Sunday, 17 December 2017

In Memoriam: Albert Moses (19 December 1937 - 15 September 2017)

Albert Moses as Sadruddin in
"Octopussy" (1983)

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC
007 Travelers sends condolences to the family and friends of Albert Moses, who sadly passed away on 15 September 2017.

Born: 19 December 1937 Gampola, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka)
Died: 15 September 2017 London, England

Bond world remembers him as Barman in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977) and Sadruddin, Head of Station I in India in "Octopussy" (1983). In both films he starred with Roger Moore as James Bond 007.

Friday, 15 December 2017

Official 007 Vodka Martini: Belvedere and James Bond collaboration

Belvedere Vodka and EON Productions have partnered to introduce the Official Belvedere 007 Martini. This collaboration will bring James Bond’s iconic cocktail to the finest cocktail bars around the world.

The Official Belvedere 007 Martini is crafted with Belvedere Vodka, Dry Vermouth, finished with a lemon twist and is always “shaken not stirred”.

Bond’s penchant for a particular type of martini is evident from the beginning of the film series. In fact, it’s his first cinematic drink in "Dr. No" (1962). When Bond is on assignment in Jamaica, a white-jacketed steward in his hotel room offers him, “One medium dry Vodka Martini, mixed like you said Sir, and not stirred.”

It was not until Sean Connery’s third outing as Bond in "Goldfinger" (1964) that we hear 007 say those now trademarked words. He has just “come to” after being tranquilised and is on Goldfinger’s private Lockheed JetStar. Mei-Lei (Mai Ling) Pussy Galore’s inflight assistant asks, “Can I do something for you Mr Bond?” His reply, “Just a drink. A Martini, shaken not stirred.”

The phrase “shaken not stirred” itself entered the lexicon, and in 2005 was selected as one of the 100 most famous lines in films.

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Wednesday, 13 December 2017

007 Event: Echo Base Charity Con (16 December 2017)

What: Echo Base Charity Con
WhereKinepolis Jaarbeurs, Utrecht, The Netherlands
When: 16 December 2017

Special Bond star appearance:

Jeremy Bulloch
HMS Ranger Crewman (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Smithers (uncredited) in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Smithers in "Octopussy" (1983)

Jeremy Bulloch will be answering questions of visitors and taking part in a signing session at Echo Base Con. Autograph price: EUR 20.

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Monday, 11 December 2017

007 Related book: Ian Fleming's James Bond in Vargr

BookIan Fleming's James Bond in Vargr
Authors: Warren Ellis, Jason Masters
Pages: 174
Language: English

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