For Your Eyes Only

MI6 Confidential #45: That’s detente, comrade

April 16th, 2018 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its forty-fifth issue. Bringing Bond back ‘down to earth’ after Moonraker did not mean there was any less at stake for Eon Productions’ 12th 007 adventure. They promoted action unit director and editor John Glen to the role of director, had to woo Sir […]

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Charity 007 screenings in memory of Roger Moore

May 26th, 2017 by

A series of special charity screenings in aid of UNICEF starts on 31st May in memory of Sir Roger Moore. Two of Moore’s Bond films will be screened at Odeon Cinemas in the UK, AMC Theatres in the US and Hoyts in Australia and New Zealand from 31st May 2017 with additional locations announced soon. Eon […]

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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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Celebrating the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only in Cortina d’Ampezzo

July 26th, 2016 by

At the beginning of July the Swiss and German James Bond clubs got together for a weekend in Cortina D’Ampezzo to celebrate the 35th anniversary of For Your Eyes Only. The event was attended by special guests John Moreno (Luigi Ferrara), John Wyman (Erich Kriegler) and legendary stunt driver Rémy Julienne, responsible for the Citroen 2CV stunts. The […]

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Dismissing the James Bond code name theory

February 18th, 2015 by

Eoghan Lyng takes a look at why the theory held by some fans that “James Bond” is just a code name used by a number of different agents over the years just doesn’t hold water. Image: from cover art of Bond 50 22 film Blu-Ray box set, available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Some people have too much […]

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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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Unfilmed Bond: ‘From A View To A Kill’

November 13th, 2014 by

Before 007 appeared on the big screen Ian Fleming was involved in an aborted series for US television. When the project fell through many of the stories were reworked by Fleming  and published in the collection For Your Eyes Only.  At the beginning of last month Ian Fleming Publications announced a new James Bond novel to be written […]

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James Bond holiday locations #12 – The Bahamas

July 25th, 2013 by

Sean Connery so much loved The Bahamas when filming Thunderball that he decided to move there and still has a house at Lyford Cay. The territory, which until 1973 was part of the British Empire, is comprised of 700 islands of varying sizes and most of them uninhabited, spread over 650 miles from the east […]

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The Citroën 2CV from For Your Eyes Only

July 12th, 2012 by

When James Bond arrives in Spain on the tail of Cuban hitman Hector Gonzales in For Your Eyes Only, he sees him killed in front of him, shot with an arrow. Making his escape from the scene he runs into the assassin, Melina Havelock, who turns out to be the daughter of Sir Timothy Havelock, a marine biologist working for the British who had been murdered by Gonzales, triggering Bond’s investigation.

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Visit the “For Your Eyes Only” monastery in Greece – Agia Triada

July 25th, 2011 by

For the finale of For Your Eyes Only (1981) – the twelfth James Bond film and the fourth to star Roger Moore – Melina Havelock and Colombo assist 007 to gain access to an abandoned Greek monastery where Kristatos plans to hand over the top secret ATAC over to KGB chief General Gogol. The monastery […]

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