Elvis Mitchell Picks the 10 Best James Bond Openings
Starting June 9th, LACMA, in collaboration with Loyola Marymount University's School of Film and Television and in celebration of the 50th anniversary of James Bond film franchise, launches its new exhibit "...Is James Bond." The exhibit features the opening sequences for all 22 Bond films. Even better: free movies. Starting in July, LACMA (along with Film Independent) will be screening double Bond features on Thursday nights.
In anticipation for "...Is James Bond," film critic and LA Weekly alum Elvis Mitchell picked his ten favorite Bond opening sequences. From Casino Royale to Live and Let Die, see what Bond classics make Mitchell's list.
10. Casino Royale (2006)
Chris Cornell croons the song "You Know My Name" in this first Bond film, starring the alluring Daniel Craig as everyone's favorite spy.
9. Die Another Day (2002)
Madonna sings the title track and stars in Die Another Day, Pierce Brosnan's final film as James Bond.
8. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
This was the first James Bond film to be made without longtime producer Albert R. Broccoli, who receives a dedication in the ending credits. Sheryl Crow performs the title song in this film about a media mogul attempting to start WW III.