Dr. No 007 | James Bond on

Don’t worry. I’m not supposed to be here either.

Never Say Never Again 007 | James Bond on

Yes, but my martini is still dry. My name is James.

Post-Mortem Pun

Do you mind if my friend sits this one out? She’s just dead.

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The Fleming

I’m giving you the opportunity to walk out with your life.

Fleming also endowed Bond with many of his own traits, including sharing the same golf handicap, the taste for scrambled eggs and using the same brand of toiletries.

Bond’s tastes are also often taken from Fleming’s own as was his behaviour, with Bond’s love of golf and gambling mirroring Fleming’s own. Fleming used his experiences of his espionage career and all other aspects of his life as inspiration when writing, including using names of school friends, acquaintances, relatives and lovers throughout his books.

On another occasion, Fleming said: "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, 'James Bond' was much better than something more interesting, like 'Peregrine Carruthers'. Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure—an anonymous, blunt instrument wielded by a government department.

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Moonraker

Not socially. His name’s Jaws. He kills people.

Roger Ebert, while clearly expressing his approval of the advanced special effects and Ken Adam's extravagant production sets, criticised the pace in which the locations of the film evolved, remarking that, "it's so jammed with faraway places and science fiction special effects that Bond has to move at a trot just to make it into all the scenes". Christopher Null of Filmcritic.com said of the film: "Most rational observers agree that Moonraker is without a doubt the most absurd James Bond movie, definitely of the Roger Moore era and possibly of all time". However, while he criticised the extravagance of the plot and action sequences, he believed that this added to the enjoyment of the film, and particularly approved of the remark "I think he's attempting re-entry!" by "Q" during Bond and Goodhead's orbiting of the Earth which he described as "featuring what might be the best double entendre ever".

Accolades

FilmYearActorRotten Tomatoes
Dr. No1962Connery, SeanSean Connery96% (51 reviews)
From Russia with Love1963Connery, Sean96% (51 reviews)
Goldfinger1964Connery, Sean96% (56 reviews)
Thunderball1965Connery, Sean86% (43 reviews)
You Only Live Twice1967Connery, Sean72% (43 reviews)
On Her Majesty's Secret Service1969Lazenby, George82% (45 reviews)
Diamonds Are Forever1971Connery, Sean67% (43 reviews)
Live and Let Die1973Moore, Roger66% (44 reviews)
The Man with the Golden Gun1974Moore, Roger45% (44 reviews)
The Spy Who Loved Me1977Moore, Roger79% (47 reviews)
Moonraker1979Moore, Roger60% (45 reviews)
For Your Eyes Only1981Moore, Roger74% (46 reviews)
Octopussy1983Moore, Roger42% (43 reviews)
A View to a Kill1985Moore, Roger35% (54 reviews)
The Living Daylights1987Dalton, Timothy70% (50 reviews)
Licence to Kill1989Dalton, Timothy77% (52 reviews)
GoldenEye1995Brosnan, Pierce78% (72 reviews)
Tomorrow Never Dies1997Brosnan, Pierce57% (82 reviews)
The World Is Not Enough1999Brosnan, Pierce51% (136 reviews)
Die Another Day2002Brosnan, Pierce57% (214 reviews)
Casino Royale2006Craig, Daniel95% (245 reviews)
Quantum of Solace2008Craig, Daniel65% (279 reviews)
Skyfall2012Craig, Daniel93% (340 reviews)
Spectre2015Craig, Daniel64% (231 reviews)

Goldfinger

My dear girl, there are some things that just aren’t done. Such as, drinking Dom Perignon ’53 above the temperature of 38 degrees Fahrenheit. That’s just as bad as listening to the Beatles without earmuffs.

Casino Royale

Why is it that people who can’t take advice always insist on giving it?

M really doesn't mind you earning a little money on the side, Dryden. She'd just prefer if it weren't selling secrets.

Oh, I travel… a sort of licensed troubleshooter.

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Goldfinger

Principal photography on Goldfinger commenced on 20 January 1964 in Miami, Florida, at the Fontainebleau Hotel; the crew was small, consisting only of Hamilton, Broccoli, Adam, and c inematographer Ted Moore. Sean Connery never travelled to Florida to film Goldfinger because he was filming Marnie elsewhere in the United States. Miami also served as location to the scenes involving Felix's pursuit of Oddjob.

Broccoli earned permission to film in the Fort Knox area with the help of his friend, Lt. Colonel Charles Russhon. To shoot Pussy Galore's Flying Circus gassing the soldiers, the pilots were only allowed to fly above 3,000 feet. Hamilton recalled this was "hopeless", so they flew at about 500 feet, "and the military went absolutely ape".