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Bond's Walther PPK goes digital: A civilized gun updated

Bond on Film It's the details that embellish James Bond's character: the martini, the Aston Martin, the Walther PPK. A bit of a handbag gun really ... but there's no point telling people We’re talking about an individual from a certain social background, somebody who possesses a deliberate and definite sense of choice and taste. But …

Better luck next time Blofeld! Five Bond plot myths busted

Bond on Film Keep it simple – if only the villains of James Bond had learned that lesson in Evil Medical School. All too often, though, the Ernst Stavro Blofelds and Karl Strombergs of 007’s world succumb to their maniacal tendencies and plot ridiculously complicated plans to off Bond or take over the world, where a simple bullet or well- …
Underwater battle in Thunderball, choreographed by Ricou Browning

James Bond doesn't do CGI: Inside 007's amazing real-world action

Bond on Film The Aston Martin; a martini, shaken not stirred; the Walther PPK; cool one-liners. These are the four elements of the James Bond films that have become established in our collective psyche as trademarks of Ian Fleming’s secret agent. But there’s something else that’s also become a Bond trademark, and transformed what could …
Gavin Clarke, 25 Oct 2012

Why James Bond's Aston Martin Top Trumps the rest

Bond on Film What car should James Bond really drive? It's a hotly disputed question. Our man on film is closely associated with the Aston Martin, the DB5 initially and DBS V12 of late. Clearly the producers of recent Bond outings hope to identify their character with the spirit of an earlier time regarded as iconic and special. And they …
John Oates, 19 Oct 2012
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Craig, Connery or ... Dalton? Vote now for the ultimate James Bond

Poll Last week, Reg reader movie buffs voted Ernst Stavro Blofeld as the vilest Bond villain - and the sinister cat-stroking nutter certainly deserves the title. Donald Pleasence as Blofeld, with his white cat Kill Bond and bring me some Whiskas, now! Blofeld first popped up in From Russia with Love and Thunderball, although …
Lester Haines, 19 Oct 2012

Now pay attention, 007: James Bond's Q re-booted

Bond on Film There were others, but Desmond Llewelyn defined the part of Q in James Bond, appearing in 17 films and nailing the shtick with the wayward agent who invariably broke or lost his toys. Q perfected the long-suffering dad to Bond’s fidgety teen, who pressed the wrong buttons to earn an exasperated: “Pay attention, 007!” Skyfall …
Phil Manchester, 16 Oct 2012
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Inside the mind of a Bond supervillain: Psychotic, autistic - or neither?

Bond on Film Without villains there'd be no James Bond. SPECTRE, SMERSH, megalomaniacal industrialists and media tycoons have all contrived fiendish, intricate plots to take over the world, seize its wealth, provoke nuclear war, destroy London’s financial system, eliminate the human race etc etc. These people and their plots have needed to …
Michael Moran, 12 Oct 2012
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From Dr No to Skyfall: The Reg's one month of Bond

Bond on Film It’s 1962 and John F Kennedy and Nikita Khrushchev are facing off over nuclear missiles in Cuba while Telstar bounces the first satellite transmission through space. Meanwhile, James Bond is making his cinematic debut in Dr No in London, with Sean Connery bringing Ian Fleming’s naval officer turned secret agent from book to …
Gavin Clarke, 4 Oct 2012
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Adele's Skyfall poised to fall from sky

Brit chanteuse Adele is poised to make her bid for Bond movie glory, as the clock counts down on the release of her theme for Skyfall. At (naturally) 0:07 BST on Friday, 5 October, the world will find out just how Tottenham's finest measures up to Welsh warbler Shirley Bassey, she of the classic Goldfinger anthem. Adele said …
Lester Haines, 2 Oct 2012
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Daniel Craig like Connery, Skyfall helmsman suggests

The director of forthcoming 007 romp Skyfall has provocatively suggested a certain similarity between Daniel Craig and Sean Connery - something which will no doubt give "Best Bond" pub bores something to bang on about all week. Speaking in his first Skyfall "Videoblog", Sam Mendes praises Casino Royale and wisely avoids all …
Lester Haines, 23 Feb 2012
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Slip of a lad to play James Bond's Q

Brit thesp Ben Whishaw will play Q in forthcoming Bond outing Skyfall, the BBC reports. Ben Whishaw in The Hour At 31, Whishaw will be the first head of Q Branch to be younger than 007, since the character first appeared in 1962's Dr No, played by Peter Burton. Burton's small role was actually as "Major Boothroyd" – Ian …
Lester Haines, 25 Nov 2011
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Shock movie upset - Daniel Craig still James Bond 007

Daniel Craig is back as James Bond 007, blond-haired ball-busting hero of new film Skyfall that will start filming today. As Craig brings his sculptured abs and sea-blue eyes back to the role, fans of the Bond franchise can look forward to the introduction of amber-eyed French beauty Bérénice Marlohe who will play a "glamorous …
Anna Leach, 3 Nov 2011

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