Collecting 007: signed Casino Royale script for sale

July 29th, 2011 by

A signed copy of the shooting script for Casino Royale, written by Neil Purvis, Robert Wade and Paul Haggis is currently available for sale from Mystery Pier Books, California through AbeBooks. The script is signed by James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, with the simple dedication: All the very best Daniel Craig. The script is contained in […]

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Bond 23 “a classic Bond” according to Daniel Craig

July 29th, 2011 by

Daniel Craig was recently interviewed by Cowboys And Aliens director Jon Favreau. In the two clips below Favreau asks Craig about the James Bond movies. In the first he discusses the poor reaction among many fans while shooting Casino Royale in the Bahamas, while the second discusses Bond 23 and the lack of gadgets in […]

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Daniel Craig says Bond 23 script is “incredible”

July 28th, 2011 by

Daniel Craig was recently interviewed by ING for his latest movie, Cowboys And Aliens and right at the end of the interview he was asked about Bond 23: “There’s been some chatter that the movie may be going back to some traditional elements like Moneypenny and stuff like that, kinda also saying that Mendes is… […]

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Visit the “For Your Eyes Only” monastery in Greece – Agia Triada

July 25th, 2011 by

For the finale of For Your Eyes Only (1981) – the twelfth James Bond film and the fourth to star Roger Moore – Melina Havelock and Colombo assist 007 to gain access to an abandoned Greek monastery where Kristatos plans to hand over the top secret ATAC over to KGB chief General Gogol. The monastery […]

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From cold showers to gold painted girls – James Bond and naturopathy

July 12th, 2011 by

This article is by guest writer Edward Biddulph. It is clear from the words given to M, and the description of James Bond reading the book, that, rather than simply referencing the title, Ian Fleming read in detail Alan Moyle’s guide on naturopathy, Nature Cure Explained (1950), before he wrote Thunderball (1961), the adventure in […]

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“Hotel Splendide” from Casino Royale

July 12th, 2011 by

In the film version of Casino Royale James Bond and Vesper stay in Hotel Splendide in an unidentified town in Montenegro. While there does turn out to be a Hotel Splendide in Montenegro, it is a concrete highrise rather than the neo-baroque design of the film. The real Hotel Splendide is located in Becici, on […]

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The World Is Not Enough soundtrack

July 4th, 2011 by

After the warm reception for his soundtrack to Tomorrow Never Dies, the producers had a relatively simple choice when deciding who to select to score the next instalment in the 007 series.  So, in September 1998, David Arnold became the first person to be invited to score a second Bond film since John Barry when […]

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