On October 5, 1962, agent 007 James Bond made his debut in the cinema.
He is the protagonist of the film License to Kill, directed by Terence Young.
The film is inspired by Ian Fleming’s novel of the same name.
This is the first chapter in the series of spy films dedicated to the secret agent James Bond, a character who on a literary level had made his debut in 1953 with the novel Casino Royale.
“License to Kill” (Dr. No original title) was made at a low cost, but proved to be a great commercial success. The film launched a genre that had and continues to have great success after more than fifty years.
Impersonated over the years by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig, the British detective has never ceased to fascinate.
The official 007 film series includes 24 titles from 1962 through 2015.
The main features have remained unchanged over time.
Among these, in addition to the hyper-technology of the means used by the various protagonists, certainly the fact that every James Bond film offers the opportunity for real tours through the most disparate international locations and Italy certainly could not be missing.
Internationally famous film locations such as Venice, certainly the most exploited, Rome, Siena, Cortina d’Ampezzo, Lake Como. But also beautiful but less known locations from north to south Italy to the islands.
Another peculiarity that has remained unchanged and has become a feature of the series is the famous musical theme written by Monty Norman. And the gunbarrel sequence (“gun barrel”), the scene that recurs at the beginning of every James Bond film. It was not always done in the same way, but the shot still remains the same: the viewer looks through the barrel of a gun and at the bottom you can see the silhouette of a man in a tuxedo walking, from the right towards the center of the screen . And the viewfinder. The silhouette stops, turns and shoots, towards the viewer because his name is “Bond, James Bond”. 🕴