Moonraker soundtrack

August 26th, 2010 by

Due to a high level of taxation in the UK at the time, the production of James Bond XI was primarily moved to France.  In addition to the construction of some of the biggest ever sets that France had seen, the relocation of Moonraker to the continent also meant that John Barry could return to […]

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James Bond cars – the Lotus Esprit

August 17th, 2010 by

When James Bond drove a Lotus Esprit S1 directly into the water on the Sardinian coast to escape a helicopter in hot pursuit in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), he introduced what is one of 007’s best-known gadgets; flipping a switch the car turns into a submarine. The Lotus Esprit was a mid-engine coupé […]

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James Bond’s secret weapon comes to Diss [Diss Express]

August 16th, 2010 by

Little Nellie is going to make an appearance at a vintage car and motor bike rally to be held in Diss on Sunday 23rd August according to an article in the Diss Express. The gyrocopter featured in You Only Live Twice starring Sean Connery and while the film itself draws a mixed response from fans, […]

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‘The Music of Bond’ concert at the Royal Albert Hall

August 15th, 2010 by

The Royal Philharmonic Orchestra celebrates Britain’s most popular secret agent as guest West End vocalists thrill you with the theme songs that form such an essential part of the ‘Bond experience’. Featuring favourite highlights from Goldfinger, Licence To Kill, The Spy Who Loved Me, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, Dr. No, From Russia […]

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A Rescue of MGM Studios on Horizon With Spyglass [Wall Street Journal]

August 11th, 2010 by

MGM may be about to reach a deal that will take it into a pre-packaged bankruptcy deal that will mean it could be back on its feet before the year end. The article states: Spyglass Entertainment is nearing a deal to run Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Inc. once the beleaguered film studio finishes restructuring a roughly $4 billion […]

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Bond screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz dies aged 68 [BBC]

August 4th, 2010 by

Tom Mankiewicz, who wrote the screenplays for Diamonds Are Forever, Live And Let Die and The Man With The Golden Gun, has died from pancreatic cancer at the age of 68. As well as credits for three Bond films, he also contributed to The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, although he was uncredited. Read […]

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