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13. October 2012 15:43
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James Bond soars in early "Skyfall" reviews

13. October 2012 15:43 by m | 0 Comments

(Reuters) - James Bond is back and better than ever, according to early reviews on Friday, as the latest movie featuring Britain's smooth-talking, martini-drinking super-spy soared with critics and audiences after an advance screening in London. [More]

13. October 2012 15:09
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Bond is Great Britain

13. October 2012 15:09 by m | 0 Comments

James Bond's latest mission is to lure tourists to UK. To coincide with celebrations for the 50th anniversary of James Bond 007 and the release of the 23rd Bond film, SkyfallSkyfall, James Bond is starring in a new tourism advert to encourage fans to head to Britain for their next holiday. [More]

12. October 2012 13:09
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The James Bond Archives

12. October 2012 13:09 by m | 0 Comments

To celebrate 50 years of this innovative franchise, EON Productions opened their archives of photos, designs, storyboards, and production materials to editor Paul Duncan, who spent two years researching over one million images and 100 filing cabinets of documentation. The result is the most complete account of the making of the series, covering every James Bond film ever made... [More]

5. October 2012 18:14
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The Man with the Golden Gun Shoots Blanks

5. October 2012 18:14 by m | 0 Comments

Rumor has it that James Bond is back. Or, at least a reasonable facsimile there of has returned
It's mostly a rumor.
Sorry about that.
Recognize that line? It's a running gag that was used on the 1960's television show GET SMART, right? Well. MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN, the ninth James Bond movie, bears more kinship with Don Adam's Maxwell Smart than it does with lan Fleming's James Bond, except that the comedy timing and lead character are more likeable in GET SMART. That wasn't a blank shot that was just fired, folks. But somebody is off target. Something has gone wrong with the James Bond films, and that something is not the prophecy that so many magazine movie cuties projected in the late 1960's, as each successive James Bond film was released. A general conjecture was made that the character was ancient: a relic left over from an era that had passed; that audiences wouldn't buy the suave, gentleman secret agent mythology any longer. The critics were wrong. The audience is still buying the films, albeit at an increased ticket rate for admission into the theater; but once there, they don't come near receiving for their money the kind of entertainment they did... [More]

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