A View To A Kill

Remembering Sir Roger Moore

May 24th, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

It was one hot Saturday afternoon in August 1975 when I got my first taste of James Bond on the big screen. The Man With The Golden Gun had been released in December the previous year, but this was my first opportunity to see it. Hard as it is to imagine today, it took months […]

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Review: A Close Look at A View To A Kill

November 17th, 2015 by

By the time A View To A Kill was released in 1985 I was over 007. The last James Bond movie I’d seen on the big screen was For Your Eyes Only (1981) and by the time Octopussy came out two years later I decided to stick with the Connery films and the books. Available from […]

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Patrick Macnee dies aged 93

June 26th, 2015 by

Today we received the sad news that Patrick Macnee, who appeared alongside Roger Moore in A View To A Kill (1985), has died at the age of 93. Macnee is best remembered for the role of John Steed in British TV show The Avengers, but it is as Sir Godfrey Tibbett that many Bond fans will […]

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A View Embraced: Reflections on ‘A View to a Kill’ at 30 Years

May 19th, 2015 by

Its high-speed vehicle of choice is an airship. Its breaks between the action “hits” run a little longer than we’re generally accustomed. Its woman of choice is decidedly out of her depth in this espionage world. So, it would seem, is our seasoned James Bond, as the crazed villain of the piece helpfully reminds us. […]

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Roger Moore: The Spy Who We Loved

November 21st, 2014 by

Two men were among the few to play cinema’s most iconic spy. Two men broke unimaginable box office records. Both of these became pop culture icons, one of the sixties, one of the seventies. But where Sean Connery would forever be lauded as the epitome of British Cool and the perennial favourite of Timothy Dalton, […]

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James Bond holiday destinations #7 – United States

July 8th, 2013 by

The United States seems to have held a particular fascination for Ian Fleming and was certainly not as familiar a destination for British readers when he was writing the James Bond books as it is today. These were the years just after the Second World War that are considered to be a golden age for […]

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