Tag Archives: James Bond


So you live in Eastern Massachusetts and you have a boring week ahead. Take this Wednesday, for instance: Nothing to do! The Red Sox didn’t make the World Series, so you won’t be watching the game. TV is dead on Wednesday nights, and you can’t go out drinking (OK, shouldn’t), ’cause you’ve got work the [...]

James Bond Returns…in Moonraker ’78

If you’ve watched a few James Bond movies (OK, even one), you know that Ian Fleming’s super-spy can escape anyone’s clutches; now, a 007 fan film has done the same thing. As noted on FCT back in June, MGM forced YouTube to take down the classic fan production, Moonraker ’78, even though the flick had [...]

Indiana Jones: The Silent Serial Fan Film

Over the Memorial Day weekend of 1977, George Lucas and Steven Spielberg hung out on a beach in Hawaii, making sand castles and holding an impromptu filmmaker support group of sorts. Lucas was certain his new Sci-Fi epic, which had just opened that weekend, was about to flop, but Spielberg assured him he’d be fine. [...]

James Bond Is Back…In Shamelady Fan Film

James Bond fans may be waiting breathlessly for Quantum of Solace to hit the multiplex later this year, but fan film aficianados have already seen the latest 007 flick—it’s called Shamelady, and it kicks ass. There aren’t that many James Bond fan films on the net, and with good reason—it’s hard to get all the [...]

More On Studios Stopping Fan Films

Last week, I wrote how MGM shot down a classic James Bond fan film, mentioning in passing that the studio has a history of money troubles. Now The New York Times has revealed that the finances are worse than anybody thought: MGM is choking on $3.7 billion in debt, forcing it to cough up more [...]

MGM Kills Historic James Bond Fan Film

One of James Bond’s greatest enemies is the secret organization SMERSH; in the world of James Bond fan films, however, the biggest opponent is another outfit with a name of initials: MGM. The Hollywood studio struck again Tuesday, as the fan film, Moonraker ’78, was forced off YouTube. Fan filmmaker Stuart Basinger, who produced and [...]

Homemade Hollywood and James Bond

To quote the not-so-great Jim Anchower, “I know it’s been a long time since I rapped at ya,” but it’s been busy around here, between writing, working and presentations. In fact, one of my fan film presentations got mentioned in a Newsday article on Hofstra University’s recent academic symposium on James Bond. I held back [...]

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