Category Archives: James Bond

OBITUARY — Sean Connery dies aged 90 (October 31 2020)

“There is nothing like a challenge to bring out the best in man.” Sean Connery   October 31 2020 — Sean Connery, the sexiest man on earth and the only real James Bond in many people’s eyes, died peacefully in … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond “Die Another Day” Premiere in London (November 18 2002) How Jamaica inspired James Bond [UPDATE : “My Name is Bond. Jane Bond.”]

“I wanted the simplest, dullest, plainest-sounding name I could find, and ‘James Bond’ was much better than something more interesting, like ‘Peregrine Carruthers.’ Exotic things would happen to and around him, but he would be a neutral figure — an … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond “From Russia With Love” Premiere in London (October 10 1963) [2020]

“The film is highly immoral in every imaginable way; it is neither uplifting, instructive nor life-enhancing. Neither is it great film-making. But it sure is fun.” Richard Roud — The Guardian  (October 11 1963)     October 10 2020  — From … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond Dr. No Worldwide Premiere at the London Pavilion (October 5 1962) [2020]

“Dr. No is a dangerous mixture of violence, vulgarity, sadism and sex.” Vatican spokesperson (1962)  “James Bond is the personification of capitalist evil.” Kremlin spokesperson (1962) “Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for … Continue reading

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Obituary — James Bond Villain Michael Lonsdale [Hugo Drax] dies aged 89

“It was her [Delphine Seyrig] or nothing, and that’s why at 85 I’m still unmarried.” Le Dictionnaire de Ma Vie — 2016 Memoir “At the end of the day we are likely to be punished for our kindnesses.” RONIN (1988) … Continue reading

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James Bond Legend Turns 90 Years Old — Happy Birthday Sean Connery! (25 August 1930)

“I admit I’m being paid well, but it’s no more than I deserve. After all, I’ve been screwed more times than a hooker.” Sean Connery “You eckshpect me to talk?” “No, Mr Bond, I expect you to DIE!” Goldfinger (1964) … Continue reading

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On this Day — Remembering Ian Fleming (28 May 1908 – 12 August 1964) : Father of James Bond & Master of Disinformation

“Fleming found he had a love for espionage, and combined with his support for all things British, provided purpose to his life. But after WWII ended, he found himself at loose ends, and took a job with a newspaper. He … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond “Die Another Day” Premiere in London (November 18 2002) How Jamaica inspired James Bond [2019]

Colonel Moon: You will not live to see the day all Korea is ruled by the North. James Bond: Then you and I have something in common. James Bond — Die Another Day (2002) “Die Another Day is the wrong … Continue reading

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20 Years Ago — James Bond “The World Is Not Enough” Premiere in Los Angeles (November 8 1999)

“There’s no point living, if you can’t feel alive.” Elektra King  “Now, pay attention 007. I’ve always tried to teach you two things. First, never let them see you bleed.  (And the second?) Always have an escape plan.” Q Dr. … Continue reading

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On This Day — James Bond “From Russia With Love” Premiere in London (October 10 1963) [2019]

 “… the film is highly immoral in every imaginable way; it is neither uplifting, instructive nor life-enhancing. Neither is it great film-making. But it sure is fun.” Richard Roud — The Guardian  (October 11 1963) “Fleming found he had a love for … Continue reading

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