Skip to comments.James Bond films celebrate 50th anniversary
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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Those were movie stars.
"Skyfall" will be the state of The Messiah on November 9th.
An iconic image of the era.
I seem to remember that in “Dr. No,” Bond got his vodka martini stirred, not shaken.
I’ve always considered “You Only Live Twice” to be the last real Bond movie.
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!
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.
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!
here is the thread
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.
I gotta go with the theme from “Thunderball” sung by Tom Jones. Amazing vocals. Also my favorite Bond film...and Connery’s too.
“Live and Let Die” for me...always love when Macca does it in concert.
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.
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