If you've got at least $1,000 to spare, you can purchase a ticket to a screening of the new James Bond flick Skyfall at New York's Ziegfeld Theatre on November 1. Robert DeNiro will be among the hosts for the screening that will benefit his Tribeca Film Foundation. The ticket price also includes admission to a party afterward. For more click here
Throughout the month of October, the Museum of Modern Art in New York City will present big screen, 35mm showings of every James Bond movie from Dr. No through Quantum Of Solace. Here is the press release:
In 1987, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the release ofDr. No(1962), producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli donated newly made 35mm prints of all 14 Broccoli-produced James Bond feature films to The Museum of Modern Art. With this extraordinary gift came a promise to provide MoMA with a new 35mm print of each subsequent Bond film. To date, this collection has grown to 22 films—all of the James Bond films produced by Eon Productions—and since his passing in 1996, “Cubby” Broccoli’s daughter Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have generously continued this tradition.
Created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1953, the iconic James Bond, 007, is among the few MI6 agents with the “00” grade—a license to kill. In addition to his deadly skills, the sophisticated, suave, and impeccably dressed Bond remains a loner, despite countless romantic encounters with stunning female spies, voluptuous assassins, provocative party-girls, and a charismatic psychopath or two. The alluring aura of danger and self-confidence he exudes is irresistible to women, but none are allowed to get too close.
Whether portrayed by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig, Bond is forever loyal to Queen and country, possessed of a martini-dry sense of humor, considerably stylish, and eternally enigmatic. When his boss, M, is in need of a formidable agent to quell a globe-spanning espionage crisis, 007 is sent into the field with his trusty Walther PPK, an array of handy spy gadgets, and an unwavering commitment to his mission.
In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. No and the extraordinary open-ended donation from Albert R. Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli, and Michael G. Wilson, MoMA presents all 22 films in its James Bond collection.
MI6 Confidential, the full-colour magazine celebrating
the world of James Bond 007, returns with its seventeenth issue.
The Bond world is
buzzing. With just a few weeks to go before Skyfall
hits cinemas, we’ve seen the launch of film’s promotional campaign, the opening
of the most exhaustive exhibition of 007 design, and Activision continually
tease fans with a new look at their upcoming videogame, ‘007 Legends’.
We cover all of the
above in this issue, but the highlight must be the time we spent with stunt coordinator,
Gary Powell, who spoke exclusively to MI6 Confidential about the Skyfall pre-titles sequence. Finally, we
have just enough time to celebrate the French Bond girls of the franchise, as
Bérénice Marlohe joins their ranks this year.
Featured in this issue:
·Skyfall Action - Exclusive interview with stunt coordinator Gary Powell
·Entente Cordiale - Bérénice Marlohe joins a long list of French Bond
·All About Eve - Naomie Harris plays an MI6 field agent in Skyfall
·007 Legends - Activision lift the lid on their ambitious new videogame
·50 Years Of Bond Style At The Barbican - Take a tour of the new exhibition
·Inside The EON Archive - Exclusive interview with Archive Director Meg
·Sunspel In 007 Heaven - Recreating James Bond's iconic shorts
Connery on the set of Diamonds Are Forever in Las Vegas (1971). Photo copyright: Terry O'Neill.
Famed celebrity photographer Terry O'Neill has a new book covering the photos he took on the sets of the early James Bond movies. A selection of the photos will also be on display at Proud Chelsea gallery in London through November 4. Click here for more.
Click here to order the book discounted from Amazon.
Happier times: Connery on the set of Goldfinger (1964) before his battles with the studio and producers became the stuff of Hollywood legend.
Sir Sean Connery is still nursing a grudge against the James Bond franchise even though producers Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson weren't even running the series when Connery was embroiled in legal battles with Cubby Broccoli and Harry Saltzman. Connery has long maintained he has never been properly compensated for his participation in the six 007 films he did for United Artists. Broccoli always maintained that he got every penny he deserved and that any problems Connery had were between him and the studio as Eon never paid him directly. Nevertheless, the two men never fully reconciled before Broccoli's death in 1996. Connery's relationship with Harry Saltzman was even more strained. The end result of all this is that Connery is choosing to sit out the worldwide international Bond 50th anniversary celebrations, which seems certain to douse fan's long-standing hopes that all six of the Bond actors would ever appear together. For more click here
MTV's web site is looking back at one James Bond film every week, leading up to the release of Skyfall. Click here to read their assessment of Roger Moore in Octopussy (1983). The review accurately points out the jumbled, complicated plot line but does acknowledge the great stunt work. (What's up with calling the terrific title theme- John Barry's All Time High - "one of the worst" songs in the series? You can also watch the original trailer and James Brolin's screen test for the role of Bond, filmed when it looked like Moore would retire from the series.
Turns out the scoop that MI6-HQ web site broke has been confirmed: Daniel Craig will return for at least two more James Bond movies. His third film, Skyfall, is due for release next month in the UK with an American opening following in November. For more click here
At Central Hall Westminster – Saturday
September the 22nd ( 10 am – 5 pm )
celebration of the quintessential James Bond film!
members of the cast and crew, reunite for a one day and one-off unique event!
over 100 sellers from four continents coming to London for the day. Selling
Goldfinger and other original James Bond film memorabilia , plus general film
memorabilia from the silents to the latest releases.
One of the worlds largest collections of James
Bond film memorabilia ever assembled up for sale!
vintage James Bond collectable retro toys and games!
special guests on the day include –
KEN ADAM HONOR BLACKMAN SHIRLEY EATON TANIA MALLETT MARGARET NOLAN
CARON GARDNER BURT KWOUK NORMAN WANSTALL
special SIR KEN ADAM retrospective with SIR CHRISTOPHER FRAYLING
An HONOR BLACKMAN retrospective show
MEMORIES – The Golden Girls “ Reflections Talk “ SHIRLEY EATON TANIA MALLETT MARGARET
NOLAN talk about their memories
of making Goldfinger and working with Sir Sean Connery and director Guy
winning sound editor NORMAN WANSTALL will talk about Bond behind the
scenes and his work with the directors Terence Young , Guy Hamilton and
editor Peter Hunt. Also demonstrate how picture and sound editing was done
on the early Bond films with the moviola.
to the special talks and retrospectives can be bought from the website.
number of tickets available are limited in numbers can now be purchased on the
free screening in the afternoon of the newly remasterd and restored “ The Edgar Wallace Mysteries “ features an
early Sean Connery performance.