sean connery

Uncovering Curiosities: John Boorman’s ZARDOZ

John Boorman’s Zardoz can be blamed for being a lot of things, but predictable isn’t one of them. This 1974 starrer for Sean Connery bucks convention on all levels and Boorman delivers one of the oddest science fiction movies ever to star an [...]

November 3, 2020

Notebook Reviews: INDIANA JONES AND THE LAST CRUSADE

Steven Spielberg – 1989 Indiana Jones And The Last Crusade is the best of the Indiana Jones films. Steven Spielberg‘s adventure film is an amazing piece of Hollywood filmmaking. The script sparkles and the storyline is joyful. The acting [...]

November 1, 2020

Obituary: Sean Connery 1930 – 2020

Sean Connery has died at the age of 90 years old at his home in the Bahamas. The Scottish acting icon won an Oscar, two Bafta awards and three Golden Globes over the course his career. Born Thomas Sean Connery on 25 August 1930 in Edinburgh, [...]

October 31, 2020

Uncovering Curiosities: Sidney Lumet’s THE OFFENCE

Back in 1972 Sean Connery wanted to get as far away from James Bond as he possibly could. He was lured back to the character for 1971’s Diamonds Are Forever but part of his (then) record-breaking payday was the stipulation that United Artists [...]

October 12, 2020

Bond And Beyond: The Career Of Sean Connery

Sean Connery has always had a strength and maturity buried deep within every character he has ever played; a resonance that adds an important layer to every role. He originated the character of James Bond on the big screen and it’s hard to [...]

May 25, 2020

George Lazenby As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

By 1967 Sean Connery had grown tired of playing James Bond  – and the public scrutiny that went with the role. He quit the series during the production of You Only Live Twice in 1967. Faced with the loss of their star, producers Harry [...]

April 16, 2020

Roger Moore As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

Live and Let Die was Roger Moore’s introduction to James Bond and he took a different approach to the character. More of a “lady killer” than a cold blooded killer, Moore played up the more ridiculous elements of the character, and delivered a [...]

April 14, 2020

Sean Connery As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

Originally from the pen of author Ian Fleming, James Bond was immortalised onscreen by Sean Connery. Not only did Fleming’s character become a cinematic icon, but Connery himself went on to become a huge star for decades to come.  When the [...]

April 13, 2020

Pierce Brosnan As Ian Fleming’s JAMES BOND

Following a six year court battle over rights issues between Eon and MGM, many thought that the suit wearing James Bond was now a relic of a bygone era. In the mid 1990′s Timothy Dalton declined an invitation to return to the legendary role and, [...]

April 12, 2020

Notebook Reviews: ENTRAPMENT

Jon Amiel – 1999 The great Sean Connery proves that he still has what it takes to headline a an action-thriller with this slick cat and mouse thriller from director Jon Amiel. Catherine Zeta-Jones is also very good as the co-lead – but [...]

April 7, 2020

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