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July 29, 2013


You know the “Moonraker” scene: Bond is being attacked while riding a gondola in Venice. His gondoleer is killed by the knife-throwing coffin bloke who soon enough gets it as Bond simply throws back one of mister-coffin-who-really-belongs-in-a-60’s-batman-episode. Then a chase commences, as it turns out Bond’s gondola is probably slightly modified by Q branch.As Bond […]

Chrome the parrot

July 22, 2013


If you haven’t got “The Making of the The Living Daylights” by Charles Helfenstein, you simply must get a hold of a copy. Words cannot describe its brilliance. It’ll surely be a source reference of future posts here on “007 Under the Mango Tree“. For instance, in this fine book we can read about Chrome […]

20 pieces of OHMSS Trivia, part 1

July 9, 2013


1) It is the second and so far the last time, that the producers’ names are included in text in the Gunbarrel sequence: Albert R. Broccoli & Harry Saltzman. The first film being “Dr No“. 2) “You only live twice” (1967) and “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969) were filmed in the wrong order if […]