7'2" actor Richard Kiel) with his superhuman dentures is one of only three undefeated henchmen in the series[160] as well as the only henchman to battle Bond in two films.^ There's only one Bond, Sean.
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^ But Connery agreed to one film only.
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^ Bond only has one.
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.Another surviving henchman of note is Baron Samedi (Geoffrey Holder), the voodoo villain with one of the most distinctive voices in the acting industry.^ 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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^ Why Armed Forces Special Powers Act is one of the most pernicious draconian laws?

^ Labouring the point; do the dancers on San Monique work for Kanaga – or do they follow Baron Samedi as their Voodoo Priest?
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[161]

Protracted attempted killing of Bond

.The main villain often attempts to kill Bond in some kind of slow and protracted way such as abandoning him to sharks or alligators, or having him strapped to a table with a laser beam or a buzz saw.^ Bond’s mission is to kill him.
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^ Is some old flame or relative going to come after Bond now, and does he get just as much right to kill him as Bond got to kill Mr. Greene?
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^ Chinese agent Wai Lin (Michelle Yeoh), after the usual feisty banter with Bond, has to wait till the end on a raft to get close to him.

This convention was parodied in a card game entitled "Before I Kill You, Mr. Bond" (later retitled "Totally Renamed Spy Game" due to a cease and desist order from MGM) in which players had the choice to kill a spy quickly and easily or in a protracted way. .The latter was less likely to succeed but got the player more points if it did.^ I'd like more real danger and less gadgets please.
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^ I still liked it, so if you don't do what I did, then you will like it even more.
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^ I like the new direction they're taking with the character–he's more realistic, more bad-ass, and less cheesy.
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.The same convention was parodied in a Saturday Night Live sketch, in which a talk show host asked three Bond villains what was the best way to kill James Bond.^ Best 007 James Bond Films: .
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^ The best James bond book!
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^ Many of the best Bond villains were cartoony.
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.They all answered, "Just shoot him.^ I like him, I just don't like what they are doing with Bond.
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^ "I didn't mean to - I'm sorry, Professor, I forgot-" Goyle said stupidly, "I, he didn't look very good and he didn't answer when I asked him if he was all right and I just tapped his arm, sir-" .
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^ Would they notice him at all if he did the roofing on their house?
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Don't mess around with laser beams or sharks. He'll figure a way out of it. .Just shoot him."^ He held him in his arms and just threw him on top of a car instead of shooting him.
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This was further parodied in the most successful of the Bond spoofs, Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, when Dr. Evil tells his son Scott that he is "going to place Austin Powers in an easily escapable situation involving an overly elaborate and exotic death" and then orders his henchmen to activate the "unnecessarily slowly moving mechanism".

Climax

.The climax of most Bond films is the final confrontation with the supervillain and his henchmen, sometimes an entire army of cohorts, often in his hard-to-reach lair.^ It has to be the most fun of all the Bond films.
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^ Bond 20 Title Officially Announced March 12, 2002 - DSBG Eon Productions has finally announced the title of their 20th OO7 film adventure.
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^ I myself am now determined to read through the entire Bond series to get a full picture of the man we all love to watch film after film.
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.While the novels typically climax with a terrible ordeal for Bond — usually a heinous torture, which he survives to then confront the villain for the last time — the films have tended to tone down the violence/sadism of the last act, preserving the inventively gruesome fate for the villain and leaving Bond conspicuously intact.^ One is that the strongest violence in the novel surrounds the torture that Bond undergoes.
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^ Bond then tortures her (very unpleasant) and leaves.

^ It features villains from 6 Bond films.
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The supervillain's retreat can be a private island (Dr. No, The Man with the Golden Gun and, effectively, Live and Let Die and The Spy Who Loved Me), mountaintop retreat (On Her Majesty's Secret Service and For Your Eyes Only) or underground base (You Only Live Twice, Live and Let Die, Licence to Kill), a ship (Thunderball and Tomorrow Never Dies) an oil rig (Diamonds Are Forever) or even a space station (Moonraker) — among other variations. .Bond usually sabotages the lair and, with time ticking down, dispatches the supervillain, rescues the principal Bond girl and they escape as the place blows up.^ Up Next James bond Girl .
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^ They even had a disfigured Bond girl.
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^ What should one make of Bond’s time in Hong Kong with the woman Bond calls Ling, but is credited as Chinese Girl (Hong Kong) (Tsai Chin)?

