THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

THE FUNKIN’ BOND FRANCHISE LIVES ON!

The James Bond 007 franchise has been around for 50 years now.  Whether you’re young, old, white, black, Asian or Latino, if you love action movies with lots of sex and spy drama, you’re no doubt a “Bond, James Bond” fan.  Practically a genre unto itself via the films and the music, ‘James Bond’, has been a mainstay for movies in countries around the world.

I believe the best Bond actors are the first and the current one, ala, Sean Connery and Daniel Craig.  Although I’ve consistently supported the franchise, enjoying releases with Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan, I think Sean and Daniel epitomize the perception of the character — I won’t even mention the other two guys.  As the series of Bond films speak for themselves, this blog is merely a tip of the hat and a hats off to those that have written, directed and produced one of the most powerful and dynamic series of movies for all time.  The “official” James Bond films have been produced by Eon Productions and producer Cubby Broccoli (1909-1996).  Cubby was succeeded by his children, producers Michael Wilson and Barbara Broccoli — Films not produced by them are considered “unofficial”.

Over the years the Bond films have had some incredible music for the title tracks, sung by some of the biggest names on the music charts, including Carly Simon, Paul McCartney and Wings, Sheryl Crow, Tom Jones, Lulu, Tina Turner, Gladys Knight, Duran Duran, Shirley Bassey, and most recently Adele.  In addition to the action and great music, the Bond franchise would probably not be as sexy as it is without the long list of “Bond Girls.”  Among them are Oscar winning actress Halle Berry; 80s diva Grace Jones; first black ‘Bond Girl’ Gloria Hendry; the ever beautiful Ursula Andress; Jane Seymour; Barbara Bach; Famke Janssen; Michelle Yeoh; Denise Richards and Naomie Harris as the new “Miss Moneypenny.”

The list below is taken from the website http://www.klast.net/bond/filmlist.html

Official James Bond films

  1. Dr. No (1962-Sean Connery)
  2. From Russia With Love (1963-Sean Connery)
  3. Goldfinger (1964-Sean Connery)
  4. Thunderball (1965-Sean Connery)
  5. You Only Live Twice (1967-Sean Connery)
  6. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969-George Lazenby)
  7. Diamonds Are Forever (1971-Sean Connery)
  8. Live and Let Die (1973-Roger Moore)
  9. The Man with the Golden Gun (1974-Roger Moore)
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977-Roger Moore)
  11. Moonraker (1979-Roger Moore)
  12. For Your Eyes Only (1981-Roger Moore)
  13. Octopussy (1983-Roger Moore)
  14. A View to a Kill (1985-Roger Moore)
  15. The Living Daylights (1987-Timothy Dalton)
  16. Licence to Kill (1989-Timothy Dalton)
  17. GoldenEye (1995-Pierce Brosnan)
  18. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997-Pierce Brosnan)
  19. The World is Not Enough (1999-Pierce Brosnan)
  20. Die Another Day (2002-Pierce Brosnan)
  21. Casino Royale (2006-Daniel Craig)
  22. Quantum of Solace (2008-Daniel Craig)
  23. Skyfall (2012-Daniel Craig)
  24. Bond 25?

Other films

Here’s some posters of a few that stand out:

Dr. NoGoldfingerThunderball Diamonds Are ForeverLive and Let DieThe Man w/ the Golden GunThe Spy Who Loved MeA View to A KillTomorrow Never DiesDie Another DayCasino RoyaleSkyfall

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

for the FUNKIN’ Love of BOND

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