Saturday, 30 April 2016

007 Filming location: Entrance of the safe house / Quantum of Solace (2008)

Bond movie: "Quantum of Solace(2008)
Place and location in the movie: MI6 safe house, Siena, Italy
Actual place and location: Service tunnel ,Piazza della Paglietta, on the Via di Salicotto, Siena, Italy
What happens here in the movie: First Bond drives to safe house with his Aston Martin when he arrives to Siena and later he walks through the same doors when coming back after chasing double agent Mitchell (Glenn Foster)
Visited by 007 Travelers: 2015 




Mika / 007 Travelers



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Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

Bond driving to safe house
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC






Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC


Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC




Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC










See the whole 007 Travel story here

See more 007 FILMING LOCATIONS (by countries) here
See more 007 FILMING LOCATIONS (by films) here




Thursday, 28 April 2016

007 Restaurant: Restaurant of the Hôtel du Rhône (Café Calla nowadays)

RESTAURANT OF THE HÔTEL DU RHÔNE (CAFÉ CALLA NOWADAYS)


Location: Geneva, Switzerland
Address: Quai Turrettini 1
Bond book appearance: "COLD" (1996)
Visited by 007 Travelers: July 2014

007 Travelers really enjoyed this restaurant. The food was wonderful and the service was very good. We got a taste of the chef's special portion and it was such a nice surprise. The whole staff was also very child-friendly. We recommend this for everyone!



Health-conscious cuisine and café style dining on the banks of River Rhône

Under the experienced eye of Chef Nasser Jeffane, Café Calla offers a mix of modern Swiss/French and health-conscious cuisine, centered around seasonal and locally-sourced produce. Alongside this innovative selection of organic-based recipes, guests will also enjoy an extensive choice of beverages including mocktails, organic cocktails and a variety of wines from the Geneva region.

With its relaxing yet elegant atmosphere on the banks of the River Rhône, Café Calla features a 120-seat dining room, a shaded Parisian-style terrace and an exclusive 10-seat Chef’s Table, all complemented by a walk-in 1500-bottle wine cellar.


















"They sat in the restaurant of the Hôtel du Rhône, among the white napery, glittering silverware, lights glinting off the crystal glasses, the bar pianist playing old romantic standards. Beatrice wore a simple cocktail dress, dark blue with a plunging neckline, bare back and a strand of what looked like diamonds at her throat. Around them, money and rank occupied the other tables: mostly retired money. The couples looked socially very acceptable, and Bond thought of M’s old comment on Switzerland – “Berne is about politics,” he would say. “Zurich concerns itself with money; but Geneva has its faded social circle. If you want to hobnob with Swiss residents who keep their money in Zurich and their pretensions intact, then join the dying breed of Geneva.”

John Gardner: "COLD" (1996) 







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Wednesday, 27 April 2016

007 Food: Curry chicken in Indian style with a mouthful of red wine

Food: Curry chicken in Indian style with a mouthful of red wine
Bond book appearanceHigh Time to Kill (1999)
Experience of 007 Travelers: Self-made



Ingredients:
Chicken strips with honey, rice, yellow paprika, curry paste, onion and cloves of garlic.
Also cream, cooking oil, salt and pepper.








"Dinner was an Indian-style chicken curry that the cook, Girmi, had made less spicy than usual to accommodate the western tastes. Bond was becoming accustomed to the art of eating with his right hand. The Nepalese were experts at flicking a bite of food into the mouth with their thumb. One of the Americans brought a bottle of inexpensive red wine out of his knapsack, saying that he was saving it for Base Camp but knew that drinking alcohol at higher altitudes was not wise. There was just enough for everyone to have a little in a paper cup. Philippe Leaud produced a harmonica and began to play plaintive melodies. One by one people began to wander away from the campfire and settle in for the night."

Raymond Benson: "High Time to Kill" (1999)



See more 007 FOODS here




Tuesday, 26 April 2016

007 Item: 007 DVD suitcase

007 Item: 007 DVD suitcase

James Bond Ultimate Edition 40 disc DVD set
Including Bond DVD's from "Dr. No" (1962) to "Die Another Day" (2002)


















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Monday, 25 April 2016

Yle Teema: BOND, JAMES BOND: Casino Royale (30.4.2016)

James Bond elokuva "Casino Royale" (2006) juhlii tänä vuonna 10-vuotistaivaltaan, mutta Casino Royalen tarina on filmattu ennen vuoden 2006 versiota jo peräti kaksi kertaa aiemminkin!





