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For Your Ears Only − Ranking The 22 Bond Theme Songs From Worst − Sorry Jack and Alicia! − To Best

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Despite the silliness, sexism, and let’s face it, more than a handful of bad movies, James Bond has endured as a franchise for 50 years because deep down inside, all of us, at one time, wanted to be spies, and as anyone living vicariously through the movies knows, a good spy needs a great theme song. For better or for worse, presented below are all 22 James Bond title songs and sequences, ranked in order from worst to best. Get your martinis and Walthers ready, ladies and gentlemen…

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Reader Poll–Celebrating 50 years of Bond: Your favorite Bond girl

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James Bond stands by himself as a character of any genre.  It’s been said over and over that he’s the man every man wants to be, and the man every woman wants to be with.   What makes Bond Bond is simple: the best British secret agent, he likes only the best of everything, dresses fashionably, prefers the best quality of drink including his signature shaken martini, he drives the best car, often an Aston Martin, and carries as his weapon a Walther PPK.   And yes, he finds himself surrounded with beautiful women.  Dubbed “Bond girls” over the past 50 years, the on-screen Bond girls sometimes match–and sometimes don’t–the character the role is based on from the original novel.  Not only a representation of beauty from the time of filming each Bond movie–at least in the eyes of the Broccoli family that produces and carefully selects who will be in each new Bond film–Bond girls don’t always serve…

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HEINEKEN MEETS JAMES BOND

October 5 will be global James Bond day

Lukas Eggen

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world premiere of “Dr. No”, EON is announcing October 5, 2012 as Global James Bond Day. Here’s the official release from 007.com.

It has been announced that October 5th, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, a day-long series of events for 007 fans around the world.

Commenting on Global James Bond Day, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of SKYFALL, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating James Bond’s golden anniversary on film with this special day of events for Bond fans around the world.”

Worldwide events celebrating Bond’s golden anniversary include a global online and live charity auction event organised by Christie’s in London, a global survey to discover the favourite Bond film country by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts…

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A Dress Deserves a Woman

Harry Saltzman gets a little attention for 007’s 50th

The Spy Command

Harry Saltzman, the co-founder of Eon Productions is starting to get a bit of attention as the 50th anniversary of the 007 movies approaches Oct. 5.

The official 007 Web page has an announcement Aug. 29 about “Global James Bond Day on the Oct. 5 anniversary date. It includes an image of Saltzman, Eon co-founder Albert R. Broccoli, Sean Connery and Bond author Ian Fleming. On Aug. 28, it was also announced there’d be a new documentary, Everything or Nothing, about the origins of the 007 films that also mentioned Saltzman prominently.

THAT PRESS RELEASE said the following:

EVERYTHING OR NOTHING focuses on three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It’s the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history which began in 1962. With unprecedented access both to the key players involved and…

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Day #2 – Ian Fleming

What Inspires Me?

The Ian Fleming Posters, capture a glimpse of what made the bond films, the world famous ladies of the generations that have passed by, and put them into a position that will ensure that we remember the components that created the success. Each woman depicts a different time, fashion and era that the film is based around, no real dates or information are needed, just these nostalgic eye catching prints. Its not all about the imagery either, the way they’ve been thought about on a whole is down to detail, the individual posters have unique types for each variation, it keeps them fresh, attractive and most defiantly appealing on a whole, whoever the audience may be. You will instantly be drawn in, scanning over everything and each time picking up a whole new component that wasn’t noticed before, they just have so much depth about them. They caught my eye when first discovered, and as a result…

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