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3 things about Mat Whitecross’s THE SOUND OF 007

The Sound of 007 [2022] 1. Immediately after he finished writing it, John Barry played “Goldfinger” for Michael Caine, who happened to be crashing in his flat at the time.2. Shirley Bassey took off her bra just before recording the … Continue reading

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3 things about Cary Joji Fukunaga’s NO TIME TO DIE

No Time to Die [2021] 1. “My sense of timing.” 2. Logan Ash is described by Felix as a political appointee. Nice touch. 3. Poison garden.

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3 things about Sam Mendes’ SPECTRE

Spectre [2015] 1. Only Blofeld gets his own microphone. 2. A kite dancing in a hurricane. 3. M’s bulldog on his desk. 3 other things.

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3 things about Sam Mendes’ SKYFALL

Skyfall [2012] 1. “Are you sure this is about M?” 2. Mouth movement to get his teeth back in place. 3. Literally blowing up his childhood home. 3 other things.

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3 things about Marc Forster’s QUANTUM OF SOLACE

Quantum of Solace [2008] 1. Full-sized refrigerator behind the bar. 2. A surprise deal for 60% of the water supply. 3. Walking barefoot through the desert. 3 other things.

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3 things about Martin Campbell’s CASINO ROYALE

Casino Royale [2006] 1. Vesper is also an orphan. 2. “My friend, bring me one as well, keep the fruit.” That’s a mistake; the lemon peel is essential. 3. The shower scene is basically captured in a single take. 3 other … Continue reading

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3 things about Lee Tamahori’s DIE ANOTHER DAY

Die Another Day [2002] 1. A low point of the series: the opening credits sequence is an extended torture fantasy. 2. Before the dive, a quick wink. 3. “I think I broke her heart.” After a comprehensive rewatch of every … Continue reading

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3 things about Michael Apted’s THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

The World Is Not Enough [1999] 1. Tumbling down the roof of the Millennium Dome. 2. “I came prepared for a cold reception.” 3. Cutaway office. 3 other things.

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3 things about Roger Spottiswoode’s TOMORROW NEVER DIES

Tomorrow Never Dies [1997] 1. “You always were a cunning linguist, James.” 2. The women with the enigmatic smile whose Hong Kong apartment their motorbike crashes through the roof of. 3. Carver gets carved. You’ve gotta have a soft spot … Continue reading

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3 things about Martin Campbell’s GOLDENEYE

GoldenEye [1995] 1. Q’s lunch. 2. “No more foreplay.” 3. Clicky pen. 3 other things.

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