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Welcome to one of the World's oldest and most comprehensive James Bond & Ian Fleming sites dedicated to the global 007 phenomenon. Over 7,000 pages of content in English. Launched in September 2004 by Sweden's foremost James Bond expert, Anders Frejdh, who also manages 007 actor George Lazenby since 2013.

Review of With A Mind To Kill by Anthony Horowitz (a James Bond novel)

FSWL contributor Brian Smith reviews the new James Bond novel With A Mind To Kill written by Anthony Horowitz. "I read the book in one sitting. It may sound like reviewer hyperbole, but I literally couldn’t put this book down until I’d devoured the astonishing last chapter. Horowitz presents Bond at his most introspective and delves inside his mind as clinically as Colonel Boris. In hindsight, Bond’s physical and soul erosion unwittingly began in Casino Royale, but it was only in Fleming’s last two novels that we were given an insight into how much. Here, Bond has finally had enough of the ‘dirty business’ of spying, as Fleming once called it. The beatings and injuries inflicted upon him during his previous missions have finally taken their toll, yet Horowitz still maintains the sense of style, suspense and readability that is the hallmark of the Bond stories."

Published: 2022-05-23

Book review: Fashioning James Bond: Costume, Gender and Identity in the World of 007

FSWL contributor Brian Smith reviews Fashioning James Bond: Costume, Gender and Identity in the World of 007 which was published on 21 October 2021. "Chapman’s knowledge of both costuming and Bond films, combined with a monumental level of research, is exploited to full effect. The book is a delight from start to finish and is tailor-made to educate and entertain in equal measure."

Published: 2022-04-09

Intelligent Fitness by Simon Waterson with a foreword by Daniel Craig

Intelligent Fitness: The Smart Way to Reboot Your Body and Get in Shape is a new written by Simon Waterson with a foreword by Daniel Craig who writes, “Without Simon Waterson's help and guidance, I literally wouldn't have made it through fifteen years of playing James Bond ... It's been an honour working with him.”

Published: 2021-12-21

No Time To Die to be honoured by The American Cinematheque

The American Cinematheque has announced the honourees for their inaugural Tribute to the Crafts event, which will take place on Wednesday 26 January at the Aero Theatre in Santa Monica, California. Among those being celebrated include Stunt Coordinators Lee Morrison and Olivier Schneider for their work on No Time To Die’s incredible stunt sequences and Billie Eilish and Finneas for the film's theme song.

Published: 2021-12-20

The title and cover of Anthony Horowitz's new James Bond novel

The title and cover for Anthony Horowitz’s new (his third) James Bond novel has been revealed. The book is titled With a Mind to Kill and will be published by Jonathan Cape on 26th May 2022, two days short of Ian Fleming's birthday.

Published: 2021-12-16

In Memoriam of American actor Tommy Lane (1937 – 2021)

FSWL are saddened to report that American actor Tommy Lane passed away in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on 29th November 2021 at the age of 83. Lane played the stylish henchman Adam in Live and Let Die (1973) directed by Guy Hamilton. Our sincere condolences to his family and friends.

Published: 2021-12-01

Pinewood name building in honour of Peter Lamont

Pinewood Studios have renamed their East Side Complex building in honour of legendary production designer Peter Lamont. The tribute was hosted by the British Film Designers’ Guild and Pinewood Studios. It was attended by family, friends and colleagues from the industry including producers Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli.

Published: 2021-11-29

A review of James Bond Bingo: The High-Stakes 007 Game

FSWL contributor Mark Witherspoon reviews the official James Bond Bingo: The High-Stakes 007 Game from Laurence King Publishing. “We really enjoyed it and looking forward to playing with friends this Christmas where I'm sure it will turn into a Bond bingo drinking game!”

Published: 2021-11-26

Report from Cary Fukunaga's visit to Stockholm Film Festival

Swedish related No Time To Die director Cary Juji Fukunaga attended Stockholm International Film Festival on 18-19 November 2021 to take part in a “Conquering Hollywood” masterclass for young filmmakers at the Bio Victor Cinema. He also introduced a special screening of the 25th James Bond film with Swedish actor David Dencik, who plays Valdo Obruchev in the film, at the Park Theatre.

Published: 2021-11-25

No Time To Die to be released on DVD on 20th December 2021

It seems Christmas comes early this year... No Time To Die, the 25th James Bond film from Eon Productions, is released on Blu-ray, DVD and 4K Ultra HD on 20th December 2021. The adventure is Daniel Craig's fifth and final film as Ian Fleming's James Bond. The bonus material looks promising.

Published: 2021-11-21

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