2006-11-21

Video: The James Bond title sequences

UPDATE (2008-10-17):

The original playlist I posted almost two years ago was removed pretty quickly but thanks to an anonymous commenter I'm happy to present a new one uploaded and compiled by user MovieTitleSequences:



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Original post text and update:

Are they all the titles? I haven't counted...

Also: all the Bond trailers. (Via Drommels! )


UPDATE & QUESTION:

Dear visitor! Thanks for dropping in. If you, like me, are turned on by great movie title sequences check out my new post about Saul Bass.

This Bond-post sure became popular (thanks to Mark at Boing Boing who mentioned it), a couple of weeks ago we celebrated our 100.000th visitor and now (Nov 23rd) we're over 117.000!

A question to you: there once was a great Bond-site called "The Art of James Bond"; does anyone know if it's still out there in any shape or form? Probably not but I thought I would ask. Anyway, please come back and see us!

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29 comments:

Anonymous said...

WOW. Sweet.

mrdantefontana said...

Yes. Indeed sweet. And the fact that I arrived here from BoingBoing makes it even sweeter.
:-)

Scott said...

Very awesome.

Anonymous said...

Cool. Except for the Madonna one, that sucks.

greywulf said...

Great stuff! Found via boingboing.

P-E Fronning said...

Thanks all! And I really do agree with Mark F at BB about the title sequences being the favorite parts of the bond flicks. Nowadays I can surely do without the rest. I guess I'm getting old ;-)

Anonymous said...

After seeing Casino Royale earlier this weekend I thought to myself, "Wouldn't it be great to make a video of all the Bond title sequences?" Lo and behold, someone was in my brain at the time.

Deez said...

Are the videos no longer available?

P-E Fronning said...

deez: Yes they are available! Try again if you had a problem!

Anonymous said...

The Casino Royale one appears to have been removed.

And it appears Never Say Never Again isn't there, though since it's not really an Ian Fleming Bond film, I can understand its exclusion...

Johnny said...

Jag fastnade skitlänge framför den här posten.

P-E Fronning said...

Anonymous: You are right...

Johnny: Ja, det här var tydligen tidernas succé inlägg. Du anar inte (det kanske du gör) hur många besökare jag haft igår och idag ;-)

Anonymous said...

How nice to have all of these collected under one source. In a some what related matter, did you know that Richard Branson had a cameo of sorts in Casino Royale?

Tak!

Marty (activitybook.org)

P-E Fronning said...

Thanks for the link and info, Marty! Good eye for details!

Var så god!

stefano mazzali said...

Hi, my name is Stefano and I'm a bolgger too.
I've seen your blog via "designerblog", an intereseting italian blog. I'm posting this comment to ask u how can I insert a youtube video inside my blog. And of course to tell u I apriciate your blog.
thanx

P-E Fronning said...

Stefano: Thanks for your praise, I'm glad you like it! :-)
About inserting YouTube into posts: In YouTube, to the right of every film there is a code, "embed" it says. Copy the code. Go to "Edit post" in Blogger and use, not "compose mode", but "Edit HTML". Paste the code. Publish. And there you go! Good luck with the posting!

Anonymous said...

Hey there,

a cool idea, however seems like Youtube decided that showing "Casino Royale" was copyright infringement and removed the video. What a pain in the butt! I sure hope that they don't take out any other clip.

S.

P-E Fronning said...

Let's hope so, Anonymous "S".

luzzio said...

Pardon my uh...Bond noobishness, but I've been watching some bond movies, and I don't recall there being that rich a color.
never saw the beginning intro's tho.

Dr.No is the FIRST bond movie right?

so why is there color?
weird.

P-E Fronning said...

Luzzio: I don't understand. Do you mean "Dr No" should be in b/w?! Or just less colourful? It's not a strange thought that the titles would have more colours, I think.

Anonymous said...

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mattress said...

Dr. No was always in color...the intro is authentic. I would assume it was transferred off the DVD, because the color is richer than on TBS or VHS.

annerose said...

These comments have been invaluable to me as is this whole site. I thank you for your comment.

P-E Fronning said...

Annerose: I'm glad :)

shelley said...

Looking for excellent sites or books on Movie Title sequencing. Know Saul Bass is the founder. Have opurtunity to work with Team on one. Always loved title sequencing...my passion part for watching movies.
Can you suggest any.

P-E Fronning said...

Shelley: I wish I had some suggestions, but I'm afraid I don't. But there must be some good ones out there (or...?). Keep looking!

Anonymous said...

Complete playlist with all James Bond opening title sequences

P-E Fronning said...

Thanks!!!

Anonymous said...

You're welcome.
The playlist doesn't include all Bond title sequences, only the ones with the gunbarrels, so you won't find either Casino royale (1967) or Never say never again.

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