Bond. James Bond. His best title sequences for your dining and dancing enjoyment
James Bond is ageless on the screen but he turns 50 years old Friday, October 5. That's when "Dr. No" first premiered in London.
It would take time for the series to gain traction but it did. Oh, did it ever. The 24th one comes out later this month.
All pack great action scenes, terrific locales, memorable villians, "Bond girls" and opening title sequences that stand up through the ages.
The website Digital Spy runs down the top ten, starting with "Dr. No". The link also gives explanations as to why which sequence finished where it did on the top ten along with some historical context. If you don't want to clutter your life with details and just want to see some really cool stuff and hear some retro tunes, here goes starting with "Dr. No."
Number 9 is "Tomorrow Never Dies".
Coming in 8th is "You Only Live Twice"...
Next up: " For Your Eyes Only."
Coming in sixth, "The Spy Who Loved Me."
"The World Is Not Enough" comes in fifth...
"Goldfinger" comes in 4th...I remember seeing this one as a kid at the old Sheboygan Theater with my buddy Mark Voss. Might've been the first time I ever had Raisinettes.
"Golden Eye" is third.
Number Two: "On Her Majesty's Secret Service"...
And, the top James Bond opening title sequence of all time over the course of 50 years is...."Casino Royale".