007 Movie Firsts

ForYourEyesOnlyForYourEyesOnly In the untained cradle of the heavens
edited July 2017 in Bond Movies Posts: 1,984
Note: Please use the EoN film series only. That means no Casino Royale from either 1954 or 1967, and no Never Say Never Again.

Just trying a new game here where we can list all the firsts that each Bond movie gives us. For example:

Dr No:

- First movie

- First title sequence

- First movie to feature the Bond theme

- First movie to feature the "Bond, James Bond" line

- First movie to feature Bond's famous "shaken not stirred" vodka martini

- First gunbarrel sequence

- First movie to feature the "Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman" production credit line in the gunbarrel sequence

From Russia With Love:

- First movie to feature its own theme

- First movie to feature Blofeld

- First movie to feature gadgets

- First movie to feature Desmond Llewelyn as Q

Goldfinger:

- First movie to feature a theme song with vocals in the title sequence

- First movie where Bond orders a martini "shaken, not stirred"

- First movie to feature the Aston Martin DB5

- First movie to feature a tricked out car

Thunderball:

- First colour gunbarrel

- First gunbarrel to feature Sean Connery

- First gunbarrel to segue directly into the movie

- First movie where the PTS segues directly into the title credits

- First movie to not be produced by Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman

You Only Live Twice:

- First movie set in Asia

- First movie where the main villain does not die

- First movie where we see Blofeld's face

There'll be more for those movies, and of course there's the other movies. We'll accept anything, no matter how trivial or minor it may seem. Every movie should have several firsts. Have fun!
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  • Posts: 1,031
    On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    - First Bond film with another actor playing Bond

    - First Bond film to have an American actor playing the main villain

    - First Bond film in which Bond skies

    - First use of flashback in a Bond film

    - First Bond film to use surround sound - the premiere cut was in 6-track stereo, the last section of the film being in surround sound

    Diamonds Are Forever

    - First Bond film to have sequences set in Egypt

    - First Bond film edited by Bert Bates

    - First Bond film to feature an Aston Martin that we don't see Bond drive (TWINE being the other example)

    Live and Let Die

    - First Bond film to feature Roger Moore as James Bond

    - First Bond film to feature David Hedison as Felix Leiter

    - First Bond film shot in the 1.85:1 aspect ratio

    - First Bond film to not feature Q (if you deem Dr. No's Major Boothroyd to be the same character)

    - First Bond film John Barry didn't work on

    The Man with the Golden Gun

    - First Bond film to feature Roger Moore in an ivory dinner jacket

    The Spy Who Loved Me

    - First Bond film to feature a Lotus Esprit

    - First Roger Moore Bond film to be shot in 2.35:1

    - First Bond film to feature Jaws


  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited July 2017 Posts: 3,850
    Not OHMSS but Goldfinger be first use of flashback in a Bond film, flashbacks of FRWL in maintitle.

    OHMSS:

    The first longest before Casino Royale
    The first Se extra's with no subs (and the only one)

    Goldeneye:

    The first i have seen in the cinema
    The first M be a woman
    The first Directed by Martin Campbell
    The first who set Famke Janssen on fame

    Tomorrow Never Dies:

    The first short Bond movie before QOS
    The first of David Arnold

    The World is not Enough:

    The first i watched as adult (19)
    The first movie from two i have seen in cinema in 2000
    The first i bought on dvd with my first dvdplayer
    First place /best se dvd menu
    The first Desmond as q alread past a way when i watched it in the cinema
    The first with John Cleese

    Die Another Day:

    The first with we missing Desmond
    The first Se dvd where all extra's are Dutch subtiteld

    Casino Royale:

    The first where fans get whant there whant: Campbell returns
    The first actor sugestion happend.

    Spectre:

    The first title song sugestion/expection happend.


    Bond 25:

    The first Roger Moore can't see any Moore..
    The first we will see whyle Roger Moore is no Moore

    The first without or picture on the wall of Judi Dench as M.
  • Posts: 1,031
    M_Balje wrote: »
    Not OHMSS but Goldfinger be first use of flashback in a Bond film, flashbacks of FRWL in maintitle.

