In anticipation of Skyfall, I’m writing a three part article on the James Bond title sequences for Rich Handley’s Hasslein Books, purveyors of fine unofficial movie tie-ins like Timeline Of The Planet Of The Apes, A Matter Of Time: The Unofficial Back To The Future Lexicon, and the forthcoming James Bond Lexicon.
Back in my film school days I did a paper on the James Bond title sequences as a genre of short film, replete with its own tropes and recurring motiffs. I’m a tremendous James Bond aficionado (because he’s too cool to use the term ‘fan’ or ‘geek’), both the Ian Fleming novels and the films, and I had a lot of fun revisiting these.
Go check out part I, From Dr. No to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service here at Hasslein Books’ blog –
Part II, From Live And Let Die to License To Kill –
Part III, From GoldenEye to Skyfall –