Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 3

June 15th, 2023 by

The third and final instalment from Darryl Marsch on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort.  Also see: part 1 and part 2 The next morning saw a typical James Bond breakfast of scrambled eggs and buttered toast. After which, our man, Oniel, collected us for a journey into Ocho Rios, where we arranged to ride […]

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Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 2

June 8th, 2023 by

The second instalment of Darryl Marsch’s report on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort.  Read part 1 of this series The next morning, we returned and breakfasted on ackee and salt fish, which may be the national dish of Jamaica. It was a favorite of Fleming’s, and I speculate so because it tastes of spicy […]

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Mission Report: Goldeneye – part 1

May 31st, 2023 by

Darryl Marsch reports on his recent assignment to Goldeneye Resort in Jamaica.  The Boeing 737-800 touched down at Sangster International Airport at precisely 2:17 p.m., local time. My eyes glanced away from the dark-brown dial of my Seamaster Diver and fixed on the azure-blue sky above Montego Bay that peeked between the airport’s boxy terminal […]

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Tina Turner dies aged 83

May 25th, 2023 by

The singer died yesterday at her home in Switzerland at the age of 83, leaving behind a lasting legacy in the world of music. Born in Tennessee in 1939, Tina Turner began her career as a teenaged singer with Ike Turner’s Kings of Rhythm in the late 1950s. She rose to fame in the 1960s and […]

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New book chronicles and analyses all U2 albums

October 22nd, 2020 by

As well as introducing Pierce Brosnan to the world as the new 007, Goldeneye was also the first film in which Cubby Broccoli took a back seat. With Barbara Broccoli and Michael G Wilson taking over producing duties it really was the start of a new era. Of course, any Bond film needs a theme […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0052: Watchalong with GoldenEye

May 22nd, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere.   Join us as we watch 1995’s GoldenEye together as a group experience. For this episode, don your Brioni suit, grab a sandwich (not that one!), and cue up your copy of GoldenEye as the panel chats over the […]

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James Bond & Friends – Episode 0044: Tobacco Plants

March 20th, 2020 by

The latest episode of James Bond & Friends is now available on Apple Podcasts and elsewhere. What was the impact and cultural context of GoldenEye’s release in 1995? In this episode, we reflect on the release of Goldeneye back in 1995, the challenges it faced, and the lasting legacy it had on the series. Where […]

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New book looking at the impact of Goldeneye to be published in June

May 2nd, 2019 by

A new book that examines the impact of Pierce Brosnan’s first Bond film will be published in June. The World of Goldeneye: A Comprehensive Study On The Seventeenth James Bond Film And Its Legacy is due to be published on 8th June 2019 by Amazon Publishing. The book is by some time contributor to this […]

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The Bond Novelizations Part II: Licence to Kill and GoldenEye

April 27th, 2017 by

British writer John Gardner wasn’t new to the world of James Bond in 1989, when Timothy Dalton’s second film as agent 007, Licence to Kill, was released.   By that time, the former Royal Marine commando and writer was firmly established as the man who resurrected Ian Fleming’s spy for the 1980s. After Ian Fleming’s […]

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The legacy of Goldeneye

November 13th, 2015 by

Released in 1995, Goldeneye proved to be a key entry in the James Bond series. Among the various reasons for its importance, not least was ensuring 007’s survival. The film heralded many changes for the James Bond series. First of all Goldeneye introduced a new James Bond in the shape of Pierce Brosnan. It also introduced a female […]

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