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Dr. No

1962  110 MN


 6.0



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Terence Young
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In the film that launched the James Bond saga, Agent 007 battles mysterious Dr. No, a scientific genius bent on destroying the U.S. space program. As the countdown to disaster begins, Bond must go to Jamaica, where he encounters beautiful Honey Ryder, to confront a megalomaniacal villain in his massive island headquarters.

 Release Date

October 7, 1962

 Runtime

1h50m (110 min)

 Budget

$ 950,000

 Revenue

$ 59,600,000


 Top Billed Cast

 Sean Connery
 James Bond
 Ursula Andress
 Honey Ryder
 Joseph Wiseman
 Dr. No
 Bernard Lee
 M
 Lois Maxwell
 Miss Moneypenny
 Jack Lord
 Felix Leiter


 Written by

Ian Fleming Novel
Richard Maibaum Screenplay
Johanna Harwood Screenplay
Berkely Mather Screenplay

 Tagline

Now meet the most extraordinary gentleman spy in all fiction!

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 Cast

Sean Connery
  James Bond
Ursula Andress
  Honey Ryder
Joseph Wiseman
  Dr. No
Bernard Lee
  M
Lois Maxwell
  Miss Moneypenny
Jack Lord
  Felix Leiter
John Kitzmiller
  Quarrel
Anthony Dawson
  Professor R. J. Dent
Zena Marshall
  Miss Taro
Eunice Gayson
  Sylvia Trench
Peter Burton
  Major Boothroyd
Reginald Carter
  Mr. Jones
John Hatton
  Signals Foreman
Malou Pantera
  Hotel Receptionist

 Crew


Ian Fleming
  Novel
Albert R. Broccoli
  Producer
Harry Saltzman
  Producer
Monty Norman
  Original Music Composer
Ted Moore
  Director of Photography
Syd Cain
  Art Direction
Terence Young
  Director
Richard Maibaum
  Screenplay
Johanna Harwood
  Screenplay
Berkely Mather
  Screenplay
Peter R. Hunt
  Editor
Ken Adam
  Production Design
John Shinerock
  Focus Puller
Maureen Whitty
  Production Secretary


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Bond... James Bond.
— James Bond

   


James Bond: I admire your courage, Miss...?
Sylvia Trench: Trench... Sylvia Trench. I admire your luck, Mr...?
James Bond: Bond... James Bond.

   


If you're carrying a double-O number it means you're licensed to kill, not to get killed.
— M

   


One medium-dry vokda martini. Mixd like you said, Sir, and not stirred.
— Waiter

   


Dr. No: I'm a member of SPECTRE.
James Bond: SPECTRE?
Dr. No: SPECTRE. Special Executive for Counterintelligence, Terrorism, Revenge, Extorsion. The four great cornerstones of power, headed by the greatest brains in the world.

   


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Bond... James Bond
By Jack Anderson on February 1, 2020
 6

Dr. No opens on the classic James Bond shot as well as the now iconic music theme. And then cut to a long opening scene with music. The year is 1962 and the world will discover double-0 7. Bond... James Bond.

Watching the movie almost 60 years later is interesting. Obviously, the movie has aged and some scenes are difficult to watch, but not so many of them, actually. The only infamous close-ups on James Bond driving a car in front of a background are always laughable. But as for the rest, the movie is actually quite good.

0. BOND... JAMES BOND
The beginning of the film shows us James Bond at home, in London. His first appearance is simply brilliant. A true classic. The very first shot tells it all. James Bond doesn't give a damn and gets what he wants, usually either women (to make love) or men (to kill). Bond is not impressed nor interested by money, doesn't care for security and has the ego the size of England. But it is a delight and 60 years later, the entire world still loves egotistic slash sexist James Bond.
Sean Connery is, and everyone will agree with me, perfect. He is James Bond. Obviously, we can hear his Scottish accent from time to time, but apart from that, he simply did a wonderful job.

1. THE INVESTIGATION
In his first mission, 007 travels to Kingsman, Jamaica, investigating the murder of a fellow British spy. While the pace is very (I mean very) slow, rewatching it a second time made me appreciate the film more.

2. THE ISLAND
Unfortunately, the film becomes less interesting and much more immature when James Bond and Quarrel reaches Dr. No's island. Also, I really laughed when Bond says to Quarrel "Fetch my shoes!".

