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“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) […]

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 […]

Who’s Who of Knives in Backs

January 22, 2014

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When Silva dropped dead after getting an old-fashioned knife in his back in “Skyfall“, it wasn’t the first time someone expired like that.  I hope this is a full list. Let me know if anyone is missing. Victim first, perpetrator second Ali Kerim Bey – Donald Grant “From Russia with Love” Dikko Henderson – Random […]

When Bond yelled like Tarzan

December 27, 2013

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Surely one of the worst gags of the series: James Bond being chased by Kamal Kahn’s posse swings himself along the vines and yells like Tarzan. Come on! Comic relief yes, but if “Octopussy” would be anymore relieved the film would let loose from the reel. The Tarzan yell has a great page on Wikipedia, actually so there’s […]

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)

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 […]

Chemnitz, better known as Karl-Marx-Stadt

February 16, 2013

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”Well, l have to go to a circus in Karl-Marx-Stadt”, says Roger Moore’s James Bond in ”Octopussy.” Now, did you ever look at a map of Germany and thought ”I wonder where that Karl Marx Stadt is?” Well, if you had a map printed later that 1990 or just finger-scrolling your smartphone you simply wouldn’t […]

Bond’s Aliases

December 10, 2012

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Sometimes 007 has to use aliases, another identity during his missions. Sometimes they are just made up identities and sometimes he’s impersonating someone else in the film This is a list of the two types. Aliases David Somerset (with wife Caroline) in “From Russia with Love” Mr Fisher in “You only live twice” Taro Torodoki […]