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  1. SFX Magazine ‘Skyfall’/Bond issue 227

    If you happen to drop by at your local newsagent’s these days you can’t help but notice the premier of Bond 23 – otherwise known as ‘Skyfall’ – is coming closer at rapid speed. Bond themed covers on everything, from Empire to Entertainment Weekly. One noteworthy title will be on sale from tomorrow, Wednesday 19th September. It’s SFX issue 227, the magazine that helped many a fan over the dry-spell of recent months with its ‘Bond 50’ countdown series of splendid and astute Bond film reviews. Now Bond is back on their cover, and with him a number of intriguing features that come with this title story:

     

     

     

    • SKYFALL: Exclusive interviews with Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

     

    • HOW TO WRITE THE PERFECT BOND FILM: Writing exclusively for SFX, ‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ and ‘Moonraker’ screenwriter Christopher Wood shares the secrets of his craft.

     

    • DANNY KLEINMAN: Interview with the Bond title sequence designer, with rare pre-production art from his personal archive.

     

    • THE WORLD ACCORDING TO 007: A double-page illustrated map of James Bond’s globe-hopping adventures, from Jamaica to Vegas, Swizerland to Earth orbit.

     

    • BOND POSTERS: Rare images from the Bond archives (tieing in with the new DK book).

     

    • BOND QUIZ: No Bond-themed issue would be complete without this.

     

     

    And ‘Skyfall’ and Bond are by far not the only interesting features of this issue. IPad-users will be able to download the issue from 19th onwards here. All others will have to take a walk to their nearest newsagent.

    Helmut Schierer @ 2012-09-18
  2. Vanity Fair celebrates James Bond

    In their current edition Vanity Fair magazine offers a variety of photos and an insightful article on the start of our beloved movie franchise.

    Check it out here: http://www.vanityfair.com/hollywood/2012/10/photos-fifty-years-james-bond#slide=1

     

    Stefan Rogall @ 2012-09-17
  3. 007 Magazine # 55 – at large since end of July

    Almost, but not quite under CBn’s radar went 007 Magazine’s issue number 55, available since the end of July via the 007 Magazine site. First enthusiastic feedback about the edition helped setting this matter straight, and with a slight delay here now follows what information we have. Editor Graham Rye provided us with a most intriguing  note about some of the contents of this publication. And indeed, this issue does brim over with information:

     

    • “It was the best job in the world!”
      Over the course of a memorable evening in Mayfair, legendary photographer TERRY O’NEILL talked with LUKE WILLIAMS about his experiences working with five James Bonds (and over 20 Bond girls!), as well as explaining how Frank Sinatra changed his career and why the way to Sean Connery’s heart was through golf! (Includes a photo preview of Terry O’Neill’s book ALL ABOUT BOND, published in September 2012.)
    • Will BOND 23 rise or fall?
      In October 2012, James Bond will finally return to the big screen, after a four-year absence, in the 23rd film in the series – SkyFall. LUKE WILLIAMS examines what is known so far about the Sam Mendes helmed feature (Features all the latest SkyFall imagery).
    • THE SEARCH FOR BOND: How the 007 role was won and lost!
      Only six men can lay claim to wearing the famous Savile Row tuxedo but hundreds more came within an inch of the 007 role. In this new exclusive four-part series, ROBERT SELLERS (author of the controversial book Battle for Bond) tells the extraordinary story of how cinema’s most famous role was cast, featuring exclusive contributions from Sir Ranulph Fiennes, Sam Neill, Ian Ogilvy, Oliver Tobias, Michael Billington, Adrian Paul, Peter Snow, Michael Craig, Rikki Lee Travolta, Julian Glover, Michael Jayston and many others. (Featuring many never-before-featured facts)
    • “Balloon, mein herr?”
      LUKE WILLIAMS examines the fascinating parallels between the film versions of Graham Greene’s The Third Man (1949) and Ian Fleming’s The Living Daylights (1987).

     

    You can discuss these and other articles of 007 Magazine # 55 in this thread

    Thanks to CBn forum member Simon for the feedback.

    Helmut Schierer @ 2012-08-02
  4. 50 Years of Bond: Entertainment Weekly

    What is the most appropriate gift you could give Brit super spy and martini aficionado James Bond to celebrate 50 years of big screen 007 adventures? A cake in the shape of a gun? A gun in the shape of a cake? A new liver? Or…How about an entire issue of Entertainment Weekly devoted to the half century of espionage-themed pleasure the Bond franchise has given the world since Sean Connery defined the role of 007 — and Ursula Andress defined the ideal way to wear a bikini — in 1962′s Dr. No?

