Category Archives: Fleming

Rest in peace my childhood spy…

  “Whoever said never meet your heroes had clearly never had mine as theirs” – Mark O’Connell, The Guardian Remembering Roger – my bedroom wall Bond, screen hero, sartorial sage, raconteurial inspiration, wedding [telegram] crasher and the kindest, best 007… […]

BOND, BECOMING BOND – Catching George Lazenby’s second 007 movie

Who needs white dots and a John Barry guitar overture? “In 1969, a poor Australian car mechanic who had never acted a day in his life landed the role of James Bond” is nearly as enticing as any gunbarrel opener […]

BECOMING BOND – a unique new documentary looks at the other fellow, George Lazenby

“Is it a good story?” “It depends if you like those kind of stories.”  Becoming Bond promises a unique documentary narrative look at the very stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, an Australian car mechanic, come model who eventually landed the role […]

THE 007th MAN FOR THE JOB

As they say in Rome – hold on the white smoke for now. Despite what red top tabloids, movie newz sites and lazy broadsheets clamouring after the same clickbait are suggesting, there is no real need for a new Bond speculation […]

SUITED AND BRUTED – Bond costume queen Jany Temime helps mark BOND IN MOTION’s second anniversary

Ever since its March 2014 launch, the London Film Museum and EON Production’s Bond In Motion exhibition has coyly gone up a gear or four. As well as being one of the world’s best public collections of Bond vehicles, planes, […]

“When you got a job to do, you gotta do it well” – REMEMBERING GEORGE MARTIN’S BOND LEGACY

George Martin was the first composer and music producer to suggest that the Bond movie sound could re-cast, that it could survive without John Barry and that the 007 sound had a lot more to offer younger audiences and their […]