Here's a feature-length video supercut celebrating the 007 films called 50 Years of James Bond: The Movie. It features five minutes of all 22 Bond movies and places them in consecutive order to show the evolution of the incredibly badass spy franchise. Here's an explanation from the YouTube page that explains the video and how it was edited together, read it before you watch.
Approximately five minutes from each of the 22 Eon produced James Bond films have been cut together, in order and in sequence, beginning with the first five minutes of DR. NO (1962) followed by minutes 5-10 of FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963), minutes 10-15 of GOLDFINGER (1964), minutes 15-20 of THUNDERBALL (1965), continuing on through each of the remaining 18 Bond features (accounting for variables in each title's running time) culminating with the final five minutes of 2008's QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
This fresh look at the "James Bond Formula" provides a new exploration of the evolution of the series into a filmmaking genre uniquely it's own. With few exceptions, each title's transition into the picture that follows it is nearly seamless, creating a viewing experience that at first might serve to reminds us "if you've seen one Bond film, you've seen them all," but looking more closely it is in fact an endearing homage to a character who single-handedly shaped modern cinema's action/adventure formula and who continues to leave an indelible mark on generations worldwide.
It's definitely a cool and interesting way to watch the franchise evolve. I thought this would be a fun post since Skyfall is set to be released this weekend, and I can't wait to see it!
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