The gadgets of the DB5

September 30th, 2014 by

While Goldfinger is often considered iconic for many reasons, one of the elements that helps to keep it in the public eye is the first appearance of the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5. Here we take a look at those gadgets. Although Ian Fleming had put 007 behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB Mark […]

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David Arnold confirms Thomas Newman for Bond 24

September 29th, 2014 by

Speaking recently to Digital Spy, David Arnold confirmed he will not be returning for Bond 24, saying: “Sam Mendes is directing and he always works with Tom Newman”. While that is not quite from the horse’s mouth, it is at least from the mouth of the extended 007 family. However, he reiterated his desire to […]

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Bond 24: 2 aircraft headed for Obertilliach?

September 28th, 2014 by

Movie insiders in Austria say two aircraft will be used in filming scenes for Bond 24 in the East Tyrol town of Obertilliach, and that one of the planes would crash into a house specially built for the film. While there is an airfield nearby, a representative has said that no official request to base […]

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Daniel Craig in Morocco reportedly to prepare for 2 week shoot

September 27th, 2014 by

Daniel Craig is reported to have visited Morocco, according to local media, which reports he is there to take in the local colour in preparation for a two week shoot in Tangier and Casablanca next year. Craig was accompanied by his friend, the actor Mark Strong, according to a photo on Twitter, prompting speculation that […]

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Austrian media report Bond 24 location work in East Tyrol

September 27th, 2014 by

More evidence has appeared than Bond 24 will shoot in the Austrian town of Obertilliach after 10 to 12 workers have been constructing a house said to be used during a shoot scheduled for January or February. Austrian Film Commission project manager, Ernst Vogl, who organised prep work in Austria on Quantum of Solace, is […]

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Goldfinger’s Most Iconic Moments

September 25th, 2014 by

2014 sees classic Bond adventure Goldfinger celebrate its 50th anniversary, marking Sean Connery’s third entry of the 007 franchise. Arguably, it is the series most iconic film and the movie famous for cementing the franchise’s popularity. The film often tops lists of favourite Bond films and is one of the many reasons indeed why Connery […]

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The drinks of Goldfinger

September 23rd, 2014 by

The Aston Martin DB5, golden girls and atomic plots have all become icons of the James Bond film series. However, while Goldfinger appears to have everything, 007’s signature drink was missing from the mix. While Goldinger features many iconic moments and provided a template for all subsequent Bond films, it may be surprising to learn that the vodka martini […]

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James Bond book bench to be auctioned in October

September 19th, 2014 by

Between July and September Books About Town displayed 50 “book benches” around London to promote literacy, including one celebrating the James Bond stories, designed by Freyja Dean, which was displayed in Bloomsbury Square Gardens. The book benches are now due to be sold for auction, with proceeds going to the National Literacy Trust, a charity […]

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Over £136,000 Raised in NSPCC Goldfinger Auction

September 18th, 2014 by

The 50th Anniversary Goldfinger auction raised over £136,000 online for the NSPCC when it closed yesterday. A large chunk of that figure was a £55,000 one third scale replica of 007’s Aston Martin DB5. A 18k yellow gold Omega Seamaster wristwatch also sold for £70,000. Other charity items included a signed Goldfinger poster and soundtrack, […]

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Gold-plated Aston Martin DB5

September 17th, 2014 by

To celebrate Goldfinger‘s 50th anniversary, Eon Productions commissioned a gold-plated, one-third scale model of the Aston Martin DB5, complete with machine guns, bullet shield and revolving number plates. The DB5 will is being auctioned by Christie’s and is expected to raise £40,000 to £60,000 when bidding closes later today.

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