Throughout all the James Bond films there are certain patterns, cliches and storytelling tools that consistently reoccur time and time again. They have become the key ingredients in what makes a Bond film a ‘Bond film’.
The goal of The Bond Blueprint project was to take a look at all those essential components of the 007 films. Plot devices, required scenes, roles, their functions, mandatory recurring characters and of course how our hero will navigate his way through his cinematic adventure and be left triumphant in the end.
This was a project I did several years ago. I only focused on the films from Dr. No (1962) to License To Kill (1989) – including the ‘unofficial’ Bond film Never Say Never Again. This was mainly because I hadn’t covered the latter Bond films at the time I made this Blueprint project. However, you can find the tracings of the Bond Blueprint in the 007 films starring Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig.
Essentially this was a fun exercise of something I had always wanted to discuss. Hopefully fellow Bond fans will enjoy it.
THE BOND BLUEPRINT