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James Bond turns 50

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 01:50

Oct. 3 - A new film documents the history of the Bond franchise. Alicia Powell reports.

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Former Bond Girls mingled with the biggest names in James Bond history at a screening for a new documentary based on the spy series in London. "Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007" charts the real tale behind the movie franchise with a plot almost as dramatic as the fantasies themselves. Director Steven Riley was pleased the producers let him delve into the complex spy drama. SOUNDBITE: Steven Riley, director, saying (English): "I wanted to tell a real truthful history of the franchise, so I had requested that we could tackle some of the tricky areas, some of the hard luck story of Bond and they were thankfully very open about that." The documentary explains how Ian Fleming's novels made it to the big screen and reveals how the series was not always as secure as it seemed. Alongside Fleming, the two most important figures in Bond movie history are producers Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Now the Bond reigns have been handed to their children. Cubby's daughter Barbara Broccoli and his stepson Michael Wilson produce, while Saltzman's offspring Hilary and Steven maintain a keen interest in the series. SOUNDBITE: Barbara Broccoli, producer, saying (English): "Well you know it's our baby and we feel very very protective over the Bond franchise, it's something our father started over 50 years ago and he had great passion for it and we have just been carrying the flame." Right now Daniel Craig is filling the shoes of Bond - his third outing and 23rd official film, "Skyfall," will hit theaters in a few weeks. "Everything or Nothing" will be released in theatres on October 5th to mark the franchise's 50th anniversary.

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James Bond turns 50

Wednesday, October 03, 2012 - 01:50