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On Location: Bond in New Orleans

“Who’s funeral is it?” … “Yours.” My partner/fiance Adam (aka Mr Film Grimoire) is currently finishing up a whirlwind boys’ trip with his friends in the U.S. of A – they’ve been roadtripping across the majestic land of America from Los Angeles to New Orleans and having (from what I’ve heard) a lot of fun. […]

Every Bond Film Reviewed in One Sentence

Originally posted on FILM GRIMOIRE:
My partner is the biggest James Bond fan I have ever known in my entire life. He has seen all of the films (except for Die Another Day and the Daniel Craig era ones) probably about one hundred times each. He’s recently started another Bond marathon, and I somehow came…

Spectre (2015): The Rantings of a James Bond Superfan

I’ve mentioned a couple of times here at Film Grimoire that I have a partner named Adam who is a James Bond superfan.┬áHe first started watching the Bond films at the tender age of 7, but became obsessed with the series at age 11. He’s such a superfan that he’s participated on a James Bond […]

“Is it worth paying for a ticket?”: Spectre (2015)

The newest James Bond outing is finally here, and it’s a doozy. Spectre (2015, dir. Sam Mendes) is set in an uncertain time in the Bond universe, where the tried and true Double-O program is at risk of being shut down in favour of advanced technology and surveillance programs. Whilst internal politics at MI6 threaten […]

On Location: Little Nellie

Turns out I have more fun film things to share from my trip! Technically this isn’t a film location, but I felt compelled to share this photo as it’s quite special to me. One of the highlights of my recent trip to London was visiting the Bond In Motion exhibit at the London Film Museum […]

On Location: Universal Exports

Whilst casually browsing the internet for pictures for one of my other Bond location posts, I found a screencap from The Living Daylights (1987); an exterior shot showcasing a sign for the MI6 cover organisation, Universal Exports. The locale around the sign looked pretty familiar and I realised that there was a Canadian flag in […]

On Location: Bond’s escalators at Charing Cross

After dinner the other night, Adam’s cousin casually mentioned to us that the scene in Skyfall (2012) where Bond chases the villainous Silva through a train station and onto a train was shot at Charing Cross station, right near Trafalgar Square. So of course we had to go straight there to check it out! The […]

On Location: The Fighting Temeraire

It was a pleasant surprise when wandering the rooms of the National Gallery at Trafalgar Square to find ‘The Fighting Temeraire’ by J. M. W. Turner in room 34. It is in front of this highly symbolic painting in Skyfall (2012) that Bond and Q the gadgets expert meet for the first time. The image […]

On Location: A secret door to MI6 by the Thames

Lucky I have my handy assistant to illustrate the full dimension of this film location! Adam and I were walking along the Thames the other day when he said, “We should find the secret door from Die Another Day“. I’m not a big fan of that particular Bond film, so I couldn’t even remember which […]

On Location: MI6

The other day, whilst walking across Vauxhall Bridge, my partner and I spotted a familiar sight – the building for Britain’s Secret Intelligence Service, MI6. As a certifiable Bond nut, Adam went a bit crazy and we posed for photos there and probably looked silly, but that’s fine. This photo is generally from the angle […]