James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design

Title sequences and James Bond movies go hand in hand. Art of the Title looks back at the last fifty years and profiles the artists that brought the sequences to life. After 50 years and 23 films, the James Bond franchise is inarguably the most successful and steadfast in film history. Based on a canon Read MoreRead More

The Making of SKYFALL

James Bond is celebrating it’s 50th anniversary with the release of the 23rd feature Skyfall. Since the early days, the Bond franchise has evolved into a highly sophisticated combination of top-of-the-line action, impeccable fashion and luxurious cars and gadgets. To promote the film (which has already broken box office records around the world), the producers created a Read MoreRead More

Roger Deakins Talks about Shooting James Bond Skyfall

Skyfall sees famed cinematographer Roger Deakins ASC. pair up with Sam Mendes in their third cinematic collaboration. Skyfall returns to the Connery days of the James Bond franchise, where nearly every frame would drip with coolness. Martin Campbell’s Casino Royale was a step in the right direction, but it wasn’t until director Sam Mendes and cinematographer Roger Deakins showed up that the series Read MoreRead More

Without “Goldeneye” There Would Be No “Skyfall”

Brian Salisbury draws the line that connects Daniel Craig’s reinterpretation back to the 1995 Bond vehicle: Goldeneye For diehard fans of the James Bond franchise, each and every film is sacrosanct in some small fashion or another. Even those titles that flirt shamelessly with being totally unwatchable will offer at least a kernel of merit for Read MoreRead More

Derek Watkins, the Trumpet Player to Play on Every 007 Film

Derek Watkins is an extraordinary trumpet player who started his James Bond recording history with Dr. No when he was just 17 years old. This small production blog for the new Bond Film Skyfall introduces us to Derek Watkins and composer Thomas Newman. Here’s Derek Watkins recording for Casino RoyaleRead More