Arkiv | maj, 2013

Sony considers proposal to sell piece of entertainment unit of James Bond movies

22 Maj

Sony Corp.’s board is considering a proposal from a major shareholder to sell as much as 20 percent of its entertainment business, which includes the Sony movie studio, according to various reports, including BLOOMBERG.COM, THE NEW YORK TIMES and THE HOLLYWOOD REPORTER.

The Columbia Pictures unit of Sony has released the last three James Bond movies from 2006 through 2012 and is contracted to distribute the next film, Bond 24, whenever it comes out.

The proposal to sell a piece of the entertainment business was made last week by investor Daniel Loeb and his Third Point LLC, which holds a 6.5 percent stake in Sony. An excerpt from the Hollywood Reporter story citing Sony Corp. CEO Kaz Hirai:

 

http://hmssweblog.wordpress.com/2013/05/22/sony-considers-proposal-to-sell-piece-of-entertainment-business/?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=facebook

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond – Features – N by Norwegian

20 Maj

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond – Features – N by Norwegian.

Sweden have ABBA Euro Vision and James Bond Gunnar Schäfer in James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro.

20 Maj

Sweden Euro Vision Cultural – ABBA

ABBA JAMNES BOND MUSEUM

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Meet the Scandinavian James Bond Cultural

The name’s Bond. Gunnar Bond. Licensed to… operate a Bond museum above a car-parts shop in Nybro Read More

 

 

http://www.norwegian.com/magazine/features/tags/cultural

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond

20 Maj

Meet the Scandinavian James Bond

The name’s Bond. Gunnar James  Bond. Licensed to… operate a Bond museum above a car-parts shop in Nybro Sweden.

The glamorous destination is a staple of the James Bond movie. But my quest for 007 has led me to the small Swedish city of Nybro, population 13,000, and to an auto shop on an industrial estate.

When I arrive, snowflakes still melting on my clothes, I enter to find the place deserted and silent. I decide to take a look around. On the left-hand side of the garage space are shelves stacked with regular car accessories: brake disks, replacement headlamps, plastic bottles of motor oil and the like. Over on the other side of the room, however, things get considerably more interesting – there are martini glasses, packs of playing cards, bottles of aftershave, books, posters and other items of merchandise, every little bit of it etched, emblazoned, stamped or printed with a 007TM logo. Engrossed in all the Bond paraphenalia, I’m startled when a figure appears at the back of the workshop, scaring the living daylights out of me.

It’s Bond.

I resist the urge to say I’ve been expecting him, and stretch out my hand in greeting. This is the man formerly known as Gunnar Schäfer, but following a successful change of name in 2007, now Gunnar Bond James Schäfer. To colleagues and locals, it’s plain Mr Bond, including at the neighbourhood pizzeria, where he convinced the owners to create a special 007 pizza.

The 56-year-old Swede actually makes a very passable, Timothy Daltonesque Bond – he’s slim and strong looking, with a chiselled jaw and sweptback hair – but this is obviously a dress-down day. Instead of the tuxedo, he’s wearing a black zip-up cardigan and plain black trousers, like something Bond might wear after an alpine ski session. Or a day spent doing odd jobs in a shop that sells car parts.

It’s not just a car-parts shop though – the space also doubles as Gunnar’s very own James Bond museum and gift shop. ”I thought we could start with a little video,” he says and leads me through to a 20-seat cinema. From the self-produced film that follows, it becomes clear that this Bond thing is more than just a hobby.

He drives a car with the number plate 007 JB. He named his house GoldenEye, after Bond author Ian Fleming’s Jamaican residence, and has the number 007 above the door. Confusingly, he actually lives at number ten.

Gunnar dates the start of his obsession to 1965, when his older brother took him to see his first Bond film. Its fruition didn’t come until almost 40 years later, when in 2003 he opened his museum.

The impressive collection runs to some 40,000 pieces and includes a pistol used in The Man with the Golden Gun, a 007 toilet with Bond silhouette in mosaic on the floor, and a bar area, where vodka martinis are served to Bond fans and non-fans alike, along with the opportunity to play blackjack in Gunnar’s mini Casino Royale.

Fittingly for a man with a front as a car-parts salesman, the best exhibits are the vehicles. As well as a racing-green Jaguar E-type made in 1962 – the same year Dr No was released – Gunnar owns the actual metallic blue BMW Z3 Pierce Brosnan drove for the filming of GoldenEye. This car, Gunnar says, is the single most expensive item in a collection he estimates to be worth between SEK5 and SEK10 million (€590,000-€1.18m).

