Dr. Julius No
Director of Photography
(inflation adjusted 2002)
When a communications breakdown occurs between MI6 and Jamaican operative John Strangways, James Bond is thrown head first into an exotic cocktail of thrills that plays out from Kingston to Crab Key in an all out attempt to hunt down a reclusive megalomaniac
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On arrival in Jamaica it soon becomes apparent that John Strangways and his secretary have been murdered, prompted by the disappearance of classified information on Dr.No and his operations, James Bond follows the trail to the seemingly respectable Professor Dent. A brief but standoffish encounter with Bond forces the Professor to inform his eccentric employer Dr.No of Bond’s discovery of radioactive rock samples originating from Crab Key.
After a failed attempt to kill Bond, Dent travels to Magenta Drive 239, the home of the beautiful femme fatale Miss Taro. Waiting patiently, Bond is comforted by his Walther, and a cigarette. The unwitting professor arrives, pummelling the body of pillows that lie under the covers on Miss Taro’s bed. Bond doesn’t think twice.
The journey begins by sailboat to Crab Key accompanied by CIA operatives Quarrel and Felix Leiter, Bond and Quarrel continue their journey, Leiter doubles back to alert the authorities if Bond fails to complete his mission within the next twelve hours. The following morning Bond meets an unexpected visitor to Crab Key, the stunning Honey Ryder. Honey, whose father was killed on the island, is dragged into the ensuing escape from Dr.No’s private army who scour the island for the unwelcome guests, killing Quarrel in the process.
After the necessity of the decontamination chamber in Dr.No’s private headquarters Dr.No extends his brief hospitality to Bond and Honey, and Bond finally meets the recluse who plans to single-handedly destroy the American space program. The discussions don’t last long however, and Bond soon finds himself avoiding death while crawling through a red-hot ventilator shaft en-route to the main control room, where a man to man confrontation ends atop the vat of heavy water in the hub that controls Dr.No’s operations.