Friday, 24 March 2017

James Bond stunt driver races his Subaru WRX STI down an infamous Olympic bobsled run as part of terrifying high speed dare (Including VIDEO)

Mark Higgins, who was a stunt double for Daniel Craig in some of the most insane James Bond driving scenes ("Quantum of Solace", 2008, "Skyfall", 2012, "SPECTRE", 2015) , is filmed speeding down the 113-year-old track in St Moritz, Switzerland.

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Source and photos: The Sun / Caranddriver

VIDEO: Subaru

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Wednesday, 22 March 2017

007 Travelers haastattelee: Hans on the Bass / Klaus Suhonen

KukaKlaus Suhonen, Hans on the Bass
Milloin: 22.3.2017 
Bond-yhteys: Klaus on suuri Bond-fani, ja tehnyt Bond-teemaisen biisin "The Game Is On" yhtyeelleen Hans on the Bass:lle.

Kuvat ja video: Hans on the Bass

Hans on the Bass -yhtyeen neljäs albumi "The Game Is On" julkaistaan 22.3.2017.
Levyltä löytyy samanniminen kappale, joka on Bond-teemainen biisi.

007 Travelers haastatteli yhtyeen perustajaa, Klaus Suhosta.

Mistä lähti idea kappaleen The Game Is On tekemiseen?
Olen suuri Bond-musiikin fani ja jostain syystä en koskaan kyllästy kuuntelemaan niitä. Olen kauan kehitellyt ideaa tehdä oma Bond-henkinen kappale. Jossain vaiheessa kun sävelsin musiikkia neljänteen levyymme, ajattelin, että pitäisikö nyt kokeilla minkälainen biisi tulisi jos kuvittelisin, että minulta pyydettäisiin tunnaria, joka sijoittuisi juuri 60- tai 70-luvun Bondiin. Soitin biisin basistillemme Hansille sekä tuottajallemme Niklakselle ja molemmat pitivät biisistä ja ideasta.





Kuka ideoi videon siihen, ja kuinka paljon työtä se vaati?
Olen itse mainosalalla ja tuotan myös liikkuvaa kuvaa, joten lähdin heti myös ideoimaan videota. Myös Anna, joka  laulaa laulun, kehitti hyvän idean loppuhuipennukselle. Videon tekeminen oli täysin talkootyötä, mutta paljon panostamista se kyllä vaati. Tein ensin piirretyn “story boardin” jonka leikkasin musiikin videoksi. Rakensin myös videon “gadgetit”, mikä oli hauskaa. Olen rakennellut itselleni kaiken näköisiä Bond-vehkeitä ja pienoismalleja, joten homma oli jokseenkin hanskassa. Suuri työ oli kaiken kordinointi (ihmisiä sulkemaan teitä, radiopuhelimia, liikennemerkkejä, kuvauslupia, bussi, autoja ym. ym.). Sitten itse kuvaus, jossa minulla oli muutaman kaveri auttamassa, sekä videon editointi jonka tein talven aikana.




Mikä alkuperäisistä Bond-biiseistä on oma suosikkisi? Miksi?
Todella vaikea kysymys, kun niitä on niin monta, mutta jos pitää valita yksi niin sanon "Nobody Does It Better" (1977). Siinä on upea rauhallisuus ja samalla räjähtävä voima joka purkautuu loppua kohden. Aivan mahtava melodia ja tuotanto.






Kuka mielestäsi on paras Bond-näyttelijä? (pääosa) Millä perusteilla?
Kyllä se minulla on Roger Moore. Ensimmäiset Bond-leffat jotka näin olivat Mooren ja hänen “pilke silmäkulmassa” -näyttely iskostui minuun aidoksi Bond-tyyliksi. Hän on myös todella mukava herrasmies itsekin ja ei ole koskaan vähätellyt Bondia, vaikka omaa näyttelemistään onkin vähätellyt humoristisesti.




Mikä Bond-elokuva on paras? Miksi?
"Erittäin salainen (For Your Eyes Only)" (1981). Se oli myös ensimmäinen Bond-leffa jonka näin. Siinä on niin upeita kohtauksia, kuten rättisitikkajahti sekä hiihtokohtaukset jotka ovat aivan mahtavia. Leffassa on sopivasti huumoria ja jännitystä. 




Suosikkimatkakohde missä olet käynyt?
New York on paikka jonne haluan lähteä uudestaan, vietin siellä viimeksi 10 päivää ja kyllä se imee mukaansa. Mieletön syke kaupungissa.

Mikä on sitten sellainen matkakohde missä et ole vielä käynyt mutta minne haluaisit mennä? Miksi?
Kyllä Väli-Amerikka kiinnostaisi paljon. Maisemat, kulttuuri, musiikki ja ruoka kiehtovat kovasti.


