October 5th marks the 50th anniversary of the first James Bond film, Dr. No. Take a trip through the Bond filmography at ICPL. We have 20 of the Bond films, from the earliest, Dr. No, to the most recent, Quantum of Solace. The newest Bond film, Skyfall, starring Daniel Craig debuts in theaters on November 9. Ian Fleming’s novels and short stories served as the inspiration for Bond and you can borrow all of them from the library. Other authors have penned 007 works from Kingsley Amis , (writing under the pseudonym of Robert Markham) to Jeffery Deaver.
Friendships have been lost arguing over who is the best Bond, I am torn between Connery and Craig. How about you? Take the “Which James Bond are You?” quiz to see if you are a classic Bond or one of those pretenders. Let’s not neglect the toys. Morning Edition interviewed Neil deGrasse Tyson on which gadgets might really work and some just might. And last but not least, let’s all raise a toast to 007, and remember, the martini is shaken, not stirred.