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2. December 2013 13:28
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50 Years of Bond

2. December 2013 13:28 by m | 0 Comments

In late 2012 this 50th anniversary magazine went on sale just about everywhere - I picked mine up at the Grocery Store. With over 250 "amazing photos", an "ultimate" ranking guide to Bond Girls, Bond films and Bond Villains, SkyfallSkyfall Preview & Interviews, rare behind-the-scenes pics and an Evil Genius quiz, plus The untold Story of 007; the magazine packs quite a lot into its 84 pages. [More]
50 Years of Bond
 

15. November 2013 16:41
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James Bond 007 at the 1982 Academy Awards

15. November 2013 16:41 by m | 0 Comments

The 54th Academy Awards were broadcast on March 29, 1982 and hosted by Johnny Carson. Sheena Easton was among the performers, belting out "For Your Eyes OnlyFor Your Eyes Only" from the film of the same name, which was nominated for Best Original Song, in a most... unusual ... dance number which would not have looked out of place in the Star Wars Holiday Special. Bizarrely camp, with a dancing James Bond (thankfully Roger Moore did not take part), a very uncomfortable looking Richard Kiel as Jaws, and what was probably the last ever appearance of Harold Sakata as Oddjob, It really must be seen to be believed! [More]
James Bond 007 at the 1982 Academy Awards
 

13. November 2013 14:42
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24-Karat Diva

13. November 2013 14:42 by m | 0 Comments

An interview with singer Shirley Bassey, who performed her theme song for the James Bond spy film "GoldfingerGoldfinger" at the 2012 Academy Awards. Bassey's acting, vocal technique, and musical training are discussed, as well as the death of her daughter, her interest in singers such as Peggy Lee, and collaborations with popular musicians. [More]
24-Karat Diva
 

5. November 2013 10:15
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Braintainment - 50 Years of James Bond 007

5. November 2013 10:15 by m | 0 Comments

South Africa's January - February 2013 issue of Braintainment magazine celebrates 50 years of James Bond films (presumably Dr. NoDr. No was released in South Africa in early 1963), with the usual round up of gadgets, girls, cars and actor bios. [More]
Braintainment - 50 Years of James Bond 007
 

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
 

23. October 2013 05:21
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Tech of Skyfall

23. October 2013 05:21 by m | 0 Comments

In this interview Gary Powell, stunt performer / coordinator on the James Bond film, "SkyfallSkyfall," discusses the device which allows stunt performers to drive while actors are inside the vehicle, and other technical aspects of the movie. [More]
Tech of Skyfall
 

21. October 2013 13:55
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License to Fret

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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]
 

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
 

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