Thursday, 29 September 2016

In Memoriam: Yvan Chiffre

Yvan Chiffre (3 March 1936, Paris, France - 27 September 2016, Adissan, France) has passed away.



Photo: @Notrecinema.com


Yvan Chiffre entered the world of James Bond  in "Thunderball" (1965), where he was a Stunt coordinator. (uncredited)




Wednesday, 28 September 2016

Could James Bond REALLY fly a helicopter upside down?

Could James Bond REALLY fly a helicopter upside down?

Photo © EON, United Artists, Danjaq LLC


Leading scientists and engineers have studied stunts in James Bond films.


"SPECTRE" (2015) had everyone talking when a helicopter, presumably with Bond in the cockpit, performs a 360° corkscrew stunt.

Helicopter pilot Mike Buckley from the British Airline Pilots Association says that it is possible to fly a helicopter upside down for a short period of time.

'Helicopter pilots are highly trained and this footage appears to be a Bo105 undertaking a very skilled manoeuvre with an expert pilot at the controls.'

Bond, being Bond, has obviously undergone rigorous training.

Buckley explains the Bo105 has a rigid rotor head which makes it possible to fly these amazing routines.

'The Westland Lynx, as flown by the UK Army Air Corps and the Royal Navy, also has a rigid head and is often seen in air shows around the UK doing rolls and occasionally loops,' he says.

Buckley admits it's difficult to tell if this footage is a real flight or a CGI recreation, because the film makers may have filmed a real flight and tinkered with the images afterwards.

'There are strict rules about low flying, so if it is real footage, the backdrop [of the city] may have been added later,' he says.


Source: James Bond 007: 7 Bond stunts - E & T Magazine

Spectre's upside-down helicopter: POSSIBLE


See our earlier published stories how stuntman Chuck Aaron did this here (including VIDEO) and here




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Tuesday, 27 September 2016

007 Item: JB 1 The world's first official 007 digital camera

007 Item: JB 1 The world's first official 007 digital camera


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Monday, 26 September 2016

007 Event: James Bond Phenomenon slideshow lecture by Bond book author Raymond Benson (28th of September 2016)

What: Bond book author Raymond Benson presents his "James Bond Phenomenon" slideshow lecture 
Where: Geneva Public Library, 127 James St., Geneva IL, USA
When
Wednesday 28th of September 2016, at 7pm.


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Sunday, 25 September 2016

007 Related book: Bond on Bond - The Ultimate Book on 50 Years of Bond Movies







Book: Bond on Bond - The Ultimate Book on 50 Years of Bond Movies
Finnish Title: Bond on Bond
Author: Roger Moore
Pages: 224
Language: English (our edition Finnish)




















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