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12 DECEMBER 2017
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF TOMORROW NEVER DIES (1997)

On this day in Bond history, 20 years ago, the film Tomorrow Never Dies premiered at cinemas. GoldenEye was first released in England on 12th December 1997, then in Sweden and USA on 19th December.

British multimedia mogul Elliot Carver plans to achieve global domination by influencing the minds of people over the entire globe through his media empire, which after his plan to start a war between Britain and China, will enable him to have more people under his influence than anyone else has achieved in the history of the planet.

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 18 Jan 1997: Vic Armstrong directed filming in the French Pyrenees for the films pre-credits sequence
• 26 Jan 1997: It was announced that 007 would drive a BMW (the 750iL model)
• 12 Feb 1997: Jonathan Pryce began make-up and lighting tests for his role as Elliot Carver
• 15 Mar 1997: Early shooting took place ahead of principal photography. In the cast was Gerard Butler.
• 2 Apr 1997: Jonathan Pryce shot his first scenes as Elliot Carver
• 3 May 1997: Shooting took place on the scene in which Bond meets Wai Lin for the first time
• 7 May 1997: The TND crew were shooting scenes with the remote control BMW 7 Series
• 14 May 1997: Shooting began on the motorcycle chase
• 21 May 1997: Roger Spottiswoode directed Bond and Wai Lin’s shower scene
• 6 Jun 1997: Jonathan Pryce delivered Elliot Carver’s speech at the CMGN party
• 10 Jun 1997: Teri Hatcher completed filming on her role as Paris Carver
• 16 Jun 1997: Roger Spottiswoode shot Wai Lin's fight in the bike shop
• 24 Jun 1997: Roger Spottiswoode directed the scene in which Bond discovers Carver's master plan
• 3 Jul 1997: Shooting took place on the scene where the helicopter chases Bond through the market
• 30 Jul 1997: Roger Spottiswoode shot the scene in which Wai Lin is captured by Elliot Carver’s men
• 8 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode directed Bond and Elliot Carver’s final stand-off
• 15 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode filmed Bond obliterating Carver’s men with rockets
• 21 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode filmed Bond killing Carver with his own sea drill
• 27 Aug 1997: Roger Spottiswoode filmed the final shot of Bond and Wai Lin sharing a kiss
• 4 Sep 1997: The last shot was completed. The last scene was Bond and Wai Lin in bed
• 12 Dec 1997: The film opened in UK cinemas

A selection of filming locations for Tomorrow Never Dies:
• Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios (interiors: Elliot Carver's stealth boat) (HMS Devonshire - underwater wreck)
• Atlantic Hotel, St. Georg, Hamburg, Germany (Exterior of Hotel that James Bond stays at in Hamburg)
• Bayonne, Pyrénées-Atlantiques, France (Arms bazaar opening sequence)
• Brasenose College, Brasenose Lane, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (exterior of language tutor's room)
• Brent Cross Shopping Centre (parking level 4), Hendon, London, England (Hamburg Hotel Car Park car chase)
• Eon Studios, Frogmore, Hertfordshire, England (Former Radlett Aerodrome Site)
• Financial Times Building, East India Dock, London, England (Hamburg printing facility)
• Fox Baja Studios (water tank), Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico (Stealth Ship; Sea Landing; Exteriors of the UK Fleet)
• Fuhlsbüttel Airport (Terminal 1), Hamburg, Germany (Bond meets Q aka Quentin Quigley at Avis rent-a-car)
• Harmsworth Quays Printers Ltd, Surrey Quays Road, Rotherhithe, London, England (Hamburg Printing Facility)
• High Altitude Airstrip, Peyresourde, Pyrenees Mountains, Hautes-Pyrénées, France (Arms bazaar opening sequence)
• HMS Dryad, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (interiors UK Navy Vessels) (Type 23 Frigates)
• IBM Building, New Square, Bedfont Lakes, Feltham, Middlesex, England (Cocktail Party)
• London Wall, London, England (M gives Bond his mission in Daimler car)
• Mahogany Wharf, Bangkok, Thailand (Motorcycle Chase Sequence)
• Mansion House, Cheapside, London, England (M gives Bond his mission in Daimler car)
• Museum of London, London Wall, London, England (M gives Bond his mission in Daimler car)
• Mönckebergstraße, Hamburg, Germany (James Bond exits the Hamburg printing facility - jump of car over street)
• Naval Dockyard, Portsmouth, Hampshire, England (HMS Westminster)
• New College, Holywell Street, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (exterior of language tutor's room)
• Oxford University, Oxford, Oxfordshire, England (language tutor scene)
• Phang Nga Bay, Thailand (Ha Long Bay, Vietnam)
• Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (studio)
• RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, England (US Airbase, Okinawa, South China Sea - James Bond meets Jack Wade)
• Rosarito, Baja California Norte, Mexico (naval scenes)
• Royal Orchid Bridge, Bangkok, Thailand (motorbike chase)
• Somerset House, Strand, London, England (Exterior MI6 HQ/Ministry of Defence)
• Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England (Interior of Hotel that Bond stays at in Hamburg)
• Stowe Landscape Gardens, Stowe School, Buckingham, Buckinghamshire, England (funeral scene)
• Tannery Row, Mahogany Wharf, Bangkok, Thailand (Motorcycle Chase Sequence)
• Westferry Printers - 235 Westferry Road, Millwall, London, England (Hamburg Printing Facility)
• Westin Banyan Tree Hotel, 21/100 South Sathorn Road, Bangkok, Thailand (Bond and Wai Lin abseil down side of skyscraper)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aero L-39 Albatros Z0
• Aston Martin DB5
• Black Rubber Dinghy
• BMW 750iL
• BMW Cruiser R 1200C
• Chinese junk
• Daimler Limousine
• Eurocopter AS355 F2 Twinstar
• Fairchild C-123 Provider
• Ford Sierra
• Mercedes-Benz
• Opel Senator 3.0i
• Range Rover
• Sikorsky S-65
• Stealth Boat

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on Tomorrow Never Dies, below is a list with some of them:

>Al Matthews (actor)
>Andrew Noakes (supervising production accountant)
>Anthony Waye (line producer)
>Barbara Broccoli (producer)
>Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
>Colin Salmon (actor)
>Daniel Kleinman (main titles)
>David Arnold (soundtrack)
>Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Don Black (lyricist to the song 'Surrender')
>Gary Powell (stuntman)
>Götz Otto (actor)
>Jim Dowdall (stuntman)
>John Richardson (miniatures)
>Judi Dench (actress)
>Keith Hamshere (stills photographer)
>Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
>Liza Ross (actress)
>Michael G. Wilson (producer)
>Michelle Yeoh (actress)
>Monty Norman (composer of the 'The James Bond theme')
>Nick Gillard (stuntman)
>Pauline Hume (end titles)
>Pierce Brosnan (James Bond)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roger Spottiswoode (director)
>Samantha Bond (actress)
>Teri Hatcher (actress)
>Terry Cade (stuntman)
>Terry Richards (stuntman)
>Trevor Steedman (stuntman)
>Vic Armstrong (2nd unit director)
>Wendy Leech (stunt double for Michelle Yeoh)

United Artists - an MGM company - and Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions present Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming's James Bond in Tomorrow Never Dies:



Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Tomorrow Never Dies (1995) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Tomorrow Never Dies on MGM's official website.

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7 JULY 2017
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE SPY WHO LOVED ME (1977)

On this day in Bond history, the 1977 film The Spy Who Loved Me premiered at cinemas. The film was first released in the UK on 7th July 1977 and then in USA on 13th July. The Swedish premiere took place on 17th September 1977.

Megalomaniac Karl Stromberg plans to obliterate mankind from the surface of the Earth and build a new undersea kingdom of which he will be supreme ruler. After destroying New York and Moscow with missiles from captured American and Russian submarines, Stromberg is assured global destruction will follow.

Production notes (Source: MGM / EON Productions)
• 8 Jan 1976: Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum finished the script
• 5 Aug 1976: Production began - the first thing done was Richard Kiel trying out Jaws’ teeth
• 31 Aug 1976: Principal photography began - the first scene was of Anya and Gogol in Gogol’s office
• 2 Sep 1976: Roger Moore began filming - his first scene was between Bond and Moneypenny
• 15 Sep 1976: The film crew shot underwater sequences in Nassau
• 1 Oct 1976: Richard Kiel began filming his role as Jaws
• 6 Oct 1976: Lewis Gilbert shot Bond driving out of the sea in his amphibious Lotus
• 12 Oct 1976: Lewis Gilbert began shooting the sequence with Jaws chasing Bond through the pyramids
• 28 Oct 1976: Last day of filming in Cairo with Bond pursuing Jaws through Karnak ruins
• 2 Nov 1976: Shooting began at Pinewood Studios. The first scene shot was in the Atlantis boardroom
• 25 Nov 1976: Richard Kiel completed his scenes as Jaws - the last scene was him being thrown off a train
• 5 Dec 1976: The 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios was officially opened with TSWLM being the first Bond film to use it
• 13 Jan 1977: The crew sank a model of Atlantis, Stromberg’s base, ready for shooting near Goulding Cay
• 7 Jul 1977: The film had its world premiere at the Odeon Leicester Square, London

A selection of filming locations for The Spy Who Loved Me:
• Abu Simbel Temple, Abu Simbel, Egypt (MI6 HQ in Egypt - exteriors)
• Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (Liparus Tanker set aka Jonah set)
• Banana Island, Luxor, Egypt (Bond wakes up at boat landing amidst a large crowd of peasants and camels)
• Bay of Biscay, Atlantic Ocean (oil tanker - exteriors)
• Cala de Volpe Hotel, Costa Smeralda, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy (James Bond and Anya Amasova stay at hotel)
• Cala di Volpe Bay, Costa Smeralda, Sassari, Sardinia, Italy (car chase)
• Capriccioli Beach East, Sardinia, Italy (Submarine car emerges onto beach)
• Coral Harbour, New Providence Island, Bahamas (underwater scenes/aerial shots - model work - tanker swallows submarine)
• Emerald Coast, Sardinia, Italy Gare Loch, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (Royal Naval base)
• Faslane Naval Base, Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, Gare Loch, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK (Royal Naval Base)
• Gayer-Anderson Museum - 4 Maydan Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt (James Bond fight with henchman Sandor)
• Great Hypostyle Hall, Temple of Amun, Karnak Temple, Luxor, Egypt (Bond and Amasova follow Jaws through the giant columns)
• Her Majesty's Naval Base Clyde, Gare Loch, Argyll and Bute, Scotland (Royal Naval base)
• Ibn Tulun Mosque, Al-Basatin, Ibn Tulun, Cairo, Egypt (Silhouette shot of James Bond arriving in Egypt)
• Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland (opening ski sequence but not jump off mountain)
• Malta (final scene in the film where the escape pod drifts into a British warship)
• Medinet Habu Temple, Thebes, Egypt (Medinet Habu)
• Mount Asgard, Auyuittuq National Park, Baffin Island, Nunavut, Canada (Opening Sequence Jump)
• Nile River, Luxor, Egypt
• Nunavut, Canada (opening ski jump sequence)
• Okinawa, Japan (shots of exotic fish)
• Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (studio)
• Porto Cervo, Sardinia, Italy (Lotus car goes off pier into water, near Hotel Pitrizza)
• Porto Palau, Sardinia, Italy (Q arrives by ferry boat with Lotus car for Bond)
• Pyramid of Khufu, The Great Pyramids, Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt
• Sakkara Oasis, Sakkara, Giza, Egypt
• Santa Teresa di Gallura, Sardinia, Italy (car falls into village cottage)
• Spice Market, El-Muizz Street, Cairo, Egypt
• St. Moritz, Kanton Graubünden, Switzerland (opening ski sequence but not jump off mountain)
• The Sphinx, Giza Plateau, Giza, Egypt
• Vista Point, SP94, Sardinia, Italy (Copter chase, car spin-around)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Bell 206 Jet Ranger
• Ford Taunus
• HMS Fearless
• Intermarine 40
• Kawasaki Z900 with sidecar
• Liparus monorail
• Lotus Esprit
• Shark Hunter II
• Sherpa Van
• Speargun sledge
• Submarine 'USS Wayne'
• Tanker Liparus
• Westland HH-3 Sea King
• Westland Wessex HC Mk2
• Wetbike

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on TSWLM, below is a list with some of them:

>Albert Moses (actor)
>Derek Meddings (special effects)
>Caroline Munro (actor)
>Christopher Muncke (actor)
>Christopher Wood (screenwriter)
>Colin Miller (dubbing editor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Doug Robinson (stuntman)
>Edward de Souza (actor)
>Garrick Hagon (actor)
>Geoffrey Keen (actor)
>George Baker (actor)
>George Leech (stuntman)
>Jeremy Bulloch (actor)
>Jim Dowdall (stuntman)
>John Glen (2nd unit director)
>Ken Adam (production designer)
>Lewis Gilbert (director)
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Marilyn Galsworthy (actor)
>Martin Grace (stunts)
>Marvin Hamlish (music)
>Michael Billington (actor)
>Michael G. Wilson (producer)
>Monty Norman (Composer of 'The James Bond theme')
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Paul Weston (stuntman)
>Richard Kiel (actor)
>Richard Maibaum (screenwriter)
>Rick Sylvester (ski jump in the pre-title-sequence)
>Roger Moore (actor)
>Shane Rimmer (actor)
>Valerie Leon (actor)
>Vernon Dobtcheff (actor)

United Artists - an MGM company Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Roger Moore as James Bond - 007 in Ian Fleming's 'The Spy Who Loved Me':



Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film The Spy Who Loved Me on MGM's official website.

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29 JUNE 2017
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987)

On this day in Bond history, 30 years ago, the film The Living Daylights premiered at cinemas. The film was first released in the UK on 29th June 1987. The Swedish premiere was on 10th July while the Americans had to wait until 31st July.

Soviet General Georgi Koskov fakes his defection to the West in order he is able to continue his capitalist pursuits and have the British Secret Service eliminate his colleagues who are close to exposing his corruption.

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 29 Jul 1986: Timothy Dalton signed his contract to play James Bond for the first time
• 6 Aug 1986: Timothy Dalton was announced as the fourth actor to play James Bond
• 17 Sep 1986: Shooting began in Gibraltar (2nd unit)
• 11 Dec 1986: Prince Charles and Princess Diana visited Pinewood Studios and met with cast & crew
• 13 Feb 1987: Principal photography was completed

A selection of filming locations for The Living Daylights:
• Aït Benhaddou, Morocco
• Antonigasse Tram terminus, Vienna, Austria (Kara's apartment)
• Atlas Corporation Studios, Ouarzazate, Morocco
• Atlas Mountains, Morocco
• Beachy Head, East Sussex, England, UK (opening sequence) (Jeep goes over cliff)
• Carinthia, Austria
• Eastbourne, East Sussex, England, UK (opening sequence) (Jeep goes over cliff)
• Elveden Hall, Suffolk, England, UK (banquet shooting scene)
• English Channel, England, UK (opening sequence) (Jeep goes over cliff)
• Fickeystraße, Train remise, Vienna, Austria (End of Line where Bond checks the Chello Case)
• Forbes Museum, Palais Mendoub, Rue Shakespeare, Tangiers, Tangier-Tétouan, Morocco (Brad Whitaker's Military Museum & Villa)
• Gasometers, Vienna, Austria (Defection: Q and General Koskov climb steps - Koskov escapes in Harrier)
• Hotel Ile de France, Tangiers, Tangier-Tétouan, Morocco
• Hotel Palace, Palais Schwarzenberg, Schwarzenbergplatz 9, Vienna, Austria (Bond's Hotel - Hotel Im Palais Schwarzenberg)
• Malaysia House, Trafalgar Square, St James's, London, England, UK (exteriors: Mi6 HQ)
• Ministry of Defence Property, Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar (opening sequence) (Landing - Upper Rock)
• Mojave Desert, California, USA (C-130 Sequences)
• Musikverein Concert Hall, Vienna, Austria
• Ouarzazate Airfield, Ouarzazate, Morocco (Afghan airport)
• Palais Mendoub, Rue Shakespeare, Tangiers, Tangier-Tétouan, Morocco (Palace El Mendoub)
• Palais Schwarzenberg, Vienna, Austria
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, Storbritannien (studio)
• Prater Cafe, Prater Park, Prater, Vienna, Austria (James Bond meets Saunders)
• Prater Park, Prater, Vienna, Austria (amusement park scenes)
• Riesenrad, Prater, Vienna, Austria (amusement park scenes)
• Rock Gun, Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar (radar installation - opening sequence)
• Rock of Gibraltar, Gibraltar (opening sequence)
• Schönbrunn Palace, Schönbrunner Schloßstraße 47-49, Hietzing, Vienna, Austria (Schönbrunn Palace - Bond and Kara Milovy arrive by horse and carriage)
• Sofiensale Theatre, Vienna, Austria
• South Downs, East Sussex, England, UK (opening sequence) (Jeep goes over cliff)
• Stonor Park, Henley-on-Thames, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Bladen safe house)
• Summer Palace Concert Hall, Vienna, Austria
• Sweetshop, Währingerstrasse 65, Vienna, Austria (bookshop where Kara Milovy takes aim - across the road from the Volksoper Opera House)
• Trafalgar Square, St James's, London, England, UK (south side - Universal Exports Headquarters - exteriors)
• Volksoper Opera House, Vienna, Austria (Bratislava Opera House - Bond meets Saunders)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aston Martin Vantage/Volante V8
• Audi 200 Quattro
• Chevrolet Impala convertible
• Iveco Ford Cargo truck
• Lada 1500
• Land Rover Lightweight
• Land Rover Series III
• Lockheed Hercules C-130
• Moonmaiden II
• Red Crescent Ambulance
• Renault TRM 10000
• Tracma 1500
• Transport Allianz C-160 Transall

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet some of the cast and crew on TLD:
>Alec Mills (director of photography)
>Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
>Arthur Wooster (2nd unit director)
>Bill Weston (stunt double for Christopher Walken)
>Caroline Bliss (actress)
>Chris Corbould (special effects technician)
>Colin Miller (sound editor)
>Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
>Derek Lyons (actor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Doug Robinson (actor/stuntman)
>Geoffrey Keen (actor)
>John Barry (soundtrack)
>John Glen (director)
>John Grover (film editor)
>John Richardson (special effects supervisor)
>Keith Hamshere (stills photographer)
>Michael G. Wilson (screenwriter/executive producer)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Paul Weston (stunt supervisor)
>Peter Davies (editor)
>Peter Lamont (production designer)
>Rémy Julienne (stunt driving arranger)
>Robert Brown (actor)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Timothy Dalton (actor)
>Tom Pevsner (associate producer)

United Artists - an MGM company - and Albert R. Broccoli present Roger Moore as James Bond 007 in Ian Fleming's The Living Daylights:



Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for The Living Daylights (1987) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film The Living Daylights on MGM's official website.