    Within the pages of this week’s magazine you’ll find a gallery of rare, behind-the-scenes photographs annotated by longtime Bond producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson, a guide to all 22 official James Bond movies, a round-up of Bond’s greatest gadgets, a map revealing every place 007 has visited on planet earth (and elsewhere), an interview with “Unsung Bond” George Lazenby, and an opening essay by 007 nut Ben Svetkey who explains why his many Bond set visits on EW’s behalf were not just all expenses-paid boondoggles — they were all expense-paid boondoggles which helped make him the man he is today.

    But, wait, there’s more! Having stirred you with tales of Bond movies past we will also hopefully shake you with fresh news about the latest 007 adventure Skyfall, which opens Nov. 9. That intel comes courtesy of the film’s Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes who emerged from his editing bunker to talk Daniel Craig hotness, Bond girl nudity, and the onscreen evil-osity of Javier Bardem’s villain.

    Remember, though, folks: All this is for your eyes only!

    Matthew Harkin @ 2012-08-02
  5. 007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls – File #3 The 1980s

    007 Magazine Archive Files:
    The James Bond Girls -
    File #3 The 1980s

    Another new issue of 007 Magazine Archive Files is now shipping: The James Bond Girls – File #3 The 1980s, which is the second part of an ‘Archive Files’ series focussing on the Bond girls of each decade, again written and designed by Graham Rye.

    The features of each issue are as follows:
    • The Bond Girls covered by each decade!
    • Major new picture content throughout!
    • 2010 updated text!
    • Never-before-seen images!
    • Rare behind-the-scenes photographs!
    • The ideal souvenir brochure for autographs!
    • A Deluxe Limited Edition Publication!

    007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls File #4: 1990s will be available soon.

    '007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls':
    File #1 The 1960s, File #2 The 1970s, File #4 The 1990s

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls – File #3 The 1980s at the official 007 Magazine website for the following prices: £9.99 (UK) | $15.99 (US) | €11.99 (EU) | £9.99 (Worldwide). Please be aware that prices do not include shipping.

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    Heiko Baumann @ 2010-11-22
  6. 007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls – File #2 The 1970s

    007 Magazine Archive Files:
    The James Bond Girls -
    File #2 The 1960s

    The next issue of 007 Magazine Archive Files is now shipping: The James Bond Girls – File #2 The 1970s, which is the second part of an ‘Archive Files’ series focussing on the Bond girls of each decade, as usual written and designed by Graham Rye.

    The features of each issue are as follows:
    • The Bond Girls covered by each decade!
    • Major new picture content throughout!
    • 2010 updated text!
    • Never-before-seen images!
    • Rare behind-the-scenes photographs!
    • The ideal souvenir brochure for autographs!
    • A Deluxe Limited Edition Publication!

    007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls File #3: 1980s and File #4: 1990s will be available soon.

    '007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls':
    File #1 The 1960s, File #3 The 1980s, File #4 The 1990s

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls – File #2 The 1970s at the official 007 Magazine website for the following prices: £9.99 (UK) | $15.99 (US) | €11.99 (EU) | £9.99 (Worldwide). Please be aware that prices do not include shipping.

    Click here for further details and inquiries.

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    Heiko Baumann @ 2010-10-30
  7. 007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls – File #1 The 1960s

    007 Magazine Archive Files:
    The James Bond Girls -
    File #1 The 1960s

    Another new issue of 007 Magazine Archive Files has been announced (and is available from now): The James Bond Girls – File #1 The 1960s, which is the start of a new ‘Archive Files’ series focussing on the Bond girls of each decade, as usual written and designed by Graham Rye.

    The features of each issue are as follows:
    • The Bond Girls covered by each decade!
    • Major new picture content throughout!
    • 2010 updated text!
    • Never-before-seen images!
    • Rare behind-the-scenes photographs!
    • The ideal souvenir brochure for autographs!
    • A Deluxe Limited Edition Publication!

    The covers of the forthcoming issues of 007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls (1970s, 1980s and 1990s) have already been unveiled, even though these magazines are not yet available (but will become so in the near future.

    Covers for the forthcoming issues of
    '007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls':
    File #2 The 1970s, File #3 The 1980s, File #4 The 1990s

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine Archive Files: The James Bond Girls – File #1 The 1960 at the official 007 Magazine website for the following prices: £9.99 (UK) | $15.99 (US) | €11.99 (EU) | £9.99 (Worldwide). Please be aware that prices do not include shipping.

    Click here for further details and inquiries.

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    Heiko Baumann @ 2010-10-17
  8. '007 Magazine' #53 out now

    '007 Magazine' #53

    A bit late for this announcement, but better late than never: 007 Magazine #53 is out since August 2010. And as if this weren’t enough, Bond fans are in for a special treat, as Graham Rye once again opens his archives for 007 Magazine Archive Files – Sean Connery as James Bond 007 – File #1.

