Bond Pretitle Sequences: Dr No
Simon Pitt | Monday 26th August 2013
And so, after 22 films, 22 pre-credit sequences, two toilets, four police chases, two harnesses, two sequences bathed in red light and one duck on a head, I've arrived at Dr No, where it all started. The first Eon Bond film and the beginning of my journey through Bond Pretitle Sequences. But has it all ended in an anti-climax. Dr No doesn't have a sequence before the credits. Or does it?
Bias and Impartiality
Simon Pitt | Sunday 16th February 2014
This is an article about my views, which are my views and not the views of the BBC. The views expressed in this article are mine, and wholly mine. And even though I work for the BBC, if I say I think something that does not mean the BBC as a whole thinks that same thing. So, if you're wondering to yourself: the views in this article, whose are they? Are they the BBC's? The answer is no; they're not the BBC's views, they are mine.
Bond Pretitle Sequences: Diamonds Are Forever
Simon Pitt | Saturday 10th August 2013
Finally, after the silly Moore years, the suave Brosnan years, the brutish Craig period, and the lumpy Dalton films, Connery, the real Bond, walks into the gun barrel. I've been watching the pre-credit teasers of each Bond film, working backwards from Skyfall. Today is the last Connery film: Diamonds are Forever
Marketing: We're all Advertisers Now
Simon Pitt | Saturday 9th January 2010
In the first part of a series on marketing, Simon examines how the Internet has turned us all into marketers, as we struggle to get our friends, potential loved ones, employers and parents to read our statuses, tweets and blog posts. In this new, digital world have we all become the executives of our own brands?
The Computing Sapir-Whorf
Simon Pitt | Monday 6th June 2011
Simon considers time wasted through doing things in silly ways, known-unknowns, unknown-unknowns, known-gnomes and gnomic-knowns. Oh, and also there's a bit about farting at the beginning, so if you're in to that sort of thing, you'll enjoy the first paragraph at least.
The Future of Carols?
Robert Weedon | Thursday 24th December 2009
Christmas carols are always heralded as an integral part of the season. However, with increasing secularisation and a suspicion of anything Victorian or traditional, how much longer will they survive? Robert looks at the annual service from King's College, Cambridge, and then, like a hooded harbringer of misery, discusses the future.
Simon Pitt | Wednesday 11th November 2009
According to the media, getting video On Demand wherever and whenever you want it is pretty much the most exciting thing to ever happen. But is On Demand all it's cracked up to be? If it is, why isn't everyone doing it, and if it isn't, why not? As the BBC turn off their Real Player streams and move to iPlayer for all TV and Radio, Simon looks at just how popular iPlayer is and examines why it hasn't set the world alight as much as everyone wishes.