Sunday, 31 August 2014

The Death of Princess Diana:A Conspiracy?


On this day (31st August),17 years ago,Diana,Princess Of Wales was killed in a car crash in Paris.Her death was followed by shock and mourning worldwide.However,not long after the tragedy,an alternative theory regarding the cause and circumstances that led to her death started to appear.In this post,I'll do my best to present the official story and the conspiracy theories.

The Official Story
After having dinner at The Ritz hotel in Paris,Diana,boyfriend Dodi Al Fayed and bodyguard Trevor Rees-Jones were being driven to Dodi's flat by chauffeur Henri Paul.Henri Paul is intoxicated and their Mercedes is being pursued by paparazzi when,at 12:25am, it hits a pole travelling 70mph in the Pont de l'Alma road tunnel.An hour after the crash,an ambulance carrying Diana leaves for the hospital,Dodi Al Fayed and Henri Paul both die at the scene of the accident.At 2:06am the ambulance arrives at the hospital which is located less than 4 miles away from the crash site.Doctors note that Diana's pulmonary vein has torn,which makes it unlikely that she will survive.After 2 hours of heart massage,Diana is pronounced dead at 4am.


After Diana's Death-A Timeline


1st September 1997 - Blood tests taken from Henri-Paul reveal that he was nearly three times over the legal drink-drive limit,with a carbon monoxide level of 20.7%.





2nd September 1997 - The French investigation into the crash begins.


5th September 1997 - A spokesman for Mohamed Al Fayed (Dodi's father) shows CCTV footage from the night of the crash to prove that Henri-Paul was not drunk or drugged.An Eyewitness claims to have seen a "flash of light" just before the crash. This is the first time anyone comes forward against the official story and these claims ignite conspiracy theories.


6th September 1997 - Diana's funeral.






10th September 1997 - At the request of Mohamed Al Fayed,a second blood test is conducted.It came back with a similar blood alcohol level,with the addition of traces of Prozac,which treats depression, and Tiapridal,which treats alcohol dependency.A sample taken from the groin showed lower levels of carbon monoxide.

18th September 1997 - A description of a white Fiat is given to French police by eyewitnesses,who believe it was acting suspiciously.The eyewitnesses say:
"A white Fiat zigzagged as it came out of the tunnel, so much so that it almost hit us." They continue, "The driver seemed to be perturbed by something in his rear-view mirror. He was transfixed by whatever he was looking at."

19th September 1997 - Trevor Rees-Jones,the only survivor of the crash,says that he is suffering from amnesia and can't recall the crash.



2nd October 1997 - French police confirm evidence found at the scene of the crash which points to the involvement of a white Fiat.The search for the car begins.

12th February 1998 - Mohamed Al Fayed makes further claims that the crash was not an accident,and that Diana and Dodi were on their way to celebrate their engagement.

13th February 1998 - Private detectives working for Mohamed Al Fayed claim to have found the white Fiat,and that it belongs to paparazzi photographer James Andanson.

21st April 1998 - Mr Rees-Jones quits his job as a bodyguard working for Mohamed Al Fayed.

2nd August 1998 - Francois Levistre,an eyewitness who had previously claimed to have seen a massive flash which may have blinded Henri Paul,now claims that he saw a motorcycle swerve in front of the Mercedes which may have caused the crash.

23rd August 1998 - Mohamed Al Fayed says that it was the "incompetence and unprofessional practice" of Mr Rees-Jones and Mr Wingfield,another bodyguard,which led to the death of his son and Princess Diana.


30th August 1998 - Richard Tomlinson,a former British spy,tells a British tabloid of a MI6 plot to kill the Serbian President which involved a bright flash and a tunnel,and that Diana's accident seems to mirror this plot.




3rd September 1999 - The official French report on the crash is published.It blames Henri Paul driving at excessive speeds while under the influence for the crash.None of the photographers arrested after the crash are charged.

30th August 2003 - Mohamed Al Fayed makes further claims that Diana had called him the night she died to inform him that she was pregnant with Dodi's baby.

14th December 2006 - A report by Lord Stevens on the deaths of Princess Diana and Dodi Al Fayed is published and supports the findings of the French report.

