jueves, 9 de enero de 2020

Where have all the good old Bond film preheating days go?


It's almost 22 years since I became a James Bond fan in January 1998. And I'm sad to say I don't feel identified with the Bond fandom of today, at all. Mind you, this has nothing to do with my love to the character. I love Bond in every media, particularly films, video games and books, even the comic books. Sorry to say it, but, should I have the chance to go to Great Britain in April (something impossible to happen due to my miserable finances), I can count with the fingers of one hand those I would really look forward to meet.

martes, 7 de enero de 2020

From the shadows, as a child


Happy 2020, everyone!

I doubt this year will be as great as 2015 was (still the best year of my life since the late 1990s), but it already has two things in common: a new James Bond film is coming, No Time To Die, and it's another anniversary of GoldenEye

miércoles, 11 de diciembre de 2019

'A View To A Thrill', my latest book, looks at the 007 trailers


As this wicked year comes to an end (fortunately), I release my third James Bond book after The World of GoldenEye and The Bond of The Millennium. As you can appreciate, this piece will take a look at the trailers for the 007 films from Dr. No to the resent first trailer for No Time To Die and including the unofficial Bond productions Casino Royale and Never Say Never Again, released in 1967 and 1983.

miércoles, 4 de diciembre de 2019

'No Time To Die' - Trailer thoughts


Yes, Blofeld is back. And the No Time To Die trailer has finally been released today. Before the end of the year I'll be releasing my third book: A View To A Thrill: A Closer Look at The James Bond Trailers, which basically says it all. Needless to say, this promo will be thoroughly commented but I won't really make too much personal statements, so I'll share them with you here, below the official trailer video.

martes, 19 de noviembre de 2019

When the world was more than enough


A long time ago, in a galaxy far away, things were pretty different in my life. It was the Christmas of 1999, and as far as I can remember everyone seemed happy. I didn't have a big James Bond collection, not my knowledge of the character and my dominion of the English language was so big, but I remember that I was totally excited as my dad was taking me to watch The World Is Not Enough, which premiered in my native Buenos Aires on the penultimate week of December 1999.

martes, 5 de noviembre de 2019

Onatopp of things: Famke Janssen and the ultimate male fantasy


A well-known symptom of "getting old" (or growing up) is seeing that your universe is also getting old. Pierce Brosnan, my childhood and favourite James Bond, is pushing 70. Izabella Scorupco will be 50 soon. And today, Famke Janssen celebrates her 55th birthday. This led me to write a few lines about her character Xenia Onatopp in GoldenEye and the importance she had along with the movie itself.

viernes, 25 de octubre de 2019

Interview with the Being James Bond podcast

Read my latest interview with Joseph Darlington from Being James Bond, a great site dedicated to the James Bond lifestyle. Here I talk about my books The World of GoldenEye and The Bond of The Millennium, and I also reveal some tiny details on my third book which I'm already writing. I also weigh in on No Time To Die a little bit.