James Bond movie series
The last James Bond movie with Daniel Craig is still running in theaters, so you can watch it yet. But before you see it, you'll get the ultimate list of James Bond movies.
The little special thing about this list is that we do not call Never Say Never Again an unofficial movie, as many others unknowingly would do. You just get the abbreviated explanation of why some people mistakenly call it unofficial.
All films except Never Say Never Again are produced by the film company EON Productions, which was created in 1961 by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli. They had previously purchased the rights from the creator of James Bond, Ian Fleming.It did not take many years before Saltzman sold his 50% stake to United Artists. However, Albert R. Broccoli's share in the family remained when the rights passed to his daughter Barbara Broccoli, a name you no doubt noticed when watching a James Bond movie today. In addition to his daughter, the stepson also received a share.
It's now it's getting a little special regarding Never Say Never Again. Never Say Never Again is not a part of EON Productions' film adaptations of the James Bond franchise and that is why many people mistakenly call the film unofficial. For the producers had quite legitimately acquired the rights to the film from screenwriter Kevin McClory. But how could that happen? Yes, because before EON, Kevin McClory had collaborated with Ian Fleming himself on an upcoming film project. Unfortunately, the film never came to anything. However, Fleming retained the rights to the literary, where he used the film presentation to write the novel Thunderball. However, Kevin McClory had been so smart that he retained the film rights themselves. Therefore, it resulted in both Never Say Never Again and Thunderball.
But unfortunately, there were some legal disputes and a lawsuit, which, however, concluded that Kevin McClory had all the rights to the film. However, he was not allowed to make it until 1976. However, he had already made ready to make a James Bond film and in the same year, he had allied himself with Len Deighton and Sean Connery himself, for a film called Warhead.
Then one would think it was, but EON Productions was far from satisfied and thought McClory only had rights to Thunderball. As a result, the film had to be postponed again, and it was not until 1981 that all legal and financial matters were brought under control.
The film premiered in 1983, the same year as EON Productions Octopussy, which incidentally had Roger Moore in the role of Agent 007. The title of the film itself is said to have originated when Sean Connery at one point had stated the question of whether he would play James Bond again; NEVER AGAIN. Yes, everything has its price, right?
Of course, there were some things that the Never Say Never Again movie could not make use of. Among other things. Bond and 007 the music and the gunbarrel logo itself. As these belonged to EON Productions. In addition, CIA agent Felix Leither was a black man, played by the Bernie Casey.
James Bond movie order by premiere date:
- Dr No (1962)
- From Russia with Love (1963)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Thunderball (1965)
- Casino Royale (1967) "Comedy"
- You Only Live Twice (1967)
- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969)
- Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
- Live and Let Die (1973)
- The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For Your Eyes Only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- Never Say Never Again (1983)
- A View to a Kill (1985)
- The Living Daylights (1987)
- License to Kill (1989)
- GoldenEye (1995)
- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
- The World is Not Enough (1999)
- Die Another Day (2002)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Specter (2015)
- No Time to Die (2021)
As a bonus info, you can also watch the spy comedy Casino Royale from 1967 The film is not made by EON either, and is a comedy / parody film. However, it is with James Bond and several of the famous names from Ian Fleming's books.
The film is a bit of an obscure experience, as the film was never completely finished. This is due to issues between Peter Sellers and Orson Welles. So there are several scenes that were never finished.
In addition, there were 5 directors in the film and this did not make the creation of the film easier. The film's budget was $ 6 million, but ended up being more than twice as expensive. Although the critics gave the film very bad reviews, the film ended up earning $ 43 million anyway.
We highly recommend watching this movie, for maybe not a masterpiece, but even today, it's quite entertaining..