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James Bond & Friends - Episode 0080

7th February 2021

Delve into the Art of Bond with From Russia With Love

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What is the legacy of Richard Chopping on Bond's look and feel? 

The panel takes a look at the first edition of 'From Russia, With Love' by Richard Chopping. Why is it such a striking piece of art and how did covers that followed it emulate it? Then, each panelist introduces another dusk jacket or cover art for the same title worthy of praise, or merely of interest.  Along the way, the panel discovers mysterious murders, art behind the Iron Curtain, the disappearing comma, and Soul Bass Bond. 

Peter's pick  
Sean's pick 
Ben's pick 
David's pick 

You can contact the show via the Twitter hashtag #askbond

The recording took place on January 29th, 2021 in New Zealand, UK, Germany, and Spain. 

Paul Atkinson is a co-founder of MI6-HQ.com and the magazine MI6 Confidential 

Peter Lorenz runs the Illustrated 007 blog 

Sean Longmore shares his artwork @ThatTallGinger  

David Leigh runs thejamesbonddossier.com 

Ben Williams writes for MI6-HQ.com and MI6 Confidential 

This podcast is copyright Pretitles LLC © 2021 

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