James Bond Fans Celebrate At Pinewood Studios: Mark Mawston Reports

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Bond girls Jenny Hanley, Caron Gardner, Francesca Tu.

By Mark Mawston

The ultimate “Bonding” session once again took place at the home of the 007 franchise, Pinewood Studios, on Sunday 24th September. Those lucky enough to attend were treated to a dealer’s room, a 50th Anniversary 4K screening of You Only Live Twice, at which organizer Gareth Owen read a message received from the e Prime Minister herself, Theresa May, which touched on the amazing feats of ingenuity and sheer technical mastery that went into the construction of the films famed volcano set; a three course lunch and afternoon tea and of course a "who’s who" from the world of Bond from both in front and behind the camera. These included:

Peter Lamont - Assistant Art Director - Art Director and Production Designer of 18 Bond films, Terry Ackland-Snow - Art Director on two Bond films, Alan Tomkins - Art director on five Bond films,
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All Time High: Cinema Retro's Matthew Field Covers The "Octopussy" Celebration At Pinewood Studios

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Once again, Cinema Retro is proud to bring you behind the scenes on a world-class retro movie event.

By Matthew Field

It seemed only appropriate that Octopussy, the only James Bond film with a tenuous link to Wimbledon, should be the theme of BondStars’ summer barbeque on the very day Andy Murray became champion. (Octopussy actor and former tennis player Vijay Amritraj was semi-finalist in the men’s doubles in 1976!)

On a sweltering summer’s day, Octopussy At 30, re-united cast and crew from the 13th James Bond movie at Pinewood Studios where the movie was made back in 1982/83.

The day kicked off with a screening of the Blu-ray master (kindly lent by Eon Productions) in Theatre 7. Director John Glen, assistant director Anthony Waye and stars Maud Adams and Kristina Wayborn, were on hand to introduce the film to fans at the sold out event. Glen told the audience that Octopussy
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Last Remaining Copies! Cinema Retro's Movie Classics Presents "Dr. No" Special Edition Issue!

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Last Remaining Copies!

The Most Ambitious Cinema Retro Issue Ever!

Cinema Retro Movie Classics Presents "Dr. No": An Entire, Giant 148 -Page Issue Commemorating The Very First James

Bond 007 Screen Adventure!

Hundreds Of Rare Photos! 84 Pages More Than The Standard Issue Of Cinema Retro Magazine!

Matthew Field provides exclusive interviews with Ursula Andress, screenwriter Johanna Harwood and animator Trevor Bond Sir Christopher Frayling interviews Sir Ken Adam

Lee Pfeiffer and Mark Cerulli interview designer Joseph Caroff (the man who designed the 007 gun logo) Steve Oxenrider interviews Marguerite Le Wars (who played the sexy Jamaican photographer) Lee Pfeiffer interviews legendary artist Mitchell Hooks, the man who created the artwork for the film poster Adrian Smith interviews Bettine le Beau (who played the secretary to Prof. Dent) Steve Oxenrider tracks down and interviews the Jamaican cast members and entertainers seen in the film Ajay Chowdhury and Matthew Field provide an exclusive interview with Monty Norman,
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Memorabilia Birmingham: David Hasselhoff joins stars of Bond, Battlestar, Doctor Who, Star Wars at UK's biggest collectors' show

David Hasselhoff is to celebrate the 30th anniversary of cult TV series Knight Rider with a visit to Memorabilia Birmingham, which will be his first appearance at an autograph-signing event.

Billed as the UK's biggest collectors' show, the convention takes place at the NEC on Saturday, November 24, and Sunday, November 25.

The Hoff, also known for his role in Baywatch and as a judge on Britain's Got Talent, will be meeting fans on both days.

Other guests include:

Warwick Davis - Show favourite and star of Life's Too Short, Warwick's movie credits include Willow; Star Wars; Harry Potter and Leprechaun.

Michael Biehn - Starred in James Cameron sci-fi movies The Terminator as Kyle Reese, Aliens as Cpl Dwayne Hicks, and The Abyss as Lt Coffey.

Eddie McClintock - Star of Warehouse 13, where he plays co-protagonist Pete Lattimer. Other credits include Bones and Desperate Housewives.

Britt Ekland - Best known for
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World Exclusive At Bondstars.Com 007 Holiday Event, Pinewood Studios

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A lineup of Eon crew, past and present: Peter Lamont, Anthony Waye, Vic Armstrong, Alan Tomkins, Terry Bamber.

By Dave Worrall

Photos by Mark Mawston (Copyright 2011, all rights reserved) 

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The highlight of yesterday's Bondstars Christmas party at Pinewood Studios was an on-stage talk by Alan Church, who worked with Maurice Binder on many of the James Bond film title sequences. Alan showed the 120+ audience a DVD of behind the scenes footage of Binder filming the titles for Licence To KIll, detailing how he filmed a scantily-clad model dancing around and firing a gun. It was fascinating to see Binder directing every move with attention to detail, using a wind machine, filming with slow-motion cameras, and even painting out skin blemish's on the model's body!

Jenny Hanley emcees the Mastermind contest event.

Prior to this, organizer Gareth Owen interviewed past crew members on stage,
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