Sean Connery

Thunderball at 50: an appreciation

December 9th, 2015 by

1965 was a turning point for James Bond. As well as seeing the publication of Ian Fleming’s last full-length novel, it also saw the self proclaimed “biggest Bond of all” hit the big screen. And in between the publication of The Man With The Golden Gun in April and the release of Thunderball in December, as Bondmania was reaching its […]

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Bringing Goldfinger to the big screen

September 9th, 2014 by

After the success of Dr No and From Russia With Love came Goldfinger, with a new director, a budget equal to the first two films combined, and a plot significantly improved from the novel. Here we look at how Goldfinger was brought to the big screen. After the success of the first two films, Terence […]

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Classic James Bond Returns to the Big Screen in Glasgow

September 7th, 2014 by

The Glasgow Film Theatre will bring Sean Connery back to the big screen in his iconic role of James Bond with a showing of From Russia With Love on Wednesday 10th September at 17:30. Dr. Melvyn Stokes, a noted film historian, will introduce the film and lead a discussion about 1960’s cinema following the showing. […]

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50 years of Goldfinger

September 2nd, 2014 by

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Goldfinger, the most iconic Bond film and still often used as a benchmark for the series. To celebrate the film’s half centenary The James Bond Dossier is dedicating September to a series of articles about the third 007 adventure. The third 007 outing premiered in at the Odeon Leicester Square […]

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A reader’s story: an introduction to 007

August 19th, 2014 by

James Bond means many things to many people and each has our own unique experience of Bond. Last week we looked at Paul’s story of how he was inspired to upgrade his wardrobe and lifestyle by 007, that many can relate to. Recently I received an email relating the story of how another reader was […]

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Update your summer wardrobe with 3 style tips from James Bond

July 9th, 2014 by

The arrival of July finds many of us counting down the days to our summer holidays and so in this article we look at some simple ways to update your summer wardrobe with some 007-style panache.

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Classic Bond films picked for Great Digital Film Festival

January 13th, 2014 by

Two classic Bond films are being showcased in the Great Digital Film Festival, a week long presentation across Canadian cinemas scheduled between 31st January and 6th February this year. George Lazenby’s single outing as 007, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, will be shown on 4th February, as will Sean Connery’s fourth Bond film, Thunderball. All […]

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Sunspel’s Thunderball swimming trunks

May 15th, 2013 by

January 2014 Note: The swimming shorts identified as being in Thunderball discussed in this article later turned out to be no such thing, despite appearing in the Designing 007 exhibition. In two of the three Daniel Craig Bond movies James Bond has appeared in brief scenes clad in nothing but swim shorts, but going back to […]

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Impact of the Thunderball plagiarism case

April 10th, 2013 by

Just a few days prior to the publication of Thunderball Ian Fleming received the shock news that Kevin McClory and Jack Whittingham sought an injunction preventing publication. McClory had read an advance copy of the novel in March 1961 and was infuriated to see that Fleming had based the story on a screenplay written by […]

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No well dressed man should be without one: the Thunderball Jetpack

March 29th, 2012 by

The world loves Bond but it can be argued that we love his gadgets slightly more. Over the years, movie goers have been thrilled by dozens of impressive gadgets and there are very few of these that are as memorable or as well loved as the Bell-Textron Jet pack. The Bell-Textron Jet pack – or […]

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