3. DR. NO
Then comes the first face to face meeting with Dr. No himself. This will become a template that many future James Bond films will replicate. And unfortunately, many films will fail where Dr. No somehow succeeds. Still, the level of maturity is not high.
The sets are quite iconic and, obviously, the doors open automatically. This will, once again, set the tone for many other vilains' headquarters in the 007 saga.

4. ESCAPE
The escape of James Bond and the explosion of the vilain's base is entertaining but again, not very mature. Still, I liked it.

MUSIC
Except for the excellent theme from John Barry (actually a kind of remix from a theme from Monty Norman's theme) and the Under the Mango Tree song are quite alone in this film. What I mean by that is that there is little original music throughout the film.

FROM A B-MOVIE TO A 007-MOVIE
Dr. No is a movie that could easily become a B-movie and stay that way. Instead of that, it laid the foundation of one of the most successful movie franchise in History.

STATISTICS
6 people die in the first James Bond movie.
James Bond kills two (or three if you count Dr. No.
James Bond has sex twice, with two separate girls.

VERDICT
I give it 6 out of 10. Very good.


talisencrw

An extraordinary manifesto for not just the longest-running film series to date, but for an entire genre. People often forget just how important in the grand scheme of things a first film is, and how it was so requisite that Sean Connery had to be just right, the Bond girls, the action, music cues, opening scene, credits sequence, etc. Even though recently, Daniel Craig has at least captivated audiences to almost the same extent, he only reminded me of Connery's endearing qualities, and through completely lacking humour and charisma, simply showed by omission why Connery (who had already made five films as Bond before Craig was even born) was so essential in the first place.

Watching my blu from the complete Bond boxed set, it wasn't dated or a lesser experience for me in the slightest. Long may Sir Connery live--the enjoyment his work has given me over the years is inestimable! =)


John Chard

The Americans are fools. I offered my services, they refused. So did the East. Now they can both pay for their mistake.

Dr. No is directed by Terence Young and co-adapted to screenplay by Richard Maibaum, Johanna Harwood & Berkely Mather from the novel of the same name written by Ian Fleming. It stars Sean Connery, Joseph Wiseman, Ursula Andress, Jack Lord & John Kitzmiller. Music is by Monty Norman and cinematography by Ted Moore.

And so it all began here, what was until Harry Potter arrived on the scene, the most successful film franchise in history. James Bond, a name that would become synonymous with suave spies, deranged villains, beautiful women, exotic locations, gadgets, cars and sex. Ian Fleming's James Bond novels were big come the end of 1961, yet producers Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman met some resistance from studios. It was never plain sailing, even after release the film garnered mixed reviews, but word of mouth and condemnation by the Vatican and the Kremlin propelled it to being one of the surprise hits of 62/63. At the box office it made £60 million Worldwide, this after being made on a budget of only £1 million.

Plot basically sees Connery's Bond flying out to Jamaica to investigate the disappearance of agent Strangways (Timothy Moxon). Once there he finds a case of murder is to be investigated and evidence points to the mysterious Dr. No (Wiseman), who resides on Crab Quay island, a place feared by the superstitious locals. Bond must keep his wits about him as he gets closer to the truth, for there are many obstacles in his way and not everyone can be trusted. Cue the suave and athletic Mr. Bond getting involved with lovely ladies, dicing with death, making friends, making enemies and just generally being an all round awesome anti-hero.

SPECTRE: Special Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion.

There are a number of changes from the book and some censor appeasement was required to get the film a certificate enabling youngsters to see the film with an adult. What Dr. No rounds out as is a jolly good spy/action movie yarn. Some of the hints are there for what would make Bond such a profitable and well loved franchise, but there's no sign of the gadgetry, tricks and japes that would fill out so many of the titles that followed Dr. No. Here Bond is just armed with his Walter PPK 7.65MM pistol, Sunbeam Alpine car and his bravado and nouse.

Some future stalwart characters are given modest introductions (M, Felix Leiter, Moneypenny) and Ursula Andress sets the marker for all future Bond girls to follow. Ted Moore's capturing of the Jamaica location is sumptuous, something that really comes to the fore on the re-mastered DVD edition of the film. Connery is supremely cool and fearless, the theme tune and gun barrel opening are already in place, and Terence Young, who directs three of the first four Bond movies, keeps it zippy and suspenseful when story gathers up a flame throwing tank, car chases, fights and a quite brilliant tarantula sequence.

Quite a debut, uneven at times as it begins to find its feet, but even if it wasn't the first James Bond movie it would hold up as an entertaining bit of secret agent shenanigans regardless. 7.5/10



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