As we chat, he opens up more about the reasons for wanting to be like Bond and his creator Ian Fleming, who he affectionately calls ”Papa Fleming”.

”When I was two years old, my dad went to Germany to find his relatives,” he explains. ”We never heard anything from him again. Interpol searched for him for 10 years before they declared him dead. I still don’t know what happened to him.

”I became fascinated with Fleming’s stories and started comparing Fleming with my dad. I don’t know what my dad experienced, but I could dream that Fleming’s stories matched with his.”

Although he’s never stopped searching for clues about the past, Gunnar has his sights set on the future. His website attracts millions of Bond fans every year and he’s hoping to take some of his exhibits on tour to other parts of the world.

He’s even going to start making more appearances as a lookalike. And, of course, he wants to collect more stuff. For a Bond obsessive like Gunnar, it seems the world is not enough.  www.007museum.com

Norwegian’s inflight magazine april 2013 intevju with James Bond in his James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro. Page 28-29

Norwegian’s inflight magazine april 2013 intevju with James Bond in his James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro. Page 28-29

Kronprinsessan Victoria närvarade på Världsdiabetesdagen. Bikinin som Izabella Scorupco använde i Bond-filmen Golden Eye. Köpare var James Bond Gunnar Schäfer som är ägare av världens enda James Bond 007 Museum Sverige Nybro.

20 Maj

Världsdiabetesdagen. som Izabella Scorupco bikini använde i Bond-filmen Golden Eye

Kändisar på auktion med Victoria http://www.007museum.com/izabella_bikini.htm

Kronprinsessan Victoria närvarade på onsdagskvällen vid en välgörenhetsauktion på Världsdiabetesdagen.

Kronprinsessan Victoria närvarade på onsdagskvällen vid en välgörenhetsauktion på Världsdiabetesdagen.
Bland annat Izabella Scorupcos bikini, som användes i Bond-filmen Golden Eye, såldes för 25 000 kronor.

Kronprinsessan Victoria närvarade på onsdagskvällen vid en välgörenhetsauktion på Världsdiabetesdagen.

Kronprinsessan Victoria närvarade på onsdagskvällen vid en välgörenhetsauktion på Världsdiabetesdagen.
Bland annat Izabella Scorupcos bikini, som användes i Bond-filmen Golden Eye, såldes för 25 000 kronor.

Kronprinsessan Victoria närvarade på onsdagskvällen vid en välgörenhetsauktion på Världsdiabetesdagen.

Bland annat Izabella Scorupcos bikini, som användes i Bond-filmen Golden Eye, såldes för 25 000 kronor.
Köpare var James Bond Gunnar Schäfer som är ägare av världens enda James Bond 007 Museum Sverige Nybro.

Barndiabetesfonden fick totalt in 1 155 000 kronor till sin forskning under kvällen

Kronprinsessan Victoria närvarar  vid en välgörenhetsauktion på Världsdiabetesdagen. Bland annat kommer en bikini som Izabella Scorupco använde i Bond-filmen Golden Eye att auktioneras ut. Pengarna går till forskning.

http://www.expressen.se/nyheter/kandisar-pa-auktion-med-victoria/

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Årets meste lantis är Ockelbosonen Daniel Westling.. Gunnar Bond, Kalmar, har skapat världens enda James Bondmuseum

19 Maj

Kalmar län har tre lantisar med på tidningen Lands lista över årets 100 mesta lantisar i Sverige 2009.

 

30. Gunnar Bond, Kalmar, har skapat världens enda James Bondmuseum.

 

Foto: Scanpix

Lantis.

Årets meste lantis är Ockelbosonen Daniel Westling.

Kalmar läns lantisar:

30. Gunnar Bond, Kalmar, har skapat världens enda James Bondmuseum.

62. Anders Lilja, Ålem, tog för fjärde året i rad hand om titeln Svensk mästare i pumpaodling,

63. Bertil Apsenäs, Bergkvara, fick 100 000 kr i pris av världsnaturfonden för sin pionjärinsats för att minska saltläckaget från åkrarna ut i vattendragen.

Hela listan:

1 Daniel Westling, från Ockelbo, vann kronprinsessan och halva kungariket (nåja) och svingade sig slutgiltigt upp från gymmet till de riktigt fina salongerna.

