On October the 5th James Bond turns fifty. Actually, it's the film franchise that turns fifty as Ian Fleming's first Bond book Casino Royale was published in 1953. I think those first three Bond films, Dr.No, From Russia with Love and Goldfinger are my all time faves. You Only Live Twice and Diamonds are Forever are my next two faves.
This opening scene from Goldfinger is one of the nicest openings to a James Bond film in my opinion (you'll need to rent the movie to fully appreciate it I'm afraid).
...and some of my favourite classic JB quotes are from Goldfinger:
1. (after knocking a fan into a bathtub to electrocute a bad guy)
James Bond: Shocking! Positively shocking!
2. James Bond: You expect me to talk?
Auric Goldfinger: No Mr. Bond. I expect you to die.
3. (a laser is about to cut Bond in half)
James Bond: I think you made your point. Thank you for the demonstration.
Auric Goldfinger: Choose your next witticism carefully Mr. Bond, it may be your last.