[The live jaguar in the background of this still from 1997's James Bond flick Tomorrow Never Dies was an in-joke by the film production about the famed British spy driving a BMW instead of a British automaker—like Jaguar. There is a deleted scene featuring the cat in more detail.]
Ian Fleming, the original author of both Chitty-Chitty-Bang-Bang: The Magical Car and more famously James Bond, was known to have a passion for all things exciting in life, especially automobiles. His fourteen published James Bond novels are ripe with his view of motor racing and motor vehicles, capturing both the…
The James Bond movies and novels aren’t exactly short on weirdness—Bond’s villains tend to hatch crazy schemes that revolve around hypnotizing women to love chickens. But if you want real insanity, you have to reach beyond the movies and books.
SPECTRE is the 24th James Bond movie, with Daniel Craig back as Bond and Sam Mendes, (in)famous for 2012’s Skyfall, back to direct what is ultimately the best possible result for a follow up film to the Daniel Craig era of James Bond. The trailers were wrong. This movie is so much fun.
Skyfall was the Bond movie that shattered audience expectations as well as box office records. Now director Sam Mendes is back to try and make lightning strike twice. Did he pull it off with Spectre? I saw the film last night, and I’m here with a few mildly spoiler-y thoughts before you go see it yourself this weekend.
Nine days. Nine days until SPECTRE, the 24th Bond film, is released stateside and we finally get to see the Aston Martin DB10, Jaguar C-X75, Land Rover Defender “Bigfoot” and the Range Rover Sport SVR in glorious action.
The crew cab Land Rover Defenders we’ve already seen slam, ram and explode there way through a few James Bond trailers are totally awesome looking. Here’s a big ol’ image for your desktop so you can bask in their awesomeness all day!
Land Rover is going to use the new James Bond movie to sell some cars because of course. This new trailer they cut together puts their Range Rover SVR and Defender crew cab in the limelight, and damn to these things look good attacking each other.
James Bond finding love, meeting his soon-to-be father in law, studying family history, spending time in the snowy Alps, and gathering around the Christmas tree while being subjected to hypnotism - it must be the James Bond Christmas Special, 1969’s On Her Majesty’s Secret Service!
A charming sociopath, an ordinary Soviet girl, a murder on the Orient Express during a long journey, all wrapped in a tense thriller with the players all after the same MacGuffin. It’s not an Alfred Hitchcock movie - it’s 1963’s From Russia With Love!
A planned heist against Fort Knox, a person named after genitalia, a mute man with a killer hat, a British spy with enough charm to turn a gay woman straight, and a villain obsessed with gold. Here’s the fourth best Bond movie ever made, 1964’s Goldfinger!
I cannot imagine a better media campaign for an upcoming film than having the star repeatedly talk about how tired he is, how little he cares about the next film, and how he’ll only do it again for the money. Daniel Craig is the best possible salesman for Spectre.
Audiences cheered when the 1964 Aston Martin DB5, fully laden with gadgets, reappeared in the James Bond franchise with 2012’s Skyfall after first appearing in Goldfinger. Along with the DB5, SPECTRE will have another automotive connection to one of the best Bond films of all time.
We’re just about a month away from the newest James Bond film, Spectre, and Sony figured we could use one more trailer to raise our collective excitement just a little higher. It worked.
Britain and Russia teaming up to stop an evil megalomaniac anarchist from launching the nuclear holocaust by capturing the superpowers’ submarine fleets in the midst of the Cold War? It can only be the tenth James Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me!
To be fair, so can your car, and it doesn’t even have to be an Aston Martin. But it sure as hell won’t do it this gracefully.
A story centered around captured orbiting spacecraft, James Bond turning Japanese (?) and getting married, a finale that take place entirely in a volcano, and at long-last, the reveal of Blofeld! You Only Live Twice takes the Bond franchise to a whole other level.
Being in SPECTRE is a huge deal for both Jaguar Land Rover and Aston Martin, and both companies did their best to supply the producers with the most amazing vehicles James Bond has ever seen. But they are for your eyes only.
A world without a Soviet Union, the economic boom, the personal computer and the introduction of the internet! It’s the 1990s, baby, and Bond is back with a new actor, a female boss, and questionable relevance. Oh boy, does GoldenEye manage to juggle a lot.