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Timothy Dalton: The Problem Eliminator

April 21st, 2015 by

The Living Daylights poster

There is a beautiful moment during The Living Daylights (1987). Georgie Koskov delivers a certain diatribe about his senior’s admiration for a more autonomical style of rule, much to M’s chagrin. Following such a melodramatic performance, Timothy Dalton swiftly blows a ring from his cigarette. The symbolism is obvious; James Bond can see Koskov is […]

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The James Bond Films

April 16th, 2015 by

The James Bond Movies

It’s hard to imagine a world without the James Bond films, which have been with us since Dr No hit the big screen in 1962, catapulting Sean Connery to fame and introducing us to an exciting and, for many, unimaginably sophisticated world. The impact of Dr No on cinema audiences of the time was dramatic […]

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Teasing Craig: 007 teaser posters from the Daniel Craig era

April 1st, 2015 by

Casino Royale poster

March 2015 saw not only the first teaser trailer for SPECTRE, but a new teaser poster as well. For this Bond fan, the release of the upcoming movie’s official marketing has always held a great deal of excitement. Trailers and posters are a perfect time capsule of the moment a new 007 thriller is released […]

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The cast of ‘SPECTRE’ : Dave Bautista

March 24th, 2015 by

Mr Hinx

When the ad for Mr Hinx went out it was short and to the point. And Dave Bautista, who was eventually cast, could have been born for the role. Here we look at his life and career so far. Dave Bautista was born in Washington on 18th January 1969 to a Filipino father and Greek […]

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The cast of ‘SPECTRE’ : Christoph Waltz

March 17th, 2015 by

Christoph Waltz

Christoph Waltz was confirmed for SPECTRE by Sam Mendes at the early December press event, a signing already reported in the weeks before filming thanks to a tipoff to the media. Here we take a look at the Austrian actor’s career to date. Christoph Waltz was born on 4th October 1956 in Vienna into a […]

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The spectre of betrayal? A first look at 007’s latest gun

March 11th, 2015 by

Heckler & Koch VP9 in SPECTRE

The recent behind the scenes video on SPECTRE, taken on location in Austria, ended with Daniel Craig knock out a heavy before firing his gun at someone off camera. A photo released at the same time revealed that the gun was not the usual PPK; in this article Paolo Tagini  reveals its identity. In the first shots […]

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The cast of ‘SPECTRE’ : Monica Bellucci

March 4th, 2015 by

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Monica Bellucci says she was surprised to be approached by Sam Mendes, initially assuming her role in SPECTRE would be to replace Judi Dench. “Why do you call me? I’m 50 years old… what am I going to do in James Bond?” she demanded of the director. Photo: “Monica Bellucci, Women’s World Awards 2000” by Manfred Werner licensed […]

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Dismissing the James Bond code name theory

February 18th, 2015 by

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Eoghan Lyng takes a look at why the theory held by some fans that “James Bond” is just a code name used by a number of different agents over the years just doesn’t hold water. Image: from cover art of Bond 50 22 film Blu-Ray box set, available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Some people have too much […]

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Review: Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica

February 10th, 2015 by

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Matthew Parker’s new book is both a biography of Ian Fleming from when he built Goldeneye on wards and the history of Jamaica during the period leading to independence and just after. I can remember when I first read the James Bond novels how little information there was about Ian Fleming. My 1960’s Pan edition […]

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Fleming, Bond and Belly-Lick

January 27th, 2015 by

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The Man With The Golden Gun finds James Bond in Beirut on the trail of Scaramanga after MI6 is unable to pin the murder of 002 on the highly paid hitman; as Miss Moneypenny tells 007, “they never found the bullet”. There Bond learns from Saida, a belly dancer, that after his colleague was shot in the neck she removed the bullet from […]

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