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Schilthornbahn AG celebrates 50th anniversary


June 20, 2017


On Saturday, 17 June 2017, around 400 people celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Schilthornbahn AG. The public celebration in the village center of Mürren was well visited. In the evening, the 250 invited guests were treated to culinary delights on Piz Gloria summit. June 2017 marks the 50th anniversary that the Birg – Schilthorn section …

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Composer John Barry to receive memorial plaque


June 14, 2017


John Barrys music is loved around the world and with scoring a total of eleven James Bond films, he shaped the sound of 007 like no other. Mixing classical, pop and jazz elements, Barry was one of the most successful film composers of the later twentieth century with over 120 scores for cinema and television and five …

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Concerns about Bond-Girl Karin Dor


June 10, 2017


She was the heroine in the Edgar Wallace and Karl May films, shared the screen with legends such as Christopher Lee and is known to Bond fans for portraying treacherous Bond-Girl Helga Brandt in ‘You Only Live Twice’. Now 79, concerns are growing for the health of feisty Karin Dor It was on a holiday …

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‘You Only Live Twice’ at 50


June 12, 2017


As the early Bond films gradually reach thir respective anniversaries, 2017 marks the Golden Jubilee of ‘You Only Live Twice’ which premiered 50 years ago today Hijacked spacecraft, ninjas, a gigantic volcano lair and legendary gyrocopter “Little Nellie” – the fifth Bond film continued the tradition of 007’s extravagant and action-packed cinematic adventures. With a …

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“I forgot the gun” – The story behind the Connery poster mishap


June 12, 2017


Did you ever wonder why Sean Connery is not holding the iconic Walther PPK on the posters of ‘From Russia With Love’? The story behind the wrong gun will make you giggle The year was 1963 and work on the second Bond film ‘From Russia With Love’ had just been completed. Eager to publicise, the …

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Sing the Credits! A look at 007 end credits music


June 2, 2017


Almost as famous as the Bond films are their respective title songs. While the early films made use of them during titles and credits, the later ones broke with tradition. Bond music is both varied and versatile – musical score and title song often go hand in hand. Beginning with the third Bond film ‘Goldfinger’ …

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