Dimensions
43 cm x 28 cm (17” x 11”)
Cat No.
KM0618
Additional Information
With the exception of "Live and Let Die" (1973), Desmond Llewellyn appeared as 'Q'(Quartermaster) in every Bond movie from 1963's "From Russia With Love" to 1999's "The World Is Not Enough". He collaborated beautifully with Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan during their terms as '007'.

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Licence to Kill Storyboard Collection - Petrol Tanker Sequence

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Description

A collection of thirty-one storyboards from James Bond's 16th outing, License to Kill (1989). This storyboard collection features all the main action and story beats from the The Petrol Tanker Sequence, including Bond's fight to the death with Sanchez, Pam Bouvier's aerial attack on the cartel henchmen and, of course, the gloriously over-the-top tanker chase and stunt sequences.

Each panel features a single storyboarded moment accompanied by a brief description of the characters and related action and were originated in June and July 1988. The panels are generally in good production-used condition but some feature tears to the corners and mild crinkling.

Licence to Kill, the first Bond movie not to use a title from an Ian Fleming story, combines plot elements from two of Fleming's short stories. The film sees Bond (Timothy Dalton) on the run from MI6, as he pursues a vendetta against drug lord, Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi), who ordered a brutal attack on Bond's longtime friend, Felix Leiter (David Hedison), and his new bride, Della. The film is significantly darker and more violent than any of its predecessors and is a standout entry in the franchise.

Out of all the Bond movies released from 1962 to 1989, Licence to Kill gave Desmond Llewellyn's 'Q' his most substantial role. The beloved gadget-master appears about half way through the film to assist a disavowed Bond on his lonely and dangerous quest against Sanchez. When Bond tries to dismiss him, he quips: "If it hadn't been for Q branch, you'd have been dead long ago!" Given the much more sinister tone of the film, Q's extended appearance and active connection to the narrative brings a welcome reminder of the Bond lore and heritage to which he is so closely tied. His willing ex-ciricular collaboration with Bond shows that, despite his dismissive and acerbic treatment of Bond, he actually deeply cares for the wayward agent. Llewellyn's pitch-perfect avuncular and witty performance brings a much welcomed light touch to the proceedings, without destabilising the overall tone of the narrative. Desmond Llewellyn died in 1999, aged 85, as a result of a car accident and is greatly missed by all true fans of the Bond film franchise.

Black backboard for illustration purposes only. The product comes with a Certificate of Authenticity.

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