Chicago James Bond Fans May 2024 Meetup – 007 Fan Interviews – Video

Chicago James Bond Fans May 2024 Meetup

Dan and Tom held their first Chicago James Bond Fans Meetup on May 9, 2024, at Ma O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Chicago. This is the video version of this episode.  The audio version of this episode can be found here. Part of the event was a James Bond trivia quiz and people from all over the world played, including those in the pub. The questions ranged from fairly easy to “nobody got this one”. The winning score was 18 out of 25.  Congratulations to William Kanas for the win. This episode highlights the interviews they streamed of some of the 007 fans in attendance. In fact, one of the fans we talked with, stuntman Ross Scharphorn, placed second in the trivia quiz.  He answered the same number of questions as William Kanas, but Kanas answered faster for the win. In addition to Ross, we interviewed Scott Winterroth and Brandon about their favorite Bond movies, actors, and the direction they would like Eon Productions to take the franchise. Finally, we talked with Leonard Johnson and Chris MacGregor from the Ian Fleming Foundation.  They talked about the foundation, its charity focus, and how they obtain and refurbish James Bond movie vehicles. We also held a drawing with James Bond tchotchkes awarded to the winners. A big Thank You goes out to all who attended our Chicago 007 Fans May 2024 Meetup and those who agreed to be interviewed.

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Chicago 007 Fans May 2024 Meetup – Fan Interviews

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Chicago 007 Fans May 2024 Meetup – Fan Interviews

Dan and Tom held their first Chicago 007 Fans Meetup on May 9, 2024. Take a listen as they interview Bond fans about all things James Bond.

Chicago 007 Fans May 2024 Meetup

Dan and Tom held their first Chicago 007 Fans Meetup on May 9, 2024, at Ma O’Brien’s Irish Pub in Chicago.

Part of the event was a James Bond trivia quiz and people from all over the world played, including those in the pub. The questions ranged from fairly easy to “nobody got this one”. The winning score was 18 out of 25.  Congratulations to William Kanas for the win.

This episode highlights the interviews they streamed of some of the 007 fans in attendance. In fact, one of the fans we talked with, stuntman Ross Scharphorn, placed second in the trivia quiz.  He answered the same number of questions as William Kanas, but Kanas answered faster for the win.

In addition to Ross, we interviewed Scott Winterroth and Brandon about their favorite Bond movies, actors, and the direction they would like Eon Productions to take the franchise.

Finally, we talked with Leonard Johnson and Chris MacGregor from the Ian Fleming Foundation.  They talked about the foundation, its charity focus, and how they obtain and refurbish James Bond movie vehicles. 

We also held a drawing with James Bond tchotchkes awarded to the winners.

A big Thank You goes out to all who attended our Chicago 007 Fans May 2024 Meetup and those who agreed to be interviewed. 

What do you think?

What did you think of this episode? Also, please let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and if you want to be notified of our next event. Just drop us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com.  The more we hear from you, the better the show will be!  We’ll give you a shout-out in a future episode!

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Maestro John Morris Russell Talks James Bond Concert

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Maestro John Morris Russell Talks James Bond Concert

Dan, Tom and Raymond Benson chat with Maestro John Morris Russell about his Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert, “Shaken Not Stirred”.

John Morris Russell Talks Shaken Not Stirred

Dan and Tom interview Maestro John Morris Russell (JMR) about his Chicago Symphony Orchestra concert, “Shaken Not Stirred,” musical scores, and James Bond music.  As you might have guessed, the concert’s focus is the music of James Bond.   You may know JMR from his work as the conductor of the Cincinnati Pops Orchestra for the past 13 years. 

Joining JMR in the concert is the amazing vocalist Capathia Jenkins. She possesses the wide vocal range needed to cover the various styles of singers from the James Bond catalog.

We will be attending the concert and we’re sure James Bond fans will enjoy this one.  

