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captioning funded by cbs and ford-- built for the road ahead. >> ward: firsthand accounts from the battle raging in syria's largest city are rare... >> get down, everybody. >> ward: ...so we went to see for ourselves. large parts of this 7,000-year- old city have been reduced to rubble as it became the front line of the revolution. the battle for syria has ground to a stalemate, and radical islamist fighters are starting to take the lead. we met ayrian jihadi, exactly the kind of leader the west worries about. you'd like to create an islamic state in syria. >> ( translated ): and what's wrong with that?
>> all rise. >> pelley: around houston, 400 veterans are locked up every month. >> i know where to send you-- prison. >> pelley: not long off the battlefield, they're first-time felony offenders, men like kevin thomas. >> i started drinking heavily and certain symptoms of ptsd kicked in. >> pelley: one judge realizedñi that vets suffering from post- traumatic stress syndrome didn't need prison; they needed another chance. >> good job, soldier. good job. ( applause ) >> bond. james bond. >> cooper: he's the world's most famous spy. and for 50 years, from sean connery to daniel craig, 007 has always had his way with the girls and taking care of the bad guys. >> i'm forever going to be known as james bond, but that's no bad thing. not a bad label to have. >> action!
>> cooper: what you may not know is that every actor, gadget, script and director for bond has been chosen by this family. >> we are, well, control freaks. >> i'm steve kroft. >> i'm leslie stahl. >> i'm morley safer. >> i'm lara logan. >> i'm anderson cooper. >> i'm scott pelley. those stories tonight on "60 minutes." [ fishing rod casting line, marching band playing ]
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>> tonight, cbs news correspondent clarissa ward, on assignment for "60 minutes." >> ward: aleppo is one of the crown jewels of the ancient world; syria's largest, richest and, for the past three months, most dangerous city. the battle that is raging there has reduced entire neighborhoods to smoking piles of rubble. across syria, hundreds of lightly armed, poorly trained rebel groups are fighting to overthrow one of the middle east's last remaining dictators, bashar al-assad, who is using the might of the syrian military to crush the uprising and hold
onto power. as many as 30,000 syrians have been killed. more than two million have been forced out of their homes. in aleppo, tired rebels are being reinforced by foreign fighters, many of whom are radical islamists. firsthand accounts from aleppo are rare, so we decided to go to the front lines ourselves. some of what we saw, and of what you will see in our story, is disturbing. our trip began in turkey. the porous border between syria and turkey has become increasingly volatile. after sneaking across, we drove for hours through rebel-held territory to reach the city and meet up with its top rebel commander. salaam allaya kum, tsharafna. hello. his name is colonel abdul jabar oqaidi, and he's the commander of rebel forces, the so-called free syrian army, in aleppo. we met him in a neighborhood he claimed was under his control. and this is the liberated area
of aleppo? "yes," he told us, "70% of aleppo has been freed already." colonel oqaidi joined the rebels six months ago after defecting from the syrian army. he walked us through one of the city's few functioning markets, anxious to show us that normal life is still possible here. ( explosion ) but the moment was short-lived. ( explosion ) shells were landing closer and closer. >> dr. maher nana: we need to move. >> ward: so we moved, driving through the narrow streets to the heart of this ancient city, large parts of which have been reduced to an apocalyptic wasteland. we stopped because the colonel wanted to inspect his fighters on the front lines. but as soon as they spotted us, government snipers opened fire. >> get down, everybody. >> ward: night was falling, so we moved to an area that we thought was more secure.
( explosion ) it's bombardment like that that has left aleppo a virtual ghost town. most civilians here have left. the only people who are really still left in the streets are fighters, and those who are too poor to leave. ( explosion ) get in, get in, get in. once again, we had to jump into our cars and drive away. later that night, we sat down with the colonel to discuss the day's events. i have to be honest with you-- when we were walking through, i was quite terrified at points. there was a steady stream of artillery, there was sporadic gunfire. this did not feel like a liberated city, or even a liberated portion of the city. >> colonel abdul jabar oqaidi ( translated ): yes.ok we control the land, but the skies above are in the government's hands. the regime has planes, artillery, and tanks. >> ward: all of which have been pounding the city relentlessly. when rebels brought the fight here in july, they hoped it would deliver a death blow to the regime.
