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5. October 2012 18:14
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The Man with the Golden Gun Shoots Blanks

5. October 2012 18:14 by m | 0 Comments

Rumor has it that James Bond is back. Or, at least a reasonable facsimile there of has returned
It's mostly a rumor.
Sorry about that.
Recognize that line? It's a running gag that was used on the 1960's television show GET SMART, right? Well. MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, the ninth James Bond movie, bears more kinship with Don Adam's Maxwell Smart than it does with lan Fleming's James Bond, except that the comedy timing and lead character are more likeable in GET SMART. That wasn't a blank shot that was just fired, folks. But somebody is off target. Something has gone wrong with the James Bond films, and that something is not the prophecy that so many magazine movie cuties projected in the late 1960's, as each successive James Bond film was released. A general conjecture was made that the character was ancient: a relic left over from an era that had passed; that audiences wouldn't buy the suave, gentleman secret agent mythology any longer. The critics were wrong. The audience is still buying the films, albeit at an increased ticket rate for admission into the theater; but once there, they don't come near receiving for their money the kind of entertainment they did... [More]
The Man with the Golden Gun Shoots Blanks

5. October 2012 13:12
by m

Vintage 1981 Starburst Interview with For Your Eyes Only Director John Glen

5. October 2012 13:12 by m | 0 Comments

John Glen is the man responsible for those moments in recent Bond movies that prompt the audience
to burst in spontaneous applause — those moments that stick in your memory when the rest of the movie has faded... [More]

10. September 2012 09:57
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Showcase Presents Doctor No by Ian Fleming

10. September 2012 09:57 by m | 0 Comments

This version of Dr. NoDr. No is a comic book by Norman J. Nodel. It is a loose adaptation of the eponymous James Bond movie released in 1962, which in turn is inspired by a novel by Ian Fleming [More]

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