A celebration of Ian Fleming on the anniversary of his birth

May 28th, 2022 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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May 26th, 2022 by

A look at all the Jamaican locations used in No Time to Die. After the film’s launch event on 25th April 2019 at Goldeneye filming commenced at Port Antonio three days later. Some of the first shots were filmed at the square at junction of West Street and William Street. Here Daniel Craig was seen […]

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Ian Fleming’s lost Moonraker screenplay

May 3rd, 2022 by

Fleming’s only script written for the big screen lay forgotten for years. It’s long been known that Ian Fleming wrote a screenplay for a James Bond film for Rank, but only recently that the screenplay resurfaced. Fleming wrote the film treatment in 1956, based on his book published the previous year, Moonraker. However it wasn’t […]

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Bond-style watches on a budget

April 26th, 2022 by

Alternatives to James Bond’s watches that don’t require a second mortgage.

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Bond’s kitchen in No Time to Die

April 19th, 2022 by

Last week Edward Biddulph published an interesting post on his James Bond Food blog. In it he looks at Bond’s kitchen as constructed for No Time to Die. While the kitchen barely features in the film at all, you can a much better look at it in a short behind the scenes feature on YouTube (above). […]

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A view on a viewing

April 15th, 2022 by

David T Smith on the upcoming UK screenings of all 25 of Eon’s James Bond films celebrating 60 years of cinematic 007. If the delays to the release of No Time To Die confirmed anything, it was that Bond belongs on the big screen. Unfortunately, many of us have never had the chance to experience […]

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License to Dine: Can 007 Continue to Dine Well?

April 14th, 2022 by

In the 21st century can James Bond still afford the best restaurants himself? Or, must MI6 pick up more and more of the tab? Find out here. Martin Stanley and Thomas Weiss examine Bond’s ability to eat well by comparing restaurants from the novels to his salary.

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Review: James Bond: Himeros #3 from Dynamite

March 30th, 2022 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the third issue from Dynamite’s 2021 comic book series.

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The New European looks at the story behind the Dr No art theft

February 28th, 2022 by

Both Skyfall and SPECTRE both feature real-life stolen artworks in a tongue-in-cheek nod to reality that began with Dr No. In Skyfall Severine shows Modigliani’s Woman With a Fan to an art collector in Shanghai, who Patrice is sent to kill. The painting was stolen in 2010 along with four other paintings and is yet to […]

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On Her Majesty’s Secret Service: Food and drink from the novel

February 9th, 2022 by

A detailed look at the food and drink in the novel On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. Ian Fleming’s 11th James Bond book starts with 007 visiting Vesper’s grave in Royale-les-Eaux, which we learn he does every year. Northern France After James Bond checks into Hotel Splendide in Royal- les-Eaux he orders a bottle of the […]

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