[162] In some cases, the supervillain or their primary henchman escapes either to return in another film (notably Blofeld in many films of the 1960s, Jaws and Mr White) or to launch a final attack on Bond and his lover in the final scene (Goldfinger, Live and Let Die and several others).[163]

Ending

.So far only two Bond films, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale, have ended with the central Bond girl deceased.^ I understand the upcoming James Bond film is Casino Royale.
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^ Ben Casino Royale is my favorite James Bond film.
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^ Now, Casino Royale was the absolute best James Bond film.
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.In all other films, except Quantum of Solace, Bond is kissing her, making love, or implying that he will do so.^ The plot of Quantum of Solace is not at all confusing.
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^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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^ Quantum of Solace is the shortest of all the Bond films clocking in at nearly 105 minutes.
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[163] Sometimes an embarrassed M catches Bond during his embraces. .Most endings feature a double entendre, and in many of the films, the Bond girl purrs, "Oh, James."^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
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^ The first James Bond film.
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^ James bond Girl .
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[164] Every film except Dr. No (1962) and Thunderball (1965) has either the line "James Bond will return..." or ."James Bond will be back" at the end of the closing credits.^ 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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^ Also, Pierce Brosnan's Bond was very much back on Her Majesty's Secret Payroll at the end of Die Another Day.
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^ British actress Judi Dench is back as Bond's boss M. "The thing about James Bond, isn't it that it appeals to an incredible cross section of people?"
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.Until Octopussy (1983), the title of the next film to be produced was also named, although these were sometimes incorrect.^ Octopussy ended up being one of Moore’s better films, which is probably why the producers stuck with Moore again.
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^ Bond Filmed in Skaftafell, Iceland February 21, 2002 - Iceland Review The producers of the next Bond movie have finally reached a decision on filming in Iceland instead of Alaska.
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^ Producers of the next highly anticipated Bond film have already begun making plans for the new 007's follow-up film, tentatively titled, "Bond 22."
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.The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) promised James Bond would return in For Your Eyes Only.^ I have to agree with James Stein, Connery and Craig played Bond as a dangerous killer who could mingle with the rich and powerful and appear to fit in.
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^ James Bond is written to be a hard gambler, and not the super suarve spy we all know today.
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^ I'd also add For Your Eyes Only as one of the best, although I might be in the minority opinion there.
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.But after the success of Star Wars, producers decided to make Ian Fleming's Moonraker (1979) instead.^ Ian Fleming’s Moonraker (Lewis Gilbert, 1979) .

^ It had Connery's kid as Ian Fleming and MGM didn't make it.
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^ A Very Rare CED $9.99 - 09/01 15:16 The Making of Star Wars CED $6.00 - 09/01 14:59 CED~THE WIZARD OF OZ ~ JUDY GARLAND!!
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For Your Eyes Only followed in 1981.[165]

Quotations

The famous introduction, "[My/The name is] Bond, James Bond", became a catchphrase after it was first uttered by Sean Connery in his opening scene in the first film, Dr. No, when Bond meets Sylvia Trench:
I admire your courage, Miss...?
Trench, Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mister...?
Bond...James Bond.
.On 21 June 2005, the line was honoured as the 22nd historically greatest cinema quotation by the American Film Institute, in its 100 Years Series.^ In this, the masterwork of all Bond films and the only one seriously faithful to Fleming, Bond (Daniel Craig) sleeps with just one Woman: Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), the greatest of cinema’s Bond Woman.

