Global James Bond Day October 5th, 1962-2018 56th
anniversary of the James Bond film franchise.
Wednesday 5th October, is official Global James Bond Day – a celebration of 56 years of the Bond franchise. This date marks the anniversary of the release of DR. NO in 1962. This special day of celebrations first began in 2012 when the Bond films celebrated their golden anniversary with events all around the globe and the release of the theme song for SKYFALL by Adele. This year the day is marked with the release of the official video for Writing’s On The Wall, the theme song for SPECTRE, by Sam Smith
|World Premiere: 5th October 1962
(London Pavilion, UK)
Happy 50Th Birthday James Bond
Honey Ryder, James Bond and Dr No
James Bond and Dr No, Miss Taro ...Zena Marshall
|Friday, October 5th, 2012
will be Global James Bond Day, marking the 50th anniversary of the James
Bond film franchise. In the US, events for Global James Bond Day include a
film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and a Music of
Bond Night hosted by the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences in
In other countries around the world, special events have been planned. In the UK, an auction of James Bond memorabilia is taking place at Christie’s with all proceeds going to a number of charitable causes.
In Belgium and South Africa, offices will celebrate with Bond-themed Casual Fridays, where people will turn up to work dressed in gowns and tuxedos.
In addition, EVERYTHING OR NOTHING: THE UNTOLD STORY OF 007, the feature documentary, will be screened in Australia, Belgium, France, Holland, India, Japan, Latvia, Mexico, and Russia. Radio stations around the world are planning to play Bond theme songs.
Happy 56Th Birthday James Bond
Mission: Dr. No
Released: October 5, 1962
Bond: Sean Connery
Director: Terence Young
Budget: $1.1 Million
U.S. Boxoffice: $16 Million
Worldwide Boxoffice: $59.6 Million
Running Time: 111 Minutes
Running Time: 105 minutes
Summary: Bond's mission takes him to the steamy island of Jamaica, where mysterious energy waves are interfering with U.S. missile launches. As he unravels the astonishing truth, 007 must fight deadly assassins, sexy femmes fatales and even a poisonous tarantula. With the help of crack CIA agent Felix Leiter (Jack Lord) and the beautiful Honey Ryder (Ursula Andress), he searches for the headquarters of Dr. No, a fanatical scientist who is implementing an evil plan of world domination. Only James Bond, with his combination of wit, charm and skill, can confront the madman and save the human race from a horrible fate.
Review: The one that started it all. Most of the elements were introduced here: Felix Leiter, M, Moneypenny, and Bond's womanizing. The plot was simple and the movie was very low-key and down to earth; there were no Q gadgets to save the day, only Bond's cunning and intuition. This made it a more realistic film and more like Fleming's novels. Perhaps the best scene was when the tarantula was crawling up Bond's arm. Enhanced by John Barry's stunning score, you could actually see the fear on Bond's face as the spider got closer and closer to his neck.
Another aspect of the film that was very well done was Bond's killing of Professor Dent. Even after Dent was obviously dead, Bond still shot another slug into his back which shows his cold-blooded side. This kind of display is lost in future movies as Bond became more of a people's secret agent. As for Connery, this was a very good start, even though he seemed a bit unsure of the character and its possibilities.Ian Fleming novel Honey Ryder was named Honeychile Ryder and she came out of the ocean wearing only a belt and no bikini.
Dr. No was filmed for just under a million
Knowing that they were taking a risk by filming such a potential flop, Saltzman and Broccoli named their production company to fit the situation at hand. Eon Productions, Ltd. is an acronym for "everything or nothing."
M's character is based on a similar character in Alfred Hitchcock's film Secret Agent, made in the 1930's.
Honey Ryder's voice was not that of Ursula Andress; rather, was dubbed by Monica Van der Syl.
Ursula Andress was offered the role after the producers saw a picture of her in a wet tee-shirt contest.
It is actually action-arranger Bob Simmons who appears in the gun-barrel openings of Dr. No through Goldfinger
The scene in which Dr. No's men fire at Bond and his gang had to be shot twice. The first time, a detachment of US Navy officers who were on leave ran over to the bay where filming was taking place to investigate the gunfire.
In the begining of the movie, Bond had his Beretta taken away by M and was given the Walther PPL 7.65mm (32 caliber). However, if you look very closely, when Bond actually pulls it out in Jamaica, the gun is a Walther PP. The primary difference between the PP and the PPK is the barrel length (the PP's barrel is 5/8" longer).
The first gun Bond uses other than the Walther PPK is the Browning 1922 that (the producers I assume) try to pass off as a silenced Walther PPK. You can tell by the "FN" marking on the grip - not to mention the shape of the gun in the scene where he baits the professor into the girl's room and kills him after the professor pumps 7 shots into the mattress.
Bond incorrectly identifies Professor Dent's weapon as a Smith and Wesson when it is, in fact, an M-1911A1 Colt.
On Crab Key, Bond uses a M-1911A1 against the Dragon in one scene, and then a Walther PPK in the other sequence of scenes.
To put to rest an age old theory, Ursula Andress DID have on a bathing suit when she was going through the decontaminator in Dr No's headquarters. You can see a photo of it in the Behind the Scenes section.
Originally, the producer's were going to use The novel Thunderball as the first Bond movie, but when Kevin Mclory sued over the right's of the novel, the producer's decided to go for Dr. No.
Ian Fleming originally wanted Roger Moore to play Bond in Dr. No after Cary Grant said he would only play Bond once.
David Niven was considered for the role of James Bond, a role that he would later play in the 1967 spoof, Casino Royale 1967
Strangways and Quarrel were first introduced in the book Live And Let Die.
When 007 enters Dr. No's dining room he stops to take a second look at a painting. The painting is Goya's picture of the Duke of Wellington, which was stolen in real life week or two before filming began.
Jack Lord, who played Felix Leiter, was more professional than the other Felixes in other Bond movies. The professionalism was also a part of Steve McGarrett in the Hawaii Five-O TV series, which was Lord's best portrayal of a charismatic character on screen.
In the first draft, Dr. No was a monkey. Felix Leiter does not appear in the book.
The incident mentioned when Bond first gets the
Walther PPK involving him being in a hospital for 6 months was based on
events at the end of the book
Form Russia With
Felix Leiter does not appear in the book.
The incident mentioned when Bond first gets the Walther PPK involving him being in a hospital for 6 months was based on events at the end of the book Form Russia With Love
Major Boothroyd... Peter Burton
Sylvia Trench... Eunice Gayson
Miss Taro ...Zena Marshall
Honey Ryder... Ursula Andress
Dr No ...Joseph Wiseman
Miss Moneypenny... Lois Maxwell
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