The silly Bonds and the serious Bonds

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Sean Connery, making a face during the filming of Goldfinger.
Table of the James Bond films sorted into two columns: serious and camp.
Table of the James Bond films sorted into two columns: serious and camp.

What’s the difference between Batman and Superman?

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Hamlet

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Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet.

Different interpretations

The serious in the camp

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The start of the dinner at the climax of The Man With The Golden Gun.

The camp Bond

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Here, Edward Biddulph attempts to measure the fantasy level, based on number of gadgets.
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Terence Young, director of the first James Bond film.
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Hugo Drax, as portrayed by George Almond.

The serious Bond

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Daniel Craig, showing us how many times you live.
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A battle-scarred Timothy Dalton as Bond at the end of Licence To Kill.
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A glamorous setting, but it’s still a meeting. The 00 agents who are in Europe meet in Thunderball.
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Sean Connery and Ursula Andress in Dr. No.
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Tanya Roberts as Stacey Sutton, hanging from the Golden Gate Bridge in A View To A Kill.

The happy mix

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009, as portrayed by stunt performer Andy Bradford, in Octopussy.

Writer, reader and writing coach. @aliasHannibal on Twitter. Also runs the @BondWriting account on Twitter.

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