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    ‘From Russia With Love’ remains sans pareil

    From Russia With Love Directed by Terrence Young Written by Richard Maibaum and Johanna Harwood 1963, UK 50 years later, and with twenty-three “official” entries, From Russia With Love represents the very best of the Bond franchise. Skyfall is the closest to be considered, at best – almost equal to what was achieved in ’64 […] More

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    Best James Bond Scenes: Sean Connery Era

    The most commercially successful Bond film to date is Thunderball. The pic earned over $141 million worldwide, of which more than half was generated domestically in the U.S. The film was such a success, it was remade some 18 years later as Never Say Never Again. This is without a doubt my favourite Bond film […] More

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    Best James Bond Scenes: Sean Connery Era

    1: Dr No – Opening Title Sequence The schizophrenic title sequence introduces John Barry’s famous James Bond theme, but instead of transitioning into the now traditional pop song (which uses the title as a lyric), random portions of two calypso songs were used instead. This was also of course the first of Maurice Binder’s many […] More

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    The Death of Marilyn Monroe, The Birth of James Bond

    Editor’s Note: This article was originally published November 1, 2012.  Fifty years ago this month, Marilyn Monroe passed away from a suspected accidental drug overdose (although conspiracy geeks love to contemplate more nefarious scenarios). The commemoratives are already showing up on magazine and newspaper entertainment pages, cable channels have announced their Marilyn film fests and […] More

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    To Toronto With Love: 007 at TIFF Bell Lightbox

    [vsw id=”Z8aK9GX2BvA” source=”youtube” width=”525″ height=”345″ autoplay=”no”] Toronto – Whether you know him best as Sean Connery, Roger Moore, or Daniel Craig, we all know him as Bond; James Bond. Tall, dark, and handsome, yet devilish, armed, and dangerous, Ian Fleming’s MI6 secret agent is the definition of iconic, influential, and indelible. Starting October 26th, TIFF Bell Lightbox presents the […] More

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    Michael Gillette Art Work for the famous Bond girls

      Artist Michael Gillette created a series of images for some of the more famous Bond girls featured on the covers of Ian Fleming‘s James Bond novels released back in 2008. Made to celebrate the centenary of Ian Fleming’s birth in 2008, Gillette’s designs were an instant iconic classic. Much requested, they are now available […] More

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    Naked Lunch Radio #72-A- James Bond (Sean Connery)

    listen now Download show With 1964’s Goldfinger, the third James Bond story to reach the screen, the “Bond formula” had reached maturity. Screenwriter Richard Maibaum, a participant in the scripting of the previous two movies, Dr. No and From Russia with Love, had identified those elements of the series that audiences liked. So, for this […] More