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What Lupe’s reading: “The Price of Power”

July 16, 2015

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Lupe Lamora (Talisa Soto) is seen with a book in hand when she greets Bond in villain Sanchez amazing mansion. The film is “Licence to Kill” and Bond has been captured by Sanchez’s men after the raided the Hong Kong agents house where Bond was held. There is a lobby card motif of Lupe actually […]

Lavrentiy Beria

July 13, 2015

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“It was a Beria operation in Stalin’s time.” There is much to be learned about the actual organisation of Soviet Intelligence and how it has been depicted in the Bond films. The KGB, SMERSH and its operation of Smiert Spionam – “Death to Spies”. One of the men instrumental in the terror of the Soviet […]

“To the victor go the spoils”

July 9, 2015

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What has a 19th century New York Senator to do with James Bond? Well, I’ll tell you. There is a quote from Bond villain Alec Trevelyan (Sean Bean) or Janus in “GoldenEye” when he is trying demonstrate his power to Natalya (Izabella Scorupco) on the train. He says “To the victor go the spoils” as he thinks […]