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my thoughts on all things Bond
I'm sure most of you are familiar with the Dents 'Fleming' gloves that Daniel Craig wore in Spectre, however if like me, you're a lady you may want some options in the glove department. It's a real shame no women's gloves for characters like Lucia or Madeleine were made however there are some classic options available that have that classy Bond feel. A while back i did a post on the women's Thruxton driving glove, so check that out as well for another option. Although i love the Thruxton glove, a classic black leather glove is what was needed, something warmer and more practical. The Emma women's glove offers this. It classic, stylish and durable. They are also similar in style, with different details to the 'Bond' men's gloves which were worn in Skyfall by Daniel Craig.
i love my Emma gloves as they are so comfortable and warm and are extremely practical for everyday or going somewhere more fancy. The leather outer is so soft and supple and easy to clean with a damp cloth. The inner, which is made form acrylic is soft and not itchy at all, a must. For all of this i think the price is really good for the quality of the gloves. I've left my review for a few months as i really wanted to give an informed review of them. I've worn them so much and even spilt drink on them (whoops) however they still look perfect. I've also worn an older pair of these that my mum had, which still look brand new.
i hope you all enjoyed the post and found it helpful. Sorry the post was late, we ran into some technical issues, however we also managed to update the blogs design, which i hope you all like!!
See you all soon!!
One of the things that makes bond what it is, is the music. The deep hum of brass, that iconic guitar, to more modern, electronic pieces. All of it works (I'll admit there was one suspect piece- lets not mention Madonna's die another day again.) I love the Bond themes and the soundtracks however there are a few that stick out. Skyfall is one of my favourites, the relaxing brassier tones hark back to classic bond and i find the whole affair very comforting. My favourite, unsurprisingly, is Casino Royale. You're probably all bored of hearing me express my never-ending love for this film, however, like the film the Score is stunning.
The music for me, is a little less traditional, however you can definitely hear bond in there. Firstly the score reflects the Bahamian setting of the first part of the film. It has a tropical and romantic feel which takes you away from the real world. pieces like 'Solange' and 'Trip Aces' really reflect this theme for me. Also, listen to the remastered James Bond Theme and catch the bongos in the background, for me these really give that paradise island feel to the film.
Casino Royale is said to be one of the most romantic Bond scores and i completely agree. I think the story of the book allowed the film to have such a romantic score. The relationship between Vesper and Bond is something we've never seen visually as a bond audience before. Being the story which introduces Bond as a rough, unrefined agent who falls deeply in love, you have to have a score which reflects this. The score for me is unique compared to other Bond films, however i think Casino Royale is unique. The story is thrilling, exotic and romantic, all which the score displays.
Vespers importance to the story is also reflected in the film. Accents of the piece 'Vesper' is injected into many areas of the score, which really reflects her importance as a character. Very rarely does music make me cry, however when watching the scene 'Death of Vesper' I well up. The music here is so breathtaking but heart wrenching at the same time , so harsh and then so soft. For me i see every aspect of their relationship in this piece. As well as this, the following piece 'The bitch is dead' and a slightly earlier piece 'City of lovers' really brings me back to certain moments in the film. If i'm honest most of the romantic pieces take me back to the film and the feeling i felt when i watched certain scenes. By bringing you back to certain points, it also brings back the emotion, something very special in this film.
I hope you enjoyed this post and i would love to know your thoughts on the score so leave them down in the comments.
Casino Royale is not only my favourite Bond film, but my favourite film. Everything about it to me, is truly stunning. From script and cinematography to the stunts and its musical score. Yesterday I got to experience all of this live...
Casino Royale in concert is the live screening of the film with an orchestra playing the films score alongside, not any orchestra I might add, but the royal philharmonic concert orchestra. I've never experienced something so jaw-dropping , four thousand people in the Royal Albert Hall, all watching one film, all listening to one orchestra.
Like me you must be wondering how do they play alongside the film without drowning out the dialogue and so on. What they seemed to do is use the same ratio of music volume to dialogue volume that was used in the film and apply it to the screening, by upping the volume but keeping the ratio the same. This resulted in the richness in sound of a live orchestra, with the seamless fluidity of the films recorded score. And lets not forget timings, the orchestra timed every beat to perfection as well as adding music to introduce the audience back into the film after the interval perfectly. Another thing that shocked me was the precision, everything was absolutely perfect.
