George Arnett gives a rundown of the top viral videos of this year.
To celebrate the release of Skyfall, Coke Zero decided to test commuters with a 007-style assignment. In order to win exclusive tickets to the film, people were asked to run to platform six in 70 seconds however, it’s harder than it sounds with several testing obstacles being put in the way to stop Bond fans from beating the clock.
The recent release of Skyfall has led to many disgruntled fans expressing their frustration at the sight of James Bond electing to drink a Heineken beer rather than his signature vodka martini. Many were annoyed by the Bond franchise ‘selling out’ to the point of altering a well-loved character’s trademark drink in order to suit the highest bidder (in this case a Dutch lager).
With the release of Skyfall this week superbly marking the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, Kieran Turner-Dave takes a brief look back at the most iconic, influential and inventive British franchise of the last half-century
James Bond turns 50 this year after making his big screen debut in 1962’s Dr No. Who would have thought that the fictional British spy would become an enduring national treasure? Bond is an iconic figure, from the gadgets and the women to the cars and the catchphrases, the spy has become entrenched in cinema history. The character has been reinvented through the generations for a new audience each time with success.
‘The Underwater Menace’ was the fifth serial in the fourth series and saw the Doctor and his companions captured by a mad scientist who planned to blow up the world.
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Today’s announcement that Daniel Craig is to star in a Hollywood film of The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo is great news for fans of Stieg Larsson. But it represents a rather less exciting development for those who prefer Craig’s other alter ego, James Bond.
‘James Bond 007: Blood Stone’ has been officially announced and will star the likes of Daniel Craig, Joss Stone and Judi Dench, just don’t expect to be heading to your local movie theatre to see it.
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