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Spectre trailer suggests that Bond is going back to his roots says researcher

Professor James Chapman from the Department of the History of Art and Film has been featured in an article for the Mirror discussing the new trailer for the upcoming James Bond film Spectre and ways in which it alludes to the franchise's past.

In the trailer he observes several references to previous Bond films, including:

  • The crime syndicate SPECTRE was introduced in the novel 'Thunderball' and featured in the Bond films of the 1960s
  • The SPECTRE logo (an octopus) was seen in 1965's Thunderball
  • In a rare sight, Bond is seen wearing a white dinner jacket in the first instance since Roger Moore played Bond
  • Based on his appearance the villain played by Christoph Waltz could turn out to be the iconic villain Blofeld
  • The names on the memorial wall are members of the production crew of Spectre

The new trailer for Spectre can be found below:

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