Vappuaaton viihteeksi nähdään Yle Teemalla nuo kaksi ensimmäistä versiota samasta James Bond -tarinasta! Ensimmäisenä nähtävä Bond on todellinen harvinaisuus, kaikkien aikojen ensimmäinen Bond-filmatisointi. Vajaan tunnin mittainen "Climax!-tv-sarjan jakso Casino Royale" on vuodelta 1954, ja Bondia esittää Barry Nelson

Barry Nelson James Bondina
Climax! - TV-sarjan jaksossa "Casino Royale"





Sen jälkeen nähdään vuoden 1967 parodiahulluttelu samasta tarinasta. "Casino Royale" (1967) -elokuvassa näyttelevät muun muassa David Niven, Peter Sellers, Woody Allen, Ursula Andress, Orson Welles ja Daliah Lavi.

Elokuvalla on peräti viisi ohjaajaa: Ken Hughes, John Huston, Joseph McGrath, Robert Parrish ja Val Guest sekä heidän lisäksi Richard Talmadge laittoi lusikkansa soppaan vaikkei saanutkaan nimeään ohjaajien listalle!



Yle Teema: Lauantai 30.4.2016 klo 21.00


David Niven James Bondina vuoden 1967
elokuvassa "Casino Royale"







Sunday, 24 April 2016

007 Event: Designs on Bond - Celebrating the career of Peter Lamont (25 September 2016)

Peter Lamont
Photo: Getty Images
What:  Designs on Bond - Celebrating the career of Peter Lamont
Where: Pinewood Studios, London, England
When: Sunday 25 September 2016, 9.00 - 16.00
Price£137.00 












The instructions from the organizer:

- If you wish to attend this event you will need to register for tickets. Registration will open via this page at 9:00am on Monday 25th April and close at 5:00pm on Monday 2nd May.
- To give everyone a fair chance of attending the organizer will be allocating tickets using a ballot system, whether you register at 9:00am on Monday or 4:30pm on Friday you will have the same chance of getting tickets. Multiple registrations will be voided.
- If you are successfully allocated tickets the organizer will contact you on Thursday 5th May 2016 with payment information. Please do not contact the organizer before this date asking if you have been allocated tickets.
- The ticket price will be £137.00 (An £8.00 booking fee will also apply for PayPal transactions). Cheque and bank transfer payments will not incur a booking fee.
If you do not receive an email then you will be placed on organizer's waiting list and will be offered tickets should they become available.


More info from organizer (Bondstars.com) here


Special Bond star appearances:

Peter Lamont
Art director and production designer on 18 Bond films

Draughtsman (uncredited) in "Goldfinger" (1964)
Chief draughtsman (uncredited) and Set decorator (uncredited) in "Thunderball" (1965)
Assistant art director (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Set decorator in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969) and "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
Co-art director in "Live and Let Die" (1973) and "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974)
Art director in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Visual effects art director in "Moonraker" (1979)

Production designer in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Octopussy" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "The Living Daylights" (1987), "Licence to Kill" (1989), "GoldenEye" (1995), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), "Die Another Day" (2002) and "Casino Royale" (2006)

Colin Salmon
Charles Robinson in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), "Die Another Day" (2002)

Shane Rimmer
Commander Carter in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Hawaii Radar operator (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Tom (uncredited) in "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971)
Hamilton (voice, uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)

Madeline Smith
Miss Caruso in "Live and Let Die" (1973)


John Glen
Photo: 007 Travelers






John Glen 
Director in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Octopussy" (1983), "A View to a Kill" (1985), "The Living Daylights" (1987), "Licence to Kill" (1989) and Editor in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977), "Moonraker" (1979)











Martin Campbell
Director in "GoldenEye" (1995) and "Casino Royale" (2006)

Michael Apted
Director in "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)

Alan Tomkins
Chief draughtsman (uncredited) in "Dr. No" (1962) and "From Russia with Love" (1963)

Additional art director in "A View to a Kill" (1985)
Art director in "Die Another Day" (2002)

John Fenner
Assistant art director (uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)
Draughtsperson (uncredited) in "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1974)
Art department (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Assistant art director in "Moonraker" (1979)
Art director in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "Octopussy" (1983) and "A View to a Kill" (1985)

Terry Ackland-Snow
Draftsman (uncredited) in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)

Art director in "The Living Daylights" (1987)

John Grover
Assistant editor in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Supervising editor in "Octopussy" (1983)
Editor in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981), "The Living Daylights" (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989)

Callum McDougall
Additional assistant director in "The Living Daylights" (1987)
Second assistant director in "Licence to Kill" (1989)
Unit production manager in "GoldenEye" (1995) and "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
Co-producer in "Die Another Day" (2002)
Executive producer in "Casino Royale" (2006) and "Quantum of Solace" (2008)
Executive producer and Unit production manager in "Skyfall" (2012) and "SPECTRE" (2015)

