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  • Anthony Horowitz To Write New James Bond Novel

    10/20/2014 6:48:59 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Anthony Horowitz to write new James Bond novel inspired by original unseen Fleming material Ian Fleming Publications Ltd. and the Ian Fleming Estate are delighted to announce that bestselling and award-winning author Anthony Horowitz has been invited to write the next James Bond novel, due for worldwide release on 8th September 2015. Horowitz is one of the UK’s most successful authors and has over forty books to his name including his recent Sherlock Holmes novel, The House of Silk, and his enormously successful teen spy series featuring Alex Rider. As a TV screenwriter he created both Midsomer Murders and the...
  • Rihanna joining James Bond film? 007 franchise considering singer as Bond girl

    09/29/2014 6:15:51 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    James Bond loves the ladies, but he has never revealed his personal music preferences. Perhaps that won’t matter if Rihanna works out a deal to be the next Bond girl. The idea of the beautiful and talented singer has caught some fans by surprise, but everyone does think it would be a great idea for Rihanna to be part of the movie franchise. According to Elle Magazine on Monday, RiRi has been approached by the movie's producers for a cameo role in a James Bond movie
  • The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality (Politically Correct James Bond Through The Ages)

    09/21/2014 11:16:30 AM PDT · by DogByte6RER · 43 replies
    MovieGuide ^ | Peter Hammond
    The 007 Movie Villains Disconnect with Reality During a recent visit to the Imperial War Museum in London, as I examined the Secret Service exhibits, I could not help but notice the sharp contrast between the villains depicted in James Bond 007 films and the real enemies of the Realm. • KGB Infiltrators Although MI5 and MI6 were riddled with high level KGB infiltrators, Kim Philby, Guy Burgess, Harry Houghton, John Cairncross, George Blake, Donald Maclean, Geoffrey Prime, Anthony Blunt and Sir Roger Hollis, no 007 film has really tackled that reality. That M, at the time of the early...
  • Richard Kiel'Jaws' From James Bond Dies At 74

    09/10/2014 5:20:13 PM PDT · by lowbridge · 119 replies
    tmz ^ | september 10, 2014 | tmz staff
    Richard Kiel, who became famous for portraying the James Bond villain, Jaws ... died Wednesday afternoon at the age of 74 ... TMZ has learned. Kiel starred in dozens of movies over the span of 50 years ... though his Jaws character became his most iconic role after debuting in 1977's "The Spy Who Loved Me" alongside Roger Moore. He returned in "Moonraker" two years later.
  • Lana Del Rey Eyed to Perform New James Bond Theme Song

    08/31/2014 1:27:53 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 45 replies
    softpedia ^ | 08.28.14
    Lana Del Rey's unique vocals mean that she's being considered for a lot of movie soundtracks these days. We all remember that she sang on the soundtrack of “The Great Gatsby” starring Leonardo DiCaprio and “Maleficent” starring Angelina Jolie.
  • Bond, Bourne and the CIA – the legacy of Ian Fleming (died 50 years ago today)

    08/12/2014 8:22:58 AM PDT · by Borges · 13 replies
    BT ^ | Last updated: 11 August 2014, 17:04 BST | Chas Early
    He’s best remembered as the creator of James Bond, but before he became a successful author, Ian Fleming was a man of many parts. Something of a playboy in his younger years, he was a traveller and a linguist before he worked as a journalist and a stockbroker in the 1930s. At the outbreak of war, Ian Lancaster Fleming was commissioned as a Lieutenant Commander in the Naval Intelligence Division, and worked at the Admiralty directly under the Director of Naval Intelligence Admiral John Godfrey. It was a role he found he had remarkable aptitude for, and he was to...
  • James Bond 24 Movie Release Date Delayed?

    07/14/2014 6:43:13 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    James Bond 24 Movie Release Date Delayed? New Scribes Tapped To Rewrite Script; Cast News Include ‘Harry Potter’ Star Daniel Radcliffe As Villain. Sony Pictures is actively working on James Bond 24 movie that is reportedly scheduled with a release date on Oct. 23, 2015. However, veteran James Bond scribes Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are now tapped to rewrite John Logan's script. "Purvis and Wade have been asked to 'punch up' the script and sprinkle in more gags, emphasising the witty repartee between Daniel Craig's 007 and Naomie Harris's Miss Moneypenny, and focusing on the interplay between Bond and...
  • James Bond: Super Spy. Franchise Anchor. Icon of Masculinity

