Skyfall Teaser Trailer #1: Why it’s Bond

May 30th, 2012 by

The immediate reaction in the Bond-o-sphere when the Skyfall teaser trailer was released was one of unrepentant fanboy squee.  The servers at went down and the world was atwitter with excitement at the beauty of the new trailer for the latest, as-yet unfinished film by director Sam Mendes. Everyone was happy. Well, as it […]

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Skyfall: where is it all heading?

May 25th, 2012 by

Back in October I made 23 short videos about “Bond 23” as Skyfall was known back then. In the videos I discussed what I’d like to see in the new film and what I’d prefer for the filmmakers to avoid. Now that the first teaser trailer has been released and filming is approaching a close, […]

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Heineken in Skyfall – so what?

April 10th, 2012 by

Heineken beer to make its debut in Skyfall

Why it doesn’t matter at all that 007 will be seen drinking Heineken in Skyfall. The recent announcement that James Bond would be seen drinking Heineken beer in Skyfall created headlines around the world, with much of the media reporting that was swapping his vodka martinis for beer. In fact, the most likely scenario is […]

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All change in the recording studio as Bond franchise gets a new composer for Skyfall

February 8th, 2012 by


When production of the 23rd movie in the James Bond series began, many made the not unreasonable assumption that long time collaborator David Arnold would once again provide the score.  Having worked with the franchise for 14 years and provided the soundtrack for five 007 adventures, Arnold seemed like the obvious choice to compose the […]

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Albert Finney

December 20th, 2011 by

Albert Finney was confirmed for Skyfall in the November press conference, although his role has not yet been announced. Here we take a look at his life.

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Ralph Fiennes

December 16th, 2011 by

Ralph Fiennes

Ralph Fiennes was linked to Skyfall months before it got under way, much like Javier Bardem. It was finally confirmed at the press conference in November that Fiennes had been signed in an unspecified role; however there is much discussion that Fiennes could mark the return of Ernst Stavro Blofeld to the James Bond films.

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Javier Bardem

December 11th, 2011 by

Javier Bardem, the Skyfall villain

Javier Bardem was confirmed as the as yet unnamed Skyfall villain at the press conference in November. Here we take a look at his life.

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Judi Dench

December 6th, 2011 by

Dame Judi Dench at Skyfall press conference

Dame Judi Dench has appeared in every Bond movie since Goldeneye including the successful reboot with Casino Royale, making her the longest-running current cast member of the franchise.  Following the resumption of work on Skyfall (the 23rd official Bond movie), it was announced that she would once again reprise her role as ‘M’. Judith Olivia […]

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Bérénice Marlohe

December 3rd, 2011 by

Bérénice Marlohe at Skyfall press conference

Bérénice Marlohe is a French actress and model who shot to international fame when it was announced that she had been won the supporting role of Bond Girl in Skyfall.

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Helen McCrory

December 2nd, 2011 by

While most of the cast were announced at the press conference or in the press release that followed, Helen McCrory was one of two actors confirmed for Skyfall via the official 007 Twitter feed on 7th November. McCrory’s role has yet to be announced.

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