Mark Cerulli on The Making of Goldfinger and Thunderball

Mark Cerulli is a writer, producer, and director who helped create the “Making Of” series giving us the behind the scenes look at GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL. Mark tells us how the series was made, behind the scenes stories, his interactions with Sean Connery, and much more. Mark also discusses his documentary BY DESIGN: THE JOE CAROFF STORY.   We KNOW every James Bond fan is familiar with Joe Caroff’s work.  Yet, you probably have never heard of him.  Mark fills you in on Joe’s major contributions to the James Bond movie franchise as well as other places you will have seen Joe’s work.   The documentary is available for streaming on MAX. Finally, Mark discusses his upcoming movie, AREA 5150.  This is the first full-length movie that Mark Cerulli has written and produced. So, have a watch and you’ll “Be in the Know”. We had a lot of fun with this interview. You can check out all of our videos on our YouTube Channel or on our website. Ideas/Comments? Info@cracking-the-code-of-spy-movies.com 
Mark Cerulli on The Making of GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL

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Mark Cerulli on The Making of GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL

Mark Cerulli wrote or co-produced the MAKING OF series for the James Bond movies GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL. Watch as he tells us the story.

Mark Cerulli is a writer, producer, and director who helped create the “Making Of” series giving us the behind the scenes look at GOLDFINGER and THUNDERBALL.

Mark tells us how the series was made, behind the scenes stories, his interactions with Sean Connery, and much more.

Mark also discusses his documentary BY DESIGN: THE JOE CAROFF STORY.   We KNOW every James Bond fan is familiar with Joe Caroff’s work.  Yet, you probably have never heard of him.  Mark fills you in on Joe’s major contributions to the James Bond movie franchise as well as other places you will have seen Joe’s work.   The documentary is available for streaming on MAX.

Finally, Mark discusses his upcoming movie, AREA 5150.  This is the first full-length movie that Mark Cerulli has written and produced.

So, have a listen and you’ll “Be in the Know”. We had a lot of fun with this interview.  

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GOLDFINGER – Oddjob Character Spotlight, played by Harold Sakata

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GOLDFINGER – Oddjob Character Spotlight, played by Harold Sakata

In our GOLDFINGER - Oddjob Character Spotlight, we dig deeply into - superbly and memorably played by Harold Sakata.

GOLDFINGER – Oddjob Character Spotlight: Today we dig deeply into the character of Oddjob  in GOLDFINGER – superbly and memorably played by Harold Sakata!

GOLDFINGER set the standard for the James Bond formula. Oddjob is a character that must be placed in our Character Spotlight, as Harold Sakata’s portrayal of Oddjob is flawless.

Yes, he’s one of the James Bond series most notorious henchman, he doesn’t speak, and he’ll do anything so support his boss, Auric Goldfinger. So, how does Harold Sakata make sure you, the audience member, knows he’s menacing? Sakata’s portrayal of Oddjob gives us an excellent example as to how this should be done.

We look at the various expressions Harold Sakata uses in different scenes in GOLDFINGER. In addition, we’ll talk through how they gave us the first look at Oddjob. Just like the slow reveal of new James Bond actors or the first time we see Quarrel in Dr. No, Oddjob doesn’t just appear on the screen front and center. It is a powerful way to introduce us to this important character.

Plus, we talk about some of the differences between Oddjob’s portrayal in the movie GOLDFINGER versus how he’s portrayed in Ian Fleming’s novel.

Finally, we discuss Harold Sakata’s background and why he was a great choice to play Oddjob. And was there a bet involved in helping him get the role?

So, have a listen and you’ll “Be in the Know”. Get up to date on all things spy movies and series.

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What Ever Happened to the GOLDFINGER Jetstar plane?

The GOLDFINGER Jetstar was used as the private jet for the James Bond movie, Goldfinger.  It was where James Bond first met Pussy Galore.  It was also used as the military jet that was to take Bond to Washington D.C. So, what happened to this plane after the movie? Is it still around? If so, what does it look like? Well, the Ian Fleming Foundation has obtained this plane and is actively restoring it. The plane was in very bad condition when the Foundation obtained it. Watch as Steve Targosz tells us the fun story behind what the Ian Fleming Foundation is doing with the plane for the restoration.  The detail behind what they are doing is fascinating. The GOLDFINGER Jetstar is just one of the vehicles the Foundation has.  Check out their website to see more of the James Bond movie-used vehicles they have acquired. Check out our other videos on our website.

