Live And Let Die

Roger Moore’s The 007 Diaries to be republished next year

December 4th, 2017 by

Diary written during the filming of Live And Let Die to be reissued in 2018. Roger Moore agreed to keep a day-by-day diary throughout the production of his first James Bond film, Live and Let Die. Originally published just ahead of the premiere in July 1973, a new hardback edition of the book is to be published […]

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New James Bond hardbacks now available

November 3rd, 2017 by

New hardback editions of three Bond titles now available from Vintage Classics. Back in the summer, Vintage Classics announced they would be releasing new hardback editions of three Bond titles. The books are Casino Royale, Live And Let Die and Goldfinger and include artwork by Levente Szabó and by John Cork. Each book also includes archive material […]

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MI6 Confidential Special #1: Live And Let Die – The Peter Lamont Portfolio

October 19th, 2017 by

MI6 Confidential publishes special edition focusing on Peter Lamont’s work on Live And Let Die. In 2017, after ten years of service, MI6 Confidential has introduced a new special format: a limited-run 100-page perfect bound issue of the magazine taking a deep dive into one particular facet of the franchise. This first special issue was […]

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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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Sheriff JW Pepper actor Clifton James dies aged 96

April 18th, 2017 by

Over the Easter weekend we learnt the sad news of Clifton James’ death, the actor who played Sheriff JW Pepper in Roger Moore’s first two Bond movies.  He first appeared as Louisiana Sheriff JW Pepper in Live And Let Die (1973), when 007 outwits him and his men in a speedboat chase. The character proved to be […]

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Director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

April 21st, 2016 by

Today we learnt of the sad news that Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger and three other James Bond films, died yesterday at the age of 93. Hamilton was born in Paris on 16 September 1922, where his English parents were living. His first exposure to the film industry came in 1938 when he was the clapper […]

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George Martin dies aged 90

March 9th, 2016 by

Today the internet lit up with the sad news that George Martin has died at the age of 90.  Sometimes known as “the fifth Beatle”, Martin is best known for signing The Beetles to EMI, and as producer he helped shape their sound. As well as working with The Beatles and many other artists, Martin also […]

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Phillips to auction Live And Let Die buzzsaw watch

October 13th, 2015 by

A modified Rolex Submariner worn by Roger Moore in Live And Let Die is to be auctioned in Geneva by Phillips on 7th and 8th November. Photo: Phillips Auctioneers. The watch is a 1972 Rolex Submariner 5513 in stainless steel modified by art director Syd Cain to include a buzzsaw bezel. With an estimate of CHF 150,000 […]

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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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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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