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6. July 2013 05:09
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007 x 4

6. July 2013 05:09 by m | 0 Comments

In four of the last five James Bond adventures, special effects supervisor John Richardson has acted as an off-camera Q' to the indomitable 007 — engineering a speedboat chase over a waterfall in MoonrakerMoonraker, flying a minijet through an aircraft hangar in OctopussyOctopussy, snaring a blimp on the Golden Gate Bridge in A View To A KillA View To A Kill and staging a massive ground and air battle in The Living DaylightsThe Living Daylights. Eschewing opticals in favor of full-scale physical effects or cleverly integrated miniatures, Richardson has earned a reputation worldwide as an effects artisan of consummate ingenuity and skill. Article by Nora Lee - from a 1987 issue of Cinefex Magazine.
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3. July 2013 06:01
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1995 Golden Gun Advertisement

3. July 2013 06:01 by m | 0 Comments

20 Years after the disappointing 1974 film version of The Man With The Golden GunThe Man With The Golden Gun (it wasn't all bad, Scaramanga (Christopher Lee) and his servent Nick Nack (Hervé Villechaize) were at least quite entertaining), S.D. Studios began selling a replica of Scaramanga's Gun for $675. I found this ad for it on the back of the December 1995 issue of Starlog Magazine... [More]
1995 Golden Gun Advertisement
 

15. June 2013 03:49
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On the set of "Never say Never Again"

15. June 2013 03:49 by m | 0 Comments

Sean Connery returns as superspy-superhero James Bond 007 in Never Say Never AgainNever Say Never Again. This vintage Starlog issue visits the set and explores Sean Connery's long road back to the role of 007. [More]
 

21. May 2013 06:32
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Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Starlog Interview Part 2

21. May 2013 06:32 by m | 0 Comments

This is the second part of a Starlog interview with Never Say Never AgainNever Say Never Again scribe Lorenzo Semple, Jr. which began in the previous issue. In it Semple also discusses his work on the Batman TV Series from the 1960s, the 1980 Flash Gordon film and the 1976 version of King Kong. [More]
Lorenzo Semple, Jr. Starlog Interview Part 2
 

13. May 2013 03:16
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Angry Nerd: Start With The Gun Sequence!!

13. May 2013 03:16 by m | 0 Comments

There are a few pieces of pop culture that are sacrosanct. Han shot first. Spider-Man's Uncle Ben is dead. And Bond movies open with a gun-barrel sequence. You know, the part where 007 fires a pistol straight at the viewer. It's everything that's awesome about the superspy distilled into 10 seconds... [More]
Angry Nerd: Start With The Gun Sequence!!
 

4. May 2013 06:34
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Playboy Interview: Sean Connery 1965

4. May 2013 06:34 by m | 0 Comments

The November 1965 issue of Playboy magazine featured a candid interview with Sean Connery in which he makes it clear that he is uncomfortable with this level of attention, and that he is "fed up to here with the whole Bond bit." [More]
Playboy Interview: Sean Connery 1965
 

21. April 2013 08:35
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Be a James Bond Girl

21. April 2013 08:35 by m | 0 Comments

Late in 1979. Playboy and United Artists joined forces to sponsor a James Bond Girl contest (see poster below). The winner, (Robbin Young), earned a role in the next 007 adventure, For Your Eyes OnlyFor Your Eyes Only. [More]
 

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