Dr No

Dr No schedule issued 50 years ago today

January 1st, 2012 by

50 years ago today the cast and crew of Dr No received their draft schedule for the first James Bond film according to the official James Bond twitter account.

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50 Years of James Bond Movies

January 1st, 2012 by

In the last 50 years, 22 official James Bond movies have made their debut on the big screen. If there is one thing the world has come to accept, it is that James Bond will always return—mostly with a blast and girl in arm. The following is a look at all of the past Bond movies and the tiny little details that made each one of them special.

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Syd Cain (1918-2011) [MI6]

November 22nd, 2011 by

Syd Cain, who worked on five of the James Bond films as Art Director and Production Designer, died yesterday at the age of 93. According to an obituary published by MI6: Broccoli hand-picked their first Bond crew largely from his experience with Warwick Films, and selected Cain as his Art Director on “Dr. No”, where […]

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John Barry – a tribute

March 12th, 2011 by

As a tribute to the late John Barry, professional musician Tim Mottershead takes an in-depth look at John Barry’s contribution to the James Bond films.

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Doctor No novel

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 31st March 1958 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Pat Marriott At the beginning of Dr No we find Bond being chastised by M for having nearly being killed at the end of From Russia, With Love. His solution is to re-equip Bond with more a more suitable weapon to the Beretta he […]

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Doctor No: a ‘holiday’ in Jamaica

December 5th, 2010 by

In this article we continue our look at Jamaica, where every winter Ian Fleming sat down to write his next James Bond adventure. In Live And Let Die: The Jamaica Version we followed 007 on a road trip across the island. This time we take a look at what happened when he returned a few […]

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Dr No

October 2nd, 2010 by

Following the disappearance of the head of the local secret service station in Jamaica and his assistant, M send James Bond to investigate. Bond quickly teams up with the CIA’s Felix Leiter and with the help of the CIA man and his local hand, Quarrel, Bond follows up a series of leads. His investigations point […]

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Dr No soundtrack

November 14th, 2009 by

At 7.35am on 14th January 1962, a tired and eclectic group of British artistes assembled at London Airport for a gruelling twenty-hour flight to Jamaica. Amongst them were film producers Harry Saltzman and Cubby Broccoli, stuntmen, technicians and a talented young Scottish actor named Sean Connery. Also part of the group was a composer who […]

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Joseph Wiseman dies

October 21st, 2009 by

Joseph Wiseman, who appeared as the original Bond villain opposite Sean Connery, died on Monday at the age of 91. Wiseman was born in Montreal in 1918, moving to the United States with his family as a boy. He had a long career in theatre, first appearing on Broadway in “Abe Lincoln in Illinois” (Robert […]

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Ian Fleming: the final years

May 29th, 2009 by

Following the poor reception of The Spy Who Loved Me, Fleming decided to visit Jamaica in July 1962, where he worked on the short story Octopussy. The story is set in Kitzbuhel and Jamaica, two places close to Fleming’s heart, and centres around a figure suffering the ill effects of a lifetime of smoking and drinking heavily who seems distinctly autobiographical.

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