Tuesday, October 19, 2021

How much do you know about the James Bond films?

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James Bond, a fictional character was created by the novelist Ian Fleming back in 1953. Bond, the secret British agent works for MI6 who also has a codename, 007. In the past six decades, the character of James Bond has been portrayed by the following actors Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.

The below is a list of the James Bond Films:

Dr. No (Sean Connery – 1962)
From Russia with Love (Sean Connery – 1963)
Goldfinger (Sean Connery – 1964)
Thunderball (Sean Connery – 1965)
You Only Live Twice (Sean Connery – 1967)
Casino Royale (David Niven – 1967)
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (George Lazenby – 1969)
Diamonds Are Forever (Sean Connery – 1971)
Live and Let Die (Roger Moore – 1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (Roger Moore – 1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (Roger Moore – 1977)
Moonraker (Roger Moore – 1979)
For Your Eyes Only (Roger Moore – 1981)
Octopussy (Roger Moore – 1983)
Never Say Never Again (Sean Connery – 1983)
A View to a Kill (Roger Moore – 1985)
The Living Daylights (Timothy Dalton – 1987)
Licence to Kill (Timothy Dalton – 1989)
GoldenEye (Pierce Brosnan – 1995)
Tomorrow Never Dies (Pierce Brosnan – 1997)
The World Is Not Enough (Pierce Brosnan – 1999)
Die Another Day (Pierce Brosnan – 2002)
Casino Royale (Daniel Craig – 2006)
Quantum of Solace (Daniel Craig – 2008)
Skyfall (Daniel Craig – 2012)
Spectre (Daniel Craig – 2015)
No Time to Die (Daniel Craig – 2020)

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Dr. No (1962)

Strangways, the British Intelligence (SIS) Station Chief in Jamaica, is killed. In response the British agent James Bond is sent to investigate the situation. During his investigation 007 meets Quarrel, a Cayman fisherman, who had been working with Strangways around the nearby islands to collect mineral samples. One of the islands was Crab Key, home to Dr. No.

James Bond visits the island, where he meets a local shell diver, Honey Ryder. The three are attacked by Dr. No’s men, who kill Quarrel using a flame-throwing armoured tractor; Bond & Honey are taken prisoner. Dr. No informs them that he is a member of SPECTRE, the SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, and Extortion, and he plans to disrupt the Project Mercury space launch from Cape Canaveral with his atomic-powered radio beam. Bond & Honey escape from the island, killing Dr. No and blowing up his lair in the process.

From Russia with Love (1963)

SPECTRE’s expert planner Kronsteen, known as ‘Number Five’, upon order of the organisation’s Number One, devises a plot to steal a Lektor cryptographic device from the Soviets and sell it back to them while exacting revenge on James Bond for killing their agent Dr. No; ex-SMERSH operative Rosa Klebb. SPECTRE’s Number Three, is in charge of the mission. She recruits Donald “Red” Grant as an assassin and Tatiana Romanova, a cipher clerk at the Soviet consulate in Istanbul, as the unwitting bait.

007 travels to Turkey and meets the MI6 officer in Turkey – Ali Kerim Bey. Between them, they obtain the Lektor and the three escape with the device on the Orient Express. However, they are followed by Grant, who kills Kerim Bey and a Soviet security officer. Grant pretends to be another British agent and meets Bond. Over dinner Grant drugs Romanova and overcomes Bond who in-turn tricks Grant into opening his attaché case in the manner that detonates its tear gas booby trap, allowing Bond to attack and kill him. Bond and Romanova escape with the Lektor to Venice. Here Rosa Klebb is disguised as a hotel maid who attempts to steal the Lektor and kill Bond, but gets being shot by Romanova.

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Goldfinger (1964)

Secret agent James Bond is ordered to observe bullion dealer Auric Goldfinger. He suspects Goldfinger of cheating at cards and foils his scheme by distracting his female accomplice, who is later killed by Goldfinger’s Korean manservant and henchman Oddjob after Bond seduces her. Bond is then instructed to investigate Goldfinger’s gold smuggling operation and he tails the dealer to Switzerland. Bond is captured when he reconnoitres Goldfinger’s plant and is drugged unconscious; Goldfinger then transports Bond to his stud farm where he holds 007 captive. Bond escapes briefly to witness Goldfinger’s meeting with US mafiosi, observing secretly as Goldfinger presents to the gangsters his plans to rob Fort Knox by using materials they have smuggled to him and later kills them to avoid paying his dues.

Bond is recaptured after hearing the details of the operation, but he subsequently seduces Pussy Galore, Goldfinger’s private pilot and persuades her to inform the American authorities. Goldfinger’s private army break into Fort Knox and access the vault, where Bond fights and kills Oddjob. while American troops battle with Goldfinger’s army outside. Bond’s plane is hijacked by Goldfinger, but Bond struggles with him, and shoots out a window, creating an explosive decompression, killing Goldfinger.

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