The play takes place in the luxurious Palm Springs home of ex-actor Lyman Wyeth and his ex-scriptwriter wife Polly in against a backdrop of the first Iraqi war. The Christmas family gathering includes daughter Brooke who has just flown in from her home in New York - immediate shorthand for 'rebellious daughter' - TV executive son Trip oh those names and Polly's outlandish sister Silda, who co-wrote with Polly in the s and now spends most of her life checking in and out of rehab.
Brooke has not visited in six years as she has been struggling with depression while attempting a follow-up to her debut novel and she soon locks ideological horns with her Republican parents while Silda snipes from the sidelines.
Trip, who produces a courtroom reality tv series, is the voice for populism and just having a happy time. Brooke has not arrived empty-handed however as she has brought the proofs for her new book: a family memoir that includes her older brother Henry, now dead after killing himself in a terrorist bomb plot.
Baitz' play has distinct echoes of Edward Albee's more enigmatic A DELICATE BALANCE - married, well-off couple are beset by the wife's alcoholic sister and their resentful daughter - but, while being a general state-of-the-nation play, his work mostly touches on the responsibility of the artist using their family as inspiration, the spiky relationships between siblings both old and young, and of course, the eternal push-pull atmosphere between parents and children.
As I said, Baitz delivers a plot twist towards the end which I felt reduced the play to a soap-opera but I guess it did set up a nicely poetic final scene for Martha Plimpton's Brooke. What I enjoyed most about the production, which was directed with a good sense of pace by Lindsay Posner, was the three central female performances: Clare Higgins, Sinead Cusack and Martha Plimpton.
Clare Higgins played Silda with her usual hard-edged style but Baitz does not really give her a good meaty scene to let rip, this addicted sister was an oddly muted character for all the fireworks that were expected. No such problems with Sinead Cusack who was excellent as the unapologeticly right-wing Polly, a mother who views her daughter as a total stranger - an addition to the Broadway cannon of unforgiving mothers.
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We should have known. We should have known! Good work. September 3, : Five days ago. How do you lie to Jo Whiley? If you encounter a Sam Smith in your local area, your best chance of survival is to run or hide, and tell the police. Blanche Blackwell, who has died aged , was a divorcee in her 40s when in she met Ian Fleming, her neighbour in Jamaica and the creator of James Bond; and soon they became lovers. It was in this Spartan retreat that Fleming immersed himself in a Bond-like life of tropical oblivion fuelled by vodka and cigarettes like , Fleming smoked 70 a day.
Impishly, he included sketches of his friends and enemies in his fiction. Blackwell was supposedly a model for Pussy Galore, the trapeze artist turned leader of a team of lesbian cat burglars who passes herself off as an air stewardess in his novel Goldfinger ; for the film, she is a pilot and martial arts expert. In Dr No , the guano-collecting ship was named the Blanche.
According to a police spokesman, Mr. Shaw became ill while driving with his third wife, Virginia, and their month-old son, Thomas, near the family's home in Tourmakeady, County Mayo. Shaw reportedly stopped the car, got out and died on the roadside. Shaw first achieved movie prominence in as the sinister assassin with granite physique and short platinum haircut who stalked Sean Connery's James Bond in " From Russia With Love. He was also nominated to the 24th Golden Globe Awards for the same role.
She has mildly criticized Timothy Dalton's performance as being almost ''too serious. Sean Connery was magnificent in the role; he added a sardonic, cynical amusement to the character that sold to audiences around the world, but this was not necessarily a trait of the literary Bond. George Lazenby merely attempted to emulate Connery's performance and failed. Roger Moore, who publicly admitted ignoring the Fleming books, made the character his own by turning Bond into a superficially charming international playboy who uses one-liners and a raised eyebrow to escape dangerous situations.
Timothy Dalton, on the other hand, has gone back to Fleming and has attempted and in my opinion, succeeded very well in creating the author's Bond - a real flesh-and-blood man who has doubts and feelings.
