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  1. 007 Magazine Archive Files #1: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    James Bond fans around the world can now order 007 Magazine Archive Files #1.

    This brand new publication comes after the recent 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 #1: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

    007 Magazine Archive Files #1: 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 #1 examines the filming of the exciting and brutal beach fight that opens the sixth James Bond film, On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (1969) starring one-time Bond George Lazenby, and the filming at The College of Arms in London. Featuring never-before-seen images from a scene cut from the final movie when Bond discovers the villainous Ernst Stavro Blofeld’s spy has infiltrated the college and is listening-in to 007’s top secret conversation with Sir Hilary Bray.

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine Archive Files #1 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.

    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 @ 2010-01-16
  2. 007 Magazine #52 now shipping

    James Bond fans around the world can now order 007 Magazine #52.

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

    As stated on the official 007 Magazine website, 007 Magazine #52 will showcase exclusive new articles, features and many never-before-published images. These include:

    • PICTORIALWhen Harry Met James (Palmer and Bond that is!)
      GRAHAM RYE spotlights the 1963 luncheon meeting between authors Len Deighton and Ian Fleming (with new exclusive comments by LEN DEIGHTON).
    • PICTORIALJust a perfect day at Pinewood Studios…
      GRAHAM RYE focuses on a historical 1963 gathering of the movers and shakers of the Bond franchise-to-be on the set of From Russia With Love.
    • PICTORIALBond Bound: Ian Fleming and the Art of Cover Design
      GRAHAM RYE visits the private view of the 2008 exhibition at The Fleming Collection in London’s Mayfair.
    • FEATURE“STOP GETTING BOND WRONG!”
      GRAHAM RYE sets the record straight on the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.
    • INTERVIEWCuadra…Jaime Cuadra!
      STEVE OXENRIDER talks with the Peruvian singer and arranger whose work was featured in the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.
    • FEATURETo Russia, With Love
      Russian Journalists NATALIE GOLITSYNA and ANDREY SHARY, authors of the first in-depth study of James Bond, the literary & cinema hero, in the Russian language, examine 007’s impact on their homeland.
    • FEATURELost ‘Warhead’ Production Paintings
      GRAHAM RYE reveals previously unseen pre-production illustrations from Kevin McClory’s ill-fated Bond project (with new exclusive comments by LEN DEIGHTON).
    • PICTORIALFlashback
      The 1989 Licence To Kill Royal World Charity Premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince And Princess of Wales.

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine #52 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.

    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.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-11-28
  3. 007 Magazine #52

    Mark your calendars James Bond fans: 007 Magazine #52 is due out on 30 November 2009.

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

    As stated on the official 007 Magazine website, 007 Magazine #52 will showcase exclusive new articles, features and many never-before-published images. These include:

    • PICTORIALWhen Harry Met James (Palmer and Bond that is!)
      GRAHAM RYE spotlights the 1963 luncheon meeting between authors Len Deighton and Ian Fleming (with new exclusive comments by LEN DEIGHTON).
    • PICTORIALJust a perfect day at Pinewood Studios…
      GRAHAM RYE focuses on a historical 1963 gathering of the movers and shakers of the Bond franchise-to-be on the set of From Russia With Love.
    • PICTORIALBond Bound: Ian Fleming and the Art of Cover Design
      GRAHAM RYE visits the private view of the 2008 exhibition at The Fleming Collection in London’s Mayfair.
    • FEATURE“STOP GETTING BOND WRONG!”
      GRAHAM RYE sets the record straight on the 1971 James Bond film Diamonds Are Forever.
    • INTERVIEWCuadra…Jaime Cuadra!
      STEVE OXENRIDER talks with the Peruvian singer and arranger whose work was featured in the 2008 James Bond film, Quantum of Solace.
    • FEATURETo Russia, With Love
      Russian Journalists NATALIE GOLITSYNA and ANDREY SHARY, authors of the first in-depth study of James Bond, the literary & cinema hero, in the Russian language, examine 007’s impact on their homeland.
    • FEATURELost ‘Warhead’ Production Paintings
      GRAHAM RYE reveals previously unseen pre-production illustrations from Kevin McClory’s ill-fated Bond project (with new exclusive comments by LEN DEIGHTON).
    • PICTORIALFlashback
      The 1989 Licence To Kill Royal World Charity Premiere at London’s Odeon Leicester Square, in the presence of Their Royal Highnesses The Prince And Princess of Wales.

