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Black Velvet

August 29, 2013


In the very first scene of “The Man with the Golden Gun” Scaramanga gets out of the sea and sits by the water with his lady Ms Anders. Nick Nack serves him Guinness and Moet Chandon to make a “Black Velvet“. “Black Velvet”, Francisco Scaramanga’s choice of drink is simply a mixed drink stout beer […]


August 22, 2013


Seven James Bond films have been published as novelizations. They differ from the Ian Fleming novels as they are based on the movie scripts rather than Fleming’s original Bond stories. Starting in 1977 with script writer Christopher Wood’s novelization of “The Spy who loved me” and ending with the 2002 Raymond Benson’s novelization of “Die […]

The Guns of Navarone Connections

August 16, 2013


It is impossible not to be keen on the various connections the James Bond films hold to other films and film series. One such film is “The Guns of Navarone” (1961). As mentioned in the post about Melina Havelock “For yor eyes only” screenplay writers Dick Maibaum and Michael Wilson set a large portion of the film in Greece as they […]

Middle names

August 3, 2013


Precisely, what are the James Bond actors’ middle names? In fact sometimes their first names are their middle names. So be it.  Here’s the list: Thomas Sean Connery George Robert Lazenby Roger George Moore Timothy Peter Dalton Pierce Brendan Brosnan Daniel Wroughton Craig and of course… James David Graham Niven Robert Haakon Nielsen (Barry Nelson)