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Auction house Bonhams is hosting an amazing number of collectibles in their latest Entertainment memorabilia auction. But it’s the genre items likely of more interest to our readers, including costumes and props from Torchwood, Doctor Who, and the James Bond film series.
Music lots up for auction include a wide range of autographed items from The Beatles, Rolling Stones and The Who, as well as more contemporary performers like Amy Winehouse. There’s an assortment of movie posters from as far back as the silent era and a small assortment of autographs, including Christopher Reeve.
When the selection of James Bond memorabilia begins, things get very interesting. Scriptwriter Jack Whittingham was tasked to write the first James Bond script, years before the series began with Dr. No. Ian Fleming and partner Kevin McClory planned to produce the film, but their professional relationship dissolved, and Fleming took much of the »
- Vinnie Bartilucci
Sergio Leone Week! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Brian Trenchard-Smith introducing "The Last Days of Sodom and Gomorrah." Leone was an (uncredited) second unit director on this epic potboiler directed by Robert Aldrich, whose own appetite for lurid scenarios is on full display (it was released the same year as Whatever Happened To Baby Jane). This was the last of the great Miklos Rozsa’s truly magisterial scores (he replaced Dimitri Tiomkin and considered the resulting film “tacky”). The production design was by Ken Adam (who was working on Dr. No the same year). Currently unavailable in DVD in the Us. »
- Trailers From Hell
The War Doctor
Portrayed by: John Hurt
Companion(s): He doesn’t have any. The closest he comes is Clara in “The Day of the Doctor”, but she’s much more the Eleventh Doctor’s Companion in this story
Tenure: 2 stories, his brief appearance in the minisode “The Night of the Doctor” (Nov, 2013) and “The Day of the Doctor” (Nov, 2013)
Signature look: Leather jacket, loose ascot or bandana, waistcoat with pocket watch and chain, bandolier with sonic screwdriver, and shin coverings or boots of a sort
Catchphrase: “No More”, alternatively “Gallifrey falls” or “Gallifrey stands”. He says each either several times or very prominently
Personality: The War Doctor is cagey and a little cranky. He is tired after what appears to have been a long, long life of trying to resolve the Time War. Though he is battle-scarred, he still feels very young when compared to his successors, the Ninth, »
- Kate Kulzick
The following press release has been received by Cinema Retro:
MI6 Confidential – Syd Cain Signed Autobiography :The Rare Autobiography Is Available Again In Limited Numbers
(London, UK, November 27th 2013) MI6 Confidential, has taken possession of a limited number of signed copies of the autobiography of Production Designer Syd Cain.
‘Not Forgetting James Bond’ is the autobiography of Syd Cain, one of cinema's most highly acclaimed Production Designers and Art Directors. This is a mesmerising volume filled with humour, drama and exotic travel, and never before told accolades about the legendary people Syd worked with during his 57 years in the film industry.
He recalls extraordinary revelations about making such films as Frenzy, The Wild Geese, Lolita, Shout at the Dead, Gold, A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Forum, Fahrenheit 451, and of course the James Bond classics: Dr. No, From Russia With Love, On Her Majesty's Secret Service, »
- email@example.com (Cinema Retro)
Thanksgiving might also be referred to as the TV holiday -- because after you've eaten all that good food, what's better than vegging out in front of your favorite shows. Here are all the movies, marathons and specials for Thanksgiving 2013.
Thursday, Nov. 28
ABC: "Lady Gaga & The Muppets' Holiday Spectacular," 9:30 to 11 p.m.
AMC: "The Godfather" movies, 11:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. the next day
CBS: Thanksgiving Day Parade, 9 a.m. to noon; NFL football Oakland at Dallas, 4:30 to 8 p.m.
Discovery: "Alaska: The Final Frontier" marathon, noon to 8 p.m., new "Punkin Chunkin" competition, 8 p.m. to 10 p.m.
Diy: "I Want That" marathon, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Esquire: "Knife Fight" marathon, 6 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Fox: NFL football, Green Bay at Detroit, »
The turkey’s stuffed, the pumpkin’s pie’d and the family’s gathered — but don’t neglect your old friend, TV! It’s working Ot this Thursday, Friday and Saturday, serving marathons of fave shows (Castle) and flicks (James Bond), holiday movies (My Santa) and classics (A Charlie Brown Thanksgiving), plus fresh episodes of Glee, Grimm and others. So unbutton your pants and pick up your remote — it’s relaxin’ time. (Sunday’s entrees, including the Walking Dead finale, a great Wife and The Mentalist 2.0 will be covered separately.)