7th April 2008 - The jury at the Royal Courts of Justice,which has held an inquest into the crash decide that Diana and Dodi were unlawfully killed due to the "gross negligence" of Henri Paul and the paparazzi.

Conspiracy - For & Against 

For
Perhaps the most interesting part of this story and the strongest indication of a conspiracy,is that in October 1993,10 months after her and Prince Charles separated,Diana wrote a letter to butler,Paul Burrell,claiming that Charles was "planning an accident" involving her car,"brake failure & severe head injury".If you don't believe in coincidences,then this prediction,followed by the manner in which Diana died,is more than a tad suspicious.

Against
There were almost 4 years between when Diana wrote that letter and her actual death,why would it take so long for them to carry out the plan? Also,Diana claims in the letter that the reason Charles would kill her is to "make the path clear for him to marry Tiggy (the former nanny of Princes William & Harry)" and that "Camilla is nothing but a decoy." Camilla Parker Bowles would go on to marry Prince Charles.If Diana was wrong about that aspect,there's a chance she could have been wrong about the plot to have her killed.

For
There was 1 hour and 43 minutes between the time of the crash and Diana's arrival at the hospital less than 4 miles away. It is claimed that Diana was pregnant and the reason for the time taken to get to the hospital is that she was given a forced abortion on the side of the road.This could be the only way that an autopsy would come back negative for pregnancy.While this seems like a particularly sinister part of this plot,I can't help but think anyone willing to go to such lengths to have such a high profile target killed,would go that bit further.

Against
Apart from it seeming unlikely that anyone involved in this plot could have known about Diana's pregnancy,considering Mohamed Al Fayed claims he only found out the day of her death,which makes it even less likely that they would have been prepared to give Diana an abortion on the side of the road.Rosa Monckton,a friend of Diana's,says that Diana had had her period just 10 days prior to her death while the two were on holiday together.The length of time between the crash and Diana's arrival at the hospital seems to be quite easily explained.In France,unlike England,after an accident the focus is more centred around giving someone expert treatment at the site of the accident,in Diana's case,this is said to have lasted around an hour, and while it is true that the ambulance did stop en route to the hospital,it is reported that this was so the doctor could administer dopamine to prevent cardiac arrest. These factors combined with the 20 minutes it took to get Diana out of the vehicle,means that the actual journey from the site of the crash to the hospital only took around 25 minutes.

For
The main reason that seems to show up over and over again for someone wanting to have Diana killed is that,despite their relationship only having begun a few weeks beforehand,Dodi was planning to propose to Diana,and the powers that be wouldn't want the mother of the future King of England to be married to a Muslim.Indeed,a ring was found in Dodi's apartment after his death.Sadly,it doesn't seem all that far fetched,especially in the 1990's, that these attitudes might exist among the British monarchy and the powerful organisations which run the country, in which the majority of its citizens are Christian.It may,also,have been Dodi's reputation of fast cars,beautiful women and financial instability which caught the attention of those who would come up with such a plot,but is a lavish lifestyle and religious prejudice enough to sentence three people to a death sentence?

Against

The problem with the religious prejudice motive is that after Diana and Charles' separation,Diana entered into a relationship with a Pakistani Muslim heart surgeon,this relationship lasted for 2 years and they were still involved when Diana and Dodi's whirlwind romance started.Why would those in power overlook a 2 year relationship,but draw the line with Dodi Al-Fayed? Also,a week before her death,Diana made a statement against the idea of another marriage,she told her friend Lady Annabel Goldsmith "I need marriage like a rash on my face."

For
It is believed that if there was a plot against Diana that Henri Paul must have been involved.It was revealed after the crash that Paul was a low-level unpaid informer for the French internal security service,that was his official position,could it be possible that he had a different role in reality than what it says on paper? With Paul in control of the car,he made the decision to go through the tunnel.A tunnel is the perfect place for an assassination,it is a controlled environment with few witnesses. It was Paul's personal wealth and the large some of money he had in his pocket (approx 1500 euros) at the time of the crash which spawned the rumours of his involvement.

Against
Even if Henri Paul would have been on the payroll of a security agency,and given the job of crashing the car,would Paul really have put his own life on the line for a paycheck? That's making a transition from assassin to martyr.I can't imagine Paul being that dedicated to the cause.Also,friends of Paul's have attempted to justify the large some of money he had at the time by saying that it was the nature of his job and that he would receive large tips from his wealthy clients.

