Two 007 connections to Men in Black III

Men in Black III debuted in the U.S. on May 25. One James Bond connection had been publicized — Skyfall’s teaser trailer would be attached, making MIB III the first opportunity to see it on the big screen after an online debut on May 21.

There’s another 007 connection of note. Men in Black III’s second unit director and stunt arranger is Simon Crane, who was second unit director for sequences in Panama on Quantum of Solace (Dan Bradley was the primary second unit director). Crane also was a stunt performer on 007 films inclujding The World Is Not Enough, GoldenEye and The Living Daylights. Crane’s on-screen credit is relatively early in the end titles of Men in Black III.

A 007 book from a fan’s perspective

There are various James Bond-related books being published this year because of the 50th anniversary of Dr. No. Mark O’Connell’s Catching Bullets is one written from the perspective of a fan. Here’s the official description:


From the offbeat vantage point of a gay teenager whose grandfather was chauffeur to legendary 007 producer Cubby Broccoli, Catching Bullets – Memoirs of a Bond Fan is a love-letter to James Bond, Duran Duran title songs and bolting down your tea quick enough to watch Roger Moore falling out of a plane without a parachute.

When Jimmy O’Connell took a job as chauffeur for 007 producers Eon Productions, it would not just be Cubby Broccoli, Roger Moore and Sean Connery he would drive to James Bond. His grandson Mark swiftly hitches a ride on a humorous journey of filmic discovery where Bond movies fire like bespoke bullets at a Reagan-era Catholic childhood marked with divorce, a closet-gay adolescence sound-tracked by John Barry and an adult life as a comedy writer still inspired by that Broccoli movie magic.

The book is being published in September and will cost 7.99 British pounds, with a preorder price of 6.99 British pounds. You can CLICK HERE for more information or to order.

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