^ Daniel Craig- Theres something about him that reminds me of the Connery films and makes me feel that the Bond series as many years left in it after all.
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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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[166] .To date, From Russia with Love, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice and Quantum of Solace are the only films in which Bond does not give his trademark introduction — although in Thunderball, the villainous character Fiona Volpe mocks him by saying it to him (as does Valentin Dmitrovitch Zukovsky in The World Is Not Enough).^ You consider this a good Bond film?
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^ The Quantum Of Solace looks like a proper Bond film.
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^ Fiona says to Bond in Thunderball : .

Similar in-jokes see Bond's introduction being rudely interrupted (in Goldfinger) or greeted with disdain (The Spy Who Loved Me) or even lethal disinterest (in Live and Let Die, when Mr. Big shoots back: "Names is for tombstones baby… waste him!"). .In the 2006 film Casino Royale that reboots the franchise, Bond does not utter this line until the end of the film, whereas in Quantum of Solace the phrase was not said at all.^ The plot of Quantum of Solace is not at all confusing.
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^ I did not like Casino Royal at all.
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^ Quantum of Solace is the shortest of all the Bond films clocking in at nearly 105 minutes.
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[167]
In the 1990 television film The Secret Life of Ian Fleming, allegedly based on Fleming's own World War II spy experiences, Fleming (played by Sean Connery's son, Jason Connery) says his name is "Fleming, Ian Fleming".
.Bond usually evinces a preference for vodka martinis, and his instruction on how it must be prepared, "Shaken, not stirred", quickly became another catchphrase.^ For the filmmakers there is more at stake than how to prepare a martini (shaken, not stirred).
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^ For the filmmakers there is more at stake than how to prepare Bond's martini (shaken, not stirred).
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^ No lingerie, no martini, shaken not stirred, no Bond.
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This line was honoured by the AFI as the 90th most-memorable cinema quotation. .The description is first said by Doctor No in the 1962 film (demonstrating to Bond that he is familiar with his tastes).^ The first James Bond film.
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^ As I have said, this is one of the better Bond films.
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^ DR. NO 1962 JAMES BOND .
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.Bond himself first uses the line in 1964's Goldfinger.^ GOLDFINGER 1964 JAMES BOND .
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^ If this is the case, she would be the first Bond Woman to be abandoned in the line of duty.

^ The V12 Vanquish will be the fourth Aston Martin that Bond has driven since the association began in 1964 with the film Goldfinger - when the DB5 was fitted with ejector seats and rockets.
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.In You Only Live Twice, when Bond is offered a martini "stirred, not shaken" and asked if that is right, he politely says, "Perfect.^ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Probably the best Connery movie.
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^ No lingerie, no martini, shaken not stirred, no Bond.
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^ Blond Bond stirred by criticism, but not shaken .
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Cheers." .In GoldenEye, Zukovsky mockingly describes Bond as being "shaken, but not stirred" by his recent abduction.^ Blond Bond stirred by criticism, but not shaken .
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^ He was suppose to play bond in Goldeneye but because of politics and there being such a time gap between License to Kill and Goldeneye they went with Pierece.
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^ Whoa, hold on here… "Shaken not stirred" is a quintissential Bond staple line that we have always heard.
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.In Die Another Day, when handed a Vodka Martini on a turbulent airplane, he says, "Lucky I asked for it shaken."^ They did Die Another Day!
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^ I didn't mind "Die Another Day".
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^ Die Another Day 19.
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.In Casino Royale, the in-joke is a furious Bond's reply — "Do I look like I give a damn?"^ Don't get me wrong; I liked Casino Royale.
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^ I did not like Casino Royal at all.
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^ And Bond replies with irritation, "Do I look like I give a damn?"
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— to a bartender's innocent query of ."Shaken or stirred?". As originally devised by Fleming in his novel Casino Royale, Bond's martini of choice originally had a more complex recipe; this recipe was recited on screen for the first time in the 2006 adaptation of the novel, and repeated in Quantum of Solace.^ I saw Casino Royale several times but would not see Quantum again.
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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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^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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Prior to this the closest thing to a "recipe" given on screen is in Dr. No when the eponymous villain mentions Bond's martini as having a slice of lemon peel.

