Wednesday, 7 March 2012


I have always been a sucker for the James Bond franchaise and was pleased to find out that between 6 July - 5 Sep 2012, London's Barbican marks the 50th anniversary of James Bond with a unique exhibition showcasing the inside story of how design and style combined to create the world’s most influential and iconic movie brand. Designing 007 will transform Barbican spaces including The Curve and The Pit in a multi-sensory experience where screen icons, costumes, production design, automobiles, gadgets, special effects, graphic design, exotic locations, weapons, stunts and props combine to immerse the audience in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history.
"Do you expect me to talk?"
"No, Mr Stotter, I expect you to drool."
Tickets on sale now!

Over in the website, Walter Sattherthwait recently wrote an appeciation of Ross Macdonald. Could Hollywood have been reading our website?  Word reaches me that Warner Bros and Silver Pictures have set Peter Landesman to adapt The Galton Case, one of the titles in the Ross Macdonald mystery series about private detective Lew Archer. Landesman will look to reinvent the mystery series as Silver Pictures tries to launch a franchise. The series was previously turned into two movies; Paul Newman played Archer in the 1966 Warner Bros film Harper and 1975 film The Drowning Pool. The 1959 novel The Galton Case was the eighth book in the series. In The Galton Case, Archer is hired to track down the lost heir to the Galton fortune. His path leads him through a trail of murder, deception and a tangle of secrets. To date there has been no actor linked to play Archer, but keep 'em peeled.

Justified  has got to be one of the best series on TV at the moment. Elmore Leonard-created marshal Raylan Givens (Timothy Olyphant), is currently airing its third season Stateside. With the average rating now at 4.3 million has encouraged FX to give the green light to a fourth season.  “Justified is one of television’s best series and this season has reinforced that excellence,” said Nick Grad, FX Executive Vice President of Original Programming, in a statement. “Graham Yost and his writing team continue to deliver compelling material and richly drawn characters brought to life by the brilliance of Timothy Olyphant and our terrific ensemble cast. Their work is validated by universal acclaim, awards, and ratings that have grown every year. We look forward to many more seasons to come.”
Meanwhile, if you can't get enough of the US Marshal's antics, then get a copy of Leonard's new novel Raylan (Orion UK).

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