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8-24 JUNE 2012
007 AT 50: A JAMES BOND RETROSPECTIVE IN LA

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-06-04
007 at 50 is co-presented by the BAFTA Los Angeles in celebration of their 25th Anniversary and James Bond's 50 years on film with thanks to MGM, Eon Productions and Park Circus.

Looking for a man to save the world, get the girl and look ever-so-suave while doing it? The name’s Bond - James Bond! Author Ian Fleming’s Agent 007 has been thrilling moviegoers for half a century, ever since Albert “Cubby” Broccoli and Harry Saltzman’s Eon Productions first brought the character to the big screen in 1962. Over the years, the Bond films have become the longest continuously running series in cinema history (and one of the most popular with more than $5 billion in box office receipts), and the British spy at their center has become one of the world’s leading trendsetters and sex symbols.

Since Sean Connery inaugurated the role in Dr. No (1962), there have been five more 007s – George Lazenby (On Her Majesty's Secret Service), Roger Moore (from Live and Let Die (1973) to A View to a Kill (1985)), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989)), Pierce Brosnan (from GoldenEye (1995) to Die Another Day (2002)) and current star Daniel Craig. Recurring characters like M, Q, Moneypenny and Felix Leiter tie the films together - along with some truly dazzling title sequences and theme songs.

A “bigger is better” approach has kept the series fresh for five decades as each film tries to top the one before in eye-catching production design, cutting-edge technology and death-defying stunt sequences. And as Fleming’s original output was consumed, writers plumbed current headlines for storylines, making the Bond films a unique window into recent history and changes in popular culture.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond 007 franchise, the American Cinematheque presents all 22 Bond films. Included in the series are From Russia with Love (1963), The Man with the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).

Series compiled by Grant Moninger. Program notes by John Hagelston.

Venues: Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood and Aero Theatre in Santa Monica
Dates: Friday, June 8 - Sunday, June 24. >Complete schedule

James Bond 50th Anniversary events and products featured on From Sweden with Love:
>Scalextric's James Bond 50th Anniversary products
>50 Years of James Bond poster revealed (January 10, 2012)
>Director's panel in Las Vegas (January 10, 2012)
>Royal Mail needs you for Bond (January 14-29, 2012)
>James Bond special in Mail on Sunday Live (January 15, 2012)
>Kindle edition of Cubby Broccoli's biography (January 16, 2012)
>Bond in Motion exhibition opens (January 17, 2012)
>James Bond at BAFTA Awards 2012 (February 12, 2012)
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches (February 22, 2012)
>Britt Ekland, George Lazenby and John Glen attends film festival in Oman (March 30, 2012)
>Maud Adams & Eunice Gayson attends TCM Classic Film Festival in Los Angeles (April 14, 2012)
>New James Bond video game announced: 007 Legends (April 18, 2012)
>Buckingham Covers 50th Anniversary sheet (May 1, 2012)
>James Bond special in EMPIRE magazine's June issue (May, 2012)
>Autographed trading cards set released (May 2, 2012)
>James Bond films screened at Cannes Film Festival (May 16-27, 2012)
>150 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>200 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>500 piece 50 Years Celebration Poker set released (May 30, 2012)
>Release of a new James Bond Monopoly: The 50th Anniversary Edition (July 31, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in London (July 6-September 5, 2012)
>Postcards from the James Bond archives released (September 3, 2012)
>Blu-ray set with the first 22 James Bond films (September 24, 2012)
>Premiere of Skyfall (October 26, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in Toronto (October 26, 2012-January 20, 2013)
>Anniversary concert in London (November 23, 2012)

Visit the official event page for the latest information:
www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/007-at-50-the-complete-james-bond-retrospective

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