Bond Special Effects Supervisor Chris Corbould to receive OBE

December 31st, 2013 by

Special effects supervisor Chris Courbould, long been part of the Bond family after working along side Derek Meddings in The Spy Who Loved Me, has been recognised for services to film in the New Year Honour’s List and is to be awarded the OBE. Corbould was responsible for the effects on Skyfall, but as well […]

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James Bond’s Christmas

December 25th, 2013 by

In the novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service we get to share Christmas Day with 007 after his narrow escape from Piz Gloria. He visits M’s house to report on Blofeld’s activities and is served roast turkey, plum pudding, a small  glass of old Marsala and most of a bottle of a bad Algerian wine that M […]

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Ian Fleming Publications unveils new logo

December 23rd, 2013 by

Ian Fleming Publications last week unveiled a smart new logo comprising of the signature of James Bond’s creator and a “Doctor Bird”, Jamaica’s national bird. There are numerous links to the bird, also known as the Streamer-tailed Huming Bird; all the Bond books were written at Goldeneye in Jamaica; 007 was named after the ornithologist who […]

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Amazon’s James Bond movies sale

December 20th, 2013 by

The entire series of 23 James Bond films is currently on sale on Amazon for $119.99, a massive discount from the usual $299.99 price tag. Amazon was offering all the Bond movies on Blu-Ray at $99 just a day ago so this price is unlikely to last and it would make a fantastic present for […]

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Unproduced Thunderball script auctioned for £16K at Bonhams

December 20th, 2013 by

A first draft shooting script for an unproduced version of Thunderball sold for £10,000, while a leather bound copy of the final version went under the hammer for £16,250 at an auction of entertainment memorabilia run by Bonhams this week. Lots 95 to 117 were all Bond related and other rare items included a Dr No […]

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Adele awarded MBE at the Palace

December 20th, 2013 by

Skyfall singer Adele was yesterday awarded an MBE at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace. The Prince of Wales made the award for services to music (which since she is a singer amounts to showing up for work). She has enjoyed massive success with her first two albums and knocked Madonna off her pedestal for the the […]

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Rare Dr No poster expected to sell for £5K at auction

December 18th, 2013 by

A rare poster for Dr No is expected to sell for £5,000 when it comes up for auction at Bonham’s tomorrow. The 30in x 40in poster, which would have been used in a cinema to advertise the original 1962 release of the film and is expected to receive fierce bidding, according to Bonhams’ experts. Source: Daily […]

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Definitive(?) list of James Bond’s cars from the John Gardner era

December 18th, 2013 by

Recently I was looking for information on 007’s cars from John Gardner’s books and was surprised to find that a definitive list doesn’t appear to exist. While the Saab 900 Turbo is well known from this era, it is a long way from being the only car Bond drives and the “Silver Beast” itself only […]

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Naomie Harris on Bond 24

December 16th, 2013 by

Naomie Harris spoke briefly about Bond 24 while being interviewed about her role as Winnie in the recently released Nelson Mandela biopic. Telling the Evening Standard that she has not yet seen a script, she says that she doesn’t think Barbara Broccoli would let her be restricted to doing M’s filing and that she has […]

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Designing 007 headed for Netherlands next year

December 16th, 2013 by

Designing 007, the exhibition that debuted in London in 2012 and is currently in Melbourne following stints in Toronto and Shanghai, is scheduled to arrive in Rotterdam from October 2014. Eon Productions allowed unprecedented access to their archives for the purposes of the exhibition, which has been guest-curated by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and former […]

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