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12 JUNE 2017
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE (1967)

On this day in Bond history, You Only Live Twice (1967), Sean Connery's fifth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 50 years ago. The film was first released in the UK on 12th June 1967 and then in USA on 13th June. The Swedish premiere took place on 15th September 1967.

SPECTRE hijacks American and Russian space capsules in a bid to start World War III for their clients, the Red Chinese.

Directed by Englishman Lewis Gilbert, who later directed The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979), this film was mainly shot on location in Japan and on various sound stages at Pinewood Studios located west of London, England.
The budget was on a high level (9.5 Million USD) enabling the film makers to accept outrageous requests from the production office compared with the financial restraints that they had constantly encountered on Dr. No (1962).

Norman Wanstall gave us as an example with the scene involving a small aircraft in which Bond is trapped and abandoned by Helga Brandt (Karin Dor). The exterior shot of the plane dropping to earth out of control was shot without sound, so with tongue firmly in cheek Norman asked the production office for a pilot who could take a plane up to a great height and drop it out of the sky. To this day he remembers his amazement when the reply came back......."OK, when do you want it?"

Production notes from You Only Live Twice: (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 4 Jul 1966: Shooting began with the opening scene of Bond and the flip-up bed
• 12 Jul 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot the scene in which Bond discovers Mr Osato is a member of SPECTRE
• 25 Jul 1966: The cast and crew moved to Japan for several weeks of location shooting
• 31 Jul 1966: Shooting scenes in Japan with Bond, Tanaka and Kissy on the shore
• 25 Aug 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot Bond’s wedding to Kissy Suzuki
• 22 Sep 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot scenes on Tanaka’s underground train
• 24 Sep 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot Bond & Tiger Tanaka with the bathing girls
• 30 Sep 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot the scene in which Q gives Bond 'Little Nellie'
• 4 Oct 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot the scene in which Aki is killed by an assassin
• 17 Oct 1966: Sean Connery spent his first day shooting scenes of Little Nellie ‘in flight’
• 31 Oct 1966: Shooting took place on the rocket launching sequence at the climax
• 18 Nov 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot Bond sneaking into the Volcano
• 21 Nov 1966: Donald Pleasence had his first day shooting as Blofeld
• 24 Nov 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot the scene in which a throwing star narrowly stops Blofeld killing Bond
• 28 Nov 1966: Lewis Gilbert filmed the ninjas coming to the rescue
• 2 Dec 1966: Sean Connery completed his shooting with a scene in Blofeld’s apartment
• 10 Dec 1966: Donald Pleasence spent his last day as Blofeld, shooting a scene in the control room
• 15 Dec 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot Tiger Tanaka and Kissy Suzuki arriving at the volcano
• 20 Dec 1966: Lewis Gilbert shot the Secretary of Defence and military chiefs in the underground war room
• 23 Dec 1966: Principal photography was completed with a shot of the ninjas
• 29 Dec 1966: 12 days of additional shooting began on E Stage at Pinewood

A selection of the filming locations for You Only Live Twice:
• Akasaka, Minato, Japan (Bond and Aki car chase in Tokyo)
• Akime Village Environs, Akime, Kagoshima, Japan (environs of the Ama fishing village)
• Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
• Ebino, Miyazaki, Japan (aerial Scenes - 'Little Nellie' helicopter chase and battle)
• Ganzin-so Inn, Akime (a restaurant the crew relaxed in during production)
• Ginza, Chuo-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Himeji Castle, Himeji, Japan (Ninja training camp and centre for the development of rocket weapons)
Hotel New Otani, 4-1 Kioi-cho, Chiyoda-Ku, Tokyo, Japan (exteriors: Osato Chemicals HQ)
Hotel Shiroyama, 41-1 Shinshoincho, Kagoshima 890-8586, Japan (crew hotel)
• Mount Shinmu-dake, Kirishima-Yaku National Park, Kagoshima, Japan (exterior for Blofeld's Volcano Lair)
• Nachisan, Nachikatsuura, Higashimuro District, Wakayama prefektur 649-5301, Japan (Bond and Kissy's wedding)
• Nakano Shimbashi station, Marunouchi Line, Nakano-ku, Tokyo, Japan (Entrance to Tiger Tanaka's HQ)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (studio)
• Sakurajima Volcano, Kagoshima, Japan (Little Nellie flight)
• Shigetomi-So, Kagoshima, Japan (Tiger’s home, in reality now a restaurant)
• Tokyo Tower - 4-2-8, Shiba-Koen, Minato, Tokyo, Japan (Bond and Aki car chase in Tokyo)
• Yoyogi National Gymnasium, Tokyo, Japan (Bond and Aki car chase in Tokyo)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aero Commander (Meyers) 200D
• Aerospatiale Alouette 316B
• Astronaut transporter
• Brantley B2
• British submarine M1
• Cargo mono rail
• Dodge Polara - 1964
• HMS Tenby
• Japanese taxi - Prince Gloria
• Kawasaki/Bell 47G-3
• Kawasaki/Boing KV-107II
• Subway train
• Toyota 2000 GT
• Toyota Crown 2300
• Wallis WA-116 autogyro

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet some of the cast and crew from You Only Live Twice:

>Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
>Bill Weston (stuntman)
>Burt Kwouk (actor)
>Charles Gray (actor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Doug Robinson (stuntman)
>Francesca Tu (actress)
>George Leech (stuntman)
>Harry Saltzman (producer)
>John Barry (soundtrack composer)
>John Stears (special effects)
>Karin Dor (actress)
>Ken Adam (production designer)
>Ken Wallis (Little Nellie pilot)
>Leslie Bricusse (lyricist of "You Only Live Twice")
>Lewis Gilbert (director)
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Mickey Baker (stuntman)
>Mie Hama (actress)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Norman Wanstall (dubbing editor)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Peter Hunt (editor)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Sean Connery (actor)
>Vic Armstrong (stuntman)

United Artists, Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's James Bond in You Only Live Twice:


Other special articles about the 50th Anniversary of You Only Live Twice:
>YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE celebrates its 50th Anniversary (Official 007 website)
>James and the Rocket Factory: Remembering YOLT on its 50th Anniversary (Digital Bits)
>YOLT at 50: Expert Intel on James Bond’s Japanese Mission (RealClearLife)

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for You Only Live Twice (1967) from FSWL's private collection.

Read more about the film You Only Live Twice on MGM's official website.

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#you_only_live_twice

17 DECEMBER 2016
45TH ANNIVERSARY OF DIAMONDS ARE FOREVER

On this day in Bond history, Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Sean Connery's sixth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 45 years ago. Diamonds Are Forever was first released in USA on 17th December 1971. The Swedish premiere took place on 20th December 1971. In the UK, the film premiered on 30th December the same year.

Blofeld holds the world to ransom with his diamond-powered laser satellite orbiting in space.

This film was directed by Guy Hamilton (his second Bond at the helm).

For anecdotes from the filming, read our interview with Bruce Glover and part I of our interview with Putter Smith, aka Mr Wint and Mr Kidd.

Be sure to also check out our interview with Lana Wood and interview with Terence Mountain.

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 1 May 1971: Shooting began at the Techtronics Plant (actually Johns Manville Gypsum Plant)
• 13 May 1971: Guy Hamilton shot the craps game with the infamous Plenty O'Toole
• 19 May 1971: Shooting began on Bambi & Thumper's fight with Bond
• 27 May 1971: Hamilton shot Bond and Tiffany Case's confrontation with Blofeld on the oil rig
• 17 Jun 1971: Shooting began on the pre-credits sequence in which Bond kills the fake Blofeld
• 22 Jun 1971: Lois Maxwell shot her scene in which she poses as an immigration official
• 28 Jun 1971: Jill St. John was shooting Tiffany Case’s switching of the tapes
• 8 Jul 1971: Sean Connery filmed the scene in which Bond is nearly burned alive in a coffin
• 20 Jul 1971: Guy Hamilton filmed the scene in which Bond steals the moon buggy
• 24 Jul 1971: The pre-title scene in which Bond strangles Marie with her own bikini was shot
• 26 Jul 1971: Shooting began on the fight in the lift between Bond and Peter Franks
• 13 Aug 1971: Sean Connery finished shooting DAF, his last official Bond film
• 6 Sep 1971: Shooting was completed on the film

A selection of filming locations for Diamonds Are Forever:
• Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Oceanside, California, USA (Blofeld's Oil Rig lair)
• Chatham Historic Dockyard, Chatham, Kent, England
• Circus Circus Casino, 2880 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (James Bond and Tiffany Case at Casino with trapeze artists)
• Coastal waters, Oceanside, California, USA (Blofeld's Oil Rig Lair)
• Customs Section, Dover Ferry Terminal, Dover, Kent, England (Bond becomes Peter Franks)
• Elrod House, 2175 Southridge Drive, Palm Springs, California, USA (Willard Whyte's Winter Villa Desert House)
• Frankfurt Airport, Frankfurt am Main, Hessen, Germany
• Fremont Street, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (car chase - downtown Las Vegas)
• Highway 10, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (The Slumber Mortuary)
• Hover Port, Dover, Kent, England (hovercraft scenes)
• International Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (The Whyte House Casino)
• John Mansville Gypsum Plant, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Whyte Techtronics missillaboratorie)
• Landmark Hotel, Convention Center Drive and Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (exterior elevator scenes - now demolished)
• Las Vegas Hilton Hotel, 3000 S. Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Willard Whyte's Whyte House)
• Las Vegas Visitors Bureau, Highway 10, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (The Slumber Mortuary)
• Los Angeles International Airport, 1 World Way, Los Angeles, California, USA
• Magere Brug, Centrum, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (Body dragged from canal)
• McCarran International Airport, 5757 Wayne Newton Boulevard, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA
• Nevada Desert, Nevada, USA (Desert scenes)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (studio)
• Reguliersgracht 36, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (Tiffany Case's Dutch Apartment)
• Riviera Hotel & Casino, 2901 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Casino Interiors - James Bond meets Plenty O'Toole and wins 50,000 USD)
• Skinny Bridge, Amstel River, Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands (Body dragged from canal)
• The Strip, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (car chase)
• Tropicana Hotel & Casino, 3801 Las Vegas Boulevard South, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA (Bond's hotel in Las Vegas)
• Universal Studios Parking Lot, 100 Universal City Plaza, Universal City, California, USA (car chase)
• Vandenberg Air Force Base, Lompoc, California, USA (Satellite Launch)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Bell 206 Jet Ranger
• Cadillac hearse - 1968
• Ford Custom 1969
• Ford Custom 1970
• Ford Custom 500 sedan 1971
• Ford Econoline Van 1971
• Ford Mustang Mach 1
• Ford Thunderbird
• Honda ATC 90
• Hughes 500/OH-6A Cayuse
• Triumph Stag

A selection of the cast and crew from Diamonds Are Forever:

>Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
>Bruce Glover (actor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Don Black (lyricist of "Diamonds Are Forever")
>Doug Robinson (stuntman)
>George Leech (stuntman)
>Guy Hamilton (director)
>Harry Saltzman (producer)
>Jennifer Castle (actress)
>Joe Robinson (actor)
>John Barry (soundtrack composer)
>Ken Adam (production designer)
>Lana Wood (actress)
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Pat Gill (actress)
>Putter Smith (actor)
>Richard Maibaum (screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Sean Connery (actor)
>Shirley Bassey (singer of the title song)
>Sid Haig (actor)
>Terence Mountain (actor)
>Tom Mankiewicz (screenwriter)
>Trina Parks (actress)

United Artists, Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's James Bond in Diamonds Are Forever:



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

>THE JAMES BOND FILMS ON BLU-RAY
>JAMES BOND SOUNDTRACK ON CD
>SWEDISH JAMES BOND POSTERS

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Diamonds Are Forever (1971) from FSWL's private collection.

Read more about the film Diamonds Are Forever on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/529/Diamonds-Are-Forever

Tags:

#film_anniversaries

14 NOVEMBER 2016
10TH ANNIVERSARY OF CASINO ROYALE (2006)

On this day in Bond history, Casino Royale (2006), Daniel Craig's first film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 10 years ago. (Thunderball was first released in Japan on 9th December 1965. The Swedish premiere took place on 17th December 1965. In the United States, the film premiered on 21st December and in the UK on 29th December 1965.)

Casino Royale, the 21st James Bond adventure in the most successful franchise in film history, stars Daniel Craig in his debut as 007, and is based on Ian Fleming’s first novel to feature the ultimate secret agent, which was published in 1953.

Casino Royale traces the early career of James Bond. His first “007” mission leads him to Le Chiffre, banker to the world’s terrorists. In order to stop him, and bring down the terrorist network, Bond must beat Le Chiffre in a high-stakes poker game at Casino Royale.

Bond is initially annoyed when a beautiful Treasury official, Vesper Lynd, is assigned to deliver his stake for the game and watch over the government's money.

But, as Bond and Vesper survive a series of lethal attacks by Le Chiffre and his henchmen, a mutual attraction develops leading them both into further danger and events that will shape Bond’s life forever.


This film, by many considered the best Bond film of all, was directed by Martin Campbell (his second Bond at the helm).

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 3 Feb 2005: It was announced that Martin Campbell would direct a film to be titled Casino Royale
• 30 Jan 2006: Principal photography began at Barrandov Studios with Martin Campbell directing Daniel Craig in the Embassy shoot-up
• 9 Feb 2006: Martin Campbell shot the opening scene in which Bond becomes a 00 agent
• 3 Mar 2006: Martin Campbell shot Bond’s seduction of Solange
• 9 Mar 2006: Daniel Craig was filming Bond’s epic pursuit of Mollaka across a crane
• 4 Apr 2006: Shooting was taking place on the action-packed stairwell fight
• 7 Apr 2006: Martin Campbell shot the scene in which Bond orders the Vesper cocktail
• 12 Apr 2006: Martin Campbell shot the scene in which Bond bets everything against Le Chiffre, and loses
• 19 Apr 2006: Martin Campbell shot the scene in which Bond discovers his drink has been poisoned
• 24 Apr 2006: The scene was shot in which Bond reads Vesper’s text message and learns he was betrayed
• 28 Apr 2006: Shooting was completed on Bond’s torture scene
• 4 May 2006: The teaser trailer was released, giving the world its first look at Daniel Craig in action as James Bond
• 1 Jun 2006: Daniel Craig shot the final moment of the film at Lake Como, Italy, with Bond standing over an injured Mr White
• 5 Jun 2006: Daniel Craig filmed the scene where M tells Bond about Vesper Lynd & her kidnapped Algerian boyfriend
• 8 Jun 2006: Martin Campbell filmed the scene in which Bond resigns from MI6
• 13 Jun 2006: Shooting took place on the tanker chase across Miami airport (actually Dunsfold Aerodrome, Cranleigh)
• 23 Jun 2006: Martin Campbell filmed the collapsing Venetian building on the 007 Stage
• 30 Jun 2006: Martin Campbell shot the scene where the lift containing Vesper plummets into the water, pursued by Bond
• 11 Jul 2006: Shooting was completed on the climactic Venice house collapse
• 18 Jul 2006: Principal photography completed. The last shots were the truck chase across the "Miami airport" set
• 8 Sep 2006: The first full trailer for the film was released
• 18 Sep 2006: Construction began on the new Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage at Pinewood Studios after fire damaged the previous one
• 16 Nov 2006: ‘You Know My Name’ by Chris Cornell, the theme song for the film, was released

A selection of filming locations for Casino Royale:


Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aston Martin DB5
• Aston Martin DBS V12 - 2007
• Bentley
• Ford Econoline Van 1971
• Ford Mondeo
• Le Chiffres car
• MD 600N Helicopter
• Miami taxi
• New Holland W190 Wheel Loader
• Range Rover Sport HSR
• Spirit 54
• Sunseeker Predator 108
• Truck with jetfuel

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet some of the cast and crew from Casino Royale:

>Andreas Daniel (actor)
>Andrew Noakes (associate producer)
>Anthony Waye (executive producer)
>Barbara Broccoli (producer)
>Caterina Murino (actress)
>Chris Corbould (miniature effects/special effects supervisor)
>Daniel Craig (actor)
>Daniel Kleinman (vinjett)
>David Arnold (film soundtrack composer)
>David Decio (stand-in)
>Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
>Eva Green (actress)
>Gary Powell (stunt coordinator)
>Jesper Christensen (actor)
>Judi Dench (M)
>Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
>Mads Mikkelsen (actor)
>Michael G. Wilson (producer)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Neal Purvis (screenwriter)
>Nicholas Dodd (conductor and orchestrator)
>Pauline Hume (end titles)
>Peter Lamont (production designer)
>Richard Sammel (actor)
>Robert Wade (screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Sébastien Foucan (actor)
>Toby Hefferman (2nd assistant director)
>Tom So (actor)

Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions present Ian Fleming's James Bond in Casino Royale.



