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James Bond films celebrate 50th anniversary
CBS News ^

Posted on 10/05/2012 5:23:59 AM PDT by Perdogg

On this day 50 years ago, James Bond became a movie star.

The British superspy first hit the big screen on Oct. 5, 1962, when "Dr. No" opened in theaters, introducing Ian Fleming's suave 007 to the masses.

Now, a half-century and six Bond actors later, the series is one of the longest running in history, having made $4.9 billion in ticket sales over 22 films. The 23rd Bond movie, "Skyfall," will be released in U.S. theaters on Nov. 9.

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TOPICS: Chit/Chat; Music/Entertainment; TV/Movies
KEYWORDS: bondjamesbond

1 posted on 10/05/2012 5:24:02 AM PDT by Perdogg
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2 posted on 10/05/2012 5:26:02 AM PDT by Perdogg (vote like the constitution depends on it - it does)
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To: Perdogg
That was a movie!

Those were movie stars.


3 posted on 10/05/2012 5:27:22 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Perdogg
"Skyfall," will be released in U.S. theaters on Nov. 9.

"Skyfall" will be the state of The Messiah on November 9th.

4 posted on 10/05/2012 5:29:52 AM PDT by MrDem (Founder: Democrats for Cheney/Palin 2012)
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To: Travis McGee

5 posted on 10/05/2012 5:31:14 AM PDT by Perdogg (vote like the constitution depends on it - it does)
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To: Perdogg

An iconic image of the era.


6 posted on 10/05/2012 5:33:05 AM PDT by Travis McGee (www.EnemiesForeignAndDomestic.com)
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To: Perdogg

I seem to remember that in “Dr. No,” Bond got his vodka martini stirred, not shaken.


7 posted on 10/05/2012 5:33:07 AM PDT by Daveinyork
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To: Perdogg
Many have said that From Russia With Love is the only James Bond movie that fairly matches the feel of the original novel version. I've read that novel and enjoyed it as much as the film version.
8 posted on 10/05/2012 5:34:27 AM PDT by RayChuang88 (FairTax: America's economic cure)
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To: Perdogg

I’ve always considered “You Only Live Twice” to be the last real Bond movie.


9 posted on 10/05/2012 5:42:48 AM PDT by circlecity
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To: Travis McGee
True dat, but here's the uh, gold standard in James Bond babes right here:

http://www.kingego.com/shop/images/61.jpg

10 posted on 10/05/2012 5:56:13 AM PDT by OKSooner
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To: RayChuang88

Agreed!


11 posted on 10/05/2012 5:56:36 AM PDT by Dr. Ursus
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To: RayChuang88

I started reading and becoming a Bond fan, in the early 1960’s, by picking up a novel from the turnstile in the local drugstore.

So, a happy 50 years of watching and reading Bond novels!

It is true that the ‘original flavor and slant’ was kept most to the novels, in the movie “From Russia With Love”. The actor that played the SPECTRE-trained assassin, and the Russian Colonel Klebb, oozed with villainy usually noted from ‘that shadow world’. A joke thread can be made, in the movie, when the assassin starts to don his gloves. “Time for no more Mr. Nice Guy is here!” If you follow most TV ‘whodunits’ since then, you can remember the visual signal of the ‘donning of the gloves’ by the show’s evil-doer. Maybe a silent salute to this movie? (if you HAVE read the novel F.R.W.L., this guy was bad news from a way-back-when, before SPECTRE got hold of him!)

Always remember .... never order red wine with fish!


12 posted on 10/05/2012 6:00:46 AM PDT by Terry L Smith
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To: Perdogg

Adele did the theme song for Skyfall. It is going viral as one of the best Bond songs.

I think it is a good song, but not better than Shirley Bassey.

http://www.bing.com/videos/search?q=adele+skyfall&view=detail&mid=3A09B0A2883DC38A40673A09B0A2883DC38A4067&first=0


13 posted on 10/05/2012 6:10:59 AM PDT by Erik Latranyi (When religions have to beg the gov't for a waiver, we are already under socialism.)
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To: RayChuang88
Actually, the first four films (Dr. No, From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball) pretty much faithfully follow the books. True enough, with Goldfinger, the gadgets started taking over, but the plot was pretty much identical to the book. I consider the first four films to be about as good as most movies get to realizing the vision of the books.