For
If we rule out Henri Paul causing the crash on purpose,then the other options given are that Paul was drugged which could have caused him to either collapse at the wheel or be in a condition which is more likely to lead to a crash.The final option would be that the Mercedes at some point prior to the crash being stolen and fitted with a device which would have allowed an outside controller to override the drivers actions.This is an idea which seems like it would be relatively easy to execute in 2014,and I can imagine in 1997,the top agencies already having access to such technology.This theory would give the plotters much more control over the situation.With the surviving passenger in the car suffering from amnesia,he would be neither able to confirm or deny whether Paul had control of the car when it crashed.

Against
Critics say a plot against Diana would be unlikely due to the unpredictability of Diana and Dodi's movements that night with almost every aspect of their travel plans subject to last minute changes.These changes include the car,driver and point of departure.A plan was put together which would see the couple attempt to avoid the press who were waiting for them outside the Ritz.Henri Paul had gone off-duty at 7pm that night,but was called back to drive the Mercedes,the fact that he was called back would fit with the idea that he had gone off duty,had a few drinks,and didn't want to say no when asked to return to work. With so many changes,it seems hard to believe that an assassination plot could have been adapted to work under these new circumstances.My cynicism thinks that the changes may well have been part of the plan,however,it is said that it was Dodi who insisted on the changes and I'm pretty sure we can rule him out as being part of the plot.


For
Finally,and perhaps most compelling is the fact that not a single CCTV camera captured any video or images of the Mercedes between the Ritz and the tunnel. In the time we live in now,this fact seems absurd.There were an estimated 10 CCTV cameras on the route the vehicle took,and 14 CCTV cameras in the tunnel,none of which recorded the fatal collision.

Against
An investigation into the CCTV cameras found that there were 10 CCTV cameras between the Ritz and the Pont de l'Alma underpass,but they are security cameras which were privately owned and facing the entrances of buildings.As for the camera inside the tunnel,it was operated by the Paris urban traffic unit which closed at 11pm and didn't have any night staff. This meant that the camera continued to broadcast images in real time and could be viewed but not controlled by officers in the Police Headquarters information and command centre,but none of them were watching that particular camera at the time of the crash.

So,there you have it.You've got some of the arguments for a conspiracy,some against,you can make your own mind up what you think happened.While I'm not convinced of a conspiracy myself,it is not because I don't think British intelligence agencies are capable of it because they certainly are,and if such orders were handed down, I don't think there would be much hesitation to act on them.So,questioning the official story is a good idea,but I'm not sure the evidence is there to back it up on this occasion.Disagree? Leave any thoughts or comments in the section below.

If you liked this then you might be interested in Kelly Thomas' story,you can see that here:
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Tuesday, 26 August 2014

10 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions

On 26th August 1883,Indonesian volcanic island Krakatoa erupted.Krakatoa is responsible for some of the most violent eruptions in recorded history,which inspired The Firewall to make a 10 Deadliest Volcanic Eruptions list.There were a couple of eruptions not included,due to the time they occurred leading to a lack of solid statistics about them.Volcanic eruptions occur as a result of magma rising through cracks in the Earth's crust,this leads to a build up of pressure,a volcano is essentially a vent through which the magma can escape to ease the pressure. When you see VEI, it stands for Volcanic Explosivity Index,which has been used to measure volcanic eruptions since 1982.

10)Santa Maria (24th October 1902)

  • Prior to the eruption,Santa Maria had been dormant for at least 500 years.
  • Santa Maria erupted 5.5 Cubic kilometres of magma over 2 days.
  • The debris from the climactic eruption fell over 273000 square kilometres.
  • The eruption was followed by a malaria outbreak which killed many more.

Elevation:3772 m (12375 ft)
Location:Quetzaltenango,Guatemala
Fatalities:5000 - 6000
VEI:6 (Colossal)

9)Mount Kelud (1586)

  • There have been more than 30 Mount Kelud eruptions since 1000 AD
  • It is notorious for violent and deadly eruptions.

