The Legendary Sir Roger Moore Has Passed Away at Age 89

5/23/2017 By Jack Lugo It is with a great deal of sadness that we must report that legendary Bond actor Sir Roger Moore has passed away at age 89.  In a statement released by his children on his official Twitter page, it was revealed that the beloved icon succumbed to “a short but brave battle…

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WE KNEW HIS NAME Chris Cornell Obituary by Ajay Chowdhury

May 18th 2017 WE KNEW HIS NAME Chris Cornell Obituary by Ajay Chowdhury   Chris Cornell, singer and co-writer of ‘You Know My Name’, written for Daniel Craig’s 007 debut, Casino Royale, has died at the tragically young age of 52. Co-written with David Arnold, the track redefined what a Bond song could be in the Daniel Craig era, with…

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The Music of Bond: An Interview with Producer Lukas Kendall

Music of Bond : Interview by Jack Lugo Lukas Kendall is the founder and editor in chief of Film Score Monthly. Back in 2003 he had the unique opportunity to produce the remasters of the Bond soundtracks.  I recently interviewed Jeff Bond who wrote the liner notes to those releases, and Jeff was kind enough…

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The Music of Bond: An Interview with Jeff Bond

Interview by Jack Lugo His name is Bond, JEFF BOND.  Although he shares his last name with the hero of our franchise, Jeff Bond is neither related to the fictional hero nor to the ornithologist whose name was famously appropriated by Ian Fleming.  Jeff Bond is the writer and editor who worked on the liner…

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The Video Games of Bond Part 2 by Matthew Grice

Following up on his most fascinating Video Games of Bond Series, Matthew Grice revisits 4 Bond games of yesteryear from his childhood.  Matthew offers his personal recollections of these games, and I think many of us will remember having played a few of them ourselves. If you have any personal memories of playing these video…

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What’s So Complicated about Writing Bond 25? by Jack Lugo

Disclaimer:  This an opinion piece.  The views expressed herein are my own and should NOT be attributed to Tom and Chris or to the podcast if you happen to disagree. – Jack Lugo Aside from anticipating some official word regarding Daniel Craig’s imminent return, another question about Bond 25 seems to have arisen from recent…

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An Appreciation for OHMSS by Sheila James

Note from the editor: Those of us who follow JBR on social media have become quite familiar with Sheila James and her love of OHMSS and all things Lazenby. I must first apologize to her because she sent me this blog post a long while back and I haven’t had a chance to get around…

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How to Introduce Friends to James Bond by Benjamin Clow

Admit it, if you’re reading this, you most likely are a Bond fan. You’ve probably lost count how many 007 posters are in your room, you make up excuses for wearing a suit in public and your ringtone is either Bill Conti’s A Drive in the Country (Yes, that’s me) or the Bond theme. You…

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Daniel Craig Lends His Support to UNMAS by Jack Lugo

On Thursday March 2nd, a new viral video starring Daniel Craig was unleashed. The suave 007 actor took to our screens accompanied by adorable puppies for a charitable cause. Craig has teamed up with Omaze to help the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) to generate awareness about landmines as well as to offer a donation…

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Fifty years on: A Visit to Himeji Castle by Nicholas Knight

Himeji Castle, also known as Shirasagi-jo, the Castle of the White Egret. National Treasure, the most Important Japanese Cultural Property and a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1993. But never mind all that: to the James Bond fan, it’s Tiger Tanaka’s ninja training school in “You Only Live Twice”. It may not be the first…

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