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Scene Stealer: The ski jump, The Spy Who Loved Me
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Scene Stealer: The ski jump, The Spy Who Loved Me

Looking back it seems appropriate that The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) was released in the year of Queen Elizabeth II’s Silver Jubilee, as everything about it smacks of Britishness.  Watching the film now, all the elements which had become synonymous with James Bond, came together perfectly in Roger Moore’s third outing […]

Scene Stealer: Toot Sweets, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang
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Scene Stealer: Toot Sweets, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang

Where do you start with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968), the family musical based on the bestselling children’s novel by 007 creator Ian Fleming?  Endless scenes brim with images, dialogue and songs which have become part of every film lover’s vocabulary.  However one scene, more than any other, captures the […]

Classic Cracker: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)
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Classic Cracker: Chitty Chitty Bang Bang (1968)

I used to love Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. Well, to be more exact, I used to always think that I loved Chitty Chitty Bang Bang. It was a holiday TV viewing staple, and I would always look forward to watching it. And then it would actually all play out, and young, easily-distracted, […]

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Bond: The Connery Years (1962 – 1971)

“Bond, James Bond”. Everyone knows the name of the world’s least secret . . . . . . secret agent. He’s 007, he has a licence to kill and he first appeared in 1953 in Casino Royale, the first of many James Bond adventures written by British author Ian Fleming. […]