Articles published in August 2013:Aug 4
Bond Pretitle Sequences: The Man with the Golden Gun
Simon Pitt | Sunday 4th August 2013
I'm still watching the beginning of each Bond film. Today is The Man with the Golden Gun, another film with gold in the title. A little person called Nick Nack, a man with a supernumerary nipple (they're more common than you might expect) and a waxwork of Roger Moore.
Bond Pretitle Sequences: Live and Let Die
Simon Pitt | Wednesday 7th August 2013
I'm watching all of the Bond pre-title sequences. Finally, I've got through the Roger Moore years, and arrived at the start, the shocking moment, the first gun barrel sequence where Bond doesn't wear a hat.
Bond Pretitle Sequences: Diamonds Are Forever
Simon Pitt | Saturday 10th August 2013
Finally, after the silly Moore years, the suave Brosnan years, the brutish Craig period, and the lumpy Dalton films, Connery, the real Bond, walks into the gun barrel. I've been watching the pre-credit teasers of each Bond film, working backwards from Skyfall. Today is the last Connery film: Diamonds are Forever
Bond Pretitle Sequences: On Her Majesty's Secret Service
Simon Pitt | Tuesday 13th August 2013
I have got up to On Her Majesty's Secret Service, in my quest to watch the opening sequence to every Bond film. Today, the one with the guy who was only Bond once, as someone at work called it.
Bond Pretitle Sequences: You Only Live Twice
Simon Pitt | Friday 16th August 2013
I'm watching the beginning of every Bond film, up to the credits. Today is You Only Live Twice. Connery is in Japan. A lot. And there's a volcano that opens up.
Bond Pretitle Sequences: Thunderball
Simon Pitt | Tuesday 20th August 2013
I'm watching every Bond pre-credit sequence. Today Thunderball. And he strikes... like Thunderball. Whatever that means. And whoever "he" is. Bond hits a woman, his car breaks down and he delivers some flowers. It's an action packed thrill ride.
Bond Pretitle Sequences: Goldfinger
Simon Pitt | Friday 23rd August 2013
Goldfinger contains, in many ways, the original Bond pre-title sequence. It has it all. A big explosion. A cavalier pun in response to the death of a fellow human being and a belly dancer. Oh and a seagull.
Bond Pretitle Sequences: From Russia With Love
Simon Pitt | Sunday 25th August 2013
Sean Connery is back as Bond. After the success of Dr No, Bond returned. And this time, there was a pre-title sequence. An exciting, action-packed mini-film that sees the death of Bond. Should cinema-goers demand their money back? Is the rest of the film just M wondering what to put in Bond's obituary?