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14 Remakes That Are Better Than The Original

In this day and age, it's amazingly easy to be a cynic. It could be argued that remakes are lazy cash-ins, that they're a sign of the lack of original ideas left in cinema, or that they exist only to appease that sizable portion of the cinema-going audience that needs to see films in their native tongue, without subtitles. That's true in a great many cases (I'm looking at you, "Jacob's Ladder," "Quarantine," and "The Fog"), and yet there are times when a remake is a golden opportunity to do some...
Tags: Hollywood, Movies, Robin Williams, Tim Burton, Vincent Price, America, Earth, Bbc, Cruise, Williams, Cameron, Andy Serkis, Ian Fleming, Robert De Niro, Daniel Craig, Ash


The 14 Scariest Moments In Non-Horror Movies

There's a time and a place for scares. We've paid our money and have earned our right to jump out of our seats at least twice during a typical horror movie. But what happens when frightening moments catch us off guard? Even children's films have jump scares; these days, no type of movie is really safe.Villains who belong in the most X-rated of horrors, yet somehow show up in family-friendly movies. Those "Did you see that?" moments that make you look incredulously at the person sitting next to y...
Tags: UK, England, London, Movies, Russia, Superman, Roald Dahl, US, David Cronenberg, Ian Fleming, Ash, Nazi, Khan, Pixar, Spielberg, John Williams


Turkey: "My Name Is Bond, James Bond": James Bond Theme Music As A Sound Mark Application Before The EUIPO Boards Of Appeal - Ankara Patent Bureau

James Bond book series, started to be published by British author Ian Fleming first in the year 1953, is based on the adventures of a British Secret Service agent bearing the same name.
Tags: News, Turkey, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Secret Service, Bond James Bond


The 15 Best James Bond Cars Ranked

Corgi produced the first toy James Bond car, an Aston Martin DB5 complete with ejector seat and retractable machine guns, in October 1965. "Goldfinger" had premiered over a year prior. The paint job wasn't even accurate -- gold instead of silver, which made it look unfinished. As soon as it reached shelves, the diecast Aston became the first must-have Christmas toy.Like his famously debonair creation, Ian Fleming cultivated a taste for the finer things in life. That extended to his garage, too; ...
Tags: Japan, Hollywood, Movies, Amc, Ford Mustang, Avis, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Secret Service, Toyota, Sam Mendes, Daniel Craig, Jamaica, Las Vegas, Nevada, Bmw


The 20 Greatest James Bond Villains Ever

After several release date pushes, the latest James Bond film, "No Time to Die," is set to hit theaters in October. The 25th installment in the long-running franchise comes with heightened expectations, and not just because of the delays. It marks the final appearance of Daniel Craig as 007 before a new actor slips into the role of the martini-sipping super spy.While "No Time To Die" won't end the ongoing debate about who the best Bond is and who should take up the role next, it's exciting to se...
Tags: Movies, Russia, Christopher Lee, Orson Welles, Earth, James Bond, Ian Fleming, New Orleans, Judi Dench, San Andreas, Silicon Valley, Secret Service, Christoph Waltz, Daniel Craig, Christopher Walken, Cia


The 15 Best Spy Movies Of All Time

In a 1956 letter to noir legend Raymond Chandler, Ian Fleming referred to his James Bond novels as "pillow fantasies of the bang-bang, kiss-kiss variety." The phrase would eventually be turned around and immortalized as hepcat slang for spy cinema around the world. The business of kiss kiss, bang bang has been booming ever since. Fleming's creation for Queen and Country is now the second-longest running franchise in film history. "Mission: Impossible" has been playing in theaters longer than it ...
Tags: New York, Movies, Washington, Russia, Berlin, Cary Grant, Ronald Reagan, United Nations, Palmer, James Bond, Ian Fleming, John F Kennedy, Brad Pitt, Cia, John Le Carre, Dustin Hoffman


Director Martin Campbell Shares Stories From Casino Royale, The Mask Of Zorro, And More [Interview]

Director Martin Campbell is all about clarity. From his action to his storytelling, there's little confusion in a Martin Campbell film. And he seems to almost always knows exactly what he's making, no matter its quality. If it turns out well, he'll say it's okay. If it doesn't, he'll blame himself and admit, as he did at one point during a career-spanning interview with /Film, that a movie he did was "terrible."The filmmaker, known for his top-shelf James Bond pictures and his work in British te...
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Interview: Director Martin Campbell Discusses The Protégé

