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007 Reason Why Daniel Craig is The Best Bond

Why Daniel Craig is The Best BondJames Bond is the biggest franchise of the international mystery of man. Most of us grown up seeing bond movies, entertaining with his spy gadgets, recalling his pick up lines. It is one of the serious debates for all 007 fans when it comes to selecting the best Bond.  The character of British spy agent has been played quite of few actors since 1962, and each of the actor played in his own unique way.

The US actor Daniel is our current Bond who already signed for Bond 24 and after Skyfall grossing went $1 Billion. He had broken many records and finds his best place in the franchise through becoming the highest paid actor too. Here is the reason proving Daniel Craig is the best Bond ever!

007: Sensational Debut

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Lots of criticism had been made on his selection as 007. Most of Connery, Moore, and Brosnan fans believed that he’s simply not good as them. But Craig decided to focused on work and reply their criticism with his sensational performance, and he was quite successful in doing that. Craig takes the level of Bond into next step through recording breaking grossing of almost $599 Million.

006: More Realistic

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He more relays on his physical strength, rather than flashy his gadgets are more realistic. Yes we have seen quite few gadgets in his three movies but they all were real it is not something like toothpaste, or a fake pen that turns into an explosive.

005: His Physique

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Daniel Craig’s Bond more has the great self believe that’s why he loves to encounter his enemies through hand to hand combat. The opening flash scene of the film Casino Royale was the prime example of the intensity for bringing him in the franchise, producers and directors tried to make him look closer to literary Bond.

004: The Modern Bond

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Daniel Craig more muscular, more realistic and sexier than ever! He presented as the modern Bond to all 007 fans. He likes to do some of his stunts on his own, who can Casino Royale opening scene where he first starred as Bond while chasing a wanted bomb maker in Madagascar. And in recent flick Skyfall Craig again showed his fitness level while fighting to the death over on the top of the speeding train.

003: Mainstream Success

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As mentioned earlier that Craig made his debuted movie as the highest installment of the franchise.  In quantum of Solace Craig’s didn’t reach to the standards he set in Casino Royale but still it manages to become the second highest flick with the earning of 591.6 Million. In the latest installment of the franchise Skyfall, Bond gets back on track and broken his own record through crossing $1 Billion mark worldwide.

002: Sense of Clothing

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There is a one thing that man has actually learn from James Bond is that how to donned in a tuxedo and rock in a suit. And when comes to Craig it is not about how cool he is, it is about how he has mastered in the art of looking being fetching and suave. In his three appearance as 007 he emerged in one after other sensorial tuxedo and suit tailored by Brioni and Tom Ford. And how can we forget that sexy blue swimming trunks he had worn two times out of his three movies. Craig also showed the cool side of his personality and proved that he can make you stunned through both his formal and casual looks.

001: Declared by his Fellows

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We are not only ones who thinks Daniel Craig is the best Bond, many of the others famous personalities connected with franchise for many years also declared that he is the most suitable actor for the spy character. The daughter of the original directors of Bond films Barbara Broccoli who associated with franchise since octopussy  said ” He is the greatest Bond ever. I’m not letting him go, not for a long time”. The living Legend Roger Moore who has the record of most appearance in the movies declared that “”I loved Casino Royale and Daniel Craig. He is a wonderful actor, certainly the best actor to play Bond,” he said.  Another legend Judi Dench who played M in seven spy movies said that “Daniel Craig is the best Bond for today

11 Midnight Blue Tuxedos Worn by James Bond

James Bond the best spy agent also known as an iconic male fashion god around the globe. Any of 007 knows how snappy and killer dresser he is, particularly when it comes to formal attire. Beside his regular activities Mi6 agent is an inspiration to us for his tuxedo, trends come and go, but he always remains the best dressed man and make sure to never follow any trend but let others to follow him. Interestingly out of his 30+ tuxedo Bond wore out his blue fabric tuxedo, probably more than 45 percent. This really shows how color matters for 007 and importance of midnight blue in any of formal clothing. If you do really want to know about his each midnight blue tuxedo stay connected with us, because we are going to share all the information for what you have come here!