James Bond is not a superman; he detests killing and does it because it's his job; he is not ''witty'' and ''dapper'' as the films have so often portrayed him; he is somber and reflective, basically cold-hearted, ruthless, and he takes his job very seriously. When it comes to food and drink, he is a gourmand - he simply appreciates what he likes; because he must usually ''dine alone,'' he insists on his meals and drinks prepared a specific way.
Dalton is presenting to us the most accurate interpretation of the literary character we've ever seen on screen. As for the new film's treatment of Bond's womanizing he only sleeps with one woman in this one , this was a conscious decision on the film makers' part as a response to the current AIDS crisis.
It just wouldn't do to have Bond hop from bed to bed in this day and age, even if it is a bit out of character. I feel that '' The Living Daylights '' is the most mature and most ''adult'' Bond film since the 60's.
John was a highly respected and admired member of the Bond family and he will be great missed. Our thoughts at this time are with his family. August 10th Martin Benson is born--London, England.
He dies 28 February at age Markyate, Hetfordshire, England. With jet-black hair, dark colouring and pronounced eyebrows on a thin face, he never seemed properly dressed without a tuxedo. As well as remaining furiously busy during six decades as an actor, he pursued several artistic disciplines.
Born into a Jewish family in London, he seemed briefly destined to become a pharmacist. As a gunner in the army during the seond world war, he organised entertainment for the troops, and produced a tour of Gaslight in aid of a fund to replace HMS Dorsetshire.
By , he had been promoted to captain and was posted to Alexandria, Egypt, where he built a theatre from scratch, assisted by his sergeant-major, another aspiring actor — Arthur Lowe. Among Benson's earliest screen roles was an unbilled part for Alfred Hitchcock in Under Capricorn Benson played the part again opposite Yul Brynner in the Hollywood film version in He also played the King himself in February , when Lom was ill.
Benson later asserted that "despite the reputation which Yul Brynner continues to enjoy, the more intelligent as well as intelligible performance came from Herbert Lom, notwithstanding a good deal less swagger". Back in Britain and in modestly budgeted monochrome thrillers, he was on characteristic form in Soho Incident as a "big boss" running crooked boxing and horse-racing schemes. Venturing into television, Benson was among a repertory company of actors in the half-hour anthology Douglas Fairbanks Presents , aimed at US television, shown in Britain as cinema shorts and as schedule-fillers in ITV's early days.
Benson also worked on the scripts, where as many foreign settings were included as possible. Another rep company member was Christopher Lee, who called it a valuable training ground. He and Benson made up a comic double act for one segment, The Death of Michael Turbin , as slow-witted east Europeans.
He was a regular, as the villainous Duke de Medici, in Sword of Freedom After a role in Cleopatra , he was an American gangster coerced into taking a doomed car ride with the henchman Oddjob, in Goldfinger Rash innkeeper I tre nemic as Prof.
That's not to mention his induction into the Meat Industry Hall of Fame. The Texas-born entertainer and businessman, who began his recording career in the s, scored a No. The s were the down-home entertainer's heyday.
The show also regularly featured Dean's humorous banter with a "dog" named Rowlf, the first of Jim Henson's Muppets to attract national attention. Live or Let Die? Benson planned the secret missions, scoped out the death traps, plumbed the dark hearts of 's enemies from through Bond went where Benson willed, did as Benson wished, took lives or spared them as Benson saw fit. Such is the power of a James Bond novelist. Benson, who lives in the Chicago suburbs, was only the fourth man -- and the first American -- to write a series of Bond novels since Britain's Ian Fleming created the character.
Benson has left the series to write his own novels, and no new Bond novelist has been named. After five decades and 35 original Bond books not counting movie novelizations that have sold nearly million copies in all, where do the Bond books go from here?
Whoever writes the Bond novels "is going to be in the hot seat," Benson said in a telephone interview. Another is the small number of people in the Bond Novelists Club.
