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3 things about Richard Fleischer’s 20,000 LEAGUES UNDER THE SEA

20,000 Leagues Under the Sea [1954] 1. Eating with a knife only. 2. Volcania looks an awful lot like the prototype of a Bond villain’s lair. 3. Turtle-guitar.

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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 Freddie Francis’ TALES THAT WITNESS MADNESS

Tales that Witness Madness [1973] 1. Claw scratches in the white paint on the bedroom door. 2. Kim Novak in a Hawaiian muumuu. 3. Jack Hawkins’ voice is obviously (and distractingly) dubbed by Charles Gray throughout his scenes with Donald … Continue reading

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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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