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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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.

    continue reading…

    Helmut Schierer @ 2015-03-01
  7. BOND IN MOTION exhibition extended – SPECTRE vehicles will be added

    If you haven´t had the chance to see this – you will get another one!

    Due to popular demand the London Film Museum will remain dedicated to Bond in Motion until further notice. It will see new exhibits added in 2015, including vehicles from the latest Bond adventure, SPECTRE.

    To mark the first anniversary of BOND IN MOTION at the London Film Museum, the museum will be hosting a weekend of Bond-themed celebration on 21st and 22nd March 2015. Distinguished Bond film crew and contributors will be holding talks, tours and open Q&A sessions in the museum throughout the weekend. Speakers will include stunt supervisor and action director Vic Armstrong, a veteran of seven Bond films and production designer Peter Lamont who worked on 18 Bond adventures. The official Aston Martin owners club will be descending on the Covent Garden Piazza outside the exhibition for the weekend with over 30 vehicles from the past to the present. All anniversary activities within the museum will be free to BOND IN MOTION ticket holders.
    Special guests may change without notice.

    Tickets are available at the venue box office daily. To avoid the queue please purchase your tickets in advance. *Check website for special event announcements as these may result in the Museum being closed. Museum closure notices: Closed all day on 28th May 2015

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    http://londonfilmmuseum.com/home/

    Stefan Rogall @ 2015-02-27
  8. Director Sam Mendes on SPECTRE

    The latest behind-the-scenes footage from SPECTRE focuses on director Sam Mendes. It also features Daniel Craig as James Bond, Ralph Fiennes as M, Naomie Harris as Moneypenny and Ben Whishaw as Q.

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-02-26
  9. Empire reports on SPECTRE

    British film magazine Empire features SPECTRE on the cover of its latest edition, and has a lengthy report including new details from the sets in London and Austria. The article also features new photos of Léa Seydoux as Dr Madeleine Swann and Dave Bautista as henchman Mr Hinx. Both Seydoux and Bautista also give further insights into their respective characters.

     

    More details from Empire can be found here:

    http://www.empireonline.com/news/story.asp?NID=43524

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-02-26
  10. Shooting “SPECTRE” – Clapperboard #4

    The Aston Martin DB10 and Jaguar C-X75 stand side-by-side during night filming in Corso Vittorio Emanuele II in Rome.

    “Two supercars, one beautiful city.”

    Kenny Stewart @ 2015-02-24
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