Essential 007

Champagne and Benzedrine: amphetamine use in the James Bond books

April 9th, 2024 by

While 007’s heavy drinking and smoking made the transition to the silver screen, so far his occasional amphetamine use has not. In Daniel Craig’s debut as 007 Le Chiffre sometimes draws a breath from a metal inhaler. Apart from the material from which it is made, the design of the inhaler in Casino Royale precisely […]

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The origin of James Bond: unveiling the history behind 007

February 21st, 2024 by

While the films enjoy widespread popularity, many are unaware of the literary origin of James Bond. In the pantheon of literary and cinematic heroes, few figures are as iconic or enduring as James Bond. Agent 007, with his suave demeanour, penchant for luxury, and unflappable courage in the face of danger, has captivated the imagination […]

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