The behind-the-scenes story of “Never Say Never Again” is nearly as good as any Bond movie, and I hope one day someone makes a movie about it. On the surface, it hinges on the question of authorship…
50 Years of James Bond
Well, that didn't take long. No sooner had producer Albert R. Broccoli decided to rein in the Bond franchise's more unrealistic elements than the series goes spiraling back off into the world of…
After the excesses of "Moonraker," producer Albert R. Broccoli made a surprising but welcome decision: He brought James Bond back down to earth.
When it comes to Bond, maybe the world I>is/I> enough. In "Moonraker," a madman named Hugo Drax hatches an elaborate plan to launch into space, poison every living thing on earth and then return with…
James Bond had it easy there for awhile. Naturally, there were imitators in which actors such as Dean Martin ("The Silencers"), James Coburn ("Our Man Flint") and Michael Caine ("The Ipcress File")…
As a kid, I was fairly confident that "The Man With the Golden Gun" was the best of the Bond movies. It featured my favorite villain (peerless character actor Christopher Lee as Scaramanga), my…
"Live and Let Die" contains my favorite line of any Bond film. Facing off against Mr. Big, Roger Moore launches into Bond's patented introduction, "My name is…" when the jive-talking villain cuts him…
As much as I dislike “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service,” that wasn’t necessarily the view of the series’ producers. Eon had offered George Lazenby a seven-film contract and originally wanted “OHMSS”…
If there's one Bond movie I could take back -- as in, undo and make like it never happened -- it would be "On Her Majesty's Secret Service."
All your base belong to Ken Adam, the production-design mastermind behind the hollow-volcano hideout in "You Only Live Twice."
Even the worst Eon-backed Bond movie has the distinction of being better than Charles K. Feldman's "Casino Royale," the first of two unofficial 007 pics (the other being "Never Say Never Again") in…
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