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The name's Bond, James Bond: 007 marks 50 years

Published on Oct 5, 2012 6:49 PM
 

LONDON (AFP) - James Bond fans on Friday celebrated 50 years of the suave British spy's adventures on the silver screen with a day of 007-themed events around the world.

Bond appeared in a film for the first time in the now classic "Dr. No", released on Oct 5, 1962, introducing himself with the immortal line "Bond... James Bond" over a high-stakes game of baccarat.

The movie franchise has gone on to become one of the most successful in history, with the 22 Bond films taking in more than US$5 billion (S$6.1 billion).

To mark "Global Bond Day", British diva Adele released a clip of the theme song for "Skyfall", the 23rd and newest Bond film, on her website ahead of its worldwide premiere on Oct 23.

In this file picture taken on May 22, 1965 British actor famed for his role as secret agent James Bond Sean Connery Poses with two women in Cannes. A series of events are to be held on Oct 5, 2012 to mark the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films, the iconic spy saga that helped define half-a-century of cultural, political and technological upheaval. The suave British agent, code name 007, appeared on the silver screen for the first time in the 1962 classic "Dr. No", introducing himself with the immortal line "Bond... James Bond" over a high-stakes game of baccarat. -- PHOTO: AFP
 
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