Thursday, Nov. 28
Midnight – 2:40 am Amazing Animation Thanksgiving Marathon (Starz »
- Misha Solomon
BBC and its stateside network BBC America are in full party mode celebrating the 50th anniversary of its popular sci-fi series Doctor Who and the eleven incarnations of the benevolent alien named the Doctor who travels through time and space in a blue police box called the Tardis. Of course, if you’re a fan you’ll probably nose-to-nose with your screen of choice right now watching a marathon of the seventh season featuring Doctor No. 11 (Matt Smith). Today’s highlight is the 2:50 p.m. Est broadcast of the highly anticipated special The Day of the Doctor featuring Smith and the return of the Tenth Doctor, David Tennant as well as veteran actor John Hurt as a recently revealed character called the “War Doctor.” In addition to today’s broadcast, the 50th Anniversary special will also screen in select 3D cinemas Monday making it a Doctor Who party weekend to end all party weekends. »
Just as the ingenious introduction of the regeneration concept allowed the original Doctor Who series to extend its longevity, Russell T Davies’s invention of The Last Great Time War was an inspirational piece of writing which has continued as an underlying story arc long past his tenure at the Nu Who helm.
The big bad battle between Time Lords and Daleks serves several purposes, not least giving Christopher Ecclestone’s Doctor a heavy dose of survivors guilt to add some overdue gruffness to the character – fitting for a new age where cricket whites or multi-coloured coats might not quite cut it on a Saturday night.
Most of all though, the Time War has served the purpose of intriguing fans to the point of frenzy. For years Whovians young and old have wanted to know whether McGann regenerated in a warzone, which Doctor had their finger on the big red »
- Rob Leane
It has long been speculated that iconic 007 villain Blofeld (originated by Anthony Dawson in From Russia with Love and later personified by Donald Pleasence in You Only Live Twice) and his evil organization Spectre will be returning in Bond 24. That's a little closer to happening, now that MGM has won a fifty year legal battle with the Kevin McClory estate, which reverts the rights for these characters back to the studio.
Yesterday, MGM and Danjag announced that they now have all the rights and interests to the franchise once held by Kevin McClory and his estate. McClory helped craft the screenplay for Thunderball in the late 50s, though the film didn't see the screen »
Will "Bond 24" mark the return of 007 arch-villain Ernst Stavro Blofeld? That's the implication in Friday's announcement that Danjaq (the producers of the James Bond franchise) and MGM have acquired all of the rights to the iconic superspy owned by the estate and family of the late Kevin McClory, who co-created "Thunderball" with Bond author Ian Fleming. Thus ends more than a 50-year legal dispute over Bond rights stemming from "Thunderball," which started as a script by Fleming and McClory in 1959 and introduced Blofeld and his nefarious Spectre organization to the world of 007. However, when the proposed film project subsequently fell through, Fleming turned "Thunderball" into a novel in 1961 without McClory's consent. This coincided with the launch of the Bond franchise by producers Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman with Sean Connery as Bond. In fact, they intended on making "Thunderball" the first Bond movie, but had to quickly switch »
- Bill Desowitz
Who's that man posing with the Beatles? He's the Hollywood producer who signed the Fab Four to star in A Hard Day's Night before they touched down in America for the first time. He's also the guy who launched the James Bond movie franchise by giving the green light to make Dr. No, then saved it by luring Sean Connery back for one more movie. He also discovered the likes of Steve Martin and Woody Allen on the stand-up circuit and started their movie careers. Many movers and shakers in the entertainment industry are hidden in the fine print and not seen in the spotlight, and now legendary producer David Picker is stepping out with a new memoir – Musts, Maybes, and Nevers: A Book About the Movies – and sharing some Hollywood tales with ETonline.
Pics: Hollywood's Hottest Movie Posters
"I've been a very lucky guy," says Picker. "I wound up in a situation where I was able »
With Jesse Pinkman finally waving farewell in Breaking Bad, we'll all need a new shambolic-but-strangely-loveable criminal antihero to get behind. Jude Law's Dom Hemingway could be that man. Dom and his pal Dickie (Richard E. Grant, here channelling Dr. No) make their pitch on this brassy new poster.Written and directed by The Matador's Richard Shepard, the movie sees going-to-seed Dom, fresh from a 12-year stint in prison, heading to the south of France to collect what he's owed for keeping his mouth shut for former crime boss Mr Fontaine (A Better Life's Demián Bichir). Dickie is along for the ride and all seems hunky dory. Only Dom can't resist the old temptations and, sure enough, things swiftly go south for him. brightcove.createExperiences(); Salvation may just come in the form of long-lost daughter Evelyn (Emilia Clarke). Then again, Dom might just screw that relationship up too. »
This very evening our very own John Sharp will be embarking on perhaps his most challenging, exciting and most glamourous adventure yet for The Hollywood News. In association with Sky Movies, John will deprive himself of sleep for over 48 hours to sit through every single one of the 23 James Bond movies back-to-back. The event is taking place in association with Sky Movies, and John will be taking to Twitter to document his antics on the official Thn feed (which you can find over here), and you can join in the fun with him.