instead, they got bogged down in a bitter urban battle. >> oqaidi ( translated ): i get angry when i see civilians killed on the street and no one in the world is helping the syrian people. >> ward: colonel oqaidi says he could have won this battle weeks ago if the west had provided him with heavier weapons, and especially anti-aircraft weapons. >> oqaidi ( translated ): the syrian people will never forgive the international community for failing to stop the assad regime. >> ward: we spent the rest of the night listening to the terrifying sounds of jets swooping down and dropping their deadly payload. in the morning, we set out to inspect the damage. this morning at 6:30, we, like everybody else in this neighborhood, were awoken by a deafening blast. a jet had dropped a bomb, and now, in the light of day, we can actually see where it fell on this house, flattening it,
killing the owner, and also injuring his wife and children. residents in the area told us they believed that the intended target was a nearby hospital. in syria now, no place is safe-- mosques, schools, even the lines outside the few bakeries still producing bread regularly attract fire. it's a scorched earth policy, literally. after president assad's forces stormed through this neighborhood, english teacher and opposition activist saleh hawa came home to find this. >> saleh hawa: they burnt it in a way to... not to allow anybody to live here anymore. they meant it.ñi it was not just by chance. they wanted to... they want to kill us. just shortly.
either we accept bashar al-assad to be our president or we have to be killed. his soldiers wrote on every single wall in our city, "either you accept bashar al-assad or we burn the whole country." and that's what they are doing now. they are burning the whole country. >> ward: in the towns and villages around aleppo, the streets are eerily quiet. >> nana: the town is totally different. people have deserted. whoever left here, they were living under bombardment. >> ward: dr. maher nana left syria 13 years ago. >> nana: kids cannot sleep at night. people, they're... they're just expecting to get hit at anytime. >> ward: he runs a family practice in delray beach, florida, but now spends much of his time traveling in and out of syria on behalf of an organization called the syrian support group. its goal is to transform the free syrian army from a disorganized grouping of
militias into a coherent force. but it also works closely with the u.s. government to identify credible rebel officers, like colonel oqaidi, and report on their progress. >> nana: these commanders, they vow to protect civilians. they vow to protect democracy. they vow to obey international laws. >> ward: making vows is easy; sticking to them is much harder. how can you be sure that these men are going to stick to those vows? >> nana: well, this is what you do. you... you provide and you check, and you provide and you check, and you provide and you check. and you make sure that they are standing for their values. >> ward: to check on them, dr. nana makes frequent and often dangerous trips into syria. you have a good life in florida. you have a wife, you have two beautiful children. why do you make those trips?
>> nana: we saw all the horrible videos in youtube. i never forget that... the al houla massacre where children were slaughtered. there is a girl who is around two years or three years and a half, the same age as my daughter... i never forget that video. i never forget that... that picture. anything i do is just a little compared to what the people inside are paying for the price of freedom. >> ward: but his group has managed to do something significant-- it secured special permission, a license, from the treasury department to raise money in the u.s. and send it to commanders in syria.
so they can buy weapons with the money? >> nana: yes. they can buy weapons... they can buy weapons, yes. >> ward: and the u.s. administration understands that and is at peace with that? >> nana: yes, they can buy weapons. they can buy logistics. they can buy telecommunications. they can pay salaries. >> ward: but it is an extremely ambitious project. i mean, you're essentially a small group of syrian americans with limited funds who are trying to fund and organize an army. >> nana: yeah, it's... it's a revolution. you cannot stop your ambition or limit your imagination in a revolution. this is what the revolution is. ( cheering ) >> ward: but the optimism of revolution is giving way to the bitterness of insurgency. and as the fighting drags on, syrians, disappointed with a west that they expected to come to their rescue, are turning elsewhere. >> nana: when you fight for your
life, you ask for help. and when good people don't help you, you're going to ask for help from anybody else. >> ward: increasingly, it is islamists from across the region jáwho are offering their help. this video was posted online by libyan militants who say they are training syrian fighters, passing on their ruthless tactics and religious zeal. western governments are reluctant to send the rebels heavier, longer-range weapons, for fear that they will end up in the wrong hands. ahmed al'abaid is the kind of rebel leader they're worried about. he leads a group of several hundred jihadis, or holy warriors. these young and impressionable village boys, his latest recruits, will go into battle under the black flag of radical islam. after weeks of negotiations, we were allowed to travel to azaz, a town north of aleppo, to meet al'abaid face to face.
