The James Bond series focuses on a fictional British Secret Service agent created in 1953 writer Ian Fleming. This culminated in twelve novels and two short stories. Other authors have written authorized James Bond novels since Fleming’s demise.
The character has also been adapted for film, radio and video games. The films are the highest continually running film series of all time.
The central story tells of the character, James Bond, an intelligence officer in the Secret Intelligence Service, with code number 007.
The author, Ian Flemming served in the Naval Intelligence Division, he based the Bond story on several individuals he across during his time in the Naval Intelligence Division and 30 Assault Unit during the Second World War. In his words, “James Bond is a compound of all the secret agents and commando types I met during the war.
Casino Royals was the first James Bond novel written by Flemming in 1953. In 1954, it was adapted into a one-hour television adventure.
Moonraker was adapted for broadcast on South Africa radio, with Bob Holiness providing the voice of James Bond. Later on, the BBC adapted five of the Fleming novels for broadcast.
The Daily Express approached Ian Flemming in 1957 to adapt his stories into comic strips. Several comic book adaptations of the Bond movies have been published through the years.
The first movie adaptation if the bond story, Dr.No came about in 1962, featuring Sean Connery as James Bond 007. The James Bond theme song was written by Monty Norman and was first orchestrated by the John Barry Orchestral for the 1962’s Dr.No.
The first bond video game was developed and published by the Parker brothers in 1983. Since then, several numerous video games have been made either based on films or original storylines.
JAMES BOND MOVIES IN RELEASE ORDER
The James Bond movies have no definitive timeline, the stories over time tend to be contradictory, though some seeming continuity runs through some of the movies.
Is it possible to watch the bond movies in chronological order? This could help, it could be watched in this way:
- No (1962)
- From Russian with Love (1963)
- Goldfinger (1964)
- Thunderball (1965)
- Casino Royale (1967)
- You only live twice (1967)
- On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969)
- Live and let die (1973)
- The man with the Golden Gun (1974)
- The Spy who loved me (1977)
- Moonraker (1979)
- For your eyes only (1981)
- Octopussy (1983)
- Never say Never again (1983)
- A view to kill (1985)
- The Living Daylights (MOVIES
- License to Kill (1989)
- Golden Eye (1995)
- Tomorrow never dies (1997)
- The world is not Enough (1999)
- Die Another Day (2002)
- Casino Royale (2006)
- Quantum of Solace (2008)
- Skyfall (2012)
- Spectre (2015) and soon to be released ‘No time to die (2020’