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Encyclopedia > James Bond (films)
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The adventures of Ian Fleming's fictional secret agent, James Bond, have become a successful film series, with twenty-one titles made by EON Productions as of 2007. In addition there are two independent productions and one Fleming-licenced American television adaptation of the first novel. It is currently the second longest English language film series, to date, next to the Blondie series with 28 (the Japanese Zatoichi series boasts 27 films to date). Image File history File links 007. ... Image File history File links 007. ... Ian Lancaster Fleming (May 28, 1908 – August 12, 1964) was a British author, journalist and Second World War Naval Officer. ... Secret Agent is a 1936 British film directed by Alfred Hitchcock based on a novel by W. Somerset Maugham. ... For other uses, see Casino Royale (2006 film). ... A film series is a collection of related films in succession. ... EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. ... Blondie is a 1938 movie directed by Frank Strayer, based on the comic strip of the same name. ...


The James Bond Eon Productions films are generally described as the "official" films and, although its origin is unclear, this term is used throughout this article. Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman co-produced the official films until 1975, when Broccoli remained the sole producer. Since 1995, Broccoli's daughter Barbara and stepson Michael G. Wilson have co-produced them. Six actors have portrayed 007 so far. EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. ... Albert Romolo Broccoli, CBE (Hon) (April 5, 1909 – June 27, 1996) nicknamed Cubby, was an American film producer who produced more than 40 movies, most of them produced in the United Kingdom, and often filmed at Pinewood Studios. ... Harry Saltzman (October 27, 1915 - September 28, 1994) was a film producer best known for co-producing the James Bond film series with Albert R. Broccoli until selling his share of the franchise to United Artists in 1975. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Barbara Dana Broccoli (born June 18, 1960) is the daughter of the famous James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli. ... Michael G. Wilson (born 1943) is the stepson of the late James Bond producer Albert R. Broccoli and half brother to current James Bond producer, Barbara Broccoli. ... This article is about the character. ...


The most recent official film is Casino Royale, with Daniel Craig as James Bond, which premiered on 14 November 2006,[1] with the film going on general release in Asia and the Middle East the following day.[2]. Daniel Craig will also return for the next title in the series, scheduled for release in 2008. Casino Royale is the 21st film in the James Bond series and the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6 agent James Bond. ... Daniel Wroughton Craig [1] (born 2 March 1968 [2] in Chester, England) is a BAFTA-nominated English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... November 14 is the 318th day of the year (319th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... World map showing the location of Asia. ... A map showing countries commonly considered to be part of the Middle East The Middle East is a region comprising the lands around the southern and eastern parts of the Mediterranean Sea, a territory that extends from the eastern Mediterranean Sea to the Persian Gulf. ... Bond 22 is the working title of a future EON Productions James Bond film to follow the 2006 film, Casino Royale. ... The year 2008 in film involves many significant plans. ...


Broccoli's and Saltzman's family company, Danjaq, has held ownership of the James Bond film series (through Eon), and maintained co-ownership with United Artists Corporation since the mid-1970s, when Saltzman sold his share of Danjaq to United Artists. From the release of Dr. No (1962) up to and including For Your Eyes Only (1981), the films were distributed solely by United Artists. When MGM bought UA in 1981, MGM/UA Entertainment Co. was formed and distributed the films from Octopussy (1983) to GoldenEye (1995). MGM solely distributed the series from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) to Die Another Day (2002) after the United Artists brand was retired as a mainstream studio, although UA has to this day continued to hold partial copyright on the series with the Danjaq company. Home entertainment rights to these films are controlled by MGM Home Entertainment and distributed through 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Beginning in 2006 with Casino Royale, MGM and Columbia Pictures co-distribute the franchise, due to a partnership led by Columbia's parent company, Sony Pictures Entertainment, acquiring MGM in 2005. Home entertainment rights to Casino Royale and any future MGM–Columbia releases belong to Sony Pictures Home Entertainment, as Columbia serves as the films' majority partner. For other uses, see Family Business (disambiguation). ... Danjaq, LLC (formerly Danjaq S.A.) is the holding company responsible for the copyright and trademarks to the characters, elements, and other material related to James Bond on screen. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... Dr. No can refer to a number of things Dr. No (novel), the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming on his inspirational character James Bond Dr. No (film), the first James Bond film, starring Sean Connery. ... This article is about the James Bond book and short story. ... The current United Artists logo (a variant was used during the 1980s). ... Octopussy is the thirteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions. ... GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film. ... Tomorrow Never Dies is the eighteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond. ... Die Another Day is a 2002 spy film. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... 20th Century Fox logo Fox Plaza, the company headquarters. ... For alternate meanings of MGM, see MGM (disambiguation). ... The Columbia Pictures logo from 1993 to the present Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... Sony Pictures Home Entertainment is the home video, DVD, and UMD distribution arm of Sony Pictures Entertainment, a subsidiary of Sony Corporation. ...

Contents

Actors

Top: Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore
Bottom: Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig

The first actor to portray 007 was Sean Connery in Dr. No, released in 1962. Fleming so appreciated the Scotsman's portrayal that he added a Scottish background to the novels mentioning Bond's father. Accounts vary as to Fleming's initial choice for the cinematic James Bond. Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1050x1039, 210 KB) Summary Official actors who have played James Bond. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1050x1039, 210 KB) Summary Official actors who have played James Bond. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema. ... Dr. No is the first James Bond film in the official EON Productions series, and the first to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent James Bond. ... // Events Dr. No launches the James Bond film series, the longest-running motion picture franchise of all time, running more than 40 years. ... Motto (Latin) No one provokes me with impunity Cha togar mfhearg gun dioladh (Scottish Gaelic)1 Wha daur meddle wi me?(Scots)1 Anthem (Multiple unofficial anthems) Scotlands location in Europe Capital Edinburgh Largest city Glasgow Official languages English, Gaelic, Scots Government Constitutional monarchy  -  Queen Queen Elizabeth II...


Connery stayed as Bond for five films, and after Timothy Dalton turned down the role, feeling he was too young for it,[3] Australian George Lazenby was cast in On Her Majesty's Secret Service in 1967. However, Connery returned for the next movie, Diamonds Are Forever (1971). Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946[1]) is a Welsh born English actor of stage and screen, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989) and in his roles in Shakespearean related films and plays. ... George Robert Lazenby (born September 5, 1939) is an Australian actor best known for portraying James Bond only once in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... On Her Majestys Secret Service is the sixth film in the EON Productions James Bond series and the only one to star George Lazenby as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond, and the first and only film in which Bond settles on a single woman and marries her. ... 1967 (MCMLXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar (the link is to a full 1967 calendar). ... Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh film in the EON Productions James Bond series. ... 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday. ...


1973's Live and Let Die featured Roger Moore's debut as Bond. Moore would have the longest run as 007, appearing in six other films. Year 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the 1973 Gregorian calendar. ... Live and Let Die is the 8th film in the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ...


