A lot of people think there's no more to directing a movie than to be able to make framey fingers while yelling "Action!" and "Cut!" Needless to say, there is more to it than that, but to make a James Bond movie requires a very specific toolbox.

Sam Mendes, who won an Oscar for "American Beauty," takes his first stab at the British superspy with this week's "Skyfall," and we're going to run down the most important things he needs to bring to the table in order to hit this 007 out of the park.

Below, check out our how-to guide on how to make a successful James Bond flick.

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