No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to blog!
This is a pet peeve I have with location usage, and it’s getting worse. The Daniel Craig Bond movies have no respect for the integrity of a location. Now, I understand that in a case like Bond going to Cuba in Die Another Day, you can’t really film in Cuba. Because, well, Cuba. But in […]
The Independent offers a total of five delightful vacation spots that have James Bond tie-ins, including locations from Quantum of Solace. These locations are in the Caribbean, Europe, and South America, so take your pick!
The only Bond movie filmed in New York (among other places) is Live and Let Die. This is sad for me, because my beloved home city hosts one of my least favorite Bond films. LALD doesn’t use New York to its true advantage. The city can be so many things; mysterious, exotic, beautiful, dark, terrifying, […]
Continuing our discussion of the Times Online series on top 10 Bond this-and-that. Their choice for top ten are actually two different writers selecting top five. Gareth Scurlock’s top five locations Jamaica: Dr No Luxor, Egypt: The Spy Who Loved Me New Orleans, USA: Live & Let Die Belgrade and Zagreb, Yugoslavia: From Russia With […]
Carlos Lopez, mayor of Chilean town Sierra Gorda, was arrested for trespassing on the set of Quantum of Solace. The incredibly stupid part of this story is the number of headlines claiming Daniel Craig “fled in terror.” Because seriously, you’re charged at by a trespasser in a speeding car, and stalkers, y’know, kill people sometimes, […]
Commenter Frank Herbert alerted me to this story. The Arecibo Observatory, run by Cornell University, …is struggling to stay open after the National Science Foundation, its main funding source, decided last year to slash its budget from $10.5 million to $8 million. By 2011, the money is expected to dwindle to $4 million. The foundation […]
I love cool locations! Cerro Paranal, the 2600m high mountain in the Chilean Atacama Desert that hosts ESO’s Very Large Telescope, will be the stage for scenes in the next James Bond movie, “Quantum of Solace”. Looking akin to Mars, with its red sand and lack of vegetation, the Atacama Desert is thought to be […]