Picks of the week – 23 November 2012

This is the first article in what I’m hoping will be a weekly series featuring the best articles and blog posts we come across each week about James Bond and shared via the news section or our social media channels.

Purvis and Wade, an appreciation
Our friends at HMSS Weblog take a look at the contribution of the screenwriters following their decision to quit the 007 series following Skyfall.

Being James Bond review Skyfall
Being James Bond review Skyfall in a podcast that really goes into detail about what the two presenters like and dislike.

Branding James Bond: do product-placement ads work?
I’ve included this as it’s an interesting question, although I think that the article is rather weak. The author doesn’t appear to have even seen Skyfall yet, and trots out a usual media cliche about Heineken.

Sam Mendes interviewed by Collider
In this video interview with Collider, Sam Mendes talks about cinematography, deleted scenes, finishing postproduction, and other Skyfall related topics.

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