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New James Bond exhibit launched at Schilthorn

By: Anders Frejdh
Published:
2014-01-01
Bond World 007, a new exhibition celebrating Ian Fleming's James Bond, features a variety of props and other artefacts from On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Eon Productions sixth James Bond film starring George Lazenby as 007.

From Sweden with Love was delighted be one of the invited to the exclusive launch events of Bond World 007 at Schilthorn on Friday 28th June 2013. (We were the only Swedish people present at the event.)

Bond World 007 is a multi-sensory experience, immersing audiences in the creation and development of Bond style over its auspicious 50 year history.

It explores the craft behind the screen icons, the secret service and villains, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, automobiles, gadgets and special effects, graphic design and motion graphics, exotic locations, stunts and props.

Highlights include gadgets and weapons made for the film by special effects experts John Stears, along with artwork for sets and storyboards by production designer Peter Lamont and Syd Cain, costume designs by Marjory Cornelius, and stills by photographer George Whitear.

Official videos:

VIP opening with George Lazenby, John Glen, Sylvana Henriques and Terry Mountain

Bond World 007 has transformed Schilthorn, taking the audience on a journey - a 'making of' and presentation of George Lazenby's Bond film, by many considered to be the best in the entire series.

What did we think of the exhibition?
The exhibition is elegantly designed by Ab Rogers and curated by The Barbican, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Oscar®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming. The Ian Fleming biographer, Andrew Lycett, has acted as consultant for the project. All of them have done a tremendous amount of work to put it all together.

Being Swedish, it was nice to discover a Swedish Goldfinger poster in the entrance, and the fact that Barbara Broccoli suggested the idea for the ice palace in Die Another Day (2002) to be based on the Ice Hotel in Jukkasjärvi located in the north of Sweden. (Peter Lamont then created the icy construction at the backlot of Pinewood Studios.)

Without doubt, this is a wonderful James Bond exhibition, a must-see for all film lovers and James Bond fans in particular.

Bond guests at the launch party included:
George Lazenby (James Bond)
John Glen (second unit director)
Stefan Zürcher (Piz Gloria Guard)
Sylvana Henriques (The Jamaican girl)
Terry Mountain (Raphael)

Friends and members from the Bond community who attended the launch party included:

• Edward Dell Otro (of 007 Admiral Club)
• Kevin Collette (of Our Man from Bond Street)
• Luc Le Clech (of Club James Bond France)
• Markus Hartmann (of James Bond Club Schweiz)
• Morten Steingrimsen (of James Bond-magasinet)

For more photos, visit Sascha Braun's website (Sascha was FSWL's official photographer at the event):
>Bond World: Part 1
>Bond World: Part 2
>Bond World: Part 3
>Bond World: Part 4

Reviews in the press about the exhibition:
>PlanetSKI, July 1, 2013

Many thanks to the Schilthorn staff and their publicity team in particular.

For more information about the exhibit in Switzerland, visit the official website.

By Anders Frejdh. © 2013 From Sweden with Love.
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