In this episode, JMR talks about what to expect in this concert and how they put it together.  He also talks about his career, why he decided to conduct instead of play an instrument, some influential composers, and film scoring in general.  If you’ve ever wanted to know what a composer has to deal with in scoring a movie, JMR gives you a good idea.  It is really amazing how they do it.

One other area we discuss is how technology has made composition more efficient.  Much is the same as it’s been for hundreds of years.  But, some of it is streamlined today.

Raymond Benson with an assist

Dan and Tom wanted some expertise for this interview, so they asked Raymond Benson for an assist.  Of course, Raymond graciously agreed. Raymond helped us delve into other composers’ works and JMR’s experiences with them.  Plus, Raymond tells of a very scary experience he had with composer John Barry.

What do you think?

So, we’re excited to be going to this concert and see John Morris Russell put what he told us into action.  We think this will be a good one.  Do you have plans to go to this concert?   If so, let us know your thoughts, ideas for future episodes, and what you thought of this episode by dropping us a note at info@spymovienavigator.com.  The more we hear from you, the better the show will be!  We’ll give you a shout-out in a future episode!

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Rick English stunt performer on MI, James Bond, Kingsman, and more

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Rick English stunt performer on MI, James Bond, Kingsman, and more

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Rick English stunt performer talks spy movie stunts with Dan and Tom on their show Cracking the Code of Spy Movies.  If you’ve seen at least three spy or action movies in the last two decades, you’ve likely seen Rick’s work in at least one of them.  

Rick is an award-winning stunt performer who has been involved with the James Bond, MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE, BATMAN, and KINGSMAN franchises.   He was also in INCEPTION, The 355, FAST AND FURIOUS, and many more movies over his 20+ year career. 

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Tips from Uwe Brosamle

In this fascinating interview, Uwe tells us how he tracks down the locations, meticulously plans his trips (this takes A LOT of time) and gives all of us some tips for planning these special trips which can save us all some serious time. It is great to be able to learn from an expert.  Listening to his guidance can make your location hunting trips much easier and fruitful.

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Uwe Brosamle Interview – How to visit James Bond filming Locations!

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Uwe Brosamle Interview – How to visit James Bond filming Locations!

In this Uwe Brosamle interview, field operatives, Dan and Tom, discuss Uwe's travels to over 80% of the James Bond filming locations!

One of the leading experts on traveling to James Bond filming locations worldwide joins us at Cracking the Code of Spy Movies for this amazing segment, our Uwe Brosamle interview!   Uwe Brosamle estimates he’s traveled to over 80% of the James Bond filming locations – and he’s done it in just 10 years.

Most James Bond fans love discovering and visiting James Bond filming locations – and certainly, it is a passion for Dan and Tom – so it is great to talk with an expert on how to do it right.

Tips from Uwe Brosamle

In this fascinating interview, Uwe tells us how he tracks down the locations, meticulously plans his trips (this takes A LOT of time), and gives all of us some tips for planning these special trips which can save us all some serious time. It is great to be able to learn from an expert.

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– Meeting George Lazenby for the first time

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– What she is doing now

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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!

You can order Julian Glover’s book CUE TO CUE by clicking here: https://www.fantompublishing.co.uk/product/julian-glover-cue-to-cue/ 


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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

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What’s Next?

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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!

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Was ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE good or not?

Dan and Tom answer the question: Was ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE good or not? They look at the top 10 reasons to see it either way.

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.

BONDage in Space – Tying Up the Gadgets in Moonraker!

Blast off with Tom, Dan, Vicky and Joe Pappalardo as we dismantle the gadgets in Moonraker!

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Hitchcock spy movie techniques with Tony Lee Moral

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Hitchcock spy movie techniques with Tony Lee Moral

We talk with the author of the new book "The Young Alfred Hitchcock's Movie Making Masterclass" and discuss how Hitchcock made spy movies.

Do you want to understand the Alfred Hitchcock spy movie techniques? Tony Lee Moral returns to discuss his new book “The Young Alfred Hitchcock’s Movie Making Masterclass“. His book teaches you Hitchcock’s process of making a movie. We discuss these techniques with Tony and apply them to how Hitch used them in making his spy movies.

