Tuesday, 31 October 2017

007 Drink: Noilly Prat and tonic

Drink: Noilly Prat and tonic
Bond book appearance:  James Bond, the Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Experience of 007 Travelers: @ home

Noilly Prat (French pronunciation: ​[nwa.ji pʁat]) is a brand of vermouth from France. "White" Noilly Prat is the archetype of dry, straw-coloured French vermouth. Noilly Prat now makes Red and Ambre vermouths as well, introduced in the 1960s and 1980s, but they are less widely known. Noilly Prat Dry is 18% alcohol by volume. The Noilly Prat company is based in Marseillan, in the Hérault département of southern France, and is a subsidiary of Bacardi-Martini. Joseph Noilly, a herbalist, developed the first formula in 1813. (wikipedia)

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"The girl turned her head away. 'We are not married.' She felt it necessary to qualify the statement, ' Those are not my children'
Bond tried to appear embarassed, and fumbled the photograph back on the shelf. 'I'm sorry - er, when do you expect him back?
'Soon. I do not know exactly. He works at the Cairo Museum. He is often late. Can I offer you a drink?
Bond knew that she was lying and followed her out on to the balcony. Night had dropped swiftly and imperceptibly but it was still warm, Bond breathed the spicy air into his lungs and stepped to the edge of the wrought-iron balustrade. Somewhere, someone was playing a piano. How incongruous it sounded in this Arab night. He looked down and saw light gleaming from a conservatory that jutted out from one of the ground-floor flats. There, unmistakably, was the silhouette of a grand piano. A figure swayed towards it. 
'Noilly Prat and tonic,' he said, hoping that the French influence would prevail sufficiently to make this delicious long drink available. 'With a squeeze of lime if you have it.' The girl disappeared and he made up a story about her and Fekkesh. It was something on the lines of The Blue Angel and it explained why he had left his wife and the children to live with an overlush trollop. What it did not explain was how he could have anything to do with the mythical tracking system. Bond watched the million twinkling lights and the domes of the illuminated mosques and felt the acid juice of worry eating into his stomach. Out there in the big, dark, greedy city, things were happening. People were laughing, crying, making love, making deals. He, James Bond of the British Secret Service, was doing nothing. Standing on a balcony waiting to be brought a drink by someone who might have no more importance in the total scheme of things than one of those damn lights. Bond hated to feel powerless, and at the moment he was playing in a game he did not understand against people he could not see. The situation made him angry and he vowed that when the girl returned he would get some hard facts out of her. By force if necessary. 
'Your drink'"

Christopher Wood: "James Bond, the Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)

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Sunday, 29 October 2017

007 Item: Ray-Ban Wayfarers sunglasses

007 Item: Ray-Ban Wayfarers sunglasses

007 Book appearance: "High Time to Kill" (1999)
007 Film appearance: "Licence to Kill" (1989). (Villain Franz Sanchez (Robert Davi) wears Ray-Ban Wayfarers)

Robert Davi (Franz Sanchez)
wearing Ray-Ban Wayfarer sunglasses in
"Licence to Kill" (1989)

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

"It was nearly two o'clock. Bond put a pair of Ray-Ban Wayfarers sunglasses that would identify him to his contact, then walked southwest through the colorful and narrow cobblestoned streets to the intersection of Rue du Chêne and Rue de l'Étuve. There, surrounded by camera-snapping tourists, was the famous statue of the urinating little boy known as Manneken-Pis. Although not the original statue (which was subject to vandalism and was removed), the current idol is an exact replica and is perhaps the most well known symbol of Brussels. Bond didn't know what its origins were, but he knew that it dated from the early 1400s and was perhaps the effigy of a patriotic Belgian lad who sprinkled a hated Spanish sentry who had passed beneath his window. Another story was that he had saved the Town Hall from a small fire by extinguishing it using only means available. Today, "Little Julian," as he is called, was dressed in a strange red cloak with a little fur collar. Louis XV of France began the tradition of presenting colorful costumes to the little boy and since then he has acquired hundred of outfits."

