Tuesday, 21 August 2012

Dr. No Review









Dr. No 


Release Date: 1962 - Australia


Production Companies
Eon Productions


Genre: Action

Rating: PG

Runtime: 105 minutes


Budget: $1,000,000

Box Office Gross: $59.600,000
(Worldwide)


Plot Summary
Bond's mission takes him 
to the steamy island of 
Jamaica, where mysterious 
energy waves are interfering 
with U.S. missile launches. 
As he unravels the astonishing 
truth, 007 must fight deadly 
assassins, sexy femmes 
fatales and even a poisonous 
tarantula.

With the help of crack CIA 

agent Felix Leiter and the 
beautiful Honey Rider, he 
searches for the headquarters 
of Dr. No, a fanatical scientist 
who is implementing an evil 
plan of world domination. 
Only James Bond, with his 
combination of wit, charm 
and skill, can confront the 
madman and save the 
human race from a horrible 
fate. 


Cast
Sean Connery - James Bond
Ursula Andress - Honey Ryder
Joseph Wiseman - Dr. No
Jack Lord - Felix Leiter
Bernard Lee - M
Anthony Dawson - Professor
Dent
John Kitzmiller - Quarrel
Zena Marshall - Miss Taro
Eunice Gayson - Sylvia Trench
Lois Maxwell - Miss Moneypenny
Peter Burton - Major Boothroyd
Timothy Moxon - John Strangways
Marguerite LeWars - The Photographer

Crew
Director - Terence Young
Based on Novel "Dr. No" -
Ian Fleming
Screenplay - Richard Maibaum,
Johanna Harwood & Berkeley
Mather
Producers - Albert R. Broccoli
& Harry Saltzman
Production Designer - Ken Adam
Director of Photography - Ted Moore
Stunt Arranger - Bob Simmons (Uncredited)
Film Editor - Peter Hunt
Main Title Designer - Maurice Binder
Music/Writer: James Bond Theme - Monty Norman
Performer/Arranger: James Bond Theme - John Barry


Review
To coincide with the 50th anniversary of Bond... James Bond in the big screen, here's a review of the first Bond movie that I wrote for, DR. NO. Sure it was a good entry and did have some action scenes, but it introduced some of the iconic formula that it is currently following. I liked Sean Connery for performing the title character, in fact, he is the best actor to play that role and others like Daniel Craig and Pierce Brosnan are close to matching his charisma and style. The other things in the movie that I find fantastic which include the sets by Ken Adam and James Bond's main theme music.

While it may have lacked a few things including the cool gadgets, but it did set the benchmark for all Bond movies to come.

Star rating: (4/5) Good Movie



2 comments:

  1. Great review, this is defintely a classic. I have been a Bond fan for as long as I can remember and I have seen everyone of the movies. My favorties are: Goldfinger, Casino Royal (2006), From Russia with Love and Dr. No.

    -James

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  2. Hi film guru lad. Great review, I think this film was a great beginning to a very successful franchise. Loved Sean Connery for Bond but have to say I prefer Roger Moore. Keep up the great work film guru lad. Over and out side winder : )

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