The drama film Alaska Passage, directed by Edward Bernds and starring Bill Williams and Naura Hayden, was released in 1959. It was the first picture by Associated Producers Inc to be released in theaters.
Terence Young directed the 1962 spy film Dr. No. It is based on Ian Fleming’s 1958 book of the same name. It is the first film in the James Bond series, starring Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman, and Jack Lord, and was adapted by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood, and Berkely Mather. The film was produced by Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli, who worked together until 1975.
In the film, James Bond is dispatched to Jamaica to look into the disappearance of another British agent. The trail takes him to Dr. No’s subterranean stronghold, where he plans to use a radio beam weapon to interrupt an early American space launch from Cape Canaveral. Despite being the first Bond novel to be adapted into a film, Dr. No was not the first of Fleming’s novels. The character had his début in Casino Royale, but the film includes a few nods to threads from prior books. This film also refers to later books in the series, notably as the criminal organization SPECTRE, which was established in the 1961 novel Thunderball.
The The Boy in the Plastic Bubble is a 1976 American made-for-television drama film based on the lives of David Vetter and Ted DeVita, who both suffered from immunological deficiencies. John Travolta, Glynis O’Connor, Diana Hyland, Robert Reed, Ralph Bellamy, and P.J. Soles star. It was written by Douglas Day Stewart, produced by Aaron Spelling and Leonard Goldberg (who also produced Starsky and Hutch and Charlie’s Angels at the time), and directed by Randal Kleiser, who would later work with Travolta again in the 1978 successful musical film adaptation of Grease. Mark Snow wrote the original music score. Paul Williams wrote and performed the theme tune “What Would They Say?” William Howard Taft High School was used for filming.
The movie first aired November 12, 1976 on ABC.
GoldenEye is a 1995 spy film, the seventeenth in the James Bond series produced by Eon Productions, and the first to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond. It was directed by Martin Campbell and is the first in the series not to utilize any story elements from the works of novelist Ian Fleming. This is also the first James Bond film not produced by Albert R. Broccoli, following his stepping down from Eon Productions and replacement by his daughter, Barbara Broccoli (along with Michael G. Wilson, although Albert was still involved in the film as consultant producer, which being his final involvement on James Bond film and also during his career, before his death in 1996). The story was conceived and written by Michael France, with later collaboration by other writers. In the film, Bond fights to prevent a rogue ex-MI6 agent (Sean Bean) from using a satellite weapon against London to cause a global financial meltdown.
|Dr. No||1962||Sean Connery||Terence Young|
|From Russia with Love||1963||Sean Connery||Terence Young|
|Goldfinger||1964||Sean Connery||Guy Hamilton|
|Thunderball||1965||Sean Connery||Terence Young|
|You Only Live Twice||1967||Sean Connery||Lewis Gilbert|
|On Her Majesty’s Secret Service||1969||George Lazenby||Peter R. Hunt|
|Diamonds Are Forever||1971||Sean Connery||Guy Hamilton|
|Live and Let Die||1973||Roger Moore||Guy Hamilton|
|The Man with the Golden Gun||1974||Roger Moore||Guy Hamilton|
|The Spy Who Loved Me||1977||Roger Moore||Lewis Gilbert|
|Moonraker||1979||Roger Moore||Lewis Gilbert|
|For Your Eyes Only||1981||Roger Moore||John Glen|
|Octopussy||1983||Roger Moore||John Glen|
|A View to a Kill||1985||Roger Moore||John Glen|
|The Living Daylights||1987||Timothy Dalton||John Glen|
|Licence to Kill||1989||Timothy Dalton||John Glen|
|GoldenEye||1995||Pierce Brosnan||Martin Campbell|
|Tomorrow Never Dies||1997||Pierce Brosnan||Roger Spottiswoode|
|The World Is Not Enough||1999||Pierce Brosnan||Michael Apted|
|Die Another Day||2002||Pierce Brosnan||Lee Tamahori|
|Casino Royale||2006||Daniel Craig||Martin Campbell|
|Quantum of Solace||2008||Daniel Craig||Marc Forster|
|Skyfall||2012||Daniel Craig||Sam Mendes|
|Spectre||2015||Daniel Craig||Sam Mendes|
|No Time to Die||2021||Daniel Craig||Cary Joji Fukunaga|