007 Magazine’s new issue focuses on the Dalton era

Graham Rye’s 007 Magazine has a new issue on the short-lived Timothy Dalton era of Bond films. The publication looks at The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill.

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While it was only two films, the Dalton period was eventful. It included composer John Barry’s 007 finale (one of the articles in the magazine) and Licence’s box office numbers ($156 million worldwide, but less than $35 million in the U.S.) caused producer Albert R. Broccoli to re-evaluate his options. The co-founder of Eon Productions ended his long association with screenwriter Richard Maibaum and decided five 007 films was enough for director John Glen.

Broccoli also for a period considered a sale of his interest in Bond. But he opted against it. Instead, he ended up in a legal fight with the then-owners of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (which then, as now, controls half of the franchise) and a six-year hiatus ensued. Licence was Broccoli’s last credit as producer of a Bond movie. He got the usual “Albert R. Broccoli presents” credit on GoldenEye, but stepson Michael G. Wilson and daughter Barbara Broccoli did the heavy lifting.

Dalton also divides 007 fans, with fans saying he comes closest to the literary Bond of Ian Fleming’s novels while detractors not caring for his portryal.