The silly Bonds and the serious Bonds

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?

Hamlet

Sarah Bernhardt as Hamlet.

Different interpretations

The serious in the camp

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

The camp Bond

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

The serious Bond

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

The happy mix

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

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