What Ever Happened to the LICENCE TO KILL Kenworth Truck?

Ah, the LICENCE TO KILL Kenworth trucks. Basically, three of them were tricked up for the movie. So, what ever happened to the truck that did the side-wheely? You remember it. It was the one that flipped to one side to avoid an incoming missile. What happened to this side-wheely truck after the movie? Is it still around? If so, what does it look like today? Well, the Ian Fleming Foundation has obtained this truck and will be restoring it. Watch as Colin Clark tells us how the Ian Fleming Foundation acquired the truck. Plus, we show you the magic behind how the truck did the side wheely. This truck needs A LOT of work. Therefore, this will be a massive restoration given its condition. It is fascinating to see what some of these vehicles look like years after the movie. We can't wait to see it again when they are done with it. This LICENCE TO KILL Kenworth is just one of the vehicles The Ian Fleming Foundation has. Check out their website to see more of the James Bond movie-used vehicles they have acquired. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel to see more of our videos!  Or you can stay on our website to view our videos.

What Ever Happened to the Cessna from LICENCE TO KILL?

The pre-title sequence of the James Bond movie, LICENCE TO KILL had Franz Sanchez escape James Bond, Felix Leiter and the DEA by flying off in a Cessna. Well, he thought he escaped. This scene introduced us to a new definition for the term "Let's go fishing". What happened to this Cessna after the movie? Is it still around? If so, what does it look like? Have you driven on the highway and seen the tail of an airplane hanging out the back of a truck? You might have seen this plane in transport. Well, the Ian Fleming Foundation has obtained this plane and will be restoring it. Watch as Colin Clark tells us the fun story behind how the Ian Fleming Foundation acquired the plane and what they had to do in order to bring it home. The LICENCE TO KILL Cessna is just one of the vehicles they have.  Check out their website to see more of the James Bond movie-used vehicles they have acquired. Subscribe to our YouTube Channel! Check out our other videos on our website.

DR NO – Quarrel – Played by John Kitzmiller – Character Spotlight

Let's dig deep into the character of Quarrel in DR. NO – brilliantly played by John Kitzmiller! He is one of the cool and important characters in the first EON Productions James Bond movie, DR. NO. And James Bond's first civilian friend we see in the movie series. Without Quarrel, James Bond would have had a much tougher time in this mission. So, let's look at how he became important to the story and how John Kitzmiller brought him to life on the big screen. This is the first in a new series of Character Profiles that we are doing highlighting important characters in spy movies. You can check out all of our other videos on our YouTube Channel, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies. Comments/Ideas: mailto:info@cracking-the-code-of-spy-movies.com Audio-only version of this episode: Character Profile: Quarrel played by John Kitzmiller in DR. NO     
Character Spotlight: Quarrel played by John Kitzmiller in DR. NO 

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Character Spotlight: Quarrel played by John Kitzmiller in DR. NO 

Character Profile: Quarrel played by John Kitzmiller in Dr. No. We look at the significance of Quarrel to Dr. No & Kitzmiller's performance.

With “Quarrel Played by John Kitzmiller in DR. NO“, we are kicking off our new series where we look at character profiles of supporting roles in spy movies. We’ll look at the actor, the role, and how this character enhances and enriches the movie.

So, how does Quarrel’s role develop throughout DR. NO? How did John Kitzmiller’s acting bring out the character of Quarrel?

His facial expressions, straightforward approach to the role, and how Quarrel has contributed to shaping the success of DR. NO – are all decoded!

Plus, we talk a little bit about John Kitzmiller’s resume and call out some movies you may like if you like Kitzmiller.

So, have a listen and you’ll “Be in the Know”. Get up to date on all things spy movies and series.

