November 17, 2002 |
For 40 years, the suave British secret agent has been a cultural icon, ever since Sean Connery first burst on the screen like a sexual panther in "Dr. No" and identified himself as "Bond, James Bond." With his license to kill, dry martinis and easy way with women and gadgets, 007 has epitomized an ultimate male fantasy, transcending novelist Ian Fleming's Cold War superspy.
July 9, 1989 |
"Seventeen-eighteen years old, I was a fan of Lindbergh," says Cubby Broccoli, the producer of 16 James Bond pictures, the most popular film series of all time. The one-time teen-aged truck farmer sips the morning coffee his butler poured for him under blue skies in the interior courtyard of his townhouse just off Fifth Avenue. "I read Lindbergh's gonna try to fly the Atlantic--all alone. The Lone Eagle.
June 17, 1986 |
"Never Too Young to Die" (citywide) is more cinematic slumgullion--another reeking Mulligan's stew of a movie into which the film makers have tossed everything within reach, trying frantically to bring it to a high boil. You want James Bond? You want high-tech teens? You want gymnastics? You want drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll? You want car chases and chopper wrecks? You want vanity in a bikini? (And out of it?) You want explosions, one-against-a-hundred bazooka battles, and chases in the sewers?
November 12, 1995 |
Eight James Bond films are being re-released Tuesday by MGM/UA Home Video in conjunction with the theatrical premiere of the latest Agent 007 espionage thriller "GoldenEye." The videos in "The James Bond 007 Collection," priced at $15 each, include "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice" and "Diamonds Are Forever." All six starred Sean Connery.
August 3, 2012 |
Matt Damon didn't want to make another Jason Bourne movie, and neither did director Paul Greengrass. When your leading man and star filmmaker have departed one of your most profitable series, the alternatives aren't great. But in today's Hollywood, those options do not include throwing in the towel. Opening Friday, "The Bourne Legacy"is Universal Pictures' audacious answer to its spy series quandary. Rather than ditch Damon for another actor - the case when Harrison Ford replaced Alec Baldwin in the Tom Clancy movies or repeatedly with James Bond - the studio decided to create a parallel plot with a new actor, "The Hurt Locker's" Jeremy Renner, and added a fresh director, "Michael Clayton's" Tony Gilroy.