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Bond 14: A View to a Kill (1985)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story Apparently only part of the title of an Ian Fleming short story was used. Director John Glen Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Christopher Walken, Tanya Roberts, Grace Jones, Patrick Macnee, David Yip, Fiona Fullerton, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, … Continue reading

Bond 13: Octopussy (1983)

Duration 2h 11m Rating (UK) PG Source of story The title from an Ian Fleming short story – the content more or less original. Director John Glen Writers/Script George MacDonald Fraser, Richard Maibaum, Michael G. Wilson Starring Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn, Kabir Bedi, Steven Berkoff, Desmond Llewelyn, Robert Brown, Lois Maxwell, Walter Gotell, … Continue reading

Bond 3: Goldfinger (1964)

Duration 1h 50m Rating (UK) PG Source of story A book of the same name, and at this stage in the franchise much of the content, written by Ian Fleming Director Guy Hamilton Writers/Script Richard Maibaum, Paul Dehn Starring Sean Connery, Gert Fröbe, Honor Blackman, Shirley Eaton, Tania Mallet, Harold Sakata, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, … Continue reading

Bond 12: For Your Eyes Only (1981)

Elevator Pitch. When a British spy ship, with a control system for Polaris submarines is accidentlly sunk a number of clandestine organisations are searching  for it, in order to capture the control system and sell it to the eager Russians. In order to frustrate the searchers, Bond is required to infiltrate their organisations then find … Continue reading

Bond 4: Thunderball (1965)

Elevator Pitch. When SPECRE steals two atomic bombs, by hijacking a Vulcan bomber, and holds the civilised world to ransom Bond is dispatched to the Bahamas to infiltrate the organisation and to firstly find out what is going on, and secondly to locate the bombs. But the clock is ticking so can he convince the … Continue reading

Bond 1: Dr No (1962)

Elevator Pitch When the MI6 agent in Jamaica disappears and his secretary is found dead,  Bond is sent out to find out what has happened. On the trail Bond is waylaid by a couple of young women, one on his side and one against him, but finally he determines that he must go to Crab … Continue reading

Bond 19: The World in Not Enough (1999)

Elevator Pitch When the daughter of an oil tycoon escapes from her kidnappers, and the tycoon himself in terminated in the MI6 building, James Bond is set to unravel a complex plot, involving oil pipelines in Azerbaijan and atomic bombs in Turkey. He is required to protect the tycoon’s daughter whose motives may be suspect … Continue reading

Bond 18: Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Duration 1h 59m Rating (UK) 13 Source of story Earlier Bond films – retaining the characters of 007, M, Q and Miss Moneypenny but little else. Writers/Script Bruce Feirstein Additional Info The car enthusiasts tell us that 17 BMW 7 Series were used in the film, most of them for a set piece in a … Continue reading

Bond 20: Die Another Day (2002)

Duration 2h 13m Rating (UK) 12A Source of story All the other Bond films and Ian Fleming’s characters Writers/Script Neal Purvis, Robert Wade Additional Info This film said to reference every other Bond film before it. Director Lee Tamahori Starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, Toby Stephens, Rosamund Pike, Rick Yune, Judi Dench, John Cleese, Michael … Continue reading

Bond 10: The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

Duration 2h 5m Rating (UK) A Source of story An original screenplay using the title of an Ian Fleming book only Writer/s Script Christopher Wood, Richard Maibaum Director Lewis Gilbert Starring Roger Moore, Barbara Bach, Curt Jurgens, Richard Kiel, Caroline Munro, Walter Gotell, Geoffrey Keen, Bernard Lee, George Baker, Shane Rimmer, Kevin McNally Elevator Pitch … Continue reading

Bond 21: Casino Royale

Released 2006 Rating 15 in UK Director Martin Campbell Writer/s Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis Starring Daniel Craig, Eva Green, Mads Mikkelsen, Judi Dench, Jeffrey Wright, Giancarlo Giannini Source of story Casino Royale the novel by Ian Fleming (Apparently followed closely) Elevator Pitch Bond is on the trail of a financier who uses terrorist … Continue reading

Bond 22: Quantum of Solace

Released 2008 Rating 12A in UK Director Marc Forster Writer/s Paul Haggis, Neil Purvis, Robert Wade Starring Daniel Craig, Olga Kurylenko, Judi Dench, Gemma Arterton, Jeffrey Wright, Rory Kinnear, Tim Pigott-Smith, Source of story A continuation of Casino Royal, title apparently an Ian Fleming short story. Elevator Pitch The secret organisation Quantum has penetrated the … Continue reading

Bond 2: From Russia With Love

Released 1963 Rating PG in UK Director Terence Young Writer/s Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood Starring Sean Connery, Robert Shaw, Daniela Bianchi, Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya, Bernard Lee, Walter Gotell, Lois Maxwell, Desmond Llewelyn Source of story Book of the same name by Ian Fleming Elevator Pitch Bond is sent to Istanbul to recover a Russian … Continue reading

Bond 23: Skyfall

Released 2012 Rating 12A in UK Director Sam Mendes Writer/s Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan Starring Daniel Craig, Judi Dench, Javier Bardem, Ralph Fiennes, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney, Ben Whishaw, Rory Kinnear Source of story It’s more Bond – this one with almost no relationship to anything of Ian Fleming’s Elevator Pitch After a … Continue reading

Bond 8: Live and Let Die

Released 1973 Rating A in UK Director Guy Hamilton Writer/s Tom Mankiewicz Starring Roger Moore, Yaphet Kotto, Jane Seymour, Clifton James, Geoffrey Holder, Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell, Source of story A story in the 007 franchise – named after but not necessarily based on an Ian Fleming book. Elevator Pitch Bond is sent to New … Continue reading

Bond 24: Spectre (2015)

Released 2015 Rating 12A in UK Director Sam Mendez Writer/s John Logan, Neal Purvis + Starring Daniel Craig, Christoph Walz, Ralph Feinnes, Lea Seydoux, Monica Bellucci, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Rory Kenner, & others Source of story Loosely based on the interaction between previous Bonds and Spectre Elevator Pitch Bond receives a message from the … Continue reading

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