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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.

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