Amazon’s $99 deal for 23 film Bond collection

November 30th, 2013 by

Amazon are today offering the entire Eon Bond series from Dr No to Skyfall for just $99. There is not much to say other than it is a fantastic deal if you don’t already have all the Bond films on Blu-Ray, and you can pick up this deal by clicking the link below: Amazon: Bond […]

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Skyfall suit to be auctioned this week

November 30th, 2013 by

Auction house Christie’s is to offer a suit worn by Daniel Craig in Skyfall as part of an online only auction of items from film and music. The auction, titled Pop Culture, will feature 100 lots that include costumes and props, as well as photos, original artwork and other items and expected to range in […]

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Signed first edition copies of rare Syd Cain bio now available

November 28th, 2013 by

Syd Cain died in 2011 after more than half a century in the film industry and remains one of the most acclaimed production designers and art directors in British cinema history. Cain published his autobiography in 2002, “Not Forgetting James Bond”, in which he talked about his time in the film business, with behind the […]

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Field Report for Artistic License Renewed

November 27th, 2013 by

I was recently asked to respond to a series of questions by fellow Bond website Artistic License Renewed, which focuses on literary Bond, with a particular interest in the covers by Richard Chopping. The questionnaire consisted of just five questions including my favourite Chopping cover, first editions, and my favourite Bond novel, which you can read […]

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James Bond collectibles on eBay

November 26th, 2013 by

Bond blogger Edward Biddulph, who writes James Bond Memes, has decided to rationalise his collection to focus on Bond-related books and is therefore currently listing a number of non-book 007 collectibles on eBay. The items are listed below and if you are interested in bidding you can follow the links below each to see the […]

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‘Solo’ up for book awards

November 23rd, 2013 by

Solo, the new James Bond novel by William Boyd, has been nominated for two book awards, according to an article on MI6. The book has been nominated for the ‘Specsavers Popular Fiction Book of the Year’, which goes to a British author of successful adult fiction, and ‘Audible.co.uk Audiobook of the Year’ for an unabridged […]

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The changing face of Miss Moneypenny

November 21st, 2013 by

One of the best loved characters from the James Bond films is Miss Moneypenny, whose first flirtatious encounter with 007 we see in Dr No after being called in for a briefing by M during a night on the town. From then on she became a fixture of every Bond film until Die Another Day […]

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Bonhams to auction original Thunderball screenplays in December

November 21st, 2013 by

Knightsbridge auction house Bonhams is to run a sale of entertainment memorabilia on December 18th that includes a number of lots related to James Bond. Of particular interest to many collectors will be the original screenplays for Thunderball written by Jack Whittingham, the rights of which Danjaq/MGM has recently obtained from the heirs of Kevin […]

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Bond Movies return to ITV after new deal struck with MGM

November 20th, 2013 by

ITV has signed a deal with MGM, rumoured to be for three years, that will see the entire James Bond series return to its original UK broadcaster. Last year Sky Movies caused a stir when it struck a one year deal for the rights to all the films, including Skyfall, which it aired on a […]

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Thunderball rights go to Danjaq/MGM after 50 year dispute

November 16th, 2013 by

After half a century of legal wrangling and bad blood, it was announced yesterday that the rights to Thunderball, which were in the hands of the relatives of Kevin McClory since his death in 2006, will revert to MGM and Danjaq. The announcement was made in a press release: Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2013) […]

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