The role subsequently went to Welsh actor Timothy Dalton, who was contracted in 1985 for three films as James Bond. Dalton starred in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989), with the third film planned for 1991. However, legal ownership problems of the James Bond franchise delayed release until 1995, by which time the decision had been taken to cast a new actor. Persistent rumours state that Dalton's third film was going to be The Property of a Lady, but the story, treatment, and draft screenplays were called Goldeneye.[4] This article is about the country. ... The Living Daylights is the fifteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions. ... 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Licence to Kill (released in the United States as License to Kill, but sold in the U.S. home video market with the British spelling) is the sixteenth film in the James Bond film series made by EON Productions. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ...


In 1994, Irish actor Pierce Brosnan was hired as James Bond (Brosnan was initially approached after Moore relinquished the role, but his contract with the TV show Remington Steele made him unavailable and Timothy Dalton was chosen).[5] Brosnan's debut, GoldenEye (1995), was the franchise's highest grossing film at that date, and he starred in three more films. Brosnan is the only actor who did not star in a James Bond film titled after an Ian Fleming novel and is the second actor to have not been from the United Kingdom. 1994 (MCMXCIV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar, and was designated as the International Year of the Family and the International Year of the Sport and the Olympic Ideal by United Nations. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer who now holds American citizenship and is best known for portraying James Bond in four films: GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). ... Remington Steele was an American television series first broadcast on the NBC network from 1982 to 1987. ... GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display full 1995 Gregorian calendar). ...


The latest James Bond is Daniel Craig, hired in 2005 for a three-film contract. Craig proved a controversial choice, as some fans considered him inappropriate for the role,[6] but his debut in Casino Royale was both critically acclaimed[7] and a box-office hit. His portrayal was also the first in the series to earn a BAFTA nomination for Best Actor.[8] Craig is to star in the 22nd Bond film, with a release scheduled for 2008. Daniel Wroughton Craig [1] (born 2 March 1968 [2] in Chester, England) is a BAFTA-nominated English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Casino Royale is the 21st film in the James Bond series and the first to star Daniel Craig as MI6 agent James Bond. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... Bond 22 is the working title of a future EON Productions James Bond film to follow the 2006 film, Casino Royale. ... 2008 (MMVIII) will be a leap year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In the course of the official series, American actors have been engaged to play James Bond on two occasions — and have been approached at other times as well. John Gavin was contracted, in 1970, to replace George Lazenby, but Connery was well-paid to re-appear in Diamonds Are Forever.[9] James Brolin was contracted in 1983, to replace Roger Moore, and prepared to shoot Octopussy when the producers paid Moore to return. To date, the only American to play James Bond is Barry Nelson, in the 1954 American television adaptation of Casino Royale. James Brolin (born on July 18, 1940) is an American television, film, character actor, producer, and director. ... Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 - April 7, 2007[1]) was an American actor noted as the first actor to portray Ian Flemings secret agent James Bond. ...


Brolin's three screen tests were publicly released for the first time as a special feature named James Brolin: The Man Who Would Be Bond in the Octopussy: Ultimate Edition DVD.[10]


Every actor who auditions for the Bond role must always perform a scene from From Russia with Love, where he hears a noise and investigates, only to discover a beautiful stranger on his bed.[11] From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film in the official EON Productions series, and the second to star Sean Connery as the suave and sophisticated British Secret Service agent James Bond. ...


Films

Title Year James Bond Director Total Box Office Total Admissions Budget Budget: Adjusted for Inflation1
Dr. No 1962 Sean Connery Terence Young $59,600,000 72.1 million $1,000,000 $6,680,000
From Russia with Love 1963 $78,900,000 95.3 million $2,500,000 $16,475,000
Goldfinger 1964 Guy Hamilton $124,900,000 130.1 million $3,500,000 $22,750,000
Thunderball 1965 Terence Young $141,200,000 136.0 million $11,000,000 $70,400,000
You Only Live Twice 1967 Lewis Gilbert $111,600,000 81.7 million $9,500,000 $57,380,000
On Her Majesty's Secret Service 1969 George Lazenby Peter Hunt $87,400,000 62.4 million $7,000,000 $38,430,000
Diamonds Are Forever 1971 Sean Connery Guy Hamilton $116,000,000 70.3 million $7,200,000 $35,856,000
Live and Let Die 1973 Roger Moore $161,800,000 91.6 million $7,000,000 $31,780,000
The Man with the Golden Gun 1974 $97,600,000 51.6 million $7,000,000 $28,630,000
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977 Lewis Gilbert $185,400,000 83.1 million $14,000,000 $46,620,000
Moonraker 1979 $210,300,000 85.1 million $34,000,000 $94,520,000
For Your Eyes Only 1981 John Glen $195,300,000 70.3 million $28,000,000 $62,160,000
Octopussy 1983 $187,500,000 59.5 million $27,500,000 $55,550,000
A View to a Kill 1985 $152,400,000 42.9 million $30,000,000 $56,100,000
The Living Daylights 1987 Timothy Dalton $191,200,000 48.9 million $40,000,000 $70,800,000
Licence to Kill 1989 $156,200,000 39.5 million $42,000,000 $68,460,000
GoldenEye 1995 Pierce Brosnan Martin Campbell $353,400,000 81.2 million $60,000,000 $79,200,000
Tomorrow Never Dies 1997 Roger Spottiswoode $346,600,000 75.5 million $110,000,000 $138,600,000
The World Is Not Enough 1999 Michael Apted $390,000,000 77.1 million $135,000,000 $163,350,000
Die Another Day 2002 Lee Tamahori $456,000,000 74.6 million $142,000,000 $159,040,000
Casino Royale 2006 Daniel Craig Martin Campbell $593 million* 90.4 million** $130,000,000 $130,000,000
Bond 22 2008
TOTALS Films 1-21 $4,355,700,000 1,646,300,000 $848,200,000

