Wednesday, August 28, 2019

James Bond Movies on TCM in September

This September on Turner Classic Movies, Thursday nights will be dedicated to James Bond. On September 5 TCM will star with Dr. No (1962) and then proceed to show the Bond movies in chronological order every Thursday night right up to 1999's The World is Not Enough.

Here I have to point out that this is not the first time that James Bond movies have aired on TCM. Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), and Diamonds Are Forever (1971) have all previously aired on TCM. Of course, Casino Royale (1967), the James Bond film that was not produced by Eon Productions, has also aired on TCM before (it is not airing in September). Regardless, this will be the first time that this many James Bond movies will be shown in one month on Turner Classic Movies.

As to my opinion on which James Bond movies viewers absolutely should watch, I would say that they are Dr. No, From Russia with Love, and Goldfiinger, all of which air on September 5; On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) and Live and Let Die (1972) on September 12; The Spy Loved Me (1977) on September 19; The Living Daylights (1987) and Goldeneye (1995). As to what to avoid, I think one can skip Moonraker (1979) and A View to a Kill (1985).

Anyhow, as a fan of the James Bond movies, I have to say that I am very happy Turner Classic Movies is showing them.

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