he said he was fighting for a free syria, but for him, that means a country governed under the ancient muslim legal code of sharia. you would like to see sharia law implemented as the law of the land. >> ahmed al'abaid ( translated ): certainly. certainly, yes. >> ward: that is therefore saying that you'd like to create an islamic state in syria. >> al'abaid ( translated ): and what's wrong with that? the world has misguided ideas about islam. muslims have never been the aggressors against anyone. >> ward: we had heard that, under al'abaid, captured government soldiers were being tried by self-appointed sharia judges. you have a judicial system here? >> al'abaid ( translated ): yes, we got a judicial system, and everybody is happy with it. sometimes, when we release the prisoners, they refuse to leave. >> ward: would it be possible for us to meet with some of your prisoners? >> al'abaid ( translated ): well, most of them have left.
i believe there's one or two who are still there, but it wouldn't be possible for you to meet them. >> ward: al'abaid's men gave us a collection of videos as a parting gift. most of them showed his fighters on the front lines in aleppo. but one stood out. it shows four syrian soldiers, their military ids on display, as an off-camera voice says that they were tried and found guilty of "waging war against the people."t( it caught our attention because we had obtained another video from a separate source, which is very hard to watch. it begins with the same scene, but then... ( gunfire ) we decided to risk returning top azaz to confront the jihadi leader who had bragged of how well he treated his prisoners. when we went back, we looked at some of the video clips that your men had given us.
and i wonder if you can take a look at this one and tell me, what is going on in this clip? ( men speaking arabic ) can you tell me what that video is showing? >> al'abaid ( translated ): well, those were government soldiers in the fighting during the battle. we kind of arrested them. >> ward: and what sentence were they given? >> al'abaid ( translated ): that's something that the judges know more about than i do. >> ward: because we have another version of the video. it's a longer version and it ends quite differently. ( gunfire ) you know about these executions? >> al'abaid ( translated ): no, i was not aware. >> ward: still, he defended the decision to execute the soldiers, calling it "an eye for
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iraq and afghanistan-- many of them, more than once. the v.a. tells us about 20% come home with post-traumatic stress disorder, known as ptsd. so, that comes to about 500,000. for some, returning is harder than they imagined. the suicide rate for the army is up 15% over last year; for the marines, it's up 28%. a few of our troops return to become something they never thought they could be-- criminals, for the first time in their lives. around houston, in harris county, texas, 400 veterans are locked up every month. we met a judge there who saw them coming before the bench, fresh out of the war zone, and he thought a lot of them were worth saving. judge for yourself once you meet some of our troops coming home. how long in the marine corps? >> arthur davis: almost 22 years, sir. >> pelley: number of combat deployments? >> davis: four, altogether. >> pelley: and you made first sergeant. >> davis: yes, sir. >> pelley: leader of marines.
