PENS MIGHTIER THAN SWORDS – Reviewing BOND BY DESIGN – THE ART OF THE JAMES BOND FILMS

With a growing archive of at least 15,000 illustrations, famed Bond creative hub EON Productions has collated a celebratory [and of course timely] coffee table look at 53 years of 007 design. Written by EON’s Archive Director Meg Simmonds, Bond […]

Catching TRIGGER MORTIS at its London launch

“It was that moment in the day when the world has had enough” Trigger Mortis The race date was Monday September 7th 2015. The starting grid was London’s Waterstones Piccadilly. The grandstand was flanked by Ian Fleming Publications, Orion Books, Fleming […]

The film with the Midas Touch – GOLDFINGER @ 50

  A Sunday in March, 1964 Auric Goldfinger’s Ford Country Squire station wagon motors its charge along Main Street on a Sunday afternoon, passing the Embassy Picturehouse and pulling up dutifully at the lights. Its Mustang poppy-red and faux wooden […]

Catching GOLDFINGER throughout the world on its golden jubilee

Following on from fiftieth anniversary screenings in Nottingham, Adelaide, Calgary, the Florida Film Festival, Edinburgh’s famed Cameo Cinema, at the Egyptian in Hollywood and Norway already in 2014, many other global cinema-spots are getting out the gold paint to mark the golden anniversary of the classic 007 […]

Catching FLEMING – Sky Atlantic & BBC America’s new Bond genesis drama reviewed

“Everything I write has a precedent in truth” – Ian Fleming   More men have played Ian Fleming on-screen than have portrayed his key creation James Bond 007. At least nine in total. Charles Dance (Goldeneye, 1989), Leo Fenn and […]