Pierce Brosnan

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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Oscars Promo: The Oscars Celebrate James Bond [Video]

February 1st, 2013 by

This 30 second promo for the Oscars shows Pierce Brosnan as James Bond trying to order a martini.

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Review: Everything Or Nothing, The Untold Story of 007

November 14th, 2012 by

On Sunday night I was lucky enough to see the new documentary “Everything Or Nothing”, commissioned as part of the celebrations for the fifthieth anniversary of cinematic James Bond. While it received a cinema release in the UK, albeit on a limited number of screens, and was shown on cable in the US I had […]

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How the James Bond films have reinvented themselves over time

February 17th, 2012 by

When Pierce Brosnan was dropped from the role of James Bond the producers took a big risk in moving away from the established 007 formula and rather than keep the existing timeline of the Bond franchise, they followed the Batman movies to revisit Bond’s early years, long before he had become the smooth secret agent with a licence to kill with a taste for tuxedoes and Martinis.

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Die Another Day soundtrack

September 6th, 2011 by

Die Another Day soundtrack

Now firmly established as the James Bond franchise composer after his excellent scores for Tomorrow Never Dies and The World Is Not Enough, David Arnold returned for this third Bond outing on what would become Pierce Brosnan’s final appearance as 007. Initially, Arnold turned once again to lyricist Don Black with whom he had collaborated […]

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Tomorrow Never Dies soundtrack

May 14th, 2011 by

After Eric Serra’s score for Goldeneye met with a less than positive response, the producers of the next instalment of the 007 series, Tomorrow Never Dies, once again had to search for a new composer.  And, thanks to a recommendation from the man whose name will forever be associated with the music for 007, an […]

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Goldeneye soundtrack

April 19th, 2011 by

After a six year absence due to legal issues, it was once again all change for the James Bond series.  The end of the Cold War, a new Bond, a new, female M and the first Bond film not to take any story elements from Ian Fleming’s books, Goldeneye introduced 007 to a new generation. […]

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Verzasca Dam, Switzerland

January 26th, 2011 by

When Pierce Brosnan made his James Bond debut in Goldeneye (1995) it was with an extraordinary stunt; a 220-metre bungee jump from the top of a dam that allowed 007 to infiltrate an illicit Soviet chemical weapons facility. The jump, which was voted the best movie stunt of all time by Sky Movies in 2002, […]

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GoldenEye 007 available for Wii

June 20th, 2010 by

While the future of Bond 23 is currently uncertain, Activision confirmed details this week of the long rumoured release of GoldenEye 007 for Wii. The original version for Nintendo 64 it sold eight million copies worldwide and defined multi-player gaming for a whole generation. Originally released in 1997, it has long been regarded as a […]

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