1 Based on 2006 Consumer Price Index (http://www.bls.gov/cpi/).
* Figure as of February 2 (source - MI6.co.uk). This will increase as Casino Royale is still in cinema release in most countries.
** Estimate based on average ticket price of $6.58 (source - BoxOfficeMojo.com).
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From Russia with Love is the second James Bond film in the official EON Productions series, and the second to star Sean Connery as the suave and sophisticated British Secret Service agent James Bond. ... // Events January 28 - Filming begins on Dr. Strangelove. ... For the villain in this film, see Auric Goldfinger. ... // Events January 29 - The film Dr. Strangelove is released. ... Guy Hamilton (born September 16, 1922, Paris, France) was a noted film director. ... Thunderball is the fourth film in the EON Productions James Bond series, and also the fourth film to star Sean Connery as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond 007. ... // Events Top grossing films North America Mary Poppins The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews Goldfinger My Fair Lady Whats New Pussycat? Shenandoah The Sandpiper Father Goose Academy Awards Best Picture: The Sound of Music - Argyle, Twentieth Century-Fox Best Actor: Lee Marvin - Cat Ballou Best Actress: Julie Christie... 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George Robert Lazenby (born September 5, 1939) is an Australian actor best known for portraying James Bond only once in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... Peter R. Hunt (March 11, 1925 - August 14, 2002) was a director, a film editor, and has held various other roles on movie sets. ... Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh film in the EON Productions James Bond series. ... See also: 1970 in film 1971 1972 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 8 - Bob Dylans hour long documentary film, Eat the Document, premieres at New Yorks Academy of Music. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema. ... Live and Let Die is the 8th film in the British James Bond series and the first to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... // Events The Marx Brothers Zeppo Marx divorces his second wife, Barbara Blakely. ... For other persons named Roger Moore, see Roger Moore (disambiguation). ... The Man with the Golden Gun is the ninth film in the James Bond series and the second to star Roger Moore as MI6 agent James Bond. ... See also: 1973 in film 1974 1975 in film 1970s in film years in film film // Events February 7 - Blazing Saddles is released in USA May 1 - George Lucas creates the first draft of what would eventually become Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope. ... The Spy Who Loved Me is the tenth film in the EON Productions James Bond series and the third to star Roger Moore as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond. ... // Events In the Academy Awards, Peter Finch, Faye Dunaway and Beatrice Straight win Best Actor and Actress and Supporting Actress awards for Network. ... Moonraker is a 1979 James Bond film starring Roger Moore, based on the book by Ian Fleming. ... // Events March 5 - Production begins on Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back. ... For Your Eyes Only is the twelfth film in the EON Productions James Bond series and the fifth to star Roger Moore as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond 007. ... // January 19 - Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer acquires beleaguered concurrent United Artists. ... John Glen is a noted film director, born May 15, 1932 in Sunbury-on-Thames, England. ... Octopussy is the thirteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... For the Ian Fleming short story that inspired the film, see From a View to a Kill. ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... The Living Daylights is the fifteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions. ... // May 9 - Actor Tom Cruise marries actress Mimi Rogers. ... Timothy Peter Dalton (born March 21, 1946[1]) is a Welsh born English actor of stage and screen, best known for portraying James Bond in The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989) and in his roles in Shakespearean related films and plays. ... Licence to Kill (released in the United States as License to Kill, but sold in the U.S. home video market with the British spelling) is the sixteenth film in the James Bond film series made by EON Productions. ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film. ... // March 28 - Actress Julia Roberts and singer Lyle Lovett announce their plans for separation November - After a six-year hiatus, the James Bond film series resumes with the successful GoldenEye. ... Pierce Brendan Brosnan OBE[1] (born May 16, 1953) is an Irish actor and producer who now holds American citizenship and is best known for portraying James Bond in four films: GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999) and Die Another Day (2002). ... Martin Campbell (born October 24, 1940, Hastings) is a New Zealand film and television director. ... 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Note: Casino Royale (1967, David Niven) and Never Say Never Again (1983, Sean Connery) are excluded, because they are not Eon Productions films, hence not of the "official" series. See below for more information. Never Say Never Again was a revamped version of Thunderball. This article contains a trivia section. ... David Niven (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning British actor. ... Never Say Never Again is a James Bond film, itself a remake of the 1965 film Thunderball. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema. ... Thunderball refers to a James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming and its subsequent cinematisation. ...


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.


Film traditions

The Eon Productions film series has its cinematic traditions, which date from the first film in 1962.


Gun barrel sequence

Daniel Craig as James Bond in Casino Royale's gun barrel sequence

Since Dr. No each film has begun with the James Bond gun barrel sequence, introducing secret agent 007, which was created by title sequence director Maurice Binder. Filmed through a rifled gun barrel (a bullet's perspective), the view-to-a-kill is of James Bond walking right-to-left, then quickly turning left and shooting. The gun barrel reddens with his would-be assassin's spilling blood, and then lightens to a white circle. Casino Royale marked the first Bond film without the gun barrel sequence opening the film — it occurs in a shortened form just before the opening credits. There was a minor difference in the Die Another Day sequence: 007's bullet flies towards the viewer, which did not happen in previous incarnations. George Lazenby and Daniel Craig were covered by the opaque red colour in the gun barrel sequences of On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale respectively, whereas all other films have simply had Bond tinted red. A new rendering of the gunbarrel and the blood was introduced in Casino Royale. It is the first to show Bond in a "real world" situation (rather than walking across a white void) and the first sequence to begin with Bond facing away from the camera and turning 180 degrees to shoot rather than walking right-to-left. It is also the first to occur just before the opening credits. According to liner notes on the CD release of the soundtrack album for the non-EON film Never Say Never Again, a version of the gunbarrel sequence was planned for that film and a musical score composed, but was not filmed. Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixel Image in higher resolution (853 × 480 pixel, file size: 512 KB, MIME type: image/png) Screen capture of Daniel Craig as James Bond in the gunbarrel sequence. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 450 pixel Image in higher resolution (853 × 480 pixel, file size: 512 KB, MIME type: image/png) Screen capture of Daniel Craig as James Bond in the gunbarrel sequence. ... Timothy Dalton as James Bond in the gun barrel sequence The James Bond gun barrel sequence is the iconic opening to every official (EON Productions) James Bond movie, beginning with the first film, Dr. No, in 1962. ... Maurice Binder (August 25, 1925 - April 4, 1991) is a famous title designer best known for his work on 14 James Bond films beginning with the first, Dr. No in 1962 and ending with Licence to Kill in 1989. ... Rifling of a Canon de 75 modèle 1897 A 35 caliber Remington, with a microgrove rifled barrel with a right hand twist. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... George Robert Lazenby (born September 5, 1939) is an Australian actor best known for portraying James Bond only once in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... Daniel Wroughton Craig [1] (born 2 March 1968 [2] in Chester, England) is a BAFTA-nominated English actor best known as the sixth actor to portray secret agent James Bond in the official film series from EON Productions. ... On Her Majestys Secret Service is the sixth film in the EON Productions James Bond series and the only one to star George Lazenby as British Secret Service agent, Commander James Bond, and the first and only film in which Bond settles on a single woman and marries her. ... Never Say Never Again is a James Bond film, itself a remake of the 1965 film Thunderball. ...


Pre-title sequence

After the gunbarrel sequence, every film (excepting Dr. No) begins with a pre-title sequence teaser, also known as the "opening gambit". Usually, it features 007 finishing a mission (before assuming the film's main assignment), and is not always related to his major objective. Some teasers do pertain to the story and plot (e.g., Live and Let Die and Moonraker), while others do not (e.g., Goldfinger and For Your Eyes Only). Since The Spy Who Loved Me, the opening gambits have featured elaborate action sequences, which have become progressively grandiose. The World Is Not Enough (1999) features the longest opening gambit, at more than 15 minutes, whereas most last seven to ten minutes. A cold open (also referred to as a teaser) in a television program or movie is the technique of jumping directly into a story at the beginning or opening of the show, before the title sequence or opening credits are shown. ... A gambit is a chess opening in which something, usually a pawn, but sometimes even a piece, is sacrificed in order to achieve an advantage. ...

