Moonraker: Brands from the novel

May 25th, 2017 by

Bentley In Moonraker Fleming gives more information about James Bond’s 1930 4½-litre supercharged Bentley coupé, “which he kept expertly tuned so that he could do a hundred when he wanted to”. Later in the book though it is destroyed by several tons of newsprint from the back of a lorry. After beating Drax at Blades, […]

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Remembering Sir Roger Moore

May 24th, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

It was one hot Saturday afternoon in August 1975 when I got my first taste of James Bond on the big screen. The Man With The Golden Gun had been released in December the previous year, but this was my first opportunity to see it. Hard as it is to imagine today, it took months […]

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The Bond Novelizations Part II: Licence to Kill and GoldenEye

April 27th, 2017 by

British writer John Gardner wasn’t new to the world of James Bond in 1989, when Timothy Dalton’s second film as agent 007, Licence to Kill, was released.   By that time, the former Royal Marine commando and writer was firmly established as the man who resurrected Ian Fleming’s spy for the 1980s. After Ian Fleming’s […]

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The Bond Novelizations Part I: The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker

April 21st, 2017 by

Welcome to the world of the James Bond films novelizations. The trend for turning films or TV series into novels started during the second half of the 20th century. It was the era prior to the home video boom and a way to experience the film at home. This technique is still continued in many franchises […]

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Live And Let Die novel

March 14th, 2017 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 5th April 1954 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Kenneth Lewis Contents What we say Brands Locations Food & drink Friends & foes Buy online 1954 saw the publication of Live And Let Die, set in the US and Fleming’s second home of Jamaica. Full of imagination, it saw a change of pace from […]

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The Brother that Bothers

February 22nd, 2017 by

Guest writer Nicolás Suszczyk revisits SPECTRE and looks at the relationship between 007 and a rebooted Blofeld. More than a year has passed since SPECTRE, the latest James Bond film, was released. To many people it was fantastic; tough to some others it was rather disappointing. Bond fans didn’t reach the consensus of – let’s […]

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Books on James Bond:
7 must-haves for your collection

February 16th, 2017 by

A look at the best books on James Bond published from the 1960s right up to the modern day. Over the years many books covering a variety of aspects of the James Bond phenomenon have been published. Over the years I’ve gradually added many of these to my library, some paid for with my own […]

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About The James Bond Dossier

February 3rd, 2017 by

Me at the James Bond exhibition at the Science Museum in London in 2003

Welcome to The James Bond Dossier. My name is David Leigh and I’ve been running the site since 2002. I still remember my first contact with James Bond when I was a kid. Maybe it’s something like your own experience. My introduction to 007 I was about 8 and a friend took his latest toy […]

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Video: On location in Lisbon

November 22nd, 2016 by

I just got back from a short visit to Lisbon in Portugal. I had a fantastic time there and although the trip was short and sweet, managed to get to see one location from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service.

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Casino Royale after 10 years

November 15th, 2016 by

In the week of Casino Royale’s 10th anniversary we take a look at how the 21st Bond film came into being and the introduction of Daniel Craig as 007. After Die Another Day (2002) there can have been few who believed that Pierce Brosnan wouldn’t return for a fifth outing as 007. Today the film is […]

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