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Here’s to onscreen Bond, 50, shaken, not stirred

Here’s to onscreen Bond, 50, shaken, not stirred
James Bond is 50 - the hi-tech British master spy, whose exploits have enthralled fans across the globe for decades, celebrated his golden jubilee on the silver screen on Friday.

Bond, given the ‘licence to kill’ marked the day by 007 themed events in cinemas and film studios the world over. The movie franchise has become one of the most successful money spinners in the world raking in as much as five billion dollars in 22 Bond films.

James Bond hit the screen for the first time in now what has turned into a classic. Dr No on 5 October 1962 introducing himself to the audience world over with his customary three steps and a sudden turn to hit the bull’s eye with his pistol.

To mark the ‘Global Bond Day’ Grammy winner Adele released a clip of the theme song from the latest Bond film Skyfall, scheduled to premiere on 23 October in UK and 2 November in India.

The film will star the latest Bond Daniel Craig and the events world over splashed the 007 paraphernalia including his vodka martinis, his taste for fast cars and beautiful women.

London’s Pinewood studio displayed a collection of cars from Bond film stables including the iconic Aston Martins. An auction of his film memorabilia was held at the Christie’s.

In New York, the Museum of Modern Art unveiled an installation dedicated to his another blockbuster Goldfinger.

And in the worlds film capital Hollywood, the Academy of Motion Arts hosted an evening of memorable songs from the past 22 Bond films including Shirley Bassey’s immortal Diamonds Are Forever.

A new feature documentary titled Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 on the three men – Bond producers Albert R Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming, was also be unveiled.  


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