“The name’s Bond. James Bond.” And we all know it. Agent 007 is a timeless icon spanning over half a century. The quintessential British spy has been going on missions to save the world under the direction of M16, the British Secret Intelligence Service for decades. Get ready to relive the 24 films of the James Bond franchise (and then some) and see how the spy movie genre has been revolutionized!
The Man Who Birthed Bond
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“I am going to write the spy story to end all spy stories,” said English author Ian Fleming, who wrote the first James Bond novel, Casino Royale, in 1952. The James Bond character was inspired by individuals Fleming encountered while serving in the Naval Intelligence Division during WWII, telling The Times in 2008, “[Bond] was a compound of all the secret agents and commando types I met during the war.”