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Restoring James Bond Vehicles with the Ian Fleming Foundation Video

What would it be like to help with restoring James Bond vehicles used in the movies long before they go the public exhibits and shows, like Bond in Motion? Well, we were invited to a work weekend to do exactly that!  And, we took lots of pictures and videos to share with you! THE WEEKEND Dan and Tom recently were privileged to attend the Ian Fleming Foundation work weekend. This is one of the times that the Foundation spends working on its inventory, restoring the vehicles, and having a great time telling James Bond stories. It was a blast! We’ll take you backstage and let you hear about how they get these vehicles and what they have to do to restore them so we can all see them in exhibits like Bond in Motion. THE JAMES BOND VEHICLES One of the vehicles we discuss is Goldfinger’s plane. This is a huge and fascinating restoration job. Steve Targosz discusses this massive project. Another one was one of the Kenworth trucks from LICENCE TO KILL. Colin Clark walks us through this one. These are two that they are still restoring so you wouldn’t have seen them in a museum yet. But, we also saw some vehicles that have been restored that we saw. Leonard Johnson discusses getting and restoring the fire engine from A VIEW TO A KILL. Colin Clark walks us through getting the plane Sanchez escapes in from LICENCE TO KILL and what shape it is in. Plus, we talk about, Zao’s green Jaguar from DIE ANOTHER DAY, the helicopter from FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, and lots more! If you want to donate to the foundation, you can do so on their website. You can check out all of our podcast episodes and videos on your favorite podcast app or on our website . Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Ideas/Comments? Info@cracking-the-code-of-spy-movies.com SpyMovieNavgator has no affiliation with the Ian Fleming Foundation and has received no compensation for this video.
Restoring the James Bond Vehicles with the Ian Fleming Foundation

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Restoring the James Bond Vehicles with the Ian Fleming Foundation

Dan and Tom go backstage at the Ian Fleming Foundation's work weekend where they maintain and restore James Bond vehicles from the movies.

What would it be like to help work on and restore the actual James Bond vehicles used in the movies long before they go the public exhibits and shows, like Bond in Motion?   Well, we were invited to a work weekend to do exactly that!

THE WEEKEND

Dan and Tom recently were privileged to attend the Ian Fleming Foundation work weekend. This is one of the times that the Foundation spends working on its inventory, restoring the vehicles, and having a great time telling James Bond stories. It was a blast! We’ll take you backstage and let you hear about how they get these vehicles and what they have to do to restore them so we can all see them in exhibits like Bond in Motion.

THE JAMES BOND VEHICLES

One of the vehicles we discuss is Goldfinger’s plane.  This is a huge and fascinating restoration job. Steve Targosz discusses this massive project. Another one was one of the Kenworth trucks from LICENCE TO KILL.  Colin Clark walks us through this one. These are two that they are still restoring so you wouldn’t have seen them in a museum yet. But, we also saw some vehicles that have been restored that we saw.  Leonard Johnson discusses getting and restoring the fire engine from A VIEW TO A KILL. Colin Clark walks us through getting the plane Sanchez escapes in from LICENCE TO KILL and what shape it is in. Plus, we talk about, Zao’s green Jaguar from DIE ANOTHER DAY, the helicopter from FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, and lots more! We’ve included audio clips in this episode from the people who make this happen.

GOING FORWARD

We will be releasing a video version of this episode on our YouTube Channel, Cracking the Code of Spy Movies on June 30, 2023, so you see the videos and vehicles. You can check out all of our podcast episodes on your favorite podcast app or on our website. Our channel name is CRACKING THE CODE OF SPY MOVIES. Ideas/Comments? Info@cracking-the-code-of-spy-movies.com Website Episode Page: https://bit.ly/Restoring-James-Bond-Vehicles

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Trina Parks Talks Thumper And Her Fascinating Career!

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Trina Parks Talks Thumper And Her Fascinating Career!

Today we are excited to talk with Trina Parks about her career, including her role as Thumper in the James Bond movie DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

Today we are excited to talk with Trina Parks! She played Thumper in the James Bond movie DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER.

In this wide-ranging interview, Ms. Parks discusses:

– Her upbringing by her father, Jazz Saxophonist Charles Frazier

– Her stage career

– Her experience filming her iconic scene as Thumper in DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

– Meeting Sean Connery for the first time

– Meeting George Lazenby for the first time

– Her experience filming THE BLUES BROTHERS, DARKTOWN STRUTTERS, and THE MUTHERS

– What she is doing now

This one is a lot of fun.

