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Commander James Bond, also known as 007, is a fictional British secret service agent created by journalist, naval officer and author Ian Fleming, for the debut novel Casino Royale in 1953. He is the main protagonist of the James Bond series of novels, which consists of twelve novels and two short story collections published between 1953 and 1966, although the last two books—The Man with the Golden Gun and Octopussy and The Living Daylights—were published posthumously. Following Ian Fleming's death in 1964, many continuation novels or novelizations by Kingsley Amis, Christopher Wood, John Gardner, Raymond Benson, Sebastian Faulks and Jeffery Deaver were published; a series of Young Bond novels has also been written by Charlie Higson.

Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman's Eon Productions started a series of Bond film in 1962, with the release of Dr. No. Since then the Bond series has become one of the most successful and lucrative in the film industry spanning 24 films. There have also been two films produced by independent companies and one television adaptation. Seven actors have portrayed agent 007 on film: Sean Connery, David Niven, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig; he was also portrayed by Barry Nelson in the 1954 television adaptation Casino Royale.

In addition to novels and films, Bond is a prominent character in many comic strips and computer and video games and has been the subject of many parodies.

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Quantum of Solace (2008) is the 22nd James Bond film by EON Productions and is the direct sequel to the 2006 film Casino Royale. Directed by Marc Forster, it features Daniel Craig's second performance as James Bond. In the film, Bond battles Dominic Greene (Mathieu Amalric), a member of the Quantum organisation posing as an environmentalist who intends to stage a coup d'état in Bolivia to take control of its water supply. Bond seeks revenge for the death of his lover, Vesper Lynd (Eva Green), and is assisted by Camille Montes (Olga Kurylenko), who is also seeking revenge.

Producer Michael G. Wilson developed the film's plot while Casino Royale was being shot. Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, Paul Haggis, and Joshua Zetumer contributed to the script. The title was chosen from a 1960 short story in Ian Fleming's For Your Eyes Only, though the film does not contain any elements of the original story. Location filming took place in Panama, Chile, Italy, and Austria while interior sets were built and filmed at Pinewood Studios. Forster aimed to make a modern film that also featured classic cinema motifs: a vintage aeroplane was used for a dogfight sequence, and Dennis Gassner's set designs are reminiscent of Ken Adam's work on several early Bond films. Taking a course away from the usual Bond villains, Forster rejected any grotesque appearance for the character Dominic Greene to emphasise the hidden and secret nature of the film's contemporary villains.

The film premiered at the Odeon Leicester Square on 29 October 2008, gathering mixed reviews which mainly praised Craig's gritty performance and the film's action sequences while feeling that Quantum of Solace was not as impressive as the predecessor Casino Royale. It was, however, the second most commercially successful Bond film, earning GBP£50 million in product placement, and grossing USD$586,090,727 at the box office as of 9 March 2009: notably close to its predecessor's record.

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Paul McCartney on stage in Prague
Sir James Paul McCartney, MBE, (born 18 June 1942), is an English singer-songwriter and composer. He gained worldwide fame as one of the members of The Beatles. After leaving The Beatles, McCartney launched a solo career and formed the band Wings.' mostlauded work. In October 1972, McCartney and Wings recorded the theme song for the James Bond film Live and Let Die.

He has worked on film scores, classical music, and ambient/electronic music; released a large catalogue of songs as a solo artist; and taken part in projects to help international charities. McCartney is listed in Guinness World Records as the most successful musician and composer in popular music history, with 60 gold discs and sales of 100 million singles.

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Götz Otto, introduce himself for Tomorrow Never Dies casting

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Books List of James Bond novels and short storiesCasino Royale (novel), Live and Let Die (novel)Moonraker (novel)Diamonds Are Forever (novel), From Russia, with Love (novel)Dr. No (novel)Goldfinger (novel)For Your Eyes Only (short story collection)Thunderball (novel)The Spy Who Loved Me (novel)On Her Majesty's Secret Service (novel)You Only Live Twice (novel)The Man with the Golden Gun (novel)Octopussy and The Living DaylightsColonel Sun

Films (main article, List of James Bond films): A View to a KillCasino Royale (1967 film)Casino Royale (2006 film)Diamonds Are Forever (film)Die Another DayDr. No (film)For Your Eyes Only (film)From Russia with Love (film)GoldenEyeGoldfinger (film)Licence to KillLive and Let Die (film)Moonraker (film)Never Say Never AgainOctopussyOn Her Majesty's Secret Service (film)Quantum of SolaceThe Living DaylightsThe Man with the Golden Gun (film)SkyfallThe Spy Who Loved Me (film)Thunderball (film)Tomorrow Never DiesThe World Is Not EnoughYou Only Live Twice (film)Motifs in the James Bond film series

Characters: James Bond (books), James Bond (films), Felix Leiter, M (James Bond)

Biographies: Bernard LeeDaniel CraigDeborah KerrEva GreenGeorge MartinHalle BerryIan FlemingJonathan PryceMadonna (entertainer)Paul McCartneyPierce BrosnanSean BeanTina Turner

Music: "The World Is Not Enough (song)" • "You Know My Name" • "Skyfall (song)"

Games and television: Inspirations for James BondCasino Royale (Climax!)GoldenEye 007 (1997 video game) • "You Only Move Twice"

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