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Thursday, July 28, 2011

James Bond Films

The James Bond film series is a series of motion pictures, based on the fictional character of M16(British Secret Intelligent Service)agent James Bond (code designation "007") appearing in the novels of Ian Fleming. Earlier films were based on Fleming's novels and short stories, followed later by films with original storylines

The franchise remains one of the longest continually running film series in history, having been in ongoing production from 1962 to 2010 producing 22 films(except for a six-year hiatus between 1989 and 1995)

The films have been the highest grossing film series ever ahead of both Star Wars and harry Potter.

   James Bond Films from 1962 to 2008

1) Dr No(1962) - Sean Connery with Ursulla Andress

2) From Russia With Love(1963) - Sean Connery with Daniela Bianchi

3) Gold Finger (1964) - Sean Connery with Shirley Eaton


4) Thunderball (1965) - Sean Connery with Caludine Auger

5) You Only Live Twice (1967) - Sean Connery with Mie Hama


6) On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) -  George Lazenby and Diana Rigg

7) Diamonds Are Forever (1971) - Sean Connery With Jill St John


8)Live And Let Die(1973) - Roger Moore With Jane Seymour

9) The Man With The Golden Gun (1974) - Roger Moore With Britt Ekland


10)The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) - Roger Moore With Barbara Bach


11) Moonraker (1979) - Roger Moore With Lois Chiles

12) For Your Eyes Only (1981) - Roger Moore With Carole Bouquet

13) Octopussy (1983) - Roger Moore With Maud Adams

14)A View To Kill (1985) - Roger Moore With Tanya Roberts


15) The Living Daylights (1987) - Timothy Dalton With Mariam d'Abo


16) Licence To Kill (1989) - Timothy Dalton With Carey Lowell

17) Golden Eye (1995) - Pierce Brosnan with Izabella Scorupco  

 18) Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) - Pierce Brosnan with Michelle Yeoh

19) The World is Not Enough (1999) - Pierce Brosnan with Sophie Marceau


20) Die Another Day (2002) - Pierce Brosnan with Halle Berry

21) Casino Royale ( 2006) - Daniel Craig with Eva Green

22) Quantum Of Solace (2008) - Daniel Craig with Olga Kurylenko

 Actors as James Bond
Out of the abovestated 22 James Bond Films, 6 Actors have Portrayed the role of James Bond,that is,-
1) Sean Connery in 6 Films
2) George lazenby in 1 Film
3) Roger Moore in 7 Films
4) Timothy Dalton in 2 Films
5) Pierce Brosnan in 4 Films and
6) Daniel Craig in 2 Films

So far only two Bond films, On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Casino Royale, have ended with the central Bond girl deceased.
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
James Bond 007's most famous car is the Aston Martin DB5 , seen in Goldfinger, Thunderball, GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies and Casino Royale

 Director of the James Bond Films
1) Terence Young - Dr No ; Russia With Love and Thunderball
2) Guy Hamilton -  Gold Finger; Diamond Are Forever;Live And Let Die and The man With The Golden Gun
3) Lewis Gilbert -  You Only Live Twice;The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker
4) Peter R Hunt - On Her Majesty's Secret Service
5) John Glen -  For Your Eyes Only;Octopussy;A View To Kill;The Living Daylights and Licence To Kill
6) Martin Campbell -  Golden Eye;Casino Royale
7) Roger Spottiswood - Tomorrow Never Dies
8) Michael Apted - The World is not enough
9) Lee Tamahori -  Die Another Day
10) Marc Foster - Quantum Of Solace

Never Say Never Again(1983) by Warner Bros is an adaptation of the James Bond Novel Thunderball, which was previously filmed in 1965 as Thunderball.In this fil Sean Connery played the role of James Bond and his leading lady in this film was Kim Basinger.

Ramon Magsaysay Award

Ramon Magsaysay Award is an annual award established in 1957 by the trustees of the Rockefeller Brothers Fund based in New York City with the concurrence of the Philippine government to perpetuate former Philippine President Ramon Magsasay's example of integrity in government, courageous service to the people, and pragmatic idealism within a democratic society and is is often considered Asia's Nobel Prize.

The awards are given in 6 categories, five of which were discontinued starting 2009 to Asian Individuals and Organizations for achieving excellence in -

  • Government Service(1958 - 2008)
  • Public Service(1958 - 2008)
  • Community Leadership(1958 - 2008)
  • Journalism, Literature and Creative Communication Arts(1958 - 2008)
  • Peace and International Understanding(1958 - 2008)
  • Emergent Leadership(Since 2001)
  • Uncategorized(Since 2009)
The Awardees will receive a certificate, a medallion and a cash prize of $50000

 Award for the year 2012
Six individuals across Asia will receive Asia’s premier prize, the 2012 Ramon Magsaysay Award

The 2012 Magsaysay laureates are -
Chen Shu-Chu, from Taiwan. She is being recognized for “the pure altruism of her personal giving, which reflects a deep, consistent, quiet compassion, and has transformed the lives of the numerous Taiwanese she has helped.”
Romulo Davide, from the Philippines. He is being recognized for “his steadfast passion in placing the power and discipline of science in the hands of farmers in the Philippines, who have consequently multiplied their yields, created productive farming communities, and rediscovered the dignity of their labor.”
Kulandei Francis, from India. He is being recognized for “his visionary zeal, his profound faith in community energies, and his sustained programs in pursuing the holistic economic empowerment of thousands of women and their families in rural India.”
Syeda Rizwana Hasan, from Bangladesh. She is being recognized for “her uncompromising courage and impassioned leadership in a campaign of judicial activism in Bangladesh that affirms the people’s right to a good environment as nothing less than their right to dignity and life.”
Yang Saing Koma, from Cambodia. He is being recognized for “his creative fusion of practical science and collective will that has inspired and enabled vast numbers of farmers in Cambodia to become more empowered and productive contributors to their country’s economic growth.”
Ambrosius Ruwindrijarto, from Indonesia. He is being recognized for “his sustained advocacy for community-based natural resource management in Indonesia, leading bold campaigns to stop illegal forest exploitation, as well as fresh social enterprise initiatives that engage the forest communities as their full partners.”

Award for the year 2011

Two Indians, Harish Hande and Neelima Mishra are among the five individuals and one organisation cited for the Magsaysay Award.
Harish Hande was recognized for "his passionate and pragmatic efforts to put solar power technology in the hands of the poor, through a social enterprise that brings customized, affordable, and sustainable electricity to India's vast rural populace, encouraging the poor to become asset creators".
Harish Hande(44 years) got PhD in Energy Engineering from the University of Massachussettsand MD and co-founder of SELCO Solar Light Private Ltd, Bangalore.
. He previously studied at IIT, Kharagpur. He is MD and co-founder of SELCO Solar Light Private Ltd, Bangalore.  
Nileema Mishra was recognized for "her purpose-driven zeal to work tirelessly with villagers in Maharashtra, organizing them to successfully address both their aspirations and their adversities through collective action and heightened confidence in their potential to improve their own lives".
Nileema Mishra(39 years) Master’s in clinical psychology shortly after her graduation in 1995 decided to address the economic problems of the poor rural folk and started the Bhagini Nivedita Gramin Vigyan Niketan (BNGVN) on a humble scale in her native village Bahadarpur, in Parola sub-district of Jalgaon in northern Maharashtra, around 500 km from Mumbai. with a committed handful of 14 women to realise Mahatma Gandhi’s ideals of self-sufficient village communities.
Nileema Mishra says that the biggest problem in rural areas is lack of opportunities and limited or no access to credit facilities.