November 17, 2002 |
For 40 years, the suave British secret agent has been a cultural icon, ever since Sean Connery first burst on the screen like a sexual panther in "Dr. No" and identified himself as "Bond, James Bond." With his license to kill, dry martinis and easy way with women and gadgets, 007 has epitomized an ultimate male fantasy, transcending novelist Ian Fleming's Cold War superspy.
July 9, 1989 |
"Seventeen-eighteen years old, I was a fan of Lindbergh," says Cubby Broccoli, the producer of 16 James Bond pictures, the most popular film series of all time. The one-time teen-aged truck farmer sips the morning coffee his butler poured for him under blue skies in the interior courtyard of his townhouse just off Fifth Avenue. "I read Lindbergh's gonna try to fly the Atlantic--all alone. The Lone Eagle.
June 17, 1986 |
"Never Too Young to Die" (citywide) is more cinematic slumgullion--another reeking Mulligan's stew of a movie into which the film makers have tossed everything within reach, trying frantically to bring it to a high boil. You want James Bond? You want high-tech teens? You want gymnastics? You want drugs, sex and rock 'n' roll? You want car chases and chopper wrecks? You want vanity in a bikini? (And out of it?) You want explosions, one-against-a-hundred bazooka battles, and chases in the sewers?
November 12, 1995 |
Eight James Bond films are being re-released Tuesday by MGM/UA Home Video in conjunction with the theatrical premiere of the latest Agent 007 espionage thriller "GoldenEye." The videos in "The James Bond 007 Collection," priced at $15 each, include "Dr. No," "From Russia With Love," "Goldfinger," "Thunderball," "You Only Live Twice" and "Diamonds Are Forever." All six starred Sean Connery.
October 5, 2000
The Woodland Hills Theatre opens its inaugural production Friday at the new West Valley Playhouse with Neil Simon's comedy "Proposals." The former Masonic Lodge in Canoga Park was purchased and converted into a 170-seat venue for $1.2 million by the Clyde and Mary Lou Porter Foundation for the Woodland Hills Theatre company. * Woodland Hills Theatre presents "Proposals," Friday-Saturday, 8 p.m.; Sunday, 2:30 p.m., West Valley Playhouse, 7242 Owensmouth Ave., Canoga Park. $15-$17. (818) 884-1907.