Fleming wrote 14 "Bonds" before he died in at age There was a one-shot Bond novel by Kingsley Amis. It was more than a decade after that when Fleming's heirs authorized another British novelist, John Gardner, to write a new Bond series, and Gardner did 14 novels.
Then came Benson and six more original Bonds. Benson said he had no idea who might be in line to be the next Bond novelist or in what direction the books might go. The novelists typically have set the books in the present day, whenever that might be -- the '60s through the '90s -- but Benson's wish is that the novels "stay in the Cold War.
I'd like to see Bond frozen in time. And no one should expect that, says Los Angeles writer-producer John Cork, co-author of " James Bond: The Legacy ," a coffee-table book published last year.
Fleming -- ex-reporter, ex-British Naval Intelligence officer, world traveler, unabashed womanizer -- started it all with a slim, grim novel called " Casino Royale. Fleming wrote the book in about six weeks at his Jamaican retreat, Goldeneye, then casually offered "this miserable piece of work.
It sold. Fleming kept going back, year after year, to his main character, James Bond, , licensed to kill in the name of Her Majesty the Queen. Bond was Fleming's "dream self," a Fleming biographer said. Bond shared Fleming's tastes, smoked Fleming's cigarettes 70 a day for both agent and author. The Bond movies always kept Fleming's titles -- those titles were gold. But ever since Fleming's heirs resurrected the Bond novels in , the books and the films have run on separate tracks. None of the 20 "modern" Bond novels by Benson or Gardner has been made into a film; all of Fleming's were.
Partly because of that, none of the new novels has enjoyed a fraction of the fame Fleming's work has. Gardner's first Bond novel, restarting the series in , updated the politics by abolishing the Double-O branch of the Secret Service -- the spies licensed to kill -- except for Bond, who stayed on as a global "troubleshooter.
City College. Yet I am proud of my work on the Bonds and believe that the books did the job. Communism was a worldwide threat. Today it's different. I feel as if I've become a glorified policeman. There must be a better way to die. Then he would submit a detailed outline to Glidrose Publications, which holds the Bond copyrights: "I never had one rejected. Benson's travel phase might take one to four weeks.
The actual writing might take four to five months, Benson said. Then editing by the publishers and the Fleming interests. Bond essentially was a full-time job, he said. And the reaction from readers? The hard-core Bond fans, the Internet fans, were the loudest voices Benson heard. They're so opinionated. The new Bond books also are competing with the very similar, but very different, new Bond movies, Cork noted. One solution, he said, could be along the lines of Benson's suggestion -- to permanently put the literary Bond in a Cold War setting.
The books' future seems wide open. There's no announced heir to the Fleming throne -- Fleming's family has announced no successor to Benson. Representatives of Ian Fleming Publications couldn't be reached for comment.
Cork said his impression was that in this 50th-anniversary year, they preferred to put the focus back on Fleming's novels, which are being reissued as trade paperbacks with s-style pulp-art covers. Gardner, who has written more Bond books than any other living man, thinks the bell has tolled for the Bond novels.
Don't "play games" with Cold War flashbacks, he said -- the new novels "should end now. In that case, Gardner said, "I pray that they find a Brit who is a professional novelist with a track record. And the films, alas, seem to have gone down the road to Dumbville.
Ian Fleming wrote his first Bond novel, " Casino Royale ," in Kingsley Amis, under the pseudonym Robert Markham, took up the Bond series for one novel. August 11th Harold Sakata wins the silver medal in the light-heavyweight division of the weightlifting competition at the Summer Olympic Games, London, England. In a series that made an obscure Irish actor into an American TV star. With a role that painted him debonair and slightly devilish. And an image that made him the perfect, obvious, only choice to become the next Bond, James Bond.
But wait. Put the emphasis on the past tense: was cancelled, was relieved. For just when it seemed that Brosnan, 35, had snagged one of the most sought-after and profitable roles in movie history, he now finds himself once again tied to Remington Steele, and he is not pleased.
