| Dec 5, 2009
Richard Todd, an actor who reenacted his wartime exploits in the 1962 film "The Longest Day" and was Ian Fleming's choice to play James Bond, has died of cancer. He was 90.
Todd, who was nominated for an Academy Award for the 1949 film "The Hasty Heart"...
| Nov 16, 2008
What's in a name? Well, if the name happens to be "Pussy Galore" or "Holly Goodhead" or "Plenty O'Toole," there's a bounty of salacious innuendo that prompts a tussle over the true identity of the gorgeous, well-endowed women known as Bond girls. Are they...
| Jan 24, 2008
| 8:36 AM
"Quantum of Solace" is the title of the new James Bond film, the 22nd Bond adventure.
The title was revealed to reporters Thursday at Pinewood Studios outside of London, where the movie is being filmed.
Producer Michael G. Wilson said the title,...
| Jun 13, 2008
| 1:22 PM
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| Nov 16, 2008
Forty-six years ago, when Sean Connery played his first hand of chemin de fer clad in a shawl-collar tuxedo as James Bond in "Dr. No," the world was a much different place. Dressing up for dinner was de rigueur, and high-tech meant a shortwave radio...
| Apr 30, 2009
| 9:06 AM
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 1ST
THE BARN HOUSE
Joining us in the studio tonight will be Ed Zotti, the editor of the syndicated column The Straight Dope and author of the new book The Barn House , which tells the story of Zotti attempting to rehab his old Chicago...
| Sep 14, 2008
Richard Stark created the character of Parker, a nerveless professional thief, all the way back in 1963, in "The Hunter" ( University of Chicago Press: 198 pp., $14 paper). Stark was, and is, a pseudonym for Donald Westlake, then a young writer so...
| Nov 9, 2008
They don't call them "Bond babes" any more. Not publicly, any way.
The producers of the James Bond films have evolved, as has Bond himself. Ian Fleming's agent is a little less sexist.
Fleming's double-entendre names -- Pussy Galore, Holly Goodhead? Not...
| Jul 13, 2008
James Bond would choke on his dry martini at today's gas prices -- 1.20 pounds a liter in his British homeland, or about $8 a gallon.
Powering along Britain's open roads in supercharged machines for fictional adventures, 007 would soon feel the pinch at...
| Jan 24, 2008
The latest 007 adventure is no longer titled "Bond 22."
In a Thursday (Jan. 24) press conference, producers announced that the latest James Bond film will be titled "Quantum of Solace."
While that title may have casual observers scratching their heads,...
| Mar 20, 2008
James Bond fans will have to travel across The Pond if they want to experience "Quantum of Solace" early.
According to the industry trades, the 22nd James Bond film is now scheduled to open on October 31 in England, one week ahead of its Nov. 7 release...
| Aug 1, 2008
| 4:24 PM
by Mark Silva Comic Stephen Colbert, making light of the indictment of Alaska's Sen. Ted Stevens this week, made even lighter of the comparative media coverage of it. Picking up a copy of The Washington Post , Colbert complained in......