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  1. SPECTRE – The Auction

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    From time to time even a 00-agent has to go beyond the vulgarities of casinos and roulette tables to make some serious money in style, all for the good cause of Médecins sans Frontières (MSF), a number of other charities and the United Nations Mine Action Service. And what better way to do this than taking 24 absolutely unique lots – from EON as well as  donations from Daniel Craig, Sam Mendes, Jesper Christensen, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli – to the halls of Christie’s to sell them off to the highest bidder?

     

    Can’t think of any, really.

     

    Of course there is a little, well, let’s call it hurdle, namely the price tag. Serious money here really does mean serious. On this occasion one of only two Aston Martin DB10 show cars will change hands, currently the only one to do so. It’s expected to earn the cause anything between 1 and 1.5 million sterling. So it will not surprise you to hear the live auction is an invitation-only affair, although bids by internet and telephone will be accepted. However, there also is to be an online-only auction from Tuesday 16 February to Tuesday 23 February where you can bid on 14 of the lots. For further information please visit Christie’s site here.

     

    The life event will take place on 18 February at Christie’s London. If you think you belong into the relevant target audience – some of us do – and haven’t received yet your invitation you may want to contact your personal assistant at Christie’s and raise an eyebrow.

     

    Oh, I almost forgot. There is of cause also a reason for this I should inform you about. The reason being that 18 February 2016 is a Thursday. What, you need more than that to spend a few million? How about that this event incidentally also is supposed to mark the release of SPECTRE in various trademarked formats, Blue-ray, DVD and whatnot. Now that should really open your cheque book.

     

    Tremendous thanks to source “Surrie” for digging this up and letting us know.

     

    Helmut Schierer @ 2016-01-21
  2. Sam Smith strikes again…

    Is this Smith's Writing On The Wall...?

    Is this Smith’s Writing On The Wall…?

    As some Irishman – during an English adventure – once said, the wonders never cease. In fact 2016 starts with surprise after surprise; and by far not all of them are bad ones. After winning a Golden Globe a mere few days ago, to his own astonishment, Sam Smith supposedly may find himself once more caught off guard by today’s news. It seems that his main title song for SPECTRE, Writing’s On The Wall, has been found worthy of an Oscar nomination.

     

    How is it possible Smith sings about things written on walls since the end of last September and nobody bothers to check out even once what it actually is that’s scribbled there? Turns out it might be a name…

    Helmut Schierer @ 2016-01-14
  3. Writing’s on the Wall secures Golden Globe 2016

    Now awarded with the Golden Globe

    Now awarded with the Golden Globe

    Entirely unexpected and mostly out-of-the-blue Sam Smith’s main title song for SPECTRE, The Writing’s on the Wall, earned itself a Golden Globe yesterday evening. Smith himself said at the occasion he “genuinely didn’t think” he’d get this – and he certainly wasn’t alone in this belief. Be that as it may, CommanderBond.net crew and members hereby congratulate on this surprising turn of events. Here’s to you, Mr Smith!

    Helmut Schierer @ 2016-01-11
  4. SPECTRE explosion sets world record

    SPECTRE has officially set a Guinness World Record for the Largest Film Stunt Explosion. Barbara Broccoli, Daniel Craig and Léa Seydoux collected the award in Beijing on behalf of special effects supervisor Chris Corbould. The explosion was filmed near Erfoud in Morocco, and used 8,418 litres of fuel and 33kg of explosives.

    Producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli said: “It is absolutely tremendous that the Guinness World Records have recognised Chris Corbould’s incredible work in SPECTRE in which he created the largest explosion ever in film history.”

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-11-10
  5. TODAY!

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    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-10-26
  6. SPECTRE new TV spots

    With just a week to go until the SPECTRE premiere at London’s Royal Albert Hall, the pace of promotion is picking up. Here are a few more of the most recent TV spots from around the world:

     

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-10-19
  7. Christopher Wood dies aged 79

    According to a tweet from Roger Moore’s official twitter account (@sirrogermoore) it seems that Christopher Wood, script author of The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, as well as author of the novelisations to these two, has died, aged 79. While the exact amount and nature of his influence on the scripts of these productions starring Roger Moore remain a topic of debate for fans and cineastes for years, there can be little doubt that his film novelisations still remain favourites with many fans of the literary James Bond; a remarkable achievement in its own right.

    Christopher Wood was a prolific writer, both under his real name and under a number of pseudonyms, and he also worked on the scripts for a number of adaptations of his ‘Confessions’ series. Another noteworthy work of his is the script for the 1985 Hollywood production Remo Williams: The Adventure Begins.

    Team and members of CommanderBond.net hereby wish to express our sincere condolences to Mr Wood’s family and friends.

    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-10-19
  8. SPECTRE video blog on UK filming

    The tourism board VisitBritain has posted an exclusive behind-the-scenes look at some of the SPECTRE action filmed in the UK – including London and Blenheim Palace.

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-10-07
  9. ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ official video released

    The official music video for the SPECTRE theme track ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ has just been released (just under two hours later than the planned time of 0:07 in the UK, apparently prompting “a lot of angry emails going round”). It features new footage from the film interspersed with Sam Smith singing at various locations, including what appears to be Museo della Civilta Romana, a museum in Rome which is also the setting for a key scene in the movie itself.

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-10-05
  10. Sam Smith SPECTRE theme is UK number 1

    He’s faced a week of mixed reviews, but Sam Smith has succeeded where Shirley Bassey, Duran Duran and even Adele failed. His theme for SPECTRE, ‘Writing’s on the Wall’ has gone straight to number 1 on the UK singles chart, with 70,000 streams and sales. Its the first time a Bond track has topped the charts in Britain.

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-10-03
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