    OHMSS:

    The first longest before Casino Royale
    The first Se extra's with no subs (and the only one)

    Goldeneye:

    The first i have seen in the cinema

    The first M be a woman

    The first Directed by Martin Campbell

    Tomorrow Never Dies:

    The first short Bond movie before QOS
    The first of David Arnold

    The World is not Enough:

    The first i watched as adult (19)
    The first movie from two i have seen in cinema in 2000
    The first i bought on dvd with my first dvdplayer
    First place /best se dvd menu
    The first Desmond as q alread past a way when i watched it in the cinema
    The first with John Cleese

    Die Another Day:

    The first with we missing Desmond
    The first Se dvd where all extra's are Dutch subtiteld

    Bond 25:

    The first Roger Moore can't see any Moore..
    The first we will see whyle Roger Moore is no Moore

    The first without or picture on the wall of Judi Dench as M.

    Flashback is when a particular character flashes back to a previous event, doesn't happen in Goldfinger - that just uses clips from a previous film in its title sequence - not a case of flashback.
  • Posts: 352
    M_Balje wrote: »
    Not OHMSS but Goldfinger be first use of flashback in a Bond film, flashbacks of FRWL in maintitle.

    OHMSS:

    The first longest before Casino Royale
    The first Se extra's with no subs (and the only one)

    Goldeneye:

    The first i have seen in the cinema
    The first M be a woman
    The first Directed by Martin Campbell
    The first who set Famke Janssen on fame

    Tomorrow Never Dies:

    The first short Bond movie before QOS
    The first of David Arnold

    The World is not Enough:

    The first i watched as adult (19)
    The first movie from two i have seen in cinema in 2000
    The first i bought on dvd with my first dvdplayer
    First place /best se dvd menu
    The first Desmond as q alread past a way when i watched it in the cinema
    The first with John Cleese

    Die Another Day:

    The first with we missing Desmond
    The first Se dvd where all extra's are Dutch subtiteld

    Casino Royale:

    The first where fans get whant there whant: Campbell returns
    The first actor sugestion happend.

    Spectre:

    The first title song sugestion/expection happend.


    Bond 25:

    The first Roger Moore can't see any Moore..
    The first we will see whyle Roger Moore is no Moore

    The first without or picture on the wall of Judi Dench as M.



    In terms of Die Another Day, the Desmond first is incorrect. He wasn't in Dr. No, and during his tenure, he did not make an appearance in Live and Let Die.


    Bond 25:
    -The first where Daniel Craig will wear a classic black tuxedo with bowtie in the gunbarrel sequence.
  • Major_BoothroydMajor_Boothroyd Republic of Isthmus
    edited July 2017 Posts: 2,714
    From Russia With Love

    - First movie where Bond 'dies' on screen
    - First use of the 007 theme
    - First train fight

    Goldfinger
    - First non-Spectre related central villain

    You Only Live Twice
    - first film without any scene set in Britain

    The Man With The Golden Gun
    - First film with Chief of staff (tanner)

    For Your Eyes Only
    - first film without Benard Lee
    - first and only film without M
    - First film where Blofeld clearly dies

    Casino Royale
    - first film without Moneypenny
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Lazenby Pit
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    Bond 25: First time a Bond actor acknowledges before shooting that it will probably be his last.
  • Tomorrow Never Dies:

    First film where Bond isn't rendered unconscious
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Casino Royale
    - first film without Moneypenny
    Agree, one could also propose Quantum of Solace for that.
  • GF - First non-contemporary one I saw in its entirety (VHS)

    LALD - First one I saw any portion of

    AVTAK - Last non-contemporary one I saw (TBS marathon)

    GE - First I saw in its entirety (VHS) / first I played as a video game

    TND - First I saw in theaters / first I owned on DVD

    TWINE - First I saw more than once in theaters

    DAD - First I saw in the theater with a friend

    QOS - First I saw and owned on Blu-ray

    SF - First I saw in a theater outside of the US
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e il momento che verrà
    edited June 2018 Posts: 5,712
    Tomorrow Never Dies:

    First film where Bond isn't rendered unconscious

    Sounds really unhealthy ;)
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Lazenby Pit
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    I can think of a few for NTTD, such as first American director, but maybe it s too soon to post spoilers here?
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited December 2021 Posts: 3,850
    NTTD:

    The first Bond movie i haven see alone (Besides other audince of course).
    The first Bond movie i have seen in the afternoon in the cinema (Tomorrow Never Dies was first/only Bond movie i have seen in the morning.)
    The first Bond i have seen in my 40's. It can have been my 3th Bond movie in my 30's if have been released in April 2020. (3x in my 10's, 3x in my 20's, 2x in my 30's)

    The first offical Bond movie starts of with ''N''.
    The first Bond movie made by MGM/Universal
    The first Bond movie scored by Hans Zimmer

    and very sadley: The first Bond movie Sean Connery (and Roger Moore) past a way... and can't see it. Or Barbara Broccoli must have shows Connery movie somewhere in Feb/April 2020 when other cast members of NTTD have seen it.
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Lazenby Pit
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    M_Balje wrote: »

    and very sadley: The first Bond movie Sean Connery (and Roger Moore) past a way... and can't see it.

