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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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In Thunderball (1965), the actor playing James Bond - Sean Connery performed the opening gun-barrel opening sequence for the first time. In the first three Bond films, Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963) and Goldfinger (1964), the gun barrel walk was done with stuntman Bob Simmons. Roger Moore became the first actor to perform the gun barrel sequence without a hat in Live and Let Die (1973). The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) featured a more modern version of the gun-barrel opening sequence. It featured a closer shot of Roger Moore against a more colored background. In GoldenEye (1995), for the first time, computer graphics were used to create the famous "gun barrel" opening. In Die Another Day (2002), the sequence had a bullet zooming towards through the barrel after James Bond fires. In Casino Royale (2006), the sequence is radically altered, it has no gun barrel walk and begins after the opening sequence not before. 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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