First Ever Bond Tuxedo:

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The legendary Sean Connery introduced all of us as Mi6 agent James Bond while putting on this tuxedo and playing his favorite card game Texas Hold ‘Em in the opening scene of Dr. No. This impeccable bespoke dinner suit features shawl lapel color which was trimmed with midnight blue satin silk, the jacket is bearing a single horn button on front along with four buttons on gauntlet cuffs, it has one welt pocket one chest and two jetted ones on the waist length. Connery did not prefer to wear a cummerbund underneath the jacket. Trousers comprising the flat front with the strap down the each leg with similar midnight blue tuxedo, his pants also having two slant side pockets. This premier Bond dinner suit will always be remembered for its classic and ever dated looks.

From Russia with Love Tuxedo:

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Sean Connery after his brilliant performance in the first entry of the series Dr. No return again for No. 2 Bond film  “From Russia With Love” where he spotted with probably the same tuxedo he did wear previously. This second Bond tuxedo is featuring shawl lapel collar, single button front closure, one chest two waist pockets, and without any waist covering again. Although to give Bond an updated looks few of changes have been made in his dinner suit, for instance the shawl collar is bit narrower, double reverse pleats has been introduced to Connery pants according to 60’s style dressing.

Connerys’s Thunderball Dinner Suit

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After taking a break in Goldfinger, James Bond (Sean Connery) again comes up with the midnight blue fabric suit when he was sent to the Bahamas for his mission. Out of his four spy movies Sean Connery wore out midnight blue tuxedo thrice and each time he wore it better than earlier. This Thunderball tuxedo is bearing the all similar features like previous ones. The jacket has shawl collar, with single button cover with horn in front along with only two buttons at gauntlet cuffs this time.  Interestingly, this is the last shawl lapel tuxedo Bond worn until the debut of Timothy Dalton. This timeless classic Thunderball dinner suit has been sold at Bonham for $53,760

George Lezenby Dinner Suit:

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Australian star George Lezenby starred in only single 007 movie, but he makes sure to wear out some ridiculously good looking suits in it, and this idyllic blue suit is on the top of  those suits.  This recognizable Lezenby dinner suit featured with a peak lapel collar with single button on front and three buttons at each sleeve cut, this traditional tuxedo also having one chest pocket two jetted ones at waist size. His pants bearing flat front with single stripe down the leg. George Lezenby did wear this tuxedo suit three times in the movie with two different ruffled-front shirts.

The Spy Who Loved Double Breasted Tuxedo

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The Legendary actor Roger Moore played James Bond most. Interestingly, in his seven spy movies Moore starred with midnight blue dinner suit only twice. Bond wore out this tuxedo to dinner with an Egyptian club; this is the day when he hunts Jaws into the desert. This classic version of double breasted suit bearing wide peak lapel collar and has six front buttons in which only two buttons can be b buttoned, it does have three buttons on sleeves cut, one welt pocket with two jetted pockets. Bond also uses black satin cummerbund underneath the jacket. His pants are featuring two side pockets and low rise with flared bottoms.

A View To Kill Tuxedo Suit:

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As we mentioned above that Roger Moore has worn only two midnight blue tuxedos in his spy journey and interestingly, both of them are double breasted according to 80’s style. Roger Moore wore out this dinner suit in his last 007 movie in a memorable Eiffel tower scene. The double breasted jacket was bearing five buttons on the front in which only one button can be fastened; it has two jetted pockets and four buttons on cuffs with the addition of double rear vents. Bond has worn white pleated shirt featuring mother of pearl buttons underneath the placket and has rounded corner double cuffs. His trousers have two side pockets and a satin stripe down to each leg.

Tomorrow Never Dies Three Piece Tuxedo:

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Bond favorite color fabric finally returns after five movies in Tomorrow Never Dies, but it was totally different than all previous tuxedos worn by 007, the first ever tuxedo in which Bond wore out double breasted vest underneath the jacket, that shows sophistication and elegance of his killing style. TND tuxedo featuring peak lapel midnight blue lapel, the jacket has a single button which Bond prefers to stay unbutton to show his exquisite vest, it is also featuring one welt along with two jetted pockets and four buttons at cuffs. As mentioned earlier Brosnan put on vintage style vest underneath his jacket having grosgrain lapels with five front buttons and two jetted pockets, the perfectly V shape vest is constructed with the similar fabric. His rational style trouser comprising double reverse pleats and side tab adjusters obviously!

