The 50 Most Beautiful Shots of the James Bond Franchise

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The title’s Bond. Bondathon. With twenty-four official James Bond movies to beat earlier than No Time To Die hits theaters, Bond fan Anna Swanson and Bond beginner Meg Shields are diving deep on 007. Martinis shaken and beluga caviar in hand, the Double Take duo are making their approach by the Bond corpus by period, so grasp up your hats and listen. This entry explores the most effective photographs of the James Bond franchise.


For those who sit down and watch all twenty-four James Bond movies, patterns invariably emerge. And we’re not simply speaking about enduring cocktail preferences or the odd recurring aspect character. Reasonably, whenever you take a look at the visible language of all of the Bond movies, you’ll see constant traits: a desire for shadows, a love of an extended take, and an simple sense of cool. That’s exactly what makes Bond movies so particular: they’ve managed to evolve over almost sixty years whereas nonetheless retaining what makes Bond, Bond.

Within the Sean Connery period, the vibe could be very a lot that of an establishment. Administrators, title designers, and cinematographers loved as a lot of a “tenure” as any of the 007 actors. Ted Moore shot a complete of six Bond movies and shares his seventh credit score with Oswald Morris. A South African and a Royal Air Power veteran, Moore outlined the calm, collected lens of Bond’s world. From intense static mediums to kinetic pans, Moore kicked the franchise off with a distinctly skilled really feel.

So far, the one cinematographer who can rival Moore’s run is Alan Hume, who shot three entries within the Roger Moore period (and is finest recognized for capturing Return of the Jedi). After Hume comes longtime Bond digicam operator Alec Mills, who carried out DP duties on each of the Timothy Dalton movies.

Whereas it was much less frequent, there have been one-off cinematographers earlier than the Pierce Brosnan period. One of many few good issues you may say about You Solely Dwell Twice is that it’s shot by Lawrence of Arabia‘s DP, Freddie Younger. The colourful and cruel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service was shot by Hammer Home of Horror veteran Michael Reed. Barbarella‘s Claude Renoir shot The Spy Who Cherished Me. And The Day of the Jackal‘s Jean Tournier is the person behind Moonraker.

The brand new millennium noticed a gentle stream of ever-changing expertise. The Brosnan period welcomed the likes of Adrian Biddle (of Aliens status), David Tattersall (who shot The Inexperienced Mile), and veteran Paul Thomas Anderson cinematographer Robert Elswit. Phil Meheux launched followers to a post-Chilly Conflict Bond with GoldenEye, and he was referred to as again to ring in one more period with On line casino Royale.

In the end, the Daniel Craig period has benefitted from some top-shelf expertise, from Roberto Schaefer to repeat Christopher Nolan collaborator Hoyte Van Hoytema, to the best working cinematographer himself: Roger Deakins. With Linus Sandgren (La La Land, First Man) behind the lens of the upcoming No Time To Die, the visible energy of the Craig period could very effectively show uncontested.

This is likely one of the most iconic franchises in cinema historical past. And visuals make an icon. So let’s get into it: listed below are our favourite fifty photographs from the Bond movies.


Dr. No (1962)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Terence Younger



Dr. No (1962)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Terence Younger


Dr No James Bond Shots

Dr. No (1962)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Terence Younger


Dr No James Bond Shots

From Russia With Love (1963)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Terence Younger


From Russia With Love James Bond Shots

From Russia With Love (1963)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Terence Younger


From Russia With Love

Goldfinger (1964)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Man Hamilton


Goldfinger James Bond Shots

Goldfinger (1964)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Man Hamilton


Goldfinger James Bond Shots

Thunderball (1965)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Terence Younger


Thunderball James Bond Shots

You Solely Dwell Twice (1967)

Cinematography by Freddie Younger
Directed by Lewis Gilbert


You Only Live Twice James Bond Shots

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Cinematography by Michael Reed
Directed by Peter R. Hunt


On Her Majestys Secret Service

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Cinematography by Michael Reed
Directed by Peter R. Hunt


On Her Majestys Ssecet Service

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Cinematography by Michael Reed
Directed by Peter R. Hunt


On Her Majestys Secret Service James Bond Shots

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

Cinematography by Michael Reed
Directed by Peter R. Hunt


On Her Majestys Secret Service

Diamonds Are Eternally (1971)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Man Hamilton


Diamonds Are Forever James Bond Shots

Dwell and Let Die (1973)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Man Hamilton


