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‘You Only Live Twice’ at 50


12 Jun 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


12 Jun 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


02 Jun 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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‘Becoming Bond’ Review


22 May 2017

How could a car salesman and model with no acting experience land the most famous film role in history? In ‘Becoming Bond’, HULU presents us with the answer. But is it the one we were looking for? As a Bond fan, you have read and heard much about George Lazenbys story over the years. You …

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Failed Coup: The Borussia Dortmund Bomb attack


25 Apr 2017

The story surrounding the recent bomb attack on the bus of German football team Borussia Dortmund could have been taken straight out of a film script – in fact, the resemblance to the plot of ‘Casino Royale’ is astonishing When a roadside bomb exploded at the exact moment the Borussia Dortmund bus passed on the …

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