Fleming Reading Challenge – Moonraker Review

As the third month in the Fleming Reading Challenge set by David Zaritsky of The Bond Experience draws to a close, and in anticipation the Bond Book Club, I have prepared by reviewing Moonraker; the Fleming novel I have reread more than any other. The story finds James Bond, currently unassigned and awaiting a new… Continue reading Fleming Reading Challenge – Moonraker Review

Fleming Reading Challenge – Live And Let Die Review

Whilst awaiting the publishing of debut novel Casino Royale, Ian Fleming had researched and completed the follow-up, Live And Let Die. Without having public and critical feedback to work with on his second novel, Fleming shows a surprising amount of growth as a writer between the two books, with a longer story with a fluid… Continue reading Fleming Reading Challenge – Live And Let Die Review

Parental Bond: Daddy Issues & The Double 0

When moving into the 1970s, there was a great instability surrounding the James Bond series. With George Lazenby's departure after On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery's return for a one-off appearance in Diamonds Are Forever, and the debut of Roger Moore in Live and Let Die, audiences experienced a run of three different Bond… Continue reading Parental Bond: Daddy Issues & The Double 0

Fleming Reading Challenge – Casino Royale Review

At the end of July 2020, The Bond Experience┬╣ introduced the Fleming Reading Challenge, with the goal of reading through a James Bond novel each month, in chronological order. The aim was not solely to occupy our time until No Time To Die is released, but also to bring the community together on Youtube, Instagram,… Continue reading Fleming Reading Challenge – Casino Royale Review

“Haven’t We Met Before?” An Analysis of Disguise in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Aside from non-stop action thrills and spills the James Bond franchise has also delivered one other thing to its fans over the many years it has been running: highly questionable continuity. In the first 20 films of the series as well as the self-contained Daniel Craig era we've seen several instances of things change in… Continue reading “Haven’t We Met Before?” An Analysis of Disguise in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service

Five Changes to the Spectre Script That Could Have Improved the Film

Whilst listening to the recent SMERSHPOD Royale episode on Spectre, I gave a lot of thought to the notion that there is a good story deep within Spectre's script, but it is buried beneath a mess; but with some tweaking here and there could be salvaged into a good film. It is all well and… Continue reading Five Changes to the Spectre Script That Could Have Improved the Film

An Algorithm for a Tough Decision – Organising a Top 10 of Opening Themes

I find ranking music to be a very difficult thing to do. With so many different musical genres and styles, and having a varied taste means that anything can change, depending on my mood, when and where I am, and if I'm doing anything else whilst listening. I have a playlist, that I'm almost always… Continue reading An Algorithm for a Tough Decision – Organising a Top 10 of Opening Themes