James Bond & Friends – Episode 0042: The Best Decoy in Town

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.

How are we feeling about No Time To Die’s marketing campaign?

This week we round up the latest No Time To Die news, and Bill reports from Toronto where he and a large group of Bond fans assembled for Skyfall in Concert. We discuss the experience of seeing the film live with an orchestra and what other scores are ripe for the ‘in concert’ treatment before segueing to Billie Eilish’s UK chart success and the behind-the-scenes video narrated by Cary Fukunaga. We end on the long running time and whether this will be conducive to a satisfying close to the Craig era. Along the way we discover the O’Connell proximity effect, unfortunate honeymoons, unrecorded Bond themes by Rudy Vallée and Hoagy Carmichael, underground clubs pumping out Adele remixes, Cary Fukunaga’s outtakes, the cable guy on No Time To Die, a gun barrel intermission, an industrial dispute at MI6, a missed marketing opportunity for Dr. No, how best to wear your 007 trainers, how many Oscars the B-roll will win, redacted reminisces, and Hans Zimmer’s MasterCard.

The recording took place on February 26th, 2020 in the UK, USA, and New Zealand.

Paul Atkinson and James Page are co-founders of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential

Bill Koenig runs the Spy Command at hmssweblog.wordpress.com

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential

Mark O’Connell’s home base is markoconnell.co.uk

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2020

Music credit ‘Spy & Die’ by Jay Man

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