Global James Bond Day as the Golden Anniversary of 007 is celebrated

Hot off the press today.  The 5th of October 2012 is officially the Global James Bond Day!  On the October the 5th 1962, the first Bond 007 film was released, Dr No, starring Sean Connery.

The Global James Bond day will showcase The Academy of Motion Pictures, Los Angeles hosting a Music Of Bond evening, The New York Museum of Modern Art screening a Bond film retrospective, and the TIFF in Toronto showcasing 50 Years of James Bond style, in addition to Christie’s in London organizing a live online charity auction event.

ImageJames Bond 50th Birthday.  Source: http://www.007.com/

Ian Fleming’s thrilling tales of the debonair and charming British spy – James Bond, is the longest run film franchise in the history of cinematic entertainment. The iconic James Bond films are renown for their visual imagery and sounds.

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Sean Connery as James Bond 007

One of the most distinctive trade marks in cinematic history, is the James Bond opening title which depicts a gun shooting down a barrel with blood splashing down the screen. Well respected visual designer Maurice Binder created the most recognizable visual icon in the world – the opening graphic device of the James Bond 007 films.  In this title sequence the viewer looks down the barrel of a gun at James Bond 007 shooting at his target, with blood flowing across the frame, a visual device teamed with the James Bond Theme sound track.

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Sir Roger Moore – 007 Gun Barrel sequence as James Bond 007

James Bond 007’s cements his status as a debonair and charming gentleman in every 007 film, resplendent in his tuxedo and well-tailored suits, designer watches, technological gadgetry and phallic sports cars.

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in the Skyfall movie 

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A host of handsome and charming leading men have played the role as the iconic spy James Bond, these being;  Sir Sean Connery, Sir Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Pierce Brosnan, Daniel Craig, Timothy Dalton and Barry Nelson.

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Pierce Brosnan as James Bond     

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From a Freudian perspective the cultural symbolism and the theme of James Bond 007’s celebration of the female forms is created through of the scenic atmosphere in the James Bond 007 series. Allowing the audience to engage in voyeuristic fantasies of “swinging 60’s” woman dancing in an erotic fashion.  The utilization of seductive woman as a sexual metaphor is a theme repeated during the James Bond film series.  From the Dr No film to the betrayal of Bond’s lover and unlikely ally and lover in the film Quantum Solace.

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Daniel Craig stars in the 23rd Bond film Skyfall as the legendary secret British agent Bond, whose espionage adventures see him traversing across the far east, sailing the seven seas, engaging in dynamic adventures underground, in the subway and undersea.

Skyfall  is due to be released in cinemas on the 26th October 2012 and in the United States on November 9th 2012.

Actors; Berenice Marlohe, Naomie Harris, Albert Finney, Ralph Fiennes, Jarvier Bardem, Helen McCrory, Ola Rapace, Ben Whishaw, Jens Hulten and Judi Dench are also anticipated to be appearing in the new Bond film Skyfall.

The film is directed by Sam Mendes and produced by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.  MGM and Columbia Pictures are distributing the Skyfall film.

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Adele Skyfall theme song.

Source: http://www.007.com/category/skyfall/

British singer Adele headlines a 007 tribute, singing the Skyfall theme song which is available to listen to here:

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Daniel Craig as James Bond in the Movie Skyfall.

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Clever product placement is strategically deployed in the Skyfall Bond movie.  In addition to a well-timed collapse of two house of cards, placed to correspond with the fall of the evil empire of Bond’s nemesis.

It will almost be guaranteed that in the new Skyfall film Bond will utilize his wit and charm as a weapon of choice to seduce a bevy of attractive woman.

Who in your opinion is the sexiest James Bond actor to play the legendary 007 spy agent?

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James Bond as 007

Source; http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/uknews/2150930/Secrets-of-James-Bonds-success-with-women-unravelled.html

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Roger Moore as James Bond Source: http://www/thems.ru/

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James Bond 007 actors. Source: http://www.movieroar.com

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45 responses to “Global James Bond Day as the Golden Anniversary of 007 is celebrated

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  2. I love James Bond! I love the action, mystery and glamour! I had no idea it was the longest running film franchise! I think my favourite bond has to be Pierce Brosnan I love him as an actor. I love watching the opening credits, the musical talent they manage to collaborate with is amazing. I really can’t wait to see Skyfall. Adele sings the song wonderfully

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    • Yes James Bond is a fantastic film series! Pierce Brosnan is quiet the spunk isnt he! Adele is a great talent, her theme song for the Skyfall film should be a major hit. It looks set to be a great film. I hope you enjoy watching it!

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  3. Skyfall looks set to be another action thriller. I alwys enjoy a good James Bond film. I wasnt aware about the 50th anniversay of Bond celebrations. I did not read anything about it in the Australian media?

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    • Thanks for your comments. There was not much promotion of James Bond’s 50th Anniversary in Australian media. Most events were held in USA, London & Canada. I hope you enjoy the film.

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    • I believe the 50th anniversary Bond celebrations were held in Canada, New York and London only.

      I love James Bond films so could not resist to write about the films background and key people who helped create it’s success. A little off topic I know, however life is full of unexpected happenings.
      cheers, sky

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  4. I know you all won’t believe me but I have never actually sat down and watched a whole James Bond movie! In saying that I am still very aware of its subculture, it doesn’t help that people think that we share the same surname and say, as in 007 when I say my full name! To my understanding, most would vouch for Sean Connery as the ultimate JB – which one do you think is the best xoxo

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    • Wow what an iconic and universal surname you have – Bond! I love it, what a fantastic play on words with your blogsite domain name too! How clever and creative.

      The Bond subculture is massive. This almost guarantees a successful audience with each release. 007 has such an iconic following around the world and influences so many other subcultures and products, including men’s and woman’s fashion, jewellery, hairstyles, shoes, cars, music and the like.

      I like all the Bond actors. I don’t wish to say my favourite actor is A or B or C. I think it is unfair. They are all unique, talented and attractive in their own way.

      Surprisingly I have met a few of the actors and despite their age the men still lay on the charm and grace with the ladies!

      I was surprised to learn that many famous film stars and TV broadcasters purposely model their style, attitude and dress sense of the James Bond character. This practice is more common than we (as members of the public) are aware.

      The Adele theme song sounds great too, perhaps a great film to check out over the summer!

      cheers, sky

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  5. Hi. My vote goes to the current Mr. Bond, Daniel Craig. He is more rugged and ruff looking full of muscles. Definitely not traditional Bond image but he pulled it off very well. I remember when Daniel Craig was cast as Bond there was big criticism as you know. I like the other Bonds but I like how he has changed people’s perceptions. The franchise goes so long so they have to adapt to modern tastes. That is why I give a respect to this long lasting popularity of the series. Congrats to Bond for his 50 years anniversary.

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    • Hi Miyukiii,

      Thanks for your comments. Yes I agree Daniel Craig has certainly changed peoples perceptions of the traditional tall dark and handsome 007 character. Mr Craig is much the favourite with the ladies!

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