Elevation:1731 m (5679 ft)
Location:East Java,Indonesia
Fatalities:10000 people

8)Mount Unzen (21st May 1792)

  • The east flank of Mayu-Yama (one of Mount Unzen's volcanic peaks) collapsed causing a landslide.
  • The landslide led to a mega tsunami which reached up to 100 metres (330 ft) in height.
  • The majority of fatalities from this eruption were caused by the tsunami.
  • This is Japan's worst volcanic related eruption.

Elevation:1500m (4921 ft)
Location:Shimabara,Kyūshū
Fatalities:15000

7)Mount Vesuvias (24th August 79AD)

  • The eruption lasted two days.
  • Around 1044 casts made from impressions of bodies in the ash deposits have been found in and around Pompeii.
  • Inspired 2014's movie Pompeii (not to be watched if you're looking to be educated about the event).
  • This has become one of the most famous eruptions of all time.
  • The Thermal Energy released from this eruption was a hundred thousand times more than Hiroshima bombing.
  • The ruins of Pompeii and Herculaneum were destroyed by pyroclastic flows and buried under dozens of feet of tephra.

Elevation:1281m (4203 ft)
Location:Naples,Italy
Fatalities:16000-18000

6)Nevado del Ruiz (13th November 1985)

  • This is Columbia's worst natural disaster.
  • Despite experts seeing signs of an eruption,they could not accurately predict when an eruption would occur and authorities wouldn't take costly preventative measures with no evidence of imminent danger.
  • Along with the fatalities,there were a further 5000 injured and 5000 homes destroyed

Elevation:5321m (17457 ft)
Location:Caldas/Tolima,Columbia
Fatalities:23000

5)Mount Pelée (8th May 1902)


  • This eruption is noted as being the worst volcanic disaster of the 20th Century.
  • It is the only major volcanic disaster in the history of France and its territories.
  • Despite activity since April 23rd,the Governor saw no cause for concern and refused civilians permission to leave the town,even threatening them with arrest.
  • A second similar eruption on May 20th 1902 killed 2000 rescuers,mariners and engineers.

Elevation:1397m (4583 ft)
Location:Martinique,Lesser Antilles
Fatalities:30000-33000

4)Krakatoa (26th August 1883)



  • Activity prior to this eruption started on May 20th with explosions and eruptions of ash cloud.
  • The loudest explosion on August 27th could be heard 3110km (1930 mi) away in Perth,Australia.
  • The volcanic explosions caused tsunamis over 30 metres (98 ft) in height.
  • The final explosion was so powerful that it ruptured the eardrums of sailors around the Sunda Strait region. 
  • 20 million tons of sulfur from the volcano were releasd into the atmosphere leading to a volcanic winter which lasted 5 years.
  • Some estimate the actual death toll to be closer to 120000.

Elevation:813m (2667 ft)
Location:Sunda Strait,Indonesia
Fatalities:36417

3)Mount Tambora (10th April 1815)


  • This is the only volcanic eruption with a confirmed VEI of 7 since Lake Taupo in 180 AD,which makes it one of the largest volcanic eruption in recorded history.
  • Of the fatalities,only between 11000-12000 are thought to have been killed directly from the eruption itself,with the rest dying from starvation and disease which came as a result of the eruption.
  • The eruption caused "the year without summer" in 1816 due to its impact on global weather.It caused a volcanic winter,which led to the worst famine of the 19th century.
  • 4 times the energy of the 1883 Krakatoa eruption were released by Mount Tambora.

Elevation:2850m (9350ft)
Location:Sumbawa,Indonesia
Fatalities:92000
VEI:

2)Huaynaputina (19th February 1600)




  • In 1599,Father Alonso Ruiz of Arequipa predicted a "hit from heaven" due to lack of sacrifices being made to appease Supay,god of death.
  • When the volcano showed signs of activity in 1600,locals prepared girls,pets and plants for sacrifice.
  • Within 24 hours of the explosion Arequipa was covered with 25 cm (10 in) of ash.
  • Regional agriculture took 150 years to fully recover from the eruption.
  • While the eruption itself killed 1500 people,in 2008,geologists linked the Russian famine of 1601-1603 to the Huaynaputina eruption.The famine resulted in the deaths of an estimated 2 million people.