For most of the last two months, Brosnan thought he had fulfilled an ambition of long standing, to replace Roger Moore as He had settled in London. Thinking he had closed a chapter of his career, he had taken to occasionally trashing Remington Steele and the high life in L. This summer, Remington has greatly improved its ratings during reruns. It takes real guts to cancel one in ninth place. Since then, the legendary producer and protector of the James Bond film properties, Cubby Broccoli, has been making like Dr.
The net result for Brosnan is a career catch Because Remington was cancelled, Brosnan could do Bond. But because he might be Bond, Remington was uncancelled. And because Remington was uncancelled, Brosnan may not be able to be The choice for Brosnan seems clear: Bond or bondage. The producers talked to 60 aspirants in one recent week alone. Earlier Mel Gibson and Bryan Brown were considered but not screen-tested. But the players change constantly. If you are a handsome, breathing male with a British accent, you are a candidate.
Under the circumstances [of the Bond offer], if it had gone a fifth [season], I would have been pissed off…. No risks were being taken. I wanted the show to get a little more hard-edged, but they wanted to keep it like it was.
In fact that show was created by Glenn Gordon Caron, a former Remington writer. Although the series was conceived primarily as a vehicle for her, he got more mail and publicity.
The plot concerns a private clinic in Switzerland, where small nuclear devices are secretly inserted into the bodies of wealthy patients while they are under anaesthetic, turning them into human bombs. An organisation called Chaos Consortium for Hastening the Annihilation of Organised Society plans to detonate one of these devices at the Sydney Opera House while the Queen is in the audience.
Bond uses his newly acquired acupuncture skills to perform an emergency operation and defuse the bomb. They probably suspected quite rightly that Burgess was not taking the assignment entirely seriously. The script credit went to Christopher Wood and Richard Maibaum. That may not be the end of the story, however. When Burgess was in the early stages of negotiating with Broccoli, they agreed that the book rights would remain with Burgess and that he would be free to publish a novelisation of his script.
The opportunity is still there for another novelist, with the blessing of the Burgess estate, to write an espionage novel based on the materials that Burgess left behind. Perhaps Sebastian Faulks or William Boyd, who have both written Bond novels of their own, could be persuaded to take up the gauntlet? Anthony Burgess I — April 10 Posts: 6, He dies 8 March Provence, France. Max von Sydow obituary.
Max von Sydow I — From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Cec Linder. In television, he is best remembered for playing Dr. Another well-known film in which he appeared was Lolita , as Doctor Keegee. Cec Linder — Captured by the Russians, Lieutenant Bond meets the beautiful Oksana, who may be his ticket to safety, or lead to his doom.
But it's quite difficult to know ally from foe, when you've been drugged. April 11 edited April 17 Posts: 6, He dies 14 August at age Santa Monica, California. Peter Hunt The man who cut down He also directed one, On Her Majesty's Secret Service , mistakenly thought of as the worst of the Bond films because of George Lazenby's forgettable The inexperienced Australian model carried the can for the film's comparative box-office failure, but Hunt was praised for his pacy, and seemingly effortless, direction.
Already with a decade of editing behind him, Hunt only reluctantly agreed to edit the first Bond film, Dr No The editing style of the Bond movies was established because, "if we kept the thing moving fast enough, people won't see the plot holes," what editors call "chets", or cheated editing tricks.
Besides editing, Hunt directed some second-unit work on the Bond films, as well as the title sequence for Chitty Chitty Bang Bang Lewis [Gilbert] had made him into a camp, mini sort of villain.
If you look at the film very carefully, Pleasance doesn't walk anywhere, because he had this mincing stride. He was so short that he looked like a little elf beside Connery. I used every bit of editing imagination I could so that he could be taken seriously as a villain. His determination to be more faithful to the Ian Fleming original, even down to the death of the heroine Diana Rigg and the scaling down of gadgetry, puts On Her Majesty's Secret Service above many subsequent films in the series.
