Bond Movies: Tracing the Cinematic Changes from Doctor No to Quantum of Solace
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Bond Movies: Tracing the cinematic changes from Doctor No to Quantum of Solace
"Bond, James Bond." was voted as the #22 movie quote by the American Film Institute and as #51 of “The 100 Greatest Movie Lines” by Premiere. And he is the only literary character who is known to everyone, shallow or not, his popularity is known to each one.
Before we go any further lets divide the Bond Movies in four significant patterns. First wave of Bond movies shall belong to time period of Sean Connery. The second wave shall belong to Roger Moore. Third wave belongs to Pierce Brosnan and lastly the fourth and the recent wave belongs to Daniel Craig. I have not included Timothy Dalton’s contribution as James Bond since he can only be credited for two Bond…show more content… Well film-makers certainly forgot to read all the books!). Moore did seven Bond movies and acclaimed only for two, viz., The Spy who loved me and For Your Eyes Only. Next up Timothy Dalton, does two movies and sadly remembered for none. Pierce Brosnan is the new James Bond in a new avatar who finally decides to throw away the toupee that has been a Bond’s best friend. He does three Bond movies which are not based on any of Fleming’s books. New kid on the block is Daniel Craig - second English actor and the very first blonde to play James Bond who does some path breaking business in his Bond business.
So now we ask why we are fussing over so many actors who played James Bond. The answer is - we have to. This essay is not about how the Bond in the novel is different from the Bond on celluloid. The argument would take a whole new level if that was the case. Here we focus on how there has been several changes from the first James Bond that we saw in Sean Connery to the new James Bond we see in Daniel Craig. And what can be the reason for these changes, with a movie critic review of some of the Bond movies as mentioned in the paper. So this becomes our business to understand these old and new Bond traits as to keep alive the silly tradition of Bond, James Bond. Obviously we know that all Bond movies are based on a “formula”. Their plots are same. Bond summoned by M, Q shows him his new gadgets, Bond