From Russia With Love promo gun sells for $300K

July 31st, 2013 by

The Walther air pistol originally used in promotional photography for From Russia With Love sold recently at action for $300,000. When it was realised that a prop PPK had not been sent along for the photo shoot with Sean Connery an air pistol belonging to the photographer was used instead, with the idea of airbrushing […]

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James Bond holiday locations #12 – The Bahamas

July 25th, 2013 by

Sean Connery so much loved The Bahamas when filming Thunderball that he decided to move there and still has a house at Lyford Cay. The territory, which until 1973 was part of the British Empire, is comprised of 700 islands of varying sizes and most of them uninhabited, spread over 650 miles from the east […]

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Skyfall becomes UK’s biggest earning film

July 24th, 2013 by

Skyfall has become the UK’s biggest earning film ever after taking £102.8 million at the UK box office, overtaking previous top earners Avatar and Titanic on £94.0 million and £80.1 million respectively. 2012 turned out to be the third best year for box office admissions in forty years according to British Film Institute figures, which […]

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MI6 Confidential #21 – Remembering Octopussy

July 22nd, 2013 by

Thirty years ago 007 roared onto our screens in Roger Moore’s sixth 007 adventure, Octopussy. In the latest edition of MI6 Confidential dozens of cast and crew members reflect on this intricate and undeniably exotic Bond film. This issue features in-depth, exclusive discussions with Octopussy‘s primary cast and crew – notably director John Glen, co-star […]

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James Bond holiday locations #11 – Jamaica

July 22nd, 2013 by

With the exception of the UK there is probably no country with a stronger link to James Bond than Jamaica. Ian Fleming fell in love with the former British colony while attending a naval conference there during the Second World War and decided immediately to build a holiday home there when hostilities ended. Following the […]

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James Bond holiday destinations #10 – Czech Republic

July 18th, 2013 by

Daniel Craig’s first James Bond film, Casino Royale, was released in 2006 to a hail of critical success and made good use of a variety of locations. Much of the film was shot in the Czech Republic, both at Barrandov Studios in Prague, as well as location work that included Prague, Karlovy Vary and Loket. […]

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London exhibition to showcase Bond soundtrack art

July 16th, 2013 by

Press release: On the 23nd of July, Art Vinyl will celebrate 50 years of James Bond Soundtracks at the Aston Martin W-One showroom in Mayfair. The exhibition celebrates the best in art, photography and graphic design for the numerous soundtracks from the very first Dr No, all the way through to last year’s smash hit Skyfall. According […]

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James Bond holiday destinations #9 – Russia

July 15th, 2013 by

Dating as they do from the Cold War, the James Bond novels by Ian Fleming are inextricably linked to Russia, although 007 only visited the USSR late in the series. Following his ordeal against Blofield at the end of You Only Live Twice, 007 is suffering from amnesia and, triggered by the mention of Vladivostok […]

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Baseless story by The Sun sparks Bond 24 media frenzy

July 14th, 2013 by

The world’s media has whipped itself into a frenzy following the claim by The Sun yesterday that Bond 24 would be based on Devil May Care by Sebastian Faulks The story appears to be completely baseless, without even the usual anonymous source quoted. Let’s face it, The Sun is doesn’t exactly have a reputation for […]

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Bond 24 scheduled for 2015 with Sam Mendes directing

July 11th, 2013 by

It has been officially confirmed today that Sam Mendes will direct Bond 24, which will be released in October 2015. The announcement was made through a press release on 007.com, which you can read here.

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