19 September, 2014 / Ziqa'ad 23, 1435

James Bond 50th Anniversary

The Bond movie series, one of the longest running in history, has brought in nearly $4.9 billion in ticket sales worldwide and is looking to extend its run again. “Skyfall,” the 23rd movie in the series, premieres Oct. 23, 2012 in London.  - Photos by AP

A pre-production replica MBW Z8 roadster made for the film 'The World is Not Enough' starring Pierce Brosnan is seen at a press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The car is expected to sell fro some 25-30,000 British pounds ($38-53,000 euro 2-39,000) with the proceeds going to UNICEF.
A pre-production replica MBW Z8 roadster made for the film 'The World is Not Enough' starring Pierce Brosnan is seen at a press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The car is expected to sell fro some 25-30,000 British pounds ($38-53,000 euro 2-39,000) with the proceeds going to UNICEF.
Two Omega watches, left, a Seamaster Planet Ocean model used by Daniel Craig in the James Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace', and a Seamaster Planet Ocean model which is made of Titanium and used by Craig for an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond movie 'Skyfall' is seen during the press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012.  The watches are expected to sell for around 6-8,000 British pounds ($ 9,100-12,00 euro 6,800-9,000) each
Two Omega watches, left, a Seamaster Planet Ocean model used by Daniel Craig in the James Bond movie 'Quantum of Solace', and a Seamaster Planet Ocean model which is made of Titanium and used by Craig for an action sequence in the upcoming James Bond movie 'Skyfall' is seen during the press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The watches are expected to sell for around 6-8,000 British pounds ($ 9,100-12,00 euro 6,800-9,000) each
A poker table and gambling props from the One and Only Ocean Club and used in the 2006 version of the movie 'Casino Royale' are seen at the press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The table and props are expected to sell fro some 3-5,000 British pounds ($ 4,600-7,500, euro 3,400-5,600) with the proceeds going to UNICEF.
A poker table and gambling props from the One and Only Ocean Club and used in the 2006 version of the movie 'Casino Royale' are seen at the press preview of the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The table and props are expected to sell fro some 3-5,000 British pounds ($ 4,600-7,500, euro 3,400-5,600) with the proceeds going to UNICEF.
This 1968 file photo shows movie producer Albert Broccoli. The family of the late co-producer, Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, has maintained its grip on its 50 percent of the James Bond franchise, while MGM owns the other half. The Bond movie series, one of the longest running in history, has brought in nearly $4.9 billion in ticket sales worldwide and is looking to extend its run again. “Skyfall,” the 23rd movie in the series, premieres Oct. 23, 2012 in London.
This 1968 file photo shows movie producer Albert Broccoli. The family of the late co-producer, Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli, has maintained its grip on its 50 percent of the James Bond franchise, while MGM owns the other half. The Bond movie series, one of the longest running in history, has brought in nearly $4.9 billion in ticket sales worldwide and is looking to extend its run again. “Skyfall,” the 23rd movie in the series, premieres Oct. 23, 2012 in London.
A publicity file photo released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.” Just a couple of years ago, production was derailed on “Skyfall,” the 23rd movie in the series, while partner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. plunged into bankruptcy. MGM emerged in early 2011 with a hefty bankroll that allowed shooting to resume.
A publicity file photo released by Columbia Pictures shows Daniel Craig as James Bond in the action adventure film, “Skyfall.” Just a couple of years ago, production was derailed on “Skyfall,” the 23rd movie in the series, while partner Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. plunged into bankruptcy. MGM emerged in early 2011 with a hefty bankroll that allowed shooting to resume.
This undated file photo shows Sean Connery as James Bond in “Never Say Never Again”. The film “Never Say Never Again,” a 1983 remake of “Thunderball,” has its ironic title, because it brought Connery back as Bond after a 12-year hiatus.
This undated file photo shows Sean Connery as James Bond in “Never Say Never Again”. The film “Never Say Never Again,” a 1983 remake of “Thunderball,” has its ironic title, because it brought Connery back as Bond after a 12-year hiatus.
In this Aug. 17, 1984 file photo, actor Roger Moore, alias British secret agent James Bond, is seen with his co-stars Tanya Roberts, and Grace Jones, right, in front of Chateau de Chantilly, on the set of the 007 action film “A View to a Kill,” near Paris, France.
In this Aug. 17, 1984 file photo, actor Roger Moore, alias British secret agent James Bond, is seen with his co-stars Tanya Roberts, and Grace Jones, right, in front of Chateau de Chantilly, on the set of the 007 action film “A View to a Kill,” near Paris, France.
In this June 23, 1963 file photo, British writer Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond spy thrillers, sits in front of a Turkish train, as a gag, during a visit to the set of the film “From Russia With Love” in Istanbul, Turkey. Fleming, a former World War II intelligence officer, created 007 as a sort of fantasy alter-ego.
In this June 23, 1963 file photo, British writer Ian Fleming, author of the James Bond spy thrillers, sits in front of a Turkish train, as a gag, during a visit to the set of the film “From Russia With Love” in Istanbul, Turkey. Fleming, a former World War II intelligence officer, created 007 as a sort of fantasy alter-ego.
In this May 20, 1977 file photo, actor Roger Moore, alias British secret agent James Bond, is accompanied by co-star Barbara Bach as they arrive for the screening of their latest 007 feature, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” during the Cannes Film Festival at the French Riviera. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor.
In this May 20, 1977 file photo, actor Roger Moore, alias British secret agent James Bond, is accompanied by co-star Barbara Bach as they arrive for the screening of their latest 007 feature, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” during the Cannes Film Festival at the French Riviera. Moore, played Bond in seven films, more than any other actor.
The 2008 Aston Martin 6 litre V12 DBS 2 door coupe used by Daniel Craig as James Bond in the movie 'Quantum of Solace' is shown to the media during a press preview at the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The car is expected to sell for some 100,000 -150,000 British pounds ($160-230,000 euro 120-170,00) with the proceeds going to the British children's charity Barnardo's.
The 2008 Aston Martin 6 litre V12 DBS 2 door coupe used by Daniel Craig as James Bond in the movie 'Quantum of Solace' is shown to the media during a press preview at the James Bond movie memorabilia charity auction at Christie's auction house in London, Friday, Sept. 28, 2012. The car is expected to sell for some 100,000 -150,000 British pounds ($160-230,000 euro 120-170,00) with the proceeds going to the British children's charity Barnardo's.

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