After the great success of “Dr.No”, the movie that introduced the James Bond character to the silver screen, Terence Young’s “From Russia with Love”, the second in the James Bond series, came into the screen in 1963. Filled with a heavy dose of non-stop action scenes with good-looking photography and pure spy story, From Russia with Love” is considered by many to be the best Bond movie. There’s intelligent plot, great pace, exotic locations, young Connery, and we are given Daniela Bianchi – the best Bond girl ever!
What’s more? Istanbul looks so beautiful on screen; the cinematography is too wonderful to show vistas of Istanbul in the 1960s. The great fight scene in the Orient Express train is the strawberries on the cake!
Sean Connery and Daniela Bianchi are standing on the ferry and the Hagia Sophia is in the background.
Sean Connery is taking photos of Daniela Bianchi on the Istanbul ferry on the Bosporus and iconic Maiden’s Tower in the background on the Bosporus.
Daniela Bianchi is on the İtfaiye Street and Şepsefa Mosque is in the background at the Atatürk Boulevard.
Sean Connery and Pedro Armendáriz (Ali Kerim Bey) are in the famous Basilica Cistern.
Daniella Bianchi is crossing the Golden Horn by walking on the Galata Bridge.