  • Dr. No: No pre-title sequence.
  • From Russia With Love: Grant follows Bond around a maze and eventually kills him, only for the victim to be revealed as a stand-in wearing a Bond face mask.
  • Goldfinger: Bond destroys a heroin factory and kills an assassin.
  • Thunderball: Bond attends the funeral of a SPECTRE agent, discovers that he is actually posing as his own widow at the funeral and kills him.
  • You Only Live Twice: An American space capsule is captured in outer space. Bond fakes his own death to divert enemy attention.
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Bond prevents Tracy from committing suicide and fights the henchmen sent to watch over her.
  • Diamonds Are Forever: Bond pursues Blofeld and kills him in a mudbath, as revenge for Tracy's death at the end of the previous film. However it is later revealed that this 'Blofeld' was a stand-in who had undergone plastic surgery.
  • Live and Let Die: Three British agents are killed in separate locations. The first is electrocuted through his headphones during a UN conference, the second knifed during a funeral procession in New Orleans, and the third bitten by a poisonous snake during a cult ritual on the (fictional) island of San Monique. This is the only pre-title sequence of the series not to feature James Bond.
  • The Man With the Golden Gun: An assassin tries and fails to kill Francisco Scaramanga.
  • The Spy Who Loved Me: A nuclear submarine is captured by an unseen enemy. Bond engages in a downhill ski chase with Russian agents, one of whom he kills, before escaping by skiing off a precipice and deploying his parachute.
  • Moonraker: The Moonraker space rocket is stolen mid-flight. Bond is pushed out of an airplane by Jaws, a henchman from the previous film. They fight over a single parachute while falling through the air.
  • For Your Eyes Only: A helicopter collects Bond from his wife's graveside, but it is remotely hijacked by a man in a wheelchair closely resembling Blofeld. Bond regains control of the helicopter just before it crashes, uses the feet of the helicopter to scoop up the man in his wheelchair, and subsequently drops him down a chimney stack.
  • Octopussy: Bond is captured while attempting to blow up an enemy aircraft hangar. He escapes with the aide of a female assistant and a small one-person airplane stored in the back of a horse trailer. When a surface to air heat seeking missile is launched to destroy the plane, Bond flies into the hangar at high speed, escaping as the doors are being closed and leaving the pursuing missile to destroy his original target.
  • A View to a Kill: Bond recovers a microchip from 003's body in the snow and escapes an attack from enemy agents.
  • The Living Daylights: Bond is one of three agents who parachute on to Gibraltar for a training mission. An assassin sabotages the mission and murders one of the agents, leading Bond to pursue the killer by clinging onto the roof of his truck as it races through the narrow streets. The truck eventually veers off the side of a cliff and Bond uses his reserve parachute to escape.
  • Licence to Kill: Bond and Felix Leiter are en route to the latter's wedding when they make an emergency detour to attempt capture of the drug baron Sanchez. They eventually succeed by attaching a helicopter winch to the villain's small plane in midair, then parachute-jumping from the helicopter to arrive at Felix's wedding.
  • Goldeneye: Bond bungee-jumps down an enormous dam to gain entry to a Soviet chemical weapons factory, meeting fellow agent Alec Trevelyan (006) inside. Together they destroy the factory, but in the process 006 is captured and appears to be shot dead. Bond escapes by climbing inside a falling aeroplane and avoiding crashing into the mountainside.
  • Tomorrow Never Dies: Bond discovers a terrorist arms bazaar in the mountains. After a military Admiral authorises a missile to be launched at the base to 'take out half the world's terrorists' Bond alerts the authorities to the presence of a plane carrying nuclear weapons at the base. After a gunfight Bond escapes in the plane just as the missile destroys the base behind him, thus narrowly averting nuclear catastrophe.
  • The World is Not Enough: Bond recovers Sir Robert King's money and delivers it back to MI6 headquarters, only to discover that it contains a bomb, which kills King when he arrives to collect it. Bond gives chase to a female assassin seen in a boat outside the MI6 building, but she commits suicide before Bond can capture her alive.
  • Die Another Day: Bond poses as a South African diamond smuggler in an attempt to kill a corrupt North Korean general, but his identity is revealed by an MI6 mole, and he is captured. His subsequent torture inside a North Korean prison is continued during the opening credits (the only time the credits have contributed to the film's plot).
  • Casino Royale: In the only black and white sequence from any film in the series, Bond is shown earning his 'double 0' status with two professional assassinations, killing a corrupt MI6 section chief and his contact.

Five of the twenty-one films have title themes and theme songs not featuring the film's title in the lyrics: Dr. No can refer to a number of things Dr. No (novel), the 1958 novel by Ian Fleming on his inspirational character James Bond Dr. No (film), the first James Bond film, starring Sean Connery. ... A 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition From Russia with Love, published in 1957, is the fifth James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. ... For the villain in this film, see Auric Goldfinger. ... Thunderball refers to a James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming and its subsequent cinematisation. ... Spectre, taken from the Battle for Wesnoth computer game. ... You Only Live Twice is the twelfth novel in Ian Flemings James Bond series. ... For the James Bond film, see On Her Majestys Secret Service (film). ... A 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition Diamonds Are Forever, published in 1956, is the fourth James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming. ... 2002 Penguin Books paperback edition Live and Let Die is the second James Bond novel by Ian Fleming, first published in 1954. ... 2004 Penguin Books paperback edition The Man with the Golden Gun is the thirteenth and final James Bond novel written by Ian Fleming and published posthumously in the United Kingdom and the United States by Glidrose Productions, in 1965. ... Francisco Scaramanga is a fictional character in the James Bond film and novel The Man with the Golden Gun. ... 2003 Penguin Books paperback edition The Spy Who Loved Me is a James Bond novel by Ian Fleming first published in 1962. ... Moonraker is the third James Bond novel in Ian Flemings James Bond series. ... This article is about the James Bond book and short story. ... Octopussy is the thirteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions. ... For the Ian Fleming short story that inspired the film, see From a View to a Kill. ... The Living Daylights is the fifteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions. ... Licence to Kill (released in the United States as License to Kill, but sold in the U.S. home video market with the British spelling) is the sixteenth film in the James Bond film series made by EON Productions. ... GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film. ... Tomorrow Never Dies is the eighteenth James Bond film made by EON Productions, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond. ... The World Is Not Enough is the nineteenth official James Bond film made by EON Productions and the third to star Pierce Brosnan as Ian Flemings secret agent, James Bond. ... Die Another Day is a 2002 spy film. ... Casino Royale can refer to: In fiction: Casino Royale (novel), the first James Bond novel by Ian Fleming. ...

  • The medley beginning Dr. No (1962)
  • The eponymous, instrumental title themes "From Russia with Love" (1963) and "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
  • The songs "All Time High" (Octopussy, 1983) and "You Know My Name" (Casino Royale, 2006).