It also happened to be the best picture he directed. These are five episodes in a short span of tough life--the life of James Bond, agent number in the Secret Service. John Brosnan Science-fiction writer and film critic. He wrote seven books on film.
The first of these was James Bond in the Cinema His interest in filmed science fiction culminated in Future Tense: the cinema of science fiction Angela Scoular obituary. She twice played a "Bond girl". First, she took the part of Buttercup, sharing a bath with David Niven as James Bond, in the spoof, "unofficial" release Casino Royale [sic, ]. Angela Scoular — When a counterespionage operation in Rotterdam goes catastrophically wrong, James Bond finds himself in the crosshairs of a plot to smash NATO.
Someone is assassinating allied agents, and is the next target in the kill chain. Having kept the peace for decades, the old alliance is collapsing, pitting MI6 against its former ally - the CIA! April 12 Posts: 6, April 12th Society hostess Maud Russell writes about Fleming in her diary.
Spies, affairs and James Bond The secret diary of Ian Fleming's wartime mistress. Wednesday 12 April, I. I am seeing about his rations. Found Muriel used to. So I said nothing but took round marmalade, sugar, butter etc. Michael France, screenwriter and Beach Theatre owner, dies. France was one of Tampa Bay's most successful movie industry figures, starting with his screenplay for 's Cliffhanger starring Sylvester Stallone. That was followed two years later with a story credit for GoldenEye , reinvigorating the James Bond franchise with Pierce Brosnan.
France also did uncredited work on the script for another adventure, The World is Not Enough. Michael France I — France's favorite Punisher comic writer is Chuck Dixon. France told Comicbook Resources, "Chuck's comics had the best crime story tone of them all - they were larger than life, they had huge stylized action, but they still felt realistic.
I had to use a hilarious bit of his from one of the comics - the scene where Frank threatens to blowtorch some information out of a crook is straight out of an old 'War Journal. Though uncredited on The World Is Not Enough , he wrote the first versions of key sequences, including the buzzsaw helicopter attack and the battle in the nuclear disarmament plant at Kazakhstan. On the Hulk movie, he was hired twice. The first time he was replaced before he began when the studio decided to hire Jonathan Hensleigh to write and to make his directorial debut.
When Hensleigh's version collapsed, France was hired to bring the movie back on track. Ironically, Hensleigh later made his directorial debut with another France screenplay based on a Marvel character, "The Punisher". Although he may be best known for adapting Marvel characters, he has also worked with Marvel comics guru Stan Lee to create new characters for film and television. James Bond in A Convenient Lie. April 12 — April 14, Bond, James Bond.
Fast, Funny, and full of Fights Bond, with the help of Audrey, a French actress, and her tech genius brother, Pierre, must confront a bee-keeping eco-terrorist — who calls himself The Naturalist — and his henchmen, Salvatore the Sword, Tiny, and the sultry Miss Bliss, and stop his evil plan to make humanity suffer for its heedless consumption.
April 13 Posts: 6, So will readers who have never entered a casino. Connoisseurs of realistic fiction will particularly note the careful documen- tation of the Secret Service background, the chilling portrait of Le Chiffre, the authentic menace of SMERSH, and the sensual appeal of the girl in 'soie sauvage'.
Jacket devised by the author. With the exception of Sean Connery, John Barry and Shirley Bassey, virtually every living actor and technician from the film were reunited at London's Pinewood Studios where principal photography had taken place in This was literally an all-day event, as the stars arrived at AM for autograph sessions that were followed by a tour of the studio led by Cinema Retro co-publisher Dave Worrall.
In the afternoon, everyone gathered at Pinewood's Theatre 7 for a screening of the film in digital format. It was to be an historic occasion: the largest gathering of cast and crew to view the movie since its original premiere. The digital print was simply stunning and it's safe to say that no matter how many times you've seen the film, you haven't truly seen it until you've experienced the flawless digital presentation.