>> davis: yes, sir. >> pelley: it was a good life. >> davis: yes, sir. >> pelley: let us show you two pictures of arthur davis. this one, with the president, was taken in 2006, in afghanistan, when davis was in charge of our embassy security there. this is a mug shot they took a couple of years later in the harris county jail, one year after his retirement from the corps. >> davis: one of the things i... i swore that i'd never do was go to jail. and for seven days, i was in the county jail, trying to figure out what was i going to do, thinking about all the things that i screwed up on, all the hard work that i've put myself through to get to this point in my life where i could say, you know, "i did a good job." and i screwed it all up. i thought my life was over. >> pelley: it could have been over. he faced up to 20 years for assault with a deadly weapon. davis, drunk and in a rage, took a gun and a knife to a fight with a neighbor. >> davis: it was just too much for me to deal with. you know, i thought i was the toughest person i knew, i could
handle anything. but i couldn't deal with my own demons. >> pelley: the demons came in iraq when davis was leading 200 marines. one day, his marines were in a convoy. there was a bomb. two were killed in this humvee. as first sergeant, davis was the old man, the father figure who gave advice, courage, order and discipline. he'd promised to bring them all home. he'd promised. >> davis: these guys, they're gone. you know, you kind of feel responsible. you know... you know, you kind of say, "why not me? why didn't it happen to me?" >> pelley: symptoms of ptsd followed him home-- anger, anxiety. civilians didn't seem to get it. he thought the world was dangerous, threats everywhere. crowds were menacing, noises startling. davis medicated himself. >> davis: i realized, you know, some things were happening differently. you know, i didn't want to go around crowded areas. i didn't want to go around
people. i found myself getting up in the morning, drinking. going to sleep at night, drinking. during the day, drinking. i wouldn't even go to work. you know, taking responsibility for those two guys that we lost, i mean, i just felt responsible, more and more so. and now, my whole support group- - my brothers, marines-- they were gone. >> pelley: it turned out another military brother was also in the criminal justice system, an army veteran named marc carter... >> all rise. >> pelley: ...texas state district judge marc carter. >> judge marc carter: i will give you some options, and you will tell me whether or not you want to be here or whether or not you... you just don't want to deal with it. and if that's the case, then i know where to send you-- prison. >> pelley: carter was watching fellow veterans broken before the bench-- afghanistan, iraq, post-traumatic stress, addictions-- pretty much the same story, a few hundred times a month.
carter also knew that the v.a. hospital a few miles away had plenty of empty seats in programs for ptsd and addiction. >> carter: you have to put them in a program that's going to help them, that's going to make them be successful. if you just put them out there on probation, they are going to fail. if you put them on probation that is tailored to deal with their problems-- ptsd and drug use-- then they'll be successful and they won't have to go to prison. >> pelley: do some of these veterans not want to believe they have ptsd, or not want to admit that they have that kind of problem? >> carter: there is an interest... a vested interest in them not to admit that they have ptsd while they're serving. there's a lot of self- destruction in that, because you know you need the help and you're not getting it. and you have others that are just in denial. you know, "everybody else is wrong, not me; the whole world is wrong, but i'm right." that's denial.ñr
>> pelley: in 2009, carter and other volunteers opened a court just for vets who've committed first-time felonies, things like assault, robbery, drunk driving, spousal abuse. after arrest, vets have a choice-- go through the regular system, or come to this court with its mandatory two years of treatment and supervision. about 40 vets a year chose judge carter. >> carter: they do more programs on this probation than they would ever do on any other probation in the state. >> pelley: are you saying this is a harder road? >> carter: it's tougher for them. they make a commitment to me and that is, "i'm going to do what it takes. i'm going to go to all the programs and treatment programs." and my promise to them is, "i will be patient and i will give you time to change back to that person you were." >> i felt like a monster... >> pelley: the road back is in court-ordered therapy, three or four times a week, for addiction and post-traumatic stress. they meet in groups and
individually with psychiatrists. the v.a. is getting a lot of credit these days for developing innovative ptsd therapies. >> my reoccurring dream was the fact that, no matter how hard i tried to protect the people that were behind me, the guys that were coming, i couldn't kill. and their intention is to hurt everybody behind me and there's nothing i can do to stop it. so i wake up screaming, not because i'm going to get hurt, but because i wasn't able to stop everybody else from getting hurt. >> anybody have sleep paralysis? >> oh, where you can't move? >> you wake up... you wake up and you open your eyes, but you can't move your body. and you feel like somebody's about to get you? oh, it's the most terrifying experience of my life. >> kevin thomas: there's two flashbacks that i have that have occurred for the last seven years. i mean, i get up out of bed, i'm there. our hummer gets hit. and this event never even happened in iraq. and everybody on my team in my hummer is hurt.