Actors of recurring characters

Film Year James Bond M Moneypenny Q Felix Leiter
Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery Bernard Lee Lois Maxwell Peter Burton Jack Lord
From Russia with Love 1963 Desmond Llewelyn none
Goldfinger 1964 Cec Linder
Thunderball 1965 Rik Van Nutter
You Only Live Twice 1967 none
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery Norman Burton
Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore none David Hedison
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 Desmond Llewelyn none
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
Moonraker 1979
For Your Eyes Only 1981 none
Octopussy 1983 Robert Brown
A View to a Kill 1985
The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton Caroline Bliss John Terry
Licence to Kill 1989 David Hedison
GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan Judi Dench Samantha Bond none
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997
The World Is Not Enough 1999
Die Another Day 2002 John Cleese
Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig none none Jeffrey Wright
Quantum of Solace 2008
Bond 23 (In pre-production) 2011

Non-EON films

Prior to Eon's start in 1961, Casino Royale was adapted as a one-hour television episode of CBS's series Climax!. The nationalities of James Bond and Felix Leiter were reversed making Bond American and Leiter British. .Bond was nicknamed "Card sense Jimmy Bond".[168] After Eon's formation, only two James Bond films were produced without the company's consent, due to the production rights of two Ian Fleming novels being lost.^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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^ This will be the only James Bond book that I read.
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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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.In 1955, Ian Fleming sold the film rights of Casino Royale to producers Michael Garrison and Gregory Ratoff.^ QoS was right on par with Casino Royale.
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^ Casino Royale is the 1st in the original Bond Series by Ian Fleming.
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^ After watching Daniel Craig's Bond debut, the most compelling action movie I've seen in years, I felt the urge to go back and reread Ian Fleming's "Casino Royale."
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.These were later sold to producer Charles K. Feldman.^ These were written win Burkhilder, Norman Daniels(36+), Jack D' Arcy, Anatole F. Feldman, Charles Green, W.T. Ballard, Laurence Donovan, Ralph Oppenheim.
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.Feldman initially went to Broccoli and Saltzman with a proposition to produce the film; however, due to their negative experiences with Kevin McClory on Thunderball they declined.^ FIRST PRINTING. An original Italian Locandina poster for the 1967 United Artists film Si Vive Solo Due Volte, starring Sean Connery as Ian Flemings James Bond, produced by Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzmans EON Productions.
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^ The senior Saltzman, who died in 1994, was, along with Albert Broccoli, the co-producer of most of the early Bond films.
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^ They are due to begin filming at Eden on Saturday and are understood to be planning three 12-hour shoots.
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.Feldman decided to start his own production and approached Connery who offered to do the film for $1 million dollars, which Feldman rejected.^ Sent to the Governor) H.B. 1867 requires a person who offers, services or brokers a deferred presentment transaction to file a $1 million bond.
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^ And to think that $10 million dollars was the budget on the first Star Wars film.
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^ It might take a couple of Daniel Craig as Bond for me personally to decide if he's as suave as Sean Connery but I'm eager to find out with the good start.
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Since his previous film, the madcap comedy What's New, Pussycat?, had been a success, Feldman decided to make a satirical Bond film in similar vein. .Problems ensued, however, when the star, Peter Sellers, walked off the project with scenes uncompleted, and script re-writes and directorial changes (the film ended up with five) caused the budget to escalate far beyond that of any Bond picture hitherto.^ It was Bj’s idea to project scenes from the film.
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^ The James Bond Interactive Dossier lists it as October 5,1962, but Raymond Benson in The James Bond Beside Companion writes that the film opened on the 7th.
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^ This is a film ripe for a remake with some obvious plot changes to bring it up-to-date…and with a better Bond…maybe Craig????
