007 Official Twitter feed by the numbers

This weekend, the official James Bond Twitter feed made it to 100 Tweets. So we worked up some numbers of our own:

Most mentioned 007 film other than Skyfall: GoldenEye (9). Runner up: Quantum of Solace (5).

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Films not mentioned yet: From Russia With Love, You Only Live Twice, Diamonds Are Forever, The Man With the Golden Gun, Licence to Kill

Most mentioned actors: Naomie Harris, Berenice Marlohe (5 each).

Most mentioned crew member: Martin Campbell, director of GoldenEye and Casino Royale, and Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall (5 each).

Mentions of James Bond creator Ian Fleming: 0

UPDATE (Feb. 20): It’s now 101 Tweets as of early Feb. 20 and the number of GoldenEye mentions is up to 10.

3 Responses

  1. If we counted how many times Ian Fleming Publications tweeted about EON/MGM/Sony productions during the 2008 literary centenary year you may come up with the same total: 0.

  2. Why don’t you refer us to the Twitter account you’re referencing, “Bob,” so it’s subject to independent verification?

    Meantime, the Ian Fleming family was extremely gracious and beyond generous in its recognition of EON, et al., throughout Centenary celebrations. Take for example the Imperial War Museum exhibit, which not only promoted the 007 movie history, but included Michael G Wilson and others as VIPs as part of it.

    Quite a contrast to what HMSS Weblog is pointing out here (and as I did originally, when @007 Tweets were in the 60s).

    That said, the Twitter comparison is specious. Failure of EON to recognize (respect) Ian Fleming is that of successor ignoring creator. There was no EON when James Bond was created in 1952. There certainly was no EON when Ian Fleming was born in 1908 – you know, the year upon which the “centenary” was based. Hence, no basis to expect that EON “should” have been recognized.

  3. […] brought this up before, including THIS POST and THIS POST. We got feedback that Cubby Broccoli definitely appreciated Ian Fleming and his daughter, Barbara […]

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