Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 4

Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 4

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In a previous entry, I mentioned how the James Bond films have been adept at marketing and making sure that every person on the planet knew that a new movie was coming.  (As an aside, I read once that statistics show that around half the world’s population has seen a James Bond film.  Half.  Sadly, my girlfriend is on the other side, a fact I plan on trying to rectify with ‘Quantum of Solace.’)  One of the earliest and better made TV programs promoting the films was 1992’s ’30 Years of James Bond.’

The program featured interviews with various Bonds and Bond creators.  What is now commonplace and on every Bond DVD, (those documentaries are wonderful, aren’t they?) at the time was an exciting and new inside look at the films.  Please enjoy.


Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 2

Eagerly Awaiting ‘Solace’ Part 2

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One thing the James Bond films are not shy about are tie-ins and marketing.  From the beginning, the films have always been released in tandem with a large array of different products, toys and games.  Along with the products, there are always promotional shows.  These programs always include a couple of new clips from the most recent adventure, but also spend a lot of time looking at the old films. [Read more…]