MI6 Confidential #50: Dalton on Bond

Issue #50 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide.

For the 16th Bond adventure Michael G Wilson took the lead in penning a darker, more brooding Bond story, borrowing only a smattering of Fleming source material and setting the story South of the border. Dalton, who firmly believed Bond wasn’t for children, welcomed the increased violence and danger. 30 years on the film reveals more than you might think about the future of Bond: as well as cranking up the violence, it set a 30-year tone for poster design, and showed Bond with a vested, personal interest in the mission.

This issue celebrates the film many look on as an ‘outlier’ of the series by dipping back into the press archives and hearing from its stars. We also learn how to explore New York like 007 and reveal a scrapped sequence from Die Another Day.

In this issue

  • Dalton on Bond – Celebrating 30 years of Licence To Kill
  • Dalton in Japan – A snapshot of the massive media coverage in Japan
  • Tonal Shift – Licence to Kill saw the introduction of more photography into 007’s promotional posters
  • 007’s New York – Visit the city that never sleeps following Fleming’s Bond
  • An Unloved Season – Michael Lonsdale reflects on Moonraker as it marks 40 years
  • Wai Lin Returns – The Die Another Day abandoned sequence that almost included Michele Yeoh
  • Beyond Bond – Behind the scenes of Matthew Vaughn’s Daniel Craig lead film Layer Cake

If you like MI6 Confidential then you might want to subscribe to the entire 2019 season. Get all five 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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