Category Archives: James Bond

Easily Confused (38) Petro Poroshenko

Petro Poroshenko, President of Ukraine: Valentin Zukovsky, character in the James Bond films Goldeneye and The World is not enough:

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The most important moment in the history of cinema

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No wonder I got sick!

The last few days I’ve been rather sick. That’s a personal piece of information with which I wouldn’t normally bother the readers of my blog. But then I discovered the reason why I have fallen sick just now: some crazy … Continue reading

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“Little Nellie” in Sicily

This is to all the doubters who believe that James Bond films are unrealistic fiction: they are not, and if you walk through the world with open eyes and an open mind you will see evidence from time to time. … Continue reading

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The Road to Skyfall

When you get to a place and you think “I have been here before” but you know that you haven’t, then either the place looks eerily similar to one to which you have been (like most of the seaside towns … Continue reading

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The Phone Call from Russia

He loved getting calls from Russia. The international country code was 007. He always wondered what had come first: the assigning¬†of that dialing code to the Soviet Union or the first James Bond novel. He knew that the latter had … Continue reading

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Inspired by “Casino Royale”

It’s Sunday morning. The rest of the family are at church or have gone swimming, so you have time to watch some of your favourite James Bond films again. Casino Royale is at the top of that list, not least … Continue reading

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Film Review: James Bond “Skyfall”

It’s 2012 and time to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the James Bond films which began with Dr. No in 1962. For that reason alone you should watch all James Bond films in chronological order before venturing to watch the … Continue reading

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Easily Confused, # 10

“Big Breasts & Wide Hips”, a book by the Nobel Prize winning Chinese author Mo Yan: Big breasts and wide hips in Malta: Big breasts and wide hips in my imagination:

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Film Review: “The Bourne Legacy”

To bridge the gap until the next James Bond film, the latest Jason Bourne adventure seemed like the perfect film at the perfect time. “The Bourne Legacy” is Bourne IV. I expected a lot as Bourne I through III were … Continue reading

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