Some of the topics we examine are how Hitchcock pionered “the wrongfully accused man”, the double chase (or double pursuit), using exotic locations, suave villains, how action and fight scenes are filmed, and of course the MacGuffin, and more. As an example, we look at the Hitchcock quote about spies: “heroes in their own country and villains in the foreign country” and look at how he used this idea in his spy movies.

In addition to looking at where Hitchcock used these techniques, we also discuss where other spy movies have used some of these techniques.

It’s an interesting discussion looking at our favorite movie genre through the lens of the master director. Find out what movies use the Hitchcock spy movie techniques.

You can order Tony’s book here on Amazon or here on Barnes and Noble.

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A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC – Part 1

Watch the Video Version of this podcast Join Dan and Tom as they spend a couple of hours with Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Director of Photography for Quantum of Solace!  Roberto has been the Director of Photography on some…

Terence Mountain – interview – was in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever

Tom, Dan and Vicky interview Terry Mountain who was in two James Bond movies:  On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever.

James Bond’s Walther PPK w/ Firearms Expert, Tom Whiteman

Today we talk with a weapons expert, Tom Whitehall of Legacy Collectibles – all about Major Boothroyd’s weapon of choice for James Bond!

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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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Diamonds Are Forever Pre-Title Sequence Decoded

Japan!  Cairo, a tropical oasis, mud baths, finger-snappers, cloning, a "new" Bond, and Blofeld is finally dead!  Let’s decode the pre-title sequence to Diamonds Are Forever!

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – Del Singh – A video interview

Who knew? When Octopussy was being made, they found they needed someone who could tie a turban for Gobinda. And they were in Peterborough, England in 1983. Sounds like a challenge.

Dan and Tom talk with Del Singh about how he ended up taking on this job with his brother. He also talks about working on Octopussy and some of the challenges he witnessed while they were filming.

So, in honor of the 39th anniversary of the US release of Octopussy, let’s look behind the scenes. Subscribe!

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – an interview with Del Singh

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Octopussy’s Turban Expert – an interview with Del Singh

Dan and Tom walk with Del Singh about his experience in working on OCTOPUSSY as a turban expert.  Fun Stuff!

Costumes can make or break a movie.  Eon Productions were struggling when filming Octopussy.  They couldn’t get the turbans to both look right and stay on the actor’s heads during actions scenes.  To make it even more of a challenge, they were filming near Peterborough England. What do do?

They found a turban expert, Del Singh, who happened to live in Peterborough.

Listen to this episode to hear Dan and Tom talk with Del about his experience in working on Octopussy.  Fun Stuff!

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In this interview with Del Singh, we discuss his experience with Octopussy.

  • How Eon Productions found him (this is fun)
  • How Del’s Sikh background helped him
  • Meeting Roger Moore
  • Why Del’s turbans were used and the different styles
  • What Del did during filming
  • He made HOW MUCH?
  • Roger Moore’s answers to the press about Connery’s return in Never Say Never Again
  • Dangerous stunts
  • Bond women – and a 20-year old’s impressions of working with them
  • Kabir Bedi, who played Gobinda and interactions with Del then and recently
  • And more …

 

 


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Interview w/Director & Screenwriter for ALL THE OLD KNIVES!

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Interview w/Director & Screenwriter for ALL THE OLD KNIVES!

This episode features the Director of the film, ALL THE OLD KNIVES, Janus Metz, and the Screenwriter and also the author of the novel of the same name, Olen Steinhauer!  

The new espionage movie ALL THE OLD KNIVES, has a release date of April 8, 2022, in the US on Amazon Prime Video.

We interview the Director of the film, ALL THE OLD KNIVES, Janus Metz, and the Screenwriter and also the author of the novel of the same name, Olen Steinhauer!