The score for Casino Royale is definitely my favourite, the tense African Rundown piece to one of my favourites, blunt instrument. The score is probably the most romantic Bond score, with pieces like Solange and Vesper and The Death of Vesper. Another notable feature is the way the theme song is incorporated into the pieces of music for example, I'm the Money, Aston Montenegro and dinner jackets do this all so well. David Arnold, composer of 5 Bond scores and countless films is the master behind this stunning score and he was there to do a Q&A session and to play the famous Bond theme cords at the end of the screening. I also got meet the legend in his dressing room before the show (thanks to the team at the Royale Albert Hall) to talk about certain aspects of the films score and his favourite piece of music from it which is Vesper. I have never honestly met such a wonderfully humble and inspiring person. If you check out my Instagram you will be able to see the photos of me meeting David, as well as my limited edition poster which he singed with a lovely message.
Here is s short vlog of our trip to the city (I promise to get better at this vlogging thing :))
Thank you for reading and i am back to blogging for good, with A levels i expect to do one post a week but with a few more social media updates, so check those out.
Thanks to everyone who's been here from the start
I have finally finished my Casino Royale behind the scenes edit!! I had a few requests for bts's on the Daniel Craig films from my Instagram family, so here it is!! The footage used is from the short documentary 'James Bond For real' which came out with the film.
I hope you enjoy this edit and i will be back with some more posts very soon. I also wanted to mention i will be doing some first impressions on some items and a few bond on a budget posts.
hope you all have a great rest of week,
Hello everyone, today i'm bringing you another video! You may notice that iv'e been loving to post videos recently, this is because I really wanted to try out a different form of media, as well as the fact it gives me more freedom as with exams I am short on time to start doing the detailed posts I wanted to. I hope you enjoy the videos and I fully realise it's not super high - tech stuff. All the videos are vlog style as they give you guys a look into behind the scenes of The Bond Bible, therefor they aren't set up with lighting and whatnot. Everything is shot on the standard camera on an Iphone 6s, and edited in Imovies.
Here's the room tour of my James Bond collection, if you guys want a full room tour of everything else just tell me in the comments.
Thanks for watching, hope you all have a good week.
See you soon
I have had a few requests to do a post giving tips on how to start a social media page/fanpage, a website or blog. I am no expert on these things so don't take what I say as gospel, I have created this list to help guide people and hopefully give a few tips to help them along the way. The list is purely made up of my personal opinion and in no way am I saying that this is the right way of going about creating a fanpage or blog.
I hope you all enjoy the video and gain a little from it.
If anyone has any suggestions for more videos please leave a comment.
I'm back for a quick post, I will be back this summer after exams to start posting regularly again, but for now here's a little something.
After spending some time on YouTube looking at Bond videos and whatnot I found an amazing video which I wanted to share with you all. This beautifully edited video is a mixture of snippets from all three Daniel Craig movies featuring a sneak peak of Spectre. The video itself features some of my favourite Bond moments perfectly timed to hit the beats of music which plays alongside the edit. the beautifully sculpted clips and gorgeous outro graphics make this video great. For me personally, this defines the amazing details of Bond.
After watching this video I contacted it's creator and asked if i could post about it, after a lovely response I am able to share this with you.
Thank you so much to Peter Murnieks for letting me share this video. I hope you all enjoy it and love every second of it as much as I did.
Hello, i am finally back. Just letting you know there has and will be a lack of posts as my GCSE exams are fast approaching and unfortunately Bond is not a priority. i will be posting any cool videos i see every so often and if i can post i will, i miss blogging and cant wait to get back to it after my exams are done. In the summer i will be jet setting on two holidays and may post about those as i may be going to Montenegro, where some of casino royale took place.
Anyway lets jump straight in to the post!!
