I went to watch the new James Bond movie Skyfall last Thursday, and it was under my expectation. Then I watched this ‘The Story behind 007’ kinda movie titled “Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007,” I might change my review of Skyfall. Thus I review this ‘documentary’ movie which; with Skyfall; commemorates 50th years James Bond Anniversary.
I was a James Bond fan since I was a kid. I started to understand movies right when there’s a rivalry between Sean Connery and Roger Moore as 007, but I remembered Roger Moore better. This ‘documentary’ movie helped me understand the making of the iconic British cultural export (so iconic that Skyfall helps promote Britain’s tourism campaign) from the very first inception of James Bond as a novel penned by Ian Fleming, whose military background helped shaped the character of 007. Also the cool hands of producers of Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman, how their duet plays a big role in putting 007 on big screen.
Then enters Sean Connery the man who shaped mannerism of 007. At first I questioned why Sean Connery didn’t get an interview (like the other 5 Bonds) then I found out that there’s animosity between him and the two producers. Also there was a legal dispute with Kevin McClory, who claims the rights to 007 thus made every attempt to produce his own 007 (Connery’s “Never Say Never Again” is an unofficial 007; battling Roger Moore’s “Octopussy” at the time.)
Don’t expect trivia such as Bond girls, gadgets, cars or soundtrack though, this movie is far deeper than that. A revealing story behind 007, you gain perspective of the everyone’s favorite spy, and help understand the difference behind different actors cast.