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.The Casino Royale spoof was released in 1967. The plot involves multiple impersonators of James Bond as the real one played by David Niven is now elderly.^ Fahad I really liked casino royale, the latest james bond movie.
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^ The original Casino Royale actually had several people playing Bond.
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^ David Niven – love him - but was he really Bond?
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.Thus Peter Sellers' character carries action performed by James Bond in Fleming's novel.^ Fleming's Bond novels are great.
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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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Woody Allen was allowed to write most of his own dialogue for this film. .He plays an inept nephew of James Bond, called Jimmy Bond, just as in the straight 1955 adaptation of Casino Royale.^ Casino Royale is the first book of the adventures of James Bond.
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^ But it just wasn't James Bond.
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^ The original Casino Royale actually had several people playing Bond.
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[169]
.When plans for a James Bond film were scrapped in the late 1950s, a story treatment entitled Thunderball, written by Ian Fleming, Kevin McClory and Jack Whittingham, was adapted as Fleming's ninth Bond novel.^ This first Bond novel by Ian Fleming is arguably the very best.
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^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
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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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.Initially the book was only credited to Fleming.^ 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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^ In fact, the climax in the book takes place only 2/3 through it which shows that Fleming was running out of ideas.
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^ The title is taken from one of a collection of short stories in the book FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, published by 007 creator Ian Fleming in 1960.
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.McClory filed a lawsuit that would eventually award him the film rights to the title in 1963. Afterwards, he made a deal with EON Productions to produce a film adaptation starring Sean Connery in 1965. The deal stipulated that McClory could not produce another adaptation until a set period of time had elapsed, and he did so in 1983 with Never Say Never Again, which featured Sean Connery for a seventh time as 007. The film was a worldwide box-office success, but since it was not made by Broccoli's production company, Eon Productions, it is not considered a part of the official film series.^ "They did this with Sean Connery originally.
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^ Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh film in the EON James Bond series.
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^ Never Say Never Again was pretty bad, but it wasn’t an EON production.
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.A second attempt by McClory to remake Thunderball in the 1990s with Sony Pictures was halted by a legal dispute resulting in the studio abandoning its aspirations for a rival James Bond series.^ Published in 1953, it was the first book in Ian Fleming's James Bond series.
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^ I myself am now determined to read through the entire Bond series to get a full picture of the man we all love to watch film after film.
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^ Sony on Thursday moved its next James Bond film, "Quantum of Solace," back one week to November 14.
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[4]
.MGM later acquired the rights for both films.^ In exchange, the upcoming Bond picture Die Another Day and other MGM titles will be trailered on both the Austin Powers film and The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring.
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^ MGM and Sony Pictures will share distribution rights worldwide with Columbia Pictures and Sony Pictures Releasing International distributing the film to theaters worldwide on November 7th, 2008.
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^ MGM is preparing a new box set of all 21 Bond films on DVD arriving later this year.
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Never Say Never Again was bought from Warner Bros. in 1997,[170] and Casino Royale was traded with Sony, along with the adaptation rights of the novel, in exchange for $10 million and the filming rights of Spider-Man (coincidentally, McClory died on 20 November 2006, a mere six days after the release of Eon's official version of Casino Royale).[171]

