No Time To Die (2021)

CARY JOJI FUKUNAGA Bil’s rating (out of 5): BBBBB United Kingdom/USA, 2021. Eon Productions, B25, Cinesite. Story by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Cary Joji Fukunaga, Phoebe Waller-Bridge, based on characters created by Ian Fleming. Cinematography by Linus Sandgren. Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson. Music…

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Spectre (2015)

SAM MENDES Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.5.  United Kingdom/USA, 2015.  B24, Columbia Pictures, Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer.  Story by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Screenplay by John Logan, Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Jez Butterworth, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Hoyte Van Hoytema.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by Thomas Newman. Production Design by…

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Thunderball (1965)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.  United Kingdom, 1965.  Eon Productions.  Original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming, original Screenplay by Jack Whittingham, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, John Hopkins.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Kevin McClory.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Anthony Mendleson.  Film Editing by Ernest Hosler.   James Bond is on the scene once…

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From Russia With Love (1963)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1963.  Eon Productions.  Adaptation by Johanna Harwood, Screenplay by Richard Maibaum,based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Jocelyn Rickards.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   James Bond’s adventures continue, just as fast and…

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Dr. No (1962)

TERENCE YOUNG Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom, 1962.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, Berkely Mather, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by Monty Norman.  Production Design by Ken Adam.  Costume Design by Tessa Prendergast.  Film Editing by Peter R. Hunt.   The cinema’s longest running franchise got itself off…

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Die Another Day (2002)

LEE TAMAHORI Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBB.   United Kingdom/USA, 2002.  Eon Productions, Danjaq, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by David Tattersall.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Peter Lamont.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Andrew MacRitchie, Christian Wagner.   Ridiculously loud Bond…

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Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

ROGER SPOTTISWOODE Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBBB.  United Kingdom/USA, 1997.  Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, United Artists.  Screenplay by Bruce Feirstein, based on characters created by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Robert Elswit.  Produced by Barbara Broccoli, Michael G. Wilson.  Music by David Arnold.  Production Design by Allan Cameron.  Costume Design by Lindy Hemming.  Film Editing by Michel Arcand, Dominique Fortin.   The second Bond installment to feature the dapper…

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Get Your Stuff (2000)

MAX MITCHELL Bil’s rating (out of 5):   B.  USA, 2000.  Revision Studios, Wey-Man Productions, Peoples Productions.  Screenplay by Max Mitchell.  Cinematography by Jeff Orsa.  Produced by Jasper Cole, Max Mitchell, Carl Peoples.  Music by Barry Coffing.  Production Design by Robert L. Smith.  Costume Design by Rochelle Best.  Film Editing by Christopher Koefoed.   A junkie’s two sons are taken into custody by Children’s…

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Never Say Never Again (1983)

IRVIN KERSHNER Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom/USA/West Germany, 1983.   TaliaFilm II Productions, Woodcote, Producers Sales Organization.   Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr., based on an original story by Kevin McClory, Jack Whittingham, Ian Fleming.   Cinematography by Douglas Slocombe.   Produced by Jack Schwartzman.   Music by Michel Legrand.   Production Design by Stephen B. Grimes, Philip Harrison. …

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)

PETER R. HUNT Bil’s rating (out of 5):  BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1969.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, additional dialogue by Simon Raven, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.Cinematography by Michael Reed.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Marjory Cornelius.  Film Editing by John Glen.   Excellent Bond adventure stars…

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The Man With The Golden Gun (1974)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BB.5.  United Kingdom, 1974.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore, Oswald Morris.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by John Barry.  Production Design by Peter Murton.  Costume Design by Elsa Fennell.  Film Editing by Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Should go…

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Live And Let Die (1973)

GUY HAMILTON Bil’s rating (out of 5):   BBBB.  United Kingdom, 1973.  Eon Productions.  Screenplay by Tom Mankiewicz, based on the novel by Ian Fleming.  Cinematography by Ted Moore.  Produced by Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman.  Music by George Martin.  Production Design by Syd Cain.  Costume Design by Julie Harris.  Film Editing by Bert Bates, Raymond Poulton, John Shirley.   Roger Moore makes his…

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