Christopher Lee dies at 93

June 11th, 2015 by

It was with considerable sadness I read of the death of Christopher Lee on Twitter today. I have a particular soft spot of The Man With The Golden Gun as it was my first ever Bond film and while the film has many detractors one of its strengths is Lee’s portrayal of Scaramanga, with his iconic golden […]

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Ian Fleming recycled: literary Bond moments in Skyfall

February 28th, 2013 by

In a previous article I discussed how the screenwriters for the James Bond series have, particularly in recent years, sometimes plundered Ian Fleming’s books for ideas that have been integrated into original stories.

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The Man With The Golden Gun

January 23rd, 2011 by

Author: Ian Fleming Publication date: 1st April 1965 Publisher: Jonathan Cape Cover artist: Richard Chopping When Ian Fleming died in August 1964 there remained an unpublished manuscript, which was examined and thought to be exceptionally weak. Before he died, Fleming had raised concerns about the quality of what he had written. The manuscript was edited by Kingsley Amis […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun: sunset in Jamaica

January 14th, 2011 by

In the last of our series of articles about Jamaica we take a look at what happened to 007 when sent after Francisco “Pistols” Scaramanga. For more about James Bond’s experiences on the island also see Live And Let Die: The Jamaica Version and Doctor No: a ‘holiday’ in Jamaica. James Bond’s return to Jamaica […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun soundtrack

June 30th, 2010 by

After the success of Roger Moore’s debut as James Bond in Live and Let Die, the English actor returned in 1974 to film the ninth instalment of the 007 series, The Man With The Golden Gun.  Based on Fleming’s novel – the last written before his death in 1964 – Bond heads to Asia to […]

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Golden Gun Prop Replica Announced [MI6]

June 23rd, 2010 by

Collectors of James Bond memorabilia may be interested in a 1:1 replica of the Scaramanga’s golden gun from The Man With The Golden Gun. The replica is produced by Factory Entertainment and components have been cast and machine from metal and plated in 19 ct gold. Just like the original it can be assembled and […]

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