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Encore To Feature 20 Uncut Classic James Bond Films Nightly Starting Sept. 1

August 31st, 2013 9:32am EDT
The World Is Not Enough
's The James Bond Collection, every night beginning Sunday, September 1 at 8 p.m. ET/PT.

Starring original Bond leads Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton and Pierce Brosnan, fans can join .

ENCORE's The James Bond Collection will kick off with a Special 2-Day Labor Day Weekend Marathon on September 1st, followed by a Bond film each night in September at 8pm et/pt. Another mini-marathon will air September 29th and the Collection will end with Sean Connery's Goldfinger.

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4  From Russia With Love
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Cannes To Screen Classic James Bond Movies

May 14th, 2012 11:54am EDT
Dr. No
Cannes Film Festival bosses are to mark 50 years of the James Bond franchise by screening five classic 007 movies at the event.

The suave superspy first burst onto the big screen in 1962's Dr. No and went on to become one of the icons of modern cinema.

To celebrate the franchise's 50th birthday this year, officials at this month's French film festival will screen 007's debut cinema outing along with its follow-up From Russia with Love, George Lazenby's sole turn as the spy in On Her Majesty's Secret Service, Sean Connery's swansong in 1971's Diamonds Are Forever, and current Bond star D...

007 Was Based On Andrew Lloyd Webber's Father-In-Law

December 31st, 2011 11:30am EST
Quatum of Solace
Ian Fleming based his James Bond character on composer Andrew Lloyd Webber's former father-in-law.

The theatre impresario's TV personality daughter Imogen has revealed the writer drew inspiration for his superspy from her grandfather.

She says, "He's based on my mother's father. He served under Ian Fleming in the war in naval intelligence, and my grandfather is one of the men James Bond is based upon. It's a very cool claim to fame."

James Bond Composer John Barry Dies

January 31st, 2011 8:49am EST
John Barry
Oscar-winning composer John Barry, the man behind many of the iconic James Bond theme tunes, has passed away at the age of 77. The British musician suffered a fatal heart attack on Sunday.

His fellow Bond composer, David Arnold, took to to write, "It was with a heavy heart that I tell you John Barry passed away this morning. "I am profoundly saddened by the news but profoundly thankful for everything he did for music and for me personally."

Starting his career working on music for BBC programs, Barry moved on to arrange orchestral accompaniments for EMI and was approached ...

Sean Connery Snubs 50th Anniversary James Bond Party

January 30th, 2011 6:28pm EST
Sean Connery
Bond bosses have been left disappointed after Sean Connery reportedly declined an invitation to take part in the 50th anniversary celebrations of the superspy series next year.

The Scottish veteran was the first ever actor to portray the suave British secret agent in 1962's Dr. No, and went on to play James Bond seven times.

The series is set to return to the big screen with Daniel Craig slipping on his tuxedo for his third outing as the spy next year to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the franchise.

Bosses at MGM - the studio behind the movies - are planning to mark the milestone ...

Is This It For James Bond? Find Out In This Week's EW

August 5th, 2010 9:15pm EDT
Daniel Craig As James Bond
With MGM up for auction - and no buyer in sight - the world's greatest film franchise lies in peril. This week's cover story investigates what's next for James Bond, and whether Daniel Craig has sipped his last shaken martini.

Up until last spring, it looked as if James Bond would indeed return, but after decades of invincibility, it seems as if 007 has finally been defeated, at least for the foreseeable future. What's holding up production on the next movie is the sale of MGM, which went up for auction last November and still hasn't found a buyer. Then, in July, there was more reason t...

Jamie Foxx Dreams Of Being The First Black Bond

November 21st, 2008 11:59am EST
Jamie Foxx
Oscar winner Jamie Foxx is desperate to make history by becoming the first black actor to play James Bond.

Current star Daniel Craig recently suggested it could be time for the first black Bond in the wake of Barack Obama's election as the first African-American president in U.S. history. And Ray star Foxx has put his name forward as the man to replace Craig when he decides to call it quits - revealing he would inject his own personality into the suave English spy.

Asked by the news show Access Hollywood whether he would like to play Bond, he says, "Of course! I'd put a littl...

Top 10 James Bond Opening Sequences

November 14th, 2008 3:04pm EST
Casino Royale
Opinions may vary about which Bond movie has the best villain (From Russia With Love), the best Bond girl (Dr. No) or the worst theme song (The Man With The Golden Gun), but one thing people can agree on is that the opening sequences have only gotten better over the years.

Here's a list of the best opening sequences of Bond films in honor of the 22nd 007 movie opening today:

10) Licence To Kill

The film opens with Bond in a tuxedo ready to get married, or is he? And there's a ruthless bad guy, Sanchez, played by Robert Davi. We know he's ruthless because he orders Benicio De...

A Look At All The Actors Who Have Played 007

November 13th, 2008 10:56am EST
Quantum of Solace
This Friday, Sir Ian Fleming's James Bond is back in theaters. Daniel Craig has brought a brute anger to the role that has not quite been seen before. In the very least, as we learned in the 2006 version of Casino Royale, he certainly does not care any longer how his martini is served. Craig is under contract for one more Bond film after Quantum of Solace, but what if he does not return after that twenty-third film? What will his post Bond career look like? Let's take a look at all the actors who have played 007 -- rouge film, or not -- and what their post Bond careers looked like.


Roger Moore Blasts New 'Bond' Films

November 12th, 2008 12:07pm EST
Roger Moore
Former Bond star Roger Moore isn't a huge fan of the latest installments in the super-spy franchise - insisting they are "too violent."