Elevation:4850m (15900 ft)
Location:Peru
Fatalities:2 million
VEI:6

1)Lakagígar (1783)




  • This is the deadliest eruption in historical times.
  • The eruption released 8 million tons of hydrofluoric acid and 120 million tons of sulfur dioxide into the atmosphere.
  • The effect the Lakagígar eruption had on temperatures in the Northern Hemisphere led to crop failures in Europe and droughts in India.
  • The 8 months emission of sulfuric aerosols makes this eruption one of the most important climatic and socially repercussive events of the last millennium.
  • It is estimated that 23000 people in the UK may have died from the spreading of the poison gas in the air.

Elevation:1725m (5659 ft)
Location:Iceland
Fatalities:6 million
VEI:6



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Monday, 18 August 2014

The Firewall's Top 10 Edward Norton Movies a.k.a. Happy Birthday Edward Norton

Today (12th August) is the 45th birthday of actor Edward Norton.Adored by fans worldwide,Norton is an actor who has proved his ability to take on a wide range of roles spanning many different genres of film.In his 20 year career,Norton has won a Golden Globe,as well as having been nominated for an Emmy,a BAFTA and two Academy Awards.Norton has a big fan in The Firewall and so here is his top 10 movies! As usual,the list is based on how enjoyable the movies were as a whole as opposed to judging it based solely on Norton's performances.Let's go!
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10)Rounders (1998)
When Mike McDermott's friend Worm (Edward Norton) gets in deep with loan sharks,Mike has to return to his old gambling ways to help him out.
IMDb Rating:7,4
Running Time:121 mins

9)Red Dragon (2002)
After capturing Hannibal Lecter,Will Graham (Edward Norton) wants to live the quiet life,but a new chilling case which is seeing families murdered in their homes,forces Graham back into action,and seeking the assistance of Hannibal The Cannibal.
IMDb Rating: 7,2
Running Time:124 mins

8)Primal Fear (1996)
In Primal Fear,Edward Norton plays Aaron,the alter boy accused of murdering a priest,while the evidence seems to point to Aaron's guilt,his lawyer will discover that it might not be as straightforward as it seems.This role saw Norton nominated for a BAFTA,as well as an Oscar for Best Actor In A Supporting Role,and he won a Golden Globe. 
Running Time:129 mins
IMDb Rating:7,7

7)The Score (2001)
A seasoned criminal decides to retire from the heist business,but Jack Teller (Edward Norton),an ambitious young up and comer,talks him into taking on one more job which is too good to resist.
Running Time:124 mins
IMDb Rating:6,8 

6)The Illusionist (2006)
Afer a chance meeting with an old flame in late nineteenth century Vienna,Eisenheim (Norton) uses all his tricks as a magician to earn the love of Sophie von Teschen who is soon to be married to the possessive and violent Crown Prince Leopold.
IMDb Rating: 7,6
Running Time: 110 mins

5)The People vs Larry Flynt (1996)
The People vs Larry Flynt tells the true story of the publisher of pornographic Hustler magazine who becomes a defender of freedom of speech when he is taken to court following a backlash from the religious community and censors.Norton plays Alan Isaacman,Flynt's lawyer who struggles to cope with Flynt's eccentric and egocentric ways.
IMDb Rating: 7,3
Running Time: 129 mins

4)The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014)
The Grand Budapest Hotel is a funny,fascinating and wonderfully told story about how a once popular spot for the rich and glamorous turned into a place where only a few lonely travellers would visit.It centres around experienced concierge Gustav H. and his journey following the murder of on of his loyal customers.Norton plays Inspector Henckels,who finds himself reluctantly chasing Gustav without really knowing what is going on. 
IMDb Rating: 8,2
Running Time: 100 mins

3)The Incredible Hulk (2008)
In The Incredible Hulk,Norton takes on the role of Bruce Banner,who after a failed gamma ray experiment turns into an uncontrollable green monster whenever his heart rate rises above a certain point.Banner has to deal with staying off the government's radar while seeking a cure for his condition and battling against a power hungry soldier who decides that he wants Hulk's strength and abilities for himself.Norton was a great choice for this role,it's just a shame he didn't go on to become a regular in the Avenger's franchise(no offense Mark Ruffalo).
IMDb Rating: 6,9
Running Time: 112 mins