A clearly moved Guy Hamilton gave a gracious acceptance speech and relished reliving his memories of Goldfinger with Honor Blackman. Finally, there was a memorable photo session as Cinema Retro photographer Mark Mawston posed many of the cast and crew members around the Aston Martin DB5. The event finally ended at PM, with weary but enthusiastic attendees recognizing they had been part of a day they will not soon forget. April 14 Posts: 6, April 14th Joie Chitwood is born--Denison, Texas.
He dies 3 January at age Tampa, Florida. Joie Chitwood. In , Joie Chitwood Jr. Joie Chitwood I — Richard Chopping: Versatile illustrator best known for his distinctive Bond book jackets. Richard Chopping is probably best known today as the creator of dust-jackets for the publisher Jonathan Cape's Ian Fleming James Bond novels.
From Russia with Love , with its pistol and flower design, the skull and rose for Goldfinger , and the slightly eerie spyhole and Ian Fleming's name-plate artwork for For Yours Eyes Only [sic] are distinctively Chopping's work.
Bacon took Ann, Ian Fleming's wife, in to see his own work, Chopping recalled. Although the first edition jacket announced that it had been designed by the author, Chopping later said: He in no way designed it. He did tell me the things he wanted on it. It had to be a rose with a drop of dew on it. We never discussed the type of revolver we would use. It had to be that one.
In the issue of 14 April he read a leading article which put the case for republishing books long out of print. This encouraged him to remind his own publisher that he had several times pushed for a reprint of one of his favourite novels, All Night at Mr Stanyhurst's by Hugh Edwards, with an introduction he would write himself.
In putting forward such ideas, Ian was thinking about his future. He had decided not to, but the appropriate time had now certainly come. Obituary: Anthony Newley. The following year the Bricusse-Newley team had a big hit with their lyrics to John Barry's music for Goldfinger , sung over the titles of the James Bond film by Shirley Bassey.
The next Newley-Bricusse musical, The Roar of the Greasepaint - the Smell of the Crowd, "a comic allegory about the class system in contemporary Britain", had a better score than its predecessor but its tryout in Nottingham, starring Norman Wisdom and directed by Newley, did not prove satisfactory and it failed to reach London.
David Merrick was again impressed, and offered to take it to Broadway if Newley would assume the leading role. Anthony Newley — April 15 edited April 15 Posts: 6, April 15th Lois Chiles is born--Houston, Texas. He dies 18 November London, England. The Adams' hit song, which many loved to hate, was taken from the soundtrack of Robin Hood: prince of thieves. The film world readily came to appreciate Kamen's abilities: he could write under pressure and he was fast - it took him just three weeks to come up with the soundtrack for The Three Musketeers in "He thought visually," said the film producer Eric Fellner and he wrote over 30 musical soundtracks, including those for all the Die Hard and Lethal Weapon series, for Terry Gilliam's Brazil and The Adventures of Baron Munchausen , Neil Jordan's Mona Lisa , The Krays , the James Bond film Licence To Kill and X-Men ; several of these soundtracks were Oscar-nominated.
Michael Kamen — Gladstone hometown hero Clifton James fondly remembered. James played a floor walker in the classic film "Cool Hand Luke" As JW Pepper he gave my first two Bond films a great, fun character. Did he mind being type-cast? Clifton James of Gladstone served in the U. Army for 42 months during World War II. Clifton James I — April 16 Posts: 6, He dies 7 April at age Bucks County, Pennsylvania. Syd Cain obituary Production designer behind the deadly gadgets used by James Bond — and his foes.