The latest action film from legendary director Martin Campbell is out now in theaters. The Protégé features a star-studded cast that includes Maggie Q, Samuel L. Jackson, and Michael Keaton in the lead roles. “Rescued as a child by the legendary assassin Moody (Samuel L. Jackson) and trained in the family business, Anna (Maggie Q) is the world’s most skilled contract killer,” says the official synopsis. “But when Moody – the man who was like a father to her and taught her everything she needs to...
Tags: Movies, Interview, China, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Vietnam, Jackie Chan, Anna, Quantum of Solace, Maggie, Sam, Jackie, Michael Keaton, Bond, Anthony Hopkins, Robert


Why Martin Campbell Didn’t Return to Direct Any Bond Sequels

Martin Campbell breathed fresh life into the Bond franchise twice. With Goldeneye and Casino Royale, he kicked off two new chapters in the long-running franchise to great success. The filmmaker made the character vital again, both for audiences in the ’90s and the 21st Century. While the sequels with Pierce Brosnan drastically departed from the tone Campbell established, there are still echoes of the filmmaker’s work in the most recent Daniel Craig-led films. But he never came back to the serie...
Tags: London, Movies, News, Ian Fleming, Daniel Craig, Bond, Goldeneye, Fleming, Campbell, Pierce Brosnan, Martin Campbell, Stella Rimington, Casino Royale Campbell, Martin Campbell Didn


Things to do in the San Fernando Valley, LA area, July 22-29

  Tran Nguyen’s exhibit “Remedy,” depicting humans and nature living in magical harmony is on display until Aug. 7 at Thinkspace Projects in Los Angeles. (Photo courtesy of Tran Nguyen/Thinkspace Projects) Here is a sampling of things to do in-person and online in the San Fernando Valley and Los Angeles area, July 22-29. EVENTS   Canoga-Pop: An art show and sale plus musical entertainment, 5-9 p.m. July 22. Begin the tour at Retro Relics, 21501 Sherman Way (at the corner of Alabama Aven...
Tags: Books, Local News, Music + Concerts, Restaurants Food and Drink, Theater, Things to Do, Art, Comedy, Dance, Events, Food, Movies, Museum, Restaurants, San Fernando Valley, Top Stories LADN


‘Argylle’: Matthew Vaughn’s New Spy Movie Casts Henry Cavill, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, and More

Yesterday, a report surfaced that Matthew Vaughn, the director of the Kingsman film franchise, would be directing an untitled spy movie about a novelist with amnesia who slowly regains her memory and realizes she’s actually a world-class spy. An official press release, which announced the film’s title and cast, has since contradicted that initial synopsis. Vaughn’s new movie is called Argylle, and the press release promises it will launch a new action franchise. Henry Cavill (Man of Steel) is s...
Tags: Europe, Movies, News, Ian Fleming, Bryce-Dallas-Howard, Henry Cavill, Samuel-L-Jackson, Bryan Cranston, Cranston, Kingsman, Conway, Vaughn, Dua Lipa, Cavill, Matthew-Vaughn, Sam-Rockwell


Kingman Creator’s Spy Pic Argylle Sets A-List Cast Including Henry Cavill & John Cena

(Photo by Andreas Rentz/Getty Images for Netflix & Dia Dipasupil/Getty Images) Ahead of the long-delayed release of the latest installment to the Kingsman films this December, it looks like franchise creator Matthew Vaughn has found his next big project in the form of Marv Studios’ brand new spy feature titled Argylle. Marv has also assembled an all-star cast which will feature Grammy-winning singer Dua Lipa in her feature acting debut, who is also set to provide the original music for the titl...
Tags: London, Movies, America, Action, Ethan Hawke, Oscar, Ian Fleming, Bryce Dallas Howard, Henry Cavill, Penguin Random House, Samuel L. Jackson, Bryan Cranston, John Cena, Kingsman, Sam Rockwell, Vaughn


Dreaming and Drinking

The pandemic in France means seven o’clock curfew, no gatherings, no restaurants, no bars, no clothing stores. I’m fine, Tom’s fine. Our days are busy and our evenings are cozy. So why is there this lingering feeling that I’m lacking a little extra zest in life? Maybe its because for more than a year I have not been 30 minutes from home Recently the local SudOuest Mag(azine) gave me the spark— the zest!—for a dream adventure. My dream destination is just south of Bordeaux. Open Tue...
Tags: Travel, France, New York City, America, Paris, James Bond, Ian Fleming, George Michael, Le Havre, Vesper, Empire State Building, Lillet, Windsor, Tom, Andes, PAUL


James Bond Creator Ian Fleming Said There is ‘Only One Recipe’ for Writing a Best Seller

“There are strong incidents in [Casino Royale] which are all based on fact. I extracted them from my wartime memories of the Naval Intelligence Division of the Admiralty, dolled them up, attached a hero, a villain and a heroine, and there was the book.”—Ian Fleming Last week I picked up a used copy of Ian […]
Tags: Writing, Filmmaking, Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, Naval Intelligence Division, How to Write a Thriller, James Bond creator, James Bond Creator Ian Fleming Said


