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Goldfinger: Food and drink from the novel

October 10th, 2018 by

At the beginning of Goldfinger, James Bond is returning to London after mission in Mexico. The opening chapter is titled ‘Reflections in a Double Bourbon’ and we find 007 drowning his sorrows. Miami Bons is in the departure lounge at Miami and waiting for his flight to be called. Meanwhile he ponders his assignment. Airport While […]

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Cary Joji Fukunaga

September 20th, 2018 by

A first look at the work of Bond 25 director Cary Joji Fukunaga. In August 2018 Eon Productions made the shock announcement that Danny Boyle had left the production of Bond 25. While the short news release didn’t go into detail the media started speculating like wild about who would take over from Boyle and […]

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[Video] Amsterdam Filming Locations from Diamonds Are Forever

July 25th, 2018 by

In May I was in the Netherlands for a couple of days, with slightly more than a day in Amsterdam. While there we did as much sightseeing as possible, including a couple of locations from Diamonds Are Forever. The first location is known in English as the Skinny Bridge, from where Wint and Kidd watch […]

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John Hodge

June 20th, 2018 by

A look at the career of Bond 25 screenwriter John Hodge. Note: in August 2018 John Hodge left the production of Bond 25 alongside director Danny Boyle. Born in 1964, John Hodge is a British screenwriter and dramatist best known for his big screen adaptation of the novel Trainspotting (1996) by Irvine Welsh. The film became […]

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Danny Boyle

June 8th, 2018 by

A look at the career of Bond 25 director Danny Boyle. Note: In August 2018 Boyle left Bond 25 along with his writing partner John Hodge. The son of Irish immigrants, Danny Boyle was born in Manchester in 1956. Realising from an early age that he wanted to make movies, Boyle abandoned his studies at the […]

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We talk to Anthony Horowitz about Forever and a Day

May 31st, 2018 by

Anthony Horowitz discusses writing his second James Bond novel, Forever and a Day, available today. Earlier in the week we had the chance to quiz the Anthony Horowitz on his new book and find out a bit about what it takes to write a Bond novel. Among other things he told us how writing Bond […]

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Review: Forever and a Day by Anthony Horowitz (mild spoilers)

May 30th, 2018 by

A look at the new James Bond novel by Anthony Horowitz. There was always a good chance Anthony Horowitz would be invited back for another stab at 007. Trigger Mortis was well received by critics and many fans considered it to be the best continuation novel in the series. Little surprise really, as Horowitz is […]

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A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2018 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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Bond at Bletchley Park: Illustrations and Inspirations

May 23rd, 2018 by

Edward Biddulph reports from the preview of a new exhibition at Bletchley Park. Hut 12 at Bletchley Park has become home to an exhibition that celebrates the literary James Bond through contemporary art and explores Ian Fleming’s connection with the centre of British World War Two codebreaking. I was present for a preview of the […]

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Doctor No: Locations from the novel

February 10th, 2018 by

Doctor No once again finds 007 in Jamaica. At the beginning of Doctor No James Bond has just been released from hospital. After nearly dying at the end of his previous mission, Bond’s doctor urges M to send him on an easy assignment. And it turns out that’s exactly what the head of the Secret Service […]

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