Thunderball

Specialist Barcelona cinema showing 007 retrospective in May

May 1st, 2015 by

A specialist cinema in Barcelona will be showing a six-film 007 retrospective in May shown in 35mm or projected digitally in 4K depending on the film and shown in English. Phenomena describes itself as “The Ultimate Cinematic Experience” and specialises in showing films from the 70s, 80s and 90s, although movies from other eras are also shown. […]

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Dismissing the James Bond code name theory

February 18th, 2015 by

Eoghan Lyng takes a look at why the theory held by some fans that “James Bond” is just a code name used by a number of different agents over the years just doesn’t hold water. Image: from cover art of Bond 50 22 film Blu-Ray box set, available from Amazon UK and Amazon.com. Some people have too much […]

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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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Unproduced Thunderball script auctioned for £16K at Bonhams

December 20th, 2013 by

A first draft shooting script for an unproduced version of Thunderball sold for £10,000, while a leather bound copy of the final version went under the hammer for £16,250 at an auction of entertainment memorabilia run by Bonhams this week. Lots 95 to 117 were all Bond related and other rare items included a Dr No […]

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Bonhams to auction original Thunderball screenplays in December

November 21st, 2013 by

Knightsbridge auction house Bonhams is to run a sale of entertainment memorabilia on December 18th that includes a number of lots related to James Bond. Of particular interest to many collectors will be the original screenplays for Thunderball written by Jack Whittingham, the rights of which Danjaq/MGM has recently obtained from the heirs of Kevin […]

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Thunderball rights go to Danjaq/MGM after 50 year dispute

November 16th, 2013 by

After half a century of legal wrangling and bad blood, it was announced yesterday that the rights to Thunderball, which were in the hands of the relatives of Kevin McClory since his death in 2006, will revert to MGM and Danjaq. The announcement was made in a press release: Los Angeles, CA (November 15, 2013) […]

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James Bond holiday locations #12 – The Bahamas

July 25th, 2013 by

Sean Connery so much loved The Bahamas when filming Thunderball that he decided to move there and still has a house at Lyford Cay. The territory, which until 1973 was part of the British Empire, is comprised of 700 islands of varying sizes and most of them uninhabited, spread over 650 miles from the east […]

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Thunderball watch auctioned for £104,000

June 27th, 2013 by

The modified Breitling watch worn by Sean Connery in Thunderball that recently emerged after being lost for decades was sold at auction yesterday for £104,000, smashing the estimate of up to £60,000. The watch, supposedly modified by Q-branch to include a Geiger counter, was adapted by the film’s art department and was the only example […]

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‘Warhead’ script to be auctioned at Christie’s tonight

June 26th, 2013 by

A copy of the screenplay for Kevin McClory’s second proposed Thunderball remake (the first was Never Say Never Again) is being auctioned this evening at Christie’s in London. According to MI6 another copy sold in 2008 for £46,850, although the estimate for this one is just £1,000 to £1,500. Unfortunately it is not clear whether […]

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