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13. December 2013 14:52
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Double helping of Bond for Christmas, 1983

13. December 2013 14:52 by m | 0 Comments

With the news that James Bond is returning to ITV and the Christmas TV and Radio Times on sale, I can't help but think back to the early 1980s when I would be spending this weekend carefully plotting my holiday viewing with a highlighter pen, making those difficult choices when there was something I wanted to watch on both BBC1 and ITV, but we didn't have a VCR... 30 years ago this Christmas, I was highlighting The Spy Who Loved MeThe Spy Who Loved Me for Boxing Day... [More]
Double helping of Bond for Christmas, 1983
 

12. December 2013 09:15
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The Inner Life of James Bond

12. December 2013 09:15 by m | 0 Comments

This article from the October 2013 issue of Atlantic Monthly discusses the representation of the fictional British spy James Bond in films and fiction inspired by author Ian Fleming. Focusing on his psychological portrayal, The author, James Parker, looks at the film "SkyfallSkyfall" and Fleming's novel "ThunderballThunderball" and reviews several spy novels including "Solo," by William Boyd, "Colonel Sun," by Kingsley Amis under the pen-name Robert Markham, and "Devil May Care," by Sebastian Faulks. [More]
The Inner Life of James Bond
 

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
 

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

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
 

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