It’s a classic James Bond moment. Agent 007, shot in the shoulder, uses a digger machine to catch up with a baddie inside a train. As he jumps through a hole he’s created in the roof of a train compartment, he takes a moment to straighten his coat and fix his shirt cuff.
But long before Spectre, the Bond movies have been replete with such moments. Here’s a look back at some of the best.
Goldfinger: Bond swims into an enemy hideout in a wetsuit, plants explosives within a silo to destroy it and then unzips the wetsuit to reveal a pristine white dinner jacket. He even pins a rose to the lapel before heading off to a bar for a drink.
Thunderball: Bond decides to step into a club to evade a group of baddies chasing him during the Junkanoo parade. Fiona Volpe, an aide of the villain, joins him on the dance floor. As the music builds to a crescendo, 007 spots an assassin’s revolver pointing towards him. At the last moment, he swings Fiona into the line of fire and escapes – once again – without even a scratch on his nicely tailored suit.
On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: George Lazenby’s sole outing as Bond has become something of a cult classic, garnering fans who think he was the best version of 007. It also had the unusual sight of Bond in a kilt, mingling with the ladies and using gadgets hidden in his sporran to indulge in some spying.
Octopussy: Bond comes sliding down a marble banister, shooting up the bad guys with an AK-47, when he notices a stone decoration that could do serious damage to his manhood. The way he gets rid of the obstruction is classic.
Dr No: And then there’s the classic scene that introduced James Bond on the silver screen, summing up everything about 007 – the risk-taking, the fine suits and a liking for the good life. We only see our hero’s hands, lighting a cigarette and dealing cards before the camera focuses on his face and Sean Connery utters those magic words for the first time – “Bond, James Bond.”
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