Photograph: magazine. The production designer Syd Cain, who has died aged 93, was one of many behind-the-scenes professionals elevated to something like prominence by the worldwide interest in the James Bond films. An industry veteran who began work in British cinema as a draughtsman in , contributing to the look of the gothic melodrama Uncle Silas, Cain is credited on a range of film and television projects, but remains best known for his work in various design capacities on the series, from Dr No in to GoldenEye in Born in Grantham, Lincolnshire, Cain served in the armed forces in the second world war, surviving a plane crash and recovering from a broken back.
During this time, he developed a habit of slipping his name on to the screen among documents provided as props. In Carol Reed's Our Man in Havana , where the blueprints for a vacuum cleaner are mistaken for rocket secrets, he is listed on the papers as the designer of the device. Cain also worked on the Hope vehicle Call Me Bwana , best remembered because of an in-joke reference to it in From Russia With Love , where a sniper is concealed behind a billboard advertising the film.
Having worked as a draughtsman on Hell Below Zero and assistant art director on The Cockleshell Heroes , both produced by Albert R Broccoli, he was chosen by Broccoli to work on the Bond films. Though uncredited, he worked with the production designer Ken Adam — in whose shadow he modestly remained for much of his career — on Dr No , taking over as art director when Adam was not available for the immediate follow-up, From Russia With Love This was the film that introduced the character of Q Desmond Llewelyn.
Cain was responsible for the design of the gadgets issued to Sean Connery's Bond, notably the briefcase with concealed sniper rifle and tear-gas talcum tin. For the villains, Cain also provided Rosa Klebb's shoes, with poison-tipped blade, and the chess-themed decor of Blofeld's lair. With a new Bond George Lazenby and a move away from the gadgets and vast sets of Connery and Adam's later work, Thunderball and Goldfinger , this tried to seem less fantastical — the only contraption issued to Bond is a photocopier.
Cain was the supervising art director on Roger Moore's first Bond film, Live and Let Die , then left the series, eventually returning as a storyboard artist for Pierce Brosnan's debut, GoldenEye.
Contributing to lasting British pop-culture artefacts, he was also art director on the Cliff Richard vehicle Summer Holiday and production designer of the revival series The New Avengers Cain retired as a production designer after Tusks , but contributed storyboards to a select run of high-profile films, including Who Framed Roger Rabbit His final credit was on the Michael Caine boxing movie Shiner Cain was married twice.
His five sons and three daughters survive him. Syd Cain — No uncredited The Road to Hong Kong. Obituary: Sir Kingsley Amis. These forms perhaps attracted him as ways of escaping the constraints of the realistic novel and the expectations of an audience who kept hoping he would repeat Lucky Jim. In some of them he addressed himself to weighty philosophic and religious themes, such as the nature of evil.
Dusty Springfield. But her star was declining. Although she had had some success with a song from the soundtrack of the Bond film Casino Royale - "The Look of Love" , perhaps her definitive vocal performance - her two most recent albums had flopped.
She seemed out of step with the mood of popular music as it edged towards rock, psychedelia and more overt rebellion. Dusty Springfield — It's all true--absolutely. Otherwise Mr. Fleming certainly would not have risked his professional reputa- tion in acting as my co-author and per- suading his publisherss, Jonathan Cape, to publish my story.
Ian Fleming has also kindly obtained clearnace for certain minor breaches of The Official Secrets Act that were necessary to my story. Watermarked promotional letter in early editions. Richard Chopping at work. April 17 Posts: 6, He dies 12 November at age Santa Monica, California. William Holden. William Franklin Beedle Jr. Height 5 ft 11 in 1. With Lee J. Cobb right in Holden's first starring role in a film, Golden Boy With Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard With Audrey Hepburn in Sabrina Before I even met her, I had a crush on her, and after I met her, just a day later, I felt as if we were old friends, and I was rather fiercely protective of her, though not in a possessive way.
Holden, who was at this point dependent on alcohol, said, "I really was in love with Audrey, but she wouldn't marry me. A few months later, Hepburn met Mel Ferrer, whom she would later marry.