If you have the time, it is worth your while to read the Bond novels in chronological order, starting with Casino Royale and finishing with The Man With the Golden Gun (you can figure out the order by looking at the dates on the copyright page). It is very interesting how Bond deteriorates physically and mentally throughout the series. After he is kidnapped by the Soviets at the end of You Only Live Twice, he is brainwashed and sent back to London to assassinate "M." Bond fails to kill him, but is then sent on what the Service considers to be a "suicide mission" to get rim of him. Great stuff!

14 posted on 10/05/2012 6:11:18 AM PDT by Cincinatus (Omnia relinquit servare Rempublicam)
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To: Erik Latranyi

here is the thread

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-chat/2940401/posts


15 posted on 10/05/2012 6:17:48 AM PDT by Perdogg (vote like the constitution depends on it - it does)
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To: Perdogg

My Satellite TV, G-Sat, has been running ALL of the Bond movies for the last several weeks, and repeating them.
They are on my Cinemax channel.
I have been in hog heaven.


16 posted on 10/05/2012 6:26:22 AM PDT by AlexW
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To: Erik Latranyi

I gotta go with the theme from “Thunderball” sung by Tom Jones. Amazing vocals. Also my favorite Bond film...and Connery’s too.


17 posted on 10/05/2012 6:36:44 AM PDT by twister881
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To: twister881

“Live and Let Die” for me...always love when Macca does it in concert.


18 posted on 10/05/2012 6:38:22 AM PDT by dfwgator (I'm voting for Ryan and that other guy.)
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To: dfwgator

How’d you like to be the guy that’s still in the Mental Institution for saying in 1965 that Sean Connery would win an Oscar one day.


19 posted on 10/05/2012 6:42:45 AM PDT by massgopguy (I owe everything to George Bailey)
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To: Terry L Smith

I remember those days when the only place in our town

to buy books was the drug store racks with the paperbacks

from .35 to .75,got started on Nick Carter then Ian Flemming

then on to every S/F book they got in

From Russia with Love is still my favorite


20 posted on 10/05/2012 7:18:56 AM PDT by Harold Shea (RVN `70 - `71)
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To: Perdogg

Interesting that the movies are nothing like the books.
They bought the rights to the books, then made up their own stories.


21 posted on 10/05/2012 8:02:51 AM PDT by Ruy Dias de Bivar
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To: Perdogg

Wow! I’m feeling old!!


22 posted on 10/05/2012 8:24:03 AM PDT by mass55th (Courage is being scared to death - but saddling up anyway...John Wayne)
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To: Perdogg; All; y'all

Of note:

Ian Flemming also wrote Chitty Chitty Bang Bang...

I noticed that as a kid and went and got out my dad’s 007 books to read them...


23 posted on 10/05/2012 2:27:06 PM PDT by Rightly Biased (How do you say Arkanicide in Kenyan?)
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To: Perdogg

The early Bond films in the early ‘60s upped the ‘sex and violence’ quotient on screen and set the stage for the late ‘60s revolution in film content.


24 posted on 10/06/2012 1:41:59 PM PDT by Borges
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To: massgopguy

Iirc he won for untouchables


25 posted on 10/06/2012 1:45:31 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: massgopguy

Iirc he won for untouchables


26 posted on 10/06/2012 1:45:36 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: massgopguy

Iirc he won for untouchables


27 posted on 10/06/2012 1:45:53 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: massgopguy

Iirc he won for untouchables


28 posted on 10/06/2012 1:45:53 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: morphing libertarian

Hiccups


29 posted on 10/06/2012 1:48:58 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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To: Terry L Smith

That was Robert shaw. He also played the boat captain in jaws.


30 posted on 10/06/2012 1:53:56 PM PDT by morphing libertarian
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