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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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Happy Christmas from The James Bond Dossier

December 25th, 2018 by

Wherever you are in the world, have a great day and celebrate 007 style! I know – I hate that song too, but it’s the only Christmas song to appear on a Bond soundtrack. If you’d like to read more about how James Bond spent Christmas Day in the book On Her Majesty’s Secret Service […]

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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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Review: James Bond 007 #001 from Dynamite

November 20th, 2018 by

Javier Trujillo reviews the first of Dynamite’s new comic book series.   James Bond is back in action, on the hunt for the terrorist organization Oru! Who is the charismatic and deadly secret agent that is getting in his way? Writer: Greg Pak Artist: Marc Laming Colorist: Tridna Farrell Letterer: Ariana Maher Logo designer: Geoff […]

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James Bond Christmas Gifts

November 14th, 2018 by

Well it’s that time of year again and if you’re like me you have’t got a clue what to buy anyone. Here we take a look at James Bond Christmas gifts to suit all budgets. Looking for inspiration for Christmas gifts for a Bond fan? This article is for you. Or are you a Bond […]

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The 1965 Corgi #270 Aston Martin DB5

November 8th, 2018 by

Guest writer Brendan Edwards delves into the history of Corgi’s best selling toy car. By the time Goldfinger was released at in 1965, the James Bond movies were already renowned for having beautiful women, exotic locations, and lots of action. In Goldfinger, the producers introduced a new element to the series, by giving Bond a […]

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Goldfinger: Food and drink from the novel

October 10th, 2018 by

In Goldfinger‘s opening chapter, ‘Reflections in a Double Bourbon’, James Bond is drowning his sorrows while he travels home from Mexico. Miami While waiting for his homeward flight to be called at Miami airport Bond mulls his just completed mission. Airport While doing so Bond orders his third double bourbon. He found the assignment rather […]

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