Picks of the week – 30 November 2012

November 30th, 2012 by

We take a look at our favourite blog posts we’ve seen this week from across the internet and either featured on the website or shared via social media. Reception committee: Fleming and Bond arrive in Jamaica  Edward Bidduph notices some similarities between James Bond’s arrival in Jamaica in Dr No and Ian Fleming’s own arrival […]

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A look at Skyfall’s visual effects

November 30th, 2012 by

Skyfall features more than 1,300 shots involving special effects, according to this article by FX Guide, with work by a variety of companies and including miniature work supervised by Chris Corbould. The article includes a podcast with visual effects supervisor Steve Begg (click here to go direct to the podcast), as well as looking in detail […]

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007 Cars [Infographic]

November 29th, 2012 by

The main cars featuring in the James Bond films, including Aston Martins, BMWs, a 2CV and many more.

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Bond Gadgets That Predicted The Future

November 29th, 2012 by

Intel’s technology blog, IQ by Intel, features an article looking at some early Bond gadgets that were so in advance of their time that they appeared far fetched, but are in use in some form today. The films in question are From Russia With Love, Goldfinger and Thunderball, with the article discussing mobile phones, GPS, […]

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Skyfall survey: likes and dislikes of fans who rated Skyfall neutrally

November 28th, 2012 by

Last week I took a look at those responses to our recent Skyfall survey from people who ranked the film negatively. As I mentioned in that article my original intention was to start on a positive note, but the loss of a hard disk drive meant my computer was out of action for a few […]

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Skyfall gets close to Avatar’s UK box office record

November 28th, 2012 by

While Skyfall may currently be in second place behind the latest Twilight film at the UK box office, the latest 007 adventure took  £3.8 million last week to total £89.6 million after five weekends and closing in on Avatar’s record of £93.4 million, according to article on Flickering Myth. As of Monday Skyfall had reached $223 million in the […]

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Skyfall close to $800 million after bumper Thanksgiving box office

November 26th, 2012 by

Skyfall received a huge boost over the Thanksgiving weekend thanks to a new box office record for all movies during the US holiday, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The five day period between Wednesday night and Sunday saw the new Bond movie add another $51 for a total of $221.7 million in the US, the […]

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Skyfall to break through $725 Million this weekend

November 24th, 2012 by

High cinema attendances in the United States over the Thanksgiving weekend has boosted the take for Skyfall, which currently lies in second place at the US, between the latest instalment in the Twilight saga and Spielberg’s Lincoln. According to Deadline, the 5 day weekend will put Skyfall on $223 million in the US. The estimated […]

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Picks of the week – 23 November 2012

November 23rd, 2012 by

This is the first article in what I’m hoping will be a weekly series featuring the best articles and blog posts we come across each week about James Bond and shared via the news section or our social media channels. Purvis and Wade, an appreciation Our friends at HMSS Weblog take a look at the […]

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007 Christmas gifts that won’t break the bank

November 23rd, 2012 by

I have no idea how many shopping days are left until Christmas, and tend to leave it until the last minute anyway, but we were recently asked by VoucherCodes.co.uk to provide a list of Christmas gifts ideal for James Bond fans. The brief was simple; propose five to seven gift ideas, all under £80 and […]

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