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[[caption-width-right:350:Wait... is that gun bleeding?]]

Before TheTeaser of almost every ''Film/JamesBond'' movie, this sequence happens. We look down the barrel of the gun as Bond comes into frame, turns to the camera, and fires his Walther pistol, and a wash of red drips over the screen. The James Bond theme music or [[SuspiciouslySimilarSong a variant]] may play over this sequence. Its relationship with James Bond has left it the source of numerous imitations. [[MST3KMantra Try not to think about why the blood appears to be dripping down inside the gun barrel.]]

See also SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou.
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[[folder: Anime & Manga ]]

* ''Manga/FistOfTheNorthStar'' did this when Kenshiro was attacked by raiders with crossbows; he kicks the arrows back at them and we see the view from one of the raiders' scopes as blood comes flowing down.
* ''Anime/SonicX'' pulls this one - in Francis's imagination about their supply teacher - she laughs at the mental image, not knowing that Mr. Syewart IS really a secret agent.

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[[folder: Comic Books ]]

* In an {{Elseworlds}} L.E.G.I.O.N. annual parodying James Bond, {{Lobo}}, rather than shooting the barrel, spits it.

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[[folder: Commercials ]]

* An "eat five fruits and vegetables a day" commercial had Bond pulled a banana at the gun barrel and instead of blood, juice flowed down.

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[[folder: Film ]]

* ''Film/JamesBond'':
** The Gunbarrel was introduced in ''Film/DrNo'', with the silhouette of stuntman Bob Simmons. It wasn't until ''Film/{{Thunderball}}'' that the Bond actor of the film performed the silhouette, namely Creator/SeanConnery.
** Creator/GeorgeLazenby's silhouette kneels down to shoot and vanishes when the blood drips in ''Film/OnHerMajestysSecretService''.
** Creator/RogerMoore was the first to not wear a hat (in the opening ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''), and the first to perfom it while wearing a tuxedo, in the opening of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''.
** ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' incorporates the sequence into the action of its opening. Creator/DanielCraig does not wear a tuxedo in this one.
** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' do the regular gun barrel at the end of the movie.
* ''Film/FridayThe13thPartVIJasonLives'' had this with a closeup on Jason's eye, which is followed by him swinging a machete at the onlooker. The resulting flow of blood forms the title of the film.
* In ''WesternAnimation/FlushedAway'', the gun barrel is actually a DVD that Roddy shoots with a suction cup dart to drop into the player.

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[[folder: Live Action TV ]]

* The ''Series/MontyPythonsFlyingCircus'' sketch "The Pantomime Horse Is A Secret Agent Film" had a pantomime horse at the end of the gun barrel.
* Parodied on ''StrictlyComeDancing: It Takes Two'', with Anton du Beke dancing inside the gun barrel. Used the Bond theme and made two "Licenced to" jokes.
* The ''Series/MythBusters'' did an episode of James Bond myths. This trope makes an appearance with [[TheNameIsBondJamesBond "Hyneman. James Hyneman."]] in the role of Bond.
* In the PierceBrosnan episode of ''MuppetsTonight'', this shows up when Clifford tries to introduce Pierce. When Pierce (Who's lost in the station) doesn't show, it centers on Clifford.
-->'''Clifford:''' Hey, man! Get that thing offa me!
* Appears in the commericially released ''Series/{{Highlander}}'' blooper reels. The scene starts off as it does in the actual episode, but when the character walking with Duncan says "I didn't catch your name" Paul answers "Bond...James Bond." He does the Bond shot and both start singing the Bond theme tune. This is probably a shout out to the fan campaigns for Adrian Pault to play Bond.
* ''MadTV'' had an opening skit parodying the James Bond gun barrel opening where instead of Bond shooting the sniper, he misses and jumps/rolls all over the place to avoid being hit by the sniper.
* The ''Series/SesameStreet'' sketch "The Spy Who Loved Cookies" has Cookie Monster point a cookie at the gun barrel. Instead of using the cookie to fight, he gobbles it up, and the screen drips with milk as the transition.

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[[folder: Music ]]

* Sheryl Crow uses it at the beginning of her video for the song "Tomorrow Never Dies", the theme song for the [[Film/TomorrowNeverDies Bond movie of the same name]].
** Music/{{Madonna}}'s video for "Film/DieAnotherDay" ends with her going through a door - and cuts to her silhouette in the gunbarrel, which promptly gets the red wash.
* SuperJunior's music video for "Spy" uses it with Siwon at the other end. The song and music video are both sort of inspired by the Bond films, some of which are actually [[TitleDrop mentioned in the lyrics]].
%%* AHa's video for "Film/TheLivingDaylights".

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[[folder: Pinball ]]

* One appears in Creator/{{Gottlieb}}'s ''Pinball/JamesBond007'', on the playfield right above the flippers.
* ''Pinball/GoldenEye'' has them on the backbox speakers and the sides of the cabinet.