    07/03/2014 1:38:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    On the occasion of the release of my E-Book on the James Bond film series--Bond Forever: A Film Buff’s Cinematic Analysis of the James Bond Series--I thought Breitbart readers would enjoy some thoughts on our expectations of masculinity in mass media, as portrayed by James Bond, who has managed to survive a miserable trend of male feminization.
  • The evolution of 007's handguns throughout the novels

    05/20/2014 4:15:53 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 29 replies ^ | May 20, 2014 by Emery Cormier
    Since the beginning, Fleming took great care in describing every detail of James Bond, and 007 greatly reflected his own image. However many people find that his choice of firearm, the 418 Beretta, was a poor one.
  • Retro Coolness: Watch a Rare Interview with Sean Connery Talking James Bond, Circa 1964

    02/09/2014 10:36:41 AM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Here’s a 1964 video of Sean Connery being a babe and discussing his most famous role, Zed in Zardoz… wait. We mean, James Bond in Dr. No. The first film in the spy series hit the big screen in 1962, and Connery took to the camera to discuss his thoughts about the role. He seems all over the place during the interview, but praises the “refreshing” character, the color photography, and says stuff about “sexual fantasies” more than once, natch.
  • James Bond 24 & 25 Will Build on ‘Skyfall’

    01/21/2014 3:55:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 59 replies
    The fifty-year-old James Bond franchise is one of the most durable movie properties in existence, having reinvented itself with a new lead actor and new creative direction for each generation since Sean Connery originated the role in 1962′s Dr. No. Current franchise star Daniel Craig’s first outing, in 2006′s origin-story/reboot Casino Royale, was a critical and commercial success and for the first time in Bond history was followed by a direct sequel, Quantum of Solace, which was commercially successful but seen as a disappointment by many fans and critics (but not us).
  • Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond January 29th BBC America 10pm EST

    12/26/2013 9:54:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond January 29th BBC America. Four part miniseries.
  • Yes, Mr. [James] Bond, we expect you to die -- from booze [life expectancy of 56 years] [link only]

    12/13/2013 8:04:14 AM PST · by grundle · 60 replies
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  • UK: Actor Lewis Collins dies of cancer aged 67

    11/28/2013 3:21:53 AM PST · by the scotsman · 16 replies
    ITV News ^ | 28th November 2013 | ITV News
    'The Professionals star Lewis Collins has died aged 67, his agent said. The actor, who played Bodie in the crime drama alongside co-star Martin Shaw, died in Los Angeles yesterday after a five-year struggle with cancer. The Professionals was a huge hit on ITV in the late 1970s and early 1980s and made Lewis Collins a star, along with Martin Shaw with its memorable theme tune and action-packed plots. Collins's other most notable role came in 1982's Who Dares Wins, when he played a member of the SAS. He was born on Merseyside and worked as a drummer in local...
  • Yale Professor Comes Up With Theory To Explain A Fan Mystery In James Bond Flick 'Skyfall'

    11/22/2013 6:24:16 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    If you saw last year's James Bond movie "Skyfall," you may have left thinking it seemed very similar to "The Dark Knight Rises." However, one fan theory that came about was that villain Raoul Silva (Javier Bardem) may be M's (Judi Dench) son. (Remember Silva was the one who wanted revenge on M for leaving him to rot in a cell in Hong Kong.) Sound crazy?
  • William Boyd tinkers with typecast Bond in new novel "Solo"

    09/25/2013 2:24:58 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 30 replies
    Reuters ^ | Wed Sep 25, 2013 4:34pm EDT
    The women, fast cars and a glamorous London hotel set the scene for the launch of a new James Bond novel on Wednesday that sees 007 set out on a renegade mission in the pursuit of justice.
  • Ian Fleming 'was sexist, racist and sadistic': New Bond author says his book is well-written...

