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Obsessive: Who Me?

Here’s a few snapshots of my James Bond paperbacks (there’s a few hardbacks at the end of the row). Believe it or not there are quite a few gaps in the collection, mostly American editions and I am missing a few of the Triad Panther / Granada girls on guns series. These days it’s hard [...]

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You Only Live Twice (1967)

Director: Lewis Gilbert Starring: Sean Connery, Akiko Wakabayashi, Donald Pleasance, Karin Dor, Mie Hama, Charles Gray, Bernard Lee, Desmond Llewelyn, Lois Maxwell. Music: John Barry Title song: performed by Nancy Sinatra Loosely based on the novel by Ian Fleming After the passing of Ken Wallis last week (on September 1st), I thought it was fitting, [...]

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Rogue Royale

For those interested in the history of the James Bond movies, and what may have been, Jeremy Duns (author of the Paul Dark trilogy and Dead Drop) has expanded an article he wrote for The Sunday Telegraph and released it as an eBook. In the mid-Sixties, the James Bond films became a global phenomenon as [...]

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Skyfall – Pretitle Sequence

Skyfall was released on DVD and Bluray in Australia, just a few weeks ago, and naturally in that time I have had an opportunity to watch it a few times. And I have to say, it is one of the most enjoyable of all Bond films. But films and books are very different things – [...]

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From Hong Kong With Love

From Hong Kong With Love (Original Title: Bon Baisers De Hong Kong) is a film I have been trying to track down for years. It is naturally enough, a Bond spoof, and it features Bernard Lee and Lois Maxwell (which makes it an interesting curio for Bond fans). I have never found an English version [...]

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OHMSS: Astor Theatre (w/ George Lazenby)

George Lazenby: Astor Theatre, Melbourne Australia (13th October 2012) On Saturday night, the Astor Theatre, in Melbourne had a rare screening of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, the sixth James Bond film. As it is one of the few Bond movies that I had never seen on the big screen (I still haven’t seen Diamonds [...]

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Liner Notes: Jason Whiton

Everyone loves movie music, don’t they? That fusion of images and sound can create true cinema magic regardless of genre. Maybe you’re old school, and love the swelling, bombastic scores of Max Steiner and Wolfgang Maria Korngold – or perhaps you’re a rocker and have King Creole or The Girl Can’t Help It constantly on [...]

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Liner Notes: Vic Flick

Everyone loves movie music, don’t they? That fusion of images and sound can create true cinema magic regardless of genre. Maybe you’re old school, and love the swelling, bombastic scores of Max Steiner and Wolfgang Maria Korngold – or perhaps you’re a rocker and have King Creole or The Girl Can’t Help It constantly on [...]

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Role of Honour

Author: John Gardner Publisher: Jonathan Cape Published: 1984 Recently I have been re-reading some of John Gardner’s James Bond novels, and although they have been rather flawed, I have still enjoyed them. That is till now. As a teenager, I remember enjoying Role of Honour, but upon this reading I found it to be extremely [...]

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Licence to Kill (1989)

Country: United Kingdom Director: John Glen Starring: Timothy Dalton, Robert Davi, Talisa Soto, Carey Lowell, Anthony Zerbe, Wayne Newton, Benicio Del Toro, Robert Brown as M, Desmond Llewellyn as Q, Caroline Bliss as Moneypenny Music: Michael Kamen Main title song: ‘Licence To Kill’ performed by Gladys Knight End title song: ‘If I Ask You To’ [...]

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