Arkiv | april, 2011

Prins William köra en tur med fru Catherine i James Bond stil i en öppen Aston Martin.

30 Apr

prins_william.jpg
 Prins Williams and

Prins William överraskade allmänheten utanför Buckingham palace genom att köra en tur med sin nygifta fru Catherine i James Bond stil i en öppen Aston Martin.

 

http://svenska.yle.fi/nyheter/artikel.php?id=214831

 

Pinewood backs Whittaker as billionaires battle for James Bond studio

28 Apr

Peel makes 200p/shr offer for rest of Pinewood

* Represents premium of 22 pct to Pinewood’s April 7 close

* Rival bid difficult, but possible – analysts

* Shares down nearly 4 percent (Adds details of Peel owner in paragraph 1, Al Fayed background in paragraph 8)

BANGALORE, April 27 (Reuters) – Pinewood Shepperton agreed to be bought by largest shareholder and property tycoon John Whittaker, after his investment firm sweetened its bid for the James Bond studio to 96 million pounds, in a bid to ward off a late challenge from billionaire Mohamed Al Fayed.

The 75-year-old studio, which is also home to the Batman and the Pirates of the Caribbean films, recommended a 200 pence per share cash offer.

The offer for Pinewood, whose chairman Michael Grade was under the spotlight last year after its second largest shareholder Crystal Amber Fund demanded his resignation, represents a 22 percent premium to Pinewood’s April 7 close.

http://www.reuters.com/article/2011/04/27/pinewood-peel-idUSL3E7FR1A520110427

Ian Flemings "Vesper" Dry Martini serverat i champagneglas?

26 Apr

Ian Flemings ”Vesper” Dry Martini serverat i champagneglas?

Skakad men inte rörd

Casino Royal. I kapitel 7 sitter Bond tillsammans med Felix Leiter i en bar. Det är då vår hjälte beställer en Vodka Martini, skakad men inte rörd. Men det är inte vilken Martini som helst. Den skall bestå av följande ingredienser:

  • Tre mått Gordons gin

  • Ett mått vodka

  • Ett halvt mått Kina Lillet

Serveras i ett djupt champagneglas dekorerad med ett citronskal.

Vesper in Casino Royale by Ian Fleming 1953.

6 delar Gordon´s gin
2 delar Smirnoff vodka
1 del Kina Lillet

Skaka ingredienserna med is i en cocktailshaker.
Sila ner i ett väl kylt cocktailglas.
Gnid citronsaft på glaskanten.
Garnera med citronzest.

Det ska vara Gordon´s gin och Smirnoff vodka enligt på Ian Flemmings James Bond. 

http://www.007museum.com/kina_lillet_bond.htm

James Bond and Bentley link up for new book

26 Apr

A limited edition of the new James Bond book has been created by designers at Bentley Motors in Cheshire.

The Crewe-based company was approached by publishers Hodder & Stoughton to design the luxury edition, which is being marketed a month ahead of the publication date.

It follows similar work that Bentley did on previous Bond novel, Devil May Care, written by Sebastian Faulks.

This latest book, Carte Blanche, by Jeffery Deaver, sees the return of the Bentley marque.

A team of 7 people submitted proposals for the edition and the final design came from Bentley senior designer Brett Boydell:

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“As a designer it doesn’t get much better than a brief of ‘Carte Blanche’! The design features radical concepts that we feel reflect the name of the book, the ideas inherent in the Bond legacy, and the design principles we are passionate about.”

There will be 500 copies of the Bentley-designed book, costing £1,000 each. The case, made from polished aluminum is inspired by the deserts of Dubai, one of the locations where the spy finds himself.

The book itself is bound in white Nappa leather and the title, author’s name and Bentley logo are embossed into the front and foil-blocked onto the spine.

The most dramatic feature is a die-cut bullet hole piercing the pages of the book and hidden within them is a single, polished 9mm bullet, each one individually numbered to match the book.

“Bond destroys as well as he creates and saves.  It was this element I needed to convey in my design. The reader has the excitement of finding the bullet housed in the centre of the pages with the text positioned so that the reading experience is undisturbed. I hope they find the book as exciting to hold and look at as the unfolding drama itself,” added Boydell.

http://www.how-do.co.uk/north-west-media-news/north-west-marketing-services/james-bond-and-bentley-link-up-for-new-book-2011042610849/

Former Harrods boss poised to make an offer on James Bond studios

26 Apr

The name’s Al Fayed, Mohamed Al Fayed: Former Harrods boss poised to make an offer on James Bond studios.

Colourful Fulham football club chairman Mohamed Al Fayed is seeking to become a movie mogul.

The former owner of Harrods department store is set to put in a bid for Pinewood Shepperton PLC – the film studio behind such blockbusters as the James Bond and Harry Potter franchises.  

Mr Al Fayed today confirmed he is considering an ‘all-cash’ bid for the historic UK studios after Pinewood had earlier announced it had received an £87.8million takeover offer from its largest shareholder, Peel Holdings Ltd. 

Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-1379332/Former-Harrods-boss-Mohamed-Al-Fayed-make-offer-James-Bond-studios.html#ixzz1KdnSiuZs

James Bond satsar på "eget" Bondglas

25 Apr

Varför inte hjälpa till att göra det roligare i tråkiga tider. Om jag på något sätt kan hjälpa glasindustrin vill jag göra det, säger Gunnar Schäfer som satsar på att sälja glas med 007-gravyr…

James Bond-fantasten Gunnar Schäfer vill dra sitt strå till stacken för att stötta Orrefors Kosta Boda genom att sälja champagneglas med 007-gravyr.

Gunnar Schäfer förenar sitt intresse för den brittiske roman- och filmagenten James Bond och satsar på att sätta Glasriket, och inte minst sitt James Bond-museum i Nybro, på kartan.

– Jag har försökt att få kontakt med Torsten Jansson för att kunna samarbeta med Orrefors Kosta Boda men tyvärr har jag inte fått något svar. Det kanske kan bli något samarbete framöver, säger Gunnar Schäfer som nu på egen hand lanserar en kollektion.

Graverar själv

Han står själv för att förse glasen med 007-gravyren.

– Jag köper glas från Orrefors som jag sedan blästrar och graverar själv. Allt går att göra för hand.

http://www.ostran.se/nyheter/nybro/satsar_paa_eget_bondglas

Labero besökte Bond

23 Apr

Labero besökte Bond

Drack champagne och spelade roulette tillsammans med

familjen.

Magikern Joe Labero besökte Gunnar James Bond Schäfer och hans 007-museum i lördags, både före och efter sin show på Sveavallen i Nybro. – Vi jobbar lite med samma saker, säger Joe Labero.  Foto: Privat/James Bond 007-museum

 

http://www.ostran.se/nyheter/nybro/labero_besoekte_bond