Bond film classifications compared

November 28th, 2017 by

Surprised at Goldfinger’s certification in Spain, I compared the ratings of all the James Bond films with those in Britain and the United States. Back in the summer the company that provides my internet, phone line and TV started showing the James Bond films. For a period of a few weeks most of the Bond […]

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007’s iconic Lotus Esprit S1

November 27th, 2017 by

The Lotus Esprit S1 became an instant automotive icon when it made its screen debut in The Spy Who Loved Me in 1977. Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli’s first Bond film as sole producer and the tenth in the James Bond series, the film’s success helped define the legacy of one of the film industry’s most […]

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Barbara Broccoli hopes to announce Bond 25 director early next year

November 17th, 2017 by

Bond 25 will “hopefully” announce director early next year according to Barbara Broccoli. Irish pubic broadcaster RTÉ spoke to Barbara Broccoli yesterday about the Blake Lively spy thriller The Rhythm Section. Broccoli is producing the film, due for release in 2019, currently shooting in Ireland. However, as well as discussing the merits of filming in Ireland, […]

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007 Magazine special issues available direct from publisher

November 10th, 2017 by

Three special editions of 007 Magazine available direct from publisher’s website. The magazines celebrate the half-centenary of You Only Live Twice, commemorate the life of Roger Moore, and take a look at the collectibles and promotional tie-ins from the early films. You Only Live Twice 50th Anniversary (1967) Special This 126-page A4 Limited Edition publication takes […]

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Actress Karin Dor dies aged 79

November 9th, 2017 by

It was announced yesterday that Karin Dor, who appeared alongside Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice, has died at the age of 79. The German played SPECTRE number 11, Helga Brandt, in the 1967 movie directed by Lewis Gilbert. At one stage the SPECTRE henchwoman captures 007, but he manages to escape. She ends up […]

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Casino Royale exec producer Anthony Waye to speak in London this November

November 8th, 2017 by

Anthony Waye was executive producer on Daniel Craig’s first two Bond films. See him speak in London at an event organised by the Production Guild of Great Britain later this month. The Production Guild of Great Britain kicks off a brand new series of events this month, designed to take the public behind the scenes of film […]

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MI6 Confidential #42: Bond and Beyond

November 6th, 2017 by

The forty-second issue of MI6 Confidential focuses on George Lazenby’s time in the 007 spotlight. George Lazenby is nothing if not an independent spirit. He charmed the producers into testing him for Bond, and he shocked everyone when he declined to reappear as the world’s most famous spy. Since making the decision to step down […]

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New James Bond hardbacks now available

November 3rd, 2017 by

New hardback editions of three Bond titles now available from Vintage Classics. Back in the summer, Vintage Classics announced they would be releasing new hardback editions of three Bond titles. The books are Casino Royale, Live And Let Die and Goldfinger and include artwork by Levente Szabó and by John Cork. Each book also includes archive material […]

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