James Bond 007 ? British Icon

August 21, 2012


James Bond 007 ? British Icon

James Bond is one particular of the most recognisable Motion picture Characters in the planet and was written by Ian Fleming an English author who was born in London on might 28th, 1908. As a youngster expanding up in Portsmouth, England he was one of my preferred writer’s and James Bond one particular of my favourite characters. I suppose my favored actor to perform James Bond was Roger Moore who I feel was the closest to the original character written by Ian Fleming. My favourite baddie has to be Christopher Lee – The man with the Golden Gun.

Given that the launch of the first film the complete box workplace takings has reached in excess of 8 Billion Pounds.

James Bond 007 is a fictional character produced in 1953 by writer Ian Fleming who featured him in twelve novels and two quick story collections. The character has also been the longest working and most financially productive English-language film franchise to date, commencing in 1962 with Dr.


The hero, James Bond, was named immediately after an American Ornithologist who was a Caribbean bird expert and writer of the definitive area tutorial book “Birds of The West Indies”.

Ian Fleming, a keen birdwatcher had a copy of Bond’s area manual at Goldeneye.

With reference to the James Bond title, Fleming once mentioned in a Readers Digest interview, “I desired the easiest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could uncover, ‘James Bond’ was significantly far better than a thing more fascinating, like ‘Peregrine Carruthers.’ Exotic items would happen to and close to him, but he would be a neutral figure — an anonymous, blunt instrument wielded by a government department.”

Nevertheless, news sources speculated about real spies or other covert agents right after whom James Bond may well have been modelled or named, this kind of as Sidney Reilly or William Stephenson who was best-identified by his wartime intelligence codename of Intrepid.

Despite the fact that they were similar to Bond, Fleming confirmed none as the source figure, nor did Ian Fleming Publications nor any of Fleming’s biographers, this kind of as John Pearson or Andrew Lycett.

Historian Keith Jeffrey speculates in his authorized history of MI6 that Bond may be modeled on Fleming’s close buddy, Bill Biffy Dunderdale a MI6 agent whose sophisticated persona and penchant for rather women and rapidly vehicles closely matches that of Bond.

Following Fleming’s death in 1964, subsequent James Bond novels have been written by Kingsley Amis, John Gardner, Raymond Benson and Sebastian Faulks. Additionally, Christopher Wood novelised two screenplays, Charlie Higson wrote a series on a young James Bond while other writers have authored unofficial versions of the character.

There have been 22 films in the EON Productions Series to date, the most latest of which was Quantum of Solace which was released on 31 October 2008 right here in the Uk.

There has also been an American tv adaptation and two independent characteristic productions. Apart from movies and tv, James Bond has also been adapted for many other media, including radio plays, comic strips and video video games.

The EON Developed films are generally termed as “official” films originating with the obtain of the James Bond film rights by producer Harry Saltzman in the late 1950s.

James Bond’s association with Aston Martin sports activities vehicles has aided even more enhance the brand’s presently robust picture and acceptance considering that Bond (first played by Sean Connery) who first drove an Aston Martin in Goldfinger in 1964. A poll by Lloyds TSB in September 2010 exposed that Aston Martin was the most preferred brand of “dream” automobile in Britain.

Checklist of James Bond films.

Dr. No 1962

From Russia With Love 1963

Goldfinger 1964

Thunderball 1965

You Only Reside Twice 1967

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service 1969

Diamonds Are For Ever 1971

Live and Let Die 1973

The Guy With the Golden Gun 1974

The Spy Who Loved Me 1977

Moonraker 1979

For Your Eyes Only 1981

Octopussy 1983

A See To A Kill 1985

The Living Daylights 1987

License to Destroy 1989

Goldeneye 1995

Tomorrow Never Dies 1997

The Planet is Not Ample 1999

Die one more Day 2002

Casino Royale 2006

Quantum of Solace 2008

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The Chinese call Britain ‘The Island of Hero’s’ which I believe sums up what we British are all about. We British are inquisitive and competitive and are usually searching above the horizon to the next adventure and discovery.

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