Opening credits

Title credits from GoldenEye depicting the collapsing Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War

After the teaser, come the opening credits: an arty display of naked and semi-naked women dancing, jumping, and shooting weapons. This title sequence is both a trademark and a visual staple of the James Bond film series. Maurice Binder was the creator and best-known designer of the opening credits, from 1962 until 1989, for fourteen of the films. The opening title sequences of the series' second and third films were designed by Robert Brownjohn in Binder's absence; they feature credits and action footage projected on models (see below). With Thunderball, Binder returned. Since his death, in 1991, Daniel Kleinman has designed the credits, and added computer-generated (CG) images to them. During the credits, the film's title song is sung by a contemporary artist, although instrumental opening credits were used in From Russia with Love and On Her Majesty's Secret Service, while Dr. No opens with a medley of instrumental and vocal music. Image File history File links Kleinman_titlecredits. ... Image File history File links Kleinman_titlecredits. ... For other uses, see Cold War (disambiguation). ... Opening credits, in a television program, motion picture or videogame, are shown at the beginning of a show and list the most important members of the production. ... This example of a title sequence, from long-running serial drama Another World, was seen from 1966 to 1981, making it one of the longest-running continuous title sequences on television. ... A trademark or trade mark[1] is a distinctive sign of some kind which is used by an individual, business organization or other legal entity to uniquely identify the source of its products and/or services to consumers, and to distinguish its products or services from those of other entities. ... Maurice Binder (August 25, 1925 - April 4, 1991) is a famous title designer best known for his work on 14 James Bond films beginning with the first, Dr. No in 1962 and ending with Licence to Kill in 1989. ... Robert Brownjohn (August 8, 1925 - August 1, 1970) was a graphic designer known for blending formal graphic design concepts with wit and sixties pop culture. ... Daniel Kleinman is a British television commercial and music video director who is also the current title sequence designer for the James Bond series of films, starting with 1995s GoldenEye. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ...


The visual elements in the opening titles reflect themes and plot elements in the film:

  • Dr. No: begins with multi-coloured dots flashing to the "James Bond Theme", followed by images of nightclub dancers, and ends with the silhouetted image of the "three blind mice" assassins, leading into the first scene of the film.
  • From Russia with Love: as the story occurs in Turkey, the credits are projected on a gyrating belly dancer's body.
  • Goldfinger: action scenes from the previous and the current film projected on to a gold-painted woman wearing a bikini.
  • Thunderball: submarine images of scuba divers, naked women swimmers, and bubbles.
  • You Only Live Twice: as the film is set in Japan, Japanese motifs include geishas and parasols, as well as volcanic images.
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Britannia, the Union Jack, and the Imperial Crown reflect the regal nature of the film's name. To make the audience feel comfortable with the continuity of the franchise with a new actor playing James Bond (George Lazenby), the opening credits include scenes from earlier adventures, passing through an hourglass. All past Bond girls and villains are shown, with the exception of Ernst Stavro Blofeld and Rosa Klebb.
  • Diamonds Are Forever: features diamonds as well as Blofeld's angora cat.
  • Live and Let Die: images of skulls and voodoo-esque dancers
  • The Man With the Golden Gun: Women holding the eponymous firearm.
  • The Spy Who Loved Me: Bond cavorting with female Russian spies. For the first time, the actor playing Bond (Roger Moore, in this case) participates in the opening credits.
  • Moonraker: Rocket flying. Moore again appears during the opening credits.
  • For Your Eyes Only: Like Thunderball, its opening credits are aquatic, though more subtle, with images of fish and water surface tension. Sheena Easton is featured singing the title song, (the only singer to appear in a title sequence).
  • Octopussy: James Bond is embraced in the many arms of a woman similar to the Indian goddess Kali; the film takes place largely in India.
  • A View to a Kill: As a reference to the pre-title sequence, women skiing, the movie's first Bond-girl opening her jacket, and fire as a reference to the fire from which Bond and his female associate escape. Lasers are used to project some of the credits.
  • The Living Daylights: Guns shooting people, women in the background
  • Licence to Kill: Photography and casino motifs, with silhouetted dancing girls and images of Timothy Dalton.
  • GoldenEye: features Communist-era iconography, concluding with girls demolishing statues and symbols with sledgehammers. The two-faced girl is a reference to the Janus criminal syndicate.
  • Tomorrow Never Dies: stylistic representations of electronic media: pixels, hexadecimal script, integrated circuitry.
  • The World is Not Enough: iridescent oil, control of which is the film's plot.
  • Die Another Day: The credits advance the story of James Bond's captivity in North Korea (the first titles to directly tie into the plot of the film). Scorpions, fire, electricity and ice refer to his torture.
  • Casino Royale: Rouennais playing card motifs, with duochrome silhouettes of men fighting, as well as a computer screen registering Bond as 007, since the film tells the story of his first mission. For the first time since Dr. No, the gunbarrel sequence leads directly into the opening credits.

The James Bond films are unusual in retaining traditional full opening credits: since the late 1980s (with the release of Lethal Weapon 2) it has become increasingly common for blockbuster films to feature detailed end credits, with only the title displayed at the start. Belly Dancer (Bananza) is the title of a hit single by R&B singer Akon. ... may refer to: Scuba diving, the use of a self-contained breathing set to stay underwater for periods of time. ... Women posing as maiko (geisha apprentices), Kyoto, Japan wearing traditional furisode and okobo Geisha ) are traditional, female Japanese entertainers, whose skills include performing various Japanese arts, such as classical music and dance. ... Look up Parasols on Wiktionary, the free dictionary This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... Britannia on a 2005 £2 coin. ... Flag Ratio: 1:2 Union Jack is the commonly used name for the Union Flag of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. ... George Robert Lazenby (born September 5, 1939) is an Australian actor best known for portraying James Bond only once in the 1969 James Bond film, On Her Majestys Secret Service. ... Hourglass in wooden stand An hourglass, also known as a sandglass or sand timer, is a device for the measurement of time. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Colonel Rosa Klebb is a fictional character from the James Bond novel and film From Russia With Love. ... This article is about the gemstone. ... The Turkish Angoras, known as the Ankara Cat in Turkey, are one of the ancient natural breeds, having originated from Central Turkey, Ankara region. ... A giant grouper at the Georgia Aquarium Fish are aquatic vertebrates that are typically cold-blooded; covered with scales, and equipped with two sets of paired fins and several unpaired fins. ... In physics, surface tension is an effect within the surface layer of a liquid that causes that layer to behave as an elastic sheet. ... Sheena Easton (born Sheena Shirley Orr on April 27, 1959, Bellshill, North Lanarkshire, Scotland) is a Scottish-American Grammy Award-winning pop singer and theatre & television actress. ... This article is about the Hindu goddess Kali. ... This article is about communism as a form of society and as a political movement. ... Janus may refer to: Janus (mythology), the two-faced god of gates, doors, doorways, beginnings, and endings in Roman mythology Janus (moon), a moon of Saturn Janus Patera, a shallow volcanic crater on Io, a moon of Jupiter Janus (simulation), a military combat simulation first developed in the late 1970s... A screenshot of a web page. ... A pixel (a contraction of picture element) is one of the many tiny dots that make up the representation of a picture in a computers memory. ... In mathematics and computer science, hexadecimal, base-16, or simply hex, is a numeral system with a radix, or base, of 16, usually written using the symbols 0–9 and A–F, or a–f. ... Integrated circuit of Atmel Diopsis 740 System on Chip showing memory blocks, logic and input/output pads around the periphery Microchips with a transparent window, showing the integrated circuit inside. ... The iridescence of the Blue Morpho butterfly wings. ... Natural olive oil Synthetic motor oil An oil is any substance that is in a viscous liquid state (oily) at ambient temperatures or slightly warmer, and is both hydrophobic (immiscible with water, literally water fearing) and lipophilic (miscible with other oils, literally fat loving). This general definition includes compound classes... Torture is defined by the United Nations Convention Against Torture as any act by which severe pain or suffering, whether physical or mental, is intentionally inflicted on a person for such purposes as obtaining from him or a third person information or a confession, punishing him for an act he... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lethal Weapon 2 is the second movie in the Lethal Weapon series, released in 1989. ... Blockbuster, as applied to film or theater, denotes a very popular and/or successful production. ... End Credits are the credits that are displayed at the ending of a movie. ...