So join us as Trina Parks talks Thumper and her Fascinating Career.

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Best Bond Pre-title Sequences with Mike Reyes

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Best Bond Pre-title Sequences with Mike Reyes

What are the best Bond pre-title sequences in your mind?  Well, today Mike Reyes of Cinemablend.com joins us to share his thoughts on this.

What are the best Bond pre-title sequences in your mind?  Well, today Mike Reyes of Cinemablend.com joins us to share his thoughts on this.

In 2020, Mike wrote a column called the 11 Most Memorable James Bond Pre-Titles Openings (link in our episode notes on SpyMovieNavigator.com)  So, what are his thoughts 2 1/2 years later?  We know that our James Bond top lists change frequently, so here we dig into 8 pre-title sequences that Mike thinks are definitely noteworthy today. 

So, take a listen and hear how Mike Reyes justifies his list while Dan and Tom comment on the pros and cons and add a couple of pre-titles they think Mike may have missed!

So, join the lively debate!

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THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Is this a great pretitle sequence? Why is Bond in a Swiss bank? When is Cigar more than a cigar? Join us as we answer these questions & more.

In this episode, THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!, we answer some intriguing questions from this 14 ½ minute sequence.

Is this a great pre-title sequence? What is Bond doing in a Swiss bank? When is Cigar more than a cigar? How was that bomb detonated? Was the Millennium Dome even open when they filmed this movie? How many pesetas did Bond collect for Sir Robert King? Can Bond survive the jump out the window?

Join us as we answer these questions and more.

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The Ian Fleming Foundation – Doug Redenius Interview

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The Ian Fleming Foundation – Doug Redenius Interview

We talk to Doug Redenius, one of the founders of The Ian Fleming Foundation. They procure James Bond memorabilia, especially the vehicles.

The Ian Fleming Foundation procures James Bond memorabilia, especially the vehicles from the movies. If you’ve been to Bond in Motion or many James Bond exhibits, you’ve seen their work.

Here we talk to Doug Redenius, one of the founders of the Ian Fleming Foundation. They are dedicated to the study and preservation of the history of Ian Fleming’s literary works, the James Bond phenomenon, and their impact on popular culture.

So, if you like the Hiller UH-12 helicopter used in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE, Goldfinger’s Lockheed US VC-140B Jet Star, the Auto-Rickshaw Tuk-Tuk from OCTOPUSSY, the plane that Sanchez flies in LICENSE TO KILL and many more, take a listen. Doug tells us about these and many other items that the Ian Fleming Foundation has secured. In addition, find out what Doug’s favorite find has been. The hunt for these items is fascinating.

Doug tells us what vehicles they have, how they find and procure the vehicles, and how they get the vehicles restored if necessary.

Be a listener, and send us your thoughts on this episode at info@spymovienavigator.com.

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Julian Glover Talks FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, his new book, and other roles!

JULIAN GLOVER INTERVIEW

Julian Glover talks with Dan and Tom about his fascinating six-decade stage, movie, and television career in a fascinating, wide-ranging, and exciting interview. We also talk about Julian's recently released book called CUE TO CUE. In CUE TO CUE, Glover talks about his life, his career, and includes many photographs to bring it all home. By listening to this interview, you'll learn a lot about Julian Glover: his awards, working with family members, his audition to play James Bond, his passion for stage acting, and much more. We even talk about some fairly unknown filming facts such as who the waiter was that spilled shrimp all over Julian while filming a dinner scene in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. We hadn't heard that one before.  It is very funny.

