R.I.P. A Final Farewell To Members Of The James Bond Family

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  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited May 2023 Posts: 4,383




    In 2009 on Dutch tv in same program as Desmond was in 1997. There talking about Goldeneye a litle bit and that she first whant to quite in 1991.
  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
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    Vaguely interesting: she was the oldest artist to record a Bond song. I don't think you could tell- she was amazing.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    Ms. Turner was such a force of nature. To quote the cliche being used in the wake of her passing: "She was Simply, the Best." She overcame a lot of negative stuff in her life, yet still gave the world something very special.

    RIP Tina Turner (and thanks)

    https://deadline.com/2023/05/tina-turner-dead-obituary-rock-soul-singer-was-83-1235378614/
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    Sad to hear about Tina Turner's passing. Apart from delivering one of the most iconic, and one of the best, Bond songs, she was also a great singer outside Bond, with an enormous catalogue of amazing songs under her belt.

    RIP Tina.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    Regardless of what I may have already posted above, she was indeed "Simply The Best". I can't imagine anyone surpassing her in what she did. My wife and I have been listen ing to her albums "Private Dancer" and "Break Every Rule" tonight (still continuing). One of the greatest singers ever.
  • Posts: 15,727
    Very sad about Tina Turner's passing.
    RIP a true legend.
  • DwayneDwayne New York City
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    FYI,
    Tina Turner's passing is the top item on 007.com at the moment.
    https://www.007.com/tina-turner-1939-2023/
  • DaltonCraig007DaltonCraig007 They say, "Evil prevails when good men fail to act." What they ought to say is, "Evil prevails."
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    RIP Tina Turner. :-(

    Her GE theme is my favorite in the whole franchise.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
    edited May 2023 Posts: 3,371
    She's now reunited with her ex husband, Ike Turner.
  • edited May 2023 Posts: 2,540
    SIS_HQ wrote: »
    She's now reunited with her ex husband, Ike Turner.

    Much as I used to love listening to Tina's work with Ike as a kid, it seems like he was a very abusive man. Tina certainly refused to speak with him ever again before his death.

    Anyway, Tina Turner's one of the greats. RIP.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    SIS_HQ wrote: »
    She's now reunited with her ex husband, Ike Turner.
    For her best, I hope not. She didn't divorce him for nothing, at the price of keeping nothing but her pseudonym "Tina Turner" in the settlement, and actually working as a home helper/cleaning woman for a while to make ends meet. Ike was, by all accounts, an abusive asshole.

    I'm sure if there is (I'd rather say "were") a hereafter, she would be much better off with her now-widower Erwin, who quite obviously gave her the love she needed, including the donation of one of his kidneys to keep her alive.
  • HildebrandRarityHildebrandRarity Centre international d'assistance aux personnes déplacées, Paris, France
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    mtm wrote: »
    Vaguely interesting: she was the oldest artist to record a Bond song. I don't think you could tell- she was amazing.

    I don't think I could tell. Louis Armstrong was 68.
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
    Posts: 8,636
    You've got a point, @HildebrandRarity! I guess we have to reduce Tina to being the oldest artist to record a Bond Theme. Still quite an achievement
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited May 2023 Posts: 17,614
    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    You've got a point, @HildebrandRarity! I guess we have to reduce Tina to being the oldest artist to record a Bond Theme. Still quite an achievement

    Well, you live long enough...
  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
    edited May 2023 Posts: 22,769
    King Charles pays musical tribute to Tina Turner during the Changing of the Guard at Buckingham Palace
    https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.foxnews.com/entertainment/king-charles-pays-musical-tribute-tina-turner-changing-guard-buckingham-palace.amp



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    Mick Jagger / Tina Turner - State Of Shock / It's Only Rock 'n' Roll (Live Aid 1985)

    Brilliant performance.
  • Posts: 12,506
    RIP Tina Turner.

