FROM PINEWOOD WITH LOVE – celebrating 80 years of movie majesty

From London Melody to Film Stars Don’t Die In Liverpool, Pinewood Studios has now been home to British cinema production for eighty years. The moments of cinema that a plot of land in Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire can lay claim to are […]

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 […]

Catching SPECTRE – discussing Bond, his new mission, Vodka Martinis and SPECTRE monorails

“SPECTRE is a nod to the Connery cat-stroking years” Talking Bond, SPECTRE, Vodka Martinis and villain’s monorails on Five News… “SPECTRE goes right back to the heart of Bond” And taking things with a twist of lemon and a spin […]

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 […]