Category Archives: James Bond

On This Day — James Bond “Die Another Day” Premiere in London (November 18 2002) How Jamaica inspired James Bond [2020]

“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 “The World Is Not Enough” Premiere in Los Angeles (November 8 1999) [2020]

“There’s no point living, if you can’t feel alive.” Elektra King November 8 2020 — The World Is Not Enough is the nineteenth James Bond movie and the third to star Pierce Brosnan. Its world premiere was November 8 1999 … Continue reading

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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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