    Yes, they can only see the end.
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    NTTD : First time we have a flash-back in a Bond movie.
  • There was one in Goldeneye if I remember right.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    Posts: 15,071
    And a very short one in Moonraker too I suppose during the centrifuge sequence.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited December 2021 Posts: 9,115
    CR opens with one too: you could say the whole PTS is one (with the black and white thing) but the conversation with Dryden is intercut with a flashback to the fight Bond already had in the days previous.
    Invoking the opening titles are a bit of a cheat I know, but Skyfall’s feature stylistic flashbacks to Bond’s childhood and Silva’s torture; I’d understand if those aren’t seen to count though! And is the gunbarrel a flashback of some kind? :)

    Here’s a random odd one for you:

    AVTAK: the first (and to date last!) Bond film in which 007 doesn’t stay in a hotel :)
  • mtm wrote: »
    CR opens with one too: you could say the whole PTS is one (with the black and white thing) but the conversation with Dryden is intercut with a flashback to the fight Bond already had in the days previous.
    Invoking the opening titles are a bit of a cheat I know, but Skyfall’s feature stylistic flashbacks to Bond’s childhood and Silva’s torture; I’d understand if those aren’t seen to count though! And is the gunbarrel a flashback of some kind? :)

    There's a flashback in DAD too when he stops his own heart and another in OHMSS when Bond sees Tracy being dragged through the snow in the window. I don't recall one in GE though.

    mtm wrote: »
    Here’s a random odd one for you:

    AVTAK: the first (and to date last!) Bond film in which 007 doesn’t stay in a hotel :)

    That is an interesting find!
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 9,115
    mtm wrote: »
    CR opens with one too: you could say the whole PTS is one (with the black and white thing) but the conversation with Dryden is intercut with a flashback to the fight Bond already had in the days previous.
    Invoking the opening titles are a bit of a cheat I know, but Skyfall’s feature stylistic flashbacks to Bond’s childhood and Silva’s torture; I’d understand if those aren’t seen to count though! And is the gunbarrel a flashback of some kind? :)

    There's a flashback in DAD too when he stops his own heart and another in OHMSS when Bond sees Tracy being dragged through the snow in the window. I don't recall one in GE though.

    Yes excellent point, especially about the OHMSS one: I knew there was one in an early film somewhere!
    Funnily enough, in the book the PTS of the film of OHMSS is a flashback (or a flash forward?) but the filmmakers just left it place but got rid of the messing about with chronology :)

  • There's a flashback in DAD too when he stops his own heart and another in OHMSS when Bond sees Tracy being dragged through the snow in the window. I don't recall one in GE though.

    The whole pre-credit sequence is a flashback. I think it takes place five years before the events of Goldeneye?
    I'm worried I might be wrong now. I don't watch that one much.
  • mtm wrote: »
    mtm wrote: »
    CR opens with one too: you could say the whole PTS is one (with the black and white thing) but the conversation with Dryden is intercut with a flashback to the fight Bond already had in the days previous.
    Invoking the opening titles are a bit of a cheat I know, but Skyfall’s feature stylistic flashbacks to Bond’s childhood and Silva’s torture; I’d understand if those aren’t seen to count though! And is the gunbarrel a flashback of some kind? :)

    There's a flashback in DAD too when he stops his own heart and another in OHMSS when Bond sees Tracy being dragged through the snow in the window. I don't recall one in GE though.

    Yes excellent point, especially about the OHMSS one: I knew there was one in an early film somewhere!
    Funnily enough, in the book the PTS of the film of OHMSS is a flashback (or a flash forward?) but the filmmakers just left it place but got rid of the messing about with chronology :)

    Yes, I recall Fleming doing some weird things with the order of events at the start of that book. I'm not sure that was the best way for him to get the story started.
    There's a flashback in DAD too when he stops his own heart and another in OHMSS when Bond sees Tracy being dragged through the snow in the window. I don't recall one in GE though.