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

>THE JAMES BOND FILMS ON BLU-RAY
>JAMES BOND SOUNDTRACK ON CD
>SWEDISH JAMES BOND POSTERS

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Casino Royale (2006) from FSWL's private collection.

Read more about the film Casino Royale on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/233/Casino-Royale-%282006%29

Tags:

#film_anniversaries

24 JUNE 2016
35TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981)

On this day in Bond history, For Your Eyes Only (1981), Roger Moore's fifth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 35 years ago. The film was first released in the UK on 24th June 1981. The Swedish premiere took place on XXX June. In the United States, the film premiered on YYY June.)

XXX

>Harry Saltzman (producer) attended the Royal film premiere in London.

This film, billed as the biggest Bond of all, was directed by Terence Young (his third and final Bond at the helm). It was awarded with an Academy Award for Best Special Effects (to John Stears) as one of only three Bond films to receive that honour ("Goldfinger" got one for Best Sound Editing and "Skyfall" got two for Best Song and Best Sound Editing respectively).

Dubbing editor Norman Wanstall says that he immediately recognised the biggest challenge for him would to be the underwater scenes. He experimented at an early stage with various basey water sounds which composer John Barry listened to with great interest. Barry said he would compose in a higher register to complement the basey water atmospheres, but whether this was a success in the final analysis is open to question. As an example of a highly dramatic sound that he had faked in the recording studio, Norman nominates the Vulcan bomber crash-landing on the surface of the ocean.

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)


A selection of filming locations for For Your Eyes Only:
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (studio)


Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)


Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet some of the cast and crew from For Your Eyes Only:

>Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Martine Beswicke (actress) >interview with Martine
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Richard Graydon (stuntman)
>Richard Maibaum (screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roger Moore (actor)

United Artists (MGM?) & Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's James Bond in Thunderball.



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) (1979) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

>THE JAMES BOND FILMS ON BLU-RAY
>JAMES BOND SOUNDTRACK ON CD
>SWEDISH JAMES BOND POSTERS

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for For Your Eyes Only (1981) from FSWL's private collection.

Read more about the film For Your Eyes Only on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/695/For-Your-Eyes-Only

Tags:

#film_anniversaries

9 DECEMBER 2015
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF THUNDERBALL (1965)

On this day in Bond history, Thunderball (1965) (1965), Sean Connery's fourth film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 50 years ago. (Thunderball was first released in Japan on 9th December 1965. The Swedish premiere took place on 17th December 1965. In the United States, the film premiered on 21st December and in the UK on 29th December 1965.)

The criminal organisation SPECTRE hijack an RAF Vulcan bomber and hold the Western World to ransom with its deadly cargo of atomic bombs.

This film, billed as the biggest Bond of all, was directed by Terence Young (his third and final Bond at the helm). It was awarded with an Academy Award for Best Special Effects (to John Stears) as one of only three Bond films to receive that honour ("Goldfinger" got one for Best Sound Editing and "Skyfall" got two for Best Song and Best Sound Editing respectively).

Dubbing editor Norman Wanstall says that he immediately recognised the biggest challenge for him would to be the underwater scenes. He experimented at an early stage with various basey water sounds which composer John Barry listened to with great interest. Barry said he would compose in a higher register to complement the basey water atmospheres, but whether this was a success in the final analysis is open to question. As an example of a highly dramatic sound that he had faked in the recording studio, Norman nominates the Vulcan bomber crash-landing on the surface of the ocean.

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 16 Feb 1965: Shooting began on Thunderball. The film’s opening scene was the first scene shot
• 19 Feb 1965: Terence Young shot the scene in which Bond escapes via jetpack
• 22 Feb 1965: Terence Young shot the scene in which Bond attacks ‘Mme Boitier’
• 27 Feb 1965: The scene where Bond discovers there’s something odd about Count Lippe was shot
• 16 Mar 1965: Terence Young filmed Bond and Fiona Volpe’s love scene
• 18 Mar 1965: Terence Young shot the scene in which Bond beats Largo at cards
• 29 Mar 1965: Terence Young shot the scene in which Bond and Domino are spied on by Vargas (he’s killed by Bond)
• 8 Apr 1965: Shooting began on the underwater fight scenes at Potter’s Wharf, Nassau
• 26 Apr 1965: Young shot Bond's arrival at Largo's Palmyra Estate at Rock Point, Bahamas
• 27 Apr 1965: The scene where SPECTRE try to kill Bond by throwing him to the sharks was shot
• 11 May 1965: Shooting began on the underwater finale, off Lyford Cay
• 18 May 1965: Filming was completed on the underwater finale
• 24 May 1965: Bernard Lee and Sean Connery filmed M’s briefing of Bond
• 26 May 1965: Desmond Llewelyn filmed his one scene as Q, giving Bond gadgets including the Geiger counter watch
• 2 Jun 1965: Terence Young directed Emilio Largo’s death on Stage E at Pinewood Studios
• 21 Jun 1965: The crew filmed the chase involving Lippe, Fiona Volpe and Bond at Silverstone
• 25 Jun 1965: The scene shot in which Blofeld electrocutes SPECTRE#11 for embezzlement

A selection of filming locations for Thunderball:
• Avenue d'Eylau, Paris 16, Paris, France (HQ for SPECTRE with Eifel Tower in the background)
• Bay Street, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Junkanoo Mardi-Gras/Bond introduces Felix Leiter to Paula and Pinder)
• Breakwater, North Shore, Paradise Island, Bahamas (diving scenes with Largo's henchmen)
• Cafe Martinique, Paradise Lagoon, Paradise Island, Bahamas (Bond has dinner and dances with Domino/Bond gambles with Largo)
• Chalfont Park House, Chalfont Park, Buckinghamshire, England (Shrublands health clinic)
• Château d'Anet, Anet, Eure-et-Loir, France (Funeral and fight scenes in opening sequence)
• Clifton Bluff, Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (underwater battle scenes)
• Clifton Pier, Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Bond & Domino underwater love scenes)
• Clifton Wall, Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (underwater hiding place of stolen Vulcan bomber)
• Denham Quarry Lakes, South Harefield, Uxbridge, Middlesex, England (Fiona Volpe B.S.A motorcycle dumping)
• Golden Grotto/Thunderball Reef, Off Staniel Cay, The Exumas, Bahamas (spear-gun battle)
• Kiss Kiss Club, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Kiss Kiss Club sequence)
• Love Beach, North Shore, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Vargas ambush attempt to kill Domino and Bond)
• Lyford Cay, New Providence Island, Bahamas (underwater battle)
• Miami, Florida, USA (off the coast - US Navy parachuting scene)
• Paradise Beach, Paradise Island, Bahamas (Bond and Domino arrive ashore)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England (studio)
• Pont d'Arcole, Seine River, Paris, France (opening sequence)
• Rock Point, Off West Bay Street, North Shore, West Providence Island, Bahamas (Largo's lair/Palmyra Estate)
• Rose Island, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Crash-landing of Vulcan Bomber off the sea of)
• Royal Saracen's Head, Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire, England (car arriving at pilot's hotel)
• Silver Springs, 5656 E. Silver Springs Boulevard, Ocala, Florida, USA (underwater close-up shots)
• Silverstone Racetrack, Northamptonshire, England, UK (chase with Bond, Lippe & Volpe)
• Thunderball Grotto, Off Staniel Cay, The Exumas, Bahamas (Felix Leiter rescues James Bond to safety by winch)
• Vulcan Bomber wreck, South Ocean, New Providence Island, Bahamas (underwater scenes)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aston Martin DB5
• Avro Vulcan B.1
• Bell 47J
• Bell Aerosystems Rocketbelt
• Boing B-17 - Rescue plane
• BSA A65 Lightning
• Buehler Turbocraft
• Disco Volante Hydrofoil yacht
• Ford Mustang convertible
• Ford Skyliner - 1957
• Ford station wagon - 1965
• Lincoln Continental
• Moris Minor 1000 cabriolet
• Sikorsky S-62
• Small underwater sledge
• Speedboat
• Underwater-sledge

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet some of the cast and crew from Thunderball:

>Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Don Black (lyricist of "Thunderball")
>Earl Cameron (actor)
>Harry Saltzman (producer)
>John Barry (soundtrack composer)
>Ken Adam (production designer)
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Luciana Paluzzi (actress)
>Martine Beswicke (actress) >interview with Martine
>Mollie Peters (actress)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Norman Wanstall (dubbing editor)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Paul Stassino (actor)
>Peter Hunt (editor)
>Richard Graydon (stuntman)
>Richard Maibaum (screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Sean Connery (actor)

United Artists, Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's James Bond in Thunderball.



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

>THE JAMES BOND FILMS ON BLU-RAY
>JAMES BOND SOUNDTRACK ON CD
>SWEDISH JAMES BOND POSTERS

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Thunderball (1965) from FSWL's private collection.

Read more about the film Thunderball on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/2009/Thunderball

Tags:

#film_anniversaries
#thunderball

17 NOVEMBER 2015
20TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOLDENEYE (1995)

On this day in Bond history, 20 years ago, the film GoldenEye (1995) premiered at cinemas. GoldenEye was first released in USA on 17th November 1995, in the UK on the 24th, and in Sweden on 8th December.

Former agent 006, Alec Trevelyan, plans to use the Russian’s satellite weapon system ‘GoldenEye’ to steal millions via the London Banks’ computer systems in the final seconds prior to the satellite’s electromagnetic pulse destroys all the banks’ records.

>Read a report about the Stunts in GoldenEye
>Read a report about the Women in GoldenEye

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 7 Jun 1994: Pierce Brosnan was officially announced as the fifth actor to play James Bond
• 30 Nov 1994: Famke Janssen signed her contract to play Xenia Onatopp
• 19 Jan 1995: Robbie Coltrane began his two days on set playing the Russian gangster Valentin
• 22 Jan 1995: The principal cast was unveiled at Leavesden Studios
• 25 Jan 1995: Martin Campbell shot the scene in which Natalya first encounters Xenia Onatopp
• 29 Jan 1995: The production moved to Puerto Rico, which would doubled for Cuba in the film
• 7 Feb 1995: Dame Judi Dench shot her first ever scene as M
• 10 Feb 1995: Desmond Llewellyn began shooting his scenes as Q
• 14 Feb 1995: Shooting began on the casino scenes
• 17 Feb 1995: Campbell shot Bond and Natalya escaping the Russian Military Intelligence Archive
• 20 Feb 1995: The model unit shot a mini MiG 'copter crashing into Severnaya Station after the activation of GoldenEye
• 1 Mar 1995: Shooting began on the car chase between Xenia Onatopp and Bond
• 10 Mar 1995: Martin Campbell filmed Xenia Onatopp’s death scene
• 21 Mar 1995: Pierce Brosnan & Famke Janssen shot the scene where Xenia tries to crush Bond to death with her thighs
• 24 Mar 1995: Shooting began on the climactic scenes at the Arecibo Control Complex
• 10 May 1995: Shooting began on Bond and Alec Trevelyan’s climactic fight scene
• 27 Jun 1995: The model unit filmed the climactic destruction of the satellite
• 13 Nov 1995: GOLDENEYE had its world premiere at Radio City Music Hall, New York

A selection of filming locations for GoldenEye: (Source: On the Tracks of 007)
• Arecibo Observatory, Arecibo, Puerto Rico (Goldeneye Satellite Dish, Cuba)
• Alpes-Maritimes, France (James Bond car race with Xenia Onatopp)
• Bouches-du-Rhône, France (James Bond car race with Xenia Onatopp)
• British Sugar Factory, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (exteriors: end of the tank chase)
• Brompton Cemetery, Fulham Road, West Brompton, London, England, UK (exterior Russian church of Our Lady of Smolensk, St. Petersburg)
• Cantone Ticino, Switzerland (opening sequence bungee jump - Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility)
• Casino de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco (casino scenes)
• Ciénaga de Cibuco Farm, Vega Baja, Puerto Rico (Bond and Natalya meet Jack Wade and exchange BMW and plane)
• Courtyard, Somerset House, Strand, London, England, UK (Central Square, St. Petersburg)
• Decembrists Square, St. Petersburg, Russia (senate square)
• Draper's Hall, Throgmorton Avenue, Broadgate, London, England, UK (interiors Russian defence ministry council chambers in St Petersburg)
• Epsom Downs Racecourse (Queen's Stand), Epsom Downs, Epsom, Surrey, England, UK (Bond meets Jack Wade at St Petersburg Airport)
• Fort Antoine, Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo, Monaco (James Bond views the Admiral and Xenia Onatopp boarding the Manticore yacht)
• Grasse, Alpes-Maritimes, France (James Bond car race with Xenia Onatopp)
• Greolieres, Alpes-Maritimes, France (James Bond car race with Xenia Onatopp)
• Greolieres-les-neiges, Alpes-Maritimes, France (James Bond car race with Xenia Onatopp)
• Laguna Tortuguero Beach, Manatí, Puerto Rico (exteriors: beach scene)
• Langham Hotel - Portland Place, London, England, UK
Leavesden Studios (now Warner Bros Studios Leavesden), Hertfordshire, England, UK (studio, tank chase)
• Manatí, Puerto Rico (exteriors: finale ambush scene with soldiers)
• Moika Canal, St. Petersburg, Russia (exteriors: tank chase)
• Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo, Monaco (James Bond views the Admiral and Xenia Onatopp boarding the Manticore yacht)
• Monte Carlo Bay, Monte Carlo, Monaco (Xenia Onatopp steals the stealth Tiger helicoper)
• Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (exteriors: rail scenes - Alec Trevelyan's train depot - exploding train)
• Port d'Hercule, La Condamine, Monaco (Xenia Onatopp steals the stealth Tiger helicoper)
• Rooftop Theatre, Fort Antoine, Monaco-Ville, Monte Carlo, Monaco (James Bond views the Admiral and Xenia Onatopp boarding the Manticore yacht)
• SIS Headquarters, 85 Albert Embankment, Vauxhall, London, England, UK (MI6/M's Office)
• Somerset House, Strand, London, England, UK (exteriors: Central Square, St. Petersburg - Jack Wade's blue car breaks down)
• St. Sofia's Greek Cathedral, Moscow Road, Bayswater, London, England, UK (interior Russian church of Our Lady of Smolensk, St. Petersburg)
• St. Petersburg, Russia (Headquarters - Janus crime syndicate/tank chase)
• Switzerland (opening sequence bungee jump - Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility - motorcycle jump)
• Thorenc, Bouches-du-Rhône, France (James Bond's car race with Xenia Onatopp)
• Verzasca Dam, Cantone Ticino, Switzerland (opening sequence bungee jump - Arkangel Chemical Weapons Facility)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aston Martin DB5
• Bell 204 HUEY
• BMW Z3 roadster
• Cagiva 600 W 16
• Cessna 172P Skyhawk
• Eurocopter 355 Twin Star
• Eurocopter PAH-2 Tiger
• Ferrari 355 GTS
• GAZ-3102 Volga
• Mercedes-Benz 280E
• Pilatus PC-6/B2-H4 Turbo-Porter
• Robinson R-22 Beta
• Russian T-55 tank
• Speedboat
• Yacht Manticore
• ZAZ-965A Zabrosh (Moskowich)

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on GoldenEye, below is a list with some of them:

>Andrew Noakes (production accountant)
>Anthony Waye (associate producer)
>Barbara Broccoli (producer)
>Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
>Debbie McWilliams (casting director)
>Derek Meddings (miniature effects supervisor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Eunice Huthart (stunts)
>Famke Janssen (actress)
>Gary Powell (stuntman)
>Gottfried John (actor)
>Izabella Scorupco (actress)
>Jim Dowdall (stuntman)
>Judi Dench (actress)
>Keith Hamshere (stills photographer)
>Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
>Martin Campbell (director)
>Michael G. Wilson (executive producer)
>Michael Kitchen (actor)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nick Gillard (stuntman)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Pauline Hume (end titles)
>Peter Lamont (production designer)
>Pavel Douglas (actor)
>Pierce Brosnan (James Bond)
>Remy Julienne (stuntman)
>Robbie Coltrane (actor)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roy Alon (stuntman)
>Samantha Bond (actress)
>Sean Bean (actor)
>Serena Gordon (actress)
>Tchéky Karyo (actor)
>Terry Cade (stuntman)
>Terry Richards (stuntman)
>Tom Pevsner (executive producer)
>Trevor Steedman (stuntman)

United Artists - an MGM company - and Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Productions present Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming's James Bond in GoldenEye:



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

>THE JAMES BOND FILMS ON BLU-RAY
>JAMES BOND SOUNDTRACK ON CD
>SWEDISH JAMES BOND POSTERS

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for GoldenEye (1995) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film GoldenEye on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/757/Goldeneye

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24 MAY 2015
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF A VIEW TO A KILL (1985)

On this day in Bond history, 30 years ago, the film A View to a Kill (loosely based on Ian Fleming's short story with the same title) premiered at cinemas. (AVTAK was first released in USA on 24th May 1985, in the UK on 13th June, and in Sweden on 12th July.)

