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2012-10-15 15:13:05

A film historian at Queen Mary, University of London has been uncovering the secret past of British cinema in a private collection of production records for thousands of films, including such iconic titles as Dr No, The African Queen, and Zulu. The unique production archive is owned by Film Finances Ltd, underwriters of many major British films made since the 1950s. The company has kept complete documentation for every production it has guaranteed, including letters, telegrams, shooting...

2009-06-07 12:39:48

Blondes may have more fun -- just not with fictional British superspy James Bond, who researchers found prefers dark-haired women for his romantic liaisons. Cleveland State University communications Professor Kimberly Neuendorf said by studying the 195 female characters in the first 20 James Bond films her research group also determined the fictional hero also tended to sleep with young and attractive women, The Sunday Telegraph reported. The research team analyzed the characteristics of the...

2008-07-22 03:00:29

ACTRESS Salma Hayek's tantalising dance in Dusk Till Dawn has been voted the best bikini film moment of all time. The Mexican star plays a sexy vampire in the 1996 Quentin Tarantino and Robert Rodriguez cult film. Salma, 41, stole the show when she did a sexy dance in a revealing dark red bikini for George Clooney. Fantastic Four star Jessica Alba came a close second in the poll of film fans with her beach babe role in 2005's Into The Blue. The iconic scene of first Bond girl Ursula...

2006-07-20 17:42:17

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - James Bond, headliner of one of the biggest film franchises in Hollywood history, will keep battling villains in his 22nd movie set for release on May 2, 2008, the film's producers said on Thursday. English actor Daniel Craig will return in the role of the suave British agent code named 007 after playing him for the first time in "Casino Royale," which is set to open in November. "Daniel has taken the origins of Ian Fleming's James Bond portraying, with...

2006-03-10 12:35:00

By Michael Christie MIAMI -- Forget the gadgets, invisible cars and exploding space stations. The next James Bond movie is going to be pure grit, real stunts and a spy who fumbles a kill, falls in love and dislikes violence, the makers say. "Casino Royale," the 21st movie featuring the debonair English superspy, takes Bond back to the start of Ian Fleming's series, when he carries out his initial two assassinations and first earns his license to kill. There'll be no computer-generated...

2006-03-09 16:06:49

By Michael Christie NASSAU, Bahamas (Reuters) - Is the next James Bond too blond for Her Majesty's Secret Service? Stricken by heat rash? Licensed to kill but not licensed to drive the famous stick-shift Aston Martin sports car? Hounded by mounting criticism -- even a threatened boycott -- for picking a blond actor to play the part of the world's most famous dark-haired spy, the makers of the next James Bond movie "Casino Royale" this week assured 007 fans that ruggedly handsome...

2005-10-14 08:51:45

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - His name is Craig, Daniel Craig. The English actor was named as the next James Bond on Friday, ending months of speculation over who would take over from Pierce Brosnan on Her Majesty's secret service. In typically flamboyant 007 style, the 37-year-old swept up the River Thames on a power launch to a news conference, escorted by Royal Marines boats. The first blond Bond, wearing a blue suit and red tie, posed for photos in the shadow of Tower...

2005-10-14 06:50:25

By Mike Collett-White LONDON (Reuters) - His name is Craig, Daniel Craig. The English actor was named as the next James Bond on Friday, ending months of speculation over who would take over from Pierce Brosnan on Her Majesty's secret service. In typically flamboyant 007 style, the 37-year-old swept up the River Thames on a power launch to a news conference, escorted by Royal Marines boats. The first blond Bond, wearing a blue suit and red tie, posed for photos in the shadow of Tower...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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