"This is a mission, not a fancy-dress ball."
After 1985's A View to a Kill, the search was on for an actor to replace Roger Moore as James Bond, and both Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan were up for the part. As it turned out, both would eventually play 007, but Dalton took over first when Brosnan wasn't able to leave his contract for the TV show Remington Steele.
Based on a short story by Ian Fleming, The Living Daylights was the first of two Bond movies featuring Dalton, and the most well-reviewed of the two. The Living Daylights finds Bond assigned to aid a Soviet defector (Jeroen Krabbe), and turns to his cellist girlfriend (Maryam D'Abo) after he is abducted again. The movie not only returned to franchise to financial success, but brought Bond back behind the wheel of an Aston Martin, the signature vehicle which was lost in the Moore era.
The Living Daylights debuts tonight at 8pm ET/5pm PT on ReelzChannel. Catch classic Bond flicks on Reelz all month long.the living daylights
007 Movies All February watch another clip >> Posted 02.19.13 by Ryan
In the beginning, James Bond started out as a super suave British spy with brains, charm, and a knack for finding creative ways to get out of a tight spot. Over time the character has evolved (and sometimes devolved) and on occasion the over-the-top silliness of the movies can undercut 007's daring and wit.
With Skyfall being released on DVD and Blu-ray this week and Reelz airing Bond movies all month long, we thought now would be a great time to chart 007’s camp factor through the ages. We’ve picked one Bond flick from every decade to represent that era’s Bond to see how the different Bonds stack up cheese-wise. embrace the camp
007 Movies All February Check Out Our Bar Graph >> Posted 02.11.13 by Mandy
"Just a drink. A martini, shaken, not stirred."
This is a big year for James Bond. Ian Fleming's iconic British spy celebrated 50 years as a motion picture hero on Oct. 5th, the golden anniversary of the debut of Dr. No in theaters, and the 23rd James Bond movie, Skyfall, will premiere in just one week in the U.K. (we Yanks have to wait until Nov. 9th). If you're a movie buff, chances are you've seen your fair share of James Bond movies over the years and you likely have your preference of Bond actors, whether Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or the latest, Daniel Craig. But, just as 007 is superior to the other 00s in the service of Her Majesty, not all James Bond movies are created equal. Put on your tux, down a martini and help us sort through 50 years of James Bond movies to select the best of the best.
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Posted 10.20.12 by BrentJS