007 references in popular culture

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    Live and Let Die and the
    behind-the-scenes book that
    would never be published
    today

    https://uk.movies.yahoo.com/live-and-let-die-behind-the-scenes-book-roger-moore-075022188.html

    I'm actually surprised Cubby allowed this to get printed given his tight control of the franchise. Perhaps Saltzman being the lead producer on that film had some influence on that.
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    I watched an old episode of Arkitektenes Hjem (The Architects Homes) this morning, which dedicates episodes talking to Norwegian architects, their projects and homes. In this episode, which features architect Einar Jarmund, there’s a brief mention about a project done by his architect firm, where a client wanted «a place that looks like a place one could film a James Bond film.» The result was the Edge House.

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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Sweet Bond Black Seedless Grapes
    https://momobud.sg/product/sweet-bond-black-seedless-grapes-1kg/

    Named after James Bond, Sweet Bond has a large grape size, firm in texture,
    very juicy and also sweet in taste.
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  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Maybe posted already.

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    James Bond Vs. Godzilla (feat. Rami Fortis) (05:41)
    by Red Axes
    https://red-axes.bandcamp.com/track/james-bond-vs-godzilla-feat-rami-fortis



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    This week's London Review of Books has a review of the new biography of J. Edgar Hoover, and it includes the following passage:
    Roosevelt agreed to let the FBI take responsibility for foreign espionage – something Hoover badly wanted – though the bureau was so inept at first that you wonder if any agent had even read The Thirty-Nine Steps. In the lead-up to the war, Gage writes, British intelligence had to teach FBI agents the basics of setting up foreign outposts and running double agents. At Camp X in Toronto, MI6 officers instructed Americans ‘in the arts of sabotage, self-defence and secret codes’. In exchange, the FBI turned a ‘blind eye to British activities on US soil’. Ian Fleming, posted to Washington, didn’t take to Hoover – ‘a chunky enigmatic man with slope eyes and a trap of a mouth’. British intelligence generally considered him out of his depth, if sufficiently discreet to be trusted with secrets.

    The Fleming quote is from his 1957 review of The F.B.I. Story.
  • SIS_HQSIS_HQ At the Vauxhall Headquarters
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    Is it me or some of the plot points in 'XXX: The Return of Xander Cage' resembled some elements in the Moonraker novel? (Might be far from the film, as it doesn't include space thing, although the missile launch was aimed at Planet Mars).

    Watching at least the second half of the film, and it involved a rocket missile (the scientists dying inside the laboratory after the missile launch), then there's a woman who's also going undercover.
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    French singer Mouloudji mentioned James Bond once in a song called Les Beatles de 40

  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    Casino Royale ranked 23 on the TIME 100 list of Mystery/Thriller books. The only Fleming mentioned, but no author is repeated on the list. https://time.com/collection/best-mystery-thriller-books/
  • j_w_pepperj_w_pepper Born on the bayou. I can still hear my old hound dog barkin'.
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    If I understand that correctly, the TIME list contains what they consider the 100 best. But the order is by year of publication. And if I count the covers represented, CR is at 21. But only because the other 79 are more recent. But maybe I missed some of the connected articles dealing with what all of this was abut.
  • LucknFateLucknFate 007 In New York
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    j_w_pepper wrote: »
    If I understand that correctly, the TIME list contains what they consider the 100 best. But the order is by year of publication. And if I count the covers represented, CR is at 21. But only because the other 79 are more recent. But maybe I missed some of the connected articles dealing with what all of this was abut.

    It was a hasty count on my end, I could be wrong. And I don't think it's necessarily ranked, you're right. Seems chronological.
  • Agent_99Agent_99 enjoys a spirited ride as much as the next girl
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    As soon as I saw the name of French band Le Chiffre Organ-Ization, I had to check them out. I think one or two folk here might enjoy them as much as I am:
    4 instrumentalists, ONE Organ-ization.
    A tribute to the awesome Library Music and wild O.S.T. of the 60's we LUV so much, ... with a touch of soul jazz / early funk. Including : Hammond galore, psych keyboards, groovy rhythms... A way of LIFE !

    Try this:

  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
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    Just heard that one episode of the British sitcom 2.4 Children is named "You Only Live Twice".
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