Tribute To Sir Connery

Sean Connery has been polled as “The Greatest Living Scot” and was knighted in July 2000.  In 1989, he was proclaimed “Sexiest Man Alive” by People magazine, and in 1999, at age 69, he was voted “Sexiest Man of the Century”. He is best known for portraying the character James Bond, starring in seven Bond […]

Creating The James Bond Image

In 1957, five years before the first Bond film, the London Daily Express approached Ian Fleming with offers to publish a serial strip based on his world famous secret agent, James Bond. Fleming was initially reluctant to accept the generous offer because he was afraid of the quality of the writing and did not want […]

The Other GoldenEye

During the 1988-1994 production gap of James Bond films, between Timothy Dalton’s License to Kill and Pierce Brosnan’s GoldenEye, there was still some “new” James Bond material to be screened in 2 made-for-TV movies: Goldeneye: The Secret Life of Ian Fleming – the Real James Bond (1989) Taking its title from Ian Fleming’s home in […]

The Real James Bond

Even though most Bond enthusiast know that James Bond is loosely based on Ian Fleming’s own stint in the Naval Intelligence Division as a commander with the codename 17F, he also decided to include some of the exploits of the first well known super-spy Sidney Reilly. Sidney G. Reilly 1873-1925, also known as the “Ace […]

An American James Bond?

There have been several Americans who were considered to play in the first James Bond movie Dr. No. The most interesting pick from the creator of James Bond, was Steve Reeves from the famous Hercules movies of the late 50’s and early 60’s. Even though now we probably can’t imagine him being a suave slim […]

Cary Grant As James Bond?

Apparently the producers of the James Bond films originally approached Cary Grant about playing the role of Britain’s 007 agent. Cary declined the role because he didn’t want to be tied to a film series. Some say he turned down the role of James Bond in Dr. No (1962), believing himself to be too old […]

James Bond’s Blaxploitation Movie

While filming Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die was chosen as the next Ian Fleming novel to be adapted because screenwriter Tom Mackiewitz thought it would be daring to use black villains, as the Black Panthers and other racial movements were active at this time. Sean Connery was originally slated to reprise his starring […]