Franchises of All Time
James Bond Films
James Bond Films
Dr. No (1962) | From Russia With Love (1963) | Goldfinger (1964) | Thunderball (1965)
You Only Live Twice (1967) | On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) | Diamonds are Forever (1971)
Live and Let Die (1973) | The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) | The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979) | For Your Eyes Only (1981) | Octopussy (1983) | A View to a Kill (1985)
The Living Daylights (1987) | Licence to Kill (1989) | GoldenEye (1995) | Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
The World is Not Enough (1999) | Die Another Day (2002) | Casino Royale (2006) | Quantum of Solace, 007 (2008)
Skyfall (2012) | Spectre (2015)
See Bond Girls in Spectre (2015)
Opening Credits, Title Sequence
Film Plot Summary
A more detailed summary to come soon.
A direct sequel to the events that transpired in Skyfall.
Rogue agent Bond went on a mission in Mexico City to kill mysterious Italian mobster/assassin Marco Sciarra; then after being removed from duty by M (Ralph Fiennes), he followed a trail to Rome to meet with the dead man's widow Lucia (Monica Bellucci).
After infiltrating a secret meeting, Bond uncovered the existence of a sinister, global criminal organization known as SPECTRE, created and led by Franz Oberhauser (aka mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld), who was promoting worldwide terrorist attacks.
A car chase through Rome occurred between SPECTRE assassin Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista) and Bond.
In Austria, Bond met with dying Mr. White (Jesper Christensen) - once a member of a SPECTRE subsidiary, who suggested a meeting with his daughter Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux).
After a chase on the Austrian slopes, she helped lead Bond to SPECTRE - located in Morocco, where they again fought off Hinx on a moving train.
Devious British agent Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott) (code-named C) was revealed to be working with SPECTRE (while setting up a "Nine Eyes" surveillance program that would eliminate Bond's division).
Swann and Bond blew up Blofeld's headquarters base in Morocco.
In the conclusion set in London, Bond once again rescued Swann, and defeated a seriously-injured Blofeld, who was subsequently arrested by M.
Film Notables (Awards, Facts, etc.)
This 24th Bond film reintroduced the character of Ernst Stavro Blofeld with ties to the SPECTRE (SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion) organization (last seen in Diamonds Are Forever (1971)), with an octopus logo.
Spectre (2015) was awarded a Guinness World Record for the largest stunt explosion ever in cinematic history, lasting more than 7.5 seconds.
This marked the second) time that an Academy Award-winning director would helm a James Bond film - Sam Mendes (American Beauty (1999)).
The film received only one Academy Award nomination and won the Oscar for Best Original Song (Jimmy Napes (Music & Lyrics), Sam Smith (Music & Lyrics) ("Writing's On The Wall")). Sam Smith performed the theme song: "Writing's on the Wall." He was the first British male solo artist to record a Bond theme since Tom Jones' Thunderball (1965).
The other Academy Award wins (4) for previous Bond films were Best Sound Effects Editing for Goldfinger (1964), Best Special Visual Effects for Thunderball (1965), and Best Original Song "Skyfall" and Best Sound Editing for Skyfall (2012).
With a production budget of $245 million (the most expensive Bond film ever made), and gross revenue of $199 million (domestic) and $875.9 billion (worldwide).
Set-pieces: the opening sequence in Mexico City during the Day of the Dead festival (finishing with a dramatic helicopter ride); a snowy mountain chase between giant Jeeps and a prop plane; a nighttime chase between Bond's Aston Martin DB10 and the villain's Jaguar C-X75 in Rome's streets; Bond's train fight against Mr. Hinx; Bond's high-tech torture-drill scene, and the final attack-chase between Blofeld and Bond.
Bond Villains: Ernst Stavro Blofeld (Christoph Waltz), SPECTRE assassin Mr. Hinx (Dave Bautista), and Max Denbigh (Andrew Scott) - a traitorous British gov't agent code-named C.
Bond Girls: Lucia Sciarra (Monica Bellucci), Dr. Madeleine Swann (Léa Seydoux). At the age of 50, Monica Bellucci was the oldest actress cast as a Bond girl.
Number of Love-Making Encounters:
Film Locales: Mexico City (Mexico), London (England), Rome (Italy), Austria, Morocco.
Number of Deaths (Bond Kills):
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