JULIAN GLOVER'S CAREER

Spy movie fans will recognize Julian Glover from such roles as Kristatos in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY and Harcourt-Smith in THE FOURTH PROTOCOL. He has had roles in some of the biggest movie and television series such as STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, HARRY POTTER, and "GAME OF THRONES". Television fans will recognize him as Commander Anderson in "SPY TRAP", his two roles in "THE SAINT", "QUILLER", "REMINGTON STEELE", "THE SPYS OF WARSAW", and others. Julian Glover has recieved three Laurence Olivier Award nominations, winning once for his role as King Henry IV. He has also been awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013. So take a listen, we cover all of these things and more. Click Here to Order Julian Glover's book, CUE TO CUE.  SpyMovieNavigator receives no compensation if you order from this link. Ideas/Comments? Info@cracking-the-code-of-spy-movies Check out all of our videos on our website. You can also check out our YouTube Channel.  
Julian Glover Talks FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, Other Roles, and his new book!

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Julian Glover Talks FOR YOUR EYES ONLY, Other Roles, and his new book!

Dan and Tom interview Julian Glover in a wide-ranging interview, discussing his career, including playing Kristatos in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!

JULIAN GLOVER INTERVIEW

Julian Glover talks with Dan and Tom about his fascinating six-decade stage, movie, and television career in a fascinating, wide-ranging, and exciting interview. We also talk about Julian’s recently released book called CUE TO CUE. In CUE TO CUE, Glover talks about his life, his career, and includes many photographs to bring it all home.

By listening to this interview, you’ll learn a lot about Julian Glover: his awards, working with family members, his audition to play James Bond, his passion for stage acting, and much more. We even talk about some fairly unknown filming facts such as who the waiter was that spilled shrimp all over Julian while filming a dinner scene in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY. We hadn’t heard that one before.

JULIAN GLOVER’S CAREER

Spy movie fans will recognize Julian Glover from such roles as Kristatos in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY and Harcourt-Smith in THE FOURTH PROTOCOL. He has had roles in some of the biggest movie and television series such as STAR WARS, INDIANA JONES, HARRY POTTER, and GAME OF THRONES. Television fans will recognize him as Commander Anderson in SPY TRAP, his two roles in THE SAINT, QUILLER, REMINGTON STEELE, THE SPYS OF WARSAW and others.

Julian Glover has recieved three Laurence Olivier Award nominations, winning once for his role as King Henry IV. He has also been awarded Commander of the Order of the British Empire in 2013.

So take a listen, we cover all of these things and more.

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Julian Glover talks with us in our special podcast interview with him on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies about

  • How he started his acting career!
  • How he got the job for Kristatos in the James Bond movie FOR YOUR EYES ONLY!
  • How it was working with Roger Moore, Sean Connery and the Eon Productions company
  • How he got the job for INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE, as Walter Donavan!
  • His STAR WARS esperience!
  • His work in theater, television, Game of Thrones, and the vocie og ARAGOG!
  • His new book, with exclusive photogrpahs highlighting his career and great actors he has worked with: Cue to Cue – link is below to order it!   We have!

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Gadgets in For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, and A View To A Kill

Join Dan and Tom as they take a look at the gadgets in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (FYEO), OCTOPUSSY, A View to a Kill (AVTAK). Are they believable?

Join us as we take a look at the gadgets in FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (FYEO), OCTOPUSSY, and A VIEW TO A KILL (AVTAK). We know that James Bond movies use a lot of gadgets. So lets look at the gadgets from these three Roger Moore James Bond movies. Are any of them believable?

Some of the gadgets we examine are:

From FOR YOUR EYES ONLY:

  • The ATAC Machine
  • The Identigraph
  • James Bond’s Watch

From OCTOPUSSY:

  • The briefcase with the hidden compartment
  • The fake crocodile
  • The DB-5J Jet
  • The yo-yo saw

From A VIEW TO A KILL:

  • Microchip scanner/locator
  • The Microcomparator
  • Snooper

That’s just a sample, we talk about many more gadgets from these three movies.

So take a listen and let us know what you think of these gadgets in gadgets in FYEO, OCTOPUSSY, and AVTAK. Did we miss any? Did you have the same impression about these? Leave us a comment at info@spymovienavigator.com.

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Gadgets in The Man With The Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me

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Gadgets in The Man With The Golden Gun and The Spy Who Loved Me

Join Dan and Tom as they take a look at the gadgets in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (TMWTGG) and THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (TSWLM).

