From Russia With Love poster pistol sells for £277,250 [MI6]

November 30th, 2010 by

MI6 has a story about a pistol used on the poster artwork with Sean Connery was recently sold at auction for ten times its estimate: A pistol held by Sean Connery as James Bond in a poster to promote the 1963 film From Russia With Love has sold at auction for £277,250 ($436,828 USD). And […]

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James Bond drinks book launches today

November 26th, 2010 by

The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond, featuring all the drinks from Ian Fleming’s books and the Eon film series has been launched today. The book has been written by David Leigh, who runs The James Bond Dossier website. The book is priced at £16.99, but during the holiday weekend in the US […]

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MGM faces key hearing on Dec. 2 [Variety]

November 25th, 2010 by

MGM looks like it might finally be getting back on its feet after it has been confirmed that a federal bankruptcy court is likely to give MGM’s bankruptcy plan the green light, pathing the way of new projects, such as Bond 23. The Dec. 2 hearing in Manhattan before Judge Stuart Bernstein will take place […]

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New book on James Bond’s drinks launches in time for Xmas

November 20th, 2010 by

A new book that takes a detailed look at the drinks of James Bond is being published just in time for Christmas 2010. The author, David Leigh, is a lifelong fan of James Bond and is responsible for this website. He became interested in James Bond after picking up his father’s copy of Casino Royale […]

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A View To A Kill soundtrack

November 19th, 2010 by

For Roger Moore’s seventh and final outing as James Bond, he was once again reunited with director John Glen and composer John Barry.  1985’s A View To A Kill was the fourteenth 007 movie and, once again, the series followed a pattern of turning from serious spy movies (For Your Eyes Only and Octopussy) to […]

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Lions Gate to meet with MGM in next few days: sources [Reuters]

November 10th, 2010 by

MGM may still merge with Lions Gate, according to an article published by Reuters. MGM is currently in bankruptcy proceedings, which it is expected to emerge from before the year end. While the studio has announced that it plans to release Bond 23 in November 2012 and then produce a new James Bond film every […]

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MGM Files for Bankruptcy, Rejecting Lions Gate Bid [Bloomberg]

November 4th, 2010 by

MGM filed for pre-packaged bankruptcy yesterday under the deal with Spyglass. Only days since Carl Icahn’s failed counter bid, things have moved swiftly to move MGM into its next phase. One of the most interesting pieces of news to emerge from MGM, according to Bloomberg, relates to Bond 23 and beyond: New James Bond films […]

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Hoffritz razors: the choice of 007

November 4th, 2010 by

In Ian Fleming’s books he mentions James Bond’s razor on several occasions. First is in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, when he has a heavy toothed Gillette. In The Man With The Golden Gun he’s switched to a Hoffritz razor of the same pattern, which we look at in this article.

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James Bond novels go digital, cutting out Penguin – Telegraph

November 3rd, 2010 by

Interesting article on the way the publishing industry is being cut out of the loop, with Ian Fleming Publications decision to publish the James Bond novels as ebooks themselves. The article states: The digital versions of the 007 books will be published by Ian Fleming Publications, which administers the rights to the Bond books. The […]

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007: Blood Stone launched today in US

November 2nd, 2010 by

Today sees the launch of the latest James Bond game, Blood Stone. The game is available on a variety of platforms and is based on an original story, using the likeness of Daniel Craig as James Bond and featuring a number of exciting action sequences, including high speed driving in an Aston Martin. You can […]

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