Bond, James Bond. Perhaps the greatest fictional cinema icon ever. He first appeared on the big screen in 1962 in Dr. No, and has remained the most powerful action hero ever since. The secret to his success is his adaptability. No matter what tight spot he finds himself, he always appears to be suave, sophisticated and cool. As a spy Bond is constantly reinventing himself, and on the big screen he has done this five times, as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. The documentary looks at the different characterizations each actor has brought to the role to discover the elements that make up Bond. It also traces the character back to its origin, the Bond novels by Ian Fleming, whose creation was semi-autobiographical. From the gadgets to the girls, The James Bond Story also features interviews with Q (the late Desmond Llewelyn), Maud Adams, Jane Seymour, Terence Young (Director), Cubby Broccoli (Producer), Ian Fleming and more, along with ... Written by
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Actually not that great a doco, supposedly chronicling the life and times of Bond as he moves into the new millennium, but worth seeing simply for the opportunity of seeing Connery, Lazenby, Moore and Brosnan (who cares about Dalton?) all together. And dear old Desmond Llewelyn....one minute with him is worth ten documentaries on atomic fission!
Dated already with the imminent release of DIE ANOTHER DAY but still worth catching for die-hard Bond fans.
Roger Moore's on-set anecdotes were fun to hear and delivered as only Roger Moore can! So many of you undervalued his 7 film contribution!
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