Bond: then and now

Does the latest film 'Skyfall' refresh or rehash the James Bond franchise?

Judging from the trailer for his latest adventure ‘Skyfall’, James Bond is up to his old tricks again. Adam Lee Davies takes an in-depth look, and comes up with ten reasons why Bond fans are going to feel right at home…


  • In the ‘Skyfall’ trailer...
    James scuds across Turkey while battling a hired goon on the roof of a speeding train.

    It’s a bit like that scene in...
    From Russia With Love’ (1963) in which James scuds across Turkey while battling a hired goon in the compartment of a speeding train.

    New twist or tired rehash?
    Initially scheduled to be shot in India, this sequence is going to have to be a real corker to dislodge memories of Robert Shaw and Sean Connery’s monumental dust-up in what many consider to be the best Bond film of the lot.

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