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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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 Some people have too much […]

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Review: Goldeneye: Where Bond was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica

February 10th, 2015 by

Matthew Parker’s new book is both a biography of Ian Fleming from when he built Goldeneye on wards and the history of Jamaica during the period leading to independence and just after. I can remember when I first read the James Bond novels how little information there was about Ian Fleming. My 1960’s Pan edition […]

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Hello Mr Bonds. We’ve Been Expecting You!

December 12th, 2014 by

There are few things on this earth that merit celebration. There is the birth of a baby, the fall of The Berlin Wall, the introduction of a new Bond actor. Hell, there have only been six of those in, what, fifty years? To call it an event is an understatement, heresy even! Here, I am […]

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Goldeneye room rentals make Fleming villa more affordable than ever

May 27th, 2014 by

Anyone who has dreamed of staying at Ian Fleming’s villa, Goldeneye, on the north shore of Jamaica but was put off by the price now has a cheaper option until the end of the year. While the villa has been available for rent for some years as part of what is now the Goldeneye Resort, […]

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