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Bondmuseet James Bond Gunnar Schäfer Ian Fleming Nybro Sweden Lonon UK Jamaica Goldeneye Kalmar

11 Jul

Varför åka hit? Besök ­världens första James Bond-museum. Ägaren James Bond Gunnar Schäfer som numera har bytt namn till James Bond har gjort museet som en hyllning till den engelske agenten Ian Fleming. Här finns mycket att titta på, bland annat många föremål som använts i filmerna.

Öppettider: Vardagar 10-17, lunchstängt 13-14, lördagar 10-14.

Inträde: Vuxna 100 kronor, barn 50 kronor.

Hitta hit: Emmabodavägen 20 i Nybro.

Mer info: http://www.007museum.com


3 June 2015 100 year celebration of James Bonds Gunnar Schäfer mother Inga Charlotta Schäfer

3 Jun James Bond 007 Museum Sweden Nybro

TODAY 3 June 2015 100 year celebration of James Bonds Gunnar Schäfer mother Inga Charlotta Schäfer
And 65 years since Mom married Dad John Schaefer

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TV4 Bondfilm 18 december Never Say Never Again (1983) Sean Connery

18 Dec

TV4 Bondfilm 18 december Never Say Never Again (1983)  Sean Connery


James Bond matches wits with a charming but sinister tycoon who is holding the world nuclear hostage as part of a diabolical plot by SPECTRE. Connery’s return to  the world of Bond after 12 years is smooth in this remake of ”Thunderball”  hampered by an atrocious musical score. Carrera is stunning as Fatima  Blush. Although Connery is back, purists will have qualms considering this part of the ”official” Bond series since longtime Bond          producer, Albert ”Cubby” Broccoli, had nothing to do with this endeavor. Sean Connery is back for his final performance as superagent James Bond in this high-velocity action thriller from the director Kevin  McClory..

When two atomic warheads are  hijacked by the evil SPECTRE organization, Agent 007 is hurled into an          explosive, pulse-pounding race to save the world from nuclear   terrorists!

Never Say Never Again is NOT considered one of the official Bond films. The ”official”  Bond films are made by MGM/UA and at least one Broccoli. Never Say Never Again was made by Warner Bros and no Broccoli’s worked on it. In fact, the film was released at the same time as Octopussy as a rival. It was a  remake of Thunderball. That is not to say that it wasn’t a good movie, just not one of the ”official” series.        

Never      Say Never Again (1983)

Year: 1983
Title: Never Say Never Again
UK Premiere:  December 14, 1983
World Premier 7 Oktober 1983
Swedish               Premiere 16 December 1983
Running              Time 134 min
Producers Jack Schwartzman
Director Irvin Kershner
Writing credits Kevin McClory
  Jack Whittingham
  Ian Fleming
  Lorenzo Semple Jr.
  Ian La Frenais
  Dick Clement
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Art Directors Roy Stannard
  Michael White
Supervising editor Robert Lawrence
Music Score Michael Legrand
Filming Locations Malta
Title              Song: Lani              Hall
imdb.comfull cast              and crew
Movie company: Warner Bros
  • Kevin McClory had the rights to remake Thunderball (but            no other Bond film) because of his collaboration with Ian Fleming.            This film is not part of the regular franchise.
  • Connery said he’d never play Bond again. His wife helped convince            him otherwise and came up with the title as well.
  • The casino where Bond and Largo square off in a videogame battle            (baccarat is old, apparently) is named Casino Royale.
Sean Connery James Bond, 007
Klaus Maria Brandauer Largo
Max von Sydow Ernst Stavro Blofeld
Barbara Carrere Fatima Blush
Kim Basinger Domino Petachi
Bernie Casey CIA Felix Leiter
Alec McCowen Q
Edward Fox M
Pamela Salem Miss Moneypenny
imdb.comfull              cast and crew
Rowan Atkinson Small-Fawcett

"Never Say Never Again" 1983 Svensk original poster       ”Never Say Never Again” 1983  Svensk original  poster



Never Say Never Again (1983)  Sean Connery
       Never Say Never Again (1983)  Sean Connery


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James Bond Gunnar Schäfer

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Blofeld could be back in James Bond’s crosshairs following legal deal

21 Nov

Blofeld could be back in James Bond’s crosshairs following legal deal

Resolution of long-running dispute with estate of Kevin McClory could pave way for cat-stroking mastermind to return to regenerated Bond franchise, as well as his uber-evil organisation, SPECTRE

Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the film adaptation of Diamonds Are Forever

Ernst Stavro Blofeld in the film adaptation of Diamonds Are Forever. Photograph: Allstar/United Artists/Sportsphoto Ltd./Allstar

The James Bond film series is free to incorporate classic elements such as the villain Blofeld and nefarious organisation SPECTRE once again after settling a long-running legal case with the estate of 007 co-creator Kevin McClory.

