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  • Heart patient Sean Connery refuses to give up red wine

    10/11/2009 6:49:48 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 81 replies · 3,552+ views
    The Thailand ^ | October 11th, 2009
    Veteran actor Sean Connery has refused to give up his favourite red wine even after been diagnosed with a heart condition. The former James Bond star has been warned to stop drinking alcohol by medics but he refuses to give up, as he believes it is good for his health. “I do drink red wine because of my friend David Murray, who owns two French wine estates. He showed me the evidence that it was good for the health,” the Daily Express quoted him as telling Wine Spectator magazine. “I favour Merlots from Chile for their value and I keep...
  • In Pictures: James Bond's Classic Cars

    03/22/2014 10:33:47 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 13 replies
    This Aston Martin DB5 is one of more than 50 vehicles on display at the exhibition in Covent Garden. It featured in the 1995 Bond film Goldeneye in which Pierce Brosnan made his debut in spectacular style in an exhilarating car chase involving this car and villain Xenia Onatopp's Ferrari F355. Picture: Lewis Whyld
  • Putin is a Riot

    03/20/2014 10:45:04 AM PDT · by Ari Bussel · 8 replies
    Israel Monitor ^ | March 18, 2014 | Norma Zager
    Praise the Lord and Pass the Putin By Norma Zager There is a rumor that a big Hollywood producer has approached Putin to do his own Reality Show. Why? Because Putin makes good TV. He is easily the most entertaining Russian leader since Khrushchev, who blustered and beat his shoes on desks. What a kick to watch. So what is it about Putin that makes him so much fun? After all, the moron in North Korea is an ignoramus and has definitely replaced Tattoo as the short funny guy on that Fantasy Island he inhabits. Yet, he still has the...
  • Mozart Bond

    03/18/2014 11:26:07 AM PDT · by EveningStar · 8 replies
    YouTube ^ | April 19, 2007 | iBand IguJoo
    Mozart Bond
  • A brief word on James Bond and martinis

    12/15/2013 9:05:22 PM PST · by chessplayer · 55 replies
    Finishing up the weekend, the fun crushing nanny state has come up with a new target. James Bond. And why? Because he drinks too much.
  • 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
    USA Today (link only)
    link only: http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/12/12/james-bond-drinking-bmj/4002179/
  • Elon Musk to make James Bond submarine car a reality

    10/19/2013 6:31:26 AM PDT · by Pan_Yan · 12 replies
    CNN Money ^ | October 18, 2013: 7:55 AM ET | Peter Valdes-Dapena
    What does a man capable of building electric cars and space launch vehicles need? Perhaps a submarine car once driven by James Bond. When the car-turned-submarine from the 007 classic "The Spy Who Loved Me" was sold at auction in September for nearly a million dollars, the identity of the buyer was kept secret, as it usually is in collector car auctions. Thursday night, a Tesla Motors spokeswoman confirmed that the submarine, modeled after a Lotus sports car, had been bought by Tesla (TSLA) CEO Elon Musk. Musk plans to take the movie prop and turn it into an actual...
  • 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
  • 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
    Starpulse.com ^ | 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...
  • 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.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Call Me Bwana"(1963)

    05/05/2013 11:24:18 AM PDT · by ReformationFan · 20 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1963 | Gordon Douglas
  • 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...
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Everything Wrong With Skyfall In 4 Minutes Or Less

    03/14/2013 2:04:45 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 51 replies
    YouTube ^ | CinemaSins
    Everything Wrong With Skyfall In 4 Minutes Or Less
  • 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
  • Double-O-Who? Jon Pertwee's secret life as a wartime agent

    02/23/2013 8:15:48 PM PST · by the scotsman · 12 replies
    Daily Mail ^ | 24th February 2013 | Marc Horne
    'He was best known for battling the Daleks as one of the best-loved Doctor Whos. But now it has been revealed that Jon Pertwee was a real-life secret agent years before he donned the Time Lord’s cape. The actor, who died in 1996 aged 76, was a senior intelligence agent during the Second World War and reported directly to Winston Churchill. He was also recommended for another role by James Bond creator Ian Fleming – and proved to be an expert in using a range of 007-like gadgets, including a smoking pipe that fired bullets and handkerchiefs containing secret maps....
  • 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
    TMZ.com ^ | 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.
  • Skyfall heavily edited by Chinese Government censors