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine #52 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.

    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.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-11-21
  4. 007 Magazine #51 available now

    Attention James Bond fans: 007 Magazine #51 is now available!

    This latest issue comes after the news in mid-June that the popular Bond magazine would be returning to print to mark its 30th anniversary after three years as an internet-only publication.

    As stated on the official 007 Magazine website, 007 Magazine #51 will showcase exclusive new articles, features and many never-before-published images. These include:

    • Cubby Broccoli Centenary Tribute
    • Quantum of Craig
    • Breakfest with Largo – John McLaughlin Interview
    • From Russia, With Class!
    • Never say never again… probably!
    • And much more…

    Bond fans can purchase 007 Magazine #51 at the official 007 Magazine website for the following costs: £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.

    Keep watching the CommanderBond.net main page—and our brand new Twitter feed—for the most up-to-date literary James Bond coverage on the web.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-08-01
  5. '007' Magazine Is Back In Action

    The ever-popular 007 Magazine is making a comeback in a big way for its 30th anniversary year.

    Returning to print after three years as an internet-only publication, summer 2009 will see the return of 007 Magazine with not one, but two separate titles. Read on for full details:

    007 MAGAZINE Is Back!

    The World’s Number One James Bond Publication Is Set To Return In Print In Its 30th Anniversary Year

    After a 3-year ‘sabbatical’ as an online Internet publication only, 007 Magazine is set to return during summer 2009 with not one, but two separate titles. The sister publication will be entitled 007 Magazine Archive Files, and the first issue will feature articles and many never-before-seen images from the making of On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, in the film’s 40th anniversary year.

    Each issue of 007 Magazine Archive Files will concentrate on aspects of one Bond film in the series’ history, while the original 007 Magazine will contain a varied selection of features relating to all aspects of the James Bond phenomenon. Both 36-page ‘Limited Edition’ issues will retail at £9.99 each (plus £1.50 p&p – $20 surface mail) and will be published at intervals throughout the year on a non-subscription basis.

    007 Magazine editor & publisher Graham Rye explained, “I can think of no better way of celebrating 007 Magazine‘s 30th anniversary than the publication re-emerging in a printed format. When we ceased publishing 007 Magazine as a paper publication in December 2005 many of our faithful long-time readers were less than enthusiastic about the changeover to the new media. So after being away for a three-year hiatus I’ve decided to return with a printed magazine format and this time to run two titles side-by-side, hopefully to cater for every possible taste in Bond fandom. With so many unseen images in the 007 Magazine Achive this will prove a great opportunity to bring them to a wider audience.”

    The 007 Magazine website will continue to feature a large free view area while its 1,000-page feature-packed encrypted pay-to-view archive area will offer a newly reduced 12-month subscription fee of £9.99 ($16). The current ££4.99 ($7.50) monthly subscription to the encrypted pay-to-view area will remain the same.

    007 Magazine first appeared in print in April 1979 and premiered on the World Wide Web during 1997, while its more recent web persona evolved during September 2004.

    007 Magazine publications and website feature the definitive work on the subject, covering everything relating to the James Bond phenomenon and spanning six decades from 1952 to the present day. During its 30-year history 007 Magazine & Archive has become THE foremost worldwide focal point for countless enquiries relating to Bond, James Bond – and provides the ultimate resource for James Bond enthusiasts worldwide, and a unique commercial picture agency & information centre for the world’s media.

    The 007 Magazine Archive is the largest commercial archive of its kind in the world and many of its never-before-seen images will feature regularly throughout the pages of both 007 Magazine publications.

    Both 007 Magazine publications will be printed in limited quantities, so if you wish to reserve a copy prior to publication (with no obligation to purchase), please email [email protected].