Terry Madden
Second assistant director in 
For Your Eyes Only" (1981) and "Octopussy" (1983)
Additional assistant director in " "A View to a Kill" (1985)
Assistant director: second unit in "The Living Daylights" (1987), "GoldenEye" (1995), "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), "Die Another Day" (2002)
First assistant director: second unit in "Licence to Kill" (1989), "Casino Royale" (2006), "Quantum of Solace" (2008). "Skyfall" (2012) and "SPECTRE" (2015)

Chris Corbould
Special effects assistant (uncredited) in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Special effects technician (uncredited) in "Moonraker" (1979) , "For Your Eyes Only" (1981) and "A View to a Kill" (1985)
Special effects in "The Living Daylights" (1987)
Special effects supervisor: second unit in "Licence to Kill" (1989)
Special effects supervisor in "GoldenEye" (1995), "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997),  "The World Is Not Enough" (1999) and "Die Another Day" (2002)
Miniature effects supervisor / Special effects supervisor in "Casino Royale" (2006)
Special effects coordinator in "Quantum of Solace" (2008)
Special miniature effects supervisor / Second unit director: Splinter unit in "Skyfall" (2012)
Miniature effects supervisor / Special effects supervisor / Splinter unit director / Picture vehicle supervisor in "SPECTRE" (2015)



John Richardson
Photo: 007 Travelers
John Richardson
Special effects - uncredited in "Casino Royale" (1967)
Special effects in "Moonraker" (1979)
Special effects supervisor in "Octopussy" (1983)
and "A View to a Kill" (1985)
Special visual effects in "The Living Daylights (1987) and "Licence to Kill" (1989)
Miniatures in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
Model effects supervisor in "Die Another Day" (2002)





Neal Purvis
Screenplay / story "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
Written by "Die Another Day" (2002), "Quantum of Solace" (2008) and "Skyfall" (2012)
Screenplay "Casino Royale" (2006)
Screenplay / story "SPECTRE" (2015)

Robert Wade
Screenplay / story "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
Written by "Die Another Day" (2002), "Quantum of Solace" (2008) and "Skyfall" (2012)
Screenplay "Casino Royale" (2006)
Screenplay / story "SPECTRE" (2015)

Don Black
Lyrics "Thunderball" (1965), "Diamonds Are Forever" (1971), "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1973). "Surrender" in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)

Monty Norman
Composer in "Dr. No" (1962)
Composer "The James Bond Theme" in all official Bond movies

Daniel Kleinman
Main titles designer in 
"GoldenEye" (1995), "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997), "The World Is Not Enough" (1999), "Die Another Day" (2002), "Casino Royale" (2006), "Skyfall" (2012) and "SPECTRE" (2015)



Vic Armstrong
Photo: 007 Travelers
Vic Armstrong
Ninja #1 (uncredited) in "You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Second unit director:
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
"Die Another Day" (2002)
Stunts (uncredited):

"You Only Live Twice" (1967)
Ski Double - Bond (uncredited) in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969)
Stunt double: Roger Moore (uncredited) / Stunts (uncredited) in "Live and Let Die" (1973)
High fall on horseback stunt double: Sean Connery  (uncredited) / Stunt coordinator / (Stunt double: Gavan O'Herlihy (uncredited) in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
Stunt coordinator:

"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999) (uncredited)
"Die Another Day" (2002)






Wendy Armstrong (Leech)
Photo: 007 Travelers


Wendy Armstrong (Leech)
Girl Hostage in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
Extra at Blades (uncredited) in "Die Another Day" (2002)

Stunts:
"For Your Eyes Only" (1981) - stunt team

"Never Say Never Again" (1983) - stunts
"Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) - stunt double: Ms. Yeoh - uncredited) / stunts
"The World Is Not Enough" (1999) - stunts - uncredited










Terry Bamber
Unit runner (uncredited) in "The Man with the Golden Gun" (1973)
Location production manager in  "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997) and "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
Production manager in "Die Another Day" (2002)
Production manager: second unit in "Casino Royale" (2006), "Quantum of Solace" (2008) and "Skyfall" (2012)

Gary Powell
Stunt double / Bond double #1 (uncredited) / stunts in "GoldenEye" (1995)
Stunts (uncredited) in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
Actor: Submarine crewman (uncredited) / Stunt double: Pierce Brosnan (uncredited) / stunts in "The World Is Not Enough" (1999)
Stunt coordinator in "Casino Royale" (2006) and "Quantum of Solace" (2008)
Stunt coordinator / Second unit director: underwater unit in  "Skyfall" (2012)
Stunt coordinator / Splinter unit director in "SPECTRE" (2015)