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In 2018 we, four Bond aficionados from the Netherlands, started The 00 Files. A place to share our  love for British finest secret agent with the world by writing articles, making videos and recording podcasts. Martin, Anthony, Don and Tyler (me) met while ‘working’ for the largest James Bond website of the Netherlands. After a while we decided to start our own website so we could continue our efforts in English. You can find us at www.the00files.com

So far we have published three movie review podcasts (Live And Let Die, Diamonds Are Forever and The World Is Not Enough), Don has recorded two interviews (with Steve Cole, writer of four Young Bond novels and Anthony Horowitz, writer of Trigger Mortis and Forever and a Day). Next week we will publish Don’s interview with Samantha Weinberg, writer of The Moneypenny Diaries and next month we will publish our Casino Royale movie review. Our entire archive of podcasts can be found at www.the00files.com/podcasts

You can also find some articles written by us and videos. We will try to upload new content regularly; however, we will not focus on breaking news. Because by the time we’ve published this, you will have already read about it on six different websites.  So we will focus primarily on some in-depth stories. I am currently working on the first part of a series where I delve into the unused parts of the Fleming novels. There is surprisingly much that EON hasn’t used in the film series to discuss.

If you have any tips, comments or ideas, please let us know!

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I loved your article about the Bond style shopping on your web page. I will have to follow it next time I am in London.

Bond: "But who would want to kill me, sir?"
M: "Jealous husbands, outraged chefs, humiliated tailors . . . the list is endless."

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mpoplawski wrote:

I loved your article about the Bond style shopping on your web page. I will have to follow it next time I am in London.

Thank you, that is nice to hear. London has a lot more to offer, of course, but a few hours of shopping is time (and money) well spent.

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I just finished listenig to the interview with Anthony Horowitz and I really enjoyed it. Great questions!  ajb007/bond

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Thanks for the feedback, Number24. Glad you enjoyed the interview.

Today we published another interview, this time with Samantha Weinberg, author of The Moneypenny Diaries. Don interviews Samantha and together they talk about the character in general, making difficult decisions, traveling around the world for research purposes and juggling multiple timelines until your head starts to spin.

You can find our podcasts (and articles and videos) on our own website, but we are also on Stitcher, iTunes, Spotify etc. Just search for The 00 Files.

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Today I posted an article discussing the unused bits from Ian Fleming's first novel, Casino Royale. Although the movie of the same name contains a lot of scenes from the book, some key scenes were left out. I would love to see some of them in a next instalment of the Bond series. Just like the way some scenes from Live And Let Die didn't make it into that movie but were used in later films.

You can find the article at: https://www.the00files.com/articles/bac … ino-royale

Please let me know what you think. Any scenes I didn't include that you would want to see?

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There is a scene in the book where Bond and Vesper are having dinner. Bond talks about food and how much attention he has on the meal when he is on a mission. partly because he is often alone on those missions. I don't have the novel here right now, but that's how I remember it. I think that's a really good character scene that would set Bond apart from other movie action heroes.

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Yes! That is a great scene, they could have easily used that dialogue in the "after poker dinner" Like you said, a nice character moment where Bond explains why he "takes a ridiculous pleasure in what he eats and drinks".

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Yes, but that little scene can be used in pretty much any Bond film. It's not spesific to CR.

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Yeah you are right, it could be in any Bond film. It does give some extra insight in why the guy knows everything about wine, liquor and food.

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We have just published our movie review of Casino Royale. An all around favourite of us.

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Maybe I'm wrong, forgive me if I am. I can see the text saying you've reviewed CR, but I can't see the podcast itself.

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Number24 wrote:

Maybe I'm wrong, forgive me if I am. I can see the text saying you've reviewed CR, but I can't see the podcast itself.

You can find the episode here
https://www.stitcher.com/podcast/the-00 … e/59116245

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Thanks  ajb007/smile

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Thanks for the heads-up! I forgot to add the soundcloud player to our website.... some webmaster I am ajb007/frown

Anyway, the episode is up on our website as well, www.the00files.com/podcasts but available on Stitcher, Spotify, iTunes etc. as well. Let me know what you guys think, I am curious to know.

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Today we uploaded our ninth podcast.

In this bite-sized episode Martin, Don, Anthony and yours truly tell Dink to bugger off so we can have some well-deserved man talk. Seated around the dinner table, all dressed in powder blue, terry cloth playsuits of course, we discuss the following topics:

- What if EON Productions would give you free reign over their empire for Bond 26?

- Name three of your favourite non-Bond movies.

- If you could recast one actor in the Bond movies, who would it be?

- What is the most prized possession in your James Bond collection?

- If you had been cast as 007, which three Bond movies would you have liked to star in and why?

We discuss our love for famous movies like The Big Lebowski, Bullet and Gladiator and not so famous movies like A Few Dollars More and Bull Durham. Why a money clip that is on screen for no more than a second might not be the best addition to your collection. How you can collect boxes full of promotional material without ever displaying them. And last but not least, why Denise Richards was the worst casting decision in the history of the 007 franchise.

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Yesterday we published our tenth podcast; Elements: the Pre Title Sequences. In this bite-sized episode we take a closer look at the famous pre title sequences and discuss our favourite entries to the franchise.

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It's the first of the month, so that means our latest movie review podcast was released! This month we take an in-depth look at the first 007 movie, Dr No.

What seems like an easy holiday in Jamaica, quickly turns into a deadly mission for British secret agent James Bond. Quickly check the hair on your wardrobe, the talcum powder on your briefcase, the silencer on your Walther PPK 7.65 mm and listen to our review of Dr. No (1962).