    Customers will be emailed when the publications are available for sale through the 007 Magazine website.

    For further details, visit the official 007 Magazine website. To view the detailed 1979 – 2005 bibliography of 007 Magazine on CommanderBond.net, click here.

    Keep watching the CommanderBond.net main page—and our brand new Twitter feed—for the most up-to-date literary James Bond coverage on the web.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-06-13
  6. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang #6

    The sixth issue of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the James Bond International Fan Club‘s official magazine is now available to 007 fans around the world.

    Issue #6, Bond Revered, takes an indepth look at the cinema debut of the 22nd Bond film, Quantum of Solace. Included is a review of Craig’s second go as 007 as well as a detailed worldwide shooting schedule report.

    Also featured is Ian Fleming’s centenary and the endless events that went on in 2008 to promote it: the high-profile launch of Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care, the ‘For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond’ and ‘Bond Bound: Ian Fleming & The Art of Cover Design’ exhibitions, the numerous Bond-related books released throughout the year and more.

    Rounding things out is a brand new interview with Casino Royale‘s Vesper Lynd, Eva Green, and a world exclusive report on the little-known Ian Fleming book that was banned before it was even published: State of Excitement – Impressions of Kuwait.

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is published by the James Bond International Fan Club. Visit 007.info for details on how to subscribe to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The first five issues can also be purchased separately at the website.

    Keep watching CommanderBond.net for the latest news from the world of James Bond.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-02-17
  7. DGA Quarterly Covers Directing Bond For Latest Issue

    Double O Section alerts us today that the latest issue of DGA QUARTERLY, the official magazine of the Directors Guild of America, is all about James Bond on the big screen.

    Written by Steve Pond, the cover story focuses on ‘the eight surviving directors of the longest-running franchise in film history reminisce about their adventures making James Bond come to life’.

    The article includes discussions with Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace), Martin Campbell (Casino Royale, GoldenEye), Michael Apted (The World is not Enough), John Glen (Licence To Kill, amongst others), and others.

    The Winter 2009 issue of DGA QUARTERLY (click here for the cover) is currently available now with an $8.00 issue price.

    For further details on the magazine, visit the official website.

    Stay tuned to CommanderBond.net for all the latest literary 007 news.

    Devin Zydel @ 2009-02-07
  8. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang #5

    Issue #5 of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang, the James Bond International Fan Club‘s official magazine, is out now – and it’s chockablock with exciting content.

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Issue #5

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang Issue #5

    Headlining the issue is an exclusive interview with James Bond himself, Daniel Craig, as the actor reflects on 2006’s Casino Royale while gearing up for Quantum of Solace.

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang also chats with “You Know My Name” singer Chris Cornell and reflects on the life of the late Lois Maxwell, aka Miss Moneypenny.

    The issue also features coverage of this year’s Ian Fleming Centenary events (including Sebastian Faulks’ Devil May Care and the “For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond” exhibition), a look at Charlie Higson’s fourth Young Bond novel Hurricane Gold and a wrap-up of the latest 007 products and events, including the stage version of 1967’s Casino Royale!

    Kiss Kiss Bang Bang is published by the James Bond International Fan Club. Visit 007.info for details on how to subscribe to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. The first four issues can also be purchased separately at the website.

    Keep watching CommanderBond.net for the latest James Bond news.

    Matt Weston @ 2008-04-19
  9. Total Film To Produce 21 Limited Edition James Bond Covers

    Total Film magazine will be celebrating the upcoming Ian Fleming centenary will 21 limited edition James Bond covers–one for each of the films from 1962’s Dr. No through 2006’s Casino Royale.

    The Guardian reports that the 007 covers will be featured on the April edition of the magazine, published by Future, in what is one of the biggest-ever promotions by Total Film.

    Furthermore, the issue on sale next thursday, 21 February, will contain a 36-page section on the James Bond films which includes an interview with Craig regarding his latest film, Quantum of Solace and the criticisms over it’s title.

    A comparison of the Fleming novels to the film adaptations as well as 20 favourite Bond girls will also be included.

