MI6 Confidential #47: Learning From The Masters

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

Diamonds Are Forever is a unique entry in the series for many reasons, perhaps most notably as it is the only film to be book-ended by two different James Bond actors. It was an unstable time for the franchise, and despite Sean Connery thinking the film had one of the best scripts (his opinion may have been swayed by the record payday he was to receive), it had a particularly nasty tone throughout that would not be seen again until Licence To Kill some 18 years later.

In this issue, the henchman and heavies of Diamonds reflect on their time with Connery and fond memories of filming. We also go behind the scenes with the latest, collectible Bond figures, dive into the Casino Royale graphic novel from Dynamite, and celebrate the opening of 007 Elements at the peak of Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden.

In this issue

  • Learning From The Masters – Putter Smith and Bruce Glover reminisce
  • I Got A Brotha – Slumber Inc’s Sid Haig in conversation
  • A Glowing Tribute – Michael Valente remembers his first screen role
  • Diamond Gallery – Curious and rare behind the scenes photos
  • Scratching The Surface – The men behind the new Casino Royale graphic novel
  • The Bond Connection – Christopher McQuarrie talks Mission: Impossible

If you like MI6 Confidential then you might want to subscribe to the entire 2018 season. Get all five of this year’s issues and pay the cover price for just four.

Check out details of the subscription here – or just order the current issue.

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.

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