All posts tagged james bond
All posts tagged james bond
The History of 007 infographic from cabletv.com highlights the actors who have played Bond, the cars he drove, the guns he used, and the villains he famously fought to save the world.
Good blend of photos, illustrations and charts to tell the story of 50 years of James Bond.
Six actors, Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, and Daniel Craig, have portrayed James Bond in feature films (David Niven also played Bond in Casino Royale in 1967, but many consider that film “unofficial”).
Redditor g_noodle combined Bond portraits of the six actors into two “transition” Bonds, with the three “early” Bonds (Connery, Moore, Lazenby) on the left and the three “recent” Bonds (Dalton, Brosnan, and Craig) on the right. Then those two images were combined to achieve a final combination, which looks like an actor who would be considered perfect for the role.
Who does it look like to you? Clive Owen? George Clooney? Mel Gibson? I still see Sean Connery and Roger Moore in this picture. The various steps in the process are shown in a series at imgur. Link -via reddit
Japanese poster of From Russia With Love (1963)
Fascinating editing exercise that highlights the Bond movie formula by slicing together 5 min sections from 22 movies in order - and it works.
Approximately five minutes from each of the 22 Eon produced James Bond films have been cut together, in order and in sequence, beginning with the first five minutes of DR. NO (1962) followed by minutes 5-10 of FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963), minutes 10-15 of GOLDFINGER (1964), minutes 15-20 of THUNDERBALL (1965), continuing on through each of the remaining 18 Bond features (accounting for variables in each title’s running time) culminating with the final five minutes of 2008’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
This fresh look at the “James Bond Formula” provides a new exploration of the evolution of the series into a filmmaking genre uniquely its own. With few exceptions, each title’s transition into the picture that follows it is nearly seamless, creating a viewing experience that at first might serve to remind us “if you’ve seen one Bond film, you’ve seen them all,” but looking more closely it is in fact an endearing homage to a character who single-handedly shaped modern cinema’s action/adventure formula and who continues to leave an indelible mark on generations worldwide.
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). Ghanaian poster.
Bond and Domino illustration for Thunderball, 1965
In the last interview before his passing in 1991, longtime Bond titles director Maurice Binder observed that Bond sequences were the likely precursors to the modern day music video, in that they blended experimental filmmaking and pop culture into a format perfectly suited for pop music. From the ’60s onwards, the Bond theme song, and its title sequence by proxy, have become synonymous with rock n’ roll’s biggest (or sometimes, trendiest) acts, and in doing so lent credibility to the MTV-led music video explosion of the early-to-mid-’80s.
Cool behind the scenes reel from the SKYFALL stunt team.
Everything Wrong With Skyfall In 4 Minutes Or Less
Everyone else needs to go home.
The Dating Coach: In this video I’ll teach you how James Bond gets girls in the movie Dr No.
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Bond 24 and 25, the next two films in the 007 film series, will not comprise a two-film story, the Daily Mail REPORTED IN A STORY BY BAZ BAMIGBOYE.
Here’s an excerpt:
(The two-film story) plan has been jettisoned, and Bond 24 and 25 will be stand-alone pictures.
At present, (screenwriter John) Logan’s thoughts for Bond 24 are in the form of two treatment papers outlining a rough idea of the plot.
The only people who have seen the Bond 24 blueprint are Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson (the extraordinary producing duo behind the 007 franchise), Mendes, Craig and a handful of key executives at Sony and MGM.
Bamigboye had a number of scoops about the production of Skyfall, which proved to be accurate, including that agent Eve (Naomie Harris) would be revealed as new Miss Moneypenny.
More recently, he reported that Logan (a co-scripter of Skyfall) had been hired to write the next installment and that screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade were leaving the series. Purvis and Wade later confirmed their departure while Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer said in November that Logan had been hired to write Bond 24 and 25.
Most of Bamigboye’s latest article centers on how making Bond 24 and 25 stand-alone movies increases the chances that Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall, will return for Bond 24. To view the complete story, CLICK HERE.