    ‘We have worked closely with [Bond producers] MGM and EON to secure this fantastic set of covers and are thrilled with the result,’ said Simon Maxwell, group publisher of Future’s film portfolio.

    ‘Total Film works hard to make watching films an event and the legacy of Bond is an important part of our passion for film. This is one of Total Film’s biggest-ever promotions and reaches across independents as well as high street chains.’

    Promotion of the April edition of Total Film will include an online Bond-related poll to stimulate interest.

    Keep watching CommanderBond.net for all the latest James Bond news and coverage. To keep track of all the upcoming 007 releases, events, television shows, and more–just keep your eyes on the CBn Calendar, located on the right panel of our main page.

    Devin Zydel @ 2008-02-13
  10. 'James Bond: A Legacy Of Excellence'

    With this month marking the one-year anniversary of Casino Royale‘s theatrical release, CommanderBond.net is pleased to mark the date with another special extract from the fourth issue of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang magazine (following up the ‘A Fan With A View’ Casino Royale premiere perspective, which was posted earlier this month).

    The following extract, entitled ‘James Bond: A Legacy Of Excellence’ and written by Matthew Field, features a discussion between composer David Arnold, title designer Daniel Kleinman and author Charlie Higson–each of them providing insight as to how their respective creative areas relate to the world of James Bond.

    Enjoy.

    James Bond: A Legacy Of Excellence

    Written by Matthew Field | Photographs by Ajay Chowdhury

    On Friday 3rd November 2006, just hours before the international media were treated to the first official screening of Casino Royale, Promax UK – an annual conference for those working in broadcast advertising and marketing – invited composer David Arnold, title designer Daniel Kleinman and author Charlie Higson, to participate in a discussion titled James Bond: A Legacy Of Excellence at London’s Mermaid Theatre.

    The trio gave Promax a fascinating insight into their respective creative worlds, their working methods and processes and how they have adapted and applied these to the ‘James Bond brand.’ It was a unique discussion – particularly in order to listen to individuals from the opposite ends of the 007 spectrum – film and literary – share their thoughts and anecdotes together.

    The session was sponsored by The James Bond International Fan Club and chaired by KKBB contributor Matthew Field.


    Matthew Field: Joining us today are three figures who are paramount in creatively shaping the future of one of the most successful film and literary franchises in history: James Bond.

    Charlie Higson, Daniel Kleinman and David Arnold

    Charlie Higson, Daniel Kleinman and David Arnold

    Daniel Kleinman has designed the titles for Casino Royale (his fifth James Bond film) following GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, and Die Another Day. He has directed music promos for artists such as Fleetwood Mac, Prince and Madonna and in 2004 he founded the production company Kleinman.

    Our second guest – David Arnold – has composed, arranged, and produced the score for Casino Royale (his fourth James Bond film). Hailed as one of the most successful British composers of his generation, his scores include Changing Lanes, 2 Fast 2 Furious and most recently Venus and Hot Fuzz.

    We’re also joined by writer and performer Charlie Higson, who is currently writing a series of novels based on the childhood exploits of James Bond. Charlie first came to public attention in the BBC comedy The Fast Show and [currently works on the hilarious BBC Radio 4 comedy show, Down The Line http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio4/comedy/downtheline.shtml. His Young Bond books have been huge hits.]

    Ladies and gentlemen, please welcome Daniel Kleinman, David Arnold, and Charlie Higson.

    (Applause)

    Matthew Field: It’s a dream job isn’t it – working on James Bond? Were you all fans of the movies and books whilst you were growing up?

    Charlie Higson: Not really no.

    (Laughter)

    Daniel Kleinman: Yes.

    David Arnold: (jokingly) No.

    Charlie Higson, Daniel Kleinman and David Arnold

    Charlie Higson, Daniel Kleinman and David Arnold

    Charlie Higson: We wouldn’t be here would we, if we weren’t? I think we’ve all grown up as kids going to see James Bond films thinking ‘This is just brilliant.’ Yeah, I think we’ve probably all became his fans.