2)American History X (1998)
American History X sees Norton in one of his most powerful and memorable roles as reformed neo-nazi Derek Vinyard,whose time in prison for murder has significantly changed him as a person.After his release,Derek struggles with returning to his old neighbourhood,and convincing his brother that he should no longer be involved with the neo-nazi group.The role once again saw Norton nominated for an Oscar.
IMDb Rating:8,6
Running Time:119 mins

1)Fight Club (1999)
It takes one hell of a movie to beat American History X on any list,but Fight Club is certainly one hell of a movie.Based on the Chuck Palahniuk's novel of the same name,Fight Club is about a chance meeting between the narrator (Edward Norton) and Tyler Durden which leads to the formation of groups of men who get together and take out their frustration with day to day life by fighting eachother.As the groups grow,so does the ambition of Tyler Durden.It is criminal to see how ignored Fight Club was by the big award shows,but it does go to show that Awards aren't everything as Fight Club is widely considered one of the best movies of all time.
Running Time:139 mins
IMDb Rating:8,9


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Tuesday, 12 August 2014

The Firewall's Top 10 Bond Movies,Bond Soundtrack and Favourite Bond Actors

Today (12th August) marks 50 years since the death of Ian Fleming,the author and naval intelligence officer who would go on to create one of the most iconic fictional literary and movie characters of all time,James Bond.Fleming had a desire to write a spy novel and on 13th April 1953,this dream was realised with the release of Casino Royale.This would be the first of 14 James Bond books to be written by Fleming and they would be published annually between 1953 continuing up to 1966,2 years after Fleming's death.The first movie to take Bond from the literary world to the silver screen was Dr. No and was released in 1962.As of 2014,there have been 23 James Bond movies released with more to come in the future.Seven actors have taken on the role of James Bond in 25 movies and have grossed over $6 Billion worldwide,making the Bond series one of the longest running and most successful movie franchises in history.In this post The Firewall will give its choices for top 10 Bond Movies,Bond songs and Favourite Bond Actors.So,let's get going.
Top 10 Bond Movies

10)The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)

James Bond:Roger Moore (3rd time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:10th
Director:Lewis Gilbert
Screenplay:Christopher Wood,Richard Maibaum
Budget:$14 Million
Box Office:$185.4 Million
IMDb Rating:7,1
Running Time:125 mins

9)Dr.No (1962)

James Bond:Sean Connery (1st time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:1st
Director:Terence Young
Screenplay:Johanna Harwood,Richard Maibaum,Berkely Mather
Budget:$1.1 Million
Box Office:$59.5 Million
IMDb Rating:7,3
Running Time:110 mins

8)For Your Eyes Only (1981)
James Bond:Roger Moore (5th time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:12th
Director:John Glen
Screenplay:Michael G.Wilson,Richard Maibaum
Budget:$28 Million
Box Office:$194.9 Million
IMDb Rating:6,8
Running Time:127 mins

7)From Russia With Love (1963)

James Bond:Sean Connery (2nd time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:2nd
Director:Terence Young
Screenplay:Richard Maibaum
Budget:$2 Million
Box Office:$78.9 Million
IMDb Rating:7,5
Running Time:115 mins

6)You Only Live Twice (1967)

James Bond:Sean Connery (5th time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:5th
Director:Lewis Gilbert
Screenplay:Roald Dahl
Budget:$10.3 Million
Box Office:$101 Million
IMDb Rating:6,9
Running Time:117 mins

5)GoldenEye (1995)

James Bond:Pierce Brosnan (1st time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:17th
Director:Martin Campbell
Screenplay:Michael France,Jeffrey Caine,Kevin Wade,Bruce Feirstein
Budget:$58 Million
Box Office:$352.2 Million
IMDb Rating:7,2
Running Time:130 mins

4)Licence To Kill (1989)

James Bond:Timothy Dalton (2nd time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:16th
Director:John Glen
Screenplay:Michael G.Wilson,Richard Maibaum
Budget:$32 Million
Box Office:$156,2 Million
IMDb Rating:6,6
Running Time:133 mins

3)Casino Royale (2006)

James Bond:Daniel Craig (1st time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:21st
Director:Martin Campbell
Screenplay:Neal Purvis,Robert Wade,Paul Haggis
Budget:$150 Million
Box Office:$599 Million
IMDb Rating:8,0
Running Time:144 mins

2)Goldfinger (1964)