Holden's films continued to struggle at the box office however: Paris When It Sizzles with Hepburn that was shot in but given a much delayed release; The 7th Dawn with Capucine and Susannah York, a romantic adventure set during the Malayan Emergency produced by Charles K.
He was also one of many names in Feldman's Casino Royale Holden in The Revengers Film Year. Colin Black Toward the Unknown Maj. Shears The Key Capt. Robert T. Tim Culley Final film role. Arthur Calder-Marshall. In the s, Calder-Marshall took on commissioned work which included a novelisation of the Dirk Bogarde film Victim. Joseph Leycester Lyne alias Fr. O'Brien and J. April 18 Posts: 6, April 18th Screenwriter Ben Hecht dies of a heart attack while reading on a Saturday.
That's after writing three serious Casino Royale script versions for Charles K. Casino Royale: 60 years old. On the run from a lethal antagonist, weaponless and wounded deep in the Highlands, Bond finds solace with a woman who exchanged her job as a doctor and a life in the city for a cottage and solitary life of a writer.
Can Bond find a quiet peace unlike he has known before or will his life choices catch up with him? April 19 edited April 23 Posts: 6, April 19th In a note to Dennis Hamilton, Ian Fleming confesses he must live as an old man after coming close to death during a meeting. For your eyes only: Letters that reveal deepest secrets of the creator Ian Fleming We have known each other for years.
There are no hard feelings anywhere. Ann was later one of the most charismatic society hostesses, her house in Victoria Square becoming a renowned salon where high society, artists and intellectuals mixed. In his letter, Fleming assures Hamilton that Lord Kemsley, the then owner of The Sunday Times , has no problems with his relationship with the former wife of a rival newspaper magnate.
In a touching letter, Ann tells Hamilton that her son, who later took his own life, was in turmoil. Alas he refuses to answer as he says he refuses to owe anything to friends of his parents. I can only pray that it will alter. The only sign of grace is his unhappiness which I am powerless to help.
On July 17, , Harry Hodson, the then Sunday Times editor, criticised his profile of the German city of Hamburg because he thought it was too obsessed with its red-light district. Just two months before his death, Fleming chastises Hamilton for wasting time in his garden. You must know that all forms of gardening are tantamount to suicide for the normal sedentary male. But you should not use such words to a friend. They were unforgivable so I shall forget them. They show that the relationship between the two men became more relaxed and more intimate with the passing of time.
In the aftermath of a major terrorist attack in Tokyo by an Aum Shinrikyo-like cult, Felix Leiter finds himself unwittingly drawn into the investigation. And under the oversight of Tiger Tanaka-the Japanese James Bond-and with a squad of Tanaka's elite operatives, Leiter himself helps to bring down the cult's leader! But now it's up to Leiter and Tanaka to work desperately against the clock: they must discover the secret of the cultist's deadly bio-weapon - especially if they're going to try and avert another terrorist attack!
April 20 edited April 25 Posts: 6, Cabot was in several movies with his close friend, John Wayne. Bruce Cabot — Unable to leave Britain, Mr. He sped up the action; accentuated the banter between Bond and his boss, M, and the equipment expert, Q — the key to Q, he told the actor Desmond Llewelyn, was that Q could not stand Bond — and added innumerable touches that became signatures.
It had to be more glamorous. Goldfinger remained the shining jewel in Mr. The card game that opens the movie or the epic golf match in the middle?
April 18th Screenwriter Ben Hecht dies of a heart attack while reading on a Saturday. During this time, he developed a habit of slipping his name on to the screen among documents provided as props. Newley's engaging rendition of such numbers as "I'm the Boy You Should Say Yes To " contributed greatly to the show's charm, and in he toured England with his own variety show. Simmons is the only person to officially perform the scene, while not starring in the main role as James Bond. He dies 9 February at age Beverly Hills, California. After a stint in Paris painting, he returned to the United States. Thursday, June 16, Add Album) Barnes - Basketball Story
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