July 11


The Bond Files: 12 Days of Bond


In 12 days I leave for Jamaica. In honor of the trip and my passion for everything James Bond, I am watching every James Bond film ever produced.

Why Jamaica and why Bond?

For two months every year, from 1946 to his death eighteen years later, Ian Fleming – the writer and creator of James Bond – stayed in Jamaica. He lived at Goldeneye, the house he built on a point of high land overlooking a small white sand beach on Jamaica’s stunning north coast. All the James Bond novels and stories were written in Jamaica.

So between now and my departure date, I will watch every Bond film and come to understand Ian Fleming. I am keeping track of which films I watch below.

To learn more about James Bond and some statistics around the films, check out this fantastic website. And courtesy of The Economist, check out this awesome infographic.


The Complete List of James Bond Films

* Films that are crossed out have been watched.

Dr. No

From Russia with Love



You Only Live Twice

On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Diamonds Are Forever

Live and Let Die

The Man with the Golden Gun

The Spy Who Loved Me


For Your Eyes Only


A View to Kill

The Living Daylights

License to Kill

Golden Eye

Tomorrow Never Dies

The World is not Enough

Die Another Day

Casino Royale

Quantum of Solace