JAMES BOND is a British, fictitional character who is a Secret Service agent. The Bond character was developed in the mid 1950’s. Bond starred in 12 novels and 2 short-stories under his creator Ian Fleming. Upon Fleming’s death, 10 other writers have chosen to use James Bond as a topic in their literature. These writers include: Christopher Wood, Kingsley Amis, Raymond Benson, William Boyd, John Gardner, Sebastian Faulks, Jeffery Deaver, Kate Westbrook, Charlie Higson, and most recently, Anthony Horowitz.
Bond’s character has been modified to work for tv, comic strips, movies, radio and video games as well. The movies have been running continuously for the longest amount of time and are stunningly the third highest movie series to date as far as gross income is concerned. As of this year, 23 movies have been produced by Eon Productions. These movies are well-known for their music. The theme renditions have even been nominated for Academy Awards, and took home one win to date. Of course his spy gear, cars and guns are tremendously significant as well.
The MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE movies are a string of action-packed spy thrillers, starring Tom Cruise as Ethan Hunt, derived from the tv series Mission: Impossible.
This series of movies explains the assignments of Hunt’s field team, the Impossible Mission Force and his beguilement in the first movie. Because of that betrayal, the movies then brought the main focus on to Ethan Hunt rather than the entire team as the tv version did. These movies have earned the title of 17th highest movie in terms of gross income, bringing in over two billion dollars.
GET SMART is a television series that ran from 1965 to 1970. It featured a comical secret agent named Maxwell Smart, who is also referred to as Agent 86. Agent 99, was his female counterpart; her name was never revealed during the show’s run. Both Smart and Agent 99 work for a the United States government. They work for an agency in D.C. called “CONTROL.” They interrogate and frustrate several dangers to the world, in spite of Agent 86’s inept behavior and desire to stick to doing everything by the book. Even though problems always arise, Smart always ends up saving the day. The adversaries, the “taking over the world” schemes, and the spy gear that appear in Get Smart mock that of those featured in the James Bond movies.
The AUSTIN POWERS movies is a trilogy and are what are considered to be action-comedy combos. This trilogy includes: Austin Powers: International Man of Mystery, Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me and Austin Powers in Goldmember. These movies were released in 1997, 1999 and 2002. They star Mike Myers, who plays both the protagonist, Austin Powers, and the antagoinist, Dr. Evil. Austin Powers movies tend to have ridiculous plots, excessive, erotic references, and stereotypical characters from that of secret agent movies of the sixties. They also poke satire at movies with James Bond and other spy movie characters.