The Bond Novelizations Part I: The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker

April 21st, 2017 by

Welcome to the world of the James Bond films novelizations. The trend for turning films or TV series into novels started during the second half of the 20th century. It was the era prior to the home video boom and a way to experience the film at home. This technique is still continued in many franchises […]

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How much does James Bond earn?

April 21st, 2017 by

In chapter 1 of Moonraker James Bond is in his office ploughing through a mound of paperwork. Fleming tells us a little about Bond’s routine while in London between assignments. He also tells us his income: He earned £1500 a year, the salary of a Principal Officer in the Civil Service, and he had a […]

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Birthday of Lois Chiles from Moonraker [1947]

April 15th, 2017 by

Lois Chiles, who played Dr Holly Goodhead in Moonraker was born in Houston on 15th April 1947.

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Anniversary of Moonraker publication in UK [1955]

April 5th, 2017 by

Soon after 007 is asked by M to warn off a card cheat at Blades, Bond is sent to investigate an incident at the Moonraker plant owned by Sir Hugo Drax.

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Birthday of Corinne Cléry from Moonraker [1950]

March 23rd, 2017 by

Corinne Cléry, who played Corinne Dufour in the movie Moonraker (1979) was born in Paris, France on 23rd March 1950.

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Birthday of Walter Gotell (General Gogol) [1924]

March 15th, 2017 by

The German actor Walter Gotell, who played KGB head General Gogol in a total of six James Bond films, was born in Bonn on 15th March 1924. Gotell’s family fled Germany under the Nazis and settled in Britain and he started in films during the Second World War playing German heavies. After the war he […]

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Birthday of Geoffrey Keen [1916]

August 21st, 2016 by

Geoffrey Keen, who played Frederick Gray in The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill and The Living Daylights, was born in Berkshire on 21st August 1916.

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Anniversary of Moonraker première [1979]

June 26th, 2016 by

Moonraker premièred at the Odeon Leicester Square on 26th June 1979.

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Birthday of Michael Lonsdale from Moonraker [1931]

May 24th, 2016 by

Michael Londsdale, who played Sir Hugo Drax in Moonraker, was born in Paris on 24th May 1931. Photo: Michael Lonsdale by Claude Truong-Ngoc. Licensed under CC BY-SA 3.0.

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Screenwriter Christopher Wood dies

October 19th, 2015 by

On Saturday morning Roger Moore announced on twitter the death of screenwriter and novelist Christopher Wood.  Wood wrote the screenplay for two of Moore’s Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me (1977, which he wrote with Richard Maibaum) and Moonraker (1979). He also wrote novelisations of the two films. As well as his work on Bond, Wood’s […]

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