Reception

.The films have been awarded two Academy Awards: for Sound Effects (now Sound Editing) in Goldfinger (1964) and for Visual Effects in Thunderball (1965).^ I'm scared dear Craig fan, please try not to be a member of the "Academy Awards" jury, of the "Mostra" jury, of the "Berlin International Film Festival" jury, or the "Cannes Film Festival" jury!!!
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^ To the music now: When the film came out in 1985, Duran Duran’s theme song was a massive hit, even though it sounds a little dated today.
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^ The V12 Vanquish will be the fourth Aston Martin that Bond has driven since the association began in 1964 with the film Goldfinger - when the DB5 was fitted with ejector seats and rockets.
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In 1982, Albert R. Broccoli received the Irving G. Thalberg Memorial Award.[172] .Additionally, several of the songs, including Paul McCartney's "Live and Let Die", Carly Simon's "Nobody Does It Better", and Sheena Easton's "For Your Eyes Only", have been nominated for Academy Awards for Original Song.^ I'd also add For Your Eyes Only as one of the best, although I might be in the minority opinion there.
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^ Solitaire (Live And Let Die) .
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^ One of the elements in Live And Let Die that always seemed slightly awkward to me is the ending, starting with the descent into Kananga’s underground lair.
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.The spy novelist John le Carré was severely critical of the character of James Bond, regarding Bond as potential traitor material.^ James Bond is written to be a hard gambler, and not the super suarve spy we all know today.
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^ Tom says of this project: At face value, a Black Tie Spy might suggest a male James Bond type character in the usual tuxedo and black tie.
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^ One major problem is that Fleming had not fully developed the character of James Bond yet in this novel.
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.LeCarre created his spy George Smiley as the antithesis of Bond.^ Bond, James Bond became famous in 1961 through President Kennedys admission that, for bedtime reading, he loved the spy novels of Bonds creator, Ian Fleming.
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^ Guests including former Bond actor George Lazenby and actresses Samantha Bond (Miss Moneypenny) and Caroline Munro (Naomi from The Spy Who Loved Me).
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.Smiley is shy, cerebral, and shabbily dressed; his spy work is mostly mundane and plodding; he gets caught up in morally ambiguous situations, and his wife is cheating on him.^ Jill Masterton (age unknown) works for a gold fetishist, Auric Goldfinger, helping him cheat at cards.

^ But Quantum caught up with him and shot him as well.
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^ Casino Royale gave birth to an iconic 21st century `hero', or to be precise, a murky morally ambiguous assassin and spy - James Bond.
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.Both LeCarre's novel The Honourable Schoolboy and Fleming's Japan-based book You Only Live Twice have a character based on real journalist Richard Hughes.^ YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE - Probably the best Connery movie.
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^ Best Song: Live & let die/you only live twice.
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^ You Only Live Twice (1964) .

.Film critic Mick LaSalle notes many believe the older Bond films were superior to the later films, which he disagrees with, arguing many of the older film "[benefit] mainly from a certain James Bond atmosphere and from a built-up sense of audience expectation". He also feels every James Bond actor was "first rate". Upon rewatching all the films, LaSalle was surprised by how rough Connery's Bond was, and felt it was Moore "who [brought] radiant narcissism and [an] effete quality" to the character.^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
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^ The first James Bond film.
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^ Who, for instance, is James Bond?

He added "Brosnan was superb [for] combining Moore's self-satisfaction with Dalton's sensitivity," while Craig became his favourite Bond by his second film for "reconceiv[ing] the role for himself as a young tough guy with a lot of pain going on inside".[173]
.In 2007, IGN chose the James Bond series as the second best film franchise of all time, behind Star Wars.^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
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^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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^ The first James Bond film.
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[174]
.Sean Connery's version of James Bond was ranked #11 on Empire's 100 Greatest Movie Characters.^ This movie will be titled "James Bond".
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^ Best James bond movie??
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^ Is that movie a James Bond recepe??
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Influence

