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Bond in Review: Goldfinger finale

And now, Operation Grand Slam commences via Pussy’s flying circus “Rocky a bye baby” phase. The ladies seem awfully cheery to have killed an entire town-maybe Pussy let them know the gas was in fact, switched and harmless ahead of time-or maybe they’re just as nuts as Goldfinger himself. 828 more words

The beat, sorry Bond goes on.

The popularity of the Bond project goes on and on. Who would have thought that when it was started it would be so popular? People are still looking and getting the patterns to do it. 279 more words

The Facts of Death: Casino Royale, Part VII

Casino Royale consists of two mini-movies. The first of these involves Bond’s hunt for the meaning of “Ellipsis,” a cryptic codeword being traded among mercenary terrorists. 770 more words

Summer reading: Casino Royale (1)

The summer reading season is officially underway. This past week I intermittently picked up Ian Fleming’s 1953 novel that started it all: Casino Royale. It was a relatively brisk read given that this was the 3rd if not the 4th time I visited the fictitious Royale-les-Eaux in the south of France, to say nothing that the book itself is not very long, barely lasting 165 pages. 1,234 more words

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Bond in Review: Goldfinger Part III

Bond’s next journey is in Switzerland, where he continues to observe Goldfinger. Also, the location of the film’s most recognizable publicity shots. There’s some real nice scenery of the Alps in this part of the movie (“Goldfinger” I think, in addition to having a lot of the gold color of course, seems to be one of the “greener” Bonds-The golf course, Switzerland here, and later, Blofeld’s horse ranch and stables in Kentucky-all extremely green :) ) 808 more words

You Know My Name

I’m not greatly familiar with Chris Cornell’s body of work, except for this:

I still think it’s one of the better Bond openings, both in terms of the song fitting the tone/style of the film, and that it succeeds visually without the usual crutch of implied (or actual) nudity. 60 more words

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The 1951 Rolling Review Show ... # 127

The 1951 Rolling Review Show … # 127

Welcome to the 1951 Rolling Review Show which twice weekly features pieces of music I have enjoyed at some time in my life. 31 more words

The 1951 Rolling Review Show