The Unlikely Real Life American Inspirations Behind James Bond

“It struck me that this brief, unromantic, Anglo-Saxon and yet very masculine name was just what I needed, and so a second James Bond was born.”—Ian Fleming on picking the name James Bond In my book Screenwriting with Brass Knuckles I point out many instances of where some of the top screenwriters cribbed from others […]
Tags: Writing, Filmmaking, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Casino Royale, Indiana University, Anglo Saxon, Hoagy Carmichael, Who did Ian Fleming have in mind for James Bond, Writing the James Bond novels


James Bond & Screenwriting with Brass Knuckle Dusters

There I was watching From Russia with Love (1963) a couple nights ago when out popped a scene featuring brass knuckles. I tracked down the script and I learned yet another name for brass knuckles —knuckle duster. The scene takes place when Rosa Kleb (Lotte Lenya) is looking for a ultimate tough guy to take […]
Tags: Russia, Filmmaking, James Bond, Ian Fleming, From Russia With Love, Screenwriting, Scott W. Smith, Bad guys wearing brass knuckles, Knuckle duster, screenwriter Johanna Harwood, Screenwriting with Brass Knuckles book, Rosa Kleb Lotte Lenya


James Bond & Screenwriting with Knuckle Dusters

There I was watching From Russia with Love (1963) a couple nights ago when out popped a scene featuring brass knuckles. I tracked down the script and I learned yet another name for brass knuckles —knuckle duster. The scene takes place when Rosa Kleb (Lotte Lenya) is looking for an ultimate tough guy to take […]
Tags: Russia, Filmmaking, James Bond, Ian Fleming, From Russia With Love, Screenwriting, Scott W. Smith, Bad guys wearing brass knuckles, Knuckle duster, screenwriter Johanna Harwood, Screenwriting with Brass Knuckles book, Rosa Kleb Lotte Lenya


From Iowa with Love (the James Bond connection to the Midwest)

“The real trick of it is to find the villain’s caper. Once you’ve got that, you’re off to the races and the rest is fun.”—Screenwriter Richard Maibaum Tonight I watched From Russia with Love (1963) for the first time. I wanted to see how Sean Connery as James Bond in 1963 held up in 2021. […]
Tags: Russia, Filmmaking, Iowa, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Sean Connery, Midwest, University of Iowa, Richard Maibaum, Screenwriting, James Bond Screenwriter, James Bond& 039, s humor, Johanna Hardwood, Who wrote the early James Bond screenplays


Books Read in 2020

At the start of 2019 I gave myself a goal to read more books (in an effort to rekindle my inner bookworm), and this past year saw a continued growth in the number of books I read, which makes me very happy. Following the 11 I read in 2019, I got through 16 this past year, which falls just short of the goal of 18 I had given myself, which is close enough for me. I did hit some dead spots throughout the year where I didn’t read any, and a few (like Ametora, Pure Invention, and Killing the Bus...
Tags: Travel, Books, Japan, Ian Fleming, John, Ursula K Le Guin, Bond, Anthony Horowitz, Fleming, Matt, Sloan, HOROWITZ, John Hughes, Ernest Cline, Goodreads, Robin Sloan


Novels are terrible and you'll never convince me otherwise | Prove me wrong

We don’t need fiction – the real world is strange enough. Plus, fancy writing is incomprehensible, argues Ben Butler. Lucy Clark tries to prove him wrongBen Butler: Lucy, novels are terrible and you’ll never convince me otherwise.Genre fiction can be OK, provided it doesn’t go on for too long. I haven’t finished the Game of Thrones books, but as I recall they increasingly resemble a building material in shape, dimensions and weight as the series wears on. Continue reading...
Tags: Books, Fiction, Culture, Ian Fleming, Margaret Atwood, George Rr Martin, Lucy, Ben Butler Lucy Clark


John le Carre, Author of Spy Novels, Dies at Age 89

"This terrible year has claimed a literary giant and a humanitarian spirit," tweeted novelist Stephen King, adding later that "The Little Drummer Girl was one of the best novels I've ever read." Margaret Atwood tweeted "His Smiley novels are key to understanding the mid-20th century." And the Associated Press tells the story of how spy-novel writer John le Carré was "drawn to espionage by an upbringing that was superficially conventional but secretly tumultuous." Born David John Moore Cornwel...
Tags: Germany, Berlin Wall, Stephen King, Tech, Ap, David, Austria, Oxford, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Associated Press, John Le Carre, Margaret Atwood, Oxford University, British Embassy, Carr


