RANT #3 The “Formula”

Much has been said by Barbara Broccoli (Babs for brevity's sake) about the James Bond “formula” and why it had…

Dirty Benny's Weekly Rant

EDITORS Note: Dirty Benny's weekly rants became a staple of our forum January 2014. We've enjoy them so much we…

Time for a New Bond?

#neverCraig #CrExit As it says in the good book you will hear of rumours and rumours of casting rumours.The 007…

Sir Ken Adam 1921-2016

Sir Ken Adam has died aged 95. He made many iconic set designs for seven James Bond films in the…

RANT #3 The “Formula”

Much has been said by Barbara Broccoli (Babs for brevity's sake) about the James Bond “formula” and why it had to go after the “box office failure” of Die Another Day. This is a two part rant. First I defend the “formula” next I discuss how it became so maligned. I find her use of…

RANT # 2  Purvis and Wade the same movie 6 times

I used to think Kevin Mclory’s idea of making Thunderball several different ways in order to create his own Bond franchise was nuts. That is until I realized Purvis and Wade have done just that since TWINE. Let me explain by first laying out their writing template, then explaining how it fits in each film.…

Dirty Benny’s Weekly Rant

EDITORS Note: Dirty Benny's weekly rants became a staple of our forum January 2014. We've enjoy them so much we asked Benny to publish a few here on the main page. We hope you enjoy them as much as we have. You can see more of Dirty Benny's Weekly Rants here in our Classic Bond…

Time for a New Bond?

#neverCraig #CrExit As it says in the good book you will hear of rumours and rumours of casting rumours.The 007 casting rumour mill has been full speed since our hero Daniel Craig said he rather slash his wrists than play Bond again, and if he did one more outing it would only be for the…

Sir Ken Adam 1921-2016

Sir Ken Adam has died aged 95. He made many iconic set designs for seven James Bond films in the 60s and 70s. His wonderful extravagant designs – such as those on The Spy Who Loved Me – are one of the most memorable parts of the Bond series. He worked as a production designer…