Fleming biopic to debut in US tonight

January 29th, 2014 by

A trailer for the four part biopic based on the life of Ian Fleming is now available to view on YouTube, days before it airs in the UK. The series, simply called Fleming, debuts in the US on BBC America tonight before being seen on the UK’s Sky Atlantic on 12th February. The series has been […]

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James Bond tribute concerts scheduled for UK in February

January 28th, 2014 by

Much about the James Bond films is iconic, with one of the most important elements being the music, from John Barry to David Arnold, Shirley Bassey to Madonna  and, most recently, Thomas Newman and Adele joining the club. When you hear those opening bars of Monty Norman’s main Bond theme you know you’re in for […]

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Skyfall picks up Grammy Awards for soundtrack and title song

January 27th, 2014 by

Last night saw the Grammy Awards take place in Los Angeles, the annual ceremony to recogise outstanding achievement in the music industry. Althout it seems forever since Skyfall was on our screens, the 23rd James Bond film still managed to pick up two more awards for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media (Thomas Newman) and […]

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Bond 24 will begin “in earnest in April”

January 19th, 2014 by

I’ve just glanced at today’s Sunday Times, which features an interview with Skyfall and Bond 24 director Sam Mendes in the Culture section (at least in the international edition printed in Spain, which is a slightly different format to the UK edition). Although the article says little about 007, focusing more on Mendes’ production of […]

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John Logan speaks briefly about Skyfall and Bond 24

January 18th, 2014 by

Skyfall and Bond 24 screenwriter John Logan has spoken briefly about the next James Bond film while on a press tour for forthcoming TV show Penny Dreadful. Apart from saying that he can’t reveal too much (no surprise there), he told IGN that he hopes to build on the work done on Skyfall in updating […]

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Classic Bond films picked for Great Digital Film Festival

January 13th, 2014 by

Two classic Bond films are being showcased in the Great Digital Film Festival, a week long presentation across Canadian cinemas scheduled between 31st January and 6th February this year. George Lazenby’s single outing as 007, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, will be shown on 4th February, as will Sean Connery’s fourth Bond film, Thunderball. All […]

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The enduring popularity of 007

January 8th, 2014 by

James Bond has been entertaining the public in one form or other for more than 60 years now, a remarkably long time for any character to endure. From his origins in the pages of Ian Fleming’s novels and short stories, James Bond grew with the Eon film series (and others), comics, board games, computer games, […]

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Happy New Year from The James Bond Dossier

January 1st, 2014 by

Last year was relatively busy considering there was no new 007 film in production, with Skyfall released on DVD/Blu-Ray, the Designing 007 exhibition opening in Shanghai and Melbourne, and a new James Bond novel, Solo. For a while this year we can expect a lull in any 007 related news, although probably there will be […]

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