Tuesday, October 25, 2011

James Bond Franchise

Current James Bond 007 Logo (Source: Wikipedia)
When Ian Fleming sat down to write his new secret agent novel, he planned to create a character with a boring name, who had exotic things happening around him. When the idea for a film eventually found its way onto Albert R. Broccoli's desk, Fleming could only wish for the franchise he originally penned to become the second highest grossing franchise of all time (behind Harry Potter).

With the release of Skyfall in 2012, Fleming's protagonist has been portrayed by six different actors in the 23 adaptations by Eon Productions and these are listed below.
  1. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Dr. No (1962)
  2. ✓ see review ★★★★ From Russia With Love (1963)
  3. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Goldfinger (1964)
  4. Thunderball (1965)
  5. You Only Live Twice (1967)
  6. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
  7. ✓ see review ★★★★★ Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
  8. Live and Let Die (1973)
  9. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
  10. ✓ see review ★★★★ The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
  11. Moonraker (1979)
  12. For Your Eyes Only (1981)
  13. Octopussy (1983)
  14. A View to a Kill (1985)
  15. The Living Daylights (1987)
  16. Licence to Kill (1989)
  17. GoldenEye (1995)
  18. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
  19. The World is Not Enough (1999)
  20. Die Another Day (2002)
  21. Casino Royale (2006)
  22. Quantum of Solace (2008)
  23. Skyfall (2012)
Alternatively, you can see all of the current reviews - out of order - by clicking here.

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