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‘The Spy Who Loved Me’ Making Of Doc: A Detailed Look Inside The Complicated (And Classic) 1977 Bond Film

10 October 2016 8:45 AM, PDT | Indiewire | See recent Indiewire news »

It’s been nearly forty years since the tenth installment in the James Bond franchise, “The Spy Who Loved Me,” graced movie theatres everywhere, with its nefarious World War III apocalypse schemes and car-to-submarine Lotus Esprits. “The Making of the Spy Who Loved Me,” originally made for BBC Open University, packs over three hours’ worth of interviews, behind the scenes footage and sequences from the original film into a remarkable look into the production of the 1977 spy flick.

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In comparison with most of the James Bond films, “The Spy Who Loved Me” is not a direct adaptation of Ian Fleming’s original novel, and contains no similarities to the book other than the title, which the filmmakers were given permission to use by the Fleming estate. Since there was no material from which to adapt a film, »

- Mark Burger

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Who should direct / star in the next Bond?

28 May 2016 6:00 PM, PDT | FilmExperience | See recent FilmExperience news »

In not surprising news, Sam Mendes is moving on from the 007 franchise after Skyfall (2012) and Spectre (2015). Daniel Craig is probably moving on, too, but rumors about who will replace him are, as ever, premature. The names floating about this time are Idris Elba and Tom Hiddleston (wishful fan thinking, maybe, since the internet has been suggesting these two names forever) and 30 year old Jamie Bell which is an interesting idea and probably not a bad one. If chosen he'd be the youngest Bond since Sean Connery (who was 30 when he was cast for Dr. No (1962) though most subsequent Bonds have been around 40 when they started. Plus Bell is super charismatic but underused in cinema.

Though Bond films are largely regarded as producer driven and leading actor focused pictures, rather than directorial feats, the man in the chair is important. In the past the franchise has generally relied on mid level directors rather than auteurs, »


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Guy Hamilton Dead At Age 93; Directed Four James Bond Films And "Battle Of Britain".

21 April 2016 6:51 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

Guy Hamilton and Roger Moore on the set of "The Man With the Golden Gun" in Thailand, 1974.


By Lee Pfeiffer

Cinema Retro mourns the loss of director Guy Hamilton, who has passed away at age 93. Guy was an old friend and supporter of our magazine and a wonderful talent and raconteur. Hamilton, though British by birth, spent much of his life in France. After WWII, he entered the film industry in England and served as assistant director to Sir Carol Reed, working on the classic film "The Third Man". He also served as Ad on John Huston's "The African Queen". Gradually, he moved up the ladder to director and helmed such films as "An Inspector Calls", "The Colditz Story" and "The Devil's Disciple", the latter starring Burt Lancaster, Kirk Douglas and Laurence Olivier. In 1964 Hamilton was hired to direct the third James Bond film "Goldfinger" and made cinema history. »

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Review: "A Bullet For Joey" (1955) Starring Edward G. Robinson And George Raft; Blu-ray Edition From Kino Lorber

16 March 2016 4:03 AM, PDT | | See recent CinemaRetro news »

By John M. Whalen 

A Bullet for Joey” (1955) with Edward G. Robinson, George Raft and Audrey Totter is one of those “Red scare” movies from the mid-fifties that combines elements of a crime plot with espionage and the evils of communism. It was the Cold War era and people were digging bomb shelters and practicing “duck and cover” air raid drills, while at the same time, congressional committees hauled in suspected Communist Party members, including actors, writers and directors, to testify and name names. Hollywood did its part, in turn, by black listing suspected commies and turning out anti-communism films like John Wayne’s “Big Jim McClain” “The Woman on Pier 13 (“I Married a Communist”), and “I Was a Communist for the FBI.” “A Bullet for Joey”, despite having two of Hollywood’s toughest tough guy actors in the cast, is one of the weaker examples of this sub-genre. »

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BAFTA to honour Angels Costumes

18 January 2016 2:14 AM, PST | ScreenDaily | See recent ScreenDaily news »

Costume house that has serviced films from Hitchcock to Hammer and Harry Potter to receive honourary BAFTA.

Angels Costumes is to receive the Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award at the Ee British Academy Film Awards ceremony at London’s Royal Opera House on Feb 14.

Now in its 175th year, Angels Costumes is the world’s longest-established and largest professional costume house, and has worked with film luminaries including Alfred Hitchcock, Powell and Pressburger, David Lean, Martin Scorsese, and Steven Spielberg on features from the Ealing Comedies, films produced by Gainsborough Studios and Hammer, to the Carry On films, Bond, Star Wars, Pirates of the Caribbean, and Harry Potter.   

The Outstanding British Contribution to Cinema Award is presented annually in honour of film producer Michael Balcon and previous recipients include Mike Leigh, Kenneth Branagh, Derek Jarman, Mary Selway, Ridley and Tony Scott, Working Title Films, Lewis Gilbert, the Harry Potter series of films, John Hurt, [link »

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