In my second Bond retrospective, I revisit FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE - arguably one of the best Bond films.
In the first article, I look briefly at the birth of Bond, and spend a little time detailing how those Bond tropes/stereotypes first appeared.
The Mission Impossible movie franchise is 25 years old this year, and as the seventh movie is delayed arriving next May, I'm having a brief retrospective of the series. Warning: Spoilers.
A couple of years ago I was the first guest on podcast The Buzzword, talking about theatre, education and more. The first interview took place shortly before HalfWits production of The Odd Couple in 2017. I directed this production, with a cast including The Buzzword presenter Aaron Pennie I was again delighted to be contacted … Continue reading Return to The Buzzword
My family were late to the party when it came to buying a VCR. It was 1986 and this large metal box appeared under the TV. We didn't have any pre-recorded tapes to watch yet (remember them?) but it didn't cost a lot to buy blank tapes from the supermarket. Why? You could record things … Continue reading Revisiting SOME LIKE IT HOT.
On 25 April, the #BOND25 was revealed in a live announcement from Ian Fleming's Goldeneye villa in Jamaica. Shooting officially begins in Jamaica on Sunday. Producer Barbara Broccoli said that this time "Bond is not on active service ... enjoying himself in Jamaica". The film is, sadly, still untitled. Returning cast were confirmed as Daniel … Continue reading Bond 25 cast revealed – and 24 retrospectives on the way!