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 […]

AND THE BOND PLAYED ON – Reviewing SOME KIND OF HERO

Clearly taking Ken Adam’s gargantuan volcano sets as its inspiration, Some Kind of Hero – The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films is a mammoth tome. And just like Adam’s famous Bond design work, this new work is redolent of effort, savvy […]

PLAY IT AGAIN SAM – Mendes returning for ‘Bond 24’

Sam Mendes returning to the Bond fold is great news. Not because Skyfall was the most successful Bond movie, the most successful British movie ever, won two Oscars and a few high profile gongs. It is not even because it […]

“When you were young and your heart was an open book…”

Eon Productions Live and Let Die celebrates its fortieth anniversary this week (it opened in the States on June 27th 1973, and a week or so later in the UK). It has been a linchpin of the series and the […]