Max Zorin, a prodigy of Nazi experimentation, plans to destroy Silicon Valley in California, thereby cornering the market in microchips.

Mary Stavin, Miss World 1977 and one of the circus girls in Octopussy apart from the role as Kimberley Jones in A View to a Kill, remembers working with Roger Moore and Albert. R Broccoli:

"Cubby ... what a man! The whole family was so lovely to me. I remember that he [Cubby] called me into his office after the filming of A View to a Kill when he found that, besides the acting, had made a lot of publicity for Octopussy. "Do you wanna go? And I will help to set you up in America." Absolutely unbelievable, I thought, and he continued: "I've never helped anyone before, only Ursula Andress." I wish to point out how lovely the entire family has been to me.

Sir Roger is a wonderful and very funny man! He used to bring coffee in the mornings because he knew that everyone of the girls got red noses from the cold."

Swedish action hero Dolph Lundgren on his part as Venz in the film, his first appearance on the silver screen:

"Since my then girlfriend, Grace Jones, had a part in the picture I spent quite some time on location. The director [John Glen] saw me on the side lines in France and offered me the role. I remember Sir Roger Moore being very friendly with a great sense of humour. Although my scene [shot at the horse track next to Chantilly castle outside Paris] with Grace and Christopher Walken only took one day it is a great memory as it was my first time on a movie set and everybody being really friendly."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 23 Jun 1984: Shooting began (2nd unit work on Iceland)
• 28 Aug 1984: John Glen (JG) filmed May Day and Max Zorin sparring in the gym
• 30 Aug 1984: JG shot Pegasus the horse recovering from surgery and being discovered by Bond
• 3 Sep 1984: Shooting took place at Ascot race course
• 5 Sep 1984: JG filmed Bond’s underwater escape from the Rolls Royce
• 10 Sep 1984: JG filmed Bond and Stacey Sutton discovering Zorin’s master plan
• 14 Sep 1984: JG shot Bond grabbing the mooring rope of Zorin’s airship to rescue Stacey
• 19 Sep 1984: JG shot Bond and May Day’s bedroom scene
• 20 Sep 1984: Shooting took place on Max Zorin’s garden party
• 26 Sep 1984: JG shot Bond and Pola Ivanova reminiscing in the hot tub
• 2 Oct 1984: JG shot Bond and Stacey stealing an explosives truck to sneak into Zorin’s mine
• 8 Oct 1984: Shooting took place on the fire engine chase sequence
• 16 Oct 1984: JG shot the scene in which Zorin murders Howe and tries to frame Bond for the crime
• 24 Oct 1984: JG shot the final scene in which Q’s robot finds Bond & Stacey in the shower
• 7 Nov 1984: JG shot Bond and May Day’s altercation on the Eiffel Tower
• 12 Nov 1984: JG shot Bond and Stacey escaping from the burning elevator
• 22 Nov 1984: JG shot Bond and Zorin’s fight on the Golden Gate Bridge (on C Stage at Pinewood)
• 13 Dec 1984: JG shot Bob Conley falling to his death
• 14 Dec 1984: JG filmed Bond and Stacey discovering Zorin’s plan in the mine
• 7 Jan 1985: Albert R. Broccoli Stage was reopened for filming after a huge fire the previous year
• 14 Jan 1985: Principal photography completed. Last scene shot 007 & Mayday in the destroyed mine
• 22 May 1985: The film premiered in San Francisco. (The first Bond to premiere outside the UK)
• 13 Jul 1985: Duran Duran's title song became the 1st Bond theme song to hit number one on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 chart
• 3 Dec 1985: Roger Moore announced his retirement from playing Bond after seven films, making him the longest serving 007

A selection of filming locations for "A View to a Kill": (Source: On the Tracks of 007)
• PRE-TITLE SEQUENCE - partially at Jökulsárlón (Glacier Lake), Iceland / partially at Vadrietta di Scersen, in the Swiss Alps
• MI6 HEADOFFICE EXTERIOR - The War Office, Whitehall, London, England
• A DAY AT THE RACES - Ascot Racetrack, Ascot, England
• MAYDAY KILLS AUBERGINE / STAIRS CHASE / PARACHUTE-JUMP - Platform 1, Eiffel Tower, Paris, France
• TAXI DOWN THE STAIRS - Pont d’Iena, Paris, France
• TAXI THROUGH BARRIER / LOOSES ROOF - Pont d’Alma, southern embankment, Paris, France
• TAXI RETURNS TO THE STREET / LOOSES REAR END - Pont des Invalides, southern embankment, Paris, France
• 007 PARKS HIS HALF TAXI / JUMP OF BRIDGE - Pont Alexandre III, Paris, France
• ZORIN’s ESTATE / GARDEN PARTY - Château Chantilly, Chantilly, France
• ZORIN’s HORSE-AUCTION - Musée Vivant du Cheval, Château Chantilly, Chantilly, France
• BOND AND TIBBET INVESTIGATE AT NIGHT - Former Renault distribution centre, Rivermead Drive, Swindon, England
• DEATH OF TIBBETT / LETHAL CAR WASH - BP gas station du Parc Aumontin, Chantilly, France
• MAY DAY PUSHES THE ROLLS INTO THE WATER - Wraysbury Quarries, Wraysbury, England
• HORSE RACE - Chantilly Racecourse, Piste d'Avilly, Chantilly, France
• KGB VISITS ZORIN - Grandstand, Musée Vivant du Cheval, Château Chantilly, Chantilly, France
• STACEY’s HOUSE - Dunsmuir House, 2960 Peralta Oaks Court, Oakland, California, USA
• BOND MEETS HOWE / FIRE ESCAPE - City Hall in San Francisco, Van Ness Avenue, San Francisco, USA
• BOND TALKS WITH CHUCK LEE - Fishermans Wharf, San Francisco, USA
• FIRETRUCK CHASE DOWNTOWN - California Street / Kearny Street, 1st Street / Market Street, Potrero Hill, San Francisco, USA
• OPEN BRIDGE SCENE - Lefty O’Doul Drawbridge, 3rd Street, San Francisco, USA
• ZORIN’s MINE EXTERIOR / STACEY AND THE BLIMP - Amberley Working Museum, Amberley, England
• BOND AND STACEY UPON BRIDGE - Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco, USA

STUDIO USED FOR INTERIORS, CLOSE-UP SHOTS ETC - Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• American LaFrance Fire Truck
• Chevrolet 2-Ton - 1968
• Chevrolet Corvette
• Iceberg submarine
• Jeep Cherokee
• MBB Bo-105
• Peugeot 604 Limousine
• Polaris Indy 600
• Renault 11 taxi
• Rolls Royce Silver Cloud
• SkyShip 500
• US sedan (Ford LTD)

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet some of the cast and crew on AVTAK:
>Alan Hume (director of photography)
>Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
>Bill Weston (stunt double for Christopher Walken)
>Bogdan Kominowski (actor)
>Carole Ashby (actress)
>Caroline Hallett (actress)
>Chris Corbould (special effects technician)
>Colin Miller (sound editor)
>Derek Lyons (actor)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Dolph Lundgren (actor)
>Doug Robinson (actor/stuntman)
>Geoffrey Keen (actor)
>George Leech (stunt double for Willoughby Gray on the bridge)
>Greg Powell (stuntman)
>Jane Spencer (actress)
>Jill Curzon (actress)
>John Barry (soundtrack)
>John Glen (director)
>John Richardson (special effects supervisor)
>Keith Hamshere (stills photographer)
>Kim Norton (actress)
>Kit Hillier (actor)
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Maggie Defreitas (actress)
>Malcolm Weaver (stuntman)
>Martin Grace (stunt action coordinator)
>Mary Stavin (actress)
>Michael G. Wilson (screenwriter/executive producer)
>Monty Norman (composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Papillon Soo Soo (actor)
>Peter Davies (editor)
>Peter Lamont (production designer)
>Rémy Julienne (stunt driving arranger)
>Richard Graydon (stuntman)
>Robert Brown (actor)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roger Moore (actor)
>Tanya Roberts (actress)
>Terry Cade (stuntman)
>Tom Pevsner (associate producer)
>Tony Sibbald (actor)
>Trevor Steedman (stuntman)

United Artists - an MGM company - and Albert R. Broccoli present Roger Moore as James Bond 007 in Ian Fleming's A View to a Kill:



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

>THE JAMES BOND FILMS ON BLU-RAY
>JAMES BOND SOUNDTRACK ON CD
>SWEDISH JAMES BOND POSTERS

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for A View to a Kill (1985) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film A View to a Kill on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/2101/A-View-to-a-Kill

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19 DECEMBER 2014
THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN (1974) AT 40

On this day in Bond history, the 1974 film The Man with the Golden Gun (loosely based on Ian Fleming's last 007 novel with the same title) premiered at cinemas. TMWTGG was first released in the UK and USA on 19th December 1974, and in Sweden on the 21st.

"Scaramanga, a KGB-trained freelance hitman who sometimes works for the Red Chinese, steals the Solex Agitator (the solution to the world’s energy shortage) and duels with James Bond for its ultimate possession."

Legendary actor Christopher Lee remembers working on the film:

“Marvellous part, and I had great fun making it.

The interesting thing for me as an actor by this character [Scaramanga] is that he wasn’t just one hundred percent bad. And just went around like some sort of brute, blowing things up and killing people right and left, which is more or less what he is in the book. I thought eerily that Scaramanga is the dark side of Bond. Because everybody has a light side and everybody has a dark side. Scaramanga is not just a very dangerous man, lethal, deadly. He’s also very human, certainly his relations in women. And he has a sense of humour. Very definitely it is a fairly destructive sense of humour in many respects. But he does have a sense of humour. And at times he behaves almost like a schoolboy, which is what the director [Guy Hamilton] wanted. He [Guy] said: ‘You’ve got 007 coming to your island. And you are really genuinely thrilled and pleased. Cause you are going to kill him! Therefore you must play everything from the time that he arrives with great pleasure.’

There is a scene in the film, which many of you will know, where Scaramanga shows Bond into this massive electronic area, all to do with solar energy and so on. And he [Scaramanga] just talks about it as if he didn’t know anything about it at all. Cause I don’t understands these things at all. You [Bond] will understand them much better than I do. Solar energy, so on and so on. Cause he [Bond] understands everything about it because he has a good brain.

So, it was a great part to play, one which I enjoyed very much,. Particularly as it reunited me with Roger Moore, one of my oldest friends, and who still is one of my best friends. So that was great fun.”

For more anecdotes from the filming, check out our recent INTERVIEW WITH BRITT EKLAND.

Production notes (Source: MGM / EON Productions)
• 6 Nov 1973: Shooting began
• 2 Jul 1974: Guy Hamilton directed the scene in which Andrea Anders seduces Bond
• 10 Jul 1974: Shooting took place on the Bangkok car chase
• 16 Jul 1974: Guy Hamilton shot Scaramanga revealing his master plan to Bond
• 22 Jul 1974: GH directed the scene in which Bond and Mary Goodnight escape the malfunctioning solar plant
• 2 Aug 1974: Guy Hamilton filmed Bond and Scaramanga stalking each other in the funhouse
• 7 Aug 1974: Guy Hamilton filmed Bond’s visit to gunsmith Lazar
• 20 Aug 1974: Guy Hamilton shot Bond enjoying the charms of belly dancer Saida
• 19 Dec 1974: The film premiered at Odeon Leicester Square, London

A selection of filming locations for "The Man with the Golden Gun": (Source: On the Tracks of 007)
• BOAT CHASE AND J.W.PEPPER - Damnoen Saduak Floating Market, Ratchaburi, Thailand
• BOND ARRIVES IN MACAU - Casino de Macau, or ‘the floating casino’, Macau Harbour, China
• BOND AT KICKBOXING TOURNAMENT - Ratchadamnoen Stadium, Bangkok, Thailand
• BOND AT THE BOTTUMS UP - Bottoms Up Club, (formerly at) 14 Hankow Road, Hong Kong, China
• BOND AT THE KARATE SCHOOL - Muang Boran: The Ancient City Museum, outside Bangkok, Thailand
• BOND IN MISS ANDERS HOTEL ROOM - Peninsula Hotel, Salisbury Road, Kowloon, Hong Kong, China
• BOND ON THE SHIP WRECK / MI6 HQ - (ex) Queen Elizabeth ship, Hong Kong Harbour, China (removed in the late 90’s)
• BOND’S HOTEL IN BANGKOK - Oriental Hotel, 48 Oriental Avenue, Bangkok, Thailand
• CAR-JUMP-STUNT - West of Bangkok, Thailand
• FERRY ARRIVAL - Macau Ferry Pier, Hong Kong, China
• HAI FAT’s ESTATE - Dragon Garden, Castle Peak Road, New Territories, Hong Kong, China
• KLONG BOAT CHASE - Klong Dan, Bangkok, Thailand
• SCARAMANGA’s CAR PLANE ON THE RUNWAY - Bovingdon Airfield, Bovingdon, England
• SCARAMANGA’s ISLAND - Khow-Ping-Kan, in the Phang Gna Bay, Andaman Sea, Thailand

STUDIO USED FOR INTERIORS, CLOSE-UP SHOTS ETC - Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• AMC Hornet hatchback special coupe
• AMC Matador coupe
• Bangkok Longtail-boat
• Cairo taxi - Fiat 132A 1972
• Chinese junk
• Hong Kong Harbour Patrol boat
• Mercedes-Benz 240D
• MGB
• Republic RC-3 Sea Bee

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on TMWTGG, below is a list with some of them:

>Britt Ekland
>Carmen du Sautoy
>Christopher Lee
>Clifton James
>Desmond Llewelyn
>Doug Robinson (Stuntman)
>Guy Hamilton (Director)
>Joie Vejjajiva
>Lois Maxwell
>Master Toddy
>Master Woody
>Maud Adams
>Monty Norman (Composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nosher Powell (Stuntman)
>Oswald Morris (Director of Photography)
>Paul Weston (Stuntman)
>Roger Moore
>Sayan Jantanarat
>Sonny Caldinez
>Syd Cain (Supervising Art Director)
>Tom Mankiewicz (Screenwriter)

United Artists - an MGM company Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Roger Moore as James Bond - 007 in Ian Fleming's 'The Man with the Golden Gun':



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film The Man with the Golden Gun on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1213/The-Man-with-the-Golden-Gun

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18 DECEMBER 2014
ON HER MAJESTY'S SECRET SERVICE ANNIVERSARY

On this day in Bond history, the 1969 film On Her Majesty's Secret Service starring George Lazenby (in his first and only film as Ian Fleming James Bond) premiered at cinemas in Sweden, UK and USA. The film is by many considered to be the best films in the entire 007 series.

"Ernst Stavro Blofeld plans to blackmail the Western World with the threat of bacteriological sabotage of the world food supply. His ransom? Recognition of his claim to the title of Count de Bleuchamp, and amnesty for all his past crimes."

