Friday, September 26, 2014

Goldfinger Opening Sequence, 1964

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Golden Girl

Shirley Eaton as the murdered Jill Masterson in Goldfinger—“one of the most enduring images in cinematic history,” according to The Essential Bond: The Authorized Guide to the World of 007, by Lee Pfeiffer and Dan Worrall. Click to enlarge.

James Bond, Introduction -- Dr. No (1962)

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Sean Connery’s inimitably suave first scene as British Agent 007.

Monday, September 22, 2014

The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.

This is the original opening to The Return of the Man from U.N.C.L.E.: The Fifteen Years Later Affair, a world premiere film broadcast on April 5, 1983.

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Themes from The Man from U.N.C.L.E.

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Above is the closing title sequence from “Alexander the Greater Affair,” the two-part first episode of The Man from U.N.C.L.E.’s second season, shown originally on September 17 and 24, 1965. This clip features composer Lalo Schifrin’s new arrangement of Jerry Goldsmith’s original theme (featured below).

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Nothing Funny About It

The debut issue of Dynamite Entertainment’s line of Shaft comic books, written by David F. Walker, with interior art by Bilquis Evely, and a cover by Denys Cowan and Bill Sienkiewicz. More information is available here.

Monday, September 15, 2014

“Murder? Cribb to the Rescue”

From the Oregon Journal (Portland, Oregon), April 21, 1981. Click to enlarge.