New Delhi: It’s been almost 50 years since British spy films James Bond’s Sean Connery first delivered those legendary words (Bond-James Bond), and later it’s 22 films spelled magic onscreen. Today Bond film series completed half century and it celebrating a 50th anniversary of fast cars, money and martini.

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Magic of James bond begins:

The James Bond film series is based on the fictional character of MI6 agent James Bond (code designation "007"), who originally appeared in a series of books by Ian Fleming. Earlier films were based on Fleming's novels and short stories, followed later by films with original storylines. It is one of the longest continually-running film series in history, having been in ongoing production from 1962 to the present (with a six-year hiatus between 1989 and 1995). The bond series firstly hit the screen with Doctor No in 5th October 1962 which featured Sean Connery and hence the Bond caravan begins.

007 films and their stars:

"Dr No," 1962, Sean Connery.

1.    "From Russia With Love," 1963, Sean Connery.

2.    "Goldfinger," 1964, Sean Connery.

3.    "Thunderball," 1965, Sean Connery.

4.    "You Only Live Twice," 1967, Sean Connery.

5.    "On Her Majesty's Secret Service," 1969, George Lazenby.

6.    "Diamonds Are Forever," 1971, Sean Connery.

7.    "Live and Let Die," 1973, Roger Moore.

8.    "The Man With the Golden Gun," 1974, Roger Moore.

9.    "The Spy Who Loved Me," 1977, Roger Moore.

10.    "Moonraker," 1979, Roger Moore.

11.    "For Your Eyes Only," 1981, Roger Moore.

12.    "Octopussy," 1983, Roger Moore.

13.    "A View to a Kill," 1985, Roger Moore.

14.    "The Living Daylights," 1987, Timothy Dalton.

15.    "Licence to Kill," 1989, Timothy Dalton.

16.    "GoldenEye," 1995, Pierce Brosnan.

17.    "Tomorrow Never Dies," 1997, Pierce Brosnan.

18.    "The World is Not Enough," 1999, Pierce Brosnan.

19.    "Die Another Day," 2002, Pierce Brosnan.

20.    "Casino Royale," 2006, Daniel Craig.

21.    "Quantum of Solace," 2008, Daniel Craig.

22.    "Skyfall," Fall 2012, Daniel Craig.

In addition to the 23 official Bond films produced by EON productions, there have been two other Bond adventures:

1.    "Casino Royale," 1967, a spoof starring David Niven.

2.     "Never Say Never Again," 1983, Sean Connery's return.

Where to see thses films:

All 22 official Bond films in release are now available in a boxed Blu-ray anniversary set, "Bond 50," from MGM and 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment. Also, the Museum of Modern Art in New York is screening each of the 22 films through October.

Both Sony and MGM declined to comment about their business dealings ahead of the 50th anniversary on Friday. But the curtain has yet to fall on the financial drama surrounding Bond.


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