You Only Live Twice

Anniversary of You Only Live Twice publication in UK [1964]

March 16th, 2019 by

Ian Fleming’s 12th James Bond book, You Only Live Twice, was first published in the UK on 16th March 1964 by Jonathan Cape. Following the murder of Tracy shortly after their marriage, James Bond is sent to Japan on what M believes will be a straightforward assignment. However, there he discovers his arch-nemesis, Ernst Stavro […]

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Birthday of 007 editor and director Peter Hunt [1925]

March 11th, 2019 by

The editor of the early James Bond films and director of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Peterf Hunt, was born on 11th March 1925 in London. Hunt was editor on the first four Bond films and introduced a fast paced style that helps lend a unique style to the series. On You Only Live Twice he directed […]

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Anniversary of Lewis Gilbert’s death [2018]

February 23rd, 2019 by

Lewis Gilbert, who directed Sean Connery in You Only Live Twice (1967) and two Roger Moore films, died in Monaco on 23rd February 2018 at the age of 97. When Gilbert returned to the series he essentially remade the fifth Bond film twice, with The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)and Moonraker (1979).

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Birthday of You Only Live Twice actress Karin Dor [1938]

February 22nd, 2019 by

German actress Karin Dor, who played Helga Brandt in You Only Live Twice, was born in Wiesbaden on 22nd February 1938.

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Anniversary of Donald Pleasence’s death [1995]

February 2nd, 2019 by

Donald Pleasence, who played Ernst Stavro Blofeld in You Only Live Twice (1967), died in France on 2nd February 1995 at the age of 75.

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Birthay of Leslie Bricusse [1931]

January 29th, 2019 by

Leslie Bricusse, who wrote the lyrics for the theme song for You Only Live Twice (1967), was born on 29th January 1931 in London. The song was performed by Nancy Sinatra with music by John Barry.

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Birthday of Mie Hama from You Only Live Twice [1943]

November 20th, 2018 by

Mie Hama, who played Kissy Suzuki in You Only Live Twice was born in Tokyo on 20th November 1943.

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Birthday of Teru Shimada from You Only Live Twice [1905]

November 17th, 2018 by

Teru Shimada, who played Mr Osato in You Only Live Twice was born in Mito, Japan on 17th November 1905.

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Birthday of cinematographer Freddie Young [1902]

October 9th, 2018 by

Freddie Young, who was responsible for the cinematography on You Only Live Twice, was born on 9th October 1902 in London. Young was the first British cinematographer to film in CinemaScope, and as well as his work on 007 he worn the cinematography Oscar three times for Lawrence of Arabia (1962), Doctor Zhivago (1965) and Ryan’s Daughter, […]

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Death of actor George Baker [2011]

October 7th, 2018 by

George Baker, who appeared in three James Bond films, died on 7th October 2011. Baker was uncredited in You Only Live Twice as a NASA engineer, but in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service played Sir Hilary Bray, and then Captain Benson in The Spy Who Loved Me. Baker also dubbed George Lazenby’s voice in the scenes […]

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