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: 2,867
    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.
  • joshdeese93joshdeese93 Grand Hotel Europe Sauna
    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: 1,862
    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 Villa in Villainville
    Posts: 29,696
    Bond 25: First time a Bond actor acknowledges before shooting that it will probably be his last.
  • Posts: 4,939
    Tomorrow Never Dies:

    First film where Bond isn't rendered unconscious
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    Posts: 3,818
    Casino Royale
    - first film without Moneypenny
    Agree, one could also propose Quantum of Solace for that.
  • BirdlesonBirdleson San Jose, CA
    Posts: 24,165
    GF - First I saw in my life. First I saw at the Drive-In (double feature w/DN, 1965).

    FRWL - First that I saw for the first time on television.

    DAF - First I saw in its own initial release.

    LALD - First I saw in a movie theatre.

    TMWTGG - First I saw in the theatre with friends, not family members.

    OHMSS - First I saw in two-parts (ABC).

    FYEO - First I saw as an adult.

    NSNA - First I saw in California.

    TND - First I did not see in the theatre or drive-in upon initial release since my streak began with DAF. First I watched on laserdisc.
  • Posts: 4,939
    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 Station B, Belgium
    edited June 28 Posts: 3,087
    Tomorrow Never Dies:

    First film where Bond isn't rendered unconscious

    Sounds really unhealthy ;)
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