Variety looks at 50 years of James Bond

Variety has a package of stories about the 50th anniversary of James Bond films. You can CLICK HERE to see all the stories. Among them:

Variety examines 50 years of James Bond

–A profile of Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the co-bosses of Eon Productions. (It mistakenly says they are step-siblings; they’re actually half-siblings, each having the same mother).

–A look at the impact different directors had on the franchise.

–A piece by Jon Burlingame that examines John Barry’s music and how it affected the 007 films.

–A story about how 007 was important to getting Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer through bankruptcy and how MGM bosses want to get Bond films back on a regular production schedule.

–How automakers have been involved with the series as part of product-placement deals.

MI6 Confidential takes a look at Skyfall

MI6 Confidential magazine has a new issue and the cover story examines Skyfall, the 23rd James Bond film that’s nearing the end of principal photography.

Other articles include cast and crew members talking about filming in Istanbul; a look at Keith Hamshere, who has taken stills for various 007 films; and the “curious history of James Bond films on the small screen.”

For more information, CLICK HERE. The price is 6 British pounds, $10 or 7 euros.