Episode 53: Zardoz

Zardoz September 5, 2018 On this episode of the Cinema Vertigogo Podcast, we venture into the vortex with a New Age version of James Bond in Zardoz. What was weirder; this head-scratching 70’s sci-fi epic or James’ response to it? Tune in to find out… https://cinemavertigogo.com/ https://www.facebook.com/cinemavertigogo/ https://twitter.com/cinemavertigogo https://www.instagram.com/cinemavertigogo/ https://open.spotify.com/show/0sKQN6gZac3s74kL4hx1bj https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/cinema-vertigogo/id1262932321 Download this episode (right click and save)

Bond Tropes: #15 You Only Live Twice

You Only Live Twice, more than Thunderball, is the spiritual successor to the template setting Goldfinger. It establishes the iconic Bond villain trope with Donald Pleasence’s Blofeld, it, like Tomorrow Never Dies, takes everything that worked in a previous successful film and turns it to 11. Blofeld’s volcano lair is the exaggerated succession of Goldfinger’s home and even Dr. No’s atomic lair, Blofeld himself is inflated to almost cartoonish proportions compared to previous villains. … Read More Bond Tropes: #15 You Only Live Twice

Ranking the Films of the James Bond Series: #23 – Never Say Never Again

Never Say Never Again (1983) Directed by: Irvin Kershner Written by Kevin McClory and Jack Whittingham with Ian Fleming Screenplay by Lorenzo Semple Jr   Yet another return to the role he made and became famous for, Sean Connery broke the EON Productions party line in 1983 and suited up as 007 in the rival… Read More Ranking the Films of the James Bond Series: #23 – Never Say Never Again

Ranking the Films of the James Bond Series: #24 – Diamonds Are Forever

Diamonds are Forever (1971) Directed by: Guy Hamilton Written by Richard Maibaum and Tom Mankiewicz The heralded return of Sean Connery to the franchise, Diamonds are Forever finds Bond entering a new decade as he crosses the pond to tear up the Vegas strip in an effort to break-up a diamond smuggling ring and destroy… Read More Ranking the Films of the James Bond Series: #24 – Diamonds Are Forever