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3D is still going strong (unfortunately). We had “Jurassic Park 3D”, “Finding Nemo 3D”, “Star Wars Episode 1” 3D “The Lion King 3D” and more. Now comes a listing on a website for a 3D conversion of…wait for it…”Dr. No”. Yep the very first James Bond film starring Sean Connery is apparently coming out on 3D Blu-Ray for the Taiwanese release. Even more disturbing? Moviefone now has a listing for an IMax 3D version of “Dr. No”. Hopefully this is all just talk. Because for starters, 007 doesn’t need 3D. And if they were really set on that. Why not the newer films? The chase scene in “Casino Royale” could be pretty entertaining in 3D I suppose, even some of the scenes in the bad “Quantum of Solace”. Why the first film in the series?

More Bond news, an Oscars spokesman said all the Bond actors will not appear together during the show. The Academy is honoring 50 years of James Bond.

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This Friday marks the 50th anniversary of the first showing of the first James Bond film, “Dr. No”. So, let the James Bond debates begin. I’m starting the week off with the best Bond theme song. There’s been a ton. Jack White and Alicia Keys were the two most recent artists with “Another Way to Die”. Adele is about to join their ranks. Which song was the best?

Among my favorites are:

Live and Let Die: Performed by Paul McCartney, this song just rocks out. It’s been covered by Guns N Roses, was nominated for Grammys and frankly, is one of the theme songs that has endured the best over the years.

Diamonds Are Forever: What can I say? Sultry, sexy, this one just knocks it out of the park.

Goldfinger: Probably my all time favorite. The bench mark for Bond theme songs.

You Know My Name: From “Casino Royale”, the song strangely enough isn’t on the official soundtrack. But, it’s a good introduction to the new Bond, a grittier Bond played by Daniel Craig.

What are your favorites?

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the world premiere of “Dr. No”, EON is announcing October 5, 2012 as Global James Bond Day. Here’s the official release from 007.com.

It has been announced that October 5th, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, a day-long series of events for 007 fans around the world.

Commenting on Global James Bond Day, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of SKYFALL, said, “We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating James Bond’s golden anniversary on film with this special day of events for Bond fans around the world.”

Worldwide events celebrating Bond’s golden anniversary include a global online and live charity auction event organised by Christie’s in London, a global survey to discover the favourite Bond film country by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Designing 007: 50 Years of James Bond Style opens at TIFF in Toronto. Leading up to Global James Bond Day, for the first time ever fans can own all 22 films in the franchise on Blu-ray in one comprehensive collection with BOND 50, releasing worldwide beginning September 24th. Further updates by country will be announced in due course on 007.com and facebook/JamesBond007.

A new feature documentary from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, will also be unveiled (with country-specific release details to follow). Directed by Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon), Everything Or Nothing focuses on three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming. It’s the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history. With unprecedented access both to the key players involved and to EON Productions’ extensive archive, this is the first time the inside story of the franchise has ever been told on screen in this way. Director Stevan Riley follows a story that begins with a groundbreaking spy thriller and continues six Bonds and five decades later. While Bond was saving the world from chaos and catastrophe on screen, this compelling documentary draws back the curtain to reveal the battles, threats and real stakes unfolding behind the camera.

The latest James Bond film stars Daniel Craig and Javier Bardem in “Skyfall”.

Lukas Eggen can be reached at eggen.lukas@gmail.com.