.The success of the James Bond series in the 1960s led to various spy TV series, both comical as in Get Smart or straight thriller series such as I Spy, and The Man from U.N.C.L.E., the last having enjoyed contributions by Fleming towards its creation.^ I am of course writing of both Ian Fleming and James Bond.
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^ Fleming's first and best James Bond thriller .
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^ James Bond as Fleming offers him.
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.There was also an increase in the market for spy films such as the Harry Palmer, films which starred Michael Caine.^ There have been rumors of a black Bond: British "Prime Suspect" star and 007's agent cohort on the last three films, Colin Salmon, 43.
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^ The new Bond is the old Bond, says co-star LONDON - The new James Bond is the old James Bond, says an actress who has appeared in the last four films about the British spy.
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^ It was hinted at in some quarters that this film may in fact not be a younger Bond, but Young Bond, and that they were trying to capture the Harry Potter market.
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Two bald men with scarred faces; the left one wears a green suit and holds a cat, and the right one wears a silver suit and holds a hairless cat
.
Doctor Evil in the Austin Powers films is a parody of Blofeld from the James Bond films.
^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
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^ The first James Bond film.
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^ Best 007 James Bond Films: .
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The Powers films have several other characters based on Bond characters.
.Bond has also received many homages and parodies in popular media.^ 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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.Especially notable is the Austin Powers series by writer, producer and comedian Mike Myers as many characters in it are parodies of specific characters in the Bond films.^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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^ For as much as it's costing to make, the film is guaranteed to be as good as any of the Bond films considering Fleming modeled the character on several of his wartime colleagues.
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^ If anyone remembers the start of the series and the novels, Bond was a lonely enigmatic character.
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.Other notable parodies include Spy Hard (1996), Johnny English (2003), Bons baisers de Hong Kong, OK Connery, Undercover Brother (2002), the "Flint" series starring James Coburn as Derek Flint, and the "Matt Helm" films starring Dean Martin.^ James Bond is written to be a hard gambler, and not the super suarve spy we all know today.
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^ Other than those 5 movies i really love the James Bond Series.
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^ Perhaps borrowing from the Bourne action movies starring Matt Damon, the Quantum of Solace trailer also hints at Bond becoming an outsider at his own spy agency.
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[175]
.EON productions or MGM have been known to issue file suit in one form or another if they think the copying of Bond is too close.^ Known and probable issue: (Surname Bond) .

^ Bond stars have suffered from one form of injury or another.
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^ Bond film made by Eon Productions.
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.A suit against the producers of the third Austin Powers film ended in a settlement in which the distributors of the latter agreed to show a parody of the forthcoming Bond film in theaters prior to their film.^ So that’s Goldfinger , the third film in the Bond series.
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^ In the meantime, the film will be referred to as "the third installment of Austin Powers".
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^ "Until that time, we will be referring to the film as the third installment of Austin Powers."
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[176] A season 4 episode of Star Trek: Deep Space Nine entitled Our Man Bashir featured a virtual-reality game on the holodeck with multiple James Bond references in sufficient amount to raise the ire of MGM.[177]
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, Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.[178][179]

DVD releases

.GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies were the first in the series to be released on DVD in 1998. Following The World Is Not Enough on 22 May 2000, the series proper was issued chronologically in single disc "special editions" over the next ten months until 26 March 2001.[180] At first, three boxed sets with the films up to Tomorrow Never Dies were released.^ Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 .
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^ Anyhow, the movies have done better since released on DVD with the Special Editions.
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^ The Bond films make up the most successful franchise in film history and include recent blockbusters films, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, and The World is not Enough produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.
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[181] .In 2003, following the DVD release of Die Another Day, all films were available in both a twenty-film case or three box sets.^ Die Another Day is scheduled for release in the US on November 22.
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^ I didn't mind "Die Another Day".
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^ Die Another Day 2002 .
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[182][183]
.In July 2006, the entire series was re-released in "Ultimate Edition" two-disc sets that featured frame-by-frame digitally restored picture by Lowry Digital and remixed DTS sound.^ Picture of Re Release from the 1980's .
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^ I myself am now determined to read through the entire Bond series to get a full picture of the man we all love to watch film after film.
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^ French 1 One Panel 1970's Re Release 47x63 NM-C9 Linen Backed Ready for Framing $1195.00 SOLD Special Order .
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[184] .Throughout 2007 these editions were released in four non-chronological boxed sets, each containing five titles.^ Shifting between these four very distinct parts creates a little unevenness throughout the film.
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^ The twenty current Bond titles will be released in four sets this fall and winter as new two-disc ultimate editions from Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment.
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^ Most of these reissues have the title in block letters on the lower right, whereas the original release posters do not.
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.They were eventually combined in an "ultimate collector's set" that included the two-disc widescreen edition of Casino Royale.^ The new set is merely the existing boxes of the first 20 Bond films and the single DVD of Casino Royale with a shelf to hold them in.
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^ The 2-disc DVD set will offer up the film in an anamorphic widescreen transfer with over 90 minutes of extras such as the Documentaries Becoming Bond and James Bond: For Real.
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^ The 42 disc set contains all the films from Dr. No through Casino Royale.
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[185]
.On 20 October 2008, to tie in with the theatrical debut of Quantum of Solace, six non-consecutive titles in the series were released on Blu-ray Disc,[186] along with a special edition re-release of Casino Royale.^ Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace are Bond as he was meant to be.
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^ Quantum of Solace 2008 .
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^ Quantum of Solace is much more "rewatchable" than Casino Royale.
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[187] .On March 2009, both a third pack with three other films was released on March 29, 2009,[188] and Quantum of Solace became available.^ Quantum of Solace was a great film...
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^ Quantum of Solace is scheduled for a November release.
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^ Quantum of Solace is the shortest of all the Bond films clocking in at nearly 105 minutes.
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[189] .Never Say Never Again was also released in this format.^ Octopussy was released starring Roger Moore as Agent 007, and soon to be released was Never Say Never Again , an independent film starring Sean Connery as Bond.
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[190]