James Bond:Sean Connery (3rd time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:3rd
Director:Guy Hamilton
Screenplay:Paul Dehn,Richard Maibaum
Budget:$3 Million
Box Office:$124.9 Million
IMDb Rating:7,8
Running Time:110 mins

1)Skyfall (2012)

James Bond:Daniel Craig (3rd time portraying Bond)
Number In Series:23rd
Director:Sam Mendes
Screenplay:Neal Purvis,Robert Wade,John Logan
Budget:$200 Million
Box Office:$1,1 Billion
IMDb Rating:7,8
Running Time:143 mins

Top 10 Bond Themes

10)"Another Way To Die"

Appeared In:Quantum Of Solace (2008)
Performed By:Jack White,Alicia Keys
Written By:Jack White
Length:4:23
Album(s):Quantum Of Solace Soundtrack,As I Am:The Super Edition - Alicia Keys

9)"Thunderball" 

Appeared In:Thunderball (1965)
Performed By:Tom Jones
Written By:John Barry,Don Black
Length:2:51
Album(s):Thunderball Soundtrack,Greatest Hits - Tom Jones

8)"From Russia With Love"
Appeared In:From Russia With Love (1963)
Performed By:Matt Monro
Written By:Lionel Bart
Length:2:32
Album(s):From Russia With Love Soundtrack,The Very Best Of Matt Monro

7)"Tomorrow Never Dies"

Appeared In:Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)
Performed By:Sheryl Crow
Written By:Sheryl Crow,Mitchell Froom
Length:4:50
Album(s):Tomorrow Never Dies Soundtrack,Hits and Rarities - Sheryl Crow

6)"You Only Live Twice"

Appeared In:You Only Live Twice (1967)
Performed By:Nancy Sinatra
Written By:John Barry,Leslie Bricusse
Length:2:48
Album(s):You Only Live Twice Soundtrack,The Essential Nancy Sinatra

5)"Live and Let Die"

Appeared In:Live and Let Die (1973)
Performed By:Paul McCartney & Wings
Written By:Paul McCartney,Linda McCartney
Length:3:12
Album:Live and Let Die Soundtrack,Wings Greatest

4)"GoldenEye"

Appeared In:GoldenEye (1995)
Performed By:Tina Turner
Written By:Bono,The Edge
Length:4:41
Album:GoldenEye Soundtrack,Wildest Dreams - Tina Turner

3)"Diamonds Are Forever"

Appeared In:Diamonds Are Forever (1971)
Performed By:Shirley Bassey
Written By:Don Black
Length:2:41
Album:Diamonds Are Forever Soundtrack,Greatest Hits - Shirley Bassey

2)"Skyfall"

Appeared In:Skyfall (2012)
Performed By:Adele 
Written By:Adele Adkins,Paul Epworth
Length:4:46
Album:N/A

1)"Goldfinger"

Appeared In:Goldfinger (1964)
Performed By:Shirley Bassey
Written By:John Barry,Leslie Bricusse,Anthony Newley
Length:2:48
Album:Goldfinger Soundtrack,Greatest Hits - Shirley Bassey

The Best Bond,James Bond

6)Timothy Dalton 
Number Of Bond Movies:2 (1987-1989)
Average IMDb Rating:6,7
Total Budget:$72 Million
Total Box Office:$347.4 Million 

5)Roger Moore
Number Of Bond Movies:7 (1973-1985)
Average IMDb Rating:6,7
Total Budget:$147.5 Million
Total Box Office:$1.2 Billion 

4)George Lazenby
Number Of Bond Movies:1 (1969)
Average IMDb Rating:6,8
Total Budget:$7 Million
Total Box Office:$64.6 Million

3)Pierce Brosnan
Number Of Bond Movies:4 (1995-2002)
Average IMDb Rating:6,5
Total Budget:$445 Million
Total Box Office:$1.5 Billion 

2)Daniel Craig
Number Of Bond Movies:3 (2006-present)
Average IMDb Rating:7,5
Total Budget:$500-550 Million
Total Box Office:$2.3 Billion 

1)Sean Connery
Number Of Bond Movies:6 (1962-1967,1971)
Average IMDb Rating:7,2
Total Budget:$32.6 Million
Total Box Office:$621.5 Million 

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