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Los Angeles Times Staff WriterFor your eyes only -- well, and those of thousands of other visitors -- at London's Imperial War Museum is a new exhibit on Ian Fleming and his most famous secret agent, James Bond. The exhibit, "For Your Eyes Only: Ian Fleming and James Bond," marks...
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Richard Stark created the character of Parker, a nerveless professional thief, all the way back in 1963, in "The Hunter" ( University of Chicago Press: 198 pp., $14 paper). Stark was, and is, a pseudonym for Donald Westlake, then a young writer so...
Sensible people might well ask what car could possibly be worth $150,000. This is why I never invite sensible people to parties. The 2004 Bentley Continental GT -- the first all-new Bentley since Volkswagen's takeover of the brand in 1998 -- is an...
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South Florida Sun-SentinelThe cocktail is well past a comeback. Tom Collins, Bloody Mary, Brandy Alexander, Gin Rickey, Harvey Wallbanger, Pink Lady and that little tart Hot Toddy have taken their place at the bar, and they show no signs of giving up their seats. Beyond drinks...
The world has hardly run out of deep, dark secrets; good luck finding out the real truth about the wars we fight, the prescription drugs we take, the food we eat. But as we learn in “The House of Rumour,” British novelist Jake Arnott's...
WASHINGTON - Do you have what it takes to be James Bond? You can test yourself at the new exhibit "Exquisitely Evil: 50 years of Bond Villains," which just opened at the International Spy Museum. It runs through 2014. The character of James Bond was...
Liz Smith"WELL, I'D rather my man would hit me/then follow him to jump up and quit me. Ain't nobody's business if I do." So sang Billie Holiday, back when it was considered "OK" to knock a woman around, and for the woman to accept it. (Even Clark Gable's...
In William Shakespeare's "Othello," an important general finds himself the victim of a little scheme, concocted by a disgruntled subordinate, to bring him down by making him jealous. It's a tawdry, less-than-credible bit of business involving a...
On the big screen, a hero's mettle is established by showing how much punishment the star can withstand and how daunting the obstacles are while ultimately getting the job done. Early in the latest James Bond movie, "Skyfall," an assassin seeks to escape...
If the characters in Ian Fleming's novels aged in real time, James Bond would be in his early 90s by now — probably a bit too long in the tooth to take the abuse meted out to him in “Skyfall,” the 23rd “official” Bond film (&...
Tags: Skyfall (movie), Roger Moore, Entertainment, Movies, Judi Dench
'Skyfall' a windfall for product placement: Brands expected to receive over $7.6 million in exposure from picVariety"Skyfall" is expected to be a windfall for marketers as the James Bond actioner rolls out in U.S. theaters. Brands who have their products placed in the film are expected to receive over $7.6 million in exposure as the film plays in theaters this weekend,...
***1/2 (out of four) Though not a reference to Chicken Little, “Skyfall” (opening Nov. 9) does carry a thunderclap of impending doom: A modern threat has emerged, and the old guard that is MI6 may not be up to the task. (Think “...
Tags: Skyfall (movie), Movies, Entertainment, Daniel Craig, Judi Dench
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