A dispute over rights to the suave British spy has been ongoing since 1959, when writer McClory suggested a Bond film set in the Bahamas to Ian Fleming. The idea eventually came to form the basis of the novel Thunderball, as well as its 1965 film adaptation. Fleming and McClory collaborated on the third Bond film, which introduced both Blofeld and SPECTRE, but courts later ruled that the Dublin-born writer owned significant elements of the 007 mythos, and he was able to produce the ”unofficial” 1983 Bond film Never Say Never Again, which restored Sean Connery to the role.

Now McClory’s family has sold any remaining stake in 007 to Danjaq, maker of the Bond films via its better known subsidiary Eon, and distributor MGM. In later years McClory, who died in 2006, had found himself legally prohibited from making new Bond films, but the move does mean rights to characters introduced in Thunderball are once more ripe for inclusion in future instalments.

”Danjaq, LLC, the producer of the James Bond films, and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM), the longtime distributor of the Bond films, along with the estate and family of the late Kevin McClory, announced today that Danjaq and MGM have acquired all of the estate’s and family’s rights and interests relating to James Bond, thus bringing to an amicable conclusion the legal and business disputes that have arisen periodically for over 50 years,” said the parties in a statement.

Ernst Stavro Blofeld is perhaps the iconic Bond villain, variously portrayed on the big screen by Donald Pleasance, Charles Gray, Telly Savalas and Max Von Sydow, as well as inspiring the character of Dr Evil in Mike Myers’ Austin Powers films. SPECTRE is an acronym for SPecial Executive for Counter-intelligence, Terrorism, Revenge and Extortion, a villainous apolitical organisation which has formed the template for various similar groups in the Bond films and similar efforts.

While the Bond films have moved away from the series’ more cartoonish roots in the last decade, recent 007 entry Skyfall did reintroduce such classic characters as gadget man Q and M’s flirtatious secretary, Moneypenny. The 2006 adaptation of Fleming’s novel Casino Royale also introduced a Spectre-like organisation, Quantum, to take on Bond.

The deal with McClory’s estate also paves the way for Never Say Never Again to be included in official collections. The latter film is considered by many to be a superior movie to 1983’s ”official” Roger Moore-headed Bond film, Octopussy.


007 & Aston Martin

18 Sep

007 & Aston Martin

Bond & Aston Martin An Iconic Relationship

1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the third film in the James Bond series, saw the introduction of a new car for Bond – the Aston Martin DB5, signalling the start of a relationship which spans eleven Bond films and nearly 50 years of cinema history.
The book version of ‘Goldfinger’ had seen author Ian Fleming place Bond in an Aston Martin DB Mark III, but as the DB5 had been introduced by Aston Martin in 1963 the decision was made to use the company’s latest car.
Coloured in distinctive Silver Birch, ‘Goldfinger’ saw sales of the DB5

      007 & Aston Martin

        • James Bond & Aston Martin

          An Iconic Relationship 1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the third



        The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs

        10 Apr

        The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs: A Dispatch From the Nybro

        Released 2013-04-05 15:03:15 GMT: 4 days ago. 6 click(s)FULL ARTICLE
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           Gawker  : Ever since he saw his first film he had been collecting James Bond memorabilia, his first one being a CORGI toy car of the Aston Martin DB5, and in later years he would even travel to set location of the Bond films, collecting and documenting anything …

        The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs: A Dispatch From the Nybro Action Team

        Released 2013-04-05 14:35:45 GMT: 4 days ago. 0 click(s)FULL ARTICLE
        # hjalmarandalex The Nybro Action Team consists of Hjalmar Sveinbjőrnsson and Alex Bejerstrand, two under-employed roommates living in Nybro , a small industrial town in southern Sweden. Hjalmar is a chef; Alex takes woodworking courses. They offered to visit the James Bond Museum in their city and send us a dispatch, which we gladly accepted. We have lightly edited their post for grammar and …



        Gawker A Visit to the James Bond Museum with the Nybro Action Team

        5 Apr


        A Visit to the James Bond Museum with the Nybro Action Team

        The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs: A Dispatch From the Nybro Action Team

        Hjalmar Sveinbjőrnsson and Alex Bejerstrand

        The James Bond of Sweden Sells Spark Plugs: A Dispatch From the Nybro Action TeamThe Nybro Action Team consists of Hjalmar Sveinbjőrnsson and Alex Bejerstrand, two under-employed roommates living in Nybro, a small industrial town in southern Sweden. Hjalmar is a chef; Alex takes woodworking courses. They offered to visit the James Bond Museum in their city and send us a dispatch, which we gladly accepted. We have lightly edited their post for grammar and punctuation.  More »






        Bond Fact: The golden ability to get to the point! How many brides have James Bond pulled over?