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"Bond, James Bond"

Agent 007's famous introduction, "Bond, James Bond", became a catchphrase after it was first uttered (cigarette in a corner of his mouth) by Sean Connery in Dr. No. Since then, the phrase has entered the lexicon of Western popular culture as the epitome of polished, understated machismo. On June 21, 2005 it was honoured as the 22nd historically-greatest cinema quotation, by the American Film Institute in their 100 Years Series.[12] In promoting the release of Tomorrow Never Dies, preview trailers featured James Bond Pierce Brosnan saying, "Bond. You know the rest." GoldenEye, in 1995, similarly drew on the public's familiarity with James Bond; its promotional teaser poster reads: "You know the name. You know the number." The theme song of "Casino Royale" is "You Know My Name". CIA agent Felix Leiter is the first man to whom James Bond so identifies himself in the novels. From Russia with Love , Thunderball, and You Only Live Twice are the only films in which Bond does not give his trademark introduction. A catch phrase is a phrase or expression that is popularized, usually through repeated use, by a real person or fictional character. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema. ... Look up lexicon in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Popular culture, sometimes called pop culture, consists of widespread cultural elements in any given society. ... June 21 is the 172nd day of the year (173rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 193 days remaining. ... 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The American Film Institute (AFI) is an independent non-profit organization created by the National Endowment for the Arts, which was established in 1967 when President Lyndon B. Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and the Humanities Act. ... The American Film Institute, celebrating the 100th anniversary of film, created several top 100 lists covering movies in American cinema. ...


Drinks

James Bond displays a connoisseur's knowledge (occasionally even showing up his superior, M) of various drinks including champagnes, ports and brandies, understanding both their manufacture and the correct way to serve and enjoy them. He is most well known for his preference for the "vodka martini, Shaken, not stirred", which he first ordered at the end of chapter 14 of Dr. No. The cocktail's style of preparation is first recited on screen by Bond's room service waiter in Jamaica in Dr. No. Later, Dr. No himself recites it in persuading Bond to accept the proffered drink. This catchphrase is honoured by the AFI as the 90th most-memorable cinema quotation. This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Shaken, not stirred is a famous catch phrase of Ian Flemings fictional British Secret Service agent, James Bond and his preference for how he wished his martini prepared. ...


Strangely, whilst the phrase is associated with every James Bond, Roger Moore never uttered it in a film, and only drank a martini when a female Soviet agent ordered it for him in Egypt. In You Only Live Twice the cocktail's style of preparation is reversed, and a polite Bond accepts a 'stirred, not shaken' martini from a colleague; in Licence to Kill Bond accepts a 'stirred, not shaken' martini from his American girl ally. In Casino Royale the in-joke is James Bond's "Do I look like I give a damn?" reply to a bartender's query of "shaken or stirred?"


The film (and the book) Casino Royale feature a cocktail recipe of Bond's own creation, named "Vesper" in honour of Vesper Lynd, his female companion during much of the story. A Vesper is three measures of Gordon's gin, one measure of vodka, and a half-measure of Kina Lillet. Vesper Lynd is a fictional character of Ian Flemings James Bond novel Casino Royale. ... This article concerns the beverage. ... Vodka bottling machine, Shatskaya Vodka Shatsk, Russia Vodka is one of the worlds most consumed distilled beverages. ... Lillet is an apertif wine from the Bordeaux wine region of France, produced in the town of Podnesac. ...


"James Bond will return..."

Every film, except Dr. No (1962) and Thunderball (1965) has the line: "James Bond will return..." or "James Bond will be back" during or after the final credits. Up until Octopussy (1983), the end-credit line would also name the next title to be produced ("James Bond will return in..."). Over the years, the sequel has been incorrectly named three times. The first, 1964's Goldfinger, announced in early prints that Bond would return in On Her Majesty's Secret Service. However, the producers changed their minds shortly after release and subsequently corrected future editions of the film. In 1977, The Spy Who Loved Me stated that 007 would be back in For Your Eyes Only, but Eon Productions decided to instead take advantage of the Star Wars craze and release Moonraker, whose plot was changed to involve outer space (unlike Goldfinger, however, Eon chose not to correct the credits of The Spy Who Loved Me, so the error remains). Thirdly, Octopussy incorrectly states the next film as being From a View to a Kill, the original literary title of A View to a Kill. In the most recent Bond films, the title of the next film has been omitted, saying simply 'James Bond will return'. 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. This movie poster for Star Wars depicts many of the films important elements, such as Luke Skywalker, Princess Leia, Han Solo, X-Wing and Y-Wing fighters Star Wars, retitled Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope in 1981 (see note at Title,) is the original (and in chronological... Layers of Atmosphere - not to scale (NOAA)[1] Outer space, sometimes simply called space, refers to the relatively empty regions of the universe outside the atmospheres of celestial bodies. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ...


Film title references

In most movies, the name of the movie is mentioned in the movie:

  • Dr. No: Name of the main villain.
  • From Russia with Love: Bond writes the phrase on a picture of the Russian girl he has been told to meet. Also mentions Dr. No
  • Goldfinger: Name of the main villain.
  • Thunderball: Codename for the operation to recover the stolen atomic bombs.
  • You Only Live Twice: Said by the main villain in response to Bond's faked death. Blofeld: "They told me you were assassinated in Hong Kong." Bond: "Yes, this is my second life." Blofeld: "You only live twice, Mister Bond." (Note: In the original novel, the title was part of Bond's failed Haiku.)
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service: The entire phrase is never said, but Her Majesty's Secret Service is Bond's place of work and named as such when he threatens to resign. Draco also says (of information required by Bond) "I wouldn't tell Her Majesty's Secret Service...". Note that when Bond later visits the College of Arms under the pretence of researching his own family history the genealogist makes reference to the Bond family motto 'Orbis Non Sufficit' and its translation, 'The World Is Not Enough' (Note: the novel states that Bond does not necessarily belong to this family, Bond was not interested in searching back to confirm a relationship with this Bond family). This phrase would later be used as the title of the 19th film in the series.
  • Diamonds Are Forever: Movie title not stated. (In the book, this title was on a placque in front of the building called the House of Diamonds.)
  • Live and Let Die: A singer in a club sings the title song.
  • The Man with the Golden Gun: Nickname of the main villain, mentioned on several occasions.
  • The Spy Who Loved Me: Movie title not stated.
  • Moonraker: Name of the villain's space program.
  • For Your Eyes Only: The instruction is stamped on a folder given to Bond. At the end of the film Melina Havelock takes off her robe saying, "For your eyes only, darling."
  • Octopussy: Name of the main Bond girl and the tattoo worn by at least one member of her circus troupe.
  • A View to a Kill: Looking at San Francisco Bay: May Day (main henchwoman): "What a view." Zorin (villain): "To a kill."
  • The Living Daylights: Bond, after shooting the sniper's rifle: "Whoever she was, it must have scared the living daylights out of her."
  • Licence to Kill: When Bond resigns, M says: "Your licence to kill is revoked." This is also the only film title that is mentioned in more than two films (Dr. No and The World is Not Enough were the only two titles mentioned in two films).
  • GoldenEye: Name of the satellite program with which the villain is planning to attack London.
  • Tomorrow Never Dies: Movie title not stated. (Note: Tomorrow was the name of the villain's newspaper). However, in the Sony Playstation video game adaption, Carver says the title just before he dies.
  • The World is Not Enough: Dialogue between the villain and Bond. Elektra: "I could have given you the world." Bond: "The world is not enough." Elektra: "Foolish sentiment." Bond: "Family motto." (see On Her Majesty's Secret Service, above).
  • Die Another Day: When Bond learns that the colonel he thought he had killed in the pre-title sequence has survived, he later addresses him by saying: "So you lived to die another day, colonel."
  • Casino Royale (2006): Name of the casino in Montenegro where Le Chiffre has organised a high stakes poker tournament.

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Ending Scene

So far, only two Bond films did not end with Bond making out with the main Bond girl, having sex with the main Bond girl, or implying that they will. One recurring joke is Bond being caught by his superiors.

  • Dr No: Bond with girl in boat being towed by the CIA. Bond lets go of the rope towing them to give him and the girl more alone time.
  • From Russia With Love: Bond with the girl in a boat with the man rowing singing From Russia With Love.
  • Goldfinger: Bond pulling the girl under a parachute after she tried to call a helicopter looking for them. "This is no time to be rescued."
  • You Only Live Twice: Bond and the girl in a rescue raft. In response to a fake marriage from earlier in the movie, "About that Honeymoon." Bond said his superiors would never find them when suddenly a British submarine surfaces underneath them.
  • On Her Majesty's Secret Service: Bond's new wife Tracy is killed in a drive-by shooting.
  • Diamonds Are Forever: The girl looks at the satellite with the diamonds while with Bond on a cruise ship asking: "How are we going to get our diamonds back?"
  • The Man With the Golden Gun: Bond hangs up on M while escaping on the villain's boat.
  • The Spy Who Loved Me: Bond is caught by his and the girl's superiors in a floating pod. Bond then lowered a curtain over the window.
  • Moonraker: Bond is caught by his superiors with the girl on a security camera. He then smiles and disconnects the camera.
  • For Your Eyes Only: Bond is called on a watch-radio which he then gives to the girl's parrot. The parrot starts mimicking noises irritating Bond's superiors as the call has been put through to the Prime Minister.
  • Octupussy: Bond fakes being injured in order to spend time with the girl.
  • A View to a Kill: Bond is seen by Q's robot in a shower with the girl. Bond then throws a towel over the robots head.
  • The Living Daylights: Bond meets the girl in her dressing room after her concert.
  • License to Kill: Bond jumps into a swimming pool with the girl.
  • Tomorrow Never Dies: Bond is with the girl on a piece of floating debris as they are passed by a boat looking for them.
  • The World is Not Enough: Bond's superiors catch him with the girl using a thermal heat scanner.
  • Die Another Day: Bond is with the girl in a Buddhist temple playing with the villain's smuggled diamonds.
  • Casino Royale: Bond shoots a terrorist in the leg and introduces himself.

Cast changes

The Bond films rarely explicitly acknowledge the changes in cast members which have affected several of the recurring characters including Blofeld, Felix Leiter, M, Miss Moneypenny and Q. However, there are a few instances of reference to this, including: This article is about the character. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... Felix Leiter is a fictional character created by Ian Fleming in the James Bond series of novels and films. ... M is the title and code letter for James Bonds boss, the fictional head of the British Secret Intelligence Service, or MI6 (or MI7). ... Miss Moneypenny is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ... Q is a fictional character in the James Bond novels and films. ...

  • In the early scenes of the 1967 Casino Royale, David Niven's retired Bond berates M for giving his number and his name to a brash new agent; the description he gives fits Sean Connery's Bond.
  • In On Her Majesty's Secret Service, when Tracy leaves George Lazenby's Bond alone on the beach, he complains, "This never happened to the other fellow." Similarly, a reference to Bond's return from holiday is included in the following film, Diamonds Are Forever, which featured Sean Connery's return to the role.
  • In the non-EON film Never Say Never Again, M states that he has taken over the post from another individual.
  • In GoldenEye, Valentin Zukovsky comments on how "the new M is a lady" while Bond himself states to the current M that her predecessor kept cognac in his office, while the current M prefers bourbon.
  • In The World Is Not Enough (1999), Major Boothroyd's Q (played by Desmond Llewelyn) is preparing to retire, and introduces his successor (jokingly referred to by Bond as "R"), played by John Cleese. Boothroyd has presumably retired by the time of Die Another Day (2002) as the character does not appear. In fact, Desmond Llewelyn had been killed in a car accident shortly after finishing the filming of The World Is Not Enough. Bond refers to Cleese's character first as Quartermaster, then as Q. He was absent from Casino Royale, and it is unknown if he will appear in Bond 22.

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Radio and television

In 1954, CBS paid Ian Fleming US$1,000 for the rights to adapt Casino Royale into a one-hour television adventure as part of their Climax! series. The episode featured American Barry Nelson in the role of "Jimmy Bond", an agent for the fictional "Combined Intelligence" agency. The rights to Casino Royale were subsequently sold to producer Charles K. Feldman who turned Fleming's first novel into a spoof in 1967 featuring David Niven as Sir James Bond and five other actors (including Peter Sellers) as fake "James Bond"s. The instrumental theme music was a hit for Herb Alpert and the Tijuana Brass. For more information, see the history of Casino Royale. CBS is one of the largest radio and television networks in the United States. ... Climax! (a. ... Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 - April 7, 2007[1]) was an American actor noted as the first actor to portray Ian Flemings secret agent James Bond. ... Charles K. Feldman (April 26, 1904 - May 25, 1968) was a film producer born in New York City. ... In contemporary usage, a parody is a work that imitates another work in order to ridicule, ironically comment on, or poke some affectionate fun at the work itself, the subject of the work, the author or fictional voice of the parody, or another subject. ... David Niven (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning British actor. ... Richard Henry Peter Sellers, CBE (8 September 1925 – 24 July 1980) was an English comedian, actor, and performer, who came to prominence on the BBC radio series The Goon Show and later became a film star. ... The theme music of a radio or television program is a piece that is written specifically for that show and usually played during the title sequence and/or end credits. ... Herbert Herb Alpert (born March 31, 1935 in Los Angeles, California) is an American musician most associated with the Tijuana Brass, a now-defunct brass band of which he was the leader. ... Casino Royale by Ian Fleming was the first James Bond novel. ...