Join us as we take a look at the gadgets in The Man With The Golden Gun (TMWTGG) and The Spy Who Loved Me (TSWLM). We know that James Bond movies use a lot of gadgets. So lets look at the gadgets from these two Roger Moore James Bond movies. We’ll talk about the gadgets we think work well ( like the golden gun) and the gadgets that don’t (like Bond’s watch at the beginning of The Spy Who Loved Me). And we discuss the viability or believability of each of the gadgets.

Some of the gadgets we’ll discuss are:

  • The golden gun (TMWTGG)
  • The Solex agitator (TMWTGG)
  • The flying car (TMWTGG)
  • Bond’s printing watch (TSWLM)
  • The ski pole gun (TSWLM)
  • Jaw’s teeth (TSWLM)
  • The Lotus Espirit (TSWLM)
  • and more …

So take a listen and let us know what you think of these gadgets in TMWTGG and TSWLM. Did we miss any? Did you have the same impression about these? Leave us a comment at info@spymovienavigator.com.

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Robert Davi – An interview with Licence to Kill’s Franz Sanchez!

An interview with Robert Davi: Licence to Kill's Franz Sanchez! Join Dan and Tom as they talk with Robert Davi! He played Franz Sanchez in the movie Licence to Kill, Big Johnson in Die Hard, opera-singing Jake in The Goonies.  Maybe you know him as the man behind Davi sings Sinatra. Or maybe you know him from one of his other over 170 credits. We all know who Robert Davi is, and now we get to know him better! Robert Davi discusses being Franz Sanchez, getting the role, nailing Sanchez's accent, working with the team, and other on set and off set aspects of being Sanchez. He's a prankster and lets us in on a couple of his pranks! Robert Davi also talks about his non-James Bond life, including his music video with Bob Dylan, his other roles and he even discusses his family history. Did you know that there were Daví family members who helped discover America? Listen to our Robert Davi interview to find out more! It's a fascinating talk with one of the best! Davi Sings Sinatra website: Davi Sings Sinatra: On the Road to Romance | Robert Davi Ideas/Comment? info@spymovienavigator.com Website Podcast episode Page: https://bit.ly/3UXssTe Check out our other videos on our website.
Steven Saltzman Interview – Steven talks James Bond and more

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Steven Saltzman Interview – Steven talks James Bond and more

Join us now for this exclusive Steven Saltzman interview! Steven, Harry Saltzman's son gives a great perspective on the James Bond movies

Steven Saltzman Interview.

In honor of the 60th anniversary of James Bond movies, and to get a unique perspective on the making of the first 9 James Bond movies, we invited a very special guest, Steven Saltzman, to join us today! So join us now for this very special and exclusive Steven Saltzman interview!

Steven had a unique childhood as he grew up as the James Bond franchise blossomed. He got to see the movies made and knew the cast and crew, and their children. How? Well, Steven is the son of Harry Saltzman and was a child when the Bond series started. Harry Saltzman co-produced the first nine Eon Productions James Bond movies. He also produced the first three Harry Palmer movies THE IPCRESS FILE, FUNERAL IN BERLIN, and BILLION DOLLAR BRAIN.

Hear Steven Saltzman talk about being on the sets of those early Bond movies, how the family we always hear about in the Bond movies works, how he made some extra money in high school because of his James Bond connection, and many more fun stories of the James Bond world.

Harry Palmer

And of course we talked about the Harry Palmer movies his father produced. And, we talk a bit about the THE IPCRESS FILE television series that was released in Spring of 2022, for which Steven was an Executive Producer.

We have an episode with Steven about the THE IPCRESS FILE series in our March 13, 2022 podcast episode. However, that interview was recorded in between the UK and US releases. We had to couch what we said in order to not give anything away. Now, Steven is able to give us a producer’s insight in delivering a show for both the UK and US audiences. There are some things you, the audience member sitting in your own country, probably wouldn’t think of. However, the producers must think about these things, as there are cultural differences.

What’s Next?

We also discuss some of the projects Steven is working on now. He even gives us a scoop!

So, join us for this fun Steven Saltzman interview. He gives us the elephants (listen to find out what that means).

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Robert Davi Interview! Licence to Kill’s Franz Sanchez!

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Robert Davi Interview! Licence to Kill’s Franz Sanchez!