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[[folder: Video Games ]]

* The ''Franchise/JamesBond'' video games themselves have used the red wash at the end of this sequence to symbolize when the player dies. The ''VideoGame/QuantumOfSolace'' game also includes the barrel itself slowly appearing over the borders of the screen as the player nears death.
** There was also [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-i9Pz6IzBgw an ad]] for ''VideoGame/TheWorldIsNotEnough'' on the {{Nintendo 64}} asking if players ever wondered what it was like to be Bond, followed by a fat guy jumping around as shots were fired through the barrel.
* Three "gun-barrel-cam" shots were added to the ''VideoGame/MetalGearSolid: [[VideoGameRemake The Twin Snakes]]'': The first is just before you fight Ocelot (the barrel of his revolver, obviously), and the other two {{bookend|s}}ing the tank fight (with the tank's barrel being used - the first time the expected way, the second time following a grenade thrown down it). They're over relatively quickly, but given the other shout-outs to Bond in the series, the homage is obvious.
* The ZXSpectrum game ''Zub'' opens with the title character, wearing a [[PaletteSwap black version of his spacesuit]] and with a bowtie, re-enacting the gunbarrel scene.

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[[folder: Web Original ]]

* ''WebAnimation/{{Arfenhouse}} Teh Movie'', where Housemaster's [[AnnoyingLaugh demented laughter]] apparently suffices to cause the blood to drip down.
* WebVideo/TheNostalgiaChick [[http://esda06.deviantart.com/art/Dragon-Bond-Walk-149940873?q=gallery%3Aesda06%2F24008294&qo=20 has an animation of a dragon doing this]] during her ''Film/{{Dragonheart}}'' review because the dragon was played by SeanConnery. It plays three times.
* ''WebAnimation/HowItShouldHaveEnded'' began an episode about ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' with every official Bond actor up to that point (plus [[spoiler: Woody Allen]], who [[spoiler: had a supporting role in [[Film/CasinoRoyale1967 a Bond parody]]]]) arguing over who gets to shoot at the camera.

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[[folder: Western Animation ]]

* ''WesternAnimation/AmericanDad'' parodied this by having the gun barrel actually shoot Stan.
-->'''Stan:''' OW! What the hell? Wait... you're a gun? I always thought you were an eyeball or something! Douche.
* ''WesternAnimation/TheSimpsons'': Homer does this in the CouchGag for the season six episode "And Maggie Makes Three" (the episode with [[spoiler: Homer changing his "Don't Forget; You're Here Forever" sign to "Do It For Her" by covering it with the missing pictures of Maggie]]), later {{re|Run}}cycled for "The Springfield Connection" (the episode in which Marge joins the police force), only the ''Film/JamesBond'' music was at a lower key.
* Used in a ''WesternAnimation/DextersLaboratory'' episode with a pie, the whole of which was a parody of Bond films.
* Parodied in the ''[[WesternAnimation/GarfieldAndFriends U.S. Acres]]'' episodes with "Double-O [[ComicStrip/UsAcres Orson]]". Instead of shooting he throws a pie and instead of blood whipped cream is washing down.
* Used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/SpongebobSquarepants'' where the gun barrel was actually Patrick looking through a straw.
* Also used in an episode of ''WesternAnimation/JohnnyTest'', only with Johnny and Dukey shooting a green goo at the camera.
* ''WesternAnimation/RobotChicken'' pulls this in, of all things, a Christmas special. But it goes one step further by spoofing the entire opening sequence of ''Film/CasinoRoyale'' with Santa killing a child who's made the naughty list.[[note]]Jaden exposed himself to a maid AndThatsTerrible.[[/note]]
** Also with Ross Hashanah, who shoots through a Star of David. "Don't get blood on the new carpet."
* ''WesternAnimation/EekTheCat'' did this once. The gun barrel occurred as normal, except EEK emerged, ''dressed in a tuxedo.'' Instead of firing a gun, he raised a wrapped straw to his mouth and blew the paper wrapping off, causing the signature "bleed" effect. [[spoiler: The wrapping hit Sharkey the Sharkdog in the eye.]] [[InTheStyleOf The James Bond theme was replaced with a version of EEK's theme but done in the Bond-theme style.]]
* Appears in ''WesternAnimation/{{Logorama}}'' when Ronald kills [[spoiler:a Michelin cop]].
* An episode of the ''AceVentura'' series had this - with Ace farting (a reference to his habit of talking out of his ass).
* In the ''[[WesternAnimation/TotalDrama Total Drama Action]]'' episode "Dial M For Murder", Chris does this. But instead of shooting a gun, he throws a tomato at the camera.
* Parodied in the ''WesternAnimation/MyLittlePonyFriendshipIsMagic'' episode "[=MMMystery=] on the Friendship Express". In Pinkie Pie's ImagineSpot, "Con Mane" (Donut Joe) squirts donut jelly onto the barrel.
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