Vespers Lynd is the ultimate bond girl in my eyes. her story is tragic but the portrayal of her in Casino royale (2006) by Eva Green is mesmerising. Throughout the film Vesper wears an Algerian love knot necklace which has relevance to the plot, which we also see at the end of Quantum of Solace. The necklace in question is a beautiful piece by Sophie Harley London. The piece is crafted out of gold and silver with intricate details and a luxury finish. However, it also has a luxury price tag of £2,280. I would definitely indulge in this necklace if i had the funds. For anyone who is looking for a less pricey alternative that wont break the bank I've got just the thing.
Here is the original Sophie Harley necklace:
Now here is the alternative:
This is Kikiburrabeads' Vesper Algerian Love Knot, which you can purchase on Etsy (click on the picture to go to her page.) The item i shipped from Australia and it took about 10 days to reach me, the shipping is £3.05 to the UK and varies depending on where you live. when my necklace arrived it was well packaged in bubble wrap and a gift bag. The necklace comes in three lengths ( I got the shortest as that is the same length to the original.) The owner of the shop is lovely and kept me up to date with the shipping and gave me any info i needed. To finish it off the necklace is only £15.27 + shipping so its an absolute bargain. The knot is a little smaller than the original, but this doesn't bother me as for the quality and price it's perfect.
Hope you enjoyed this review and hopefully you will now grab yourselves a beautiful Vesper Love Knot necklace whether you splash out on the original or grab the amazing Kikiburrabeads version.
Thanks for reading
In 1995 the partnership between Omega and Bond started with the prodcution of Goldeneye, the first film to star the new bond, Pierce Brosnan. A new watch for a new Bond, plus a new excititng partnership.
The Swiss luxury watchmaker Omega, founded in 1903 is the pinicle of luxury. Being one of the top luxury watchmakers in the world explains why such a legendary partnership has been formed.
Throughout the years of James Bond (before the Omega partnership) Bond wears a Rolex countless times. However the change of Bond evoked a change of luxury timepiece to adorne the wrist of 'the world's most beloved spy.' Rolex, being at top runner in luxury watch markets would seem like a good choice for Bond, which it was however, Lindy Hemming - a costume designer on many Bond films stated, “I was convinced that Commander Bond, a naval man, a diver and a discreet gentleman of the world would wear the Seamaster with the blue dial.”
The original Omega Seamaster with the blue dial from Goldeneye, 1995
As well as the watches Bond wears in each film Omgea have also come out with Limited edition watches in recent years for example for Casino Royale, Skyfall and the 50th Anniversary. Although these watches are hard to find you can finds loads of options and models on www.watchfinder.co.uk were you can buy omega and other brands pre-owned.
In the future I would love to own my own Omega James Bond limited edition model, it would be a lovely edition to my collection and would be a treat for any Bond fan!
I hope you enjoyed this post and found out some more information on Omega Watches. If anyone would like a post on a particular watch please comment below.
If anyone also wants any extra information feel free to also comment below.
I would highly recomend watchfinder.co.uk to find a luxury watch pre-owned. They have a beautiful selection of Omega, and other brands as well as limited edition pieces. They also give you the option of part exchanging your watch which is a really good feature. I hope that in years to come I will be buying my first limited edition Omega watch, which i will probably buy from Watcherfinder because of its great buying options and the recomendations i have recieved from friends.
See you guys soon, I will be back at it this year with the blog posts!!
The story of James Bond Is an important one, it's one of the reasons that the films have stayed with us this long. The 50th anniversary hit us 4 years ago, It gave us Skyfall and many special perks. It also gave us a greatly put-together documentary named 'Everything Or Nothing' The documentary spends time exploring the life of Fleming, the man who brought us Bond. The detail provided on Fleming is much needed it goes back to the books and the process of Flemings arrival into the spy novel genre. The documentary looks at the films production and goes into great detail about the many challenges Eon Productions had to overcome throughout the life of Bond. It shows the intense regime of Bond and how the actors felt about playing the character from the novella.
The Documentary is amazingly put together and a joy. The beginning of it is truly delightful as it is through to the end.
I would say it is worth a watch completely.
You can buy this on iTunes or from amazon. My version is on iTunes as it means I can access it anywhere.