Film critic Stephen Whitty perceptively names the hand-to-hand battle in From Russia With Love between Bond and Red Grant (Robert Shaw) as the best fight scene in the series.
Newark Star Ledger film critic Stephen Whitty offers his choices for the best aspects of James Bond films in a number of key categories. Whitty knows his stuff: he credits Diana Rigg as the Best Bond Woman, John Barry's score for OHMSS as the best of the series and praises Timothy Dalton's work as severely under-rated. See if you agree by clicking here
Most people's perception of secret agent Matt Helm was derived from the four 1960s big screen feature films starring Dean Martin as a thinly-veiled Hugh Hefner, mixing sexual escapes, hi tech gadgets and puns that qualify as guilty pleasures. However, those films were always a thorn in the side of purists who were dedicated to the real Matt Helm, whose adventures they enjoyed in the pages of the novels written by Donald Hamilton, who passed away in 2006. Matt Helm: The Unofficial Homepage offers interesting insights and articles pertaining to the literary aspect of the Sixties superspy - and he's a far cry from Dino's interpretation. Hamilton created his hero as a serious persona who engaged in gritty espionage work with nary a Slaygirl in sight. To visit the site, click here.
Sean Connery takes in the action from the other side of the lens on location in Morocco for John Huston's The Man Who Would Be King in 1974. For Roger Ebert's 1975 interview with John Huston, click here