Cast & crew remembers working on the film:

"The opening fight scene was filmed in Portugal at the Guincho Beach outside of Estoril, a great location. The scene took about 5 days to film, weather permitting. It was very cold in the sea so Peter Hunt gave George Lazenby and me a bottle of brandy and said: “Hear, drink this, get in the sea and lets see you both do your stuff!” and it worked... It was my best scene as an actor. And for me as an actor, it was a privilege to have been part of it." - Terry Mountain (Raphael)

Production notes (Source: MGM / EON Productions)
• 7 Oct 1968: George Lazenby was presented to the press as the 2nd actor to play James Bond
• 21 Oct 1968: George Lazenby shot his first scene as Bond in the reception of Piz Gloria
• 23 Oct 1968: Filming took place on the scene that introduced Blofeld’s ‘Angels of Death’
• 9 Nov 1968: Peter R. Hunt shot Bond’s arrival at Piz Gloria, posing as Sir Hilary Gray
• 5 Nov 1968: Peter R. Hunt shot Bond’s dinner with the Angels of Death
• 14 Nov 1968: Peter R. Hunt shot Bond’s fight with Braun and Felsen in the cowbell room
• 23 Nov 1968: Peter R. Hunt filmed Bond and the Angels of Death playing on the helipad
• 4 Dec 1968: Peter R. Hunt shot the action-packed rescue of Tracy di Vicenzo
• 8 Dec 1968: Peter R. Hunt was shooting Bond climbing over the cable cars
• 16 Dec 1968: Peter R. Hunt shot part of the attack sequence on Piz Gloria
• 18 Dec 1968: Peter R. Hunt shot the beginning of Bond and Blofeld’s ski chase
• 6 Jan 1969: Peter R. Hunt shot the scene in which Blofeld attempts (and fails) to seduce Tracy
• 9 Jan 1969: Peter R. Hunt began shooting 007 and Blofeld’s climactic gunfight
• 4 Feb 1969: Peter R. Hunt began shooting 007’s seduction of Tracy
• 24 Feb 1969: The crew shot the scene in which Bond escapes Blofeld’s henchmen at the ice rink
• 17 Mar 1969: Shooting began on the casino scenes
• 15 Apr 1969: Lois Maxwell (Moneypenny) shot her first scene with new Bond George Lazenby
• 30 Apr 1969: Filming began on Bond and Tracy’s wedding in Estoril, Portugal
• 9 May 1969: Peter R. Hunt shot Draco's birthday scene at the Vinhus Estate, Zambujal
• 3 Jun 1969: George Lazenby & Diana Rigg filmed skiing shots (in Pinewood's North Tunnel)
• 20 Jun 1969: George Lazenby completed shooting, making this his last day as Bond

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aston Martin DBS
• Ford Mercury Cougar convertible
• Mercedes-Benz 220 S sedan 1960
• Mercedes-Benz 600
• Rolls Royce SilverCloud I convertible

Filming locations used for "On Her Majesty's Secret Service": (Source: On the Tracks of 007)
• BLOFELD’s HIDEOUT - Schilthorn, Murren, Switzerland
• BOND AND TRACY ESCAPE FROM THE BARN - Winteregg, Switzerland
• BOND AND TRACY GET MARRIED - Herdade do Zambujal, Aguas de Moura, Portugal
• BOND AND TRACY HUG ON THE BEACH - Herdade do Zambujal, Aguas de Moura, Portugal
• BOND AND TRACY IN THE PARK / TRACY PLAYS WITH A CAT - Palacio de Marqueses Fronteiras, Lisbon, Portugal
• BOND AT TELEPHONE BOOTH - Jungfrau Hotel, Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
• BOND FINDS TRACY’s HOTEL - Palacio Hotel, Rua do Parque, Estoril, Portugal
• BOND LEAVES TOWN - Cidadela, Cascais, Portugal
• BOND VISITS THE JEWELER - Joalharia Ferreira Marques, Rossio, Lisbon, Portugal
• CHURCH CLOCK IN BERN - Heiliggeistkirche, Bern, Switzerland
• COLLEGE OF ARMS - College of Arms, Queen Victoria Street, London, England
• DRACO’s BIRTHDAY PARTY - Herdade do Zambujal, Aguas de Moura, Portugal
• GUMBOLD’s OFFICE IN BERN - Gauer Schweizerhof Hotel, Bahnhofplatz 11, Bern, Switzerland
• ICE SKATING AT X-MAS FESTIVAL - Grindelwald Grund train station parking lot, Grindelwald, Switzerland
• M’s RESIDENCE - Thames Lawn Estate, Marlow, England
• ON THEIR WAY TO THE BEACH - Rue do Cabo, north of Guincho, Portugal
• STOCK-CAR RACE - Just outside Lauterbrunnen, Switzerland
• THE BOBSLED TRACK - Murren, Switzerland
• TRACY GETS KILLED - Arrabida Road, Arrabida Park, Portugal
• TRACY’s SUICIDE ATTEMPT - Guincho Beach, West of Cascais, Portugal
• UNIVERSAL EXPORTS / MI6 EXTERIOR - HM Treasury Chambers, London, England

STUDIO USED FOR INTERIORS, CLOSE-UP SHOTS ETC - Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about, some of the people that worked on On Her Majesty's Secret Service, here is some of them if you want to read more:

>Angela Scoular as Ruby Bartlett
>Bernard Horsfall as Shaun Campbell
>Bill Weston (Stuntman)
>Catherine Schell as Nancy
>Desmond Llewelyn as Q
>Diana Rigg as Tracy Di Vicenzo
>George Baker as Sir Hilary Bray
>George Lazenby as James Bond
>George Leech (Stuntman)
>Jenny Hanley as The Irish Girl
>Joanna Lumley as The English Girl
>John Barry (Film soundtrack composer)
>John Glen (Second unit director/Editor)
>John Stears (Special effects)
>Julie Ege as The Scandinavian Girl
>Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
>Michael Reed (Director of Photography)
>Monty Norman (Composer of the James Bond theme)
>Peter Hunt (Director)
>Richard Maibaum (Screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (Stuntman)
>Syd Cain (Art Director)
>Sylvana Henriques as The Jamaican Girl
>Terence Mountain as Raphael
>Terry Richards (Stuntman)
>Vic Armstrong (Stunt double for Lazenby)

EON Productions Limited, Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's On Her Majesty's Secret Service.



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
Swedish poster (reprint from 1982) for On Her Majesty's Secret Service from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film On Her Majesty's Secret Service on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1411/On-Her-Majesty%E2%80%99s-Secret-Service

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19 NOVEMBER 2014
15TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE WORLD IS NOT ENOUGH

On this day in Bond history, The World Is Not Enough (1999), Pierce Brosnan's third film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 15 years ago. (TWINE was first released in USA on 19th November 1999. The UK premiere took place on 26th December. In Sweden, the film was released on 8th December 1999.)

Her mind twisted to the border of insanity by the combination of her brutal kidnap by Renard, a notorious global anarchist, and the discovery that her father allowed the British Secret Service to use her as ‘bait’ to apprehend her captor, Elektra King plans to destroy Istanbul by exploding a nuclear submarine in the Bosphorus, which will force the world to use the oil from the King pipeline.

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 11 Jan 1999: Principal photography began at Pinewood Studios
• 14 Apr 1999: Shooting took place on a scene in which Bond interrogates Zukovsky as he drowns in caviar
• 20 Apr 1999: Michael Apted shot the scene where Elektra attempts to seduce Bond after the avalanche
• 6 May 1999: Pierce Brosnan and Sophie Marceau filmed Bond and Elektra King’s first kiss
• 17 May 1999: Shooting began on the casino scenes with the arrival of Elektra
• 9 Jun 1999: Desmond Llewelyn completed his scenes, his final film as Q
• 17 Aug 1999: Bond’s leap near the Guggenheim Museum, Bilbao, was shot

A selection of filming locations for "The World Is Not Enough": (Source: On the Tracks of 007)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aerospatiale HH-64A Dauphin
• Bentz Q-boat
• BMW Z8
• Casa C-212-200 Aviocar
• Eurocopter 355 Twin Star
• Hot-air balloon
• Lada Niva 4WD
• Motorboat
• M's helicopter
• Parahawk
• Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
• Russian Atomic submarine
• Sunseeker Superhawk 34
• UAZ 469 - 1980

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on TWINE, here are some of them:

>Andrew Noakes (financial controller)
>Anthony Waye (line producer)
>Barbara Broccoli (producer)
>Chris Corbould (special effects supervisor)
>Colin Salmon (actor)
>David Arnold (soundtrack composer)
>Denise Richards (actress)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Don Black (lyricist of "The World Is Not Enough")
>Eunice Huthart (stuntwoman)
>Gary Powell (stunt double for Pierce Brosnan)
>Goldie (actor)
>Jim Dowdall (stuntman)
>John Cleese (actor)
>John Richardson (miniatures)
>Judi Dench (actress)
>Keith Hamshere (stills photographer)
>Lindy Hemming (costume designer)
>Maria Grazia Cucinotta (actress)
>Michael Apted (director)
>Michael Kitchen (actor)
>Michael G. Wilson (producer)
>Monty Norman (Composer of the James Bond theme)
>Neal Purvis (screenwriter)
>Nina Muschallik (actress)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Oliver Skeete (actor)
>Pauline Hume (end titles)
>Peter Lamont (production designer)
>Pierce Brosnan (James Bond)
>Robbie Coltrane (actor)
>Robert Carlyle (actor)
>Robert Wade (screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (stuntman)
>Roy Alon (stuntman)
>Samantha Bond (actress)
>Sophie Marceau (actress)
>Terry Cade (stuntman)
>Terry Richards (stuntman)
>Vic Armstrong (stunt coordinator)

Albert R. Broccoli's Eon Production present Pierce Brosnan as Ian Fleming's James Bond in The World Is Not Enough:



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for The World Is Not Enough (1999) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film The World Is Not Enough on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/231/The-World-Is-Not-Enough

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17 SEPTEMBER 2014
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF GOLDFINGER (1964)

On this day in Bond history, Goldfinger (1964) (1964), Sean Connery's third film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 50 years ago. (Goldfinger was first released in the UK on 17th September 1964, then USA on the 22nd of December, and in the Sweden the following year on 5th February 1965.)

Using a nuclear device supplied by Red China, gold-smuggler and metallurgist Auric Goldfinger intends to increase the value of his gold bullion ten-fold by detonating the device inside Fort Knox, thereby making the 15 billion dollar gold supply of the United States radioactive for 58 years.

This film, considered by many to be the best in the series, was directed by Englishman Guy Hamilton who later went on to direct another three Bond films; Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man with the Golden Gun (1974). Not only was it awarded an Academy Award as one of only three Bond films to receive that honour ("Thunderball" got one for Best Special Effects and Skyfall got two for Best Song and Best Sound Editing respectively), it also became the most successful in relation to the number of multiples it took in gross income at the box office compared to its budget (2,5 Million USD).

Dubbing editor (and FSWL supporter) Norman Wanstall remembers working on the film:

During the discussion of his work on the film, Norman particularly mentioned two sounds he created that relate to the character of ‘Oddjob’ (played by the late Japanese wrestler Harold Sakata). Firstly he explained how various tracks were mixed to create the sound of the golf ball being crushed in Oddjob’s hand, but in particular he referred to the sound of the flying metal hat used by Oddjob as a lethal weapon. It was fascinating to hear how that memorable ‘flying’ sound was created using simple kids’ toys as props, whilst a carpenter’s wood saw was finally selected to create the menace of the hat leaving Oddjob’s hand.

Probably one of the most well remembered scenes in Goldfinger is the car being crushed in the breaker’s yard. Norman told the remarkable story of how he finally obtained the most crucial sound that the scene demanded:

"After much research I had totally failed to find an existing track to cover the mighty jaws of the crusher as it heaved upwards and downwards against the car’s body. The sound recorded at the time was simply an overall noise of the entire machine, whereas it was essential to have a dramatic individual track to cover the close shots of the jaws.

Just as I was running out of ideas some workmen arrived on the studio lot and set up a compressor within earshot of my editing room. Suddenly realising that this was the exact sound I was looking for I rushed to find my sound recordist, only to be told that he couldn’t leave the set as they were in the process of shooting a scene. The only spare piece of equipment the recordist had available was a cheap kiddies’ recorder that he’d bought for a few pounds the day before as a present. Dreading that the compressor would be removed at any moment, I dashed across the studio lot with the kids’ toy and recorded the priceless sound on a microphone smaller than a cigarette lighter. To this day the scene remains one of the highlights of the early Bonds and in many people’s estimation was a major factor in the award nomination.

It is without doubt a remarkable story, and a startling view behind the scenes of the high-tech world of the movies!"

Another very memorable scene from Goldfinger is when James Bond ends up being tied to a piece of gold with a laser about to cut it in half:

"I was fortunate in obtaining the sound for the laser beam. I knew exactly the sound I wanted and it was fortunate that the BBC Radiophonic Workshop had been set up to experiment with electronic music. Without their expertise I have no idea how I could have created that sound."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 29 Nov 1963: Sean Connery signed a contract to play James Bond for the third time
• 15 Jan 1964: The crew headed to Miami & shoot at the Fountainbleu Hotel, where Jill Masterson meets her end
• 20 Jan 1964: 2nd unit photography commenced
• 19 Mar 1964: Filming began. The first scene shot was part of the precredits sequence at El Scorpio
• 23 Mar 1964: Guy Hamilton shot the scene in which Bond meets and seduces Jill Masterson
• 31 Mar 1964: Sean Connery and Gert Fröbe completed shooting on the famous ‘laser interrogation’ scene
• 21 Apr 1964: Honor Blackman began filming as Pussy Galore with her scene on Goldfinger’s jet
• 25 May 1964: Sean Connery and Gert Frobe were shooting Bond and Goldfinger’s golf scene at Stoke Poges
• 29 May 1964: Guy Hamilton was shooting the scenes at Goldfinger's stud farm, Auric Stud
• 15 Jun 1964: Shooting was taking place on Goldfinger’s arrival at Fort Knox
• 18 Jun 1964: Guy Hamilton shot Oddjob and Kisch handcuffing Bond to the bomb
• 14 Jul 1964: Night shoots began for filming of the precredits sequence
• 28 Jul 1964: Honor Blackman worked her last day as Pussy Galore, shooting PR shots and recording dialogue
• 17 Sep 1964: GOLDFINGER had its world premiere in London’s Leicester Square
• 25 Dec 1964: The film was released in Hollywood, California

A selection of filming locations for "Goldfinger":
• Andermatt, Uri, Switzerland (James Bond meets Tilly Masterson)
• Southend Airport, Rochford, Essex, England, UK (Goldfinger's Rolls Royce is transported)
• Black Park Country Park, Wexham, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (James Bond driving his Aston Martin DB5 chased by Goldfinger's henchmen)
• Pilatus Aircraft Facility, Stans, Switzerland (Auric Enterprises exteriors)
• D Stage, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio, UK set of the Fontainebleu Hotel pool scene)
• Esso Oil Refinery, Stanwell, Middlesex, England, UK (opening sequence)
• Fontainebleau Hilton Resort, 4441 Collins Avenue, Miami Beach, Florida, USA (Swimming Pool shots)
• Furka Road, Furka Pass, Swiss Alps, Switzerland (James Bond driving Aston Martin in Switzerland)
• Harefield Quarry, Harefield, London, England, UK (Mercedes goes over cliff)
• Harris & Main, Muldraugh, Kentucky, USA (Drive to Fort Knox)
• Lexington, Kentucky, USA (airport scene)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio, interiors for Fort Knox and Auric Enterprises)
• RAF Northolt, Ruislip, London, England, UK (as Blue Grass Airfield, Kentucky/Pussy Galore's flying circus)
• Rhone Glacier, Swiss Alps, Switzerland (James Bond driving Aston Martin in Switzerland)
• Simplon Tunnel, Lepontine Alps, Switzerland (James Bond drives Aston Martin along the alpine roads)
• Stoke Park House, Park Road, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (Exterior - Oddjob decapitates statue with hat)
• Stoke Poges Golf Course, Stoke Poges, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (James Bond plays golf with Goldfinger)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aston Martin DB5
• Ford Country Squire station wagon
• Ford F-100/F-250 pickup
• Ford Mustang convertible
• Ford Ranchero
• Hiller UH-12E4 (helicopter)
• Lincoln Continental
• Lockheed C-140 Jetstar (aeroplane)
• Mercedes-Benz 180
• Mercedes-Benz 220
• Piper Cherokee PA-28 (aeroplane)
• Rolls Royce Phantom III

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on Goldfinger, here are some of them:

>Albert R. Broccoli (producer)
>Alf Joint (stuntman)
>Burt Kwouk (actor)
>Caron Gardner (actress)
>Desmond Llewelyn (actor)
>Harold Sakata (actor)
>Harry Saltzman (producer)
>Honor Blackman (actress)
>John Barry (soundtrack composer)
>Ken Adam (production designer)
>Lois Maxwell (actress)
>Margaret Nolan (actress)
>Martin Benson (actor)
>May-Ling (actress)
>Monty Norman (Composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nadja Regin (actress)
>Norman Wanstall (dubbing editor)
>Nosher Powell (stuntman)
>Peter Hunt (editor)
>Richard Maibaum (screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (Stuntman)
>Sean Connery (James Bond)
>Shirley Eaton (actress)
>Syd Cain (art director)
>Tania Mallet (actress)
>Terry Richards (stuntman)
>Tricia Muller (actress)

United Artists, Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's James Bond in Goldfinger.



Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Goldfinger (1964) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Goldfinger on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/760/Goldfinger

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26 JUNE 2014
35TH ANNIVERSARY OF MOONRAKER (1979)

On this day in Bond history, 35 years ago, the film Moonraker (1979) premiered at cinemas. (Moonraker was first released in the UK on 26th June 1979, in USA on the 29th, and in Sweden on 18th August.)

"British agent James Bond is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a US-British 'Moonraker' space shuttle as it is transported across the Atlantic. Bond visits the US, where space industrialist Hugo Drax lives in a reconstructed French chateau. Drax's firm made the Moonraker, and Bond follows his company's trail to a Venetian glass factory where poison is being secretly fabricated, and to Rio, where Drax has a warehouse. Bond teams up with the CIA's Dr Holly Goodhead and they find themselves launching into space from Drax's secret base in the Brazilian rainforest. Drax has built a space station undetectable from Earth, from which he plans to poison the human race and return with his own master race. Bond and Goodhead try to stop him."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 11 Aug 1978: principal photography began with scenes at Drax’s pyramid (built at Pinewood)
• 29 Aug 1978: Lewis Gilbert shot Bond trying out the centrifuge trainer
• 1 Sep 1978: the model unit shot space exteriors for the film on F Stage at Pinewood
• 11 Sep 1978: Lewis Gilbert filmed Bond’s arrival at Hugo Drax’s chateau at Chateau De Vaux-Le-Vicomte
• 6 Mar 1979: the exteriors of the space station were shot
• 30 Mar 1979: the scene was filmed of Drax being ejected into space, never to be seen again

A selection of filming locations for "Moonraker":
• BOND’s USA ARRIVAL - LAX international Airport, Los Angeles, USA
• SPACE AND FLIGHT FACILITIES (EXTERIOR) - Rockwell International facility , Palmdale, California, USA
• SPACE AND FLIGHT FACILITIES / MEETING DR GOODHEAD - Centre Pompidou (5th floor), Paris, France
• DRAX’ CALIFORNIAN MANSION - Vaux-Le-Vicomte, Melun, France
• MEETING HUGO DRAX (INTERIORS) - Château de Guermantes, Seine-et-Marne, France
• SHOOTING PHEASANTS / DEATH OF CORINNE - Hercules Statue, Vaux-Le-Vicomte, Melun, France
• BOND IN THE GLASS MUSEUM - Venini Glass Museum & Murano Glass Factory, Venice / Murano, Italy
• BOND HITS ON DR.GOODHEAD - Misericordia Nuova, Venice, Italy
• Dr.GOODHEAD’s HOTEL - Hotel Danieli, Venice, Italy
• THE BOOZER SEES THE COFFIN - Ponte Foscarini, Venice, Italy
• LOVERS’ GONDOLA GETS DEVIDED - Rio di Santa Catarini, Venice, Italy
• BOND’s GONDOLA HAS WHEELS - San Marco Square, Venice, Italy
• FIGHT WITH CHANG - Palazzo Pisani, Conservatorio Benedetto Marcello, Venice, Italy
• BOND KILLS CHANG - Torre dell’ Orologio, Venice, Italy
• BOND, M AND THE MINISTER VISIT DRAX - Ca’ Rezzonico ballroom, Venice, Italy
• ROLLS RIDE THROUGH RIO - The corner of Avenida Atlântica & Rua República do Peru, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• CABLE CAR AND CARNIVAL - Sugarloaf Mountain, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• CABLE CAR CRASH SITE / CONTROL PANEL - Urca Mountain (Morro da Urca), Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• AMBULANCE RIDE - Aterro de Flamengo, Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• BRITISH SECRET SERVICE HQ IN BRAZIL (EXTERIOR) - Largo do Boticário, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
• BRITISH SECRET SERVICE HQ IN BRAZIL (INTERIOR) - Monastery of St.Nicolo, Venice, Italy
• MOTOR BOAT CHASE - St.Lucie, Florida, USA
• BOND HANG-GLIDING / JAWS AND THE WATERFALL - Iguacu Falls, Foz de Iguacu, Brazil-Argentina border
• DRAX’s HIGH-TECH LAUNCHING HQ (EXTERIOR) - The ancient Mayan ruins of Tikal, Guatemala
• UNDERWATER FIGHT WITH PYTHON - Silver Springs, Florida, USA

STUDIO USED FOR INTERIORS, CLOSE-UP SHOTS ETC - Studios de Boulogne, 2 rue de Silly 92100 Boulogne Billancourt, France

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Bell 206 Jet Ranger
• Glastron CV-23 HT
• Hispano-Suiza
• Jetstream Turboprop plane
• MP Roadster
• NASA/Rockwell International Shuttle Spacecraft
• Rio Ambulance
• Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
• Venezian Gondola

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on LTK, below is a list with some of them:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Anne Lönnberg
>Béatrice Libert
>Blanche Ravalec
>Catherine Serre
>Chris Corbould (Special effects technician)
>Christopher Wood (Screenwriter)
>Colin Miller (Sound editor)
>Corinne Cléry
>Desmond Llewelyn
>Diane Thierry-Mieg
>Geoffrey Keen
>Irka Bochenko
>John Barry (Soundtrack composer)
>John Glen (Editor, 2nd unit director)
>Ken Adam
>Lewis Gilbert (Director)
>Lizzie Warville
>Lois Chiles
>Lois Maxwell
>Martin Grace (Stuntman)
>Michael G. Wilson (Executive producer)
>Monty Norman (Composer of 'The James Bond theme')
>Nicaise Jean-Louise
>Olga Bisera
>Richard Kiel
>Roger Moore
>Shirley Bassey (Singer of the theme song)

Official theatrical trailer for Moonraker:


Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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>BUY SWEDISH JAMES BOND POSTERS FROM SWEDEN WITH LOVE

Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for Moonraker (1979) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Moonraker on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1292/Moonraker

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13 JUNE 2014
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF LICENCE TO KILL (1989)

On this day in Bond history, 25 years ago, the film Licence to Kill premiered at cinemas. (LTK was first released in the UK on 13th June 1989, in Sweden on 7th July, and in USA on 14th July.)

"Drugs baron Franz Sánchez has Bond's DEA agent friend Felix Leiter widowed on his wedding night and fed to a shark. Bond, ordered to leave the matter for the Americans to sort out, resigns his licence to kill and sets out on his own to settle the score personally against Sánchez. Posing as a gun-for-hire, Bond is employed by Sánchez, whereupon he sets about destroying the villain's drugs empire."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 19 Jul 1988: John Glen directed the scene where Bond discovers Felix Leiter (David Hedison) maimed by a shark
• 21 Jul 1988: John Glen directed the scene where Bond mistakenly attacks Q
• 27 Jul 1988: Shooting began on Bond and Pam Bouvier’s bar fight against Sanchez’s men
• 4 Aug 1988: Desmond Llewelyn (Q) shot his part helping 007 sneak aboard the Wavecrest
• 19 Aug 1988: Shooting took place on the scenes of Bond & Leiter pursuing Franz Sanchez in a helicopter
• 23 Aug 1988: John Glen shot Bond’s first scene in the film, riding with Felix Leiter to Leiter’s wedding
• 26 Aug 1988: Robert Brown & Caroline Bliss had their final day on the Bond series, as M & Moneypenny
• 9 Sep 1988: John Glen directed the scene where Sanchez explodes Krest in the decompression chamber
• 12 Sep 1988: John Glen shot the scene in which Leiter is attacked by a shark
• 21 Sep 1988: Shooting began on casino scenes in Isthmus City Casino, Mexico
• 10 Oct 1988: Wayne Newton shot his cameo as Joe Butcher
• 19 Oct 1988: John Glen shot the scene in which Sanchez reveals his master plan
• 10 Nov 1988: John Glen shot the scene in which Franz Sanchez interrogates a chained up Bond
• 19 Nov 1988: Shooting was completed, marking Timothy Dalton’s final day as James Bond

Legendary Bond director John Glen remembers working on the film:

"For financial reasons it was decided to film the entire movie in Mexico. Little did we realise what a lawless and corrupt country it was at that time. Mexico City was recovering from a major earthquake, buildings were leaning crazily against each other. Our first explosion at Churubusco Studios caused the roof panels to fall like leaves in autumn. I had spent several months devising the truck sequence, the major action scene in the film. We obtained 10 second hand Kenwood tanker trucks at a cost of almost £1,000,000. We were fortunate that the Kenwood plant was situated in Mexicali, within half an hour of our location on the mountain at Rumarosa. Remy Julienne, who I had first met on “The Italian Job” and had performed car stunts on all my films, had modifications made to certain vehicles that included beefed up engine power, weights added to the prime mover to allow it to do sit ups, wheelies and a dual controlled vehicle to allow Carey Lowell to appear to drive the truck.

For the 10-wheel wheelie for Bond to avoid the missile Remy sent for a specialist French stunt driver. Apparently the specialist met a girl on the plane and disappeared for several days. John Richardson quickly improvised a stabiliser for a standby truck but fortunately Remy’s man turned up at the last moment and achieved the wheelie in one take.

Story boarding played a huge part in the planning and execution of this scene which was mainly a second unit operation. I spent a week working with the second unit and the principal actors. Tim Dalton and Robert Davi showed incredible courage performing on those unforgiving trucks. Of the ten trucks only three remained at the end of shooting. One of Remy’s drivers was sleeping in one of the trucks parked on the mountain. He awoke to find the truck was moving and it crashed down the mountain. The sleeping compartment saved him. That was one of many mysteries that happened on that mountain. The locals insisted it was haunted after there had been a horrific accident involved five nuns and their dog being killed when they went over the edge. Paul Weston bravely performed the villain on fire although sadly the British censor cut most of it."

A selection of filming locations for "Licence to Kill": (Source: On the Tracks of 007)
• LEITER’S MARRIAGE - St. Mary’s Star of the Sea Catholic Church, Key West, FL, USA
• LEITER’S HOUSE / WEDDING PARTY - 707 South Street, Key West, FL, USA
• KILLIFER HELPS SANCHEZ ESCAPE - (Old) 7 Mile Bridge, Marathon, FL, USA
• ALL UNDERWATER SCENES - Isla de Mujeres, near Cancun, Mexico
• MI6 HEADOFFICE EXTERIOR - The War Office, Whitehall, London, England
• WAREHOUSE FIGHT / SHARK BITE - The Conch Republic Seafood Company 631 Greene Street, Key West, FL, USA
• MEETING D.E.A. AGENT HAWKINS - Mallory Square, Key West, FL, USA
• A ‘FAREWELL TO ARMS’: BOND AND M - Hemingway House, 907 Whitehead Street, Key West, FL, USA
• MEETING SHARKEY - Charterboat Row, Palm Avenue, Key West, FL, USA
• KRESTWAVE MARINA SCENES - Garrison Bight Marina, Key West, FL, USA
• PAM AND BOND AT THE BARRELHEAD BAR - Harbour Lights Raw Bar, Key West, FL, USA
• SANCHEZ’ MANSION - Villa Arabesque, Acapulco, Mexico
• BANCO DE ISTHMUS - Main Post Office builing, Mexico City, Mexico
• BOND’s HOTEL ‘El Presidente’ INTERIOR - Gran Hotel Cuidad de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
• BOND’s HOTEL ‘El Presidente’ EXTERIOR - Bibliotheca de la Banco de Mexico, Mexico City, Mexico
• SANCHEZ’ OFFICE BUILDING EXTERIOR - El Teatro de la Cuidad, Mexico City, Mexico
• ISTHMUS CASINO - Casino Espagnol, Mexico City, Mexico
• MEDITATION CENTRE / DRUG LAB - Centro Ceremonial Otomi, Temoaya, Mexico
• TANKER-TRUCK CHASE - Rumurosa Road, near Mexicali, Mexico

STUDIO USED FOR INTERIORS, CLOSE-UP SHOTS ETC - Churubusco Studios, Atletas 2, Country Club, Coyoacán, 04220, Mexico

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Aerospatiale HH-64A Dauphin
• Cessna 172P Sky hawk
• Cessna 185 Sky wagon Seaplane
• Cigarette 1 Cafe Racer
• Electric golf car
• Harbour Pilot's boat
• Kenworth W900B truck
• Lincoln Mark VII LSC
• Maserati Biturbo
• Piper PA-18-150 Super Cub
• Rolls Royce Silver Cloud II
• Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
• Wavechrest

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on LTK, below is a list with some of them:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Alec Mills (Director of Photography)
>Arthur Wooster
>Barbara Broccoli (Associate producer)
>Caroline Bliss
>Chris Corbould (Special effects supervisor: second unit)
>David Hedison
>Desmond Llewelyn
>John Glen (Director)
>John Grover
>Keith Hamshere
>Lars Lundgren (Stuntman)
>Michael G. Wilson (Screenwriter, Executive producer)
>Monty Norman (Composer of 'The James Bond theme')
>Nick Wilkinson (Assistant to Paul Weston)
>Paul Weston (Stunt coordinator, stunt double for Robert Davi)
>Pedro Armendáriz Jr.
>Peter Lamont
>Priscilla Barnes
>Remy Julienne (Stunt car arranger)
>Richard Maibaum (Screenwriter)
>Robert Brown
>Robert Davi
>Rocky Taylor (Stuntman)
>Talisa Soto
>Timothy Dalton
>Vernon Messenger (Sound editor)

Official theatrical trailer for Licence to Kill:


Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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The original Swedish film poster for Licence to Kill (1989) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Licence to Kill on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1111/Licence-to-Kill

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10 OCTOBER 2013
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE

On this day in Bond history, From Russia with Love (1963), Sean Connery's second film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 50 years ago. (FRWL was first released in the UK on 10th October 1963. In Sweden, the film opened on 31st March 1964, and in USA it premiered on 8th April 1964.)

The criminal organisation, SPECTRE, devises a plot to capture Lektor, a Russian decoding machine, and at the same time dispose of British agent, James Bond.

With the help of Tatiana, a Russian coding clerk at the Soviet Embassy in Istanbul, who is unwittingly working for SPECTRE, Bond steals Lektor and escapes with her on the Orient Express.

SPECTRE's plans miscarry when Bond kills their agent on the train. They evade pursuit by helicopter and motor launches and foil a final attack in Venice when they think they have reached safety.


Dubbing editor (and FSWL supporter) Norman Wanstall remembers working on the film:

"I have no hesitation in admitting that of the five Bonds I worked on, this is my favourite. And considering the amount of sound-effects required for trains, boats and planes it was probably the most demanding. Fortunately, after the success of Dr. No (1962), the budget doubled (to 2 Million USD), so when I approached the production office with expensive requests, they were more eager to please than they had been previously.

Re-recording the helicopter chase was a particularly expensive session. When I requested a large mixed crowd of Turks and Russians for the gypsy camp scene, they were supplied without question. The end result certainly met with the approval of director Terence Young who congratulated me on the authentic atmosphere the voices created. The brilliant sound recordist John Mitchell was allowed to disguise himself as one of the baddies in the speed boat chase, so that I could secretly make recordings of the boats’ engines as the scene was being shot.

For the fist-fight scene in the train between Bond and Red Grant (Robert Shaw), I re-recorded all the violent body moves for dramatic effect. Very pleased that the scene was played out against the thundering rattle of the speeding train instead of music.