    09/22/2013 8:55:07 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Ian Fleming 'was sexist, racist and sadistic': New Bond author says his book is well-written... unlike the originals The author of the new James Bond book, says he deliberately wrote about women and African people 'not in a way Fleming would write them'. William Boyd, the third writer in recent years to pen a new installment to the classic spy series, said he found it difficult to read the descriptions of 'negros' and chapters entitled 'Nigger Heaven'. Boyd, who was born in Ghana in 1952 and spent his childhood travelling between Africa and his Scottish boarding school Gordonstoun, said: 'It's...
  • Ken Wallis: James Bond stunt pilot dies (Little Nellie)

    09/03/2013 6:29:23 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 09.03.13
    A 97-year-old record-breaking autogyro pilot, who flew as a James Bond stunt double, has died. Retired Wing Cdr Ken Wallis, who lived near Dereham, Norfolk, died on Sunday, his daughter confirmed. Born in Ely, his first solo flight was in 1937. Thirty years later he doubled as Sean Connery's Bond for an explosive aerial sequence in You Only Live Twice.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Deadlier Than The Male"(1967)

    08/04/2013 12:46:16 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 9 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1967 | Ralph Thomas
  • William Boyd's James Bond is all at sea

    08/28/2013 3:06:32 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 8:36PM BST 28 Aug 2013 | By Philip Hensher
    William Boyd's new James Bond novel, Solo, is based on a well-established but surely, by now, rather old-fashioned device. It is largely set in West Africa, but instead of taking place in the tumultuous societies of Cameroon, Mali or Guinea-Bissau, Boyd has invented a country. Bond arrives in the non-existent Zanzarim, in the middle of a civil war.
  • Tributes paid to Olympic opening ceremony James Bond daredevil killed in wingsuit accident

    08/15/2013 5:58:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    Mirror UK ^ | 08.15.13
    Mark Sutton stuntman: Tributes paid to Olympic opening ceremony James Bond daredevil killed in wingsuit accident Tributes have been paid to the British stuntman who parachuted into the Olympic opening ceremony dressed as James Bond after he was killed in a wingsuit accident. Former army officer Mark Sutton, 42, was wing-diving from a helicopter in the Swiss Alps yesterday when he crashed into a mountain ridge.
  • Latest James Bond novel cover revealed

    08/01/2013 10:11:01 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | 1 August 2013 Last updated at 11:38 ET
    The cover for the new James Bond novel by William Boyd has been revealed, featuring die-cut bullet holes which "hint at danger and espionage". Solo, set in 1969, features Bond as a veteran agent, whose solo mission in Africa takes an unexpected turn. The designer, Random House creative director Suzanne Dean, said she was inspired by Ian Fleming's 007 series. The audiobook edition of the novel, published in September, will be narrated by actor Dominic West.
  • Mega James Bond TV Marathon August 9th - August 12th on EPIX HD

    07/27/2013 12:17:20 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Skyfall, along with other James Bond movies will be shown on EPIX HD (US) from Friday August 9th ay 8pm EDT to Monday August 12th 5am EDT with Octopussy. The movies will be in HD and uncut. This will include the documentary "Everything or Nothing the story of 007". This is not a "James Bond is gay" thread, so please respect other people, thank you.
  • John Travolta Wants To Play Bond Villain

    07/27/2013 6:31:25 AM PDT · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 49 replies ^ | 7/26/13 | Joe Bowers
    Renowned Hollywood actor John Travolta is hoping to land a role opposite Daniel Craig in the next James Bond film as he has long fantasized himself playing a villain in the 007 franchise. The 59 year-old actor admits he is a big fan of the movie series and hopes to eventually follow in the footsteps of actors including Christopher Walken, Christopher Lee and Javier Bardem who have all previously played Bond's rogues. The Saturday Night Fever star tells Britain's Daily Telegraph, "I'd love to play a bad guy in James Bond." He adds of the films' lead actors, "I have...
  • Bond 24: 23 October 2015 UK/ 06 Nov 2014 US

    07/11/2013 5:41:55 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    It was announced today that Bond 24 will be released 23 October 2015 in the United Kingdom and 6 November 2015 in the US.
  • Pierce Brosnan devastated after daughter Charlotte, 42, loses battle with ovarian cancer

    07/01/2013 6:55:06 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 37 replies
    Daily Mail UK ^ | PUBLISHED: 18:10 EST, 1 July 2013 | UPDATED: 20:38 EST, 1 July 2013
    Actor Pierce Brosnan is devastated after his daughter Charlotte died, aged just 42. The mother-of-two died after a three year battle with ovarian cancer - the same disease which killed her mother Cassandra 22 years ago - at her London home on Friday. Pierce, who has been filming a spy thriller, November Man, in Eastern Europe, last night said: ‘On June 28 my darling daughter Charlotte Emily passed on to eternal life, having succumbed to ovarian cancer. She was surrounded by her husband Alex, children Isabella and Lucas and brothers Christopher and Sean.
  • Career of lyricist Don Black to be celebrated at the Royal Festival Hall (Happy 75th today)