The World is Not Enough Dinner Suit:

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Star Pierce Brosnan preferred to go with traditional tuxedo this time in The World is Not Enough after wearing extremely modern tuxedo in his previous 007 movie. The jacket lapel, buttons covering, and pockets are trimmed with midnight blue silk. More importantly the bow tie and cummerbund did Brosnan wear is also made with midnight blue fabric. This Brosnan dinner suit is made with mohair fabric to give for giving it more formal looks. The jacket was bearing notch lapel collar with single button front closure and four buttons on each sleeve cut. It also has one welt pocket with two straight jetted pockets. Brosnan pants are blessed up with flat front and remaining other features are same including hook closure, two side pockets, side adjusters with tap buttons.

Brosnan’s Die Another Day Tuxedo:

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Bond spotted putting on this midnight blue traditional attire in swank ice hotel, which is featuring all same features including notch lapel, single button at the front and four at cuffs, one chest two jetted pockets. Although some changes has been made for this cocktail party for instance jacket lapels and buttons are covered with grosgrain silk. More importantly, this is the first time Brosnan’s Bond went without waist covering. He has worn waist in GoldenEye and Tomorrow Never Dies underneath the jacket and cummerbund in The World is Not Enough but this time he decided not to do any waist layer which is something Bond often does.

Quantum of Solace Tuxedo:

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Daniel Craig Quantum of Solace tuxedo gives tribute to the first installment of the franchise Dr. No and the original Bond Sean Connery through taking inspiration from Bond premier dinner suit. Finally Bond spotted wearing a shawl lapel tuxedo since The Day Living Day Lights. Since Craig tuxedo is the step up from Connery’s that’s why both of them probably having the similar features including shawl lapel, gauntlet cuffs, jetted pockets and rear vents. Slightly additions have been made to Bond outfit, he wore out satin cummerbund by not repeating mistake what he did in Dr. No, Bond wore reverse pleats according to early 60’s style but Craig trousers are bearing flat front with low rise. Small differences between both of them are buttonhole on the left lapel has been introduced with five buttons at gauntlet cuffs instead of four.

James Bond Skyfall Tuxedo:

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Here it is, the latest outfit form James Bond’s wardrobe “Skyfall Midnight Blue Tuxedo” superstar Daniel Craig wore out in the recent installment of the franchise. This is the second consecutive Shawl lapel and midnight blue tuxedo Craig worn after wearing peak lapel dinner suit in his debut 007 movie Casino Royale.  Bond discloses his latest evening parry kit in the casino, this time in Macau. This Bond tuxedo was looking dark not only in casino lighting, but in Daylight too. The jacket features black satin shawl lapel collar, with satin silk single front button and three functional buttons on cuffs, also having one chest pocket with two jetted pockets trimmed with silk, to make it a special Tom Ford has introduced only a single rear vent the only one dinner jacket appears with a single vent in the history of the franchise. Craig has worn cotton shirt and silk cummerbund underside the jacket. His trousers were held up with both suspenders and side tab adjusters, his trousers also featuring two side pockets, flat front, low rise, and lastly satin stripe.

This really shows how Bond is close with midnight blue color, up till Connery and Brosnan has worn three midnight blue tuxedo out of their six and four movies respectively, and Craig spotted with two navy blue dinner suit already in his three spy movies.  Daniel Craig is signed for two more 007 movies and we have to see that whether he will able make another unique record of wearing most midnight blue tuxedos or not.

 

John Logan: Bond 24 to Build on Skyfall

We already know little things about Bond 24 that it is starring star Daniel Craig is being spotted while performing 007 legendary character in final three movies including Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, and most grossed movie of the franchise skyfall. The Oscar wining director Sam Mendes and 52 years old screen writer of Skyfall John Logan who slightly reveals his plans of writing the next Bond movie. During the shooting break from his of psychological thriller TV series Penny Dreadful he chat with IGN and told “All I can say about Bond is that I’m happily writing it. My goal is to write a great movie that’s appropriate, to build on what we did on Skyfall, but make it its own unique animal. Logon also exposes the connection of Bond 24 with skyfall, he went on “The themes, ideas and the characters from Skyfall can obviously continue on, because it is a franchise, and it is an ongoing story. So I think there’s resonance from Skyfall in the new movie.”

