James Bond's 50th Anniversary Celebrated In Video Tribute
For half a century, James Bond has acted on behalf of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, spanning 22 feature films (with another on the way). There have been numerous celebrations held in honor of Bond’s 50th anniversary, from a box set of Blu-rays to a documentary about the character’s illustrious history. Do you think you have room for one more tribute to 007 and his remarkable missions? If so, this one’s worth a look.
Titled “We Have All the Time in the World,” the reel was edited by Nick Bosworth of the JoBlo network. It starts with a vintage interview with author Ian Fleming, then takes a montage sprint through some of the most iconic imagery from the Bond series. Daniel Craig receives the honor of delivering the signature introduction line first: “The name’s Bond. James Bond.” But the rest of the spies get equal face time, from Sean Connery to Roger Moore and Timothy Dalton.
The deftly edited piece showcases classic Bond one-liners, pairing them with some of the series’ most explosive action sequences. If you were looking for a tight package that sums up virtually everything fans have come to love about 007, it’s hard to get much better than this. “Always have an escape plan” might be the best part of this video montage. It’s thrilling.
And yet, the clip’s almost already out of date because Bond lives on. Sam Mendes’ Skyfall already is contributing memorable imagery to the Bond legacy. As I’ve mentioned, the cufflink-on-a-train shot might be the coolest Bond shot I’ve ever seen in a Bond film. And Craig probably has two more Bond films in his tank … at least. But this clip shows why we continue to care about Bond after 50 years. Enjoy.
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