MI6 Confidential Issue #49
6th May 2019
Issue #49 of the James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential reflects on 007's military pedigree
By MI6 Staff
Issue #49 of the full-colour James Bond magazine MI6 Confidential is now shipping worldwide.
It is surprisingly infrequent that the Bond movies reflect on Bond’s military pedigree – a Commander in the Royal Navy, recruited to military intelligence, starting as a Lieutenant, by the end of the war a Commander, acknowledged with Companion of the Order of St Michael and St George. It was in the Navy he was mentored in strategy and given the opportunity to run his first missions from afar.
This issue celebrates two films in which Bond’s military connection is most acknowledged: The Spy Who Loved Me and Tomorrow Never Dies, with features on their making and what might have been.
We also take a deep dive into the murky world of real-life espionage with a look at Bond director Guy Hamilton’s time in service.
In This Issue
Adventure, Writ Large - Model supervisor Brian Smithies talks Tomorrow Never Dies
Narrow Margin - The stunt work of Bond 18's pre-titles
The Derek Meddings Interview - Richard Schenkman revisits his 1978 meeting with the visual effects wizard
The Spy Who Loved Me - drafts of the film recounted
Beyond Bond - Guy Hamilton's real-life spy adventures in Norway are revealed
Issue #49 is now shipping around the world. To order online, visit www.mi6confidential.com
This is the first of five issues of the 2019 season of MI6 Confidential. Subscribe today and receive Issue #49 and the next four magazines released this year.
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