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) 
Experience of 007 Travelers: @ home

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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Sunday, 11 June 2017

The Celebration of a Life of Sir Roger Moore

What: The Celebration of a Life of Sir Roger Moore
Where: Saint Paul's Church, Monte-Carlo
When: 10 June 2017, 11 o´clock


The life of James Bond star Sir Roger Moore was celebrated with a “beautiful service” on Saturday, his manager has said.

Friends and family said their goodbyes to the longest-reigning 007, who died in Switzerland last month aged 89 after a “short but brave battle with cancer”, at a private service in Monte Carlo.

Sir Roger’s manager and biographer, Gareth Owen, posted a photo of the order of service on the actor’s official Twitter account on Sunday.



Source: Yahoo Movies / Sir Roger Moore's official Twitter page
Photo: Sir Roger Moore's official Twitter page

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Saturday, 10 June 2017

007 Food: 007: Medium size popcorn and large drink

Food: 007: Medium size popcorn and large drink
Experience of 007 Travelers: Studio 123, Järvenpää, Finland









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Thursday, 8 June 2017

Roger Moore's new book À Bientôt



Sir Roger Moore's new book will be published posthumously.  "À Bientôt" is out on 14th of September 2017.


Delivered, along with his own hand-drawn sketches, to his publisher mere days before he passed away, in À Bientôt, Roger looks back on his life - and gives it his trademark sideways glance, too. Nostalgic, funny, charming and, most importantly, very human, his reflections on age and ageing encompass all aspects of this universal experience, from reminiscences on childhood and 'what might have been'; keeping abreast of the ever-changing times; senior moments, memory and getting to grips with technology; the joys - and frustrations - of travel; work and play. Along with these he tells of the intense happiness - and some equally intense sadnesses - of family life.

Featuring his own sketches throughout, this book sees Roger at his most open and forthright. The true stories and situations he shares in this warm and intimate book reveal a 'Bond Unbound', the human being inside the action-adventure character that made him so famous the world over. Always upbeat and - as ever - endearingly self-effacing and unpretentious, in À Bientôt he shares the joys he experienced every day along with the tiny triumphs that life brings to us all at the most unexpected times.

Sources: Sir Roger Moore's official Twitter page and Amazon.UK and Amazon.com

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Wednesday, 7 June 2017

007 Item: Big Band Bond CD


007 Item: Big Band Bond CD

Bond Blockbusters from the Eric Winstone Big Band









TRACK LISTING

1. JAMES BOND THEME (2.45)

2. FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (3.35)
3. MISTER KISS KISS BANG BANG (2.14)
4. GOLDFINGER (2.43)
5. DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER (2.51)
6. UNDER THE MANGO TREE (2.50)
7. THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (2.23)
8. THUNDERBALL (2.37)
9. YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (2.25)
10. DO YOU KNOW HOW CHRISTMAS TREES ARE GROWN? (2.30)
11. LIVE AND LET DIE (2.46)

12. JAMES BOND THEME (REPRISE) (2.36)
13. THE GODFATHER (3.15)
14. THEME FROM SHAFT (3.34)
15. THE GOOD, THE BAD AND THE UGLY (2.40)



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Monday, 5 June 2017

Daniel Craig: Keeping the British end up!

As James Bond he has a licence to thrill. 

What: Daniel Craig showcased his action man physique 

Where: At the Drama Desk Awards in New York
When: On Sunday 4th of June 2017

Source: Daily Mail
Photos
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The "Skyfall" (2012) star kept the British end up with aplomb as he posed up a storm on the pre-event red carpet.


The Drama Desk Awards are the only major New York theatre awards where Broadway, off-Broadway and off-off-Broadway productions compete in the same categories.









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Saturday, 3 June 2017

007 Event: Magneticon Townsville (3-4 June 2017)





What: Magneticon Townsville
Where: Townsville RSL Stadium, Murray Lyons Crescent, Annandale, Queensland, Australia
When: 3-4 June 2017








Special Bond star appearance



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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Friday, 2 June 2017

Shaven not stirred - Sean Connery


What: Sean Connery was joined by his wife as he made a trip to a barber shop 

Where: New York, USA
When: 31st of May 2017

Source: The Sun
Photos: GOFF PHOTOS






SIR Sean Connery made a rare trip out and it’s not often he is spotted out since he retired from the world of showbusiness in 2003. Connery was spotted after it was revealed that one of his former Bond Girls, Molly Peters, (Patricia Fearing in "Thunderball", 1965) has died at the age of 75. His fellow Bond actor SIR Roger Moore also passed away last week.

 




Mrs. Connery Micheline Roquebrune and Sean



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