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The World Is Not Enough – The Most Travelled James Bond

November 2, 2015

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The latest James Bond film SPECTRE sees oo7 visit some incredible locations, including Mexico City and Altaussee, Austria. However, James Bond has always been an international traveller, his adventures taking him to the farthest corners of the planet (and occasionally off it) all in the name of saving the world. But just how far has oo7 […]

TIME TO SAVE THE WORLD AGAIN? – The wristwatches of James Bond

September 7, 2015

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Omega recently announced the release of their new Spectre Seamaster 300m – which follows up on the Seamaster Aqua Terra that was announced earlier in the year – both of which will adorn Daniel Craig’s wrist in the upcoming James Bond film, SPECTRE. Interestingly, both the Aqua Terra and the Spectre Seamaster have a decidedly retro […]

BOND AND BEYOND: Sir Sean Connery at 85

August 25, 2015

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Today is Sir Sean Connery's 85th birthday, and to celebrate, I thought I'd take a look back at Connery's relationship with James Bond, the character that made him famous.

BOND GIRLS ARE FOREVER – Seven Bond Girls To Host UNICEF Charity Event In Oslo

July 27, 2015

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It’s rare that I get excited about a Bond themed event, but this is somewhat of an exception. On August 20, seven of the most beautiful and glamorous James Bond ladies will be in Oslo for one unforgettable event entitled ‘BOND GIRLS ARE FOREVER’. The former Bond Girls will bring their classic charm and glamour […]

Top Ten Alpha Males of 1970s Cinema

November 27, 2013

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I’ve been watching a fair bit of 70s cinema of late, and one thing that has struck me is the marked difference between the leading men of that time compared to the leading men of today. Male film stars in the 70s were far more masculine, their characters far less in touch with their emotions […]

JAMES BOND, 007 – 50th ANNIVERSARY: TOP 10 BOND MOMENTS

January 24, 2013

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What with being caught up with all the splendid events surrounding the 50th Anniversary of the James Bond film franchise, I completely forgot to post this. So, although the 50th anniversary was last year, let’s just put that aside and celebrate my top ten moments from the last 50 years where Bond has shown that nobody […]

PROMETHEUS: A MODERN FRANKENSTIEN – Why Ridley Scott’s Magnum Opus is a flawed masterpiece

July 12, 2012

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Ridley Scott’s Prometheus – the long-awaited pseudo-sequel to his 1977 seminal sci-fi/horror film – is finally out and, frankly, has left many people scratching their heads. Perhaps one of the reasons for this confusion is that sequels generally answer questions raised by the films they purportedly predate (the Star Wars prequels are a prime example) […]

A GALAXY FAR, FAR AWAY – Ralph McQuarrie, Star Wars’ Conceptual Artist Passes Away.

March 4, 2012

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It is fairly safe to say that there have been few films that have made such a cultural impact upon their release as Star Wars.There are literally millions of people of a certain age for whom Star Wars wasn’t just a film; it was their fairytale, their playtime fantasy and the steady stream of water […]

The Readjustment Bureau – Philip K. Dick’s contribution to cinema.

October 30, 2011

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A few days ago, the estate of Philip K. Dick started legal proceedings against Media Rights Capital over a dispute in payments resulting from the Matt Damon movie The Adjustment Bureau. According to the Trust, despite the numerous agreements made and the Trust’s every assistance in getting the film made, MRC are now denying they are […]

The story of The Philadelphia Story.

July 13, 2011

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When they discover my passion for film, people often ask me which is my favourite. This is, of course, an impossible question to answer, however, seeing as I am so regularly asked, I decided it would be a good idea to think of one. So now I always answer that it is The Philadelphia Story, […]

Casino Royale – How Daniel Craig’s Bond triumphed over expectations.

June 2, 2011

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When Pierce Brosnan took over the role of James Bond in 1995, some said it was a role he was destined to play. Tall, dark and handsome, he’d even been married to a former Bond girl, Cassandra Harris, who sadly passed away in 1991. After Cubby Broccoli met Brosnan on the set of For Your […]

The James Bond Lifestyle – James Bond’s apartment.

March 8, 2011

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When it comes to the production design on the James Bond films, we’ve been truly spoilt. No other film series can truly claim the lavish and inventive sets associated with the Bond films. We’ve seen hollowed-out volcanoes transformed into rocket bases. We’ve seen supertankers transform into a submarine pen. We’ve seen the towers of gold bars […]