In this movie, two CIA agents and ex-lovers (Chris Pine and Thandiwe Newton) are brought back together years after a failed rescue attempt – and forced to blur the lines between profession and passion in this deeply riveting tale of global espionage, moral dilemma, and deadly betrayal.  Add Laurence Fishburne and Jonathan Pryce and you have one star-studded cast.

Join us for this fascinating talk!   How’d they get the title?  The cast?

Or watch and listen to this fascinating interview on our Cracking the Code of Spy Movies YouTube channel 

Check out our “ALL THE OLD KNIVES First Reactions – No Spoilers” episode to hear our thoughts on the movie (available April 6th).

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In our no-spoiler discussion of the movie All the Old Knives with director Janus Metz and screenwriter Olen Steinhauer, we discuss:

  • The chaotic first 45-seconds of the movie
  • How Olen Steinhauer turned his novel “All the Old Knives” into a screenplay
  • The use of flashbacks
  • The importance of the Director of Photography
  • How COVID impacted filming
  • How they shot airplane interiors
  • The importance of family to the story
  • The cast (Chris Pine, Thandiwe Newton, Laurence Fishbourne, and Jonathan Pryce)
  • And more …

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Dan and Tom give you their no-spoiler THE MINISTRY OF UNGENTLEMANLY WARFARE review - designed to enhance your viewing of the movie.

RAAZI Is A Spy Movie Worth Watching

Dan and Tom decode the movie RAAZI. Is it a spy movie worth watching? Find out why this is one of Tom’s favorite spy movies.

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Brigitte Millar – Dr. Vogel in SPECTRE and No Time to Die!

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Brigitte Millar – Dr. Vogel in SPECTRE and No Time to Die!

Join Dan and Tom as they have a charming talk with Brigitte Millar, who played Dr. Vogel in SPECTRE and in No Time to Die!

Join us for a charming talk with Brigitte Millar, who played Dr. Vogel in SPECTRE and in No Time to Die!

She’s also played Emmeline Vance in Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, she won an award for her performance as Amelia Holland in David is Dying, she joined fellow Bond alums, Benicio Del Toro, Max von Sydow, and Art Malik in The Wolfman.

Want to hear how they filmed the SPECTRE meeting in Rome where she gives her talk?  Brigitte has some great insights into the Bond movies!

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We talk with Brigitte Millar about her roles in:

  • No Time To Die
  • Spectre
  • Nox
  • Psyche the Prologue
  • Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • David is Dying
  • Walking the Ferryman
  • And more…

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Terence Mountain – interview – was in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever

Tom, Dan and Vicky interview Terry Mountain who was in two James Bond movies:  On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever.

James Bond’s Walther PPK w/ Firearms Expert, Tom Whiteman

Today we talk with a weapons expert, Tom Whitehall of Legacy Collectibles – all about Major Boothroyd’s weapon of choice for James Bond!

James Bond’s CASINO ROYALE (2006) Pre-Title Sequence Decoded!

Join us today as we take a gamble getting Daniel Craig’s first outing as Bond as we look at the pre-title and title sequence of Casino Royale!

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A Former CIA Spy Decodes Real vs Movie Spies!

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A Former CIA Spy Decodes Real vs Movie Spies!

Andrew Bustamante, an ex-CIA spy, talks with us about the differences between real spies and movie spies!

Andrew Bustamante, an ex-CIA spy, talks with us about the differences between real spies and movie spies! This is one cool dude! You must hear this!

Can you be a spy? Listen and find out! You can take a test mission – he tells you how.

Gadgets, cars, guns!

Andrew now also teaches elite spy skills to everyday people – check out his website, EveryDaySpy.com!

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Andrew Bustamante gives us the real-world view of many spy movie tropes, including:

  • Spies driving fancy sports cars
  • Gadgets
  • Weapons
  • Dead drops
  • Low profile vs. high profile spies
  • The realities of marriage
  • And more …

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Join Dan and Tom as they look back at 2022 highlights, give some shout outs to active members of our community, and look ahead to 2023.

