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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 […]

Thunderball by Johnny Cash

December 13, 2014

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 Johnny Cash was a great James Bond-fan and he actually recorded a 007 theme song. He submitted his version of “Thunderball” to Eon Productions but the tune was never picked up. The producers also rejected the song “Mr Kiss Kiss Bang Bang” as they wanted a theme song with the same name as the movie […]

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 […]

“Another Time, Another Place”

December 30, 2013

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James Bond (Sean Connery) Bond is leaving Shrublands in “Thunderball“. Ms Fearing (Mollie Peters) follows him to the parked Aston Martin and she appears to be quite keen to continue their romance. “Any time, James. Any place”, she says. Bond replies: “Another time, another place”. And drives off. Not only an eloquent yet harsch reply […]

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 […]

See you later, alligator

April 13, 2013

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James Bond leaves the room in Shrublands after snogging Ms Pat Fearing, in “Thunderball“. “See you later”, he says and after shutting the the door he finishes the catchphrase with “alligator.” So it seems. Thanks to one of our readers (see commen section below) we rather think that Connery says “Irrigator” as he is looking […]

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 […]

Barcelona chairs in M’s flat

February 27, 2013

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In ”Casino Royale” James Bond breaks in to M’s home to use her computer. She walks in on him, annoyed with his arrogant cheek and a great scripted as well as directed scene follows. Both Bond and M sit in her Barcelona chairs. M’s got three (perhaps a fourth for the balance but it’s not visible on-screen) […]

The Felix Leiter actors

February 19, 2013

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This is a full list of the actos who have portrayed James Bond’s C.I.A ally and friend Felix Leiter. Jack Lord in “Dr No” (1962) Cec Linder in “Goldfinger” (1964) Rik van Nutter in “Thunderball” (1965) Norman Burton in “Diamonds are Forever” (1971) David Hedison in “Live and let Die” (1973) & “Licence to Kill” (1989) […]

Rum Collins

January 30, 2013

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In “Thunderball”, Emilio Largo and James Bond enjoy a Rum Collins when Bond visits Palmyra, home of the SPECTRE no. 2 They are served drinks by Largo’s waiter and when Largo turns to his other employees Yanni and Vargas, he offers one to the latter but… Largo: “Of course! Vargas does not drink. Does not […]

Conch Chowder

January 6, 2013

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”It just so happens that I like conch chowder,” says James Bond lunching by the pool in Coral Harbour. The film is of course ”Thunderball” and Bond has just met Domino Derval. She makes a remark about all his questions and his change of tactics is to have her taste his Conch Chowder. ”You read […]