 

http://www.barometern.se/nyheter/kalmar/arets-lantisar-korade(1699871).gm

On the way in aircraft with Norwegian Air, Mr. Bond … James Bond Gunnar Schäfer sitting in the airplane and read Norwegian magazine about myself

19 Maj

On the way in aircraft with Norwegian Air, Mr. Bond … James Bond Gunnar Schäfer sitting in the airplane and read Norwegian magazine about myself from Malaga to Copenhagen bond_norwegianairplane

On the way in aircraft with Norwegian Air, Mr. Bond ... James Bond Gunnar Schäfer sitting in the airplane and read Norwegian magazine about myself from Malaga to Copenhagen

On the way in aircraft with Norwegian Air, Mr. Bond … James Bond Gunnar Schäfer sitting in the airplane and read Norwegian magazine about myself from Malaga to Copenhagen

 

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

Pierce Brosnan 60 year 16 maj played James Bond four times. Salute from James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro

16 Maj

Pierce Brosnan 60 year 16 maj played James Bond four times. Salute from James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro.

Pierce Brosnan Profile

Name : Pierce Brosnan Birth Name : Pierce Brendan      Brosnan Nickname : James Bond, 007 Birth Date : May 16, 1953 Birth Place : Drogheda, County Louth, Ireland Sex : Male Nationality : Irish Height : 6′ 1½” (1.87 m) Weight : 170 Pounds Hair Color : Black Eye Color : Blue Zodiac Sign : Taurus Sexual Orientation : Straight Race or Ethnicity : White Religion : Roman Catholic Profession : Actor, Film Producer and Environmentalist Major Genres : Comedy, Drama, Adventure, Crime First Major Screen Credit : Remington Steele High School : Elliott Comprehensive School, London, England Wife : Keely Shaye Smith (TV Reporter ) , Sandra Colleen Waites      Harris Girlfriend : Philip Smith Father : Thomas Brosnan ( Carpenter) Mother : May Smith ( Nurse ) Daughter : Charlotte Harris Son : Paris Beckett Brosnan, Dylan Thomas Brosnan, Christopher      Harris Career Highlights : Remington Steele, Goldeneye,      The Thomas Crown Affair, Tomorrow Never Dies , The World Is Not Enough,       Die Another Day,      Mamma Mia Claim to Fame : As Remington Steele in TV series TV commercial : Ferrero Rocher, L’Oreal, Sagres , James Bond for      the 21st Century, Visa Magazine Covers : Cinema, Parade, Goethe, Gossip, People Weekly Hollywood Walk of Fame : 7021      Hollywood Blvd.
James Bomd 007 Agent 17.Goldeneye18.Tomorrow Never Dies 19.The World Is Not Enough20.Die Another Day

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

German from Silver Valley fled from the world war 2. ”I would rather die at sea than in Russia” said James Bonds dad…

14 Maj

German from Silver Valley fled from the world war 2.

Low 8 hours in the Sound of ice water.

”I would rather die at sea than in Russia”

I'll still die in Russia, a bullet will kill me, I may as well die in the sea.

I’ll still die in Russia, a bullet will kill me, I may as well die in the sea.
So said the 46-year-old Silver Valley shoemaker Johannes Schaefer
to himself for 14 years ago, stepped out into the Sound and ran from
War Denmark to freedom in Sweden.

Gunnar James Bond Schäfer has been looking for his father Johannes since 1959 but has now found a newspaper clipping from 1959.

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

 

 

Tysk i Silverdalen flydde från kriget. ”Jag ville hellre dö i havet än i Ryssland” James Bonds pappa berättar…

14 Maj

Tysk i Silverdalen flydde från kriget.

Låg 8 timmar i  Öresunds isvatten.

”Jag ville hellre dö i havet ån i  Ryssland”

Jag ska ändå dö i Ryssland, en kula kommer att döda mig, jag kan likaväl dö i havet.
Så sa den 46-årige silverdalensskomakare Johannes Schäfer
till sig själv för 14-år sedan, steg ut i Öresunds vatten och drev från
krigets Danmark till friheten i Sverige.

Gunnar James Bond Schäfer har letat efter sin pappa Johannes sedan 1959 men har nu hittat ett tidningsurklipp från 1959.

 

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

Tysk i Silverdalen flydde från kriget.

Tysk i Silverdalen flydde från kriget.
Låg 8 timmar i Öresunds isvatten.
”Jag ville hellre dö i havet än i Ryssland”
Jag ska ändå dö i Ryssland, en kula kommer att döda mig, jag kan likaväl dö i havet.
Så sa den 46-årige silverdalensskomakare Johannes Schäfer till sig själv för 14-år sedan, steg ut i Öresunds vatten och drev från krigets Danmark till friheten i Sverige.