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22-23 MAY 2014
GOLDFINGER 50TH ANNIVERSARY EVENT IN OSLO

By: FSWL team
Published:
2014-04-29
One of the most acclaimed Bond movies of all time is undoubtedly the 1964 classic Goldfinger (1964) starring Sean Connery as Ian Fleming's James Bond directed by Guy Hamilton. In conjunction with this year's 50th anniversary of the film, a special event will be held in Oslo. Honorary guests are Academy Award winners Sir Ken Adam (first time he visits Norway) & Norman Wanstall and Bond girl Margaret Nolan. Sir Ken's biographer and good friend Sir Christopher Frayling will also be there.
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FULL REPORT and OFFICIAL PHOTOS from the event.
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Media coverage of the event:
>Sir Billi (22-5-2014)
>NFK - filmklubbforbundet (22-5-2014)
>Filter (12-5-2014)
>Montages (19-5-2014)
>Montages (29-4-2014)
>OP-5 (20-5-2014)
>Rushprint (21-5-2014)
>Cinema (30-4-2014)
>Cinema Retro (16-5-2014)
>Dagbladet (12-5-2014)
>Dagsavisen (22-5-2014)
>Kino Victoria (29-4-2014)
>NATT&DAG (4-5-2014)
>NRK (22-5-2014)
>NRK (22-5-2014, includes VIDEO)
>NRK (22-5-2014, includes VIDEO)
>Oslo By (20-5-2014)
>Oslo Kino (29-4-2014)

Feedback from the honorary guests:
"Thank you for such a lovely trip. I thought you did a brilliant job and you arranged such terrific trips for us. I'll always remember the travelling for three days in taxis and having such fun with such special people! I felt honoured! And I have really fallen in love with Oslo. I want to go back asap to Scandinavia, I think it suits me very well!" - Margaret Nolan

"I can honestly say we spent three very enjoyable days and I hope you and Morten enjoyed them as much as we did. It was quite amazing how we all ‘bonded’ together and ended up as the magnificent seven. I thought you and Morten did an excellent job in Oslo so I hope the event didn’t turn out to be too stressful." - Norman Wanstall

"Thanks for organizing such a wonderful trip to Norway. I was particularly delighted with the antique Rolls and thoroughly enjoyed the Viking exhibition. I dutifully send his sincerest gratitude to you both for such an amazing visit to Oslo." - Sir Ken Adam
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OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE:

Oslo, Norway, 29 April 2014
Big event celebrating James Bond in Oslo

[James Bond:] "Do you expect me to talk?"
[Auric Goldfinger:] "No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die!”

The Norwegian James Bond-magasinet, along with From Sweden with Love, has organised a big event to celebrate this September's fiftieth anniversary of the release of "Goldfinger" (1964). It will be held at the luxury cinema Kino Victoria cinema on Thursday, May 22, 2014.

"Goldfinger" is considered the most iconic and influential James Bond film. This is the first time a gala performance of a vintage Bond film has been screened in Norway.

- It is with great pleasure and pride that we can finally reveal the news of a very unique celebration of the immortal classic "Goldfinger". We will screen a beautiful, newly restored print of the film at Oslo's newest and finest cinema. Additionally, we are happy to present two special guests from the film that will be in attendance. It'll be a very cool program based around the film and a grand celebration, says organizers Morten Steingrimsen (James Bond-magasinet) and Anders Frejdh (From Sweden with Love).

Prominent guests:
Honorary guests will be Academy Award® winner Norman Wanstall and one of the Bond Girls from "Goldfinger", Margaret Nolan. Both will participate in a Q&A following the screening.

The film's acclaimed sound designer Norman Wanstall will be present at the screening. Wanstall won the Academy Award® for his work on "Goldfinger" and has worked on a number of other Bond classics; Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Thunderball (1965) (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983). Other classic films on his resume include Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975) and François Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 (1966).

- I have fond memories of Oslo. I was there in 1970 as a result of editing the film The Only Way (1970) in Denmark. My wife, daughter and I stayed in Copenhagen for the duration of the film and when Christmas arrived the producer invited us to spend the break with him in Oslo. The snow was obviously very much in evidence and I watched in awe from my hotel window as the taxi drivers skidded their cars sideways around the bends. It was a very enjoyable stay and we were treated very well and I’m very much looking forward to my visit on 22nd May.

Margaret Nolan portrays Dink, Bond's masseuse in "Goldfinger". With her gold decorated body and her golden bikini she also features in the film's very iconic posters and over the main titles. In addition to the James Bond film, she worked as a model, painter, theatre actress and starred in numerous other films including the Beatles film A Hard Day's Night (1964) and several of the films in the British Carry On franchise. She has also appeared in television series such as The Saint and The Persuaders!, both with James Bond actor Roger Moore.

The British Ambassador in Norway, Ms. Jane Owen, will also be in attendance to open the festivities.

A number of Norwegian celebrities will also be in attendance. These will be presented for the press nearer the time of the event.

A film screening out of the ordinary
The opening on May 22nd will be a closed and exclusive event for 292 invited guests. The film will be shown with a newly restored version, specially imported from the UK. For the occasion, the cinema will be transformed into a Bond world, including a Bond style casino where players can win a trip to an exotic destination worthy of 007 himself. There will also be a display of an Aston Martin, after party with DJ, serving of vodka martini "Shaken, not stirred", and more.

Public screening on May 23th
Due to popular demand, James Bond-magasinet in cooperation with Oslo Kino, has organised a public screening on May 23. Norman Wanstall and Margaret Nolan will also attend this screening. For more information about this screening, go to www.oslokino.no/incoming/article1166041.ece.
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For more information, tickets to the after-party, interviews, please contact Morten Steingrimsen on steingrimsen@gmail.com / (+47) 938 19 910 or Anders Frejdh on anders@jamesbond007.se (+46) 709 191 007.

Editor's note:
For more James Bond events presented on From Sweden with Love, click here.

For more about Sir Ken Adam on From Sweden with Love, click here.

Photo above:
One of the most famous film scenes of all time, Shirley Eaton (as Jill Masterson) painted in gold. © 1964 Danjaq S.A. And United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

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