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The James Bond Files

 

 
The James Bond Files

When it comes to the world of 007, there are always surprises, mysteries, and news about the most famous secret agent of them all.

Here, “The James Bond Files” include stories you haven’t heard from insiders and experts, insights into rare Bond projects, and reviews of neglected contributions to the literary and cinematic realms of Her Majesty’s Favorite Secret Servant.


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Dave White Presents James Bond Interviews ~

►   “Past Programs” archived at the Dave White Presents radio page include ~

  • Aug. 17, 2011 – The 3rd Year Special of Dave White Presents with George Lazenby and Vic Flick

  • October 27, 2010 – 007 Special with Raymond Benson and Rob Weiner, editor of James Bond in World and Popular Culture

  • Feb. 20, 2010 – George Lazenby

  • Jan 20, 2010 – Ron Payne discusses the Geoffrey Jenkins reissues

  • April 1, 2009 – Bond girl Max Versterhalt (For Your Eyes Only)

  • Feb. 8, 2009 – Film producer Harvey Chertok (The Impossible Spy) and author Deborah Lipp (The Ultimate James Bond Fan Book)

  • Dec. 24, 2008 – Author Danny Beiderman (The Incredible World of Spy-Fi)

  • Aug. 20, 2008 – Guitarist Vic Flick

►   Wes Britton’s article on the music in the Bond films is one of 40 essays in the 2011 book from Cambridge University Press James Bond in World and Popular Culture – The Films are Not Enough, edited by Robert G. Weiner, B. Lynn Whitfield and Jack Becker




The O.F. Snelling 007 Archives ~

►   The O.F. Snelling 007 Archives, Introductory Notes by Wesley Britton – Special Feature

►   Double-O-Seven – James Bond Under the Microscope, by O.F. Snelling – large PDF file

►   The Disagreeable Dornford Yates – An Essay by O.F. Snelling

►   The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters, Introductory Notes by Ronald Payne

►   The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters, Part 1 – Selected Correspondence, 1979-1994

►   The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters, Part 2 – Selected Correspondence, 1979-1994

►   The O.F. Snelling 007 Letters, Part 3 – Selected Correspondence, 1979-1994




Interviews with Insiders ~

►   When James Bond Met Edgar Cayce – Q&A With George Lazenby

►   Beyond Thunderball – Robert Sellers Talks about Bond and Other Brits

►   Untold Stories of 007, Part I – Writer Ronald Payne Shares Some Secrets

►   Untold Stories of 007, Part 2 – The James Bond Curse?

►   Untold Stories of 007, Part 3 – The Secret Script to Warhead


The Vic Flick Files ~

►   Vic Flick – Bond and Beyond, by David Foster – PDF file

►   Spy Guitar – From Vic Flick to Spy-Fi

►   Re-discovering 007, the British Invasion, and “Swinging London”, Too – Vic Flick and the Guitar That Changed a Generation




The Geoffrey Jenkins Files ~

►   The Geoffrey Jenkins Files, Part 1 – 1959-1966 – PDF file

►   The Geoffrey Jenkins Files, Part 2 – The Second Era – PDF file

►   The Geoffrey Jenkins Files, Part 3 – The Final Four – PDF file

►   The Re-Boot of PER FINE OUNCE: A Continuation Novel That Isn’t What You Think, by Wesley Britton – Posted at Literary 007




007 Resources and Articles ~

►   Behind the Scenes of DoubleShot – How and Why Raymond Benson Put Me Into His Fourth 007 Thriller by Iwan Morelius – PDF file

►   The Secret Origins of James Bond – The Untold Influence of Dennis Wheatley on Ian Fleming, by Jeremy Duns – PDF file

►   OSS 117, 007, and Alfred Hitchcock – A French Secret Agent and the Bond Bonanza, by Ronald Payne – Posted at Spy Wise Blog

►   A James Bond Mystery – What and Where is The Green Jade Mahjong?

►   “Where Has Everybody Gone?” – Forgotten Songs from The Living Daylights

►   The Man With the Golden Words – A Spy-ography of Richard Maibaum




Wes Britton at Other Websites ~

►   Ian Fleming’s Seven ‘Deadlier’ Sins: AVARICE – Posted at Literary 007

►   Review – The James Bond Bedside Companion (Kindle Edition) by Raymond Benson – Posted at BlogCritics

►   Review – Carte Blanche – A New James Bond Novel, by Jeffery Deaver – Posted at Book Pleasures

►   Review – Choice of Weapons: Three 007 Novels – Zero Minus Ten; The Facts of Death; The Man with the Red Tattoo, by Raymond Benson – Posted at Book Pleasures

►   Review – The Black Stiletto, by Raymond Benson – Posted at Book Pleasures

►   Review – The True Adventures of the World’s Greatest Stuntman – My Life as Indiana Jones, James Bond, Superman and Other Movie Heroes, by Vic Armstrong, Robert Sellers, Steven Spielberg – Posted at Book Pleasures

►   Review – James Bond in World and Popular Culture – The Films are Not Enough – Posted at CommanderBond.net

►   Seeking a Quantum of Solace – From W. Somerset Maugham to Daniel Craig – Posted at Dr. Shatterhand’s Botanical Garden

►   A Double Shot of 007 – Devil May Care Meets The Moneypenny Diaries – Posted at Leslie Charteris, under “Features”

►   Battle for Bond Redux – Robert Sellers’ ThunderballBook Returns – Posted at CinemaRetro

►   An Interview With Benjamin Pratt – Posted at CommanderBond.net