Join us for our Robert Davi Interview. Davi played Franz Sanchez, who is one of our favorite James Bond villains, in LICENCE TO KILL.

Robert Davi Interview: Join Dan and Tom as they talk with Robert Davi! James Bond fans know him as Franz Sanchez in the movie Licence to Kill. Die Hard fans know him as Big Johnson. The Goonies fans remember him as the opera-singing Jake. Maybe you know him as the man behind Davi sings Sinatra. Or maybe you know him from one of his other over 170 credits. We all know who Robert Davi is, and now we get to know him better!

Hear Robert Davi discuss being Franz Sanchez, about getting the role, nailing Sanchez’s accent, working with the team, and other on set and off set aspects of being Sanchez. He’s a prankster and lets us in on a couple of his pranks!

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James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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James Bond Tomorrow Never Dies Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

We discuss Tomorrow Never Dies' Pre-Title sequence exploring the location, the music, chess, M, and of course the arms bazaar.

Join us as our Decoding session for the pre-title sequence to Tomorrow Never Dies hits the presses. Mike Reyes of Cinemablend.com joins Dan and Tom to discuss this excellent pre-title sequence.

What’s it all about? Well, Raymond Benson’s novelization of the movie sheds light on it, David Arnold as series composer adds a new dimension, chess pieces and power,  Judi Dench delivers – and what is her relationship to Geoffrey Palmer?  And yeah boom bang, explosions plane chases decoders and more!  What does this all mean?

Let’s look at the Tomorrow Never Dies pre-title sequence !

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As we decode the Pre-Title Sequence to Tomorrow Never Dies, we discuss:

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  • The awesome filming location in France
  • Ricky Jay
  • M’s relationship with the military brass
  • A chess primer
  • Blowing up an already fired missle
  • What happened to the rear-passenger’s gun
  • Ejector seats
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James Bond GoldenEye Pre-Title Sequence Decoded

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James Bond GoldenEye Pre-Title Sequence Decoded

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as they Decode the Pre-Title Sequence to GOLDENEYE!

The GoldenEye Pre-title sequence gives us a new Bond, a huge dam, bungee Jumping, a chemical weapons plant, Russia, and old friend, 006, a motorcycle jump, Sean Bean’s streak of bad luck – and yes, a new era of Bond – let’s dive inside the pre–title sequence of the 1995 James Bond movie, GoldenEye!

The jump, the luck and fate components of the 00 missions, For England, James! And who is in charge here, 006 or 007?   Record kills, squeaking wheels and the meaning of it all!

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky as they Decode the Pre-Title Sequence to GoldenEye!

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Richard Maibaum Papers – James Bond – Curator Interview

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Richard Maibaum Papers – James Bond – Curator Interview

We discuss the Richard Maibaum Papers, which are housed at the University of Iowa Library, with curator Pete Balestrieri.

Richard Maibaum Papers at the University of Iowa

Richard Maibaum, who wrote many of the James Bond movie screenplays, donated his papers to the University of Iowa.. Pete Balistiere is the curator for Science Fiction and Pop Culture at the University Library.

Join Dan and Tom as they have a discussion with Pete on the Richard Maibaum Papers. This collection includes a large selection of Maibaum’s working materials he used to write 13 James Bond movies. Pete shares his insights into many topics on the development of the movies. For instance, he talks about Sean Connery’s thoughts on the role of Pussy Galore in Goldfinger and what Richard Maibaum did because of those thoughts.

One fascinating part of the collection is the research folders. These contain articles that Maibaum clipped out on a variety of topics he researched for plot points. For instance, there is an article on blimps which he clipped out 3 years before A View To A Kill came out.

But, to us, probably the most interesting part of the collection are the treatments that Maibaum wrote. These are the stories before they are turned into screenplays. As a result, you get to see how the story evolves, sometimes dramatically.It is very cool to read a movie’s treatments and see the evolution of the movie’s story.

It’s not just James Bond

Another key point of the disucssion is that the James Bond materials are only part of the collection. Richard Maibaum wrote many other movies and plays. While you are there you can see some of Maibaum’s notes on his other projects including includes OSS, The Great Gatsby, and Tank Force.