and i'm reaching for my m16, my weapon. and i'm patting on the ground and i can't find it. i can't find it, over and over again. >> pelley: that's kevin thomas, a former marine. he was in iraq one night on routine duty when the kind of thing happened that sears a date into a man's memory. >> thomas: it was january 26, 2005. our unit was out at nighttime doing security. and we got the call over the radio that there was a helicopter that was down. everybody in that perished. >> pelley: what did you see? >> thomas: wreckage, carnage, bodies. >> pelley: how many? >> thomas: 25 to 30 marines, brothers, family. >> pelley: six months later, thomas returned to his own
family in houston. >> thomas: i started drinking heavily, and certain symptoms of ptsd kicked in. i didn't know what was going wrong with me. i started isolating a lot, avoidance. and little but slowly, the things that i acquired, i lost after i came back from iraq. >> pelley: he lost his job and his family's trust. coming home was hard because, in a sense, he was still at war. in iraq, he lived with hidden threats all around. his aggression was on a hair trigger. back in texas, he didn't want to leave the house. he was angry all the time, and he finally hit his wife-- felony assault. >> thomas: i was angry about unfinished business in iraq. i wanted to go back in. i was angry of the way i viewed the world now. i was angry of people taking for granted the liberty of freedom.
we give too many civilians the benefit of the doubt that they should understand and they should know, but they don't-- what the world is really like and how iraq really was. >> carter: all right, kevin thomas, another marine. how are you, sir? >> thomas: outstanding, sir. >> carter: i just want to tell you, it takes a lot of courage to go back in there and face those monsters. >> thomas: yes, sir. >> carter: good job, sir. ( applause ) >> pelley: every two weeks, the vet reports to the judge. troublemakers are kicked out and sent to the regular probation system. but there haven't been many of those, only nine out of 100 vets so far. >> carter: good job, soldier. ( applause ) >> pelley: and because of that, veteran's courts like this have sprung up in 27 states. there are 100 already with another 100 planned. >> carter: mr. white.
how are you, sir? >> white: grateful. >> carter: i've heard that you've made some very smart choices lately, some very smart choices. that shows me that you understand the slippery slope that you stand on. how are you? you're looking good, as always. >> pelley: arthur davis, looking at 20 years for assault, was one of the first vets in carter's program. he hasn't had a drink in two years. and his arrest is gone from his record. >> davis: you got your whole support system here, you got your therapist, you got your probation officer. >> pelley: the old first sergeant is back, working with vets new to the court. >> davis: it put me back in a leadership position, the veterans' court, they prescribed a nice detailed pattern of what you needed to do in order to get on board. and it works. >> pelley: you had structure again. >> davis: i had structure again.
>> pelley: just like you had in the marine corps. >> davis: yes, sir. i have to live this life. i can live it angry, locked up in prison or in jail, or dead, or i can get myself together and be a positive role model for those other veterans coming home from this war. >> pelley: kevin thomas, facing ten years in jail, instead is set to graduate from the vet program this spring. the court even helped him get into college. now, he's rebuilding the trust of his ex-wife and his sons. >> thomas: okay, i got you. >> pelley: in the marines, thomas swore to defend the country from all enemies. it appears he's made good on that oath, including the enemy within. what was it that scared you enough to become involved in the veterans court program? >> thomas: i didn't like the person i was. >> pelley: were you afraid you were going to lose the boys? >> thomas: yes. >> pelley: you know, we were with you when you took the boys out for ice cream the other day. and one of them asked you, "what was it like in the marines?" >> thomas: what was it like? >> mm-hmm. >> thomas: in the marines? >> pelley: when he's a little
bit older, what are you going to tell him about your experience? >> thomas: i'm going to tell him that my experience and my career in the marines was... was great. it's the best thing i ever did in my life. sorry. it's the best thing i ever did in my life. welcome to the cbs sports update presented by e-trade. i'm james brown in new york with scores from around the nfl. atlanta remains the only undefeated team in the n.f.c. the giants are alone atop the n.f.c. east. seattle upset new england while the jets, miami and buffer low all won to create a four-way tie in the a.f.c. east. baltimore is 5-1 for the second time in team history. cleveland earned its first
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>> cooper: turning 50 is a major milestone in anyone's life, but when the world's most famous secret agent turns 50, we think that's as good a reason as any to raise a glass, provided of course, it's a vodka martini, shaken not stirred. james bond is celebrating his 50th anniversary on screen with a new film due out next month. bond is the longest running movie franchise in history, and one of the most profitable, earning nearly $5 billion in ticket sales worldwide. what's the secret to 007's longevity? we found that, while onscreen, bond has consistently changed with the times, behind the scenes, one family of producers has been responsible for his success from the very beginning. back in 1962, a small-time producer named albert "cubby" broccoli made the first bond film, and went on to produce 15 more.