    01/21/2013 3:56:15 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 2 replies
    Daily Telegraph (UK) ^ | 10:14AM GMT 21 Jan 2013 | (Telegraph Staff)
    Record-breaking James Bond film Skyfall opens today in China, but 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. … It is not uncommon for imported films to open in China with potentially politically or culturally controversial scenes edited out. Men in Black 3, Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World’s...
  • Bonding Fifty Years Later

    12/08/2012 5:08:19 AM PST · by Kaslin · 22 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | 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...
  • Nobody does it badder : The secret behind James Bond’s success (he’s totally inept)

    12/07/2012 7:49:02 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    New York Post ^ | 12/07/2012 | STEPHEN LYNCH
    “Skyfall” has been praised as the best James Bond film ever, with a stunning 92% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes, and more than $800 million in global ticket sales. It is also the pinnacle example, after 50 years and 23 films, of why James Bond is the most inept hero in the history of cinema. This is apparent from his first film, 1962’s “Dr. No.” Captured trying to infiltrate the villain’s island lair, Bond is bafflingly left alive. Dr. No claims it’s because 007 may be the only man to appreciate his cunning scheme, though even after the classic “you...
  • 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'...
  • Every James Bond Opening Scene — Ranked

    11/18/2012 9:06:38 PM PST · by EveningStar · 14 replies
    Time ^ | November 9, 2012 | Tim Morrison
    They've got all the guns, girls and gadgets as the rest of the movie, condensed into one handy, adrenalin-charged package. Here's every 007 opening sequence, from worst to best.
  • The James Bond Chronicles: 'Skyfall'

    11/18/2012 2:33:01 PM PST · by Perdogg · 26 replies
    Despite a strong first half and some great character material, "Skyfall" craters thanks to a boring second half, lackluster villain, and plot holes galore.
  • Movie for a Sunday afternoon: "Octopussy" (1983)

    11/18/2012 12:18:19 PM PST · by ReformationFan · 2 replies
    You Tube ^ | 1983 | John Glen
    The fact that there's currently a new James Bond movie showing in the theaters prompts the pick for this week's feature. Nostalgia for a time period when we had far superior leaders(Reagan and Mrs. Thatcher, of course) on both sides of the Atlantic helps prompt this pick as well. The current 007 film "Skyfall" is good but OP has a high sense of old-fashioned fun that's lately been absent from the series. Plus, it's got a Soviet villain who wants to nuke a U.S. military base in West Germany to trigger World War III(great plot device).
  • Obit (Skyfall)

    11/18/2012 7:06:30 AM PST · by Perdogg · 86 replies
    Below the fold is my review of Skyfall. There are no spoilers.
  • 'Skyfall' Lands Biggest Box-Office Opening In Bond-Movie History

    11/12/2012 11:45:55 PM PST · by L.A.Justice · 27 replies
    MTV.COM ^ | 11/12/12 | Ryan J. Downey
    "Skyfall" landed with the biggest opening for a Bond movie ever, shaking (but not stirring) up $87.8 million at the domestic box office. The third entry in the series to feature Daniel Craig as 007 had already earned close to $300 million overseas before it hit North American theaters, and with no other films daring to go against it in wide release, the success of "Skyfall" was as assured as James Bond's skills with weapons and women.
  • Vatican lauds 'human' James Bond, 'licence to cry'

    10/31/2012 11:43:18 AM PDT · by Perdogg · 14 replies
    Telegraph UK ^ | 10.31.12
    His womanising and predilection for gunning down Britain's enemies may not make him the most Godly of characters, but L'Osservatore Romano devoted an entire page and five articles in praise of the British spy in its Wednesday edition. As the new Bond film Skyfall opened in Italian cinemas, the Vatican paper of record said it was one of the best of the 23 Bond films that have been made since the franchise began 50 years ago. The paper stopped short of proclaiming 007 a Catholic hero, as it did with Homer Simpson two years ago, but it did laud the...
  • Born again Bond: In the new film 007 dies then comes miraculously back to life.

