Classic Film Review: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, 1969 Directed by: Peter R. Hunt James Bond: George Lazenby Also Starring: Diana Rigg, Telly Savalas, Bernard Lee, Gabriele Ferzetti, Ilse Steppat   What happens after you’ve made five financially successful James Bond films and then your star announces his decision to quit? Follow the Doctor Who logic and replaceContinue reading “Classic Film Review: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)”

Classic Film Review: You Only Live Twice (1967)

You Only Live Twice, 1967 Directed by: Lewis Gilbert James Bond: Sean Connery Also Starring: Donald Pleasence   You only live twice, James, but you deserve to die about seven times. Playing off the real life tension post-Cold War between America and Russia, and the race to master space travel (with America landing on theContinue reading “Classic Film Review: You Only Live Twice (1967)”

Classic Film Review: Thunderball (1965)

Thunderball, 1965 Directed by: Terence Young James Bond: Sean Connery Also Starring: Claudine Auger, Adolfo Celi, Luciana Paluzzi, Rik Van Nutter   In James Bond’s (Sean Connery) fourth adventure he is assigned to prevent SPECTRE from setting off two NATO atomic bombs on an unspecified major city in either the United Kingdom or the UnitedContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Thunderball (1965)”

Classic Film Review: Goldfinger (1964)

Goldfinger, 1964 Directed by: Guy Hamilton James Bond: Sean Connery Also Starring: Honor Blackman, Gert Frobe   With each passing James Bond film an extra part is added which shapes the direction of the James Bond films; with Goldfinger that was the mention of James Bond’s drink preference: ‘Shaken, not stirred.’ In Goldfinger James BondContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Goldfinger (1964)”

Classic Film Review: From Russia with Love (1962)

From Russia with Love, 1963 Directed by: Terence Young James Bond: Sean Connery Also Starring: Pedro Armendariz, Lotte Lenya, Robert Shaw, Bernard Lee, Daniela Bianchi   Dr. No was so successful that they greenlit a sequel in the form of From Russia with Love, with James Bond (Sean Connery) tasked with retrieving a Lektor cryptographicContinue reading “Classic Film Review: From Russia with Love (1962)”

Classic Film Review: Dr. No (1962)

Dr. No, 1962 Directed by: Terence Young James Bond: Sean Connery Also Starring: Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, Jack Lord   Where it all began: Sean Connery as James Bond in Dr. No. James Bond is sent to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of another British agent, which ultimately leads him to the underground base ofContinue reading “Classic Film Review: Dr. No (1962)”