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Movie Matters #36 - Bond Double Bill

Tuesday, 22 December, 2015

Movie Matters Podcast

Hello again listeners! After a slight delay, we bring you our hotly anticipated Bond double bill, in which we discuss the recent UK box-office busting SPECTRE alongside the much loved albeit divisive ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE.

We also outline the plan — or fumble our way to some such arrangement — for the forthcoming random BD/DVD lucky dip draw for those generous listeners who have left us a review on our NEW iTunes Feed. There’s still time to get a BD/DVD shaped gift from us, so please take a few minutes to write a review.

A special thank you to Tony Black of the Pick A Flick and The X-Cast podcasts for his MP3 submission. As an avid fan of the Bond series he was able to offer another perspective on our two featured films.

The music sampled in this episode is from SPECTRE (Sam Smith, Thomas Newman) and ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE (John Barry).


Rather fortuitously, ON HER MAJESTY’S SECRET SERVICE is regarded by some as ideal seasonal viewing, but we should point out that this isn’t the Movie Matters Christmas special. We’ll be releasing that show a little later than usual this year, but if nothing else at least it will give you one last gift to unwrap after the indulgences and good cheer begin to subside come the New Year.

We’re now also turning out thoughts to our annual bumper review of the year special due to be recorded in January and would welcome any submissions from our listeners. So either send in a text list or short MP3 (5 minutes max) counting down your Top 10 favourite films of the year, as well as your biggest disappointment, most pleasant surprise and absolute worst movie of 2015. All lists to go to moviematterspodcast@gmail.com by the deadline of Saturday 9th January, 2016.

Until then, a very jolly Merry Christmas from us, thanks for supporting us by listening, and we hope you have a healthy and prosperous 2016.


Slight correction: In the discussion of SPECTRE, I (Michael) claimed that its UK box office takings had eclipsed those of AVATAR. In actual fact, this refers only to these films’ IMAX releases.


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