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Australian Courier Mail bitches and moans about Aston Martin

Posted in Cars & Gadgets, Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace with tags , , on December 21, 2007 by Deborah Lipp

Here’s the headline: Starring role for Aston

Great, right? We’ve been hearing for a week or two that the Aston Martin is definitely back for Bond 22. It’s not a major news story, as far as I’m concerned; I mean, it’s more or less the default—the real news would be if it weren’t back.

But here’s the subhead: LET’S hope the Aston Martin gets a longer role in the next James Bond film than it did in Casino Royale.

Shut! Up! What do you people want? The Aston Martin was gorgeously showcased in Casino Royale. No car company could be happier with product placement. The lavish attention focused on the cars in this film was arguably more lingering and loving than that focused on Solange.

First, the worship of the 1964 classic. Then the introduction of the new car; “I love you, too, M.” then the long scene in the parked Aston Martin with the defibrillator. Then, the thrilling car chase, culminating in a world-record setting car roll. What did they want—a leisurely drive in the country? Geez Pete.

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Aston Martin review and wallpaper

Posted in Cars & Gadgets on August 17, 2007 by Deborah Lipp

Car Today has a drooling review of the finally-released Aston Martin DBS. The article includes lots of illustrations and downloadable wallpaper.

Rocketbelt Convention

Posted in Cars & Gadgets, Events on August 7, 2007 by Deborah Lipp

Holy jetpack! The 2nd Annual Rocketbelt convention will be in Niagara Falls, NY next weekend (August 11–12, 2007). For some reason, I can’t stop humming Thunderball!