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John Glen on Octopussy: A 100-page MI6 Confidential special

By: FSWL team
John Glen All Time High Octopussy MI6 Confidential
The fourth special issue of MI6 Confidential​ hands the microphone to long-serving James Bond​ director and From Sweden With Love​ supporter John Glen looking back at his favourite as helmsman, 1983's Octopussy starring Sir Roger Moore​. One of the most popular 007 film in Sweden based on number of cinema tickets sold. Most likely because it featured no less than three of Sweden's finest women - Maud Adams, Kristina Wayborn and Mary Stavin.

The idea for this issue came together as the MI6 team were finishing work on Peter Lamont's Live and Let Die (1973) portfolio in 2017. They approached someone who had a equally profound effect on the trajectory of modern Bond.

John readily agreed to work with MI6 and they gave him free choice of the film he wished to profile. He chose Octopussy - the colourful, adventurous, flamboyant and darn-right-lucky 13th Bond outing.

With the help from editor Bill Koenig, John takes the reader through pre-production, scripting, casting and then narrates the film for us, in his famous conversational style.

In this special issue of MI6 Confidential:

• 100-page special magazine; professionally printed; perfect bound
• John's memories of Sir Roger Moore, Maud Adams, Kabir Bedi, Louis Jordan, and more
• Rarely seen concept art from pre-production
• Dozens of behind the scenes stills
• The casting of Octopussy, including the girls who were considered for the titular role
• John's personal memories from the taxing multi-continental shoot

Order this limited special issue of MI6 Confidential from before it runs out of stock.

Editor's Note:

FSWL founder Anders Frejdh interviewed John Glen back in 2007 for this site and Sir Roger Moore's official website. Read that interview HERE.



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