The Man With The Golden Gun

Golden Gun actor Soon-Tek Oh dies aged 85

April 12th, 2018 by

Over the weekend we received the sad news that Soon-Tek Oh, who played Lieutenant Hip in The Man With The Golden Gun, died in Los Angeles on 4th April. He was 85. The actor, who was credited in The Man With The Golden Gun as Soon-Taik Oh, was a Korean-American actor best known for the voice […]

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The Man With The Golden Gun typescript corrected by Ian Fleming now available to buy

October 31st, 2017 by

The Man With The Golden Gun typescript

A unique typescript of The Man With The Golden Gun corrected by Ian Fleming is available from Jonkers Rare Books. According to the listing on Jonkers’ website: 182 numbered pages of typed foolscap, five further preliminary pages and a single sheet of suggested (later adopted) corrections by Kingsley Amis, all bound in a cloth folder. […]

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Remembering Sir Roger Moore

May 24th, 2017 by

Sir Roger Moore

It was one hot Saturday afternoon in August 1975 when I got my first taste of James Bond on the big screen. The Man With The Golden Gun had been released in December the previous year, but this was my first opportunity to see it. Hard as it is to imagine today, it took months […]

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Man With The Golden Gun stunt coordinator dies

May 11th, 2017 by

It was recently announced that Jay Milligan, stunt coordinator on The Man With The Golden Gun, died on 20th March. News of his death filtered in via a tribute video from the Erie County Fair, where he produced various derbies. Milligan was raised in South Buffalo as an adopted child. Early on he developed a deep passion […]

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Sheriff JW Pepper actor Clifton James dies aged 96

April 18th, 2017 by

Over the Easter weekend we learnt the sad news of Clifton James’ death, the actor who played Sheriff JW Pepper in Roger Moore’s first two Bond movies.  He first appeared as Louisiana Sheriff JW Pepper in Live And Let Die (1973), when 007 outwits him and his men in a speedboat chase. The character proved to be […]

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Director Guy Hamilton dies aged 93

April 21st, 2016 by

Today we learnt of the sad news that Guy Hamilton, who directed Goldfinger and three other James Bond films, died yesterday at the age of 93. Hamilton was born in Paris on 16 September 1922, where his English parents were living. His first exposure to the film industry came in 1938 when he was the clapper […]

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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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Fleming, Bond and Belly-Lick

January 27th, 2015 by

The Man With The Golden Gun finds James Bond in Beirut on the trail of Scaramanga after MI6 is unable to pin the murder of 002 on the highly paid hitman; as Miss Moneypenny tells 007, “they never found the bullet”. There Bond learns from Saida, a belly dancer, that after his colleague was shot in the neck she removed the bullet from […]

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Roger Moore: The Spy Who We Loved

November 21st, 2014 by

Two men were among the few to play cinema’s most iconic spy. Two men broke unimaginable box office records. Both of these became pop culture icons, one of the sixties, one of the seventies. But where Sean Connery would forever be lauded as the epitome of British Cool and the perennial favourite of Timothy Dalton, […]

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James Bond: The world’s most famous Secret Agent

April 15th, 2014 by

A secret agent? You wouldn’t think so from some of the films, when Bond’s name and reputation appear to be widely known. So, just how did 007 become the world’s most famous secret agent? The first chapter of Casino Royale is titled The Secret Agent and, in introducing the world to James Bond, Ian Fleming explains the […]

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