A problem that a lot of movies suffer from is age. The Exorcist (1973) may be a classic but it’s nowhere near as shocking as it was back when religious sensibilities were still strong. Brief Encounter (1945) still stands as top-notch filmmaking but its nowhere near as gripping today where affairs and loose morals are common place. For some films growing old is a blessing, the characteristics of the time they were made increasing their appeal; think Sunset Boulevard (1950) for its fifties glamour or Breakfast At Tiffany’s (1961) for its sixties chic. Then there are those really rare movies that don’t age at all. Standing coolly in the middle of this selective club is James Bond 007.
Its 50 years to the day since England's number one secret agent first appeared on the big screen in Terence
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