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CNN names Scotland as top worldwide destination thanks to Skyfall

January 4th, 2013 by

Scotland has been named the number one tourist destination in the world by CNN Travel, following the scenes in and around James Bond’s ancestral home at the end of Skyfall. Scotland finished ahead of locations such ad Rabat in Morocco, Kosice in Slovakia, and other destinations to secure the top spot in CNN’s list of […]

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You Only Live Twice proof doubles auction estimates

December 24th, 2012 by

A proof copy of You Only Live Twice, first published in 1964, was auctioned earlier this month for £43,250, double the estimate. The same copy, which has been marked up for serialisation in Playboy, was last sold in 2003 for $17,925 at Christies in New York according to an article on MI6. Via: MI6 The […]

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007 documentary to be released on DVD in January

December 23rd, 2012 by

Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, the documentary made to celebrate the half centenary of cinematic James Bond, will be released on DVD at the end of January. The documentary received limited cinema release in the UK and on cable TV in the United States, with television airing in some other territories. Click […]

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Diamonds Are Forever manuscript tops estimate at auction

December 22nd, 2012 by

A manuscript of Diamonds Are Forever with hand marked corrections by Ian Fleming that we reported on earlier this month went under the hammer on December 12th at Sotheby’s, where it raised £97,250, according The Book Bond. Until 2008 the manuscript had remained in the family of Fleming’s typist, Ulrica Knowles, but the identities of […]

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Sam Mendes Talks Skyfall [Video]

December 13th, 2012 by

In this short (5 minute) video interview Sam Mendes talks with AMC about Skyfall.

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007’s Aston Martin DB5 replica on display at LA Auto Show

December 6th, 2012 by

Bond fans heading for the LA Auto Show are in for a treat as a replica of the Aston Martin DB5 from Goldfinger that includes all the gadgets will be on display. According to Crave Online, the replica is actually a reverse engineered DB6 created by Los Angeles-based dealer Galpin Aston Martin. The Crave Online article […]

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Skyfall gets close to Avatar’s UK box office record

November 28th, 2012 by

While Skyfall may currently be in second place behind the latest Twilight film at the UK box office, the latest 007 adventure took  £3.8 million last week to total £89.6 million after five weekends and closing in on Avatar’s record of £93.4 million, according to article on Flickering Myth. As of Monday Skyfall had reached $223 million in the […]

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Skyfall to break through $725 Million this weekend

November 24th, 2012 by

High cinema attendances in the United States over the Thanksgiving weekend has boosted the take for Skyfall, which currently lies in second place at the US, between the latest instalment in the Twilight saga and Spielberg’s Lincoln. According to Deadline, the 5 day weekend will put Skyfall on $223 million in the US. The estimated […]

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Skyfall Blu-Ray Release Date and Cover Art

November 22nd, 2012 by

The Blu-Ray and DVD release of Skyfall is due on March 12th 2013 according to an article by The HD Room, who obtained their information from Amazon. Given the enormous success of the film at the cinema the DVD release is sure to be hugely popular. Read the full article here The opinions expressed in […]

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Do Product-Placement Ads Work?

November 21st, 2012 by

What could have been an interesting article by Livescience.com – and it does ask an interesting question – seems to have been written by someone who hasn’t actually seen Skyfall and trots out the well worn media cliche that James Bond drinks Heineken instead of vodka martinis in Skyfall. Another cited example of product placement […]

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James Bond Skyfall’s china bulldog sells out | Mail Online

November 20th, 2012 by

007 may have hated the porcelain British bulldog bequeathed to him by M in Skyfall, but the figurine has proved to be enormously popular following the release of the film. So popular, in fact, that manufacturer Royal Dalton has sold out thanks to the spike in demand and the £50 bulldog will not be available […]

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Purvis and Wade say that Logan and Mendes have Bond 24 plot

November 20th, 2012 by

Skyfall screenwriters Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, who have confirmed they are leaving the series after the success of the current film, have said that John Logan and Sam Mendes have a plot for Bond 24. An article in Total Film speculates that this might mean Mendes comes back for another film. The pair also […]

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Skyfall soundtrack hits 27 year high

November 18th, 2012 by

Skyfall‘s soundtrack is proving to be the most popular in the United States since A View To A Kill in 1985, according to 411mania.com. The article reports that Skyfall hit the number 100 spot in the Billboard 200 album chart. It goes on to say that it is only the second 007 soundtrack no to […]

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James Bond’s Skyfall motorcycle to be auctioned for Children In Need – Telegraph

November 17th, 2012 by

Children In Need is to benefit from the auction of the Honda CRF250R ridden by Daniel Craig, according to The Telegraph. Honda UK has donated the modified motocross bike to be auctioned on eBay for the BBC’s annual fundraiser, with the auction closing on Thursday 22nd November at midnight. Honda is hoping to raise several […]

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Bond villains exhibition opens in Washington

November 16th, 2012 by

A new exhibition entitled “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains” is being mounted by the The International Spy Museum in Washington featuring some of the most memorable of 007’s foes from tjhe last fifty years. The exhibition will feature villains, henchmen, lairs and weapons and on display are 100 items from the films, including Jaws’ steel […]

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