As a yearly subscriber to MI6 Confidential, as soon as I receive an email notification that an issue is available, I know I’ll be receiving said issue shortly thereafter. Sent in a plain brown mailing envelope and several Royal Mail stamps, here’s the cover that came into view as I pulled the magazine out of the large envelope:
Editor Hugh Maddocks introduced the Issue 31 with the following, “GoldenEye understandably holds an important place in the minds of Bond aficionados and was a milestone in many ways. It introduced Pierce Brosnan and Dame Judi Dench, conducted the franchise’s first experiment with CGI, and as its director tells us, honoured all that had gone before by explicitly harking back to the fun and adventure of the ‘60s 007 outings…”
With the movie set to celebrate its 20th anniversary, the issue begins with a retrospective of Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye estate in Jamaica. If you are interested in learning more about Fleming’s life at his home away from London, then check out Matthew Parker’s 2014 book, Goldeneye. Where Bond Was Born: Ian Fleming’s Jamaica (my review is here).
After a six year hiatus and many people questioning whether James Bond would actually be back to the silver screen, The GoldenEye Dossier writer Nicolas Suszczy evaluates the 17th film that breathed new life into the franchise and introduced a new James Bond to the world.
Other features in the magazine include an interview with director Martin Campbell, in depth articles regarding the second unit direction, shooting the pre-title sequence, model effects, Bond Girls Isabella Scorupco (Natalya Simonova) and Famke Janssen (Xenia Onatopp), gadgets, and well, several other goodies.
Issues are still available at the MI6 Confidential website, but don’t wait long. These beauties go quick!
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