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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.

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American Dad! S03E10 Tearjerker

Tearjerker" is the tenth episode of the third season of the animatedcomedy seriesAmerican Dad!. It originally aired on Fox in the United States on January 13, 2008. As the episode follows a story based entirely from a James Bond film, each American Dad! character plays a role of another: Stan as Agent Stan Smith, Francine Smith as Sexpun T’Come, Hayley as Miss Peacenickel, Steve as S, Avery Bullock as B, Roger as Tearjerker, Klaus as Tchochkie Schmear, Greg Corbin as Peddie, Terry Bates as Mannie, Chuck White as Professor, and Captain Monty as Gums.

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Official Comedy’s Santa Claus is James Bond in “Snowfall” Trailer

Christmas is under attack. When the Naughty or Nice list is stolen, M calls in the North Pole’s top operator — ruthless old Saint Nick. Santa wreaks holiday havoc — check out that double-barreled candy cane!

(Source: translating007)

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James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design 

After 50 years and 23 films, the James Bond franchise is inarguably the most successful and steadfast in film history. Based on a canon of novels by journalist and WWII intelligence officer Ian Fleming, Bond was already a household name in the United Kingdom a decade before reaching the silver screen. But it was Sean Connery’s performance as a souped-up version of Fleming’s iconic superspy that turned 007 into one of the UK’s largest cultural exports, on par with Doctor Who and The Beatles.

read more: Art of the Title: 50 Years of Main Title Design

James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design

After 50 years and 23 films, the James Bond franchise is inarguably the most successful and steadfast in film history. Based on a canon of novels by journalist and WWII intelligence officer Ian Fleming, Bond was already a household name in the United Kingdom a decade before reaching the silver screen. But it was Sean Connery’s performance as a souped-up version of Fleming’s iconic superspy that turned 007 into one of the UK’s largest cultural exports, on par with Doctor Who and The Beatles.

read more: Art of the Title: 50 Years of Main Title Design

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Forget the Film, Watch the Titles! Dr. No



When you see a man in a tuxedo holding a gun, you immediately identify him as James Bond. When you see the first few seconds of the gun barrel sequence, you know that a Bond movie is about to start. Sexy silhouettes? John Barry's 007 Theme? Bond! It was Maurice Binder who designed the titles for the first Bond movie Dr. No in 1962, creating all the visual elements that became iconic for the Bond universe. Liselotte Doeswijk takes an in-depth look at the Bond title sequence that had such a huge impact on the Bond franchise and on title design in general.

Forget the Film, Watch the Titles! Dr. No

When you see a man in a tuxedo holding a gun, you immediately identify him as James Bond. When you see the first few seconds of the gun barrel sequence, you know that a Bond movie is about to start. Sexy silhouettes? John Barry's 007 Theme? Bond! It was Maurice Binder who designed the titles for the first Bond movie Dr. No in 1962, creating all the visual elements that became iconic for the Bond universe. Liselotte Doeswijk takes an in-depth look at the Bond title sequence that had such a huge impact on the Bond franchise and on title design in general.

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History Of The Abandoned Island In Skyfall

The desolate headquarters of Bond supervillain Raoul Silva in the newly released Skyfall was actually once a bustling coal-mining town at the turn of the 20th century. As petroleum replaced coal in Japan in the 1960s, the mine was closed and Hashima Island was deserted, leaving the perfect hideout for a revengeful cyberterrorist.

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50 Years of James Bond: The Movie (2hrs)

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.

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Becoming Bond for a day (+ CBS "60 min" video)

For her 60 Minutes story on the James Bond movies, producer Tanya Simon had an inspired idea for her correspondent Anderson Cooper: “Maybe we should have Anderson try being Bond for a day,” she thought. After all, isn’t that every male moviegoer’s fantasy? To quite literally be James Bond?

So, Tanya began the careful planning that goes into 60 Minutes story elements. Her goal was to film Anderson as he stepped into the world of Bond: wearing a dashing tux, shooting a Walther PPK with style, and taking tight turns at the wheel of 007’s famous Aston Martin.

But her hopes for a Becoming Bond sequence would be dashed. It started with the idea for Anderson to wear a tux for his on-camera shots. AC didn’t pack his tux. (He told Overtime that he didn’t forget: he objected on grounds of sheer cheesiness.).

Then, she worked to get approval from the movie studio to put Anderson in Bond’s Aston Martin. When she had finally convinced them to allow it and had sorted out the insurance paperwork, Anderson broke the news: He can only drive an automatic.

Tanya did manage to get correspondent Cooper to the shooting range for a lesson with the gun instructor who trains actor Daniel Craig on the proper technique of an assassin. All was going well as Anderson practiced with Bond’s Walther PPK— until she snapped a photo of AC in action and showed it to him.

"In my mind I looked like James Bond and I felt like James Bond," Anderson recalls. "But I looked like this skinny, pale, gray-haired middle-aged guy. I never really got to feel like James Bond, sadly."

Watch the Overtime video above to hear Anderson and Tanya tell the tale. AND you can watch AC take a hands-on, albeit white-gloved, tour of a treasure trove of deadly artifacts (Jaws’ teeth, the golden gun, the booby-trapped briefcase) in the Bond archives. Enjoy.

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