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  1. The SPECTRE Teaser Trailer is Here!

    The wait is over – for now. Without further ado, here’s the first SPECTRE teaser trailer:

    International trailers in various languages can be found on the James Bond 007 Youtube page.

    Heiko Baumann @ 2015-03-27
  2. FIRST TEASER FOR “SPECTRE” COMING!

    It´s official – the first scenes of the next James Bond film will be revealed in a teaser on either Friday 27th or Saturday 28th, depending on your time zone.

    Check out the countdown on 007.com:  http://www.007.com

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    Stefan Rogall @ 2015-03-25
  3. The 007th Paragraph – Octopussy and The Living Daylights

    A literary mediation by Jacques Stewart

     

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    One has to pick the right moment to say goodbye.

     

    Also, the proper goodbye to say, be it to a beloved pet in a ditch-bound binbag, to a less-beloved relative going alongside it (bag one, get one free, too tempting to ignore), to one’s children scattering to University and to one’s money disappearing with them. Goodbye is not the hardest word to say; the hardest word to say is “specificity”. Goodbye is a hard thing to mean, if you misjudge what you inflict with it. At one end, it shorthands “Oblige Me By Fornicating Off and Dying in Pain, Immediately”, in the Goodbye, Mr Bond sense, the opposite of the oily dollop within Goodbye, Mr Chips (unless I’ve misunderstood both). Between, betwixt and around those gambol:-

     

    – the casual b’byes one uses with “friends” (whatever they are), with re-helloing imminent, although I tend to be in the Goodbye, Mr Bond bracket as articulated above;

     

    – ending a ‘phone call, although I tend to be in the Goodbye, Mr Bond bracket as articulated above;

     

    – the apology at the end of a relationship, having failed to worm one’s way out by all other means including “some” poison and “some” knives, although I tend to be blah blah blah…;

     

    – the celebratory goodbye as one watches a mighty Longship burn in the bay; and

     

    – the equally final type when you spot one of your sprogs aboard it, screaming and a-smoulder, increasingly combustible. Although I tend to be in the Goodbye, Mr Bond etc…

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    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-03-25
  4. Shooting “SPECTRE” – Clapperboard #6

    This time: The clapperboard of SPECTRE’s very first scene, taking place at the “Day of the Dead” in Mexico City:

    SPECTRE clapperboard #6

    Heiko Baumann @ 2015-03-21
  5. SPECTRE filming moves to Mexico

    Filming of the opening sequence of SPECTRE is due to get under way in Mexico City. Crowds of extras will be involved in the scenes around Zocalo and Plaza Manuel Tolsa in the historic city centre. Filming is expected to last for around two weeks.

    Producer Michael G. Wilson and Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman, who plays Estrella, held a press conference in Mexico City on Wednesday.

    Photo from the official 007 Twitter account:

    Filming of a major car chase in Rome ended in Via Nomentana earlier this week.

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-03-19
  6. And it is…

     

     

    …here. Where else?

     

    The first teaser poster to have had its own teaser poster, brilliant.

     

    Kneel down in awe and enjoy…

     

     

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    Discuss your impressions, revelations, moving personal experiences with this teaser poster in this thread.

    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-03-17
  7. SPECTRE Teaser Poster coming soon

    It’s been confirmed in a short announcement on 007.com and the official social media accounts that the teaser poster for SPECTRE will be released at some point on Tuesday 17th March. Watch this space.

    http://www.007.com/spectre-teaser-poster-coming-tomorrow/

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-03-16
  8. Shooting “SPECTRE” – Clapperboard #5

    Another familiar face looks set to return in SPECTRE… Not just James Bond 007, but James Bond the ornithologist whose name inspired Ian Fleming’s creation. The latest clapperboard from filming at Pinewood shows the original Bond’s book “Birds of the West Indies” perched on the side. The book also featured in passing in DIE ANOTHER DAY.

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-03-12
  9. Stephanie Sigman joins SPECTRE cast

    Mexican actress Stephanie Sigman has joined the cast of SPECTRE in the role of Estrella.

    It’s thought Sigman will be involved in scenes due to be filmed in Mexico City later in March.

    She’s best known for her appearances in TV series The Bridge, and the Oscar-nominated movie Miss Bala.

    http://www.007.com/stephanie-sigman-joins-spectre/

     

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-03-10
  10. The 007th Chapter: The Man With The Golden Gun – Un-real Estate

    A literary meditation by Jacques Stewart

     

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    Start over, and simplify.

     

    Often dreamt of by chaps sliding towards their forties, therefore not unusual for James Bond. True, it’s more commonly contemplated when staring into a ready-meal and the ready-meal stares right back, rather than after killing a maniac, impregnating a film star, unwittingly faking one’s own death and trying to kill the boss. Frankly, that lifestyle sounds titillating and a place one escapes to rather than from (possibly its original point) but perhaps even its view palls, in time.

     

    Given the opportunity, what would I do differently? “Rabat 2001”, definitely. Ectually name one of the offspring “Remnant”. Avoid that encounter with [not telling], although it’s now a divinely grubby anecdote since his conviction, so I’d think carefully before dropping it completely. Would drink better wine and get that ptarmigan tattoo I promised meself. A life still too short to learn Welsh, or to contemplate using public transport. Using the public as transport… wholly different matter.

     

    Not much else.

     

    Especially if this reboot requires electrocution by my chums (I have three; possibly four if Torquil returns my pinking shears). Call me selfish, call me a coward, call me Bwana (eccentric, but so tremendously sweet of you) but the prospect of twenty-four zaps at my brain over the course of thirty days doesn’t thrill. Telling me about it would pass quickly, though. Bond’s reconditioning in The Man with the Golden Gun, his own side microwaving his mind and cynically taking a gift of an open-goal to re-educate him, telling him he’s been brainwashed and to Kill! Russians! but markedly not reminding him about the dead wife or that his real name’s David Webb, lasts less than a page before he’s Bourne again and let loose to disrupt the scheme of a… a naughty hotelier.

     

    In both, one recognises the common perception of this novel as unfinished. What of Bond’s rehabilitation? Where is the villain’s outrageous apocalypse? Where are Bond’s reawakening memories of his marriage and realisation that his own side have done him more damage than Colonel Boris ever did? Why is it about an away-day board meeting / team-building exercise for conned investors? Where’s all the digression about shrubbery, for frick’s sake? However, Weir of Hermiston this is not. It is finished. There’s an ending – clue.  What it is, is unpolished. Arguable evidence of “unfinished”, in that Fleming had yet to apply louche but increasingly ill-disciplined extravagances before his days were rendered unprolonged. Raises contemplation: this is Bond in raw form, uncluttered with “views”, light of diversions into the author’s medical history or whatever he had read, liked and then pinched. Terser, harder, quicker. Just as juvenile – the sexually foggy villain has three nipples and a big gold gun – but blunter overall.

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    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-03-01
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