Bond, James Bond

Super-suave 32 year old Sean Connery utters the iconic catchphrase “Bond, James Bond” for the first time, in the very first Bond movie Dr. No .  This was not the first Bond movie I saw, that was Goldfinger*, which I enjoyed so much that I sat through 2 consecutive viewings in the theatre.  Goldfinger was a big hit, so they re-issued the first 2 Bond films:  Dr. No and From Russia with Love (the films were yet to be shown on TV, back than if you wanted to see a movie, you went to the theatre).   Dr. No also featured Joseph Wiseman in the title role (the first Bond villain!), in a very tightly controlled performance, a study in stillness & menace.  Here’s a scene where Bond tries to get under Dr. No’s skin.

*Goldfinger:  the best Bond Title song!