        26 Mar

        Bond Fact: The golden ability to get to the point! How many brides have James Bond pulled over?
        James Bond museum owner Gunnar Bond James Schäfer have found some facts about Bond babes.
        I have seen all the Bond films over and over again and recorded some facts about how many times Bond comes to the shoot:

        There are 67 Bond girls of all 23 films, of which 37 brunettes, blondes 27 and 4 redheads, 16 times, you can hear the famous ”Oh James” In all the films, James Bond has six 87 times the majority of the hotel rooms and underwater, but also a couple of times on the train and a few odd places He ordered vodka martini 27 times.





        Bollinger gets pistol-shaped packaging in time for Bond movie 002-007.

        6 Sep

        Bollinger has unveiled its latest James Bond special edition ahead of the next 007 film, Skyfall, due to screen in UK cinemas on 26 October.


        The product, called 002 for 007, comprises a bottle of La Grande Année 2002 housed in a gun silencer shaped gift box with a combination lock – opened using the code: 007.

        The bottle carries a unique “50 years of Bond” logo on the neck label, textured to mimic the grip on a handgun, and will be available exclusively in Harrods from 23 September and nationwide from 1 October.

        With an RRP of £125-150, the special edition is approximately double the price of the standard La Grande Année 2002, which retails for around £70.

        30,000 packages have been produced for sale worldwide, and the UK has no set allocation.

        2012 marks 39 years since Bollinger developed an on-screen relationship with the fictional character created by Ian Fleming, and James Bond has been seen drinking Bollinger in 12 films of the 23 made in total.

        As previously reported by the drinks business, Bollinger’s connection to the Bond films is helping boost sales of the brand in Asia in particular.

        “They go crazy for Bond in Asia, which is really helping with brand recognition and giving our sales a boost,” said Bollinger president Jérôme Philipon,




        30,000 bottles of Bollinger’s 002 for 007 have been produced

        30,000 bottles of Bollinger’s 002 for 007 have been produced


        18 Maj


        Where are you right now Naomie? I’m in Turkey, we have had quite a lot of rain for the last couple of months but the last couple of weeks have been much warmer.

        How long have you got left in Turkey? We’re here until mid-May, so quite a lot to do.

        What was the audition process like for you? Debbie McWilliams, who casts a lot of the Bond films, came to see me in Frankenstein at the National Theatre, London, and she thought I would be good for the role so she asked me to come in and audition. That was really just going on tape at EON headquarters and then I was asked to do a screen test, then asked to meet Sam and Barbara Broccoli.

        Are you quite chilled in those situations or sitting at home crossing your fingers? I didn’t think I was very appropriate for a Bond actress – so I didn’t think I had a chance. I knew they were auditioning all around Europe so I thought I was one of thousands to bulk up the numbers or something. So at first I wasn’t nervous at all, but after the screen test I couldn’t help but think, ‘Wow, wouldn’t it be great?’ but generally I’m like, ‘Whatever is meant to be will happen’. I don’t hold onto things too tightly. But by the third audition I started to get really nervous, as if they were asking me to meet Sam and Barbara and they’re telling me I’m down to the last four it must be quite serious. By then I was desperate for the role.

        How did you celebrate getting the part? I was in Washington promoting The First Grader, which was one of the films Barbara saw me in, I was with the director, Justin Chadwick, doing press and was told I couldn’t tell anyone, that it was top secret and they didn’t want anything announced for two months. It was really difficult as I wanted to scream it from the rooftops and tell everyone as I was so happy. The only person I ended up telling was the director. I called home and told my family who were all screaming and so excited.

        Your videoblog on 007.com shows you doing some pretty intensive gun training. Yes, I’ve been doing months and months of training. It’s been four months in total – more training than I have ever done for anything else.

