Ian Fleming drama planned by Sky Atlantic

January 18th, 2013 by

Sky Atlantic is planning a drama based on the life of Ian Fleming, according to the Radio Times and other media sources. The series, titled simply Fleming, will be in four parts and star Dominic Cooper as the author and journalist who worked in Naval Intelligence during the second world war and spent every winter […]

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A look at ‘The Book of Bond’ by Kingsley Amis [Video]

January 18th, 2013 by

In this video we take a look at The Book of Bond, written by Kingsley Amis and published in 1965 under the pseudonym Lt-Col William Tanner.

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Skyfall premieres in China with cuts

January 17th, 2013 by

Skyfall finally premiered in China on Wednesday, the last major territory for it to conquer. According to a report in Hollywood Reporter the film has a number of cuts, including – for some reason – the removal of the scene that shows Ola Rapace’s character shooting a security guard in the lobby of a Shanghai […]

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Thomas Newman deserves an Oscar for Skyfall according to Slate

January 16th, 2013 by

Thomas Newman deserves to win an Oscar for his Skyfall score, according to Slate. I’d argue that David Arnold is the sound of the modern Bond films and Newman was a mistake for Skyfall; just listen to the sweeping theme of Casino Royale, while Arnold’s score for Quantum of Solace is one of the few […]

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Skyfall receives Film of the Year nomination at British Film Awards

January 16th, 2013 by

Skyfall has been nominated Film of the Year in the Evening Standard British Film Awards. The lack of nominations in any major category at the Oscars and other awards has disappointed many commentators, so this may make up for some of that. The latest Bond film ┬áis up against independent films Sightseers and Berberian Sound […]

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Skyfall shell casings converted into unique jewellery for Judi Dench

January 15th, 2013 by

Judi Dench’s role in Skyfall was her biggest of all her Bond appearances and she seems to have relished her action scenes including using a firearm for the first time ever judging by a report appearing on the Mail Online.  Although Skyfall will be her last Bond film she kept the shell casings she fired in […]

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Interview with Skyfall sound re-recording mixer Greg Russell [Video]

January 15th, 2013 by

Sit down with the drink of your choice and watch this 37 minute interview with Greg Russell who has been nominated, along with Scott Millan and Stuart Wilson, for the sound mixing Oscar. He discusses hearing about the nomination and working on Skyfall, his first Bond movie.

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Adele wins Golden Globe for Skyfall

January 14th, 2013 by

Adele was last night awarded the Golden Globe trophy for Best Original Song for Skyfall at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles. Expressing surprise at the award, she thanked a whole list of people including Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig and boyfriend Simon Konecki. You can watch a video of Adele’s acceptance speach on MTV by clicking […]

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Skyfall closes in on $300M in US

January 14th, 2013 by

Skyfall closed the weekend just short of $300 million in the US market, with a worldwide box office of $1,032,863,000, according to figures from Box Office Mojo. The film is coming to the end of its big screen run as the DVD and Blu-Ray release date of February 18th approaches, and worldwide the only major market remaining […]

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Picks of the week – 11 January 2013

January 11th, 2013 by

Here are the week’s top picks we’ve shared on our social media channels, judged by response from followers or own personal interest. This week much of the talk was about the Oscars and other showbiz awards: Oscars ceremony to pay tribute to 50 years of James Bond films A special sequence will be shown during […]

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