His World Never Dies – The Evolution of James Bond – in movies

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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

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James Bond’s Walther PPK w/ Firearms Expert, Tom Whiteman

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James Bond’s Walther PPK w/ Firearms Expert, Tom Whiteman

Today we talk with a weapons expert, Tom Whitehall of Legacy Collectibles – all about Major Boothroyd’s weapon of choice for James Bond!

 

James Bond!  Weapons! Berettas!  Walther PPKs, Silencers and more!  Today we talk with a weapons expert, Tom Whiteman of Legacy Collectibles – all about Major Boothroyd’s weapon of choice for James Bond!

Join Tom and Dan in a fun talk about the most famous Bond weapon, the Walther PPK!

In this podcast, we discuss some of the guns from James Bond movies, including:

  • The Walther PPK
  • Walther PP
  • Gyrojet
  • Barettas
  • How caliber affects a gun and it’s power
  • Suppressors (Silencers)
  • And more …

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Join us as we venture into Scaramanga’s Funhouse in our decoding of the pre-title sequence to the 1974 James Bond movie, The Man With The Golden Gun.

All That Glitters – the Gold in Goldfinger – Part 1

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No Time To Die Trailer Discussion – A Quick-Fire Look

Join Tom and Dan in Cracking the Code of Spy Movies! Here we take a Quick-Fire look at the December 2019 trailer for No Time To Die and speculate as to what it all means.

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Harry Palmer, Len Deighton, Billion Dollar Brain with Rob Mallows!

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Harry Palmer, Len Deighton, Billion Dollar Brain with Rob Mallows!

Rob Mallows of DeightonDossier.net joins Dan and Tom as our prelude to our Billion Dollar Brain podcast!  We talk about Len Deighton, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin with a focus on Billion Dollar Brain!  

Rob Mallows of DeightonDossier.net joins Dan and Tom as our prelude to our Billion Dollar Brain podcast!  We talk about Len Deighton, The Ipcress File, Funeral in Berlin with a focus on Billion Dollar Brain!

What Deighton novel should be turned into another movie?

Listen now!

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Listen to us as we talk with Rob Mallows about:

  • How close is the movie to the book?
  • Where does the novel “Spy Story” fit in the Harry Palmer world?
  • What other Deighton novels does Rob think should be made into a movie?
  • What are Rob’s thoughts on ITV’s upcoming The Ipcress File tv series?
  • And more …

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All About Spy Movies – SpyMovieNavigator

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Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards with author Tony Lee Moral

Dan and Tom welcome author Tony Lee Moral and discuss his latest book, “Alfred Hitchcock’s Storyboards.” It's a great read and discussion.

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James Bond Filming Locations Around the World – with Johannes Eklund

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James Bond Filming Locations Around the World – with Johannes Eklund

Visiting James Bond movie locations is fun, and we have the expert with us today - Johannes Eklund who runs http://www.JamesBondLocations.com ! 

Visiting James Bond movie locations is fun, and we have the expert with us today – Johannes Eklund who runs http://www.JamesBondLocations.com !  Johannes talks about his 5 holy grail Bond locations, his experience in traveling to 100s of Bond filming locations and lots more!   What a fun podcast!

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Johannes Eklund takes us through his favorite James Bond filming locations, including:

  • Corfu
  • Metéora
  • Thailand
  • Czech Republic
  • Istanbul
  • and more …

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Character Spotlight: Rosa Klebb played by Lotte Lenya in FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

Join Dan and Tom as they shine the character spotlight on Rosa Klebb, played by Lotte Lenya in the James Bond movie, FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE.

What Makes GoldenEye a Standout Bond Movie?

What Makes GOLDENEYE a standout James Bond movie? Dan and Tom Decode this movie that introduced us to Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.

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.

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Terence Mountain – interview – was in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever

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Terence Mountain – interview – was in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, Diamonds are Forever

Tom, Dan and Vicky interview Terry Mountain who was in two James Bond movies:  On Her Majesty's Secret Service and Diamonds Are Forever.