    06/21/2013 11:31:47 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 2 replies
    The stage UK ^ | 06/21/13
    Don Black will reflect on 50 years working as a lyricist as part of a special event that will see his back catalogue of work performed by the BBC Concert Orchestra. A Life in Song – Lyrics by Don Black will take place at the Royal Festival Hall on October 3, hosted by Michael Grade. At the event, Black will talk on stage with Grade about his life, the inspiration for his songs and the composers he has worked with. Guest artists, yet to be announced, will perform his songs accompanied by the BBC Concert Orchestra. The concert will also...
  • Sam Mendes Back In The Picture To Direct Next James Bond Film

    05/28/2013 3:41:56 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    EXCLUSIVE: Sony Pictures and MGM have started talks for Sam Mendes to return and direct Daniel Craig in the next installment of the James Bond franchise. Mendes helmed the last installment, Skyfall, an audience-pleasing film that grossed over $1.1 billion worldwide to become the biggest Bond film and the eighth-highest-grossing film of all time. John Logan is writing the next film.
  • Chris Nolan approached to direct next ‘James Bond’ film

    05/17/2013 12:42:08 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    James Bond may be getting The Dark Knight treatment, as the trilogy’s director, Chris Nolan, has reportedly been approached to direct the next 007 movie. Reports are in that Christopher Nolan has been approached to direct the next Bond film. It’s definitely in the early stages, but Nolan has been in “informal talks” with the representatives of James Bond pictures, Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson. After Sam Mendes, director of Skyfall, decided not to return to shoot Bond 24, the studio started going down their short list of directors to continue the franchise.
  • James Bond Studio to Open 1st US Facility in Ga.

    05/02/2013 5:22:52 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 9 replies
    Big Hollywood ^ | 4.29.13 | By CHRISTINA A. CASSIDY
    The British film studio that's home to the James Bond movie franchise announced plans Monday for its first U.S. film production facility, at a site near Atlanta. The large-scale film complex will be called Pinewood Atlanta, and Pinewood will manage the facility under an agreement with a group of private investors. Plans call for the studio to be developed on 288 acres south of Atlanta in Fayette County and initially include at least five soundstages as well as production offices.
  • James Bond's Solo mission: William Boyd reveals new book title

    04/15/2013 8:15:38 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 12 replies
    William Boyd announced on Monday that the title of his forthcoming James Bond sequel will be Solo – reflecting the 45-year-old spy's decision to go off piste on an unauthorised mission.
  • Pierce Brosnan Backs First Black James Bond [Why Not P-Diddy?]

    04/13/2013 8:28:26 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 86 replies
    Telegraph (U.K.) ^ | James Lachno
    Pierce Brosnan Backs First Black James Bond Former 007 Pierce Brosnan says black British actor Colin Salmon would make an "outstanding" James Bond, but there is no rush to replace Daniel Craig. The first black Bond?: British actor Colin Salmon By James Lachno 13 Apr 2013 Pierce Brosnan has suggested that Colin Salmon would be his pick to become the first black James Bond. The Irish actor, 59, who is about to appear in a Danish romantic comedy called Love Is All You Need, was asked who might replace current 007 Daniel Craig in the film franchise. He said: "I've...
  • Casino Royale: 60 years old today

    04/13/2013 6:19:12 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Sixty years ago, the first 5000 copies of a novel by a new author were printed. The novel was Casino Royale by Ian Fleming, published April 13, 1953. When he took the part of Dr No in the first James Bond film, Joseph Wiseman had no inkling that the franchise would become such a success. As he admitted in 1992, he thought he’d signed up for "another Grade-B Charlie Chan mystery". How wrong. Last November, 50 years after the premiere of Dr No, the 23rd Bond film was released, directed by Oscar-winner Sam Mendes, co-written by Oscar-nominated John Logan and...
  • Sixty years of James Bond's Casino Royale - in pictures

    04/12/2013 4:39:21 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 16 replies
    It's 60 years since Ian Fleming published his first James Bond novel, Casino Royale. His greatest fan, Mike VanBlaricum, examines how six decades of cover artists have fulfilled their mission to identify 007 on book shelves around the world.
  • Bond 24: Live And Let Die Remake With Idris Elba?

