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Bond Style – Bolivian Desert Combat in Quantum of Solace

Daniel Craig as a dirty James Bond in Quantum of Solace.

Daniel Craig as a dirty James Bond in Quantum of Solace (2008).


Daniel Craig as James Bond, rogue British secret agent

Bolivia, Summer 2008

Film: Quantum of Solace
Release Date: October 31, 2008
Director: Marc Forster
Costume Designer: Louise Frogley


Recently, I covered Butch Cassidy’s attire while in Bolivia. Exactly 100 years later, James Bond was wreaking havoc on the country in Quantum of Solace. Of course, real Bond fans know that the film’s version of “Bolivia” was actually filmed in the Atacama Desert in Chile.

Some have complained about Bond wearing jeans for these scenes, but it’s actually very utilitarian and – come on already, people – this was 2008, not 1958. With some jeans costing thousands of dollars, albeit impractically, denim has come a long way from being the domain of the laborer. Continue reading

Don Draper’s California Adventure

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in "The Mountain King", the twelfth and penultimate episode of Mad Men's second season.

Jon Hamm as Don Draper in “The Mountain King”, the twelfth and penultimate episode of Mad Men‘s second season.


Jon Hamm as Don Draper aka Dick Whitman, overwhelmed Madison Avenue ad man

Los Angeles, Fall 1962

Series: Mad Men
– “The Jet Set” (Episode 2.11, dir. Phil Abraham, aired 10/12/2008)
– “The Mountain King” (Episode 2.12, dir. Alan Taylor, aired 10/19/2008)
Creator: Matthew Weiner
Costume Designer: Janie Bryant


By the end of Mad Men‘s second season, Don Draper’s year of professional success has not been without its personal struggles. He’s still wowing clients right and left, but his home life is in turmoil after one too many extramarital dalliances—or at least a far too blatant one—landed him out of the house indefinitely. Furthermore, it’s September 1962, mere weeks away from the proverbial “eyeball to eyeball” tension of the Cuban Missile Crisis would threaten the world as they know it.

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