Dr. No (1962)

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Dr. No (1962)
  • Time: 110 min
  • Genre: Action | Adventure | Crime
  • Director: Terence Young
  • Cast: Sean Connery, Ursula Andress, Joseph Wiseman

Storyline:

James Bond (007) is Britain’s top agent and is on an exciting mission, to solve the mysterious murder of a fellow agent. The task sends him to Jamacia, where he joins forces with Quarrel and a loyal CIA agent, Felix Leiter. While dodging tarantulas, “fire breathing dragons” and a trio of assassins, known as the three blind mice. Bond meets up with the beautiful Honey Ryder and goes face to face with the evil Dr. No.

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  • This, of course, was the start of an empire. As Sean Connery graced the screen for the first time, one of the most recognizable figures in cinema was born. Since there was very little knowledge of the bond literary canon, the producers went into this not knowing the eventual impact this would have. As a matter of fact, if someone else other than the suave Connery had accepted the role, would the series still be alive today? The neat thing about this film is that it is a more conventional secret agent movie without the aid of huge special effects and extravagant plot elements. It is about a very adept secret agent who is dealing with a threat to the world, based on the manipulation of existing missiles. Bond finds himself in Jamaica facing off against the notorious Dr. No. He finds under the seemingly normal facade, a masterwork of technology, designed to bring death and destruction. Naturally, the producers knew what they were getting with Connery and had a sense of humor. The unflappable character weasels his way into the facility, facing off against the henchmen. He beds beautiful women and strikes poses, delivering magical lines only the most enigmatic of characters could deliver. Connery’s name is tied to incredible confidence and self assuredness. Ursula Andress as Honey Ryder is the first Bond Girl. Unfortunately, her career never really produced much, but she has this.

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