Live And Let Die

Dwell and Let Die (1973)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Man Hamilton


Live And Let Die James Bond Shots

Dwell and Let Die (1973)

Cinematography by Ted Moore
Directed by Man Hamilton


Live And Let Die James Bond Shots

The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)

Cinematography by Ted Moore and Oswald Morris
Directed by Man Hamilton


The Man With The Golen Gun James Bon Shots

The Man With the Golden Gun (1974)

Cinematography by Ted Moore and Oswald Morris
Directed by Man Hamilton


The Man With The Golden Gun

The Spy Who Cherished Me (1977)

Cinematography by Claude Renoir
Directed by Lewis Gilbert


The Spy Who Loved Me James Bond Shots

The Spy Who Cherished Me (1977)

Cinematography by Claude Renoir
Directed by Lewis Gilbert


The Spy Whomst Loved Me James Bond

Moonraker (1979)

Cinematography by Jean Tournier
Directed by Lewis Gilbert


Moonraker

Moonraker (1979)

Cinematography by Jean Tournier
Directed by Lewis Gilbert


Moonraker James Bond Shots

Moonraker (1979)

Cinematography by Jean Tournier
Directed by Lewis Gilbert


Moonraker

For Your Eyes Solely (1981)

Cinematography by Alan Hume
Directed by John Glen


For Your Eyes Only James Bond Shots

Octopussy (1983)

Cinematography by Alan Hume
Directed by John Glen


Octopussy

Octopussy (1983)

Cinematography by Alan Hume
Directed by John Glen


Octopussy

Octopussy (1983)

Cinematography by Alan Hume
Directed by John Glen


Octopussy James Bond Shots

A View to a Kill (1985)

Cinematography by Alan Hume
Directed by John Glen


A View To A Kill James Bond Shots

The Dwelling Daylights (1987)

Cinematography by Alec Mills
Directed by John Glen


The Living Daylights James Bond Shots

The Dwelling Daylights (1987)

Cinematography by Alec Mills
Directed by John Glen


The Living Daylights

License to Kill (1989)

Cinematography by Alec Mills
Directed by John Glen


Licence To Kill

License to Kill (1989)

Cinematography by Alec Mills
Directed by John Glen


Licence To Kill James Bond Shots

License to Kill (1989)

Cinematography by Alec Mills
Directed by John Glen


Licence

GoldenEye (1995)

Cinematography by Phil Meheux
Directed by Martin Campbell


Goldeneye James Bond Shots

GoldenEye (1995)

Cinematography by Phil Meheux
Directed by Martin Campbell


Goldeneye James Bond Shots

GoldenEye (1995)

Cinematography by Phil Meheux
Directed by Martin Campbell


Goldeneye

Tomorrow By no means Dies (1997)

Cinematography by Robert Elswit
Directed by Roger Spottiswoode


Tomorrow Never Dies James Bond Shots

The World Is Not Sufficient (1999)

Cinematography by Adrian Biddle
Directed by Michael Apted


The World Is Not Enough

The World Is Not Sufficient (1999)

Cinematography by Adrian Biddle
Directed by Michael Apted


The World Is Not Enough James Bond Shots

Die One other Day (2002)

Cinematography by David Tattersall
Directed by Lee Tamahori


Die Another Day

Die One other Day (2002)

Cinematography by David Tattersall
Directed by Lee Tamahori


Die Another Day

On line casino Royale (2006)

Cinematography by Phil Meheux
Directed by Martin Campbell


Casino Royale James Bond Shots

On line casino Royale (2006)

Cinematography by Phil Meheux
Directed by Martin Campbell


Casino Royale James Bond Shots

On line casino Royale (2006)

Cinematography by Phil Meheux
Directed by Martin Campbell


Casino

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer
Directed by Marc Forster


Quantum

Quantum of Solace (2008)

Cinematography by Roberto Schaefer
Directed by Marc Forster


Quantum Of Solace James Bond Shots

Skyfall (2012)

Cinematography by Roger Deakins
Directed by Sam Mendes


Skyfall James Bond Shots

Skyfall (2012)

Cinematography by Roger Deakins
Directed by Sam Mendes


Skyfall James Bond Shots

Skyfall (2012)

Cinematography by Roger Deakins
Directed by Sam Mendes


Skyfall James Bond Shots

Spectre (2015)

Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema
Directed by Sam Mendes


Spectre James Bond Shots

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