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“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 […]

The Downton Abbey connections

November 15, 2014

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I take it that you all are watching Downton Abbey. What are the apparent connections between Bond and Downton? Julian Fellowes, the creator and screenplay writer of Downton, is also an actor and played the Defence Minister in Tomorrow Never Dies. Hugh Bonneville, playing the patriarch of Downton, is one of the crew members of […]

Bond/Ladies age difference

July 27, 2014

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This is a list of the age difference beteende Bond and the Bond girl, approx. It has been calculated like this: Formula: X (Bond girl actress birth year) – Y (Bond actor birth year) Roger Moore might have youthful looks but is often old enough to be the father of his leading lady. The only […]

20 pieces of GoldenEye Trivia, part 1

December 31, 2013

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1)  “GoldenEye” is the name of Ian Fleming’s Jamaica house. 2) There is another film called “Goldeneye“. It was a 1989 TV movie about the secret life of Ian Fleming. Charles Dance, also known as a “For your eyes only” henchman, starred as Ian Fleming. 3) When released in 1995 it was the first Bond […]

The Bill Tanners

December 22, 2013

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This is the full list of actors who have portrayed one of Bond’s best friends, Secret Service Chief of Staff Bill Tanner. Michael Goodliffe as the Chief of staff in “The Man with the Golden Gun” James Villiers as Tanner, M’s replacement in “For your eyes only” Michael Kitchen as Bill Tanner in “GoldenEye” and […]

Novelizations

August 22, 2013

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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 […]

Middle names

August 3, 2013

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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)

First lines of the James Bond actors

June 20, 2013

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“I admire your courage, Miss…” Sean Connery, “Dr No” (1962) “Good morning! My name´s Bond. James Bond. Miss erm… ?” George Lazenby, “On her Majesty’s Secret Service” (1969) “Not married, by any chance, are you?” Roger Moore, “Live and let die” (1973) “I need to use your phone. She’ll call you back. Exercise control, 007 here. I’ll […]

The Moneypenny actresses

June 11, 2013

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This is a full list of the actors who have portrayed Miss Moneypenny Lois Maxwell 1962-1985 Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You only live twice On Her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds are Forever Live and let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy who loved me Moonraker For your eyes only […]

Manticore

June 5, 2013

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The yacht in “GoldenEye” (1995) where vicious femme fatale Onatopp and her Canadian Admiral Ferrell reside is called “Manticore“.  The ship’s real name is Northern Cross, at the time a $15 million yacht, then owned by Finnish business man Jorma Lillbacka of company Finn-Power. It has a crew of eight. Top speed is 28 knots. Range: […]

James Bond Release dates: UK, USA and Sweden

April 29, 2013

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When realising that my wife’s birthday is on the same date of the Swedish premiere of “Dr No”: 29 April, I just had to put together a list like this. So, here we go. All Bond release dates in United Kingdom, United States of America and my native Sweden. Mind you that the American ones […]

The M actors

April 2, 2013

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So, which actors have portrayed M? Here is the full list. Bernard Lee 1962-1979 Dr No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You only live twice On her Majesty’s Secret Service Diamonds are Forever Live and let die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy who loved me Moonraker Robert Brown 1983-1989 Octopussy A […]

Stand by your man (Strangling a cat)

December 15, 2012

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The entertainment of Valentin Zukovsky’s bar in ”GoldenEye” is unintentionally amusing as it contains the paradox of Russian Country & Western singers. In the mid-1990’s it is the symbol of a new era of Russian society. No censorship and now embracing the popular culture of the former cold war enemy. And the old KGB agent […]