MI6 Confidential #52: That’s a wrap

Issue #52 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide.

It’s often said a reputation precedes a man. It is undoubtedly true in the case of Maurice Binder. An artist in all the senses of the word, Binder’s design defined the Bond titles for two generations of cinemagoers. He was famously and fiercely independent, and his reputation has gone down in Bond lore. Few knew him better than camera operator Alan Church, who, this issue, confides in us about his experiences working on Bond titles.

We also look back at the creative processes behind storyboarding and previsualisation with two veteran artists, hear from special effects wizard John Richardson, and with No Time To Die wrapping a busy 184 days of production, take a look back at one of the favoured locations of the Daniel Craig era – Italy – with his 007 having visited on four of his five adventures.

In this issue

  • That’s A Wrap – Principal photography completes on No Time To Die
  • Bentornato Signor Bond – Craig’s Bond heads back to Italy for the fourth time
  • The Stories Are True – Optical camera operator Alan Church remembers Maurice Binder
  • Action, Ink – Two storyboard artists talk about the last 20 years of Bond
  • A Believable Fiction – Special effects tricks with John Richardson
  • Beyond Bond – Sacha Baron Cohen plays Eli Cohen in The Spy

If you like MI6 Confidential then you might want to subscribe to the entire 2020 season. Get all five issues and pay the cover price for just four.

Check out details of the subscription here (when available) – 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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