Sunday, 25 June 2017

In Memoriam: Sadanoyama, Jay Milligan and Mona Chong

The world of James Bond has also lost these people:

Who:
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Sadanoyama, (real name Shinmatsu Ichikawa), died of pneumonia at a Tokyo hospital on 27th of April 2017, his family confirmed. He was 79. According to JSA officials, he had been in and out of hospital this year after suffering a heart stroke.

Sadanoyama was a real character in the movie "You Only Live Twice" (1967) Upon his arrival in Japan, Bond (Sean Connery) meets with the sumo wrestler Sadoyanama who gives him tickets to the match. He was played by himself.

Sources: An obituary in The Japan Times, James Bond Wikia


Who:
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Jay Milligan, the driving stunt supervisor of "The Man With the Golden Gun", died in March 2017.
Mulligan had helped to create a stunt where a car would do a full rotation between two ramps, landing right side up on the other side.

Source: Ecfair.org






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Who: Bond girl Mona Chong has passed away, she was one of Blofeld's Angels of Death, in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), Mona Chong's character name was Chinese Girl.

Source: From Sweden With Love Facebook page







Saturday, 24 June 2017

007 Item: James Bond Themes: The Complete Collection 1962 - 2008 CD

007 Item: James Bond Themes: The Complete Collection 1962 - 2008 CD

Performed by The United Studio Orchestra







TRACK LISTING

1. Quantum of Solace (Another Way to Die) 2008

2. Casino Royale (You Know My Name) 2006
3. Die Another Day 2002
4. The World Is Not Enough 1999
5. Tomorrow Never Dies 1997
6. GoldenEye 1995
7. Licence to Kill 1989
8. The Living Daylights 1987
9. A View to a Kill 1985
10. Octopussy (All Time High) 1983
11. For Your Eyes Only 1981
12. Moonraker 1979
13. The Spy Who Loved Me (Nobody Does It Better) 1977
14. The Man with the Golden Gun 1974
15. Live and Let Die 1973
16. Diamonds Are Forever 1971
17. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (We Have All the Time in the World) 1969
18. You Only Live Twice 1967
19. Thunderball 1965
20. Goldfinger (Into Miami) 1964
21. From Russia with Love 1963
22. Dr. No 1962


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Sunday, 18 June 2017

007 Drink: Retsina wine

Drink: Retsina wine
Bond book appearanceJames Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007 (1973) 
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Retsina (Greek: Ρετσίνα) is a Greek white (or rosé) resinated wine, which has been made for at least 2000 years. Its unique flavor is said to have originated from the practice of sealing wine vessels, particularly amphorae, with Aleppo Pine resin in ancient times. Before the invention of impermeable glass bottles, oxygen caused many wines to spoil within the year. Pine resin helped keep air out, while at the same time infusing the wine with resin aroma. The Romans began to use barrels in the 3rd century AD, removing any oenological necessity for resin, but the flavor itself was so popular that the style is still widespread today.


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"In the evening Andreas was late, like Greeks do everywhere. Bond had already eaten the dinner, when he arrived with nice letter package. Bond thanked him and offered a drink and they sat on hotel's wonderful terrace drinking retsina and watching the twinkle of lights of Athens on the valley. Andreas talked a lot and enjoyed the opportunity to show his own English skills. It didn't happen everyday, that someone offered him a drink in a luxury hotel and he made the most of it. Finally Bond turned the discussion to Southern Greece and Andreas mentioned a small harbour town. He described its market with love, bysantine church that was from 700s and the beauty of the local girls. Andreas implied to be some kind of expert in Greek sex."

John Pearson: "James Bond: The Authorized Biography of 007







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Friday, 16 June 2017

007 Event: Club James Bond 007 France 20 Years & The Spy Who Loved Me 40 Years (24 June 2017)







WhatClub James Bond 007 France 20 Years & The Spy Who Loved Me 40 Years
WhereParis, France
When: 24 June 2017
Tickets: 130 EUR










Special Bond star appearances:


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Caroline Munro
Naomi in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)



Valerie Leon as Lady in Bahamas in
"Never Say Never Again"
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Valerie Leon
Hotel Receptionist in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and Lady in Bahamas in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)















Shane Rimmer as Commander Carter in
"The Spy Who Loved Me"
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Shane Rimmer
Commander Carter in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Hawaii Radar operator (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Tom (uncredited) in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
Hamilton (voice, uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)













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Tuesday, 13 June 2017

007 Event: Mersey Comic Con (17 June 2017)






What: Mersey Comic Con
Where: Marriott Hotel, One Queen Square, Liverpool, England
When: 17 June 2017











Special Bond star appearances



Jeremy Bulloch as HMS Ranger Crewman in
 "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
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Jeremy Bulloch
HMS Ranger Crewman (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Smithers (uncredited) in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Smithers in "Octopussy" (1983)













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Bern Collaço
Train Restaurant Diner (uncredited) in "SPECTRE" (2015) and
MI6 Agent (uncredited) in "Skyfall" (2012)












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