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Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

Live and Let Die by Ian Fleming

After recently reading and reviewing Casino Royale, I continue my James Bond Challenge with Live and Let Die, the second Bond novel written by Ian Fleming, in 1954. Originally I was hoping to read one Bond novel each month, but as it is now the…

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Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

Casino Royale by Ian Fleming

And so it begins. At the start of the year, I gave myself a James Bond challenge. I wanted to rewatch all the Bond movies in order, and rank them. But I then added in reading all the original Ian Fleming novels for the first…

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My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

My James Bond book and film challenge – and a Bond timeline

James Bond, and the movies in particular, are a lot of things to different people, depending on which version of Bond you prefer. Exciting action movies, thrilling spy adventures, fantasy sci-fi, gritty dark thrillers, even fun campy pseudo-comedies at times. It’s all of those things…

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James Bond’s favourite games and sports

James Bond’s favourite games and sports

James Bond is one of those people you’d probably hate in real life, because he’s good at everything! Sports, games, most physical activities, he’s just naturally good at it all. I actually always wondered how he stays so good at everything, so that he can…

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Top Ten James Bond Movies

Top Ten James Bond Movies

James Bond has been an icon of film for over 50 years. The character is a massive cultural touchstone and over the years has inspired people to do many Bond-like activities including joining the navy, or even try to join MI5 and MI6 (although hopefully they weren’t too disappointed…

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The Living Daylights Soundtrack

The Living Daylights Soundtrack

The next Bond theme by John Barry for #Johnuary is The Living Daylights. This is the final Bond score that Barry worked on and is another example of him collaborating with a modern band for the title song. This one being A-ha This is one…

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A View To A Kill Soundtrack

A View To A Kill Soundtrack

As the month of #Johnuary continues to look into the work of John Barry, we now move on to the more modern Bond theme songs, as they started to collaborate with more pop bands rather than just solo singers. The first of these is A…

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