    10/14/2012 10:05:25 PM PDT · by dennisw · 20 replies
    To countless men like me who are still schoolboys at heart — and to countless women for whom Daniel Craig’s craggy good looks are cinematic catnip — the universally ecstatic reviews of the new James Bond film make almost shamefully pleasurable reading. After 50 years, in which the movies have often descended to abject self-parody, Bond is a hero who should, by rights, have long ago shuffled off to the retirement home. Instead, as Mail film critic Christopher Tookey wrote in later editions of Saturday’s paper, the new 007 adventure, Skyfall, is ‘one of the finest of all time’.
  • Skyfall, James Bond, Review

    10/13/2012 9:35:17 PM PDT · by Vince Ferrer · 57 replies
    The Telegraph ^ | Oct 12, 2012 | Robbie Collin
    When is a Bond film not a Bond film? It’s a question likely to prey on the minds of the very many cinema goers who will see this 23rd official 007 adventure. Skyfall shakes together familiar elements of the Ian Fleming canon – the cars, the guns, the exotic locales with the dames to match – into a blistering comic book escapade that the old Bond, and one suspects Fleming too, would find altogether alien.
  • Okay, here it is! The James Bond opinion survey you're wanting!

    10/07/2012 2:24:33 PM PDT · by righttackle44 · 60 replies
    The James Bond Franchise . . . | 10/7/12 | Jim
    I know you've been waiting for someone to ask this. Who, of the 66 bond girls so far (three girls x 22 films)should James Bond have married and settled down with? With all due respect to Tracy--Countessa Teresa Di Vicenzo, "Tracy Draco", Bond's beloved deceased wife, played by Diana Rigg--and the un-named Kissy Suzuki, played by Mie Hama--who should be the real Mrs. Bond? And I'm not talking about considering the acting ability of the actress playing the part, or your personal hate for her. And you need not name only one--nothing unseemly implied here. I know some of you...
  • Every James Bond Movie, Ranked From Worst to Best

    10/05/2012 7:36:37 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 104 replies
    eOnline ^ | 10/04/2012 | by John Whalen
    The James Bond film franchise turns 50 today, so we're celebrating something called Global James Bond Day. And if you don't, the studio bosses will evaporate the world's oceans with lasers from space.Really and clearly, Global James Bond Day is all about promoting Skyfall, the 23rd 007 film, which opens next month.So where will Daniel Craig's latest stack up against the previous Bond films? Will it be better than the excellent Casino Royale? More cringe-worthy than Moonraker?To help you assess the looming threat of Global James Bond Day, we present our list of 22 the previous Bond films, ranked from worst to...
  • Harry the Spy: The Secret Pre-History of a James Bond Producer

    09/24/2012 3:38:10 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 8 replies
    September 18, 2012 | David Kemp
    he title sequence to every James Bond movie from Dr. No to Live and Let Die begins with the credit “Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli present.” Over time, Broccoli, who died in 1996 and was known as Cubby, has come to be the more famous Bond producer. But it was Saltzman who, in 1961, originally secured the Bond-movie option from 007’s creator, the novelist Ian Fleming. The Canadian-born Saltzman was a curious choice for Fleming to do a deal with—a respected but (prior to Bond) small-time producer best known for low-budget, black-and-white film adaptations of the John Osborne plays...
  • Historian reveals the Second World War hero who inspired the creation of James Bond

    09/23/2012 9:43:19 PM PDT · by ruralvoter · 14 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 9/23/12 | Jasper Copping
    He’s the dashing secret agent who surrounded himself with women, ruthlessly despatched his enemies and had a series of swashbuckling adventures. It is not James Bond but a real Second World War hero who has now been identified as the inspiration behind Ian Fleming’s fictional creation. A new biography of Wing Commander Forest “Tommy” Yeo-Thomas, one of Britain’s greatest secret agents of the war, claims the writer based the character of 007 on the spy and recreated many of his real life experiences in his novels. Yeo-Thomas, who was known by the code name White Rabbit, was parachuted into occupied...
  • Spies, Enigma machine and James Bond's creator