Tom, Dan and Vicky interview a mountain of a man – Terry Mountain who was in two James Bond movies:  On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (as Rafael, one of Draco’s guys fighting Bond on the beach, and other scenes) and Diamonds are Forever  (one of Blofeld’s guards) – as well as 7 episodes of The Saint, and lots more.

This is a great interview with Terry telling some really great back-stories & behind-the-scenes stories – fun stuff all the way!

Listeners:

“Loads of little inside stories and nuggets of info from Terry. I’d already heard some of his escapades at one of the SNS meet-ups, but he elaborates further here. And I whole heartedly agree with him, that Lazenby should have done more. I’m also in agreement, that OHMSS soundtrack is one of the best! – Denise

“Terry is obviously genuinely passionate about the world of Bond. He always comes across as being very real and authentic.”

“Listened to this earlier. Brilliant to hear the stories especially paying the bill one!” – Nick

Terry Mountain is one of the good guys!  Join us!

We discuss with Terry:

  • Terry’s role (Rafael) in On Her Majesty’s Secret Service (OHMSS)
    • The different filming locations with stories about each
    • Terry talks about a shot that couldn’t be shown in OHMSS
  • Terry’s friendship with George Lazenby
  • Terry’s role in Diamonds are Forever
  • Terry’s experience on the tv show The Saint with Roger Moore.
  • And More …

 


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International James Bond Trivia Marathon – Nov 14 2020

Join Steven Jay Rubin, author of the newly released The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia in this international James Bond Trivia Marathon! 

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Gadgets in James Bond’s THUNDERBALL Decoded!

Join Dan, Tom and Vicky diving into the gadgets in THUNDERBALL!

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Derek Lyons – 4 Bond movies, Star Wars, Indiana Jones – tells Back Stories!

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Derek Lyons – 4 Bond movies, Star Wars, Indiana Jones – tells Back Stories!

Derek Lyons joins Dan, Tom & Vicky on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies! He's discusses his career which includes appearing in four James Bond movies, Star Wars and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade.

Derek Lyons joins Dan, Tom & Vicky on Cracking the Code of Spy Movies!

Derek has made appearances in:

  • Octopussy
  • A View to a Kill
  • The Living Daylights,
  • GoldenEye, and even
  • Star Wars and
  • Indiana Jones

Listen as Derek tells us some amusing back-stories about his Bond experiences, meeting Sean Connery, Pierce Brosnan and more!

Here is where you can find out more about Derek:

Derek’s website: https://www.dereklyonssite.com/

Derek on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/derek.lyons.90

Derek on Twitter: https://twitter.com/DerekLyonsActor

Derek on Instagam: @zenlyons instagram

Derek on YouTube: https://youtube.com/c/DerekLyons

 

 


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Examining Ian Fleming’s Original James Bond Manuscripts – Part 1

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Steven Jay Rubin – The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

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Steven Jay Rubin – The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

Join Dan and Tom as they talk with author Steven Jay Rubin. The 4th edition of his book,  The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia  released on November 17, 2020.

 

Join Dan and Tom as they talk with author Steven Jay Rubin. The 4th edition of his book,  The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia  released on November 17, 2020 – it’s fantastic!

We discuss the process of putting this book together, including his interviews of the Who’s Who of the Bond world; Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Peter Hunt, George Lazenby and many others.

You’ll hear some great behind-the-scenes stories!  Lots of fun!

If you are a James Bond fan, you will definitely enjoy the discussion! It’s a must-listen!

 

 

 

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In our discussion with Steven, we talk about:

  • Great Behind-the-Scenes and back stories
  • Talks about his interviews with Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman, Peter Hunt, George Lazenby and more
  • Details his research and approach to writing the new version of his The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia

Join the fun!  This is entertaining all the way through!

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Part 2: A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC

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Part 2: A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC

Join Dan and Tom as they spend a couple of hours with Roberto Schaefer, Director of Photography for Quantum of Solace! This is Part 2 of a 2 part podcast with Roberto!

