Thursday, March 21st, 2019
James Bond: 50 Years of Main Title Design at Art of the Title. It’s by Ben Radatz, a partner at MK12 and co-director of Quantum of Solace‘s.
Thursday, June 15th, 2017
David Arnold speaks to collaborating with Chris Cornell on “You Know My Name”, the theme song for the James Bond movie Casino Royale: “We needed someone who could sing the way Daniel acted…” This has become my #3 favorite, after Carly Simon’s Marvin Hamlish number and Nancy Sinatra’s John Barry one.
Monday, July 18th, 2016
Tuesday, December 29th, 2015
Nice piece by E. E. Knight on James Bond as mythic hero.
Thursday, April 30th, 2015
Mr Daring Fireball writes the brief but definitive James Bond-themed Apple Watch article, complete with the appropriate still from TSWLM. “The idea of a digital watch that can receive secure text messages was remarkably prescient. The idea that the messages would print out on ticker tape was remarkably silly.”
Sunday, March 15th, 2015
Thank you for this. I will now proceed to dip into this list of the best books about James Bond.
Monday, October 20th, 2014
Saturday, December 1st, 2012
The best piece of James Bond movie criticism I’ve read: “My favourite Bond film: You Only Live Twice” by Phelim O’Neill, at The Guardian film blog. Muscular, yet pitch-perfect, and deft with what to throw in from the film(s) to illustrate his compelling argument.
Monday, November 5th, 2012
James Bond and the Jews in The Forward. While the article itself is unfortunately flimsy — I could have done better myself — there’s some knowledgeable discussion in the comments.
Monday, October 29th, 2012
Finally, a clear-headed review of Skyfall over at FT: “New director Sam Mendes wants to combine a Bourne-like lack of quips and frippery with Christopher Nolan-ish solemnity and gigantism.” Why eschew what you view as your own franchise’s banalities only to take others’?
Sunday, August 5th, 2012
The Business of Bond. More interesting if you adjust for inflation; Thunderball was the most profitable, then Goldfinger, then Live and Let Die. Great little logos per film as well.
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011
The Bond movies tend to go downhill once you see henchmen in jumpsuits.
Thursday, February 17th, 2011
Sunday, February 22nd, 2009
Diamonds are Forever
Perhaps the weakest Fleming novel I’ve read. A lot of adjectives, some repetition, vivid set pieces (mud room, train) but flimsy.
Tuesday, December 2nd, 2008
Quantum of Solace
Saturday, October 18th, 2008
Melvynn Bragg lauds James Bond, and isn’t it fascinating how weak a writer this public semi-intellectual is compared with modern bloggers.
Thursday, May 15th, 2003
In the age of the global village James Bond is the chivalrous knight about town.