List Of James Bond Gadgets
This is a list of James Bond gadgets 007 featured in the franchise. The James Bond books and movies have featured exotic equipment and vehicles, which often prove to be critically useful.
The original books and early adaptations had only relatively minimal pieces like the modified attache case in From Russia, with Love. However, the gadgets took on a more spectacular profile in the film version of Goldfinger, and its tremendous success encouraged the following films to have Bond supplied with still more equipment. For instance, it became an expected scene in each film where Q would present and demonstrate Bond's assigned tools for the mission, and it was a near guarantee that each and every piece would be invaluable to Bond in the field. In this sense, Bond gadgets became a prime example of the literary technique of Chekhov's gun.
Fans eventually complained that the use of gadgets became excessive in the Roger Moore films, particularly in Moonraker, and subsequent productions struggled to find a balance in which gadgets could have a place without giving the impression that the character unduly depended on them or using stories that arbitrarily included situations that exactly fit the use of the gadgets assigned.
This article concerns the gadgets James Bond typically carried on his person, along with additional gadgets used by others. For his gadget vehicles, see List of James Bond vehicles.
... double action pistol was intended to replace Bond's.25 ACP Beretta pistol after it backfired and caused him injury to his chest ... Bond was threatened to be demoted to standard intelligence duties unless he accepts use of the pistol ... Bond later upgrades to a Walther P99 9 mm semi-automatic pistol in the film Tomorrow Never Dies before exchanging it for the traditional PPK in the film Quantum of Solace ...
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