        Are you pretty handy with a gun now? I have had this amazing gun trainer, Joss Skottowe. I’ve learnt how a gun should be treated and it’s all ‘safety first’ I had to be on the gun range twice a week so I was really comfortable with guns.

        Which gun was the most difficult to shoot? The Glocks because they have the hardest kicks. They’re really ugly as well. The Walther PPK is quite beautiful, which is a weird thing to say about a gun, but it’s really well made and feels good in your hand and being a woman it’s small but relatively light. The Glock is big and unattractive looking. It’s just an ugly piece of machinery. You get a big kick back and sprayed with this hot stuff from the blanks right in your face, which is not very pleasant.

        Have you picked up any injuries? I have been running with my trainer three times a week and never had a problem, but recently I jumped out of a car and whilst running, I twisted my hip in the wrong position – it’s fine now.

        So is Eve a full-on action role? Most of my action scenes have been since I came out to Turkey. It’s all action from here on out.

        Apart from the gun training what other skills have you had to sharpen up on? I’ve been doing a lot of car training. It’s been brilliant for my actual driving. I can’t tell you how much my day to day driving has improved. That’s been so much fun – doing things like driving a Land Rover really fast on tarmac and then stopping dead, which makes any car skid wildly out of control and you have to pump the brakes to regain control. It’s doing the things you are told when you first learn to drive a car, that when a car starts to skid you’re supposed to go with it, but you never actually get to experience that unless you’re in an accident. But to have that experience in a controlled environment and to see how the car reacts and how you can bring it back under control is really exhilarating and very empowering to have learnt these new skills. Ultimately, on set you never do anything as dangerous as you do in training, they’re much more dramatic and scary in training and it gives you extra confidence when you’re on set.

        What’s your costume like, is it sexy or functional? Ha! Eve wears practical clothes but this is a Bond film so you have to add a bit of glamour. So instead of your normal action trousers I have leather action trousers. So that’s nice.

        So does Eve get to ‘slip into something more comfortable’? Well maybe, you never know. I can’t say.

        What’s it been like working with Sam Mendes? It’s been the highlight of working on the movie. I absolutely love Sam. He’s got a great sense of humour, is always jovial and incredibly calm. The feel of the set comes from the director and he brings his calmness to the unit. I remember thinking on my first day of filming, ‘Oh my gosh it’s Bond, there’s going to be so many people, it’s going to be so big’ but actually it was quiet and there weren’t that many people around and that’s because that’s how Sam likes it. You really feel you are able to concentrate on the action without any of the fanfare and without feeling a million eyes watching you. He’s also brilliant at working out what you need as an actor, he’s very particular so you know you’re going to do as many takes as you need to get it right, so you feel you are in very safe hands.

        It’s Bond’s 50th anniversary, did you grow up watching the movies? Totally. I’ve always loved Bond movies, I grew up with them, as did everyone of my generation. They have that magic formula to keep all generations engaged. And I love the fact that with time they have got more reflective of society, so the roles of women have got stronger, Bond has become more human and more fallible. I love that evolution.

        Have you gone back and watched any of the classic Bond films? I mainly watched the recent ones, CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE.

        Have you got a favourite Bond actress? I’ve always loved Halle Berry. I’m a huge fan of hers. I loved her in DIE ANOTHER DAY and she always brings a classy elegance to everything she does. And the fact she was quite an action girl as well was great. She was kick-ass.

        Do you feel part of the Bond family now? Yeah I definitely feel that, because most of the people who work on the film have worked on nearly every Bond film. My driver has worked on the films for 18 years! So it really does feel like a family, people are well treated, they love the films and that’s what keeps them coming back. Once you’re part of the club, that’s it for life. I think that comes from Michael G. Wilson and Barbara, they are very generous and caring.

        Have you filmed much with Daniel Craig? I have. He’s a fantastic actor. One of the things I love about him is he has a great sense of humour and the ability to laugh at himself. So he’s always lightening the tone. Even in serious atmospheres, Daniel comes on set, and suddenly everyone is laughing and he’s making fun of himself and being silly. He makes it all fun.

        Has being in SKYFALL suddenly meant that you’re on the paparazzi’s radar? Everybody said that once the announcement came out I’d be followed everywhere by the press, but I haven’t really had that. Two journalists did go to my mum’s house, but my mum is a very strong character and probably scared them more than they scared her. At the moment my life hasn’t changed.

        What was it like attending this year’s BAFTA’s? That was very different. I have been before but never walked the red carpet where everyone is screaming your name and waving pictures of you. The level of recognition and the association with Bond means that people are a lot more interested.