The James Bond Chord: the signature sound of 007 and how to play it

October 24th, 2023 by

We explore the power of a single chord to define a world of suave sophistication, danger, and intrigue – the enigmatic James Bond chord. In music, certain chord structures are synonymous with specific moods, places, or even characters. Few examples exemplify this more remarkably than the so called “James Bond chord,” which immerses listeners in […]

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Nicholas Shakespeare’s Ian Fleming: The Complete Man launched

October 18th, 2023 by

Edward Biddulph reports from the launch of Nicholas Shakespeare’s biography of Ian Fleming. Publisher Harvill Secker celebrated the launch of perhaps the most important biography of recent years – Ian Fleming: The Complete Man by renowned novelist and biographer Nicholas Shakespeare – at The Tophams Hotel in London on 17th October. The most important? Well, […]

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Destroying Bond: How No Time to Die obliterated the Bond formula

October 17th, 2023 by

Amir Asmar looks at how Daniel Craig’s last outing as 007 dismantled the long-established Bond universe.

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James Bond cars: the Sean Connery era

October 11th, 2023 by

A look at the cars from Sean Connery’s tenure as 007. Sean Connery’s third film as James Bond introduced the quintessential Bond car, the Aston Martin DB5. Equipped with a variety of gadgets, it remains a fan favourite and has returned to the series numerous times. But it wasn’t there right at the start. Here […]

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Review: Cypher 007 Mobile Game – Chapter 1

October 10th, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo takes a look at the first chapter of Cypher 007, a new mobile game available on Apple Arcade.

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Global James Bond Day

October 5th, 2023 by

On 5th October 1962 Dr No  premiered at the London Pavilion, the first of what is one of the most successful film series ever. Since 2012 the day has been celebrated as Global James Bond Day. So wherever you are in the world and whatever you are doing, today is the day to raise a vodka […]

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Review: 007: For King and Country #3 from Dynamite

September 19th, 2023 by

Javier E Trujillo reviews the third issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007: For King and Country!

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Anniversary of Ian Fleming’s death [1964]

August 12th, 2023 by

James Bond’s creator, one time naval intelligence officer, journalist and author Ian Lancaster Fleming, died of a heart attack in the early hours of 12th August 1964, his only son’s birthday. After a lifetime of heavy drinking and smoking and a reluctance to cut down on the vices he so much enjoyed, Fleming collapsed after dining at […]

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Review: 007: For King and Country #2 from Dynamite

July 26th, 2023 by

Javier E. Trujillo reviews the second issue of Dynamite’s newest James Bond thriller, 007: For King and Country! Now that 002 has located 007, where can Bond and Gann go with the whole world against them? Writer: Phillip Kennedy Johnson Artist: Giorgio Spalletta Colour artist: Francesco Segala Colour assistant: Agnese Pozza Letters: Jeff Eckleberry Main […]

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Live and Let Die at 50

July 4th, 2023 by

David T Smith celebrates Live and Let Die’s 50th anniversary with a look at locations and drinks. This week is the 50th anniversary of the UK release of 1973’s Live and Let Die, Roger Moore’s first film as agent 007. Rather than pick the film apart scene by scene – after all, you might as […]

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