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While talking about his link and love towards the franchise he also concluded “”I grew up on the Bond movies, The first one I saw was Diamonds Are Forever, when I was a kid. I just loved them to pieces. He discloses his plans to harkening back one again to the source material, Ian Fleming’s original Bond novels for inspiration on Bond 24 “I love all the elements, from the books — mostly from the novels; going back to Ian Fleming is where I started with Skyfall — and there’s certainly elements of the movies and the novels that we’ve brought into the new movie, as they did into Skyfall.”

Daniel, Mendes and Logon are coming back to rock Bond 24. Will James Bond 24 be a direct sequel to the enormously popular Skyfall? Or will it able to shatter all the record of the last installment? To witness all the answers we have to wait till the release of next 007 movie which is going to hit the theater on 6 November, 2015.

From Connery to Craig – Bond Style Suits

James Bond always looks pleasant whatever he wears fashion, style, trend doesn’t matter for him. He’s the well dressed man alive from the last 50 years. From the first dinner jacket in Dr. No to latest Skyfall Charcoal suit he is always a visual delight. The turn of cuffs, the cut and robe of his suits, the neatness of stitching, and the style of his cuffs each element define his perfection in this field. Six superstars have been introduced for his character but each of them is recognize for the exactness of their attire at certain time period. To highlight all classic elements of each superstar we have broken our subjects into six parts (period) below.

Sean Connery Era (From 1962 to 1971)

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Since it was the initial stage of Bond style suits that’s why some lacking is been discover in terms of fit and style. Connery plays Bond role first as we all knows and he did wore some remarkable suits in which Goldfinger grey three piece suit is simply unforgettable. In the first two movies Dr. No and From Russia with Love Connery visuals with lengthy jackets design by Anthony Sinclair with the additions of narrow lapels, the shoulders of the jackets are natural which is important for the silhouette of any suit whether they are padded or not. After returning in four years in Diamonds Are Forever few of changes has been notified this time the lapel of the jacket were broad with wider flap pockets at waist length. Interestingly this time he chosen to wear flat front trouser instead of double reverse pleat one he did wear earlier, his trousers were also tapered but not the same like before.

George Lezenby Era (On Her Secret Majesty Service)

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With the introduction of the highest paid model George Lezenby Bond seems to be modern and wore out verity of outfits on occasions. Although Lezenby featured in a single 007 movie only but he left some memorable moments in the franchise from his moderated dressing. The trend of slim and fit suit he started were quite popular in the late 60’s, his jacket was shorter than English standard and more fit and robust. The style of his trouser also well acclaimed and popular than Connery pants featuring flat and with narrow style, the fit of his trousers was closer particularly to his thigh.

Roger Moore Era (1979-1985)

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In almost 12 years of Moore spy journey he take the pleasure of wearing suits of three famous designers. Cyril Castle constructed his suit for his first two 007 movies Live and Let Die and The Man with the Golden Gun they certainly took Bond out of his zone through designing contemporize style suits, in his couple of initial movies Roger Moore spotted being put on versatile sports jackets with the contrasting pants. Angelo got the chance for later two spy movies and they prove themselves a right choice by bring Bond in his old style and made some flawless suit with the traditional and classic cut. Designer Douglas Hayward got the maximum opportunity to make Moore Bond suits in For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to Kill in which they design admirable suits.

Timothy Dalton Era (1987 – 1989)

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Suits Dalton did wear in his debuted movie The Living Day Lights were far better than his 007 movie License to Kill. Everything was fine with the navy blue suit he worn in his first spy movie it was almost design according to the English style featuring large shoulders, perfect length of the jacket, dual vents, flat front trouser simply amazing. But don’t know what’s wrong with the designer of tuxedo from his next movie. There was extra bit of space in his jacket everywhere neither it was neatly tailored, it was also bearing the features opposite to the formal party such as his tripe reverse pleats baggy style trouser although it was in style but not making good impact was looking slightly goofy on Dalton.

Pierce Brosnan Era (1995-2002)

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Since the introduction of Pierce Brosnan as the Mi6 agent, Bond suits able to grabs the attentions of the viewers after the disaster of Dalton. Brosnan era brought away English style and brings more Italian style and cut in Bond wardrobe, because all his suits were designed by the famous Italian company Brioni. In GoldenEye Bond appears in longer jacket with low button stance but later in early 2000’s his suits become more stylish with the modification of fit jacket, high button stance, and bit shorter jacket than earlier. In his Brosnan time period 007 trance plenty of timeless suits in the history of the franchise.

