Cool Videos: This 2 hour supercut brings you 5-10 minutes of every single James Bond movie!
Being Bond week and all, I could not resist posting this video. At just under 2 hours, this very well could be the longest supercut I have ever seen, but it is worth it.
A YouTube user named James Bond (not official from what I can tell) posted this supercut entitled "50 Years of James Bond" and so far it has not been taken down. It is made up of big chunks of footage from the Bond canon, which has to violate copyright somehow.
According to the video's description: Approximately five minutes from each of the 22 Eon produced James Bond films have been cut together, in order and in sequence, beginning with the first five minutes of DR. NO (1962) followed by minutes 5-10 of FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (1963), minutes 10-15 of GOLDFINGER (1964), minutes 15-20 of THUNDERBALL (1965), continuing on through each of the remaining 18 Bond features (accounting for variables in each title's running time) culminating with the final five minutes of 2008's QUANTUM OF SOLACE.
You might say that cutting the clips together does not qualify as a supercut. Read on.
This fresh look at the "James Bond Formula" provides a new exploration of the evolution of the series into a filmmaking genre uniquely it's own. With few exceptions, each title's transition into the picture that follows it is nearly seamless, creating a viewing experience that at first might serve to reminds us "if you've seen one Bond film, you've seen them all," but looking more closely it is in fact an endearing homage to a character who single-handedly shaped modern cinema's action/adventure formula and who continues to leave an indelible mark on generations worldwide.
So, the "James Bond Formula" referenced here is that every movie in the series, regardless of actor or release date, share enough in common that they can be edited together like this. Some might say that shows the lack of originality in the franchise. I say it proves that this qualifies as a connected series of movies and not just a character used over and over again.
So, if you have nothing on your DVR and a few hours to spare, check out "50 Years of James Bond".
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