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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 […]

Five Favourite Mini-moments In Film #1

Lately I’ve been collecting lists of my favourite mini-moments in film. I would define the term ‘mini-moment’ as a tiny part of a film that may seem inconsequential in the grand scheme of the whole film, but strikes an impression on its own as completely memorable, sometimes moreso than the rest of the film. Here […]

My Top 7 James Bond Opening Title Sequences

I’ve mentioned it a million times before, but my partner is a massive James Bond fan, and is probably the most fanatical Bond fan I have ever known in my entire life. He does a marathon of the films approximately twice per year (sometimes more), and since we live together, I generally get to marathon […]

Every Bond Film Reviewed in One Sentence

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 up with the idea of […]

MovieRob’s 007 December Blogathon: Moonraker (1979)

My strange obsession with this highly special and arguably terrible Bond film continues! Here’s the second review I’ve written for MovieRob‘s fantastic 007 December Blogathon. If you want to know more about my admittedly poor taste in Bond films, read on! ***** Moonraker (1979, dir. Lewis Gilbert) is also known as “Bond in Space”, because […]

MovieRob’s 007 December Blogathon: Casino Royale (1967)

If you love James Bond as much as I do, you have to head over to MovieRob post haste, where a most excellent blogathon is taking place – the 007 December Blogathon. I wrote this review of Casino Royale (1967) for the blogathon, and there have been lots of great posts on some of the […]

On Location: The Oh Cult Voodoo Shop

It was only the other day that I suddenly remembered one of my favourite Bond films is partially set in New York City. That stellar film is Live and Let Die (1973), starring Roger Moore as famous secret agent James Bond; his first time playing the role. Lots of people dislike Live and Let Die […]