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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: the cold shower

October 29th, 2014 by

The Cold Shower

It can be a bit of a shock at first but there are a variety of benefits to following James Bond’s example and regularly taking a cold shower. Let’s take a look at them below. A couple of weeks ago, in Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day, I […]

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Interview: David Mason discusses Anthony Sinclair, the return of the Conduit Cut & recreating the ‘Goldfinger’ golf sweater

October 22nd, 2014 by

Goldfinger Slazenger sweater

David Mason discusses Anthony Sinclair’s James Bond clothing line, including the recently launched Slazenger golf sweater from Goldfinger.

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Bond Lifestyle Rituals: How to get fit in less than 15 minutes a day

October 16th, 2014 by

007-fitness

Despite all the hard drinking, heaving smoking and rich foods eaten by James Bond, he is still required to maintain a high level of fitness for his missions. Below you’ll learn how he stays fit and what we can learn from 007 to increase our own fitness. 007’s fitness routine Although Ian Fleming doesn’t provide much in the […]

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Review: Catching Bullets by Mark O’Connell

October 8th, 2014 by

Catching Bullets review

Can you imagine that soon after watching your first James Bond film you learnt your grandfather worked for Eon Productions? That’s exactly what happened to Mark O’Connell, who relates his story in Catching Bullets, reviewed here. Published back in 2012 in the lead up to Skyfall, I’d been meaning to get a copy of Catching Bullets by Mark […]

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The gadgets of the DB5

September 30th, 2014 by

Goldfinger's Aston Martin DB5

While Goldfinger is often considered iconic for many reasons, one of the elements that helps to keep it in the public eye is the first appearance of the gadget-laden Aston Martin DB5. Here we take a look at those gadgets. Although Ian Fleming had put 007 behind the wheel of an Aston Martin DB Mark […]

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Goldfinger’s Most Iconic Moments

September 25th, 2014 by

Goldfinger

2014 sees classic Bond adventure Goldfinger celebrate its 50th anniversary, marking Sean Connery’s third entry of the 007 franchise. Arguably, it is the series most iconic film and the movie famous for cementing the franchise’s popularity. The film often tops lists of favourite Bond films and is one of the many reasons indeed why Connery […]

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The drinks of ‘Goldfinger’

September 23rd, 2014 by

Goldfinger Drinks

The Aston Martin DB5, golden girls and atomic plots have all become icons of the James Bond film series. However, while Goldfinger appears to have everything, 007’s signature drink was missing from the mix. While Goldinger features many iconic moments and provided a template for all subsequent Bond films, it may be surprising to learn that the vodka martini […]

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Bringing ‘Goldfinger’ to the big screen

September 9th, 2014 by

Goldfinger

After the success of Dr No and From Russia With Love came Goldfinger, with a new director, a budget equal to the first two films combined, and a plot significantly improved from the novel. Here we look at how Goldfinger was brought to the big screen. After the success of the first two films, Terence […]

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50 years of ‘Goldfinger’

September 2nd, 2014 by

Goldfinger

This month marks the 50th anniversary of the release of Goldfinger, the most iconic Bond film and still often used as a benchmark for the series. To celebrate the film’s half centenary The James Bond Dossier is dedicating September to a series of articles about the third 007 adventure. The third 007 outing premiered in at the Odeon Leicester Square […]

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Defending ‘Quantum of Solace’

August 26th, 2014 by

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Quantum of Solace, the 22nd of EON Productions’ James Bond adventures, was released in late 2008. Hot on the heels of Casino Royale, it broke opening records in the UK and went on to $168 million in the US, which made it the second highest grossing in the series, a million more past the prior […]

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