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60 years since the famous secret agent James Bond first entered the world of cinema



Sean Connery was the first James Bond

60 years have passed since the premiere of the first film about the legendary James Bond. The movie Dr. Well, he experienced the first screening on October 5, 1962, and since then there have been as many as 27 films with the secret agent portrayed by several actors: from Sean Connery to Daniel Craig.

The 50th anniversary of the film’s premiere was immortalized by the British in a very grand manner, with a special spot that Agent 007 had at the opening of the Olympic Games in London with Queen Elizabeth II. The unusual campaign was also recalled recently, at the death of the queen.

This year’s celebration of the film’s 60th anniversary has been going on since September, when auction house Christie’s and EON Productions prepared a two-part Sixty Years of James Bond charity auction, offering 60 lots. Items for sale were from 25 films from the six-actor franchise, alongside Connery in six films and Craig in the final sequels, including George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan.

Among the vehicles on offer, one of the highlights was the silver Aston Martin DB5 stunt car, one of eight stunt replicas built by Aston Martin for the film. They fetched 3.2 million dollars for it. The auction also offered several five-day stays in the Fleming villa in Jamaica, where Ian Fleming wrote all 14 Bond books, writes Deadline.

In 2005, Sean Connery called the then new bearer of the character of secret agent 007, Daniel Craig, who has appeared in all the films to date, a worthy successor.

To mark the anniversary, the British Film Institute hosted talks with producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli over the weekend, offering a behind-the-scenes look at the stunts, among other things. It also featured Craig’s last three portrayals of Agent 007.

On the eve of the anniversary, Bond’s music will be played in the Royal Albert Hall on Tuesday. The Sound Of 007 concert, which will be led by Shirley Bassey, will be performed by the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra under the baton of five-time Bond composer David Arnold, writes Deadline. Along with beautiful women, fast cars and lots of action, music has been an important part of all the 007 movies.

The first Bond film began filming on January 16, 1962 in Jamaica. In the movie called Dr. Well, based on Fleming’s novel, viewers were introduced to the handsome and dangerous secret agent who, dressed in luxury clothes, drove an Aston Martin car, drank martinis and presented himself as “Bond, James Bond”.

The producers of the first 007 film, Harry Saltzman and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, made Dr. But recorded for a million US dollars. The then relatively unknown Scottish actor Sean Connery was the first to play Bond. At first, United Artists did not agree with the decision, in which they wanted Cary Grant to play the role.

Source: Rtvslo

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