Pete discusses the collection, how you can see it and other collections they have at the Library such as the papers from Norman Felton who produced The Man From U.N.C.L.E.

This is a wide-ranging, fun discussion. Pete knows his movie and shares his passion for them in this interview.

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James Bond’s LICENCE TO KILL Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

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James Bond’s LICENCE TO KILL Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Dan, Tom, and Vicky decode the LICENCE TO KILL pre-title sequence. They look at the filming location as well as the action and more.

James Bond’s Licence to Kill Pre-Title Sequence has a wedding, drug lords, shootouts, lover’s quarrels, the DEA, helicopters, parachutes, an airplane chase, and the Florida Keys.

Join undercover agents Dan, Tom and Vicky as they decode new discoveries and connections.

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In this discussion we look at the following in the pre-title sequence to Licence to Kill:

  • The locations  that were filmed in Florida, USA (the airport, the house, the field with the shootout, and the church). You can go there and it looks the same now as it did then.
  • Highway 1, the Seven-Mile Bridge, and how the Rolls Royce carrying Felix Leiter, James Bond, and Sharkey was going the wrong way.
  • The real-world athetes who were actors in this pre-title.
  • The reaction Robert Davi got after the release of the movie for the scene where he whips Lupe.
  • James Bond’s hat and the bullet hole
  • The “Let’s go fishing” segment
  • Where the parachuters landed.
  • Why wasn’t Gladys Knight in the Title Credits?
  • As usual, influences from other movies and real-life are explored.
  • And More …

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Dr. No’s Impact On The James Bond Franchise

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Dr. No’s Impact On The James Bond Franchise

How did DR. NO impact the James Bond movie franchise? To celebrate DR. NO's 60th anniversary, we dive into the movie to answer that question.

Celebrating Dr. No‘s 60th Anniversry

Dr. No's impact on poster art. Here we see James Bond and the Bond Girls from the movie.

Dr. No‘s impact on the James Bond franchise is tremendous. This movie started the James Bond franchise for movie fans 60 years ago. Additionally, it set the stage for the all of the James Bond movies that followed. It even helped shape future non-Bond spy movies. So, join us as we celebrate Dr. No’s anniversary by taking a look at how it shaped what we see in the franchise going forward.

We start where the movie starts with the gun barrel sequence and continue on through the music, the classic line “Bond, James Bond”, the humor, the gadgets, the exotic locations, the great poster’s like this Mitchell Hooks’ poster for Dr. No, and much, much more. Then, of course, we look at Sean Connery. We see how he established the character of James Bond while initiating the role.

What hooked you?

So, which item that premiered in Dr. No hooked you on James Bond? Was it the Walther PPK, the Bond Girls, the villains, the chases, the martini’s and the finer things in life? We discuss all of these things that showcase Dr. No‘s impact on the franchise.

What’s missing in Dr. No that we see in later James Bond movies? Well, the pre-title sequence and the DB5 come in movies that followed Dr. No. Of course, we talk about that too.

What do you think of Dr. No’s Impact on the franchise?

Once you’ve listened please give us feedback. Do you disagree with anything we’ve called out? Did we miss anything? Is there something we called out that you wish the movie didn’t have? To give us feedback, You can leave us a voice mail message on our website or send us an email at info@spymovienavigator.com. We’d love to hear your thoughts. Undoubtedly you’ll have some.

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The movies show a much more aggressive James Bond than the books do. Bond mistreats many of the women in his movies, especially in the earliest years. So, we are looking through the James Bond movies from the Sean Connery years, through Daniel Craig to show you how the movies have shaped our opinion of how Bond treats women. And we think  M is spot on! James Bond's relationship with women is a tricky subject.

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James Bond 007’s A VIEW TO A KILL Pre-Title Decoded!

A dead MI6 agent, microchips, icy boats, James Bond chased on skies, Belluga caviar and vodka shaken – all in the pre-title sequence of A View to a Kill!

Join Dan, Tom, and Vicky as they are charging while avoiding the chatter of this fun opening sequence.  How much of a gap does James Bond have to clear while navigating the piste?   They comment on the gnarly kickers and loose landings and the boat that takes them to safety.  All while trying to capture a microchips.  

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