From the producers of Rebel Force Radio, BondCast is about James Bond and the 007 film franchise. Each month, hosts Jason Swank, Jimmy Mac and Jonathan Wilkins review a featured film from the vast James Bond catalog in order of release. From Dr No to Spectre and each film in between, the BondCast offers 007 discussion "Shaken not Slurred." Also, don't miss our James Bond Soundtrack review show "For Your EARS Only" hosted by Laird Malamed.
For Your Ears Only: NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN
Laird is back to take us through the soundtrack to NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. This non-EON Productions film features some music similar to your typical 007 soundtrack, and some vastly different. You won't find any twangy surf guitar music here! But does that help or hurt? You can decide for yourself as we present our review of composer Michael Legrand's Never Say Never Again soundtrack.
Never Say Never Again
Sean Connery returned to the role of Bond in 1983's NEVER SAY NEVER AGAIN. Directed by Irvin Kershner, director of THE EMPIRE STRIKES BACK, this film was produced by Kevin McClory, outside the Cubby Broccoli/EON Productions franchise. We talk about the return of Sir Sean, Bond girl Kim Basinger, the villian Largo, and the femme fatale Fatima Blush. From Largo's video game "Domination" to the fountain pen gun, we talk about it all!
The Music of OCTOPUSSY
John Barry returns to the podium to take Bond from England to India to Germany, as we bring you the music of OCTOPUSSY. We take on the John Barry/Tim Rice hit "All Time High" performed by Rita Coolidge along with all the orchestral 007 tunes from the 1983 film. Plus: Our initial thoughts on "No Time to Die" by Billie Eilish.
BondCast is back with our look at the thirteenth film in the EON 007 series, 1983's Octopussy. Roger Moore is back for more as the Cold War reigns and the Russians are up to some specious activitiy involving a Fabrege Egg. We discuss Roger's continuing involvement with the franchise, as well as the plot, the women, the gadgets, and the laughs.
BondCast: FYEO: "For Your Eyes Only"
Laird Malamed returns to BondCast with Jimmy Mac for an in-depth review of the music from "For Your Eyes Only". We review the whole soundtrack from Sheena Easton's hit theme song, through all of composer Bill Conti's soundtrack. We talk about what works, what didn't, what sounds dated, and what is timeless.
For Your Eyes Only #2
The second part of our “For Your Eyes Only” discussion focuses on the cast of characters that surround 007 including the women, especially Carole Bouquet’s Bond Girl Melina Havelock. And who could forget Lynn Holly Johnson as Bibi Dahl! Plus, we look at Bond’s MI6 support staff, and, of course, the villains. Bad Guy Kristatos was played by Julian Glover, famous for playing other evil roles in The Empire Strikes Back and Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade. Jason once spoke to Julian Glover about his work on the film and we feature highlights from that conversation.