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The Guns of James Bond (1964)

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Short 1964 black-and-white documentary featurette hosted by Sean Connery and featuring the real-life inspiration for the character of Q, Major Geoffrey Boothroyd with a discussion of the gun weaponry used by James Bond.

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Short 1964 black-and-white documentary featurette hosted by Sean Connery and featuring the real-life inspiration for the character of Q, Major Geoffrey Boothroyd with a discussion of the gun weaponry used by James Bond.

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When Major Geoffrey Boothroyd wrote to James Bond creator Ian Fleming after reading "Casino Royale", he criticized Bond's use of firearms. He stipulated that Bond's Walther PPK was not as potent a weapon as the .44 magnum (used by Dirty Harry) and that a shoulder holster (as seen in Dr. No (1962)) does not provide as quick a draw as a belt holster (viz many Westerns). See more »

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4 July 2010 | by (Louisville, KY) – See all my reviews

Guns of James Bond, The (1964)

** 1/2 (out of 4)

BBC produced documentary has Sean Connery hosting as he introduces gun expert Geoffrey Boothroyd. Boothroyd talks about the various weapons used by James Bond and why he feels the Walther isn't a good gun to use. He talks about Ian Flemming using this gun and we also get three demons of other guns and the damage they could have been done. This here is certainly for Bond die-hards only. There's nothing too wrong here but it was a decent little short as it's clear Boothroyd knows what he's talking about and he gives good opinions on why certain weapons just wouldn't work. This film runs a very quick five-minutes and is pretty simple all around. The one good thing is that we see some footage of Connery on the GOLDFINGER set.


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