VIDEO: The Game Is On / Hans on the Bass





Hans on the Bass:

Anna Wiksten -  laulu
Klaus Suhonen - laulu,kitara
Hans Täckenström - basso
Niklas Nylund - kitara
Pia Manns -  viulu
Niklas Mansner - kitara 
Mikko Karjalainen -  rummut
Tom Westeren -  puhallinsoittimet
Rob Dominis -  kosketinsoittimet

Yhtyeestä:
Klaus halusi yllättää ystävänsä ja ruotsalaisen kollegansa Hansin. He olivat puhuneet paljon yhdessä soittamisesta yhtyeessä tehdäkseen sellaista hyvän fiiliksen musiikkia, jota oli vaikeaa löytää. Joten vuonna 2008 Klaus kokosi yhteen joukon suurenmoisia suomalaisia muusikoita ja kutsui bändiä Hans on the Bass -nimellä kiusatakseen ystäväänsä!


HUOM!
TV-konsertti (YLE5) Aleksanterin Teatterista, Helsingistä 25.3.2017, klo. 21.00:
Hans on the Bass


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007 Travelers interview: Hans on the Bass / Klaus Suhonen

Who: Klaus Suhonen, Hans on the Bass
When: 22nd of March 2017
Bond connection:  Klaus is a big James Bond fan / Bond themed song "The Game Is On" by Hans on the Bass

Photos and video: Hans on the Bass

The band Hans on the Bass released their fourth album  "The Game Is On" on 22nd of March 2017. The album includes a Bond themed song with the same name.

007 Travelers interviewed Klaus Suhonen, who is the founder of the band.


How did you come up with the idea of making the song The Game Is On?
I’m a big fan of Bond music and for some reason I never get tired of listening to it. I have had this long time dream about making a song with a strong Bond vibe. I was composing music to our fourth album when I got the urge to try to make a song for a fictive 60’s or 70’s Bond movie. I played it to our basist Hans, and our producer Niklas and they both liked the song and the idea.




Who came up with the idea of the video and how much work did it require?
I’m working with advertising and I also do video productions so it was quite natural to start thinking about the video too. Anna came up with the surprise ending for the video. The video was made with a minimal budget and with a lot of help from friends, but still it was a huge job. First I made a story board drawing of every scene and then I cut it together with the music to see how it works. I also built the gadgets to the video. I had built some Bond props and miniatures for my own collection, so I had some experience. But coordinating the whole thing (we needed people to close roads, radiophones, traffic signs, permissions, a buss the cars etc. etc. ) was quite a job. Then filming (had some help from friends) and then the cutting that I did during the winter.




Which one of the original Bond songs is your favourite? Why?
This is a tough question but If I have to name one, I’ll say "Nobody Does It Better" (1977). 
I love the calmness that slowly builds up a exploding energy. A fantastic melody and arrangement.





Your favourite Bond actor? (leading male role) Why?
For me it’s Roger Moore. The first Bond movies i watched were Moore’s and that tongue in cheek style became the real Bond style for me. Moore is also a great person in private and has never talked diminishing about Bond. Even if he has joked about his own performances as Bond.



Your favourite Bond film? Why?
"For Your Eyes Only" (1981) is my all time favorite. It was also the first one I watched. It has splendid scenes, like the car chase with the Citroen 2CV or the fantastic skiing scenes. That movie has the perfect mix of humor and excitement.



Which is the best place where you have traveled so far?
I’d like to visit New York again, I have spent there 10 days and the city just sucks you in. A great vibe.

Which is the place where you would like to visit but have not yet been?
I’d love to travel to Middle America and experience the landscape, culture, music and food.


VIDEO: The Game Is On / Hans on the Bass





Hans on the Bass:

Anna Wiksten - vocals
Klaus Suhonen - vocals, guitar
Hans Täckenström - bass
Niklas Nylund guitar
Pia Manns - violin
Niklas Mansner guitar
Mikko Karjalainen - drums
Tom Westeren - horns
Rob Dominis - keyboards

About the band:
Klaus wanted to surprise his friend and Swedish colleague Hans. They had talked a lot about playing together in a band to make the kind of feelgood music that was hard to find. So in 2008 Klaus got together a bunch of great Finnish musicians and called the band Hans On The Bass to tease his friend!