For the first time ever on UK television Sky Movies are will be showing all 23 James Bond films back to back from 7pm tonight (Friday 27th September) on Sky Movies Action & Adventure / HD. The Sky Movies Bond marathon will start with acclaimed documentary Everything Or Nothing at 6.15pm before embarking on the first undercover mission with Sean Connery as 007 in Dr. No. »
- Paul Heath
The third season of “Boardwalk Empire” achieved such operatic highs — and featured such an assortment of twisting alliances, along with a truly menacing villain — that the slow start to the current campaign is perhaps to be forgiven. Granted, there’s still a lot happening, and plenty of violence in and around Nucky Thompson’s booze-running world circa 1924, but the larger picture has yet to coalesce, offering enjoyable moments but, five episodes in, no driving through-line. Fortunately, the show has enough heft to remain one of TV’s most compelling dramas, if a cocktail that’s understandably a tad strong for viewers with weaker stomachs to comfortably consume.
New Jersey mobster Nucky (Steve Buscemi) managed to weather last season’s challenge to his bootlegging empire from Gyp Rosetti (Rip, Bobby Cannavale’s character), but not without plenty of collateral damage. This has left him warily circling a return to normalcy after »
- Brian Lowry
Reel-Important People is a monthly column that highlights those individuals in or related to the movies who have left us in recent weeks. Below you'll find names big and small and from all areas of the industry, though each was significant to the movies in his or her own way. Richard Aidala (c.1950-2013) - Chief projectionist for NYC's Museum of the Moving Image since its opening in 1988. He died after a brief illness on August 20. (MoMI's Facebook page) David C. Anderson (c.1941-2013) - First assistant director for the Bond films From Russia with Love, Dr. No and Thunderball, as well as on Tequila Sunrise and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre 2. As a production manager, he also worked on The Deer Hunter, Flash Gordon, 200 Motels and The Man Who Would Be King...
- Christopher Campbell
The 50th anniversary of Doctor Who is right around the corner and, with mere months to go before the celebrations kick off in earnest, Digital Spy wants to know the answer to a very important question - who is your favourite Doctor?
Join us every day from August 28 to September 6 as we take a look back at a half-century of Who and - in a new daily blog - weigh up the merits of each Doctor - from William Hartnell to Matt Smith, before finally revealing DS readers' favourite Doctor of all time on Monday, September 9.
When a lead actor departs a popular television drama - either through choice or necessity - the show is faced with three options; the first is to outright cancel the series, while the second is to »
Bond, uncut and in full on Encore! Beginning Sunday, September 1st at 8pm:Encore Will Feature 20 Uncut Classic James Bond Films Nightly...Including a premiere airing of The World Is Not Enough Encore will have a month-long programming event for September: Encore’s The James Bond Collection, every night beginning Sunday, September 1, 2013 at 8pm et/pt on Encore. Starring original Bond leads Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, fans can join Encore in celebrating of one of the world’s most loved heroes with favorites such as Goldeneye, Goldfinger, Tomorrow Never Dies, Dr. No and more. Also, for the first time, The World Is Not Enough will premiere on Encore. Encore’s The James Bond Collection will »
- April Neale
David C. Anderson, an assistant director, unit production manager, producer and production executive who worked on James Bond films “Dr. No” and “From Russia With Love” and pictures including “The Deer Hunter,” “Quadrophenia” and “Tequila Sunrise,” died of cancer on August 4 in Richmond, England, after a short illness. He was 72.
During a career spanning almost six decades in the U.K., U.S. and worldwide in film and television, Anderson worked with such directors as Terence Young, Ken Annakin, Ronald Neame, John Huston, Lewis Gilbert, John Sturges, Michael Cimino, Mike Hodges and Blake Edwards. His other credits included “The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie,” “The Kremlin Letter,” “The Man Who Would Be King,” “The Eagle Has Landed,” “Flash Gordon” and “What About Bob.”
- Carmel Dagan
James Bond is a well travelled man, there’s no doubt about that. His passport bears the stamps of more countries than most of us will visit in a lifetime, as a career spanning twenty three films has sent him from his home of Great Britain to everywhere from the United States, Mexico and Brazil to Japan, India and China.
There are a handful of notable places across the globe that Bond has yet to visit, however, and it is six such locations that the following list shall focus on.
Where He Has Been
Before we begin, here is a quick rundown of countries and overseas territories that 007 has visited during his 23-film career, excluding the United Kingdom. For countries that no longer exist (such as the Soviet Union), the modern day nation that the specific location visited by Bond finds itself in is shown in brackets. Scenes not featuring »
- Alex Antliff
Like James Bondc Did you miss out on the massive sale Amazon held on Black Friday last year for the "Bond 50: The Complete 22 Film Blu-ray Collection"c Well, you're getting another chance as it is once again deeply discounted over at Amazon for only $109.99, that's $190 off and $75 cheaper than they are selling the DVD set for. Interestedc Click here to buy it right now. The set doesn't include Skyfall, but it does include a page for the film, which you can purchase for $14.99 right now, which would ultimately cost you $124.98, which would also mean your order would qualify for free shipping. The films the set does include are: Dr. No From Russia with Love Goldfinger Thunderball You Only Live Twice On Her Majesty's Secret Service Diamonds Are Forever Live and Let Die The Man with the Golden Gun The Spy Who Loved Me Moonraker For Your Eyes Only Octopussy »
- Brad Brevet
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