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** IO Interactive released a teaser trailer for a OO7 game, which was simply an extreme close-up of the gun barrel, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQr3EU4EJpw here]].

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** IO Interactive released a teaser trailer for a OO7 [=007=] game, which was simply an extreme close-up of the gun barrel, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQr3EU4EJpw here]].


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, all of the parody nature as the original is basically trademarked by EON Productions. [[MST3KMantra Try not to think about why the blood appears to be dripping down inside the gun barrel.]]

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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, all of the parody nature as the original is basically trademarked by EON Productions.Creator/EonProductions. [[MST3KMantra Try not to think about why the blood appears to be dripping down inside the gun barrel.]]

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** IO Interactive released a teaser trailer for a OO7 game, which was simply an extreme close-up of the gun barrel, as seen [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQr3EU4EJpw here]].


* ''VideoGame/JustShapesAndBeats'': One of the final levels, "[[https://youtu.be/21p8hlvcZO0?t=1400 Try This]]" starts off with one (made of the hazardous pink stuff). The entire level as well as the music is very reminiscent of a spy movie heist.

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* ''VideoGame/JustShapesAndBeats'': One of the final levels, "[[https://youtu.[[https://youtu.be/21p8hlvcZO0?t=1400 Try This]]" "Try This"]] starts off with one (made of the hazardous pink stuff). The entire level as well as the music is very reminiscent of a spy movie heist.

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** Notably, ''VideoGame/GoldeneyeRogueAgent'' uses the beginning of the gunbarrel, but the "white spot" opens up to Dr. No, firing a bullet with Goldeneye's face superimposed onto it.

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* The ''WesternAnimation/MuppetBabies2018'' episode, "Secret Agent Double-Oh-Frog" features Kermit tossing a water balloon at the gun barrel shaped like his pupil.


See also SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou.

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See also SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou.SeanConneryIsAboutToShootYou and SecondPersonAttack.

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* In ''Film/TheNudeBomb'', [[Series/GetSmart Maxwell Smart]] turns to fire at the camera, only to [[SteelEarDrums wince from the sound of the gunshot]] as [[RealityEnsues he's not wearing hearing protection]].


* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}: Dracula's Gauntlet'' had Deadpool attempt this, as part of a parody of ''James Bond'' opening credit sequences. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, ''he'' gets shot instead.]]

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* ''SelfDemonstrating/{{Deadpool}}: ''ComicBook/{{Deadpool}}: Dracula's Gauntlet'' had Deadpool attempt this, as part of a parody of ''James Bond'' opening credit sequences. [[spoiler:Unfortunately, ''he'' gets shot instead.]]


** ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' was the first to have the gun barrel be computer-generated following the advent of {{CGI}} in TheNineties.

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** ''Film/{{GoldenEye}}'' was the first to have the gun barrel be computer-generated following the advent of {{CGI}} in TheNineties. (pictured)


























*** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' do the regular gun barrel at the end of the movie. In the former, it even becomes the Q in the film title (replicating the poster logo). In the latter, director Creator/SamMendes wanted to put it back to the front, but it didn't match up with his opening shot of Bond approaching the game.

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*** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' do the regular gun barrel at the end of the movie. In the former, it even becomes the Q in the film title (replicating the poster title logo). In the latter, director Creator/SamMendes wanted to put it back to the front, but it didn't match up with his opening shot of Bond approaching the game. Notably however, out of every gun barrel in the entire series, the one in ''Quantum of Solace'' is the only one so far that actually shows the aftermath of the sequence. It's very small and barley noticeable, but if you look in the Q of the title, you'll see Bond walking out of the frame after shooting down his opponent.



*** It's worth mentioning that Daniel Craig filmed a different gunbarrel sequence for each one of his Bond movies. None of them has been reused so far.

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*** It's worth mentioning that Daniel Craig filmed a different gunbarrel gun barrel sequence for each one of his Bond movies. None of them has been reused so far.










































*** Simmons' gun barrel was the only one to have Bond hop as he turns to shoot his opponent.

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*** Simmons' gun barrel was the only one to have Bond slightly hop as he turns to shoot his opponent.



*** In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', when Brosnan fires the gun, the bullet flies at the camera, meaning that Bond has shot '''''into''''' the gun barrel of his opponent. This was to [[MilestoneCelebration commemorate the 40th anniversary]] of the franchise.

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*** In ''Film/DieAnotherDay'', when Brosnan fires the gun, the bullet flies at the camera, meaning that Bond has actually shot '''''into''''' the gun barrel of his opponent. This was to [[MilestoneCelebration commemorate the 40th anniversary]] of the franchise.


The iconic sequence was created by title designer Maurice Binder who worked on every Bond movie up to ''Film/LicenceToKill'' as he passed on in 1991.

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The iconic sequence was created by title designer Maurice Binder who worked on every Bond movie up to ''Film/LicenceToKill'' as he passed on away in 1991.



*** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' do the regular gun barrel at the end of the movie. In the former, it even becomes one of the "O"s in the film title (replicating the poster logo). In the latter, director Creator/SamMendes wanted to put it back to the front, but it didn't match up with his opening shot of Bond approaching the game.
*** The gun barrel finally makes its return at the start of the movie with ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. In this one, Bond's right hand is fully visible holding the gun before he turns and pulls the trigger; he usually has his hand and gun in his pocket. And rather than the typical "gun barrel shifts from side-to-side and then opens up into the opening sequence", the scene freezes, then fades to black before fading into the prologue.
*** It's worth mentioning that Daniel Craig filmed a different gunbarrel for each one of his Bond movies. None of them has been reused so far.

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*** ''Film/QuantumOfSolace'' and ''Film/{{Skyfall}}'' do the regular gun barrel at the end of the movie. In the former, it even becomes one of the "O"s Q in the film title (replicating the poster logo). In the latter, director Creator/SamMendes wanted to put it back to the front, but it didn't match up with his opening shot of Bond approaching the game.
*** The After 13 years, the gun barrel barrel, as it was traditionally depicted, finally makes its return at the start of the movie with ''Film/{{Spectre}}''. In this one, Bond's right hand is fully visible holding the gun before he turns and pulls the trigger; he usually has his hand and gun in his pocket. And rather than the typical "gun barrel shifts from side-to-side and then opens up into the opening sequence", the scene freezes, then fades to black before fading into the prologue.
*** It's worth mentioning that Daniel Craig filmed a different gunbarrel sequence for each one of his Bond movies. None of them has been reused so far.



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* The opening credits of ''Series/SledgeHammer'' have Sledge toting the Amigo. speaking the Catchphrase. And blasting great holes in the camera lens.


** Creator/RogerMoore was the first to not wear a hat (in the opening ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''), and the first to perform it while wearing a tuxedo, in the opening of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. He's also the only Bond to hold his gun with two hands.

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** Creator/RogerMoore was the first to not wear a hat (in hat, in the opening ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''), to ''Film/LiveAndLetDie''; and the first to perform it while wearing a tuxedo, in the opening of ''Film/TheSpyWhoLovedMe''. He's also the only Bond to hold his gun with two hands.

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