Live And Let Die

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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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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Actor who played Baron Samedi dies aged 84

October 6th, 2014 by

Geoffrey Holder, who played Baron Samedi in Live And Let Die, has died at the age of 84 from complications caused by Pneumonia according to a family spokesman. Holder was born in  Trinidad in 1930 and had an extremely varied career, by turns working as an actor, dancer, choreographer, director, costume designer, singer, painter and voice over […]

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007 represented by one of 50 London benches promoting reading

June 25th, 2014 by

James Bond is to be represented this summer in the Books About Town project by the National Literacy Trust. From the beginning of July until mid-September visitors to London will be able to enjoy the fifty unique benches dotted around London, each shaped like an open book and decorated to represent an individual work of […]

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The James Bond vodka martini

April 30th, 2014 by

Hearing the words “shaken, not stirred” conjures up the image of James Bond instantly; here we look at the James Bond vodka martini.

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Rare Works by Ian Fleming Go Under The Hammer

April 1st, 2014 by

Press release: The adventures of secret agent James Bond have a timeless appeal, and a complete collection of writer Ian Fleming’s 007 novels comprise lots 48 – 62 of this sale.  Although all are in excellent condition, of particular note is a first edition of Casino Royale (1953), the book that introduced the character of James […]

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James Bond’s food: “American cooking at its rare best”

January 22nd, 2014 by

In the first chapter of Live And Let Die James Bond arrives in New York City where he receives the full red carpet treatment as a guest of the FBI. After being whisked through immigration Bond is being chauffeured to the St Regis hotel where he meets Captain Dexter of the FBI and CIA buddy Felix Leiter, […]

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MI6 Confidential #23 – Becoming Bond

December 2nd, 2013 by

One could be forgiven for thinking that a year following up the franchise’s 50th anniversary would be a quiet one. But there was still a lot to celebrate, what with the release of Solo, milestones for Octopussy, From Russia With Love, and two more rounding out the year: Live And Let Die’s 40th anniversary and […]

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James Bond holiday locations #11 – Jamaica

July 22nd, 2013 by

With the exception of the UK there is probably no country with a stronger link to James Bond than Jamaica. Ian Fleming fell in love with the former British colony while attending a naval conference there during the Second World War and decided immediately to build a holiday home there when hostilities ended. Following the […]

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