Composer John Altman Explains What Went Wrong with GoldenEye’s Score (EXCLUSIVE)

To call Eric Serra’s “GoldenEye” score an acquired taste is putting it mildly. Though some fans appreciate its originality, the vast majority find its synth-heavy sound lacks the rich orchestral flavor that’s been an integral part of the 007 film series since the very beginning. In fact, during James Bond Radio podcast #023, Tom Sears…

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My Word is My Bond by Roger Moore – Book Review by Jack Lugo

I originally wrote this review for my blog earlier in August of 2016. My initial plan was to do a combined review of all of Roger’s books, but time got away from me so I thought I’d publish my review here. At the time, I had no idea that Roger would be on interviewed on…

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A View To A Thrill – Celebrating Duran Duran’s Title Song by Marc Hernandez

JBR listener and Duran Duran fan Marc Hernadez has written an interesting blog for us about the title song to Roger Moore’s swansong –  a few careless memories from the summer of ’85, and the song’s legacy… 1. Prior to recording the title track to Roger Moore’s last film as 007 Duran Duran were already…

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Book Review: Strike Lightning by Steve Cole (Young Bond)

Steve Cole’s 3rd Young Bond book Strike Lightning comes right off the heels of his second effort Heads You Die.  Cole took over the Young Bond series from Charlie Higson who ended his tenure with By Royal Command which details the events surrounding Bond’s expulsion from Eton.  The Young Bond books themselves are a truly…

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On Location: Mexico City’s Day of the Dead Festival by Ben Waterworth

Australian JBR fan and fellow Bond podcaster Ben Waterworth was in Mexico City for the recent first inaugural Day of the Dead Festival inspired by the pre-titles sequence of SPECTRE. He captured some extraordinary photos and even put together a brilliant video documenting this epic experience! As a massive James Bond fan and rival James…

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Gloria Hendry’s Jazz Tribute to the Songs of James Bond By Matthew Chernov

“The songs are just wonderful! I love them all!” That’s how Gloria Hendry, the unforgettable co-star of Live and Let Die, described the music of the 007 series when I spoke with her recently in Los Angeles. Our conversation took place at the Barbara Morrison Performing Center, located in L.A.’s historic Leimert Park neighborhood, where…

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The Video Games of Bond – Part 1 by Matthew Grice

In this ongoing series, Matthew Grice takes a look at the video games of Bond.  Drawing mainly from his memory and his experience playing some of the games, Matthew takes us on a personal journey through the history of Bond video games starting from the beginning up through present day.  Part 1 takes us from…

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Beyond Bond at The New Yorker Festival – Report by Wilfred Picorelli

Reporting by Wilfred Picorelli Article assembled by Jack Lugo While Daniel Craig did not make an official commitment to continue as Bond, it would appear that he has warmed up to the prospect saying in response to the question of whether or not he would return: ” I got the best job in the world…

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Fjord Eyes Only: James Bond in Oslo by Nicholas Knight

Norway- land of fjords and brunost. Home to the Blue Peter Christmas tree, Vikings and the mighty herring, it’s a country that would seem to have little or no connection to the world of James Bond. There’s a-ha, of course, and Julie Ege but that’s about it. The cinematic Bond has never been there and only…

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Donald Trump Explains Every James Bond Film by Jack Lugo

Just a disclaimer:  JBR does not endorse any candidate.  The opinions expressed are my own and should not be attributed to Tom and Chris if you happen to disagree or take offense.  Follow me on Twitter if you like this sort of humor. In Bond fandom, there’s usually a wide array of opinions concerning each and…

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