    04/03/2013 7:07:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Whatculture ^ | March 27th, 2013
    Names have already been thrown around regarding who might be replacing Daniel Craig as James Bond when his tenure eventually comes to an end – though that appears to be some way off – and one of those constantly brought up is Idris Elba, most famous for his fantastic performance as super-smart gangster Stringer Bell on The Wire. It has already been confirmed that Elba met with producer Barbara Brocolli to talk about taking on a Bond role, though perhaps not the one you’re thinking of.
  • Skyfall Heavily Edited by Chinese Government Censors

    04/03/2013 12:37:40 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    Scenes are altered in James Bond's Skyfall to make the film acceptable for Chinese authorites.according to reports, some of its scenes have been censored and altered to make it acceptable to the Chinese authorities. One scene that has been been completely culled takes place in Shanghai, when a French hitman (played by Ola Rapace) is shown shooting a Chinese security guard in the elevator lobby of a skyscraper before preparing for an assassination. In another scene, filmed in a casino in the Chinese territory of Macau, Daniel Craig’s Bond is talking to a hostess, Severine (Berenice Marlohe), about whether her...
  • James Bond will return! Daniel Craig will be back on screens 'by 2016' reveals studio

    03/21/2013 7:05:56 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 64 replies
    It has just enjoyed one of the most successful installments of its 50 year run. So it will come as no surprise to fans that studio bosses have confirmed a 24th James Bond movie will hit cinemas within the next three years. Daniel Craig, 45, will pull on his tuxedo once again, as he has already signed up to appear as the secret agent in two more films.
  • Guy Ritchie Favourite To Direct Next James Bond Film Following Sam Mendes Exit

    03/07/2013 6:27:42 PM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Guy Ritchie is the most likely contender to direct the next James Bond film, according to bookmakers William Hill. It was announced this week that despite overwhelming success at the box office, Skyfall director Sam Mendes will not be returning to make the next film, the 24th in the series leading to widespread speculation about who should direct next.
  • When Ian Fleming picked my grandfather to steal Nazi secrets

    03/06/2013 9:52:51 AM PST · by the scotsman · 7 replies
    BBC News ^ | 6th March 2013 | Justin Rowlatt
    'When naval intelligence officer Ian Fleming set up a secret commando unit during World War II, among those handpicked for duty was Theo Ionides - my grandfather. His band of real-life James Bonds helped change the course of the war.'
  • Skyfall failed at the Oscars because it is ridiculous and overhyped and..

    02/25/2013 10:55:27 AM PST · by Perdogg · 36 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | By Dan Hodges
    On Saturday evening I sat down to watch Skyfall, which has just been released on DVD. And I did so with a little bit of patriotic pride in my heart. Here was a British film, with a true British hero, to give those swaggering Yank blockbusters a run for their money. OK, it may have been snubbed by "The Academy", I thought, but we all know why. • WARNING: if you haven't seen Skyfall, this piece contains some spoilers
  • Next James Bond mission due in September (Novel NOT movie)

    02/21/2013 2:15:44 PM PST · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    BBC ^ | 18 February 2013 Last updated at 11:28 ET
    A new James Bond novel will be released in September, written by Booker Prize nominee William Boyd, the estate of Ian Fleming has announced. The title is being kept under wraps, but publishers Jonathan Cape say the book will feature a slightly older 007, in keeping with the latest film. Boyd has also said his 1960s-set story will mark a return to "classic Bond". He is the third author in recent years to be invited by the Ian Fleming estate to write an official Bond novel.
  • Pierce Brosnan may be "no-show" at James Bond 50th anniversary reunion at Oscars...

    02/11/2013 11:56:32 AM PST · by SilvieWaldorfMD · 54 replies ^ | 2/11/13
    There's supposed to be some epic Bonding at the Oscars -- the buzz is ... all 6 actors who have played James Bond may appear on stage. But now we're hearing one of them may be a no-show, and shockingly ... it could be Pierce Brosnan. Brosnan confessed yesterday in Malibu, "Well, they'll be missing one." It's unclear, but his tone and body language seems to suggest he is the one that wants no part of it. Who woulda thunk -- Sean Connery was our bet for the holdout.
  • ‘Distasteful and one Bond girl couldn’t act’: 007 writer Sebastian Faulks pans latest film

    01/27/2013 1:12:32 PM PST · by Perdogg · 27 replies
    Skyfall, the latest James Bond blockbuster that grossed more than US$1 billion in ten weeks, has been lambasted by author Sebastian Faulks. Faulks, who was commissioned by the estate of Bond creator Ian Fleming to write a Bond novel, described the film as 'pretty distasteful', criticised some of the acting and said the film's attempts to show a sensitive side to the spy hero had failed.
  • James Bond is a 'massive boozer' who has been portrayed as a cartoon character in films..

