The Iconic Opening Sequences in James Bond Films

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Apart from the outstanding performances by actors who have played the titular role of the British spy-film franchise “James Bond” and its action-packed scenes, much of the franchise’s status as an icon owes more than a ‘thank-you’ note to the cinematography and art direction, most especially the famous ‘gun barrel’ shot shown in the films’ opening sequences.

You’d have to thank the filmmakers and cinematographers for these works of art.

The ‘gun barrel’ shot conceived by Maurice Binder; taken from ‘On Her Majesty’s Secret Service’, 1969
‘The Spy Who Loved Me,’ 1977; ‘Licence to Kill,’ 1989; ‘Goldfinger,’ 1964; ‘The World is not Enough,’ 1999
‘Goldeneye,’ 1995
‘Thunderball,’ 1965; Octopussy,’ 1983.
‘Goldfinger’, 1964
‘You Only Live Twice,’ 1967; ‘For Your Eyes Only,’ 1981; ’Tomorrow Never Dies,’ 1997
‘Diamonds are Forever,’ 1971

Screenshots were sourced from Dangerous Minds.

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3 Comments

  1. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    omg that hand + face became a very hips double exposure today =p

  2. hervinsyah
    hervinsyah ·

    omg that hand + face became a very hips double exposure today =p

  3. pan_dre
    pan_dre ·

    @hervinsyah I made a note to myself as well ;)

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