Raymond Benson: "High Time to Kill" (1999)

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Thursday, 26 October 2017

Bond film characters will be available as Funko Pop!

James Bond and other memorable Bond film characters will be available as Funko Pop! Vinyl figures this December (2017). The series will include two versions of 007 from "GOLDFINGER" (1964) and "THE SPY WHO LOVED ME" (1977).

The iconic “Golden Girl” from GOLDFINGER will also be available alongside supervillain Blofeld, complete with white cat, Oddjob and Jaws. Bond, as seen in "DR. NO" (1962) and "OCTOPUSSY" (1983) and Oddjob throwing his lethal hat will be sold exclusively in select stores.

Source and photo: 007.com


Tuesday, 24 October 2017

New display at Bond in Motion

Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum has a new display, featuring original film cars driven by women who have starred alongside 007 in the Bond films. Cars added to the permanent exhibition include Eve’s (Naomie Harris) "SKYFALL" (2012) Land Rover Defender and Jinx’s (Halle Berry) Ford Thunderbird from "DIE ANOTHER DAY" (2002). Also on display are previously unseen costumes, props and storyboards.

To celebrate the new exhibits, Bond in Motion is offering 2-for-1 tickets until the end of 2017 using the code GP001. For more information visit: londonfilmmuseum.com/

Source and photos: 007.com

007 Travelers visited Bond in Motion in 2014, see the article here.



Sunday, 22 October 2017

007 Event: Comicon-way (3-5 November 2017)

What: Comicon-way
Where: Faulkner County Library, 1900 Tyler Street / Conway Expo and Event Center, Conway, Arkansas, USA
When: 3-5 November 2017

Special Bond star appearance:

Alan Harris
Man Firing Getto Blaster (uncredited) in "The Living Daylights" (1987)

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Friday, 20 October 2017

007 Event: Grand Rapids Comic Con (20-22 October 2017)

What: Grand Rapids Comic Con
Where: The DeVos Place / Amway Grand Plaza, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA
When: 20-22 October 2017

Special Bond star appearance:

Julian Glover
Kristatos in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)

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Monday, 16 October 2017

The Roger Moore stage in Pinewood Studios

Pinewood is honoured to have dedicated and named one of its newest stages after the late Sir Roger Moore. It will be forever known as 'The Roger Moore Stage'. A celebration of his life was held today (15 October 2017) with family and friends. Nobody did it better.

Source and pic: Pinewood Studios Facebook page


Saturday, 14 October 2017

Sir Roger Moore would have been 90 years today (14 October 2017)

Remembering Sir Roger Moore

Born: 14 October 1927, London, England
Died: 23 May 2017, Switzerland

Roger Moore´s Bond films:

Moonraker (1979)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)

Roger Moore in 1955
Photo © Getty Images

Roger Moore as The Saint
Photo © YouTube

Roger Moore as James Bond in "Live And Let Die" (1973)
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Roger Moore in 2012
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Friday, 13 October 2017

007 Food: Bowls of oatmeal

Food: Bowls of oatmeal
Bond book appearance: Never Dream of Dying (2001)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

"They heard the keys rattle in the door at the mid-morning. A guard came with a tray of food - bowls of oatmeal and no utensils. Surprisingly, it tasted good, even scraped by hand. The meal gave Bond the much-needed energy to formulate a plan."
Raymond Benson: "Never Dream of Dying" (2001)

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Wednesday, 11 October 2017

007 Event: Film & Comic Con Exeter (14-15 October 2017)

What: Film & Comic Con Exeter
Where: Westpoint Centre (Devon) Ltd, Clyst St Mary, Exeter, UK
When: 14-15 October 2017

Show opening times:
Saturday 9am to 6pm
Sunday 9am to 6pm
Standard Entry Price: £8* from 11am
Early Entry Price: £15* from 9am

Special Bond star appearances:

John Rhys-Davies
General Pushkin in "The Living Daylights" (1987)

Appearing: Saturday & Sunday
Autograph Price: £25
Photo Shoot Price: £25

Shane Rimmer
Commander Carter in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Hawaii Radar operator (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Tom (uncredited) in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
Hamilton (voice, uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)