Video game adaptations

.James Bond has starred in many video games, with a few being direct adaptations of the films.^ JAMES BOND FILM FESTIVAL 1980's .
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^ The first James Bond film.
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^ Brosnan starred in four Bond films.
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.Between 1985 and 1990, Mindscape made text adventure versions of Goldfinger and A View to a Kill, and Domark produced side scrolling shooter games based on Licence to Kill, The Spy Who Loved Me, The Living Daylights, Live and Let Die and A View to a Kill.^ LOVE live n let die.
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^ Solitaire ( Live and Let Die ) Solitaire is a virgin.

^ It isn't his job to determine who to kill or who to let live, that is the job of his superiors.
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.The popularity of the James Bond video game didn't really take off, however, until 1997's GoldenEye 007, a Nintendo 64 first-person shooter developed by Rare based on GoldenEye, along with additional and extended missions.^ The first James Bond film.
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^ GOLDENEYE 1995 JAMES BOND .
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^ I thought James Bond was a real person until I was 6 or 7, she has said.
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[191] .It received the BAFTA Interactive Entertainment "Games Award" and is widely considered one of the best games ever.^ They were a lot more corny than the others and sometimes overstepped the boundaries (Moonraker) but for me this was a highly entertaining flick and one of the best Bonds for that reason.
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[192][193] .Electronic Arts released two tie-in games, the third-person shooter Tomorrow Never Dies (1997, PlayStation) and The World Is Not Enough (2000, PlayStation, N64 and Game Boy Color) before starting original games, such as Agent Under Fire (2001, PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube) and Nightfire (2002, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube, Windows, Macintosh and Game Boy Advance), which were the most similar games to the style of GoldenEye, and GoldenEye: Rogue Agent (2004, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Nintendo DS), which bears no relation to the film GoldenEye, nor the game of the same title.^ Interesting comments all around regarding Tomorrow Never Dies and The World is not Enough.
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^ TOMORROW NEVER DIES 1997 JAMES BOND .
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^ Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 .
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.EA also released Everything or Nothing (2004, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and Game Boy Advance), a third-person shooter starring Pierce Brosnan in his fifth and final appearance as 007. The success of this game led to a follow-up based on From Russia with Love (2005, PlayStation 2, Xbox, GameCube and PlayStation Portable), which even included Sean Connery's likeness and voice acting.^ And I love very much the video game "Everything or Nothing"...
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^ For me, Sean Connery and Pierce Brosnan fit that role.
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^ Sean Connery is my favorite and I really like Goldeneye with Pierce Brosnan .
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.Activision Studios, Treyarch, Beenox, Eurocom, and Vicarious Visions developed Quantum of Solace which is based on both Casino Royale and Quantum of Solace.^ 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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^ Quantum was basicall y the 3rd act of Casino Royale by Tall_Boy66 .
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.The game was released in November 2008 on six different platforms to coincide with the later film.^ The film's release date, which is expected to be in November, has not been affected by the injury.
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^ Craig has already signed up for the 22nd Bond film, due for release in November 2008.
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^ Die Another Day stars Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry and will be released on November 22, 2002, in conjunction with the 40th anniversary of the Bond films.
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