Sadly, before the end of shooting, I was called to London to supervise the re-recording of certain dialogue lines spoken by Pedro Armendariz (Ali Kerim Bey). It emerged that Pedro was in fact a very sick man, and we were forced to shoot his scenes in high priority order. Within days of his departure from the UK the crew was informed of his tragic death."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 22 Aug 1962: Johanna Harwood submitted the first draft of the screenplay for the film
• 1 April 1963: Shooting began in M’s office
• 9 April 1963: Filming began of the scene where Rosa Klebb battles Bond and Tatiana in the bridal suite
• 16 April 1963: The opening scene where Grant kills 'fake' Bond with his watch garrotte was shot in Pinewood Studios Garden
• 22 April 1963: The scene in the Sophia Mosque were shot in Istanbul
• 30 April 1963: Night shoot at Sehzade Mosque, Istanbul
• 5 May 1963: Shooting began in Istanbul on the truck chase
• 8 May 1963: Shooting began on the boat chase between Bond and SPECTRE
• 23 May 1963: Shooting began on Bond and Tatiana Romanova's train escape
• 31 May 1963: Sean Connery and Pedro Armendariz filmed Bond and Kerim Bey's first meeting
• 4 June 1963: Shooting took place on the fight between the gypsy women
• 11 June 1963: Shooting took place on the attack on the gypsy camp
• 14 June 1963: The Russian consulate explosion was shot
• 19 June 1963: Bond & Grant's classic train fight started shooting
• 26 June 1963: The scene where Rosa Klebb inspects Red Grant was shot
• 29 June 1963: Terence Young filmed Rosa Klebb briefing Tatiana Romanova
• 15 July 1963: Terence Young shot the closing scene on location in Venice
• 17 July 1963: The sequence where Bond and Tatiana Romanova are pursued by a helicopter was shot
• 23 July 1963: Lotte Lenya completed her role as Rosa Klebb with a scene in the back of a taxi with Red Grant
• 10 August 1963: Sean Connery finished work. His last shot was in Rhoda’s truck

A selection of filming locations for "From Russia with Love":
• Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK (finale helicopter and boat chase scenes)
• At Meydani, Istanbul, Turkey (horse grounds)
• Bay of Pendik, Turkey (finale boat chase scenes)
• Berkshire, England, UK (James Bond and Sylvia Trench have picnic by the river)
• Bosphorus Bridge, Istanbul, Turkey (James Bond cross-examines Tatiana Romanova about the Lektor Decoding Device)
• Bosphorus River, Istanbul, Turkey (James Bond cross-examines Tatiana Romanova about the Lektor Decoding Device)
• Bridge Of Sighs, Venice, Veneto, Italy (ending)
• Crinan, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK (finale helicopter and boat chase scenes)
• Grand Canal, Venice, Veneto, Italy (ending)
• Hagia Sophia, Istanbul, Turkey (St Sophia or Aya Sofia Mosque - Bond obtains blueprints for the Russian consulate)
• Heatherden Hall, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (SPECTRE headquarters)
• Hurley, Berkshire, England, UK (James Bond and Sylvia Trench have picnic by the river)
• Istanbul Sirkeci Terminal, Hoca Pasa, Eminönü, Fatih, Istanbul, Turkey (Orient Express - Istanbul, Zagreb and Belgrade railway stations)
• Loch Craignish, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK (near Crinan - finale boat chase scenes)
• Lochgoilhead, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK (finale helicopter chase scenes)
• Lunga House, Lunga, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK (pier for finale boat chase scenes)
• Lunga, Argyll and Bute, Scotland, UK (pier for finale boat chase scenes)
• Madrid, Spain (inserts/pick-up shots of rats)
• Pendik, Turkey (village sequence)
• Pinewood Gardens, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (Renaissance Garden exteriors)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio)
• Scotland, UK (finale helicopter and boat chase scenes)
• Spice Market, Istanbul, Turkey (market)
• Venice, Veneto, Italy (ending)
• Yerebatan Saray Sarniçi, Sultanahmet Square, Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey (Basilica Cistern - James Bond and Kerim Bey escape with the Lektor decoding machine)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Bentley 4 ½ Liter Sports Tourer (car)
• Chevrolet C10 Apache (car)
• Citroën Traction Avant (car)
• Fairey Huntress 23 (boat)
• Fairey Huntsman 28 (boat)
• Ford station wagon - 1960 (car)
• Hiller UH-12E (helicopter)
• Istanbul taxi
• Plymouth Savoy 1959 (car)
• Rolls Royce Phantom V (car)
• Venetian water taxi

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about, some of the people that worked on FRWL, here is some of them if you want to read more:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Bob Anderson (Stuntman)
>Desmond Llewelyn as Boothroyd
>Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench
>Harry Saltzman (Producer)
>Jan Williams as Masseuse
>John Barry (Soundtrack composer)
>Leila (Lisa Guiraut) as Gypsy Dancer
>Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
>Martine Beswicke as Zora
>Monty Norman (Composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nadja Regin as Kerim's girl
>Norman Wanstall (Dubbing editor)
>Nosher Powell (Stuntman)
>Peter Hunt (Editor)
>Richard Maibaum (Screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (Stuntman)
>Sean Connery as James Bond
>Syd Cain (Art Director)
>Terry Richards (Stuntman)

United Artists, Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's James Bond in From Russia with Love.



Other James Bond anniversaries during 2013 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>60th Anniversary of the literary James Bond (13th April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of the film DR. NO in Sweden (29th April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of the film FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE (10th October 2013)
>40th Anniversary of the film LIVE AND LET DIE (27th June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of the film OCTOPUSSY (6th June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of the film NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN (7th October 2013)

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:
Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for From Russia with Love (1963) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film From Russia with Love on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/717/From-Russia-With-Love

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6 OCTOBER 2013
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN

On this day in Bond history, Never Say Never Again (1983), Sean Connery's seventh and last film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 30 years ago. (NSNA premiered in USA on October 6, 1983.)

SPECTRE agents under the command of Ernst Stavro Blofeld infiltrate a US air force base situated in the UK and steal two Tomahawk cruise missiles.

When NATO is held to ransom, the British reactive their "00" agents and send James Bond to recapture the warheads and kill Blofeld.


Production notes
• 27 Sep 1982: Shooting began.

A selection of filming locations for "Never Say Never Again":
• Best Western British Colonial Beach Resort, 1 Bay Street, Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (James Bond's Hotel - Fatima Blush attempts to assasinate 007)
• Casino de Monte Carlo, Monte Carlo, Monaco (casino scenes)
• Casino Square, Monte Carlo, Monaco (casino scenes)
• Clifton Pier, Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (underwater battle scenes - Bond and Domino romance)
• Clifton Wall, Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (sinking of the 110 foot freighter)
Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK (studio)
• Fort Carré, Antibes, Alpes-Maritimes, France (Fortress - Palmyra Estate of Largo)
• French Rococo Room, Waddesdon Manor, Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (3-D Domination Video Game Battle)
• Hotel de Paris, Place du Casino, Monte Carlo, Monaco (casino scenes)
• Luton Hoo Estate, Luton, Bedfordshire, England, UK (Shrublands health clinic)
• Nassau Dock, Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Outdoor Bar where Fatima Blush water-skis up to James Bond)
• Nassau Harbour, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Bar)
• Shrubland Park, Coddenham, Suffolk, England, UK (as the gym in the Bond-Lippe fight scene)
• Straw Market, Nassau, New Providence Island, Bahamas (Market)
• Tears of Allah shipwreck, South Ocean, New Providence Island, Bahamas (underwater scenes - dive site)
• Villefranche-sur-Mer, Alpes-Maritimes, France (fishing port - motorcycle chase)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Bentley (car)
• Chevrolet Camaro SS (car)
• Ford Taunus (car)
• Mercedes-Benz SL convertible (car)
• Navy helicopter
• Peugeot (car)
• Renault Turbo2 - 1983 (car)
• Rockwell B-1A Lancer (airplane)
• Rubber Dinghy
• The Flying Saucer (boat)
• US Navy submarine
• XT-7B (rocket)
• Yamaha XJ 650 Turbo (motorcycle)

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about, some of the people that worked on Never Say Never Again, here is some of them if you want to read more:

>Bill Weston (Stuntman)
>Doug Robinson (Stuntman)
>Edward Fox as M
>Gavan O'Herlihy as Jack Petachi
>George Leech (Stuntman)
>Greg Powell (Stuntman)
>Irvin Kershner (Director)
>Jim Dowdall (Stuntman)
>Max von Sydow as Ernst Stavro Blofeld
>Nick Wilkinson (Stuntman)
>Norman Wanstall (Dubbing editor)
>Pamela Salem as Miss Moneypenny
>Rocky Taylor as Hostage Guard (plus various stunts)
>Roy Alon as Prison Guard Thrown into Sea (plus various stunts)
>Sean Connery as James Bond
>Valerie Leon as Lady in Bahamas
>Vic Armstrong - stunt coordinator (also doubled for Sean Connery in the horse scenes)
Barbara Carrera as Fatima Blush

Orion Pictures, Jack Schwartzman & Kevin McClory present a Taliafilm production and Irvin Kershner film made at Thorn EMI Elstree Studios, Herts, England by Woodcote Productions Limited Taliafilm in association with Producers Sales Organisation:



Other James Bond anniversaries during 2013 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>60th Anniversary of the literary James Bond (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of Dr. No in Sweden (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of From Russia with Love (October 2013)
>40th Anniversary of Live and Let Die (June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of Octopussy (June 2013)

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:
Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
Original film poster for Never Say Never Again (1983) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Never Say Never Again on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1345/Never-Say-Never-Again

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27 JUNE 2013
40TH ANNIVERSARY OF LIVE AND LET DIE (1973)

On this day in Bond history, Live and Let Die (1973), Roger Moore's first film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas 40 years ago. (LALD was first released in USA on 27 June 27 1973, and then in the UK on July 6.)

"Bond is pitted against the mysterious Dr. Kananga, prime minister of a Caribbean island, who plans to attack the world's drug addicts with a mixture of heroin and voodoo."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)

• 13 Oct 1972: Shooting began with part of the bayou boat chase sequence
• 26 Oct 1972: Guy Hamilton (GH) shot the jazz funeral at which Agent Hamilton is murdered
• 30 Oct 1972: GH shot the boats leaping over Sheriff Pepper and destroying his car
• 4 Nov 1972: GH shot Bond and his pursuers crashing through a wedding ceremony in the boat chase
• 11 Nov 1972: shooting was completed on the enormous boat chase
• 15 Nov 1972: GH filmed the death of Rosie Carver by deadly scarecrow
• 7 Dec 1972: GH shot Bond driving a double decker bus under a low bridge and losing its roof
• 10 Dec 1972: GH shot Bond and Solitaire escaping on Quarrel Jr's boat at the climax of the bus chase
• 27 Dec 1972: GH filmed Bond sweeping his hotel room for bugs
• 28 Dec 1972: GH filmed Bond shaving in the bath: oblivious to the snake crawling toward him
• 4 Jan 1973: GH shot the scene in which 007 first meets Solitaire in the Fillet of Soul club
• 17 Jan 1973: GH shot the scene in which 007 seduces Solitaire with a little help from some tarot cards
• 23 Jan 1973: Geoffrey Holder (+16 dancers) began rehearsals for Baron Samedi’s Dance of Death
• 2 Feb 1973: The crew shot the scene in which Baron Samedi is ‘risen from the dead’ in the voodoo graveyard
• 15 Feb 1973: Shooting commenced on the closing sequence with Bond, Solitaire and Tee Hee on the train
• 26 Feb 1973: The crew shot the post-credits scene at Bond’s London flat
• 2 Mar 1973: Roger Moore completed filming
• 6 Apr 1973: Final insert shots were filmed and filming was complete
• 13 Apr 1973: The title sequence was filmed on D Stage at Pinewood Studios

A selection of filming locations for "Live and Let Die":
• 117th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (Harlem fight scene)
• 118th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (Harlem fight scene)
• 2nd Avenue 94th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (Fillet of Soul restaurant)
• 33 East 65th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (Oh Cult voodoo shop)
• 69th Street, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (San Monique consulate in New York)
• 826 Chartres Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (Fillet of Soul restaurant)
• Baldwin Estate, Louisiana, USA (boat chase - boats zoom over grass)
• Bayou, Louisiana, USA (boat chase)
• Boatyard, Slidell, Louisiana, USA (boat chase - death of Adam)
• Crawdad Bridge, Louisiana, USA (near Phoenix - James Bond's speedboat jumps over Highway 11)
• Durmaine Street, French Quarter, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (opening sequence - funeral parade)
• Green Grotto Lake, Runaway Bay, Jamaica (cave scenes - Kananga's underground lair)
• Green Grotto, Runaway Bay, Jamaica (cave scenes - Kananga's underground lair)
• Gunpoint Wharf Docks, Montego Bay, Cornwall, Jamaica (James Bond hires Quarrel Jnr.'s Boat)
• Half Moon Bay, Jamaica (Rosie's house - hacienda)
• Hampden Wharf Jetty, Falmouth, Jamaica (end of bus chase at Quarrel's boat)
• Irish Bayou, Treadway Estate, Slidell, Louisiana, USA (boat chase)
• Jamaica (fictional country of San Monique)
• Jamaica Safari Village, Falmouth Lagoon, Jamaica (crocodile farm scenes)
• Johnson Town, Lucea, Hanover, Jamaica (bridge that cuts off top of bus)
• Kananga's Cliff, Jamaica (Solitaire's hideout - between Tower Isle and Rio Nuevo Bay)
• Kenner, Louisiana, USA (New Orleans international airport)
• Lake Pontchartrain, Louisiana, USA (Marina of the Southern Yacht Club - boat chase)
• Lakefront Airport - 5901 Walter Beech Boulevard, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA (Bleeker Flying School - Bond smashes wings off airplane)
• Louisiana State Highway 39, Louisiana, USA (near Phoenix - James Bond's speedboat jumps over Highway 11)
• Madison Avenue, Manhattan, New York City, New York, USA (Oh Cult voodoo shop parking garage exit)
• Miller's Bridge, Phoenix, Louisiana, USA (boat chase - Police riverblock)
• Montego Bay - Lucea Highway, Jamaica (bus chase)
• Montego Bay area, Cornwall, Jamaica (Motorcycle chase sequence)
• Montego Bay, Cornwall, Jamaica (Quarrel Jnr's yacht mooring)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio)
• Room 52, Bungalow 9, Half Moon Bay Club, Rose Hall Great House Resort, Montego Bay, Cornwall, Jamaica (James Bond's Hotel Room in San Monique)
• Rose Hall Waterfall, Montego Bay, Cornwall, Jamaica (James Bond and Solitaire confront Baron Samedi)
• Ross Kananga's Crocodile Farm, Montego Bay, Cornwall, Jamaica (crocodile farm scenes)
• Runaway Bay, Jamaica (cave scenes - Kananga's underground lair)
• Runaway Caves, Runaway Bay, Jamaica (cave scenes - Kananga's underground lair)
• Sans Souci Resort, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica (James Bond's Hotel in San Monique - Baron Samedi's fire dance performance)
• Shop, Sans Souci Resort, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica (James Bond acquires tarot cards)
• Slidell, Louisiana, USA (boat chase - death of Adam)
• The Ruins Restaurant, Ocho Rios, St. Ann, Jamaica (James Bond's Hotel/Baron Samedi's fire dance performance/Bond and Rosie have picnic)
• Treadway Estate, Slidell, Louisiana, USA (boat chase - wedding scene)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• AEC Regent III (bus)
• Bell 206 Jet Ranger (helicopter)
• Cadillac El Dorado - 1972 (car)
• Cessna 140 (aeroplane)
• Checker Marathon (car)
• Chevrolet Bel Air - 1973 (car)
• Chevrolet Impala - 1963 (car)
• Chevrolet Impala - 1973 (car)
• Chevrolet Nova (police car)
• Glastron GT-150 (boat)
• Mini Moke
• Quarrel juniors boat

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about, some of the people that worked on LALD, below is a list with some of them:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Bob Dix as Hamilton
>Clifton James as Sheriff J.W. Pepper
>David Hedison as Felix Leiter
>Doug Robinson (Stuntman)
>Geoffrey Holder as Baron Samedi
>George Martin (Film soundtrack composer)
>Gloria Hendry as Rosie
>Guy Hamilton (Director)
>Harry Saltzman (Producer)
>Jane Seymour as Solitaire
>Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
>Madeline Smith as Miss Caruso
>Monty Norman (Composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nosher Powell (Stuntman)
>Paul McCartney and The wings (Singer of the title song)
>Paul Weston (Stuntman)
>Roger Moore as James Bond
>Syd Cain (Supervising Art Director)
>Tom Mankiewicz (Screenwriter)
>Vic Armstrong (Stunt double for Roger Moore in the cave fight)

United Artists - an MGM company Harry Saltzman and Albert R. Broccoli present Roger Moore as James Bond - 007 in Ian Fleming's 'Live and Let Die':



Other James Bond anniversaries during 2013 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>60th Anniversary of the literary James Bond (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of Dr. No in Sweden (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of From Russia with Love (October 2013)
>30th Anniversary of Octopussy (June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of Never Say Never Again (October 2013)

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:
Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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The original Swedish film poster for Live and Let Die (1973) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Live and Let Die on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1130/Live-and-Let-Die

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6 JUNE 2013
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF OCTOPUSSY (1983)

On this day 30 years ago, Octopussy (1983) (1983), Roger Moore's sixth and penultimate film as Ian Fleming's James Bond, premiered at cinemas. Octopussy was first released in the UK. In Sweden the film premiered on July 22, 1983. (June 6th 2013 is also Sweden's National Day and the day to crown Sweden's foremost expert on James Bond in Fantasterna on TV4.)

Action, adventure, spy, thriller, 13th installment in the James Bond series.

When fellow secret serviceman Agent 009 is murdered over a treasured Faberge egg, the British intelligence sends James Bond to investigate.

Bond follows the egg to India after it is put up for auction and bought by the wealthy prince Kamal Khan.

There he meets the enigmatic and beautiful circus leader, Octopussy, and discovers that Khan and the maniacal Russian General Orlov plan to cripple Western Europe with a nuclear explosion and incite a world war.


Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 16 Aug 1982: Shooting began, the first scene shot was in Moneypenny’s office
• 18 Aug 1982: John Glen directed the auction of the Fabergé egg
• 24 Aug 1982: The first shooting day at the circus including 6 horses, 6 clowns and 6 gymnasts
• 16 Sep 1982: John Glen shot Bond’s backgammon game with Kamal Khan
• 23 Sep 1982: John Glen filmed Magda stealing the Fabergé egg from Bond
• 27 Sep 1982: John Glen shot Gobinda’s attempt to kill Bond and Vijay
• 3 Oct 1982: John Glen shot the scene in which Bond is chased by gunmen on elephants
• 9 Oct 1982: John Glen shot Bond chasing after Kamal on horseback to rescue the kidnapped Octopussy
• 15 Oct 1982: John Glen filmed the death of 009 at the British Embassy
• 25 Oct 1982: John Glen filmed Magda’s seduction of Bond
• 1 Nov 1982: John Glen filmed Bond disguising himself as a cadaver to escape Kamal’s fort
• 17 Nov 1982: John Glen shot Bond’s fight with the knife-throwing twins
• 26 Nov 1982: John Glen filmed Octopussy’s group sneaking into Kamal’s fortress
• 1 Dec 1982: John Glen shot Octopussy’s gang fussing over an embarrassed Q in the courtyard
• 6 Dec 1982: John Glen shot Kamal Khan discussing Bond with the as yet unrevealed Octopussy
• 17 Dec 1982: John Glen shot Bond and Octopussy being attacked by thieves in the bedroom
• 22 Dec 1982: John Glen filmed a snake crawling over Bond as he hid from Kamal Khan
• 24 Dec 1982: John Glen shot Gobinda arming the bomb on the train
• 21 Jan 1983: Roger Moore shot his last scenes for OP, his penultimate film as 007

A selection of filming locations for "Octopussy":
• Berlin Wall, Berlin, Germany (now demolished)
• Black Park, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (twins pursue agent 009 - twins pursue James Bond)
• City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (James Bond's Hotel in India)
• Ferry Meadows, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (train scenes)
• Gardens, City Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (hunting scene)
• Hurricane Arch Bridge - State Route 9 Milepost 11, Hurricane, Utah, USA (finale aerial scenes)
• Kanab, Utah, USA (finale aerial scenes)
• Kurfürstendamm, Charlottenburg, Berlin, Germany (main shopping strip)
• Lake Palace Hotel, Jagniwas Island, Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (Octopussy's island home)
• Lake Pichola, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (lake surrounding Octopussy's island home)
• Moab, Utah, USA (aerial scenes)
• Monsoon Palace, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (Kamal Khan's palace)
• National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, England, UK (exterior Kremlin National Fine Art Repository)
• Nene Valley Railway, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (Train scenes)
• New Bond Street, Mayfair, London, England, UK (Bond leaves auction house)
• Oakley, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (Hanger, used to fly through)
• Old War Office Building, Whitehall, Westminster, London, England, UK (MI6 headquarters)
• Orton Mere, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (train scenes)
• Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (train scenes)
Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (studio)
• RAF Lakenheath, Suffolk, England, UK (Feldstadt Airforce Base, Germany)
• RAF Northolt, Ruislip, London, England, UK (scene at horse track; Feldstadt, West German airbase)
• RAF Oakley, Oakley, Buckinghamshire, England, UK (Opening fly through hangar scene)
• RAF Upper Heyford, Oxfordshire, England, UK (Circus parade scene)
• Shiv Niwas Hotel, Udaipur, Rajasthan, India (James Bond's Hotel in India)
• Sotheby's, 35 New Bond Street, Mayfair, London, England, UK (auction)
• Utah, USA (southwest - finale aerial scenes)
• Wansford Level Crossing, Wansford Railway Station, Wansford, Nene Valley Railway, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (train scenes)
• Wansford Railway Station, Wansford, Nene Valley Railway, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (train scenes)
• Wansford, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (train scenes)
• Weir, Orton Mere, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, England, UK (death of agent 009)
• Whitehall, Westminster, London, England, UK (MI6 headquarters)

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Acrostar Mini Jet (Bede Jet)
• Aerospatiale Alouette 316B (helicopter)
• Alfa Romeo GTV6 (car)
• Beechcraft C-45 (aeroplane)
• BMW 5 series sedan (car)
• BMW motorcycle
• Hot-air balloon
• Indian Tuk-Tuk Taxi
• Mercedes-Benz 240D (car)
• Mercedes-Benz 250 SE (car)
• Mercedes-Benz 600 Pullman (car)
• Military truck
• Range Rover convertible (car)
• Rolls Royce Phantom III (car)
• Willys jeep
• VW beetle (car)

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about, some of the people that worked on Octopussy:

>Alan Hume (Director of Photography)
>Albert Moses as Sadruddin
>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Alison Papworth as Octopussy girl
>Andrew Noakes (Administration)
>Anthony Waye (Assistant director)
>Arthur Wooster (Second unit director)
>Barbara Broccoli (Assistant director)
>Bill Weston (Stunt Double for Louis Jourdan)
>Carole Ashby as Octopussy girl
>Cherry Gillespie as Midge
>Cheryl Anne as Octopussy girl
>Colin Miller (Sound editor)
>David Meyer as Miska
>Dermot Crowley as Major Kamp
>Desmond Llewelyn as Q
>Eva Rueber-Staier as Rublevitch
>Geoffrey Keen as Defence Minister
>George Leech (Stuntman, crash with jeep in the early scenes)
>Helene Hunt as Octopussy girl
>Janine Andrews as Octopussy girl
>Jeremy Bulloch as Smithers
>Jim Dowdall (Stunt Double for Roger Moore under train)
>John Barry (Film soundtrack composer)
>John Glen (Director)
>John Grover (Supervising Editor)
>John Richardson (Special Effects Supervisor)
>Kabir Bedi as Gobinda
>Kristina Wayborn as Magda
>Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
>Louis Jourdan as Kamal Khan
>Malcolm Weaver (Stuntman)
>Martin Grace (Stunt Supervisor and Double for Roger Moore under train)
>Mary Stavin as Octopussy girl
>Maud Adams as Octopussy
>Michael G. Wilson (Producer and screenwriter)
>Monty Norman (Composer of the James Bond theme)
>Nosher Powell (Stuntman)
>Paul Weston (Stunt Fight Arranger/Stunt Supervisor and Double for Roger Moore on the train after Grace's accident)
>Peter Davies (Editor)
>Peter Lamont (Production designer)
>Philip Voss as the auctioneer
>Remy Julienne (Stunt Driver)
>Richard Le Parmentier as U.S. Aide
>Richard Maibaum (Screenwriter)
>Robert Brown as M
>Rocky Taylor (Stunt Double for Roger Moore and Second Unit Stunt Arranger)
>Roger Moore as James Bond
>Roy Alon (Stuntman)
>Safira Afzal as Octopussy girl
>Steven Berkoff as General Orlov
>Terry Cade (Stuntman)
>Tony Meyer as Griska

Metro Goldwyn Mayer, United Artists and Albert R. Broccoli presents Roger Moore as Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 in 'Octopussy':



Other James Bond anniversaries during 2013 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>60th Anniversary of the literary James Bond (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of Dr. No in Sweden (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of From Russia with Love (October 2013)
>40th Anniversary of Live and Let Die (June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of Never Say Never Again (October 2013)

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:
Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
One of the original Swedish film posters for Octopussy (1983) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Octopussy on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/1394/Octopussy

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29 APRIL 2013
50TH ANNIVERSARY OF DR. NO IN SWEDEN

On 29 April 1963, Dr No (1962) - Sean Connery's first film as Ian Fleming's James Bond - premiered at cinemas in Sweden. (The film first premiered in the UK on 5 October 1962, hence the official 50th Anniversary of the film series last year.) With this page, FSWL would like to start celebrating 50 years of James Bond on film in Sweden.

"James Bond, Secret Service agent 007, investigates a nuclear laboratory run by a megalomaniac near Jamaica."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 6 Jul 1961: Eon Productions, the company behind the 007 series, was founded by producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman
• 7 Sep 1961: Richard Maibaum and Wolf Mankowitz submitted the first draft screenplay
• 3 Nov 1961: Sean Connery was announced as the first actor to play James Bond
• 21 Dec 1961: Four actresses tested with Sean Connery for the role of Miss Taro. The role went to Zena Marshall
• 1 Jan 1962: Crew of Dr. No issued with the draft schedule for the first 007 movie
• 16 Jan 1962: Terence Young started shooting the first 007 cinematic adventure
• 21 Feb 1962: Terence Young shot the scene in which Bond and Honey hide in the river using reeds as snorkels
• 28 Feb 1962: Terence Young shot the scene in Bond’s flat
• 5 Mar 1962: Shooting was completed on the first scene in which 007 says, “Bond. James Bond”
• 7 Mar 1962: Scenes were shot in Miss Taro's apartment including Bond killing Dent
• 14 Mar 1962: Terence Young shot scene in which Bond & Honey meet Dr. No at his apartment/lair
• 22 Mar 1962: Terence Young shot scene in which Bond receives a Geiger counter from London
• 26 Mar 1962: Terence Young shot scenes with Dr. No, Bond and Honey in the reactor room
• 3 Apr 1962: Principal photography completed with the scene of Bond and the tarantula
• 10 Apr 1962: Danjaq S.A. signed an agreement giving United Artists Corporation the right to distribute DR. NO

Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Austin A55 Cambridge
• Chevrolet Bel-Air
• Chevrolet Impala
• Ford Zephyr
• LaSalle Hearse
• Sunbeam Alpine

Editor's note:
Dr. No premiered in Swedish cinemas nine days before it opened in USA.

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about, some of the people that worked on Dr. No, here is some of them if you want to read more:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Bettine Le Beau as Professor Dent's secretary
>Charles Edgehill as one of the three blind mice
>Eunice Gayson as Sylvia Trench
>George Leech (Stuntman)
>Harry Saltzman (Producer)
>Joseph Wiseman as Dr. No
>Ken Adam (Production designer)
>Lois Maxwell as Miss Moneypenny
>Marguerite LeWars as the photographer
>Monty Norman (Film soundtrack composer)
>Norman Wanstall (Dubbing editor)
>Peter Hunt (Editor)
>Richard Maibaum (Screenwriter)
>Rocky Taylor (Stuntman)
>Sean Connery as James Bond
>Stanley Morgan as Casino concierge
>Syd Cain (Art Director)
>Terence Young (Director)
>Ursula Andress as Honey
>Zena Marshall as Miss Taro

Eon Productions Limited, Harry Saltzman & Albert R. Broccoli present Ian Fleming's Doctor No.



Other James Bond anniversaries during 2013 featured on From Sweden with Love:
>60th Anniversary of the literary James Bond (April 2013)
>50th Anniversary of From Russia with Love (October 2013)
>40th Anniversary of Live and Let Die (June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of Octopussy (June 2013)
>30th Anniversary of Never Say Never Again (October 2013)

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Man with the Golden Gun (1974) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) starring Roger Moore
For Your Eyes Only (1981) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
Swedish film poster (reprint from 1972) for Agent 007 med rätt att döda from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film Dr. No on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/566/Dr.-No

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24 JUNE 2011
30TH ANNIVERSARY OF FOR YOUR EYES ONLY (1981)

On this day in Bond history, 30 years ago, the film For Your Eyes Only premiered at cinemas. (FYEO was first released in the UK on 26th June 1979, in USA on the 29th, and in Sweden on 18th August.)

"British agent James Bond is assigned to investigate the disappearance of a US-British 'Moonraker' space shuttle as it is transported across the Atlantic. Bond visits the US, where space industrialist Hugo Drax lives in a reconstructed French chateau. Drax's firm made the Moonraker, and Bond follows his company's trail to a Venetian glass factory where poison is being secretly fabricated, and to Rio, where Drax has a warehouse. Bond teams up with the CIA's Dr Holly Goodhead and they find themselves launching into space from Drax's secret base in the Brazilian rainforest. Drax has built a space station undetectable from Earth, from which he plans to poison the human race and return with his own master race. Bond and Goodhead try to stop him."

Production notes (Source: MGM / Eon Productions)
• 5 Jan 1981: The crew shot scenes in Italy featuring Bond in the Lotus Esprit Turbo

A selection of filming locations for "or Your Eyes Only": (Source: On the Tracks of 007)


Vehicles used during the filming: (Source: BMT 216A: The James Bond Vehicle Library)
• Beach Buggy
• Bell 206 Jet Ranger
• Citroên 2CV
• Colombos Yacht
• Lotus Esprit Turbo 2.2
• Mercedes-Benz
• Peugeot 504
• PZL Mi-2
• Rolls Royce Silver Shadow
• Submarine 'Neptune'
• Yacht Triana
• Yamaha XJ500

Over the years, FSWL has been fortunate to meet, and written articles about some of the cast and crew on LTK, below is a list with some of them:

>Albert R. Broccoli (Producer)
>Anne Lönnberg
>Béatrice Libert
>Blanche Ravalec
>Catherine Serre
>Chris Corbould (Special effects technician)
>Christopher Wood (Screenwriter)
>Colin Miller (Sound editor)
>Corinne Cléry
>Desmond Llewelyn
>Diane Thierry-Mieg
>Geoffrey Keen
>Irka Bochenko
>John Barry (Soundtrack composer)
>John Glen (Editor, 2nd unit director)
>Ken Adam
>Lewis Gilbert (Director)
>Lizzie Warville
>Lois Chiles
>Lois Maxwell
>Martin Grace (Stuntman)
>Michael G. Wilson (Executive producer)
>Monty Norman (Composer of 'The James Bond theme')
>Nicaise Jean-Louise
>Olga Bisera
>Richard Kiel
>Roger Moore
>Shirley Bassey (Singer of the theme song)

Official theatrical trailer for For Your Eyes Only:


Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Other James Bond films on From Sweden with Love:

Dr. No (1962) starring Sean Connery
From Russia with Love (1963) starring Sean Connery
Goldfinger (1964) (1964) starring Sean Connery
Thunderball (1965) (1965) starring Sean Connery
You Only Live Twice (1967) starring Sean Connery
Casino Royale (1967) starring Peter Sellers and David Niven
On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) starring George Lazenby
Diamonds Are Forever (1971) starring Sean Connery
Live and Let Die (1973) starring Roger Moore
The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) starring Roger Moore
Moonraker (1979) (1979) starring Roger Moore
Octopussy (1983) (1983) starring Roger Moore
Never Say Never Again (1983) starring Sean Connery
A View to a Kill (1985) starring Roger Moore
The Living Daylights (1987) starring Timothy Dalton
Licence to Kill (1989) starring Timothy Dalton
GoldenEye (1995) (1995) starring Pierce Brosnan
Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) starring Pierce Brosnan
The World Is Not Enough (1999) starring Pierce Brosnan
Die Another Day (2002) starring Pierce Brosnan
Casino Royale (2006) starring Daniel Craig
Quantum of Solace (2008) starring Daniel Craig
Skyfall (2012) (2012) starring Daniel Craig
SPECTRE (2015) starring Daniel Craig

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Photo above:
The original Swedish film poster for For Your Eyes Only (1979) from the FSWL collection.

Read more about the film For Your Eyes Only on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/695/For-Your-Eyes-Only

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18 SEPTEMBER 2010
25TH ANNIVERSARY OF A VIEW TO A KILL IN PARIS

Our friends over at Club James Bond France will be organizing a special event in order to celebrate the 25th anniversary of A VIEW TO A KILL that premiered in 1985 when the cast and crew attended a special gala event in San Francisco May 22nd.

In 1985, Albert R. Broccoli and Eon Productions filmed A VIEW TO A KILL in Paris and in Chantilly (Oise).

In order to commemorate this film and its contribution to the industry of the 7th Art, the City of Chantilly, the Musée Condé, and the foundation of Chantilly have decided to organize, with the active partnership of the Club James Bond France, a great anniversary event on Saturday, September 18th during the “European Heritage Days”.

A unique program was designed for all lovers of movies and art history, which will go to the heart of the estate:

• A guided tour coupled with the discovery of the locations and anecdotes from the shooting (Castle, Great Stables, racecourse …)

• Delivery of the quarterly magazine of the Club James Bond France Le Bond Collector’s Special “A View To A Kill – Chantilly” – 36 pages of interviews, exclusive photos and documents on the film and panoramas of the castle.

• Screening of the movie at night, outdoors, on the racetrack, with a presentation by John Glen, director.

As a bonus, the presence of guests, architects of the fourteenth installment in the saga, seventh and last film of Roger Moore in the tuxedo of 007:

John Glen, director of the film and five other Bond movies between 1981 and 1989
Remy Julienne, stunt coordinator of the movie and others Bond films.
Serge Touboul, location manager on A VIEW TO A KILL.

Ticket price is 40 euro for adults and 20€ for children under 12.

Event organized with the support of Fox Pathe, Allociné and Michelin.

About Club James Bond France:
Placed under the patronage of Sir Roger Moore and Maryam d’Abo, chaired by Luc Le Clech, the Club James Bond France gathers 250 members around the world (France, Sweden, Switzerland, Belgium, USA and Canada).

Due to it’s publishing activities – 4 issues of the magazine Le Bond and Archives 007 (80 pages) per year – the CJBF is one of the world’s leading Bond clubs.

With 2,500 daily visitors (unique clicks) and up to 200,000 visitors at a new movie out, its website, which features the largest global database of James Bond, is also one of the most visited of the planet.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond anniversaries featured on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Read more about the film A View to a Kill on MGM's official website:

www.mgm.com/#/our-titles/2101/A-View-to-a-Kill

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