Movie Poster REDUX: Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in "Skyfall"

With the release of the 23rd installment of Ian Fleming's James Bond (code designation "007") film series, "Skyfall", I figured I'd share an alternative poster of the film by UK based illustrator Daniel K. Norris.

James Bond, created by English writer Ian Fleming back in 1953, made his first film appearance in 1962's "Dr. No" and was played by Sean Connery. Since then, the James Bond film series has become the longest-running and second highest-grossing film franchise to date. Fleming took the name for his character from that of the American ornithologist James Bond, a Caribbean bird expert. "I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find", said Fleming. "James Bond was much better than something more interesting, like Peregrine Carruthers."

Fleming's Bond (currently being played by actor Daniel Craig who read all of Fleming's novels to prepare for the part) also has a number of character traits which run throughout his books (and films), including an enjoyment of cars, a love of food and drink (including his trademark Martini made up of three measures of Gordon's, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet), and an average daily intake of sixty(!) custom-made cigarettes (Fleming himself smoked 80 cigarettes a day). With such a heavy smoking habit, it's a surprise James Bond has lasted so long...


James Bond Skyfall

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