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Bond or Bourne? It used to be such a stark choice. James Bond was wry, charming, relaxed. Jason Bourne was intense, efficient and didn't know who he was. Where Bond curled his lip, Bourne would break your hip. They were both lethal spies, but the difference between them was as obvious as the difference between a sip of vodka martini and a slug of methylated spirits.

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A pert and pretty actress who was both talented and versatile, Angela Scoular is possibly best known for appearing in two James Bond films, in both of which she provided memorable moments of dalliance for the agent. As Agent Buttercup she shared a bath scene with Bond (David Niven) in Casino Royale (1966), and as Ruby Bartlett she frolicked among the bed sheets with George Lazenby's Bond in On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).

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Einstein made his greatest discoveries in the Swiss capital – yet you need not be a genius to work out that the city makes an ideal weekend escape, with the prospect of good skiing nearby.

Geoffrey Macnab: John Barry was every bit as vital as a star director

Soundtrack composers take great pleasure in startling their audiences by working against the grain. They'll choose unusual instruments and turn genre conventions on their head. John Barry – one of the greatest movie composers – did this regularly. It's a measure of his genius that the effect was never jarring and that his scores defined the movies every bit as much as the direction or performances.

Tributes to John Barry, the man with the Midas touch for movie music

The skill of a great film composer is to marry moving images with sound in such a way that they seem organically linked. Yesterday the superlative John Barry united film and music one last time, as figures from both circles offered tributes to his career on the news of his death at 77.

John Barry: Composer and songwriter who won five Oscars and scored 11 of the James Bond films

Not only was John Barry Britain's most successful film composer, he also won more Academy Awards than anyone else from the UK. He won five Oscars as well as four Grammys, and his distinctive music was a key part of the James Bond films. His music for The Ipcress File (1965) was praised by its star, Michael Caine, who looked at his thin frame and remarked, "How does he do it? He looks as though he hasn't got a note of music in him."

John Barry, Oscar winning Bond composer dies

Tributes have been paid to James Bond composer John Barry who has died aged 77.

John Barry: A composer of scores as famous as the films

John Barry was the composer whose scores were as famous as the films for which he wrote them.

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Bond's return to the big screen slated for 2012

James Bond fans have been given renewed hope that filming is to start again on the latest installment of the 007 franchise in the New Year.

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Alan Hume: Cinematographer who switched between James Bond and the Carry On films

In 1976, Alan Hume was standing on a snow-covered, 3,000ft-high rock on Baffin Island, north of Canada. As the second-unit director of photography on the James Bond film The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), he had to capture the breathtaking, pre-title, ski-jump sequence.

Des Bishop: My Dad Was Nearly James Bond, Assembly Rooms

The buzz coming off this show has been as loud as the sound of a devilish gadget fashioned by Q. The name that counts here, though, is Bishop, Mike Bishop, not James Bond. Mike Bishop, father of Des, is a former actor and model who was in line for the James Bond role but was beaten to it by George Lazenby. Though this could be seen as a lucky escape, Bishop tells us that his father can't watch the spy films because they remind him of a career that might have been. That regret paled into insignificance when he was diagnosed with terminal cancer last year.

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