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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Those Magnificent 007 Men in Their Flying, Driving & Diving Machines – CATCHING ‘BOND IN MOTION’

“I’ve had some optional extras installed” Aston Martin V8, The Living Daylights (1987) From the opening shot of the opening Bond movie Dr. No (1962) where three “blind” assassins trundle on a mission of murder across traffic before cowering in […]