Join Dan and Tom as they spend a couple of hours with Roberto Schaefer, Director of Photography for Quantum of Solace!  Roberto has been the Director of Photography on some great films, including Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball, Stay and many other great films.

In Part 2, we talk with Roberto about the team that makes a movie, a dive deeper into Quantum of Solace with some reveals(!) and lots more!  This is Part 2 of a 2-part podcast with Roberto!

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In this episode, we discuss the following topics with Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC:

  • Roberto’s favorite locations for Quantum of Solace
  • The interaction between the various crew teams and what must work to make a movie
  • How chase scenes were handled in Quantum of Solace (especially the Palio scene)
  • The impact of Goldfinger in the making of Quantum of Solace
  • Roberto’s long history of working with director Marc Forster
  • What he filmed that he was disappointed to see on the cutting room floor in Quantum of Solace
  • What Roberto is doing today
  • And more …

 


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Spy Movie Navigator visits Goldfinger Filming Locations in Miami Florida (USA)

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A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC – Part 1

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A Talk with QUANTUM OF SOLACE Director of Photography, Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC – Part 1

Join Dan and Tom as they spend a couple of hours with Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC - Director of Photography for Quantum of Solace!  Roberto has been the Director of Photography on some great films, including Finding Neverland, Monster's Ball, Stay and many other great films.    This is Part 1 of a 2-part podcast.

Join Dan and Tom as they spend a couple of hours with Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC – Director of Photography for Quantum of Solace!  Roberto has been the Director of Photography on some great films, including Finding Neverland, Monster’s Ball, Stay and many other great films.

In Part 1, we talk with Roberto about the role of Director of Photography, his work on Quantum and lots more!  This is Part 1 of a two-part podcast with Roberto!

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In this episode, we discuss the following topics with Roberto Schaefer, ASC, AIC:

  • How Roberto got the call to be Director of Photography on Quantum of Solace
  • What a Director of Photography does
  • How second units work in general and in Quantum of Solace
  • The prep work involved for Quantum of Solace was
  • How the British crews are different than American crews
  • How Roberto got his start
  • Roberto’s thoughts on working for Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson
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  • The significance of the transitions in Stay
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His World Never Dies – The Evolution of James Bond – in movies

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His World Never Dies – The Evolution of James Bond – in movies

His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond by Dave Holcomb - is a new book on James Bond which we found to be a nice read. Dave weaves a story on how Bond has evolved over the decades with some unique insights, a treatment of masculinity, sexism, race, and a concept called the History Gyre. Join Dan and Tom as they interview the author!

His World Never Dies: The Evolution of James Bond by Dave Holcomb – is a nice read and in this podcast, we interview the author!

We read a lot of books on spies – real spies and movie spies – so we can gain a little more insight into the spy movies that we are having fun with. This book looks at Bond from a unique vantage point. Kind of a cool title considering the EON just announced the new Bond film (April 2020) is called No Time to Die!

Dave weaves a story on how Bond has evolved over the decades with some unique insights, a treatment of masculinity, sexism, race, and a very interesting concept of how history and the Bond series goes through what is called a History Gyre, which suggests that history does not only repeat itself but that it moves in an evolutionary circle. Dave suggests that the Bond films go through this same evolutionary circle. It is a great book, which we enjoyed reading, and we had a great conversation with the author, Dave Holcomb – listen now!

We’d highly recommend it, and you can find it on Amazon, just search “His World Never Dies”. Or you can click here, which will bring you to our web page that discusses the book and how you can get an autographed copy.  And please tell Dave that SpyMovieNavigator sent you when you contact him directly for the autographed copy, or when you purchase through Amazon!

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We talk to Dave Holcomb, the author of “His World Never Dies – The Evolution of James Bond” in the Movies

 

  • Dave talks about his background
  • He tells us how he got started in loving Bond and idea for the book
  • We discuss key elements of the book and key concepts that drive the book
  • We see how Bond has changed over the decades and how EON Productions has made changes to the film Bond character through the decades

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