Month: February 2011

The First 007

Before there was a James Bond or even an Ian Fleming novel there was John Dee(1527-1608) The original 007. Dee was a fascinating genius, considered a master spy for Elizabeth I as well as philosopher and cipher who captured the attention of the royal courts. John Dee originated the 007 insignia number for himself  and […]

How To Be Like Bond….James Bond

I came across an article written by Richard Shelmerdine that narrowed down a few key points that show why Bond is Bond. Learning how to be like James Bond could fill volumes of books full of personality traits so I can appreciate an article that gets to the point. “#1 Mindset Bonds mind is completely […]

Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang

The Italian media called Sean Connery’s version of James Bond, Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. It so inspired the composer, John Barry that he and co-writer Leslie Bricusse decided to write a theme song for Thunderball as a description of the character of James Bond called Mr. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang. Unfortunately for Barry United Artists production team […]

Daniela Bianchi “From Russia With Love”

[Moneypenny, M and other officials are listening to Bond’s taped interview of Tatiana Romanov.] Tatiana Romanova: The mechanism is… Oh, James, James… Will you make love to me all the time in England? James Bond: Day and night. Go on about the mechanism. Italian actress, whose best known part was Tatiana Romanova in the 1963 […]

Talisa Soto “License To Kill”

James Bond: You’d better find yourself a new lover! Lupe Lamora: Don’t you men know any other way? James Bond: It’s Sanchez’s way! You seem to like it! Talisa Soto played Lupe Lamora in “License To Kill” and is first seen in bed with a man, apparently behind Sanchez’s back. Sanchez enters, and tells Lupe he […]

Barbara Bach “The Spy Who Love Me”

In 1971, Bach co-starred with two other Bond girls, Claudine Auger and Barbara Bouchet in the mystery La Tarantola Dal Ventre Nero and had small roles in other Italian films. In 1977, her role as the Russian spy Anya Amasova in The Spy Who Loved Me gained her recognition as an international sex symbol. Although […]