Daniel Craig Era (2006-Present)

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The Bond legacy of gorgeous tailored suit continues with the introduction of New Bond, Daniel Craig really shows the world how to wear out a suit for the modern age. All his suits design by Tom Ford are very traditional but with the addition of some remarkable advancement. These recent Bond suits are not only graceful but also design according to his comfortably. we have seen Craig jumping, running, fighting in his suits but he looks dapper as always. To update Bond for the blockbuster movie of 2012 few of changes made in his costume for instance button holes are higher than before, extra bit of attention has been given on its silhouette by making the suit more fit and lapel narrow.

Skyfall: The Best Bond Movie Ever Made

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Bond in Midnight Blue Tuxedo

Skyfall is the best Bond movie ever, there are the facts that it is the 14th and the first Bond movie to generate more than $1 billion worldwide, eight grossing films of all time as well as the highest grossing film in the UK and, highest earning movie in the Bond series and also the second highest film in 2012.

Daniel Craig performed the third time role of bond in  Skyfall after doing a fantastic job in his previous two Bond movies (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace) he is the 6th Bond in 50 years of Bond career and may be more successful too.

The main reasons of Skyfall triumph are discussed below.

1. Daniel Craig:

Craig who worked superbly in his all Bond movies made his debut as Bond in 2006 with Casino Royale and made it the highest grossing movie in Bond history. After his incredible job in his starting two Bond movies he is given a chance again Skyfall and guess what he stunned everyone again from his superb performance. He impressed lots of people from his killing style and performance.  In my opinion, Daniel Craig is the main reason of Skyfall success his great acting made his impact on all Bond 007 fans and he is considered the most flourishing Bond of all time.

 2. Story:

This fantastic movie started in Istanbul in which Bond was assigned to save a computer drive posses the list of British agents.  He chased the man with the help of MI6 operative Eve, first by car and motorbike then both of them have a clash over a moving train at the same time his assistant took the rifle due to the order of M to kill the enemy bearing drive, firstly she hesitate because both Patrice and Bond still grappling with each other and then hit the shot but unfortunately she hit to Bond’s shoulder and fall in the river and considered being dead. It was quite dramatic move in the movie and forced the viewers to see it with complete focus although in real Bond was not dead and repairs to catch their enemies having that computer drive.

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Patrice and Bond fight on the train – From movie Skyfall

3. Direction:

Different directors were introduced in last six Bond movies, but the 47 years old Sam Mendes director of Skyfall call out again for 24th Bond film. This is all done by his great direction skills although it was a brave and surprising decision to bring him and giving a chance because his profile was not exciting enough, but all in all he proved himself one of the best directors in the Bond series. Mendes made this movie more interesting by showing his abilities in creating the suspense and drama with trumping up the tension and some of its lovely and beautiful scenes. Especially the scene of china where Bond takes another agent over a tall complex at night it was an interesting vision to see because both of the agents were fighting and in front of  colored bluish hues.

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Scene from Skyfall Movie

4. Clothing

Suiting is something for which James Bond 007 is best known. In his entire journey he wore some of unique and stylish suits and tuxedo which is liked by his beloved fans. In this movie at the time of portraying the role of Bond 007 Daniel Craig really sustain the class of James Bond clothing. Like all other movies Bond was looking elegant in his phenomenal suits and tuxedo. The most familiar dress up of Bond which generating the bunch success is his midnight blue tuxedo. This is the one of the best apparel in Bond history which made his impact on Bond fans in its first glance. The other Skyfall suit includes charcoal pinstripe suit and gray suit which he used to wear in the initial part of the film.

5. Summary:

In the end due to all these features Skyfall achieved greater success and admiration by its fans. Because of the great story and beautiful scenes with suspenses and surprises and most importantly Daniel Craig who looks great as James Bond. Many of his fans want to see him again upcoming Bond movies, that’s why he has been signed for the next movie of the series – Bond 24. We all are excited about it, this time the same Director producer and the same Bond. Will it again break the bunch of records? To witness this we all have to wait till October 23, 2015