The recently released Bond movie Quantum of Solace, which stars Daniel Craig as the suave secret agent, has so far grossed more than $106 million worldwide - becoming one of the most successful debuts of the year. But the veteran British actor, who played 007 in seven films during the 1970s and 80s, is disappointed at the level of brutality featured in modern day Bond films.

He says, "I am happy to have done it, but I'm sad that it has turned so...

Watch Sheena Easton's 'For Your Eyes Only' From 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond'

November 11th, 2008 5:00pm EST
Quantum of Solace
As 007 fans eagerly await the November 14 U.S. opening of MGM's new James Bond film, Quantum Of Solace, Capitol/EMI announced that an expanded CD, CD/DVD and digital release of 'The Best Of Bond… James Bond' was released on October 28. The CD and digital album both feature 23 musical standouts from the Bond franchise's 46 years plus a previously unreleased bonus track, and the CD/DVD includes five music videos, a filmed concert performance and more.

Sheena Easton "For Your Eyes Only":

Just as James Bond has evolved over time, so have the films' memorable themes. 'Th...

James Bond Exhibition To Celebrate Ian Fleming

August 19th, 2007 3:26pm EDT
From Russia With Love
The first-ever retrospective of James Bond creator Ian Fleming’s life is set to open in London next year.

The exhibition, For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming And James Bond, will feature notes by the writer - who penned the original superspy books - on From Russia With Love, prototypes of flick-knife shoes worn by Rosa Klebb in the 1963 movie, and Halle Berry's bikini from 2002's Die Another Day.

The show's organizers explain, "We are looking at the phenomenon that the films became, because they offer another way of looking at Fleming's work. He has a sense of humor, he sleeps with ...

Sean Connery Would Come Out of Retirement For Juicy James Bond Role

March 19th, 2007 9:53am EDT
Sean Connery
Sean Connery wants to come out of acting retirement to play James Bond's father in the next 007 film. The 76-year-old has been "resting" since making 2003 film The League Of Extraordinary Gentlemen, but reveals he would jump at the chance to return to the superspy franchise - if producers can afford him.

Connery says, "I am resting from acting. So you could say I'm retired. It would have to be something really considerable to bring me back. It would have to be an offer that you can't refuse. If there was a good part in a Bond film, I'd certainly look at it. I would never return as Jam...

Notable Quotables

November 18th, 2006 8:30am EST
Tommy Lee
"Someone tried to show me the Paris Hilton tape, but all I saw were her feet and she's got these really, really terrible looking feet. So I couldn't even watch it." Rocker and former sex tape star Tommy Lee on the Paris Hilton sex video.

"He's a strange man, but he's cool." The Killers frontman Brandon Flowers on pal Axl Rose.

"The most embarrassed she ever got was when I got fat... when they couldn't tell me and Britney Spears, when she was pregnant, apart. That actually bothered her more than the other stuff." Rocker Courtney Love on the embarrassment she causes 14-year-old daug...

Survey Says 'Moonraker' Has Sexiest James Bond Line

November 13th, 2006 10:28am EST
A saucy line from Moonraker has been voted James Bond fans' favorite 007 sexual innuendo. Cinema advertising giants Pearl And Dean invited devotees of the secret agent franchise to vote for their favorite sexy gag from the legendary franchise.

The line, "I think he's attempting re-entry", uttered by Q to Sir Frederick Gray while Bond Roger Moore seduced Dr. Holly Goodhead (played by Lois Chiles) topped the poll.

The top ten saucy Bond lines are as follows:

1. "I think he's attempting re-entry." - Moonraker (1979)

2. "I thought Christmas comes just once a year." Bond ...

Eva Green To Survive Her Brush With Bond?

November 5th, 2006 2:00pm EST
Eva Green
Casino Royale star Eva Green is set to become the first Bond girl since the 1960s to appear in more than one 007 film.

The 26-year-old beauty, who stars as Vesper Lynd in the forthcoming film, is rumoured to have signed to reprise her role in the next installment, tentatively titled Bond 22.

Barbara Broccoli, a co-producer of every Bond film since 1995's Goldeneye, hints, "We're already thinking about (the sequel). It is an original story, but it's going to continue part of what the story is in this film."

A spokeswoman for Eon Productions, which owns the Bond film franc...

Italy Film Fest To Honor Sean Connery

June 29th, 2006 9:01am EDT
Sean Connery
Scottish actor Sean Connery is set to be honored for his lifetime achievements at the Rome Cinema Fest in Italy in October. The former Bond star, 75, will pick up the Acting Award at a special ceremony at the beginning of the 13-21 October event.

Connery's movies From Russia With Love, Marnie, The Man Who Would Be King, The Name Of The Rose, The Hunt For Red October and Finding Forrester will be screened for a retrospective of his career during the festival.

Complete list of Sean Connery's film credits

(This news article provided by World Entertainment News Network)

Casino Royale To Explore James Bond's Past

October 27th, 2005 8:30am EDT
Fans of James Bond will finally get a glimpse of the dashing spy's past in the upcoming "Casino Royale". Film bosses have reportedly decided the latest instalment in the spy series will reveal 007's origins. Director Martin Campbell has also vowed to show admirers how the legendary character came to be so suave. He is quoted on the USA Today website as saying: "We're going toward a much more realistic Bond, much more From Russia with Love than we've had in the past."

Earlier this week it was revealed the new Bond, Daniel Craig, is struggling to overcome his biggest fear to play the sup...

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