Today: April 12, 2024

James Bond Day 2012

The 5th of October 2012 marks for Bond fans the world over a monumental day

The 5th of
October 2012 marks for Bond fans the world over a monumental day.
To
celebrate the anniversary of the premiere of Dr No back in 1962, a series of global events are taking place for
the avid shaken not stirrer, and with Daniel
Craig’s
third instalment in the franchise, Skyfall, is set for general release later on in the month which
means all the more cause to rejoice. Co-starring brit talent Naomie Harris and Ben Wishaw as a young Q, a fair haired Javier Bardem as Bond’s new nemesis Raoul Silva and Bérénice Marlohe as the girl. This year’s 23rd chapter of 007 brings
with it a new dilemma as Bond’s trust in M is tested and a promising new vision
with American Beauty director Sam Mendes at the helm.

In light of the Bond Birthday, a new documentary, Everything
or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007
will be released following the
vision of the franchise through the perspective of producers Albert R. Broccoli and Harry Saltzman as well as Bond author Ian Fleming.

You can also look forward to the chance to get your mitts on
some pretty special memorabilia from 007 history in a global charity auction. And
if you’re desperate to prove Die Another
Day
trumps Live And Let Die or The Man With The Golden Gun is heaps
better than GoldenEye there will be
a worldwide poll to decide on the best Bond film of all time.

In the meantime, if you’re not able to wait a month, Barbican is in the final throws of Designing 007 – 50 Years of Bond Style,
an exhibition dedicated to the workings on an iconic franchise from its very
beginning. Gadgets and weapons galore, the event has been received
spectacularly, with costume and set designs juxtaposed against outfits composed
by Tom Ford, Roberto Cavalli and Georgio
Armani
, and of course, the cars.

You can find information about the Barbican’s 007 exhibition
HERE, and further announcements on
the Bond 50th Anniversary can be found at the official website HERE


Beth Webb - Events Editor

I aim to bring you a round up of the best film events in the UK, no matter where you are or what your preference. For live coverage of events across London, follow @FilmJuice

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