before he died, he turned over control to his daughter and step-son, producers who still own half the franchise and oversee every aspect of every film, including the latest one, "skyfall." >> action. >> cooper: cubby broccoli's daughter, barbara broccoli, and his step-son, michael wilson, recently wrapped production on "skyfall," the 23rd bond film in the franchise they inherited. before your dad stepped down, did he give you any advice? >> barbara broccoli: well, i guess the main thing was he said, "don't let other people screw it up." >> cooper: the fact that you've kept this in the family, do you think that's critical to the success of this? >> michael wilson: i think so. >> broccoli: we are, well, control freaks, you know? and we're excited. we're still excited by... i mean, every morning, you know, you get up, you think, "wow, i get to go, you know, on a bond set." ( laughs ) and it's thrilling. >> cooper: "skyfall" stars daniel craig in his third outing as 007.
he's the sixth actor to play bond in its 50-year history. why do you think it's lasted for 50 years? >> daniel craig: sort of giving value for money to the cinema- going public has been the credo of the broccoli family. >> cooper: cubby broccoli talked about putting all the money on the screen? >> craig: yeah. and they still give a large bang for your buck. i mean, the fact they haven't been bought out by a studio over the years is incredible. and i think if it... it'd been sold in the past, if a studio had taken it, it would've died. they love making these movies, and that shows, when... when you're... when you're making the film. >> cooper: the film's opening, over-the-top action sequence-- a broccoli family trademark-- was shot in turkey, with daniel craig performing many of his own stunts. >> craig: i get a huge thrill out of it, like a schoolboy thrill, you know. that is... that is about being, you know, being action hero on top of train, which is like... like i said, so far removed from who i am. but i'm getting to sort of live out a few fantasies. >> so, mr. bond... >> cooper: fantasy has always been at the heart of james bond's appeal. when ian fleming, a former
british naval intelligence officer, published the first bond novel, "casino royale," in 1953, it offered readers a much- needed escape from the austerity of post-war britain. cubby broccoli's dreams of bringing bond to the screen were realized when he met another producer, harry saltzman, who'd obtained the screen rights to fleming's early bond books for a mere $50,000. for their first film, 1962's "dr. no," broccoli and saltzman picked sean connery, then an unknown scottish actor, who introduced himself to audiences with three words that are now movie history. >> mister...? >> sean connery: bond, james bond. >> broccoli: he sort of exploded on the screen in technicolor with jamaican locations and... >> cooper: and hot women. >> broccoli: ... hot women and bikinis... >> looking for shells? >> connery: no, i'm just looking. >> broccoli: it's a pretty exciting world that bond inhabits. >> cooper: but it's a world sean connery almost wasn't part of.
