Tag : james bond

Political Correctness Gone Sad

2 weeks ago / 0 comments

We are, in general, pretty good at knowing when we’re being lied to. Advertising, politicians, announcements on public transport; modern human existence, unfortunately, involves wading through a fair amount of bullshit of one sort or another. But we’ve grown up with it, been molded by it. Particularly in Britain, this … Read More

Idris Elba ‘Too Street’? Yes please.

3 years ago / 0 comments

Anthony Horowitz, author of the Alex Rider series, has sent ripples through the entertainment community after his interview with The Daily Mail promoting his latest novel in the Bond canon, Trigger Mortis. Despite laying heavily into Quantum of Solace and Skyfall, it was his single comment about the possibility of … Read More

Arts | Bond actor Richard Kiel dies

4 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Eon Productions The towering 7ft 2in American actor, best known for playing the Bond villain Jaws has died in hospital aged 74, a week after breaking his leg. It is not yet known if the death is related to the incident. Most famous for starring in two Roger Moore … Read More

Art/Film | Kiss Kiss Kill Kill – the spy canon beyond Bond

5 years ago / 0 comments

Image: Kiss Kiss Kill Kill Archive The mention of spy films alone is enough to make people instantly think of James Bond. Beyond the suited and booted gadget-wielding Bond, though, lies a canon of European spy cinema that’s largely unknown. Blenheim Walk Gallery at the Leeds College Art currently plays … Read More

TV | Fleming – Shaken but not quite stirred enough

5 years ago / 0 comments

It’s clear that James Bond was Ian Fleming’s idol; his books were his desired autobiography, with “you as you’d like to be”, as his wife is quick to point out to him in the new BBC America miniseries (coming to us via Sky Atlantic). Dominic Cooper (The History Boys) stars as the creator … Read More

TV | Hidden Kingdoms

5 years ago / 0 comments

BBC’s latest instalment of a new nature series was highly anticipated; if only because Stephen Fry was narrating. Having not expected anything too different from the Attenborough style nature programmes we’ve come to love; one is initially taken back by its liveliness, and with the Harry Potter reminiscent music you … Read More

TV | The Musketeers – Swords, guns, men clad in leather and more cleavage than your average BBC drama

5 years ago / 0 comments

Swords, guns, men clad in leather and more cleavage in half an hour than your average BBC drama. The Musketeers had all the potential to be exciting and sexy. However, with stilted scripts, unconvincing performances and about as much sexual tension as Michael McIntyre’s Comedy Roadshow, the drama failed to … Read More

Photography | All About Bond: Photographs by Terry O'Neill

5 years ago / 0 comments

Since the launch of Dr No in 1962, Terry O’Neill has been the agent of choice for documenting the most famous spy of all time and a cult phenomenon all over the world – James Bond. In All About Bond, O’Neill’s exceptional photography, some of which has never been seen … Read More

Top Five: Spy Stories

6 years ago / 0 comments

Caitlin Williams investigates spy intelligence this week especially for big interviewee Jane Featherstone.   The Girl With Whe Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson With as much passion and violence as Bond, this is a stunning and shocking, but less conventional spy story, in which Lisbeth Salander’s hacking know-how and photographic … Read More

Feature // The Best Bond Theme of All Time is…

6 years ago / 0 comments

James Bond films have become an institution in British popular culture, and to celebrate the theatrical release of Skyfall, the 23rd instalment of the series, we thought it would be fitting to look back upon each of the theme tunes that have soundtracked 007’s adventures over the last fifty years. Arguably very … Read More