Does the toppling of American missiles really compensate for having no hands? To find out, Martin, Anthony, Don and Tyler (yours truly) venture deep into the marshes of Crab Key and go through a thorough decontamination process. After being carefully looked after by sister Lily and sister Rose, they discuss the film that started the 007 franchise!

You better watch out for the following:
- Bulb-licking, freelance photographers
- Flame breathing diesel-engined dragons
- Lairs with easily overheating reactors

Follow us on social media (simply search for The 00 Files), subscribe to our podcast in your favourite app and contact us at moneypenny@the00files.com or visit www.the00files.com for in-depth articles, location videos and more 00 fun!

Sergeant, make sure he doesn't get away.

As always, we would love to hear from you guys. So if you have any suggestions, comments or compliments, let us know!

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Time for another podcast, an interview with author Cary Edwards. And this time, you can even win a prize! You can find the podcast in your favourite app like iTunes and Spotify or on our website: the00files.com/podcasts

In his book (or monograph, really) He Disagreed With Something That Ate Him, author Cary Edwards analyses both Timothy Dalton James Bond films and concludes that they are among the very best in the franchise. But, which one is better?

In this interview Don and Cary pit The Living Daylights (1987) against Licence To Kill (1989) to decide once and for all which of the two is the best. In order to do this, they compare the films on eleven typical James Bond elements, such as the villains, the ladies and the gadgets.

Cary has been kind enough to send us three signed copies of his book, He Disagreed With Something That Ate Him and you can win one of those! All you have to do is compare Daylights to Licence for each of the eleven elements yourself and then afterwards motivate which film wins and why. You can enter this competition until 15 May 2019 by going to this website: forms.gle/p75nJNpjzhU7KH7M7

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Today we published our sixth movie review; For Your eyes Only. Please have a listen (you can find us at your favorite podcast app or on our website), let us know what you think. Also a quick reminder, you still have a chance to win a copy of He Disagreed With Something That Ate Him, signed by the author Cary Edwards. Have a look at our website for more information.

For Your eyes Only
After taking Dr. Goodhead around the world one last time, James Bond returns back to earth for his next adventure. With M. away on leave, Bond is sent on a mission by Tanner to recover the ATAC system that was lost in the Ionian Sea. So start your Zamboni, make sure your mini submarine is ready to go and listen to our film review of For Your Eyes Only (1981).

Does Bond really have what have what the Greeks call 'thrasos'? To find out, Anthony, Martin Don and Tyler follow 007 on the mission that takes him from a villa near Madrid to the high mountains of Cortina d'Ampezzo and from the deeps of the Ionian Sea to a monastery build on top of a Greek mountain in St. Cyril’s.

You better watch out for the following:

- Bald-headed, pussy-loving culprits who like high quality delicatessens.
- A yellow Citroën 2CV that is prone to take the low road.
- Big, blond, German henchmen who enjoy to pick up and throw heavy objects.

And remember: Conserve your gas supply. Speak only when necessary.

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Today we published our next podcast. Last month, Don and I embarked on a special quest: to re-read, analyse and discuss Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel in great detail. We are of course talking about Casino Royale (1953). This resulted in a series of three podcasts in which they try to leave no stone unturned.

So, is this really the spy novel to end all spy novels?
What makes Ian Fleming’s books so addictive to read?
Why does Bond fall head over heels in love with Vesper, so much in fact that he lies to his superior, M.?
And, most importantly, where the hell is Royale-Lex-Eaux located on a map?!

In part 1 we delve into the first nine chapters starting off with 007 already on his mission in France, pondering how someone would try to rob the 'caisse' of a casino. We discuss Bond’s gambling tactics, the proper pronunciation of René Mathis and whether EON missed an opportunity by omitting the bomb attack by Blue Man and Red Man.

Obviously, this podcast is filled with spoilers, so if you haven’t read Casino Royale yet, you have been warned!

You can find the podcast on our website https://the00files.com/podcasts or in your favorite podcast app.

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Today we published part two of our Casino Royale Book Review.

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Really nice!

I'm going through all the podcast in the car.
Really interesting, fun and relaxing while stuck in traffic! Thanks ajb007/cheers

- François

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"Where’s Fekkesh?” “Pyramids.” *thwap* “AHHHHHHH!”

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Very good! I'm particularely interested in real world inspirations for the James Bond novels, so I reasearched a little bit the assassination attempt on Franz von Papen. He was the last German chancellor before Hitler and served as the ambassodor to Turkey during the war. The attack happened in the capital Ankara, not Istanbul. When von Papen and his wife walked from their residence to the embassy on the 24th of February 1942, a man was waiting for them with a pistol in one hand and a bomb in the other. Some sources say he was told the bomb was just a smoke bomb to help him get away after shooting the ambassador. What we do know is that the bomber was killed, Franz von Papen's s eardrum was injured and his wife wasn't hurt at all.

Turkish police investigated the incident and found that two members of the German embassy were behing the attack. They lay siege on the embassy and after two weeks the two men were handed over. They were both given long prison sentences. The Soviet Secret service NKVD was most likely behind the bombing.

The New York Times the day after the attack: https://www.nytimes.com/1942/02/25/arch … wn-to.html

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Thank you François for the kind words. I hope your commute is a bit more enjoyable with us talking to you.

Interesting stuff Number24! Thank you for taking the time to share your research with us.

Tyler

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