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007 and the Oscars *Spectre update*

February 29, 2016

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This is a full list of the James Bond films wins and nominations at the Academy Awards, better known as the Oscars. As of yet there are five wins and another eleven nominations plus the Thalberg Memorial Award honouring Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli.  Updated!  Sam Smith and Jimmy Napes has won the Oscar for Best Song with “The Writing’s on […]

“Happiest in the saddle”- Bond rides a horse

September 15, 2015

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You’d might wonder in which movies Bond rides a horse. Here’s the list. They are mainly Roger Moores (rather his stuntman). On her Majesty’s secret service (1969) The Spy who loved me (actually a camel) (1977) Moonraker (1979) Octopussy (1983) A View to a Kill (1985) The Living Daylights (1989) Never Say Never Again (1983)

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 […]

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 […]

The Guns of Navarone Connections

August 16, 2013

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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

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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)

Tritsch-Tratsch-Polka

July 29, 2013

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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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Jaws’ mother calls him Zbigniew

February 2, 2013

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The steel-teethed Jaws of “The Spy who loved me” and “Moonraker” is undeniably the most popular and widely known henchman of the James Bond films. His popularity was correctly predicted so that he survived his first 007 outing and went on turn good in his second. Actor Richard Kiel will always be best remembered for his portrayal […]

Hugo Drax

December 4, 2012

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The surname of “Moonraker” villain Drax probably has two origins. One is the British Admiral with the quadruple-barrelled name: Sir Reginald Plunkett-Ernie-Erle-Drax. Bond author Ian Fleming went to school with him. His many names (including first names Reginald Aylmer Ranfurly) and titles have allegedly inspired characters in PG Wodehouse novels. In real life Sir Reginald […]

Vassar

December 3, 2012

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In “Moonraker” when she hits the Drax space crew member, Bond asks his heroine CIA/NASA employee Dr Holly Goodhead: ”Where did you learn to fight like that? NASA?” ”No, Vassar,” she replies. Vassar College is a well-known private, academic institution and liberal arts college in the United States, located in Poughkeepsie, New York. Formed as […]

The Magnificent Seven

December 2, 2012

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Roger Moore’s James Bond rides a horse, wearing a poncho and a hat, in Brazil arriving to the Monastary of her Majesty’s Secret Service. The film is “Moonraker” but the music played is “The Magnificent Seven” (1960, dir. John Sturges, although a remake from the even more brilliant “The Seven Samurais” by Akira Korusawa).The legendary […]