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David Leigh

I've been a James Bond fan since I was 8 years old when I simultaneously read Casino Royale and bought an Corgi Aston Martin DB5. I've been running The James Bond Dossier since 2002 and today there are a variety of authors contributing to the website.

Website: https://www.thejamesbonddossier.com

James Bond & Friends – Episode 0082: Art of Bond: From Russia With Love II

February 20th, 2021 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.   What tone and iconography did ‘From Russia With Love’ set for Bond marketing? The panel reviews the original UK quad poster and bring to the table some other posters used to promote the 1963 film, many of which […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0080: Art of Bond: From Russia, With Love

February 7th, 2021 by

The panel takes a look at the first edition of From Russia, With Love by Richard Chopping. Why is it such a striking piece of art and how did covers that followed it emulate it?

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MGM and Amazon in talks

February 1st, 2021 by

Forbes reports MGM has held exploratory talks with Amazon about a sale but hopes of $10 billion price tag are fading. A few days before Christmas we reported that MGM had begun the process of actively seeking a buyer after recruiting advisors Morgan Stanley and LionTree LLC. It came after the studio’s biggest shareholder, New […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0078: Groundhog Day

January 23rd, 2021 by

For this episode, the panel examines the unsurprising news that MGM issued yet another delay to No Time To Die, pushing the film back to October 2021. Will this hold with Bond being the first big film out this year, or should we really expect it in 2022? What other curve balls could we see between now and then, and will Ana de Armas be back dating Ben Affleck by the time Daniel Craig turns 60?

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Legendary stunt driver Rémy Julienne dies from covid

January 22nd, 2021 by

The 90 year old had been suffering from covid and died from complications caused by the disease. Rémy Julienne, who was responsible for the car stunts on six James Bond movies, sadly died in hospital yesterday after contracting covid-19 a fortnight ago. The French stunt driver reportedly performed stunts in no less than 1,400 films […]

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No Time to Die pushed back to October 2021

January 22nd, 2021 by

The widely anticipated delay was announced overnight. In a move that is unlikely to have surprised anyone the official 007 website and social media channels last night announced a further delay to No Time to Die. Without mentioning the covid-19 pandemic, the announcement on the website simply reads: No Time To Die will be released in […]

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Moke America announces special 007 edition electric cars

January 21st, 2021 by

Moke America announces partnership with Eon Productions as details of its first 007 edition electric car are revealed. When you think of James Bond’s cars the brand that is most likely to spring to mind is Aston Martin. If you’re more into the books then you may think of Bentley, while fans of Roger Moore’s […]

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The books of No Time to Die

January 15th, 2021 by

In the trailer released back at the beginning of December 2019 we get a glimpse of James Bond’s house in Jamaica. It is interesting to see Bond’s home again though and how he lives post retirement from active service. When Nomi pays him a visit we sBond standing beside a counter on which is a […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0077: Not From Where I’m Standing

January 15th, 2021 by

This week we interview four musicians who together contributed to the 2020 album of James Bond cover songs, ‘Not From Where I’m Standing’. Organised by David Gedge of The Wedding Present, the new album involves Gedge’s colleagues and friends from 35 years in the music business. 

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New listings in 007 Store suggest No Time to Die set for further delay

January 15th, 2021 by

Items listed with autumn delivery suggest decision to delay No Time to Die has already been made. The official 007 Store has revealed three new additions to its line up. In doing so it has added weight to the near certain rumour that MGM and Eon Productions are about to announce No Time to Die […]

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