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28. October 2013 14:47
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David Dryer — Never Say Never Again

28. October 2013 14:47 by m | 0 Comments

Never Say Never AgainNever Say Never Again — the maverick James Bond film starring the original 007, Sean Connery — emerged this fall as one of the series' strongest entries. To helm its postproduction opticals, producer Jack Schwartzman selected Oscar nominee David Dryer. Dryer — who utilized the high-tech facilities of Apogee — details the techniques employed to produce the pivotal cruise missile hijacking, the holographic videogame confrontation between Bond and Largo, and other less apparent illusions. Interview by Don Shay, Cinefex Magazine #15, January 1984. [More]
David Dryer — Never Say Never Again
 

21. October 2013 13:55
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License to Fret

21. October 2013 13:55 by m | 0 Comments

Some James Bond 007 fans may already know that "The James Bond Theme" was drawn from a song composed by Monty Norman for a musical called "A House for Mr. Biswas," but how many can tell you anything else about that story? This article compares the personalities of the fictitious character James Bond to the novel's main character Mohun Biswas, and points out that heroism can come in many shapes. [More]
License to Fret
 

17. October 2013 05:10
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James Bond conquers all in Thunderball

17. October 2013 05:10 by m | 0 Comments

Look Magazine reports from Nassau during the filming of ThunderballThunderball, 1965.
Rejoice! James Bond is off to the chase again. 007 must save our bumbling, sleeping world. Emilio Largo, that eye-patched paw of SpectreSpectre, has snatched a British bomber complete with armed H-bombs. Largo, blackmailer extraordinaire, wants £100,000,000 from the Free World. Else, he will blow up an unnamed city—like Miami, Fla. Who can humble, foil and kill Largo? Who else? Reluctantly, M, the pipe-smoking, tut-tutting head of Her Majesty’s Secret Service, springs Bond for the job. [More]
James Bond conquers all in Thunderball
 

3. October 2013 05:16
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You Only Live Twice ABC Cut

3. October 2013 05:16 by m | 0 Comments

In 1975, the American TV network ABC confusingly and needlessly re-edited the beginning of You Only Live TwiceYou Only Live Twice. This version of the film begins, as it should, with the space capsule but just eighteen seconds into the scene it cuts to Bond already dead in his bed and then the credits begin! [More]
 

1. October 2013 16:04
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George Lazenby 1980s Chrysler Ad

1. October 2013 16:04 by m | 0 Comments

Still dashing in a Tuxedo, former James Bond, George Lazenby is back in a casino with a beautiful woman. However, he seems to have traded in his 1969 Aston Martin DBS for a ... 1980s Chrysler Fifth Avenue? [More]
George Lazenby 1980s Chrysler Ad
 

24. September 2013 16:32
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1982 Today Show James Bond Specials

24. September 2013 16:32 by m | 0 Comments

The two biggest cinematic Bond's were about to go head to head at the box office and NBC's "Man in Hollywood", Jim Brown, was there to interview both of these 007 heavyweights about the new films and the upcoming box office battle, in what Starlog would christen The biggest Bond year of them all". [More]
1982 Today Show James Bond Specials
 

9. September 2013 04:16
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The Living Daylights Official Poster Magazine

9. September 2013 04:16 by m | 0 Comments

This could be a 007 Dossier Exclusive. While hardly rare, we have never seen more than just the front page reproduced anywhere on the web. Read the entire "top-secret collector's edition" magazine including all 10 full size Color photo posters, "Licensed to Thrill". Learn more about the James Bond mystique: Girls, gadgets & Glamour and go behind the scenes on 007's latest mission. [More]
The Living Daylights Official Poster Magazine
 

5. September 2013 05:48
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1983 People - Bond's Babes

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Bond's Babes. How Sleeping with the superspy shaped their lives. The beauts 007 has bedded in 21 years, including Maud Adams of OctopussyOctopussy, assess the makes and breaks of being Bond's women, in this vintage People Magazine article from July 1983. [More]
1983 People - Bond
 

3. September 2013 05:20
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1973 Parade Magazine - The New James Bond

3. September 2013 05:20 by m | 0 Comments

This vintage magazine article discusses the new James Bond 007 Roger Moore's acting and romantic history more than it does the James Bond film that was opening that week, Live And Let DieLive And Let Die, but it is still quite an interesting read and a rare piece from James Bond's archives. [More]
1973 Parade Magazine - The New James Bond
 

30. August 2013 05:39
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Siskel & Ebert Review The Living Daylights

30. August 2013 05:39 by m | 0 Comments

The Living DaylightsThe Living Daylights was one of my favorite Bond films, arriving shortly before my 13th Birthday. For me it had all the elements from the best James Bond movies: A gadget laden Aston Martin, plenty of action, a beautiful Bond Girl and a plot that was easy to follow and actually made sense (compare to The World Is Not EnoughThe World Is Not Enough).

However, Siskel & Ebert were not so easily impressed... [More]
Siskel & Ebert Review The Living Daylights
 

22. August 2013 05:46
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1985 TV Times Royal Premiere Roger Moore Interview

22. August 2013 05:46 by m | 0 Comments

This vintage article from a 1985 UK TV Times has a Bond Girl pictorial and an interview with Roger Moore - to warm you up for the late night broadcast of the Royal Premiere of A View To A KillA View To A Kill that week in London. [More]
1985 TV Times Royal Premiere Roger Moore Interview
 

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