MI6 Confidential #32: Behind the scenes of SPECTRE

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirty-second issue.


Sam Mendes had a particular vision for a car chase through the streets of Rome. It’s the dead of night, the streets are clear and two spectacular hyper- cars are going head to head. In this issue we meet the team who brought that vision to life: the 300-strong SPECTRE second unit, headed by Alexander Witt.


We also recount the little-known story of Donald Westlake, author and screenwriter who drafted a treatment for Bond 18; cast a look back at the Key West shoot for Licence To Kill with rare photos and artwork, and celebrate the biggest Bond of all, Thunderball, as 2015 marks its 50th anniversary.


In This Issue

  • Eternal Raceway – Behind the scenes with the SPECTRE second unit
  • Fall of the City – Author Donald Westlake and his Bond 18 treatment
  • Licence To Kill – An original 1989 report from the set
  • Bond on Set – Rare photos from the Licence To Kill Key West shoot
  • The Biggest Bond of AllThunderball took 007 to new heights and great depths
  • Down Under – A conversation with underwater action director Ricou Browning
  • The Real Shrublands – When Ian Fleming checked into health farm Enton Hall
  • The Bond ConnectionSpooks: The Greater Good brings MI5 to the big screen

Issue #32 is now shipping around the world. To order online, visit www.mi6confidential.com.

David Leigh founded The James Bond Dossier in 2002. A fan of 007 since the age of 8, he is also author of The Complete Guide to the Drinks of James Bond. You can order a copy here if you don't own it already.

Free monthly newsletter

Get the latest on Bond 26 and other James Bond news by email.

No thanks, I'm not interested in news about 007

Share this article

Like this article? Join our free 007 newsletter and get the latest on Bond 26 and other James Bond news by email.