Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007 (2012)
Average Rating: 7.3/10
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Release Date: Oct 5, 2012 Limited
Average Rating: 4/5
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The film focuses on three men with a shared dream - Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It's the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history which began in 1962. With unprecedented access both to the key players involved and to Eon Productions' extensive archive, this is the first time the inside story of the franchise has ever been told on screen in this way. Director Stevan Riley follows a story that begins
Oct 5, 2012 Limited
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Entertaining, nostalgic, and more thorough than any history of Bond and his life on the big screen has a right to be.
Everything or Nothing is one of the best films of the year and the rare documentary that can fascinate, inform and enliven all at the same time.
It's not really the "Untold Story" as such - but there's plenty of fascinating material regardless.
A thoroughly, captivatingly comprehensive tour of 50 years of cinema and cultural history. It's also one of the best, most uniquely crafted documentaries I've seen this year.
It's archive footage of Connery that provides the documentary's best, if somewhat unfair, barb. Asked on US TV to name the first Bond villain, he replies 'Cubby Broccoli'.
A hugely enjoyable, if predictably rose-tinted look at the history of the world's biggest and most enduring film franchise.
This lively doc is an entertaining race through 50 years of the 007 franchise. The fast-paced narrative skips over a few things here and there, but focusses nicely on the relationships that have sustained the films over the decades.
Untold? Hardly. Yet as Skyfall appetisers go, this thorough survey of how Ian Fleming, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman created a phenomenon could barely be bettered.
Everything Or Nothing moves as rapidly and as brutally as the bullet Bond fires into our faces ...
Casual observers will be fascinated, and even Bond obsessives may find something new to chew on ...
Perhaps not a vital examination of the indelible icon, but a frank, funny, and thoroughly captivating one.
Nothing rises above the level of a decently produced DVD extra, but it's one you'd happily watch right through.
For anyone with even a passing interest in James Bond, it's an essential watch.
It shows what a hairy business it often was to fashion a series of world successes and how it could break as well as make careers.
It doesn't duck the controversial moments of 007's half a century in cinema and includes interviews with most of the relevant people.
Like a 007 adventure it boasts a great first act then soon settles into a routine formula with questionable treatment of certain individuals.
There's more than enough to enjoy, and plenty about the remarkable and melancholy figure of Fleming himself, who never lived quite long enough to enjoy the success of his creation.
Whenever the pace flags (not often) there is another blasting big-screen Bond excerpt, reminding us how hard to resist this series has been ...
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