On this episode, Matt Spasier from Bond Suits and I discuss the disguise outfits that James Bond wore in the movie Octopussy. Yes Clowns!  Interestingly each clown face needs to be original and archived. You can learn more about that in the Lindy Hemming interview at Comic-Con. She talked about having to make an original clown mask for Heath Ledger as Joker in The Dark Knight.

Should Bond be entertaining a clowns outfit? After Matt we’re going to shoot the breeze with returning guest Mark O’Connell from Catching Bullets.

Fan favourite

Mark often cites Octopussy as one of his favourite films and so we’re really going to hold hands, close our eyes and reach a symbiotic, telepathic cinematic nirvana in our minds that only two grown men with a hard on for 80’s Moore can achieve.

Lastly I’ve gotten hold of Marc Hernandez, contributor of Nene Steam Magazine to talk about the history of the Nene Valley Railway where they shot all the train scenes. You can catch Marc and I visit the filming locations situated on Nene Valley Railway in the video below.

Podcast chat

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Further Reading

Read our interview with Emma Porteous, costume designer for Octopussy in the book From Tailors With Love: An Evolution of Menswear Through the Bond Films, available on Amazon.

  • You can find out more about the Mischka’s Circus Outfit on Matt’s blog here.
  • You can find out more on Mark O’Connell through his blog here.
  • Why not take a ride on Nene Valley Railway, more information on their website here.