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As far as movie franchises go, there is one thing about a 007 movie that remains constant. It is highly anticipated, hugely hyped and speculated upon until it finally reaches its’ intended audience. With consideration to the last 18 months of the Covid-19 Pandemic throughout the world, the arrival of No Time To Die in cinemas in the UK this week and in North America next week, has been a shining light at the end if a long dark tunnel, for movie goers anxious to return to cinemas. Think about this…after almost 2 years in the can..and after almost 60 years of film history…the 25TH James Bond Film has landed with everything you could ever ask for.
It may be fair to say that No Time To Die is possibly Daniel Craig’s best outing as 007 even eclipsing the 00 origin story of Casino Royale. What struck me most about it was the vignette like assembly of the various stages of the film, almost like a series of 10 min trailers, melded together in a sweeping montage over the course of 2 and a half hours. It didn’t seem that long sitting in the cinema..Tempis Fugid.
This film is an epic tribute to Craig’s final outing as 007 and it does not disappoint. The Hans Zimmer score seems to mesmerize the viewer like a snake charmer in complete control of the cobra in the basket. The film is visually stunning from beginning to end. The Teaser sequence in Matera gives you action, intirgue, suspense and foreboding of the joyride you’re about to embark on. The cold and barren landscape of Norway set the tone for a clinical, sterile villan’s lair reminiscent of Bond films from the 60’s.
The scenes seem to flow together seamlessly and somehow are jarring and disturbing at the same time. The scenes in Jamaica are visceral and real. You can almost smell the mangroves and feel the mosquitoes. It draws you in with a realism not seen in the past Craig films.
The action sequences are positively earth shattering and spellbinding. They start with a slow burn that leads to a climax you’re often not prepared for. Interwoven is a mysterious and intricate plot..driven by the stellar performance of the ensemble cast. Lashana Lynch, Ben Whishaw, Naomie Harris, Ralph Fiennes ,Ana De Armas, Rory Kinnear and Christoph Waltz all have wonderful screen time that allows the film to move at a natural pace and doesn’t always focus on James bond. It allows you time to reflect and imagine what might happen next.
The standout roles however must be awarded to a Rami Malek as the sinister yet elegant villain Safin and Lea Seydoux as Madelaine Swann. Safin’s disturbing calmness and ruthless intentions seem to permeate right through your skin. Seydoux brings a softness to the often rough edges of Bond and the story develops into a two-sided dynamic with love on one side and power on the other. It is absolutely fascinating to behold the dichotomy of both story arcs as they play out together. And best of all?? There are wonderful Bond Easter strewn throughout for the dyed in the wool Bond fans, with nods to On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, For Your Eyes Only, Thunderball and Doctor No.
It may be quite some time before the next Bond movie hits the big screen. Daniel Craig’s final outing is everything it’s supposed to be. It closes the door and opens the window. There’s just No Time To Wait…get to the theater…No Time To Die gets a 9/10 from James Bond Canada.
Jeff Wybo from JBC got a very special look at some amazing vehicles this weekend at Grand Touring Automobiles in Toronto. A special thank you to Alek Ackerman- Brand Manager at Aston Martin Toronto for giving us a Sneak Peak at the amazing Aston Martins from No Time To Die. The 007 Edition Vantage and the Wide Body V8 Vantage from the 1980’s.
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Checkout our latest YouTube Video… Episode 7 of 007 Minutes. We discuss 007 Trading Cards. The Original Set from 1962 featuring Dr. No, From Russia With Love and Goldfinger. As well, we chat about the 1979 Moonraker Series. Be sure to subscribe to our Channel, and keep an eye on our Instagram Account for a Moonraker Trading Cards Giveaway.
No not Professor Dent from Dr. No. Dents Gloves! The history of Dents can be traced back to 1777, when John Dent established his accessory company manufacturing fine leather gloves in Worcester, England. Today the Dents Collection includes gloves, belts, hats, scarves, and small leather goods for men and women. Dents once again supplied the gloves of Bond for SPECTRE (2015) when he arrived in Rome for a Funeral. Previously 007 was wearing the a different version of the gloves for Skyfall (2012).
You can still get your hands on them to add a little piece of Bond to your day. Find them on Amazon. It’s yet to be determined if Dents will be back in No Time To Die. Time will tell!
Dents leather driving gloves Perforated detail, elasticated cuffs, branded press stud fastening, unlined 100% leather Dry clean only Note: To find your glove size, measure around the palm of your writing hand in inches (excluding the thumb), then round down to the nearest half or whole number
NO TIME TO DIE | Royal Doulton Jack Bulldog
In this video James Bond Canada goes over the Royal Doulton Jack Bulldog from Skyfall, SPECTRE and No Time To Die. Follow @jamesbondcanada Enjoy!
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Jack The Bulldog Porcelain Model – No Time To Die Edition – By Royal Doulton Maybe it was her way of telling you to get a desk job?” “…Just the opposite.” Meet the new No Time To Die (2020) edition of Jack the Bulldog, handmade by ceramics experts Royal Doulton. The new issue has been updated in porcelain, with a new code name ‘DD 007 B’, and is presented in a special No Time To Die box. Backstory. This grumpy faced dog made his first appearance on M’s desk in Skyfall (2012). He went on to survive the resulting office explosion, with little more than a few cracks to his face and some charring to his draped Union Jack flag before reappearing in her new underground office.
After M’s tragic death he was passed to 007 by Moneypenny in a memorable London rooftop scene that also revealed M’s real name for the first time. The black box containing Jack is seen to bear a small label “From the Estate of Olivia Mansfield, Bequeathed to James Bond”. Jack went to live another day on 007’s coffee table in Spectre (2015) and is to appear in No Time To Die (2020). Details. Royal Doulton have loving recreated all the chips, cracks and bumps of this old timer in porcelain and gloriously glossy colour. Like all Royal Doulton figures, Jack is handmade in the UK and hand decorated by skilled ceramic artists. He comes boxed and all ready to growl. To mark his ongoing role in the Bond films, Jack has the reference number DD 007 B printed on his base and comes with a certificate of authenticity. Dimensions. W 8.5cm/3.35in, H 10cm/3.94in, D 15.6cm/6.14in The makers.
Founded in London in 1815, Royal Doulton first began making British bulldog models during the First World War. Jack’s Union Jack-clad ancestors appeared in 1941, symbolising the steely British spirit in the darkest hours of wartime. He was modelled by the company’s art director Charles Noke and was joined by bulldogs inspired by Prime Minister Winston Churchill, and others featuring the flags and hats of the Army, Royal Navy and RAF.
With No Time To Die’s imminent release many new James Bond Books will be released. One of the must haves will be this Aston Martin Coffee Table book by Simon Hugo.
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When OO7 first took control of the DB5 in Goldfinger it redefined the action movie forever, setting a standard for everything that came afterwards. Over the decades that have followed, Bond’s association with Aston Martin has only grown stronger. Bond and the DB5 are the perfect match: understated, stylish and powerful. This book is the official story of their relationship, from its beginning in 1963, when the DB5 was brand new, to the 25th Bond film No Time To Die, in which the DB5 once again takes center stage. The book draws on EON’s and Aston Martin’s official archives to present the inside story of the DB5, and includes original production artwork, film storyboards and exclusive photography.
Deluxe coffee table 11″ x 12 1/2″ format packed with full page high-quality photos.
No Time To Die will be in cinemas world wide in April 2020.
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You can now pre-order The Making Of The Film book for No Time To Die by Mark Salisbury. The book will be out 14 April 2020. Stay connected with James Bond Canada for more information.