hard to believe, but in the beginning, broccoli told us, ian fleming didn't think he was right for the role. what do you think his concern was about connery? >> broccoli: well, he didn't fit the sort of typical british hero, but cubby and harry saw him as a rough diamond. they just felt this electricity. >> where were you measured for this? >> cooper: to help him look the part, the film's director took connery to a savile row tailor to get him fitted for a suit. >> broccoli: he said to sean, "all right, now, it fits like the glove. and i want you to go home and i want you to sleep in it. and i want it to become your skin." >> cooper: he made sean connery sleep in his savile row suit? >> broccoli: sleep in his suit. ♪ ♪ >> cooper: over the course of six films, connery set the bar for the five actors who followed: george lazenby, for one film; roger moore; timothy dalton; pierce brosnan; and now daniel craig. do you have a favorite bond? ( laughter ) >> broccoli: it's like asking, you know, who's your favorite child or your favorite sibling. you know, you have to understand, we grew up with all of them. >> cooper: i heard that you
actually believed bond was real when you were a child. >> broccoli: i did, because that was all everybody ever talked about in our house. so it was like some, you know, exotic, distant uncle who was going to appear at any time. >> cooper: do you wish he was real? >> broccoli: well, he is real to me, in a way. because he's... you know, so much of my life is, you know, dedicated to him. but i'm not sure he'd be that much fun in real life. i think, you know, maybe to spend a weekend with him, but i don't think you want to live with him permanently. >> cooper: he's not a long-term relationship kind of guy. >> broccoli: no, he's definitely not a long-term relationship. >> behave yourself, mr. bond. >> james! >> cooper: bond may not be dependable, but his films certainly are. and that's one reason for their success-- the broccoli family formula, a big budget, high- octane mix of ruthless gun play... that racy girl play, and often risqué word play. >> connery: who are you? >> my name is pussy galore. >> connery: i must be dreaming. ( machine gun fire )
>> "q": it's not perfected yet. >> cooper: few bond films would be complete without a visit with "q"... >> q: here we have a geiger counter. >> cooper: ...the eccentric mastermind behind 007's high- tech and often outlandish gadgets... >> q: these fire heat-seeking air-to-air missiles. >> cooper: ...which, over the years, got him out of many sticky situations. turns out some of q's gadgets are stored with other bond movie memorabilia at this nondescript warehouse on the outskirts of london. it's like something out of "citizen kane." meg simmonds oversees the collection of half a century's worth of artifacts. there was this box of crystals from "die another day." >> halle berry: no, leave it in, please. >> meg simmonds: one of those was in halle berry's belly button. we're not sure which one. please put on the gloves. >> cooper: she handles the most iconic bond props like museum pieces. the oldest one is from "dr. no."
>> simmonds: oddly enough, a champagne bottle survived. >> dr. no: we'll have dinner at once... >> simmonds: that's from the scene when dr. no has asked bond and honey to his dinner table. >> dr. no: take her away. >> simmonds: dr. no's henchmen start manhandling honey. >> honey: no! >> simmonds: and bond comes to her aid, and the only weapon at hand is the champagne bottle on the dining room table. dr. no says, "don't, please don't, it's a dom perignon 1955." and bond, being bond, says... >> connery: i prefer the '53 myself. >> simmonds: it is a real bottle. >> cooper: it is, really? >> simmonds: yes. there you go. >> cooper: that's the booby- trapped briefcase sean connery used in "from russia with love" in 1963. ( explosion ) we saw "jaws'" deadly dentures... wow. >> simmonds: those are jaws' teeth >> cooper: ...the golden gun from "the man with the golden gun," and perhaps the most famous piece of bond memorabilia-- the deadly hat worn by the henchman
oddjob in 1964's "goldfinger." >> simmonds: this was one of a few that they used. >> cooper: that's cool. >> simmonds: yeah. this one has... you can see the blades, and it's weighted >> cooper: so there is actually a metal rim to this? >> simmonds: yeah, and it's used in the final scene when it gets stuck in the bars, and then when he goes to retrieve it, bond manages to electrocute him. >> cooper: how much is something like this worth? >> simmonds: it's about £62,000. >> cooper: wow, that's about a $100,000 hat. >> simmonds: that's right, yeah. >> cooper: so i shouldn't throw it across the room? >> simmonds: no, please don't.ñi ( laughter ) >> cooper: not far away, parked on goldfinger avenue at pinewood studios, where nearly all of the 007 films have been made, we found james bond's aston martin. on screen, it was outfitted with machine guns, tire slashing hubcaps, and an ejector seat for those unwanted passengers. a secret agent's dream, but for the broccolis, it's also a business opportunity, perhaps the most successful product
placement in film. sean connery started driving this model aston martin in 1964. since then, it's shown up in five other bond films. there's no doubt 007 has done a lot for aston martin's brand. and these days, there are plenty of other companies eager to get their products into his hands. >> "q": bmw... >> cooper: after the z3 roadster appeared in 1995's "goldeneye," sales of the car skyrocketed. barbara broccoli and michael wilson told us companies don't pay to be placed in a bond film, but agree to spend millions marketing the movies. heineken, 007's beer of choicexd in "skyfall", is spending $75 million on a worldwide ad campaign. getting sponsors on board with bond has been easy, but convincing daniel craig to take on the role of 007 wasn't. when he was offered the part... >> craig: i said, "no." i said, "thanks very much. you need to go away and find the right person." it was going to be a life- changing thing if i said yes.