    I really don't need to say much. What a talent.
  • MaxCasinoMaxCasino United States
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    https://www.cnn.com/politics/live-news/senator-dianne-feinstein-death/index.html

    Not really a member of the Bond family. She did help AVTAK get filmed in San Francisco, when she was mayor of it. She and Roger became friends, and was her favorite Bond. Thank you Senator.
  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Oh yes she's part of the family is my thinking. Rest in peace.

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited February 5 Posts: 14,790
    Michael Jayston, one time radio James Bond (You Only Live Twice, Radio 4 1990), also a memorable Peter Guillam in the BBC adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, has passed away.

  • Fire_and_Ice_ReturnsFire_and_Ice_Returns I am trying to get away from this mountan!
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    R.I.P. The Valeyard.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
    edited February 5 Posts: 17,614
    mtm wrote: »
    Michael Jayston, one time radio James Bond (You Only Live Twice, Radio 4 1990), also a memorable Peter Guillam in the BBC adaptation of Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, has passed away.


    Aww, that's very sad. Another Bond actor gone. I liked his portrayal of Bond in the You Only Live Twice BBC radio adaptation. He was also great in Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy, Tales of the Unexpected and many other roles.
  • BennyBenny keeping tabs on youAdministrator, Moderator
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    It seems Alec Mills has sadly passed away aged 91.
    Alec worked as camera operator / cinematographer on many Bond films including, OHMSSS, TSWLM, MR, FYEO, OP, TLD and LTK.

    RIP.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    Sad to hear of the death of Alec Mills. Another behind the scenes Bond legend gone. 😢
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    R.I.P. Alec Mills
    While I dont rate him as high as Alan Hume, he did lens two of my favourite Bond movies, in TLD and LTK!
  • DarthDimiDarthDimi Behind you!Moderator
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    RIP Alec Mills. He did fantastic work for the series and, in my opinion, is just as much a part of its legacy as the likes of Barry, Adam and Young.
  • GoldenGunGoldenGun Per ora e per il momento che verrà
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    RIP Alec Mills, director of photography on my two favourite films.

    While TLD is rightfully praised for its good looks, LTK remains vastly underrated. Both of these films look stunning.

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    Thank you, Mr. Mills.
  • ProfJoeButcherProfJoeButcher Bless your heart
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    RIP Alec Mills, director of photography on my two favourite films.

    While TLD is rightfully praised for its good looks, LTK remains vastly underrated. Both of these films look stunning.

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    Licence-to-Kill-0451.jpg

    Licence-to-Kill-1113.jpg

    Thank you, Mr. Mills.

    I watched LTK last night for the first time in years (it needed a break, being one of my favorites) , and it is largely a better-looking movie than it gets credit for. A few dodgy sets, especially in the first half, give a bad impression, but I was happy with the camerawork.
  • DragonpolDragonpol https://thebondologistblog.blogspot.com
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    GoldenGun wrote: »
    RIP Alec Mills, director of photography on my two favourite films.

    While TLD is rightfully praised for its good looks, LTK remains vastly underrated. Both of these films look stunning.

    The-Living-Daylights-010.jpg

    The-Living-Daylights-714.jpg

    Licence-to-Kill-0451.jpg

    Licence-to-Kill-1113.jpg

    Thank you, Mr. Mills.

    That beautiful shot of the men on horses in the desert in TLD is one of his very best.
  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
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    OHMSS
    The Spy Who Loved Me
    Moonraker
    For Your Eyes Only
    Octopussy
    The Living Daylights
    Licence To Kill

    and all inside features of course where above picture is possible taken from. And filming 20 episodes of The Saint
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    https://britishcinematographer.co.uk/alec-mills-bsc/
    The Saint... Mills’ first TV series as camera operator, and first experience working with Roger Moore, who also directed this episode

    and also working with John Glen on The Point Men (Starring Maryam d'Abo).

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  • mtmmtm United Kingdom
    edited February 23 Posts: 14,790
    Pamela Salem, Miss Moneypenny in Never Say Never Again, has passed away aged 80.

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