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Lukas Eggen

Dominic Cooper, who played Howard Stark in “Captain America: The First Avenger”, is set to play Ian Fleming in a four-part miniseries. It will chronicle Fleming’s days in WWII, where he worked for the British Naval Intelligence, and helped inspire him to write a little novel called “Casino Royale” with a character named James Bond.

Annabelle Wallis (“Snow White and the Huntsman”) will play Muriel Wright, a woman that he had a love affair with and is said to be the inspiration for the “Bond girl”.

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Ian Fleming’s Bond Is More Fascinating Than Albert R. Broccoli’s Bond

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casino-royale-ian-fleming-paperback-cover-artCasino Royale is the first of Ian Fleming’s James Bond novels. And if you’ve seen the Daniel Craig film, then you’ll be familiar with the story’s premise. Bond must play a high-stakes card game to bankrupt the corrupt Le Chiffre. The novel also sets up the character of Bond for Fleming’s future stories. The fundamentals behind his classic traits and belief systems are grounded in the events that happen in Royale.

But don’t expect it to play quite like a Bond film. There are no extensive action sequences or steamy sex scenes (although Bond’s passionate feelings for Vesper Lynd do come close). Instead, Fleming explores the mind of Bond and his skills as a double-oh agent. It’s fascinating to follow his thought processes as he tries to escape various dangerous scenarios and how he gets to the bottom of certain mysteries. This is the main aspect that really sets…

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Film Review – Skyfall

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g3ulqKGjDirector: Sam Mendes

Writer: Neal Purvis, Robert Wade, John Logan, Ian Fleming

Starring: Daniel Craig, Judy Dench, Javier Bardem

Certificate: 12A

“England… Mi6… so old-fashioned!” 

Bond used to be simple. You either loved it or were entirely indifferent to it. Only now there are those who love classic Bond but hate the new dark and edgy incarnation, and so we end up with the odd chimera which is Skyfall – something of a compromise between the two era’s which potentially could please both groups, or alienate everybody.

For an outsider the rebirth of Bond made total sense. The character had become a dinosaur, a tragi-comic caricature continually dragged out from an age long past to make a quick buck.  His habitual quipping in the face of mortal danger, serial womanising, and world built upon clichés had grown ever more embarrassing, and once the unfashionable spy genre had been rejuvenated in the guise of violent and edgy thrillers led by hard as nails protagonists who actually got down to the dirty business of espionage, the…

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Toast the New Year with Gin

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You may have seen her on your TV screen supporting the new Bond hit Skyfall this autumn, but Kiwi singer Gin Wigmore is sure to be a star in her own right in 2013. Virginia Claire Wigmore appeared this October in the Heineken/ James Bond advert featuring Daniel Craig and Bond girl Berenice Marlohe. This may be her first appearance in the UK, but with a five times platinum album at home in New Zealand and full collection of awards under her belt, she is certainly no stranger to fame.

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James Bond -Which one is the best?


James Bond is one of the most favorite onscreen spies of all time. There are quite a few actors who have essayed him on silver screen. Among most notable of them are Sean Connery, Roger Moore and Pierce Brosnan, just to name a few. Some of my favorites are –

Sean Connery– He played the character in the first five Bond filmsDr. No (1962), (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), and You Only Live Twice (1967) – then appeared again as Bond in Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and Never Say Never Again (1983). All seven films were commercially successful. He had the charisma, physical grace and presence for the action.He had a great physique  (muscular, 6′ 2″).He was truly an embodiment of MI6 agent 007, on the screen.

Roger Moore Moore is the longest-serving James Bond actor, having spent twelve years in the role (from…

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Dan Keohane’s Picks for THE BEST FILMS OF 2012

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