    08/19/2012 8:15:22 AM PDT · by Squawk 8888 · 22 replies
    Edmonton Journal ^ | August 18, 2012 | Kathryn Greenaway
    Date: Aug. 19, 1942 Time: 5 a.m. Location: A stone beach on the northern coast of France. Operation: More than 6,000 Allied forces infantrymen attempt to penetrate a German stronghold. Outcome: Unmitigated disaster. Less than six hours later, 60 per cent of the infantrymen were dead, injured and/or captured; 907 Canadians died. Why the Allied forces allowed the poorly planned Dieppe Raid to move forward has been a mystery for decades - until now. Montreal historian David O'Keefe has solved the mystery and, in the process, has rewritten a defining moment in military history. O'Keefe, a military historian by profession,...
  • New 'Skyfall' trailer: What's the verdict?

    07/31/2012 4:13:52 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 26 replies
    CNN ^ | 7/31/2012 | None Listed
    <p>With Daniel Craig's big entrance as James Bond at the Olympic opening ceremony last Friday, the full trailer for November's Bond film, "Skyfall," arrived right on time.</p> <p>Movie critics and fans were buzzing Tuesday as the two-and-a-half minute clip revealed more of the plot, plus a blond Javier Bardem as the villain Silva and Ben Whishaw as Q.</p>
  • The Queen joins James Bond for the most amazing opening ceremony ever

    07/27/2012 2:32:18 PM PDT · by JennysCool · 33 replies
    The sun ^ | 7/27/12 | Derek Brown
    HER Majesty the Queen joined James Bond to take part in the most spectacular Olympic opening ever staged. In an incredible opening by director Danny Boyle Secret Agent 007 was seen arriving at Buckingham Palace to meet the Queen. He whisks her off in a helicopter before they both appeared to parachute into the London stadium. At the exact moment they reached the ground, Her Majesty appeared in the stadium to a standing ovation. It was a masterclass in storytelling by Oscar-winning director Boyle who trumped the event in Beijing four years ago with his history lesson of Britain.
  • The suicide forest of Japan: Mount Fuji beauty spot where up to 100 bodies are found every year

    04/10/2012 8:12:05 PM PDT · by Morgana · 13 replies
    Mail Online ^ | 4/10/2012 | Lyle Brennan
    The Aokigahara Forest is a lonely place to die. So dense is the vegetation at the foot of Japan's Mount Fuji, it is all too easy to disappear among the evergreens and never be seen again. Each year the authorities remove as many as 100 bodies found hanging at the country's suicide hotspot - but others can lie undiscovered for years. Exactly why so many choose to end their lives in the forest remains something of a mystery, though it has been suggested that the first among them were inspired by a novel set there. Azusa Hayano has studied and...
  • Robot Quadrotors Perform James Bond Theme

    03/02/2012 9:12:57 PM PST · by bigbob · 4 replies
    Youtube ^ | 2-28-12 | U of Penn
    Flying robot quadrotors perform the James Bond Theme by playing various instruments including the keyboard, drums and maracas, a cymbal, and the debut of an adapted guitar built from a couch frame. The quadrotors play this "couch guitar" by flying over guitar strings stretched across a couch frame; plucking the strings with a stiff wire attached to the base of the quadrotor. A special microphone attached to the frame records the notes made by the "couch guitar". 1:40 video at the link
  • James Bond Press Conference Confirms ‘Skyfall’ Is Finally Coming, With a New Bond Girl

    11/03/2011 3:35:01 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 30 replies
    Yahoo Movies ^ | 11-3-2011 | Will Leitch
    This morning in London, Sony Pictures had a big press conference about the next James Bond movie, the one that has been rumored and delayed and speculated about for months upon years.
  • Sir Roger Moore turns 84 years old today

    10/13/2011 10:33:48 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 29 replies
    www.klast.net ^ | 10-14-2011
    Roger George Moore was born in Stockwell, south London on October 14, 1927, the son of a policeman.
  • Happy 72nd Birthday to George Lazenby

    09/05/2011 1:28:53 PM PDT · by ReformationFan · 14 replies
    www.klast.net ^ | Sept. 5, 2011
    George Robert Lazenby was born on September 5, 1939 in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia.
  • Sunday afternoon thread: Who played the best James Bond and what is your favorite 007 movie?

