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Guest Review: SPECTRE, By Catching Bullets Author Mark O’Connell

Once again, Catching Bullets author Mark O’Connell has graciously agreed to let us post his own review of the latest James Bond film. In his book Mark covers his memories of growing up as a James Bond fan from the unique perspective of being the grandson of producer Cubby Broccoli’s chauffeur, catching every Bond bullet, as […]

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SPECTRE Song Video – Sam Smith’s Writing’s On The Wall

Well, the video for singer Sam Smith’s SPECTRE title song, Writing’s On The Wall, is with us, and, in the context of some suitably moody images from the film, is beginning to cement itself more in my favours. Catching Bullets author Mark O’Connell is one fan prepared to give it a go: “It is a […]

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Guest Review: Mark O’Connell on Man Of Steel

The following review contains spoilers My Superman fixations have been well documented in recent times (MAN OF STEEL MAGNOLIAS via OUT magazine). My loyalty to the characters and franchise is wholly down to the work of director Richard Donner, Christopher Reeve, screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz and the pitch perfect roster of support characters and key creatives. 1978’s Superman […]

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Guest Review: “A Thinking, Tailored, Bolder Spy” Catching Bullets Author Mark O’Connell On Skyfall

Last month we reviewed the brilliant James Bond fan memoir, Catching Bullets, by Mark O’Connell. In it he covered his memories of growing up as a James Bond fan from the unique perspective of being the grandson of producer Cubby Broccoli’s chauffeur, catching every Bond bullet. Except one. Now, Mark has seen Skyfall, and has agreed to […]

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Book review: Catching Bullets: Memoirs Of A Bond Fan by Mark O’Connell

  Catching Bullets is one fan’s own particular take on how love for all things James Bond has shaped his life, from two unique perspectives – as an almost insider, being the grandson of Jimmy O’Connell, long time treasured chauffeur to Bond producer Cubby Broccoli; and as a witty, poignant coming (out) of age tale, […]

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