    Daniel Kleinman: I’m certainly a fan. I collected all the bubblegum cards. I’ve still got them – I think I’ve still got the set. I remember the Thunderball bubblegum cards – you had to chew your way through about five tons of very sickly bubblegum to get to them. I also had the car with the man who flies out of the roof.

    Charlie Higson: I bet you still haven’t got the man.

    Daniel Kleinman: I had the man, but my wife invited over some kids and let them play with it and then the man got lost.

    (Laughter)

    Matthew Field: Creatively, does it get harder with each new film – thinking what you can do next?

    David Arnold: Well in my experience, when I did Tomorrow Never Dies, I figured no one’s ever going to ask me to do this ever again. So I kind of did everything I ever wanted to do in that film and then at the end of it, when they did ask me to do the next one, after the initial period of elation, it became a sort of blind terror, because at that point if you’ve climbed Everest once and you’ve found a way up it and you’ve stuck your flag in the top. All of a sudden you’re being asked to do it again by a different route, using different methods but still trying to get to the top.

    Charlie Higson: The great thing about working on Bond is that you’ve got this fantastic set of elements to work with. He has been around for over fifty years now and it’s totally part of our culture. You’ve got all these fantastic building blocks that you can knock about with. You can have echoes of what’s gone before but you can build something new with it – which I think is what we’re all doing. Danny’s title sequences nod back to what Maurice Binder was doing with his sequences. David’s work echoes that of John Barry and of course still uses The James Bond theme. You’ve got all that fantastic stuff that you can use and yet you can still build something new and exciting with it – which is fun.

    Daniel Kleinman: I think that’s right. I think the challenge for all of us, is to make it the same but different which seems anomalous. It’s certainly true that with a fairly tight brief, in a strange way it gives you a freedom to do sort of variations on the theme – be increasingly more inventive within that fairly tight constraint.

    Daniel Kleinman: It’s kind of gamble actually isn’t it to say none of those films before existed and we’ve started again.

    David Arnold: There’s always been a conundrum with the timeline anyway…

    Matthew Field: Bond kept getting younger and Q kept getting older!

    (Laughter)

    David Arnold: He meets Blofeld in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service and Blofeld doesn’t recognise him and yet in the previous film he had a fight with him at the end of the movie. The point at which you start deconstructing it that much, it’s just pointless.

    Matthew Field: In conclusion we couldn’t have a conversation about Bond without me asking you all who your favourite James Bond is….

    Charlie Higson: We’re all going to say exactly the same thing, my first film, I remember going to see in a cinema was Thunderball. David you remember You Only Live Twice, and I should think Daniel would probably say the same thing. So it has to be…George Lazenby!

    (Laughter)

    Daniel Kleinman: How about Bob Holness who actually played Bond on the radio I think.

    David Arnold: Was he the first ever?

    Charlie Higson: No, he wasn’t, Barry Nelson was the first ever on TV in America, but yes, Bob Holness was James Bond before Sean Connery.

    Matthew Field: Thanks very much guys. That was great.

    (Appaluse)


    Promax UK 2006 James Bond: A Legacy Of Excellence produced by Grant Campbell (late of the BBC 2 reality show, The Restaurant). Thanks to Nick Roberts. For more information, see www.promax-uk.org

    MATTHEW FIELD is the author of ‘The Making Of The Italian Job’ and ‘Michael Caine, You’re A Big Man’, both published by BT Batsford. He has co-written his next book ‘Deer Hunters, Blade Runners And Blowing The Bloody Doors Off’ which is the autobiography of Academy Award winning film producer Michael Deeley, to be published by Faber & Faber next year. His is a contributing writer to Kiss Kiss Bang Bang magazine. Ajay Chowdhury is the editor of Kiss Kiss Bang Bang magazine.

    Text © 2006, Matthew Field. All rights reserved.
    All photographs © 2006, Ajay Chowdhury. All rights reserved.

    The full version 7 page article and exclusive photographs appear in Kiss Kiss Bang Bang #4
    The publication of the James Bond International Fan Club
    http://www.007.info/ClubMagazine.asp

    Guest writer @ 2007-11-30