    12/12/2012 4:22:58 PM PST · by Perdogg · 20 replies
    James Bond was far from the suave, English gent portrayed in the 007 films, but rather a more troubled, heavy-drinking character, the new Bond author claims. William Boyd, the novelist famed for 'Any Human Heart', and responsible for coming up with the next Bond novel in the Ian Fleming series, said that Bond's true character, until now, had been underplayed.
  • Bonding Fifty Years Later

    12/08/2012 5:08:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies ^ | December 8, 2012 | Bill O'Reilly
    If you really want to understand the vast changes that have occurred in America over the past 50 years, all you have to do is watch James Bond. Back in 1962, the first Bond movie, "Dr. No," was released, catapulting Sean Connery to international stardom. Even President Kennedy expressed admiration for Ian Fleming's fictional British secret agent. Connery's Bond was ultra-suave but amazingly politically incorrect. The guy smoked constantly, drank, gambled and womanized without remorse. He was a rogue and couldn't care less what anyone thought. He was also brutal, liberally exercising his license to kill in the cause...
  • Skyfall Makes History as U.K.'s Highest Grossing Movie

    12/05/2012 6:42:27 PM PST · by Perdogg · 21 replies
    James Bond is doing okay for a spy celebrating his 50th anniversary. Skyfall, the latest flick in the popular spy series, beat out James Cameron’s Avatar to become the U.K.’s top grossing film of all time, Variety reports. Skyfall’s U.K./Ireland sales recently hit $151.9 million after 40 days in theaters versus Avatar’s lifetime gross of $151.5 million.
  • The James Bond Chronicles: Best of the 007 Franchise

    12/03/2012 5:29:23 AM PST · by Perdogg · 31 replies
    Breitbart ^ | by Lawrence Meyers
    So here we are at last, three years after I began reviewing the James Bond series, and it’s time to announce my choices for the best elements of the entire series. You have to hand it to the Broccoli family and all involved. Bond has endured over 24 films across 50 years, six actors, the bankruptcy of its home studio, battles over rights, changes in technology and culture, and the very nature of the action film.
  • Rare James Bond manuscript with Ian Fleming notes to fetch Ł80,000 ($129,000)

    11/30/2012 7:05:20 PM PST · by Perdogg · 7 replies
    The Diamonds Are Forever script features Fleming's alterations on almost every page and was prepared by his secretary Ulrica Knowles, a real-life Miss Moneypenny. A first edition of Fleming's completed novel, with a note from the author to Knowles, is also going under the hammer alongside the manuscript. The original text includes name changes for some of the key characters in the plot, which tells the story of a diamond smuggling scheme involving American gangsters. The villain Dolly Kidd was originally called Boofy Gore, after Arthur 'Boofy' Gore, who in reality was a close friend of the famed author.
  • Super-villainy - What can James Bond's nemeses teach us?

    11/28/2012 6:18:49 AM PST · by Perdogg · 15 replies
    WHICH Bond villain had the most reasonable plan to get rich? Via Tyler Cowen, I see that New York Magazine asked Jean-Jacques Dethier, a senior economist at the World Bank, to evaluate some of the diabolical plots from the films. He covered the schemes of Auric Goldfinger, Dr Kananga, Max Zorin, Alec Trevelyan, Elliot Carver, Elektra King, Le Chiffre, and Dominic Greene. While an important contribution to the literature (the critique of Mr Trevelyan's plan is particularly astute), his analysis left out quite a few moneymaking ventures from the rest of the Bond canon. In an effort to fill that...
  • James Bond: heroic spy or womanizing killer?

    11/26/2012 8:06:12 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 27 replies
    Renew America ^ | 11-25-12 | Matt C. Abbott
    Yes, there are far more pressing matters in the world than the escapades of the fictional 007, but, hey, if the Vatican's official newspaper can devote five articles to the latest James Bond flick, I don't feel too guilty devoting one measly column to it. I've always had an aversion to the James Bond character, and I suppose it has more to do with the fact that he's a glorified womanizing/fornicating spy who will kill at the drop of a hat versus a chaste spy who will "merely injure" at the drop of a hat. To me, the Bond movies'...