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From ‘Argo’ to ‘Skyfall’: the top films of 2012, Arts

From ‘Argo’ to ‘Skyfall’: the top films of 2012

George Arnett gives a rundown of some of this year’s top films.

By | Arts, Film | Wednesday, 12 December 2012 at 4:00 am

Video: Take the 70-second James Bond challenge, Arts

Video: Take the 70-second James Bond challenge

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.

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 9 November 2012 at 10:16 am

Product placement in ‘Skyfall’ is nothing new to James Bond films, Arts

Product placement in ‘Skyfall’ is nothing new to James Bond films

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).

By | Arts, Film | Thursday, 8 November 2012 at 12:40 pm

A brief history: 50 years of James Bond films, Arts

A brief history: 50 years of James Bond films

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

By | Arts, Film | Friday, 26 October 2012 at 12:54 pm

Something for the Weekend in London: October 26-28, Arts

Something for the Weekend in London: October 26-28

The last weekend of October came round pretty fast, but we’re not mad – it gives you the chance to try out the new Hawksmoor on Air Street, enjoy amazing animation at a festival at Barbican, celebrate the new Bond flick in style or simply goggle at the kind of street art that’ll take your breath away…

By | Arts | Friday, 26 October 2012 at 4:00 am

50 years of James Bond in trailers, Arts

50 years of James Bond in trailers

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.

By | Arts, Film | Wednesday, 24 October 2012 at 2:59 pm

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