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Barbara Carrera and Corinne Cléry to attend Cineways Filmfestival in Germany


July 21, 2018


The women in James Bond films have not always had it easy. Since agent 007 appeared on screen for the first time in 1962, his numerous love interests have gone through significant changes over the following five decades. While, in the beginning, they were often exchangeable pleasures and victims of Bond’s openly lived sexism, they …

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Lego launches Aston Martin DB5


July 18, 2018


Children across the globe have been playing with Lego since 1932 which makes the Danish company with headquarters in Billund one of the oldest toy manufacturers around. While wooden toys were the starting point for the long success story, it was the change to plastic bricks in the 1960s that catapulted the brand to international …

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Bondfans celebrate 35 years of Octopussy with Maud Adams in Berlin


July 15, 2018


Berlin – former nest of spies and pawn in the hands of America and Russia during the cold war. Probably no other city in the world reflects the struggle for power, control and domination but also unity and diversity. When the James Bond production crew decided to set parts of the plot of ‘Octopussy’ in …

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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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