    The whole pre-credit sequence is a flashback. I think it takes place five years before the events of Goldeneye?
    I'm worried I might be wrong now. I don't watch that one much.

    Yes, of course, you're right. I guess I didn't consider the PTS a flashback because we're not "flashing back" from anything. We start in 1986 and continue after the title sequence in 1995. But I can see how it could be considered a kind of flashback.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Yeah I must admit I wouldn’t call it a flashback, it’s more a progression of time. But if you see it as a continuation from Licence To Kill then I suppose it is a flashback.
  • edited December 2021 Posts: 387
    It's the same as the No Time to Die flashback, and that was Gerard's point. There's no difference between the NTTD flashback and the GE flashback.
    Although, for it to be called a 'flashback', should it be a sequence included within the main movie?

    With regards the OHMSS novel - it actually makes more sense in the novel, because Bond has a reason to be looking out for Tracy. In the movie, he's just spying on her for no reason.
    Fleming did 'flash-forwards' in both OHMSS and YOLT.
  • It's the same as the No Time to Die flashback, and that was Gerard's point. There's no difference between the NTTD flashback and the GE flashback.
    Although, for it to be called a 'flashback', should it be a sequence included within the main movie?

    It is the same kind of case as in NTTD. Though in NTTD, the editing leaves open the interpretation that the sequence we open with may actually be a flashback of Madeleine's while she's swimming.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    Posts: 9,115
    It's the same as the No Time to Die flashback, and that was Gerard's point. There's no difference between the NTTD flashback and the GE flashback.
    Although, for it to be called a 'flashback', should it be a sequence included within the main movie?

    It is the same kind of case as in NTTD. Though in NTTD, the editing leaves open the interpretation that the sequence we open with may actually be a flashback of Madeleine's while she's swimming.

    Yeah I think it's definitely framed as Madeline flashing back and remembering those events, unlike GE's opening which has the 'nine years later' caption so is more a progression of time.
  • NickTwentyTwoNickTwentyTwo Vancouver, BC, Canada
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    It's the same as the No Time to Die flashback, and that was Gerard's point. There's no difference between the NTTD flashback and the GE flashback.
    Although, for it to be called a 'flashback', should it be a sequence included within the main movie?

    With regards the OHMSS novel - it actually makes more sense in the novel, because Bond has a reason to be looking out for Tracy. In the movie, he's just spying on her for no reason.
    Fleming did 'flash-forwards' in both OHMSS and YOLT.

    I would not say the GE and NTTD flashbacks are the same; we explicitly see “present day” Madeleine in SP, then we “flash back” to her as a child, and then come back to “present day”. GE is different if only because there is no “present day” before the “flash back”, making it more akin to a simple progression of time like mtm says.
    But ultimately, splitting hairs, who cares.
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    Was QOS the first time Bond wore jeans? I think he did in the desert.
  • DragonpolDragonpol Writer @ http://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    mtm wrote: »
    It's the same as the No Time to Die flashback, and that was Gerard's point. There's no difference between the NTTD flashback and the GE flashback.
    Although, for it to be called a 'flashback', should it be a sequence included within the main movie?

    It is the same kind of case as in NTTD. Though in NTTD, the editing leaves open the interpretation that the sequence we open with may actually be a flashback of Madeleine's while she's swimming.

    Yeah I think it's definitely framed as Madeline flashing back and remembering those events, unlike GE's opening which has the 'nine years later' caption so is more a progression of time.

    Yes, that's exactly how I view it too.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Was QOS the first time Bond wore jeans? I think he did in the desert.

    It's a good question, I think it is. I thought he may have done much earlier in the 60s movies, but I may have been confusing that with Bond wearing a pair in the books which I'm pretty sure Fleming does have him doing at one point.
    There is of course this look though... ;)

    prxg74.jpg
  • ThunderfingerThunderfinger The Lazenby Pit
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    mtm wrote: »
    Was QOS the first time Bond wore jeans? I think he did in the desert.

    It's a good question, I think it is. I thought he may have done much earlier in the 60s movies, but I may have been confusing that with Bond wearing a pair in the books which I'm pretty sure Fleming does have him doing at one point.
    There is of course this look though... ;)

    prxg74.jpg
    Anyone here who went and bought that outfit after watching NSNA?
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