The James Bond Dossier by Kingsley Amis

January 31st, 2013 by

Kingsley Amis was a big fan of Ian Fleming’s 007 books and sat down in 1964 with the aim of writing a 5,000 word article about the Bond phenomenon, which at the time was based mainly around the books. The author soon found that his modest idea had morphed into something far larger because, as […]

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MI6 Confidential #19 – Billion Dollar Bond

January 31st, 2013 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its nineteenth issue. Whilst pundits’ predictions of Skyfall’s success definitely rang true, the 23rd Bond adventure surely surpassed even the most optimistic auspices, both in terms of substance, and box office success. This issue celebrates that success, with a look at the global promotion […]

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Skyfall now 8th highest grossing film of all time

January 28th, 2013 by

Skyfall is now the eighth biggest film of all time in terms of box office takings after its opening week in China. The latest figures from Box Office Mojo put the Bond film on $1,077.8, just behind The Dark Knight Rises. The current split is $301,252,887 in the United States and $776,500,000 in the rest […]

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Picks of the week – 25 January 2013

January 25th, 2013 by

This week’s favourites from our social media channels. The news on 007 is getting far less frequent as the days go on and the last few days have been dominated by the announcement that Adele will perform at the Oscars. Given that this can only continue, this weekly feature will cease until the build up […]

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Adele to Perform Skyfall at Oscars

January 25th, 2013 by

It has been confirmed that Adele will perform Skyfall at the Oscars, as had been rumoured. The song has been nominated form Best Original Song and the Oscars ceremony will be the first time the singer has performed it live since giving birth. She previously attended the Golden Globes, where she was awarded the trophy […]

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Double O Seven James Bond: A Report

January 24th, 2013 by

Many years ago my family used to spend the summer with friends who owned an old farmhouse in the hills near Manresa in Catalonia. When they bought the house it was quite derelict, but a great deal of time, effort and, no doubt, expenditure turned it into something quite special. The house is miles from […]

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$5.1 Million opening day for Skyfall in China

January 23rd, 2013 by

Skyfall added another $5.1 million to its box office receipts in Chine on Monday when it went on general release its last remaining major territory, 14% ahead of The Dark Knight Rises. According to the Hollywood Reporter, Sony sources say that films that open on Monday, such as the latest Bond and Batman movies, usually […]

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Skyfall breaks $300M in US

January 21st, 2013 by

Skyfall broke through $300 million at the US box office this weekend, according to estimates from Box Office Mojo, to end on $300,937,000 to make a total of $1,034,437,000 worldwide, with the film just about to open in China. Worldwide Skyfall is now the eleventh biggest grossing film never, some nine million behind Pirates of […]

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Lord Mountbatten`s James Bond-style pen gun now on auction

January 19th, 2013 by

A gold plated pen that hides a secret pistol given to Lord Mountbatten, the last viceroy of India, is set to be auctioned in March in by Holt’s Auctioneers of London. It was given to Mountbatten, the uncle of the Duke of Edinburgh, by the Maharaja of Jodhpur in 1948 and is expected to raise […]

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Picks of the week – 18 January 2013

January 18th, 2013 by

We’re at the end of another week and so it’s time to take a look at the social media highlights of the week, this time staring Quentin Tarantino, Adele, Sean Connery and Judi Dench, while Aston Martin celebrates 100 years. Skyfall Shoots Ahead As The Critics’ Choice For Best Action Movie Quentin Tarantino: Why Skyfall […]

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