Bob Holness portrayed James Bond in a South African radio adaptation of Moonraker in 1956, which is the only known radio adaptation. Bob Holness (born 1928) is a British actor and presenter. ...


Before his first appearance in the Eon Bond film Live and Let Die in 1973, Roger Moore played the role in an episode of a TV comedy show called Mainly Millicent[13] (starring Millicent Martin and guest stars) in the summer of 1964. This episode is included as a special feature (named "Roger Moore as James Bond, Circa 1964") in the newly published Live and Let Die: Ultimate Edition DVD.[14] The performance was broadcast live and the scene contains several errors: Martin has a drink spilled over her and at one point trips and falls, though both actors stay in character. Millicent Mary Lillian Martin (born 8 June 1934) is an English actress, singer and comedienne. ...


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. Initially the book was only credited to Fleming. 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. Since it was not made by Broccoli's production company, Eon Productions, it is not considered a part of the "official" film series. A second attempt by McClory to remake Thunderball in the 1990s with Sony Pictures was halted by legal action resulting in the studio abandoning its aspirations for a rival James Bond series. Until his death in November 2006 McClory claimed to still own the film rights to Thunderball, though MGM and Eon assert they have expired. For more in-depth information, see the controversy over Thunderball. Kevin ODonovan McClory (b. ... Jack Whittingham (1910 - July 4, 1972) was a British playwright, film critic, and screenwriter. ... EON Productions is a film production company known for producing the James Bond film series. ... Film adaptation is the transfer of a written work to a feature film. ... 1965 (MCMLXV) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1965 calendar). ... Sony Pictures Entertainment (SPE) is the television and film production unit of Japan-based corporate giant Sony. ... Lady Justice or Justitia is a personification of the moral force that underlies the legal system (particularly in Western art). ... Look up November in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... For the Manfred Mann album, see 2006 (album). ... MGM logo Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer or MGM, is a large media company, involved primarily in the production and distribution of cinema and television programs. ... Thunderball is the ninth novel in Ian Flemings James Bond series. ...


The 1973 BBC documentary Omnibus: The British Hero featured Christopher Cazenove playing a number of such title characters (e.g., Richard Hannay and Bulldog Drummond), including James Bond in dramatised scenes from Goldfinger — notably featuring the hero being threatened with the novel's circular saw, rather than the film's laser beam — and Diamonds Are Forever. The British Broadcasting Corporation, usually known as the BBC, is the largest broadcasting corporation in the world in terms of audience numbers, employing 26,000 staff in the United Kingdom alone and with a budget of more than GB£4 billion. ... Omnibus is a television series of the BBC. Categories: | ... Christopher Cazenove (born December 17, 1945) is a British cinema, television and stage actor. ... Richard Hannay is the fictional secret agent created by Scottish novelist, John Buchan, 1st Baron Tweedsmuir. ... Bulldog Drummond is a British fictional character created by Sapper, a pseudonym of H. C. McNeile (1888-1937), in imitation of the hard boiled noir-style detectives appearing in contemporary American fiction. ... For the villain in this film, see Auric Goldfinger. ... Diamonds Are Forever is the seventh film in the EON Productions James Bond series. ...


Title Year James Bond Total Box Office Total Admissions Budget
Casino Royale — TV episode 1954 Barry Nelson not applicable not applicable unknown
Moonraker — Radio programme 1956 Bob Holness not applicable not applicable unknown
Casino Royale — Film spoof 1967 David Niven $44,400,000 36.4 million $12,000,000
Never Say Never Again 1983 Sean Connery $160,000,000 50.8 million $36,000,000

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming was the first James Bond novel. ... See also: 1953 in television, other events of 1954, 1955 in television and the list of years in television. // Events January 1 - NBC broadcasts the Rose Parade in NTSC color on 21 stations. ... Barry Nelson (April 16, 1917 - April 7, 2007[1]) was an American actor noted as the first actor to portray Ian Flemings secret agent James Bond. ... Moonraker is the third James Bond novel in Ian Flemings James Bond series. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bob Holness (born 1928) is a British actor and presenter. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Lauren steiger, born in 1992 at Royal Womens hospital started acting and modelling at the age of 2 and is now currently 15 working in Milan on the catwalks. ... David Niven (March 1, 1910 – July 29, 1983) was an Academy Award-winning British actor. ... Never Say Never Again is a James Bond film, itself a remake of the 1965 film Thunderball. ... // February 11 - The Rolling Stones concert film Lets Spend the Night Together opens in New York North Americas Star Wars Episode VI: Return of the Jedi Tootsie Trading Places, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy WarGames, starring Matthew Broderick and Ally Sheedy Superman III Flashdance Staying Alive Octopussy Mr. ... Sir Thomas Sean Connery (born 25 August 1930) is an Academy Award-winning Scottish actor and producer who is perhaps best known as the first actor to portray James Bond in cinema. ...

References

  1. ^ Stars out for Bond royal premiere. BBC. Retrieved on 2006-11-15.
  2. ^ Casino Royale - Worldwide release dates. Sony Pictures. Retrieved on 2006-10-25.
  3. ^ http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/bonds/dalton.php3
  4. ^ http://www.mi6.co.uk/sections/articles/bond_17_intro.php3
  5. ^ Last, Kimberly (1996). Pierce Brosnan's Long and Winding Road To Bond. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
  6. ^ DanielCraigIsNotBond.com home of the Casino Royale boycott. Retrieved on November 20, 2006.
  7. ^ BBC News: 'Brilliant' Bond seduces critics. Retrieved on April 29, 2007.
  8. ^ BBC News: Queen rules over BAFTA hopefuls. Retrieved on April 29, 2007.
  9. ^ McDonagh, Maitland (2006-04-19). The James Bonds who might have been. Retrieved on 2007-02-22.
  10. ^ DVD Times: Octopussy: Ultimate Edition DVD
  11. ^ Wise, Damon, Martin Campell, Daniel Craig. "No More Mr Nice Spy", Empire, 2006-10-27, pp. 76. 
  12. ^ "Bond. James Bond" 22nd greatest line in cinema history. AFI's 100 Years… 100 Movie Quotes. Retrieved on July 13, 2005.
  13. ^ BBC Comedy Guide: Mainly Millicent
  14. ^ DVD Times: Live and Let Die: Ultimate Edition DVD

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