SPECTRE

SPECTRE second unit assistant director sues for £2.5 million

March 17th, 2018 by

Terry Madden takes legal action after being forced to retire due to injuries sustained while filming SPECTRE in Austria. Back in February 2015 we reported how second unit assistant director Terry Madden was badly injured in an accident in Sölden. Madden, 66, has worked on every Bond film since For Your Eyes Only (1981). On […]

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New details of the James Bond experience in Sölden revealed

September 19th, 2017 by

007 ELEMENTS is a new James Bond cinematic installation opening this winter built inside the summit of the Gaislachkogl Mountain in Sölden. The name 007 ELEMENTS reflects the visitor’s journey through a series of galleries, each distilling the craft of the signature elements that define a James Bond film. The installation will focus on SPECTRE, […]

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007 installation coming to Sölden this winter

July 26th, 2017 by

A new James Bond cinematic installation is coming soon to Sölden, the Austrian town where scenes from SPECTRE were shot. A unique James Bond cinematic installation will open this winter at the top of the Gaislachkogl Mountain next to the ICE Q Restaurant in Sölden. The iconic location was used in SPECTRE as the Hoffler […]

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The Brother that Bothers

February 22nd, 2017 by

Guest writer Nicolás Suszczyk revisits SPECTRE and looks at the relationship between 007 and a rebooted Blofeld. More than a year has passed since SPECTRE, the latest James Bond film, was released. To many people it was fantastic; tough to some others it was rather disappointing. Bond fans didn’t reach the consensus of – let’s […]

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Purvis & Wade talk Bond

January 25th, 2017 by

Long-time Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade talked Bond in an interview about the forthcoming BBC drama SS-GB. The pair, who first joined the Bond family with Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) and who were drafted in to address SPECTRE’s script problems, wrote the five-part mini-series based on Len Deighton’s 1976 novel. The book is […]

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Naomie Harris awarded OBE

January 2nd, 2017 by

The Miss Moneypenny actress has been recognised for her services to drama in the New Year Honours List. Naomie Harris was one of several actors recognised in the New Year Honours List announced last week. Harris, who played Eve Moneypenny in Skyfall and SPECTRE, is to be awarded an OBE for services to drama. Two […]

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Rare 007 posters in late November auction

November 7th, 2016 by

A collection of four posters featuring Sean Connery as 007 are to be auctioned later this month by Bonhams. The lot numbers for these posters are 819 (Dr No), 820 (Goldfinger), 821 (Thunderball) and 822 (From Russia With Love). The latter two are from Italy. Also up for auction are a Tom Ford suit worn […]

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Christoph Waltz unhappy with his portrayal of Blofeld

September 15th, 2016 by

Christoph Waltz was recently interviewed by German magazine Zeit-Magazin Mann. During the interview he expressed dissatisfaction with his portrayal of Blofeld. He also said he does not know if he will return in the role. “I cannot claim that I’ve really nailed Blofeld. Overall, it held water and was okay. But it wasn’t what I’ve been looking […]

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MI6 Confidential #35: Visual Effects

May 26th, 2016 by

MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating the world of James Bond 007, returns with its thirty-fifth issue. Since the early days of digital animation, computer effects have been used to enhance or replicate elements on screen that were too costly or, frankly, too implausible to produce for real. Yet, Bond films have a worthy reputation […]

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Additional music in SPECTRE

April 20th, 2016 by

One of the best scenes in SPECTRE takes place after Lucia Sciarra returns to her villa following her husband’s funeral. First we see her  shows her car arriving (around 30:56 into the film) and switching on the light in her classically decorated house. She turns on some music and pours and drink, walking through the house to the rear garden. […]

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