James Bond’s Skyfall motorcycle to be auctioned for Children In Need – Telegraph

November 17th, 2012 by

Children In Need is to benefit from the auction of the Honda CRF250R ridden by Daniel Craig, according to The Telegraph. Honda UK has donated the modified motocross bike to be auctioned on eBay for the BBC’s annual fundraiser, with the auction closing on Thursday 22nd November at midnight. Honda is hoping to raise several […]

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Bond villains exhibition opens in Washington

November 16th, 2012 by

A new exhibition entitled “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains” is being mounted by the The International Spy Museum in Washington featuring some of the most memorable of 007’s foes from tjhe last fifty years. The exhibition will feature villains, henchmen, lairs and weapons and on display are 100 items from the films, including Jaws’ steel […]

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Skyfall helicopters video blog

November 16th, 2012 by

The latest video blog shows behind the scenes footage of the helicopters used in Skyfall and discusses some of the challenges involved.

It shows the helicopter used by Silva learning the location and set, while the camera chopper finds just how close it can get during filming; 23 feet at 100 mph is the answer, leaving little margin for error. And as the pilot says, if you’re going to be in a film it’s got to be a Bond film!

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The History of 007 [Infographic]

November 15th, 2012 by

Infographic showing the history of James Bond on the big screen covering the actors to have played 007, M, Moneypenny and Q, teh cars, the guns and the box office returns.

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Skyfall benefits from IMAX and Veterans Day [Chicago Tribune]

November 15th, 2012 by

Skyfall grossed more than $100 million in the United States in its first five days, benefiting from word of mouth from its early IMAX release and the Veterans Day holiday on Monday according to a report by the Chicago Tribune; on Monday alone it earned $11.3 million. Globally Skyfall had taken $535 million by Tuesday and the article predicts that audience […]

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Opening titles of Skyfall now available online

November 15th, 2012 by

Watch Daniel Kleinman’s opening title sequence for Skyfall, which has been uploaded to YouTube by ComingSoon.net.

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Review: Everything Or Nothing, The Untold Story of 007

November 14th, 2012 by

On Sunday night I was lucky enough to see the new documentary “Everything Or Nothing”, commissioned as part of the celebrations for the fifthieth anniversary of cinematic James Bond. While it received a cinema release in the UK, albeit on a limited number of screens, and was shown on cable in the US I had […]

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Master of Malt Vesper

November 13th, 2012 by

Many years ago (even before Casino Royale was released in 2006), I was consulted on the possibility of making a pre-mixed Vesper. In the end, this came to nothing, so I was interested to see that Master of Malt’s Handmade Cocktail Company had released a bottled Vesper to coincide with the release of the latest […]

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Skyfall set for second spot in UK all time office take

November 13th, 2012 by

Skyfall took an estimated $18.2m (£11.4m) in its third weekend in the UK for a total of $115.8m (£72.9m). It is already the biggest non-3D film ever in the UK and currently fourth when 3D releases are taken into account, behind Avatar, Toy Story 3 and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2. However, Skyfall should overtake […]

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Skyfall sets new highs for 007

November 12th, 2012 by

Skyfall‘s opening weekend in the US saw it take $87.8 million in regular theatres, and with another $2.2 million from IMAX, was estimated to have ended the weekend reaching $90 million. This is a new record for the series and more than double the take of Casino Royale‘s debut in 2006. Skyfall has now reached $518.6 million […]

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