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Quantum of Solace locations

July 10th, 2019 by

A look at the filming locations used for Daniel Craig’s second appearance as James Bond.  The follow up to Casino Royale saw 007 travel from Italy to the UK and to Haiti, Austria, Bolivia and Russia as he is up against a mysterious criminal organisation known as Quantum. Italy The film opens with a car […]

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A look at Orlebar Brown’s 007 Collection

July 9th, 2019 by

Thoughts on the new 007 range of “resort wear” by Orlebar Brown. Orlebar Brown’s association with 007 started a pair of swimming shorts seen on screen for a brief few seconds in Skyfall. While in Shanghai on the trail of a hit man, Bond swims lengths in his hotel pool. But while the company’s Setter […]

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Review: James Bond 007 #003 from Dynamite

June 11th, 2019 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews issue 3 of Dynamite’s new comic book series. 007 and Oddjob are still at odds chasing after the smuggler and his case. Will their bosses finally get them to cooperate and not try to kill each other? Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Marc Laming Colorist: Roshan Kurichiyanil Letterer: Ariana Maker Logo Designer: […]

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The drinks of Quantum of Solace

June 7th, 2019 by

A look at the drinks consumed by James Bond in Daniel Craig’s second outing as 007. The follow up to Casino Royale starts with Bond in an Aston Martin DBS and a number of Alfa Romeos in hot pursuit. When he eventually gets the now battered DBS to a safe house in Siena, Bond opens […]

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Aston Martin driving day with Secret Cinema

June 4th, 2019 by

Just days before the start of Secret Cinema’s immersive screenings of Casino Royale I was given the chance to test drive Aston Martin’s current models. Ask anyone to tell you what comes to mind when you mention James Bond. One of the top responses is sure to be Aston Martin. It’s easily the brand most […]

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2019 by

Today marks the anniversary of the birth Ian Fleming, the author who introduced the world to James Bond in Casino Royale and went on to write a total of fourteen James Bond books. Born in Mayfair on 28 May 1908, during the war Fleming excelled as assistant to the Director of Naval Intelligence. In this capacity he […]

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Review: He Disagreed With Something That Ate Him

March 28th, 2019 by

Eoghan Lyng reviews a book looking at Timothy Dalton’s two outings as 007. Finally, someone gets the Timothy Dalton films. Through Cary Edwards’ monograph, readers are invited on a methodological study through the narratives, strengths, virtues and zeitgeists presented throughout the two Dalton films. Sharply written, sharply presented, sharply edited, it sharply delves into the […]

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Review: James Bond 007 #002 from Dynamite

February 25th, 2019 by

Javier Trujillo reviews issue 2 of Dynamite’s new comic book series. 007 and Oddjob cross paths again in pursuit of the Russian smuggler with the mysterious case! Who will gain the upper hand? Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Marc Laming Colorist: Tridna Farrell Letterer: Ariana Maher Logo designer: Geoff Harkins Covers: Dave Johnson, Marguerite Sauvage, Clayton […]

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Shirley Bassey and the story behind the theme song to Moonraker

January 15th, 2019 by

Guest writer Brendan Edwards looks at how a chance encounter with John Barry led Shirley Bassey to sing the theme for Moonraker. Shirley Bassey has a special place in the hearts of many James Bond fans. The Welsh singer has performed more James Bond theme songs than any other performer, three in total with Goldfinger (1964), […]

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Interview with editor of the Thunderballs James Bond Picture Archive

December 3rd, 2018 by

Pete Brooker recently interviewed the editor of the newly launched Thunderballs James Bond Picture Archive for the From Tailors With Love podcast. In the extracts below Marty explains to Pete Brooker how a shelved podcast led to the unofficial Thunderballs James Bond Picture Archive. He also recalls his early experiences with Bond, and talks about what he’d like to see in Bond 25. For […]

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