Appearing: Saturday
Autograph Price: £10
Photo Shoot Price: £10

Alan Harris
Man Firing Getto Blaster (uncredited) in "The Living Daylights" (1987)

Appearing: Saturday
Autograph Price: £10

Garrick Hagon
USS Wayne Crewman in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

Appearing: Sunday
Autograph Price: £10

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Monday, 9 October 2017

007 Drink: Tsingtao beer

Drink: Tsingtao beer
Bond book appearance:  Zero Minus Ten (1997) 
Experience of 007 Travelers: @ home

Tsingtao Brewery Co., Ltd. (simplified Chinese: 青岛啤酒厂; traditional Chinese: 青島啤酒廠; pinyin: Qīngdǎo píjiǔchǎng; German: Tsingtao-Brauerei) is China's second largest brewery. It was founded in 1903 by German settlers and now claims about 15% of domestic market share. The beer is produced in Qingdao in Shandong province (and more recently in other breweries owned by the company as well), and it gets its name from the old École française d'Extrême-Orient transliteration of the city's name. The beer's present-day logo displays an image of Zhan Qiao, a famous pier on Qingdao's southern shore (Wikipedia).

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"Woo poured two glasses of gold Tsingtao beer, and they sat down at a table near the kitchen."

Raymond Benson: "Zero Minus Ten" (1997)

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Saturday, 7 October 2017

007 Event: Nor Con - The Norfolk TV, Film & Comic Con (7-8 October 2017)

What: Nor Con - The Norfolk TV, Film & Comic Con
Where: Norfolk Showground Arena, Norfolk, England
When: 7-8 October 2017

Special Bond star appearance:

Jeremy Bulloch
HMS Ranger Crewman (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Smithers (uncredited) in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Smithers in "Octopussy" (1983)

Appearing all weekend
Sat 7th Oct 9am – 5pm | Sun 8th Oct 9am – 4pm
Autograph Price: £20
Photoshoot: £20

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Garrick Hagon
USS Wayne Crewman in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) 

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Friday, 6 October 2017

007 Event: SciCon (6-9 October 2017)

What: SciCon
Where: Sandaway Beach Holiday Park, Combe Martin, UK
When: 6-9 October 2017

Special Bond star appearances:

Clem So
Casino Guest (uncredited) in "Skyfall" (2012)

Spectre Crime Boss (uncredited) in "SPECTRE" (2015)

Clem So is in the area all weekend +
Sunday 9 October
20.00 - 20.10 Introduction
20.10 - 20.40 Q&A Session

21.30 - 21.45 Photo opportunity

Nick Joseph
Armoury Officer (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Saturday 8 October:
11.00 - 11.30 Photo opportunity
15.00 - 15.30 Q&A Session

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Thursday, 5 October 2017

Global James Bond Day 05 October (2017)

007 Travelers wishes you a Happy Global James Bond Day 05th of October!

55 years today from the release of the first Bond movie "Dr. No" (1962)

Photo: 007.com

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Wednesday, 4 October 2017

007 Related book: Prima's Official Strategy Guide 007 Agent Under Fire

BookPrima's Official Strategy Guide 007 Agent Under Fire
Author: David S.J. Hodgson
Pages: 145
Language: English

EA Games

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Monday, 2 October 2017

Roger Moore given James Bond tribute by David Walliams and David Arnold

What: Roger Moore given James Bond tribute by David Walliams and David Arnold
Where: Royal Albert Hall, London, England
When: 30 September 2017

The entire audience at London's Royal Albert Hall raised a glass to toast late James Bond star Sir Roger Moore during a special gala screening of Casino Royale accompanied by a live orchestra. The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra performed composer David Arnold’s fantastic score as the 21st Bond movie played at the iconic London performance hall on Saturday. And David Walliams, who hosted the pre-screening Q&A with the famed movie score writer, proposed a toast to Sir Roger, who sadly passed away in May this year.

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Source: Hello!
Photo: British GQ

Sir Roger Moore and David Walliams
Photo © British GQ

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