Thunderball soundtrack

January 31st, 2010 by

The success of the first three James Bond films in the early 1960s had led to a huge array of copycat spy thrillers. In an attempt to ensure the Bond franchise remained at the forefront of the action genre, Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzmann decided to make Thunderball, Fleming’s ninth James Bond book. With a […]

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Modernism Week features Diamonds Are Forever site

January 22nd, 2010 by

The 5th Anniversary of Palm Springs Modernism Week is poised to set a new benchmark for fun and frivolity as it celebrates all things “modern” during the annual 10-day festival. The event schedule is not the only thing that has grown, so has the groundswell of popularity and community support. Some of the Modernism Week’s […]

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What future for MGM?

January 19th, 2010 by

With the deadline for first round bidding on MGM having now passed, it’s looking increasingly like the studio will be forced into Chapter 11 and an uncertain timescale for Bond 23 to get underway. While the studio received several bids, unnamed insiders say they will almost certainly require operating MGM without the current debt obligations […]

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MGM first round auction to close this week

January 12th, 2010 by

The first round of bidding for troubled MGM are is due to end at the end of the week according to the Wall Street Journal, with around a dozen serious bidders wanting to pick up the scraps of the studio. The bids are far below the $3.7 billion owed to MGM’s banks according to sources […]

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Sam Mendes to direct Bond 23?

January 6th, 2010 by

Sam Mendes is on the verge of signing for Bond 23 according to the Hollywood Reporter and reported on MI6 with production possibly starting as early as June, contradicting reports earlier this week that work on the film was on hold due to the sale of MGM. Mendes’ best known film to date is American […]

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