Tuesday, 16 October 2018

007 Food: A bowl of chile con queso and the enchiladas

Food: A bowl of chile con queso and the enchiladas
Bond book appearance: The Facts of Death (1998)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

"The menu featured a variety of Tex-Mex specialties. Leiter and Manuela ordered fajitas for two. The recommended that Bond try either the fajitas or the enchiladas. He chose the latter. As an appetizer, they shared a bowl of chile con queso - a hot cheese dip made from cheddar and American cheeses, red peppers, and roasted tomatoes. When the food arrived, Bond could hardly believe his eyes. It is said that everything is big in Texas, and that certainly applied to the food portions. The enormous enchiladas were hand-rolled corn tortillas stuffed with ground sirloin and topped with the restaurants special Tex-Mex sauce - a red chile sauce with chili meat - and then with melted cheese. On the side were refried pinto beans cooked with garlic and onions. The Mexican rice was mildly flavored with onions and tomatoes.
"All right, Felix, you win, Bond said after tasting the food. "This is good."" 

Raymond Benson: "The Facts of Death" (1998)

Appetizer: A bowl of chile con queso

Main food: The enchiladas

"The Facts of Death" Finnish cover

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Sunday, 14 October 2018

Sir Roger Moore would have been 91 years today (14 October 2018)

Remembering Sir Roger Moore

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

Roger Moore´s Bond films:

Live and Let Die (1973)
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977)
Moonraker (1979)
For Your Eyes Only (1981)
Octopussy (1983)
A View to a Kill (1985)

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Saturday, 13 October 2018

007 Filming location: Oxford college's courtyard where Bond parked his car / Tomorrow Never Dies (1997)

Bond movie: "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
Place and location in the movie: Oxford, England
Actual place and locationNew College, Holywell Street, England
What happens here in the movie: Bond's (Pierce Brosnan) Aston Martin DB5 is parked here, when he is learning Danish in the college.

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Bond's Aston Martin DB5
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

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Thursday, 11 October 2018

007 Food: Old chewy beef and watery potatoes as well as slimy pile of greyish beans

Food: Old chewy beef and watery potatoes as well as slimy pile of greyish beans
Bond book appearance: Young Bond: SilverFin (2005)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made

"During the lunch today the boys were given an old chewy beef and watery potatoes as well as slimy pile of greyish beans."

Charlie Higson: "Young Bond: SilverFin" (2005)

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Sunday, 7 October 2018

007 Event: Return of the Drax girls (20-21 October 2018)

What: Return of the Drax girls
Where: Vaux-le-Vicomte, Maincy, France
When: 20-21 October 2018

Return of the Drax girls: two days dedicated to 007

THE WEEKEND OF OCTOBER 20 AND 21, the members of the “James Bond Club – France” propose free guided visits to discover the very spots where shooting the film took place (inside and outside). (Places are limited; please sign up at the château.)

All weekend, the château is organizing a unique opportunity to meet the James Bond girls and the Drax girls from the film "Moonraker" (1979)! Visitors will be able to have a photograph taken with them or to get an autograph from Corinne Clery (Corinne Dufour), Blanche Ravalec (Dolly - Jaws' Girlfriend), Irka Bochenko (Blonde Beauty / Venini Glass Receptionist), Chichinou Kaeppler (Signorina Del Mateo), Beatrice Libert (Mademoiselle Deladier), Anne Lonnberg (Venini Glass Tourguide / Museum Guide) or Catherine Serre (Countess Labinsky)! (Charge not included in entrance fee.)
The château will also propose screenings of the film documenting the making of the film, Saturday afternoon and Sunday morning.

007 Travelers have visited this beautiful filming location. You can read more about the filming locations of the chateau here:

Drax´s château in California / Maincy (FRANCE)

A brand new exhibition!

An exhibition of posters, archival materials and objects from the shoot, and homage to Roger Moore, who died in 2017, will allow you to plunge into the world of James Bond, thanks to the cooperation of the “James Bond Club – France” (first floor of the château).
The same helicopter from the 1979 film, a Bell 206, will be on display in the Cour d’honneur of the château.

WIN a first-time helicopter flight!

In 1978, James Bond arrived at the Drax estate by helicopter, flying over the gardens of the Château de Vaux-le-Vicomte! Each Saturday, we propose that you relive this mythical scene by winning a flight in an Alouette II helicopter.

When? There are 2 flights each Saturday at 3 P.M. and 3:30 P.M., with 2 winners for each flight. First-time flight of 30 minutes includes: meeting the pilot, briefing, getting your equipment, the 10-minutes flight, and then debriefing.

How? Play on Vaux-Le-Vicomte's official Facebook page (@chateauVLV) or try to be an “instant winner” during your visit to the estate. 4 winners will be selected at random each week.

Source and helicopter photo: Vaux-Le-Vicomte
Poster: James Bond Club France
Location photos: 007 Travelers

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Friday, 5 October 2018

Happy Global James Bond Day 2018

Happy Global James Bond Day.

Today is the official Global James Bond Day – a celebration of the Bond franchise annually held on October 5th – the release date of "Dr. No" in 1962. This special day first began in 2012 when the Bond films enjoyed their golden anniversary with events all around the globe and the release of the theme song for "Skyfall" by Adele.

To celebrate Global James Bond Day today, 7 iconic Aston Martin James Bond cars will be in London, England. 4 of 007’s classic Aston Martins will be driving through central London and 3 will be on static display.

Source and photo: 007.com

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Wednesday, 3 October 2018

007 Event: Women in Horror Film Festival (4-7 October 2018)

What: Women in Horror Film Festival
Where: Crowne Plaza Hotel & Conference Center, 201 Aberdeen Parkway, Peachtree City, GA, USA
When: 4-7 October 2018

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Special Bond Star Appearance:

Trina Parks
Thumper in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)

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