BondCast: James Bond 007 Reviews and Commentary

Laird and Jimmy Mac return to BondCast to review the score for "The Man With The Golden Gun". From the new take on the gun barrel sequence, to Lulu's title track, to Alice Cooper's scrapped opening number and more, we dig deep into the score for the ninth 007 film. 


UPDATE: The original upload of this episode was missing some music at the beginning and end of the show. This is the corrected file. Thanks for your patience!

Direct download: BondCast_FYEO_009_GoldenGun.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 12:48pm CDT

We continue our discussion about THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. In this episode, we talk about Herve Villechaize's evil Nick Nack and the other henchmen. We also talk about the Bond Girls from GOLDEN GUN including Maud Adams and Britt Ecklund, the plot, and the action sequences, including the amazing twisting boat jump.

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 9:36am CDT

The Moore-era continues as we take a deep look at 1974's THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN GUN. We discuss Roger Moore's evolution as 007 and the similarities and differences to Sean Connery. Plus, Bond's motivations in this story, Christopher Lee as the sophisticated, triple-nippled villain Scaramanga, Bond girl Maud Adams, the differences between Fleming's novel and the film, and more.

Plus, we talk about the future of the Bond franchise and the possibility of Daniel Craig returning to the role. 

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 1:38pm CDT

BondCast: For Your Ears Only: "Live And Let Die"

Paul McCartney's main theme for "Live and Let Die" has become a staple on Classic Rock radio, but that is just scratching the surface of this amazing 007 soundtrack. With music arranged by the legendary Beatles producer George Martin, the score for "Live and Let Die" provides an amazing atmosphere for Roger Moore's first outing as the world's most famous spy.  Join us as we take you track-by-track through "Live and Let Die". 

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 1:29pm CDT

BondCast: Live and Let Die Part 2

We continue our review of LIVE AND LET DIE with more analysis from the first 007 film of the Roger Moore era. We talk about the lovely Solitaire, Jane Seymour, and how she ranks amongst the best of the Bond girls. Plus, conversation about the evil Kananga, his henchman Whisper, and the goofy Sheriff J.W.Pepper. While LIVE AND LET DIE will never be considered the greatest Bond film of all-time, we find plenty to talk (and laugh) about this time around on BondCast. 

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 9:42am CDT

BondCast: Live And Let Die Part 1

BondCast is back from special assignment with our top field agents reporting for duty.  Serving Queen and Country once again are BondCast hosts Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac and Jonathan Wilkins and the topic of conversation is the 8th 007 film from EON Productions and the first for Roger Moore, LIVE AND LET DIE.  We talk about Moore's debut and the difficulty of picking up where Sean Connery left off. Plus, we get down and dirty with discussion about the antagonist Kananga and his henchman Whisper, along with Bond allies Rosie Carver, Harold Strutter and David Hedison's first stab at Felix Leiter.  And who could forget the lovely Jane Seymour as Solitare?  Ramp up to the release of SPECTRE and get your 007 fix now with BondCast's review of 1973's LIVE AND LET DIE.

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 9:03am CDT

BondCast: For Your Ears Only: Diamonds Are Forever

We wrap up our deep dive into Diamonds Are Forever by shining the spotlight on the soundtrack composed by John Barry and the memorable title track sung by Shirley Bassey. Join Laird Malamed and Jimmy Mac for a close examination of the music from the 7th Bond film from EON Productions and the final for Sean Connery. 

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 9:15pm CDT

BondCast: Diamonds Are Forever Pt 2

BondCast is back with the second part of our "Diamonds Are Forever" discussion. This time, we talk about the henchmen Mr. Wint & Mr. Kidd, the alluring Tiffany Case and the big Blofeld himself. Plus, SPECTRE talk and more. 

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 1:27pm CDT

BondCast: Diamonds Are Forever Part I

1971's Diamonds Are Forever takes James Bond and the action to Las Vegas in an attempt to foil a jewel smuggling ring.  The first 007 film of the seventies features Sean Connery's return to the role of Bond and yet another actor as Blofeld (Charles Gray). And who could forget Diamond's Bond Girls Jill St. John and Lana Wood. Join Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac, and Jonathan Wilkins as they discuss what makes Diamonds dull and what makes it sparkle. 

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Category:BondCast -- posted at: 2:25pm CDT

Bondcast: For Your Ears Only: On Her Majesty's Secret Service

We've analyzed the film, now it's time to get into the music as BondCast bring you the latest edition of For Your Ears Only.  Blofeld is back as Bond hits the slopes in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service" and Laird Malamed joins Jimmy Mac to discuss the accompanying soundtrack. From Louis Armstrong to Nina to John Barry, we discuss the talent behind this memorable 007  soundtrack in one of our most in-depth shows yet!

Direct download: BondCast_FYEO_006_OHMSS.mp3
Category:BondCast -- posted at: 3:27pm CDT