SO DOES ENGLAND – Marking forty years of THE SPY WHO LOVED ME

7/7/77. As Bond film release dates go, the one for disco bullet The Spy Who Loved Me is perhaps the most unique for Double-O-Seven. Forty years later Roger Moore’s personal favourite of all his Bond movies is now a classic […]

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… […]

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 […]

“See reflections on the water…” – Catching Matthew Parker’s GOLDENEYE – WHERE BOND WAS BORN : IAN FLEMING’S JAMAICA

Following BBC America / Sky Atlantic’s four part Fleming drama series and aptly launching on the fiftieth anniversary of Ian Fleming’s premature death, Matthew Parker’s top-notch Goldeneye – Where Bond Was Born : Ian Fleming’s Jamaica is a timely tome […]

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 […]