Bond, James Bond. Perhaps the greatest fictional cinema icon ever. He first appeared on the big screen in 1962 in Dr. No, and has remained the most powerful action hero ever since. The secret to his success is his adaptability. No matter what tight spot he finds himself, he always appeas to be suave, sophisticated and cool. As a spy Bond is constantly reinventing himself, and on the big screen he has done this five times, as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. The documentary looks at the different characterizations each actor has brought to the role to discover the elements that make up Bond. It also traces the character back to its origin, the Bond novels by Ian Fleming, whose creation was semi-autobiographical. From the gadgets to the girls, The James Bond Story also features interviews with Q (the late Desmond Llewelyn), Maud Adams, Jane Seymour, Terrence Young (Director), Cubby Broccoli (Producer), Ian Fleming and more, along with extensive film clips from Dr. No to The World is Not Enough. This action-packed documentary presents and in-depth look at the quintessential spy who has a license to kill.

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The James Bond Story (1999)

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Bond, James Bond. Perhaps the greatest fictional cinema icon ever. He first appeared on the big screen in 1962 in Dr. No, and has remained the most powerful action hero ever since. The secret to his success is his adaptability. No matter what tight spot he finds himself, he always appeas to be suave, sophisticated and cool. As a spy Bond is constantly reinventing himself, and on the big screen he has done this five times, as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, George Lazenby, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan. The documentary looks at the different characterizations each actor has brought to the role to discover the elements that make up Bond. It also traces the character back to its origin, the Bond novels by Ian Fleming, whose creation was semi-autobiographical. From the gadgets to the girls, The James Bond Story also features interviews with Q (the late Desmond Llewelyn), Maud Adams, Jane Seymour, Terrence Young (Director), Cubby Broccoli (Producer), Ian Fleming and more, along with extensive film clips from Dr. No to The World is Not Enough. This action-packed documentary presents and in-depth look at the quintessential spy who has a license to kill.

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Cast
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Sean Connery

Himself
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Michael G. Wilson

Himself
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Roger Moore

Himself
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George Lazenby

Himself
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Tom Mankiewicz

Himself
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Pierce Brosnan

Himself
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Terence Young

Himself
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John Glen

Himself
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Desmond Llewelyn

Himself/Q
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J. Charles Swaby

Himself
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Jane Seymour

Herself
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Maud Adams

Herself
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Noel Coward

Himself (archive footage)
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Sir Norman Denning

Himself in Newspaper Clipping (archive footage) (as Admiral Sir Norman Denning)
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Andrew Lycett

Himself - Fleming Biographer
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Lewis Gilbert

Himself
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Michael Apted

Himself
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Timothy Dalton

Himself (interview from 1987)
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Miranda Richardson

Narrator (voice)
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Mariella Frostrup

Herself (as Mariella Frostup)
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Eunice Gayson

Herself (archive footage)
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Bernard Lee

Himself (archive footage)
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Richard Loo

Himself (archive footage)
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Masiela Lusha

Mary Lou
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Claudine Auger

Domino Derval (uncredited)
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Barbara Bach

Major Anya Amasova (uncredited)
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Honor Blackman

Pussy Galore (uncredited)
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Samantha Bond

Miss Moneypenny (uncredited)
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Albert R. Broccoli

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Robert Carlyle

Renard (uncredited)
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Lois Chiles

Dr. Holly Goodhead (uncredited)
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Maryam d'Abo

Kara Milovy (uncredited)
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Robert Davi

Franz Sanchez (uncredited)
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Ian Fleming

Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
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Gert Fröbe

Auric Goldfinger (uncredited)
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Famke Janssen

Onatopp (uncredited)
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Michael Lonsdale

Hugo Drax (uncredited)
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Diana Rigg

Tracy (uncredited)
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Telly Savalas

Ernst Stavro Blofeld (uncredited)
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Jill St. John

Tiffany Case (uncredited)
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Joseph Wiseman

Dr. No (uncredited)
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Lana Wood

Plenty O'Toole (archive footage) (uncredited)
Crew
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Chris Hunt

Director
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The James Bond Story

(DVD)

4/25/2000

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