the first bond film. i’m not sure why they chose to lead with this book rather than casino royale, which was the first book written, but i would guess it’s because of the compelling villain. dr. no is a megalomaniac with thoughts of world destruction, as are most of the others, but he’s also a more interesting villain than many of the others. born of two countries, he turned into a man without any. i don’t know. this isn’t the best film of the series, but i’ve heard that argued before. connery is good, it establishes plenty of the traditions (the opening sequence, the music, the plot formula, etc.), and it’s actually shorter than most of the others.