Naomie Harris discovered new muscles while filming Skyfall [Truthdive.com]

January 31st, 2012 by

Naomie Harris is happy with the physical preparation required for Skyfall, according to a recent interview in which she is quoted as saying: “It’s been a lot of hard work. My body’s completely changed.” “I’ve got muscles where I never knew it was possible to have muscles, which is all very exciting.” She also says […]

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Grigioperla swimming trunks

January 31st, 2012 by

Daniel Craig caused quite a stir when he appeared in those trunks while filming in the Bahamas while filming Casino Royale. The move appears to have been targeted at the female cinema-going public, who could almost be heard to collectively gasp when the pictures were first seen. In addition to the light blue trunks, Bond […]

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MI6 Confidential #13 – The Art of Bond

January 31st, 2012 by

Whether it be early conceptual artwork, the production design of sets and gadgets, poster campaigns, or bringing a literary character to life, James Bond’s world owes a lot to the many creative processes and talented people who have contributed over the decades. This special issue features a few snapshots of those elements from the films, […]

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Brecon Beacons film location pull out after James Bond speculation [BBC News]

January 30th, 2012 by

We recently reported that an unnamed film production company was in talks about filming in Brecon Beacons, rumoured to be Skyfall.However, the BBC reports today that the talks have fallen through: A movie production firm has pulled out of location filming in the Brecon Beacons that sparked speculation it was shooting for the new James […]

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Daniel Craig gets to grips with a Range Rover while shooting latest Bond installment, Skyfall [Mail Online]

January 29th, 2012 by

Daniel Craig was spotted shooting scenes for Skyfall in London on Saturday. In a piece published in the Mail Online they comment that rather than filming from behind the wheel Of an Aston Martin, Craig was being chauffeured in a tricked out Range Rover with a stuntman on top: Daniel was spotted shooting scenes for […]

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Industrial Action: clapperboard photo from Skyfall

January 28th, 2012 by

Industrial Action: Skyfall

The latest clapperboard photo from the set of Skyfall was last night posted to the official 007 Twitter account. Once again it gives little away other than showing some kind of industrial backdrop and geo-location data show it was taken at Pinewood studios.

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Skyfall second unit in Shanghai [Photos]

January 25th, 2012 by

It appears that Skyfall‘s second unit was shooting in Shanghai in China for three days last week, according to a number of reports that have surfaced online. According to a report on James Bond Brasil (and translated by Google Translate): …filming of 007 – Skyfall began in Shanghai on the evening of January 17 (Tuesday) […]

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Shaken Not Stirred – The Vodka Martini

January 24th, 2012 by

Vodka martini

I have been putting off writing about the Vodka Martini, the most prominent of Bond’s drinks and a cocktail that gave birth to the most famous bar instruction of all time: “Shaken, not stirred”.

The Vodka Martini is a variation on the original Dry Martini, which, in turn, is descended from the Manhattan. The Martini was originally made with sweet vermouth, but, around the turn of the last century, it became more popular to drink it with dry vermouth. The first reference to the Dry Martini can be found in How To Mix Fancy Drinks from 1903.

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Skyfall’s Bérénice Marlohe used IMDb to land James Bond role [Digital Spy]

January 24th, 2012 by

Skyfall Bond girl Bérénice Marlohe says she landed the role of Severine through IMBb. According to a Digital Spy article, quoting an interview with Empire, the French actress says: “I totally heard by chance that they were doing the casting for a James Bond movie, and that one of the auditions was taking place in […]

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Sneak Peek: The Omega Seamaster Limited Edition James Bond 50th Anniversary Watch [HODINKEE]

January 24th, 2012 by

It looks like Omega is to release a limited edition Seamaster timed to coincide with the 50th anniversary of 007 on the big screen after an Omega dealer in the UK released details on its website. A report on HODINKEE says: The watch is in the Seamaster series, uses a “007” theme on the black […]

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