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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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    ‘Thunderball’ – the first Bond film that understood that it’s not about the story it’s about the character

      Thunderball Directed by Terrence Young Written by John Hopkins and Richard Maibaum 1965, UK Being a relative novice to the James Bond canon, I have never grown accustomed to the many  colorful details that have leaked from the Bond films into popular culture. Thunderball, as I discovered, is the home to many of the […] 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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    James Bond by the Numbers

    Public confession time: I am a bit of a geek. I obsess over punctuation and fuss over math. In fact, in the part of my job that pays the bills (because acting as Festival Director for the YoungCuts Film Festival is more a labor of love) I just celebrated the 2 year anniversary of a […] 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