TV alert:
TV concert (YLE5) from Aleksanterin Teatteri, Helsinki, on 25th of March 2017, at 21.00:
Hans on the Bass



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Tuesday, 21 March 2017

Happy Birthday, Timothy Dalton! Born on the 21st of March 1946

Who: Timothy Peter Dalton
Born: 21 March 1946, Colwyn Bay, Denbighshire, Wales, UK

007 Travelers congratulates!




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Monday, 20 March 2017

007 Event: Medway Comic & Screen Festival (1 April 2017)

What: Medway Comic & Screen Festival
Where: Medway Park, Mill Road, Gillingham Kent, England
When: 1 April 2017, 10.00 - 17.00
Tickets: £10 for adults and £6 for children up to the age of 14



Special Bond star appearances:



Jeremy Bulloch as 
HMS Ranger Crewman in 
"The Spy Who Loved Me"
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC

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)
Autograph price: £20.00












Bern Collaço
Photo ©
Medway Comic & Screen Festival






Bern Collaço
MI6 Agent (uncredited) in "Skyfall" (2012)
Train Restaurant Diner (uncredited) in "SPECTRE" (2015)
Autograph price: £10.00













Madeline Smith
Photo ©
Medway Comic & Screen Festival







Madeline Smith
Miss Caruso in "Live and Let Die" (1973)
Autograph price: £15.00
Selfie price: £5.00













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Saturday, 18 March 2017

007 Drink: Nuits-Saint-Georges wine

Drink: Nuits-Saint-Georges wine
Bond book appearance: Never Dream of Dying (2001)
Experience of 007 Travelers: @ home

"The waiter brought a bottle of Nuits-Saint-Georges. After he had uncorked it and Bond had tasted it, the waiter poured the two glasses and left the couple alone.
It was early afternoon and they were sitting at one of the many sidewalk cafés in the old town of Nice, not far from the flower market made famous in Hitchcock's To Catch a Thief. Tylyn had worn sunglasses in the hope of avoiding recognition, but they were no use. An American tourist asked her for an autograph (on a napkin, no less - Bond wondered why anyone would bother) and some giggling French teenagers interrupted them to ask if she really was Tylyn Mignonne."

"Bond shifted in his seat and poured another glass of wine and topped hers up." 

Raymond Benson: "Never Dream of Dying" (2001) 












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Thursday, 16 March 2017

007 Event: The London Film Convention (25 March 2017)

What: The London Film Convention
Where: Central Hall Westminster, Storey's Gate, Westminster, London, England
When: 25 March 2017






Special Bond star appearances:



Julian Glover
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Julian Glover
Kristatos in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Autograph: £20.00













Jeremy Bulloch as Smithers in "Octopussy"
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC


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)
Autograph: £20.00












Jack Klaff
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC




Jack Klaff
Apostis in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Autograph: £15.00
Mr Klaff will attending from
10:00am - 1:00pm















Garrick Hagon
Photo © IMDb






Garrick Hagon
USS Wayne Crewman in "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977)
Autograph: £20.00














Shane Rimmer as Commander Carter in
"The Spy Who Loved Me"
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC



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)
Autograph: £15.00










Kenneth Coombs
Photo © London Film Convention





Kenneth Coombs
Mi6 Computer Operator (uncredited) in "GoldenEye" (1995)
Autograph: £TBC















Alan Harris
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Alan Harris
Man Firing Ghetto Blaster (uncredited) in "The Living Daylights" (1987)
Autograph: £20.00













Chris Parsons
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Chris Parsons
Skier (uncredited) in "For Your Eyes Only" (1981)
Casino Guest (uncredited) in "Never Say Never Again" (1983)
Autograph: £20.00












Liza Ross
Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC




Liza Ross
Mary Golson in "Tomorrow Never Dies" (1997)
Autograph: £15.00









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Tuesday, 14 March 2017

007 Item: Näin tehtiin elokuvat Kultasormi ja Pallosalama (The Making of Goldfinger and Thunderball) VHS tape

007 Item: Näin tehtiin elokuvat Kultasormi ja Pallosalama (The Making of Goldfinger and Thunderball) VHS tape

VHS tape includes:

The Making of Goldfinger
The Goldfinger Phenomenom
The Making of Thunderball
The Thunderball Phenomenom








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Sunday, 12 March 2017

Becoming Bond (Official trailer)

The stranger-than-fiction true story of George Lazenby, a poor Australian car mechanic who, through an unbelievable set of circumstances, landed the role of James Bond in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" (1969), despite having never acted a day in his life. Then after being offered the next seven Bond films and a $1 million signing bonus, he turned it all down...

Josh Lawson is George Lazenby in the film, Jane Seymour who was Solitaire in Bond movie "Live and Let Die" (1973) plays Maggie and George Lazenby himself is also in the movie.

Source, photos and video: Hulu




George Lazenby

Josh Lawson as George Lazenby

Jane Seymour as Maggie



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Friday, 10 March 2017

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are hired to write story for Bond 25

According to Baz Bamigboye´s tweet, Neal Purvis and Robert Wade are hired to write story for Bond 25. Baz Bamigboye is consired as a very reliable source.


Writers & hired to write story for . still deciding whether he will do it

Photo: The Showbiz / YouTube


Robert Wade & Neal Purvis



007 Travelers will publish more BOND 25 NEWS here in the future.