    007 Magazine Archive Files – Sean Connery
    as James Bond 007 – File #1

    As the official website states:

    “Bond, James Bond.” For many cinemagoers worldwide there has only ever been one ‘real’ James Bond – Sean Connery. And to celebrate Sir Sean’s 80th birthday on August 25th 2010, 007 Magazine Archive Files presents a unique look back at his 7-film career as James Bond with a 36-page special featuring some of the best, most unusual and rarest images from the 007 Magazine Archive. Nobody did it better!

    007 Magazine #53 will -a as usual – showcase exclusive new articles, features and many never-before-published images. The contents of this isssue includes:

    • FEATURE 100 Years Not Out!
      GRAHAM RYE looks back at the 2008 celebration events surrounding the centenary of James Bond author Ian Fleming.
      Exclusive photographs by Graham Rye & Mark Mawston
    • PICTORIALGoing Going Gone Soon!
      The Most Famous Car In The World

      James Bond’s gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5 goes up for auction in October 2010 – 007 MAGAZINE has the lowdown!
    • FEATURE James Bond 007: Blood Stone
      Activision’s latest explosive third-person action videogame boasts the vocal and visual talented triumvirate of Daniel Craig, Judi Dench and Joss Stone.
    • FEATURERoger Moore’s Finest Hour as James Bond in 1981’s For Your Eyes Only
      STEVE CASSIDY takes an affectionate look back at Roger Moore’s fifth outing as secret agent 007.

    Bond fans can purchase both 007 Magazine #53 and 007 Magazine Archive Files – Sean Connery as James Bond 007 – File #1at the official 007 Magazine website for the following prices (per item): £9.99 (UK) | $15.99 (US) | €11.99 (EU) | £9.99 (Worldwide). Please be aware that prices do not include shipping.

    Click here for further details and inquiries.

    Visit this CommanderBond.net article to read more about the return of 007 Magazine in print for 2009. To view the detailed 1979 – 2005 bibliography of 007 Magazine on CBn, click here.

    As always, keep your browsers pointed to the CommanderBond.net main page and our always active Discussion Forums for all the latest news from the world of James Bond.

    Heiko Baumann @ 2010-09-01
  9. 007 Magazine Archive Files #2: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    The second instalment of the newly launched 007 Magazine Archive Files James Bond magazine is now available to order online.

    This publication follows the 2009 news that the popular Bond magazine would be returning to print to mark its 30th anniversary after three years as an internet-only publication.

    007 Magazine Archive Files #2: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    007 Magazine Archive Files #2: On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

    As stated on the official 007 Magazine website, each issue of 007 Magazine Archive Files spotlights various elements of one particular James Bond film featuring rare and never-before-seen imagery coupled with informative and definitive information.

    007 Magazine Archive Files #2 examines features exclusive previously unpublished comments from On Her Majesty’s Secret Service director Peter Hunt (1925-2002) and also includes 100 rare and never-before-published images relating to the film. Far Up! Far Out! Far More!

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine Archive Files #2 at the official 007 Magazine website for the following prices: £9.99 (UK) | $15.99 (US) | €11.99 (EU) | £9.99 (Worldwide). Please be aware that prices do not include shipping.

    Visit this CommanderBond.net article to read more about the return of 007 Magazine in print for 2009. To view the detailed 1979 – 2005 bibliography of 007 Magazine on CBn, click here.

    As always, keep your browsers pointed to the CommanderBond.net main page and our always active Discussion Forums for all the latest news from the world of James Bond.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2010-06-12
  10. Latest issue of Her Majesty's Secret Servant now online

    Attention 007 fans: the latest issue of Her Majesty’s Secret Servant – The Essential James Bond is now online. Check it out at www.hmss.com.

    Some things to look out for…

    The past couple of issues have brought you our rankings of the James Bond movies, and the villains that inhabit and drive these films that we all love. We all also love the Bond girls that are such an integral part of the series; now we catalog and rank our favorites of this distinguished company (we also review the ones we deem the hottest—and damn the political correctness).

    Speaking of cataloging, senior editor Ed Werner gets way-deep into the collectible goodies spawned by On Her Majesty’s Secret Service. On the eve of the hotly-anticipated Iron Man sequel, The Other Spies’ maven Bill Koenig takes us back to the 1960s, in his review of Tony Stark’s Cold War career. Tom Zielinski tries to piece together what went wrong when the so-called ‘Blofeld Trilogy’ made it to the big screen. And Paul Baack wanders in with some gibberish about appreciating Roger Moore’s take on portraying Ian Fleming’s immortal superspy—we are outraged, and we wouldn’t read it if we were you.

    Visit Her Majesty’s Secret Servant for the complete issue.

    Keep turning to the CommanderBond.net main page and our Discussion Forums for the most up-to-date James Bond coverage on the web.

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    Devin Zydel @ 2010-04-23
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