    08/14/2011 12:56:24 PM PDT · by GeorgiaDawg32 · 157 replies · 1+ views
    Me | 8/14/11 | GeorgiaDawg32
    Sittin here waitin for the race to start, (doesn't look good) and started thinking about all the different actors who played 007. Question, who, in your opinion, played the best Bond and what was his best movie?
  • Daniel Craig: Bond 23 Script Is Better Than Casino Royale

    08/01/2011 8:06:27 PM PDT · by Perdogg · 23 replies
    gigwise.com ^ | 07.28.11
    James Bond actor Daniel Craig has recently admitted he believes the script for the latest Bond film is far better than Casino Royale. The Cowboys & Aliens actor said he was excited to reunite with Road to Perdition director Sam Mendes for the upcoming Bond 23, where he will be reprising his role as secret agent James Bond. During an interview, the actor told Cowboys & Aliens director Jon Favreau: "I think it's a great choice because Sam has a fervour and energy to really direct a Bond movie, with a capital B."
  • Casino Royale (1954): First James Bond screen adaptation

    07/23/2011 4:04:27 PM PDT · by EveningStar · 18 replies
    various | July 23, 2011
    The first screen adaptation of a James Bond book was telecast on October 21, 1954 on the anthology series, Climax!. Barry Nelson played CIA agent Jimmy Bond. Wikipedia article IMDb article Casino Royale (1954) The Curious Legacy of Casino Royale In spite of the YouTube titles, this was shown in 1954, not 1953. You may have to crank up the volume a bit: Part 1 Part 2 Part 3 Part 4 Part 5 Part 6
  • Japan's 'James Bond' volcano erupts again

    02/02/2011 8:17:24 AM PST · by fightinJAG · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Feb. 2, 2011 | Kyung Lah,
    Tokyo (CNN) -- Japan's Mount Shinmoe erupted again on Wednesday, spewing more lava, smoke and ash through the area, the country's meteorological agency said. The volcano erupted twice on Wednesday, at 5:25 a.m. and 10:47 a.m., Japan's Meteorological Agency said. Since January 26 when it broke its decades-long slumber, the volcano has erupted seven times, the agency said. For many outside Japan, Mount Shinmoe is known for its role in the 1967 James Bond movie "You Only Live Twice," where it served as the lair for the villain, Ernst Blofeld. In the nearby town of Takaharu, ash blanketed cars, houses...
  • Movie composer John Barry dies at 77

    01/31/2011 6:49:38 AM PST · by fabjr60 · 34 replies
    World Entertainment News Networt ^ | January 31, 2011 | World Entertainment News Networt
    Oscar-winning composer John Barry, the man behind many of the iconic James Bond theme tunes, has died at the age of 77.
  • Spy Author John Le Carré No Fan of James Bond: I 'Dislike' Ian Fleming's 'Neo-Fascistic' 00

    08/23/2010 5:03:05 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 45 replies
    New York Daily News ^ | Monday, August 23rd 2010 | MICHAEL SHERIDAN
    It's still spy author vs. spy. Famed espionage writer John Le Carré remains no fan of James Bond, the martini-loving super spy created by Ian Fleming. "I dislike Bond. I'm not sure that Bond is a spy," the "Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy" author said in 1966, during a BBC interview that will be re-broadcast next week. Today, the 78-year-old Le Carré told the Radio Times that while he may have been harsh 40 years ago, he's still not sure Bond is much of a spy. "At the root of Bond there was something neo-fascistic and totally materialist," said Le Carré,...
  • Uranus may have Melting and Resolidifying Diamond Oceans

    01/19/2010 6:54:40 AM PST · by rface · 68 replies · 1,635+ views
    Discovery News ^ | Jan 2010 | Eric Bland
    Oceans of liquid diamond, filled with solid diamond icebergs, could be floating on Neptune and Uranus, according to a recent article in the journal Nature Physics. The research, based on first detailed measurements of the melting point of diamond, found diamond behaves like water during freezing and melting, with solid forms floating atop liquid forms. The surprising revelation gives scientists a new understanding about diamonds and some of the most distant planets in our solar system..