The Bond Project

Bond 50Celebrating Bond, his enemies, and the ladies inhabiting his world. 

Welcome to the home page of The Bond Movie Project. It all began when Boo and I found a great deal on the 50th Anniversary DVD set with all of the Bond movies. We both only had casual knowledge of the series, so we thought it would be fun to work our way through them chronologically. And I thought it would be fun to review each of them as we watch, with some running commentary on a few of the different categories for each movie. Bond Girls, villains, henchmen, gadgets, theme songs, and more. I also rank the best and worst of the series and read all the original Ian Fleming books for your review. What can I say? I like to be thorough.

The Movies

Here are links to each post in chronological order of theatrical release. The initials of the actor playing 007 are noted and color coded for easy reference:

  1. Dr. No (1962): SC
  2. From Russia With Love (1963): SC
  3. Goldfinger (1964): SC
  4. Thunderball (1965): SC
  5. You Only Live Twice (1967): SC
  6. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969): GL
  7. Diamonds Are Forever (1971): SC
  8. Live and Let Die (1973): RM
  9. The Man With the Golden Gun (1974): RM
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977): RM
  11. Moonraker (1979): RM
  12. For Your Eyes Only (1981): RM
  13. Octopussy (1983): RM
  14. A View to a Kill (1985): RM
  15. The Living Daylights (1987): TD
  16. License to Kill (1989): TD
  17. Goldeneye (1995): PB
  18. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997): PB
  19. The World is Not Enough (1999): PB
  20. Die Another Day (2002): PB
  21. Casino Royale (2006): DC
  22. Quantum of Solace (2008): DC
  23. Skyfall (2012): DC
  24. Spectre (2015): DC

And the unofficial James Bond adventure: Never Say Never Again (1983): SC

Best and Worst of the Bond Movies

Want to know the best and worst the Bond series has to offer? Here are some best and worst lists to peruse. Disagree? Let me know what your favorites and most-hated are.

Every Bond Movie Ranked

Every Bond Girl Ranked

Every Bond Villain Ranked

Every Bond Theme Song Ranked

Every Bond Henchmen Ranked

The Books

Here are reviews of Ian Fleming’s James Bond books in order of publication:

  1. Casino Royale (1953)
  2. Live and Let Die (1954)
  3. Moonraker (1955)
  4. Diamonds Are Forever (1956)
  5. From Russia, With Love (1957)
  6. Doctor No (1958)
  7. Goldfinger (1959)
  8. For Your Eyes Only (1960)
  9. Thunderball (1961)
  10. The Spy Who Loved Me (1962)
  11. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1963)
  12. You Only Live Twice (1964)
  13. The Man With the Golden Gun (1965)
  14. Octopussy & The Living Daylights (1966)

Comparing the Books and Movies

Want to know the differences between the source books and the film adaptations–or just which one is better? Here are handy comparisons in order of the original book’s publication.

  1. Casino Royale Book vs. Movie
  2. Live and Let Die Book vs. Movie
  3. Moonraker Book vs. Movie
  4. Diamonds Are Forever Book vs. Movie
  5. From Russia With Love Book vs. Movie
  6. Doctor No Book vs. Movie
  7. Goldfinger Book vs. Movie
  8. For Your Eyes Only Book vs. Movie
  9. From a View to a Kill Book vs. Movie
  10. Quantum of Solace Book vs. Movie
  11. Thunderball Book vs. Movie
  12. The Spy Who Loved Me Book vs. Movie
  13. On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Book vs. Movie
  14. You Only Live Twice Book vs. Movie
  15. The Man With the Golden Gun Book vs. Movie
  16. Octopussy Book vs. Movie
  17. The Living Daylights Book vs. Movie

At this time there are four Ian Fleming short stories that have not been adapted into movies: “Risico,” “The Hildebrand Rarity,” “The Property of a Lady,” and “007 in New York.”

Bond Gun Barrel

One thought on “The Bond Project

  1. What a wonderful endeavour this is! Thank god someone else appreciates OHMSS as much as what I do. Your commentary on Grace Jones is a masterpiece! Best wishes, B


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