Master spy writer John le Carre dies at 89, agent says

LONDON — John le Carre, the spy-turned-novelist whose elegant and intricate narratives defined the Cold War espionage thriller and brought acclaim to a genre critics had once ignored, has died. He was 89. Le Carre’s literary agency, Curtis Brown, said Sunday that he died in Cornwall, southwest England on Saturday after a short illness. The death was not related to COVID-19. In such classics as “The Spy Who Came in from the Cold,” “Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy” and “The Honourable Schoolboy,” Le ...
Tags: Books, England, London, News, Germany, Berlin Wall, Iraq, Berlin, Africa, Sport, Ap, Bbc, David, Austria, Britain, Soccer


IO Interactive Reveals James Bond Origin Story Game in Development

IO Interactive reveals James Bond origin story game in development While fans eagerly await Daniel Craig’s final outing as the iconic MI6 agent and the game developer’s final installment in their latest Hitman trilogy, IO Interactive has surprised fans with the announcement of a James Bond video game in development exploring the origin story of Ian Fleming’s super spy. The announcement teaser can be viewed below! RELATED: Agent 47 Returns for Hitman III in Announcement Trailer! ...
Tags: Movies, Russia, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Daniel Craig, Bond, Activision, Fleming, Billie Eilish, James Bond Theme Craig


Sean Connery Dies at Age 90. Remembered as 'The Best of Many' James Bonds

In 1962 Sean Connery became the first actor to appear in movies as secret agent James Bond, and according to long-time Slashdot reader schwit1 was "The best of the many Bonds, by far." An anonymous reader writes: Connery influenced the character deeply. The Huffington Post once wrote that James Bond wasn't Scottish until Sean Connery played the role. Ian Fleming was still writing his series of James Bond novels, and "After seeing Connery in Dr. No and thinking the actor did a superb job, Flemi...
Tags: Tech, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Terry Gilliam, Harrison Ford, Catherine Zeta Jones, Indiana Jones, Huffington Post, Sean Connery, Fleming, Slashdot, Glencoe, Connery


Sir Sean Connery, the Enduring Face of James Bond, Has Died

Sir Sean Connery, star of stage and screen and the legendary actor who catapulted Ian Fleming’s spyfi novel hero into a movie and pop-cultural icon, has passed away at 90.Read more...
Tags: Science, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Rip, Indiana Jones, Sean Connery, Zardoz, Highlander, James Bond Has


James Bond Stoicism

One of the things that makes the James Bond books better than the James Bond films , is that while the latter mostly represent not-too-deep action-driven entertainment, the former are peppered with philosophical asides. Ian Fleming’s 007 has arguments with his nemeses on the nature of power and autonomy and discussions with colleagues as to how one can know if they’re really on the right side of things. Bond himself lives with a certain personal philosophy, one that mixes different elemen...
Tags: Books, Life, Russia, Travel & leisure, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Philosophy, Stoicism, Jamaica, Bond, Caribbean, Nassau, Fleming, Sea Island, Clausewitz, A Man's Life


New Leaf Run-off Poll for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

This is the runoff poll to select the book we'll read and discuss in November, 2020. Note: I won't be voting in this poll unless there is another tie, at which point I'll cast the tiebreaking vote. . This is NOT a multiple-choice poll. Choose one, and only one. . Questions? FAQs |
Tags: Books, UK, US, Canada, Britain, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, Jamaica, Cia, Bond, Goldeneye, Soviet Union, Fleming, Louise, Vesper Lynd


New Leaf Updated Voting Thread for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

Apologies for messing up the first of these polls. I was rushed, and had too many interruptions. And not even @issybird had the power to fix it, so we're trying again... It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


New Leaf Vote for November • If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories

It's time to select the book that the New Leaf Book Club will read in November, 2020. The theme is If Books Could Kill, Thrilling Stories We love new participants. We're happy for you to vote, but in the interest of a vibrant conversation, we'd like to request that you please not vote unless you plan to join the discussion whatever the selection. :) So if you haven't posted in a book club thread yet, do please say a quick hello here or in the Welcome thread. This is a poll...
Tags: Amazon, Books, UK, New York, London, Massachusetts, US, Canada, Britain, Oxford, Book Clubs, James Bond, Ian Fleming, South London, Jamaica, Cia


Roald Dahl's Fantasy Adaptations, Ranked

Roald Dahl was an RAF fighter pilot, an intelligence officer, the screenwriter of two Ian Fleming adaptations (You Only Live Twice and Chitty Chitty Bang Bang) and, oh yes, the beloved author of several fantastical tales for children that have since become classic films...and a few that have not. Let’s rank ‘em!Read more...
Tags: Books, Science, Tim Burton, Roald Dahl, Wes Anderson, Ian Fleming, Anjelica Huston, Raf, Johnny Depp, Steven Spielberg, Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, Danny DeVito, The Bfg, Jeremy Irons, Matilda, Gene Wilder