Have you ever wanted to shoot yourself in the classic gun barrel sequence of the “James Bond” films? Well, now you can using just your iDevice (and perhaps a little help from a friend, who will do the shooting itself.)
In celebration of the recent launch of “Skyfall” aka “Bond 23″ on Blu-ray and DVD, Fox Digital Entertainment has just released the Skyfall Gun Barrel app on iOS.
It’s an app designed to do one thing and one thing only: to help you shoot your own gun barrel sequence à la “James Bond.”
What exactly is the gun barrel sequence, you ask? If you’ve watched at least one “James Bond” film, then you already know what it is. But here’s the ever-reliable Wikipedia‘s summary of the sequence anyway:
The gun barrel sequence is the signature device featured in nearly every film of the series. Shot from the point-of-view of a presumed assassin, it features British MI6 agent James Bond walking, turning and then shooting directly at camera, causing blood to run down the screen. The visuals are accompanied by the James Bond Theme, composed by Monty Norman.
To use the app, you just have to aim at your “target” and tap the shoot button. For best results, your target must move in sync with the barrel in the predefined sequence. Once finished, you can tap the share button to share it on Facebook or by email.
The app includes a prominent link to the Amazon page where you can buy “Skyfall” on Blu-ray and DVD.
“Skyfall” is in the running for five awards in the Oscars ceremony tomorrow night: Best Original Score, Best Original Song, Best Sound Editing, Best Sound Mixing, and Best Cinematography.