>> cooper: life changing-- how so? >> craig: it was going to change everything, change how i was perceived in the world, and i suppose i was incredibly nervous about that. >> cooper: was part of the concern that, you know, though you were well known before, this is a global thing? >> craig: yeah, and also because everybody says, "oh, well, you're going to get typecast." i'm forever going to be known as james bond, but that's no bad thing. not a bad label to have. >> cooper: craig finally accepted the role after nearly two years. when he was introduced as the newest 007, some fans complained he was too short and too blond to be bond. but once filming began on "casino royale," barbara
broccoli was convinced the critics would be proven wrong. >> broccoli: he was just electrifying. we knew what we had, and so... >> cooper: are you talking about the scene where he gets out of the water in the bathing suit? >> broccoli: well, yeah, how did you know that was what i was thinking about? ( laughter ) >> cooper: bathing suit aside, craig plays bond like fleming wrote him-- dark, flawed, very human. in a scene taken right from the pages of "casino royale," bond is tied down to a chair and brutally beaten. when you go back to the ian fleming books, i mean, he's basically a guy who gets tortured a lot. and that's what happens to you, it seems, a lot. >> craig: yeah, i mean, he is tortured... he gets tortured and is tortured. you know, fleming has a love/hate relationship with him, and wants to kill him off all the time, but that's kind of part of the whole deal. >> cooper: but there's a danger to your bond that, you know, roger moore didn't have. >> craig: look, if i could play it like roger moore, i would. it'd be a lot easier on my limbs. >> cooper: but no matter who's playing him, what man doesn't secretly, or not so secretly... >> joss skatto: i'll give you this gun. >> cooper: ...want to be james bond? >> skatto: this is the walther ppk. >> cooper: that's bond's signature gun. >> skatto: both eyes open. >> cooper: okay. and at this firing range, joss skatto taught daniel craig and pierce brosnan how to shoot like james bond. >> skatto: you don't hold it like a bunch of flowers. >> cooper: he tried to show me. >> skatto: move the top part of your body, hips upwards, that's the way. this arm's going to be straight.
that's the stance you're going to be doing. and go. ( gunshots ) a bit more aggressive on this one. ( gunshots ) very nice. >> cooper: i don't feel like james bond yet. >> skatto: you will do. about 15 minutes. ( laughs ) >> cooper: oh, yeah, that's all it takes, 15 minutes? >> skatto: no. ( laughs ) >> cooper: that is the part of the fantasy, i think, the appeal of this character is that people want to be... guys want to be him. >> craig: but i want to see sides to him. i want to see a kind of... i want to see a fallibility about the character because, you know, he's an assassin. he kills people. >> cooper: daniel craig has breathed new life into the series. his two films to date have earned record highs for the franchise. as for his newest adventure, "skyfall," known in production as "bond 23," it's not even out yet and there's already talk of "bond 24." but barbara broccoli and michael wilson, the guardians of the franchise, aren't giving up any of its secrets. where does bond go from here? i mean, he's sort of done it all.
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>> pelley: now, an update on a story we first broadcast back in march called "space-x." that's when we met internet billionaire elon musk, who put $100 million of his own fortune into what some thought was a fantasy-- developing a private, commercial space program. metal comes in one end of this factory... >> elon musk: yeah. >> pelley: spaceships come out the other? >> musk: yes. >> and liftoff. >> pelley: this past week, elon musk's passion became a payload. the space-x cargo vessel dragon delivered a half-ton of supplies to the international space station, everything from science experiments to ice cream. it is the first of 12 unmanned
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