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Profiles In History Presents James Bond…

Movie Poster Museum

Just in time for Christmas, Profiles In History, the movie memorabilia auction house made famous by Syfy’s Hollywood Treasure TV show led by auctioneer-extraordinaire, Joe Maddalena, will be auctioning off some of 007’s most rare and expensive on-screen film treasures this weekend, December 15-16, 2012.

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Higson puts the Bond back into books

Tom Bond

It’s been a long and memorable 50 years for the James Bond film franchise, but in the new millennium its reputation was flagging. As part of its reinvention, Charlie Higson published the first of his celebrated Young Bond series, Silverfin, in 2005, reintroducing a new generation to the man with the licence to kill.

James Bond is one of the most iconic literary spies of all time, so surely it was a risky move to takeover such a well-loved series? For Higson, there was no debate: “the chance to write a James Bond book was too good an offer to turn down.” Ian Fleming Publications approached him because “they were looking for someone who knew the Fleming books well.” The aim of the series was to reclaim Bond’s literary legacy and “remind people that Bond started in books.” Higson also had three young boys when he was approached so…

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007 Chatter: (Ian) Fleming’s Bond – The James Bond of the original novels compared to the 007 movies Part 2

FlixChatter Film Blog

Welcome to another edition of 007Chatter!
Just because Skyfall has been released in the US now, doesn’t mean we can’t continue talking about Bond. So this is the second part of Marcus’ post where he compared the Ian Fleming’s Novels to the Bond Films. In this post, Marcus takes a closer look at what is going on inside Bond — his relationships to the two important women in his life provide a great contrast to his movie image.

Check out PART I if you haven’t already.

Thanks again to Marcus Clearspring for these two-part posts!
Check out his movie blog Cinesprit and his writing blog.


My introduction to Bond movies were double features at our small town cinema. Two Bonds on the big screen for half the price of one blockbuster ticket in London. Once I discovered that deal, I was eagerly opening the weekly listings to…

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

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


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

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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