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6-8 NOVEMBER 2009
CUBBY BROCCOLI CENTENARY EVENTS IN LOS ANGELES

By: FSWL team
Published:
2009-11-04
James Bond: Behind the Scenes with the World's Favorite Secret Agent
Friday, November 6, 2009 - Sunday, November 8, 2009

VENUE
University Park Campus
Eileen Norris Cinema Theatre
Frank Sinatra Hall
Admission is free but reservations are required.

This will be a film fest that examines the impact of the Bond series and Albert “Cubby” Broccoli, the producer who brought it to life.

For more than 30 years, the name Albert “Cubby” Broccoli was synonymous with the most prolific and financially successful film franchise in American cinema, Ian Fleming’s James Bond series. Beginning with Dr. No in 1962, Broccoli transformed Fleming’s novels into a groundbreaking and trendsetting pop culture phenomenon. The James Bond movies were responsible for reinventing the spy genre and helped redefine the popular construct of masculinity.

Presented in celebration of the Cubby Broccoli centennial, this three-day festival will feature screenings and discussions examining the impact of the Bond series and the producer who brought it to life. Panel discussions will feature key figures from the Bond franchise and from the Broccoli family. Additionally, an exhibit featuring a wide array of gadgets and props from the films will be on display during the festival.

SCHEDULE

Friday, November 6
7 p.m. Dr. No (1962) (1962, 110 minutes)
9 p.m. Goldfinger (1964) (1964, 110 minutes)

Saturday, November 7
12 p.m. On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) (1969, 142 minutes)
2:40 p.m. Live and Let Die (1973) (1973, 121 minutes)
5 p.m. “James Bond Today”
Panel discussion featuring Barbara Broccoli, Michael Wilson, Rob Wade, Neal Purvis and Marc Forster
6:45 p.m. The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) (1977, 125 minutes)
9 p.m. The Living Daylights (1987) (1987, 130 minutes)

Sunday, November 8
12:30 p.m. GoldenEye (1995) (1995, 130 minutes)
2:50 p.m. Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) (1997, 119 minutes)
5 p.m.: “Cubby Broccoli, Producer”
Panel discussion featuring Barbara Broccoli, Michael Wilson, Tom Mankiewicz, Richard Kiel and Maud Adams
6:30 p.m. Reception in Queens Courtyard
8 p.m. Casino Royale (2006) (2006, 144 minutes)

The events are organized by the USC School of Cinematic Arts and generously sponsored by Visions and Voices: The USC Arts & Humanities Initiative.

ABOUT THE PANELISTS

Maud Adams (Actress, "Octopussy") was born in Luleå, a town on the northeast coast of Sweden. She started her professional career as a fashion cover girl in the late 1960's in Europe and was soon discovered by the world famous Ford Model Agency and brought to New York City. A supermodel during the 1970's, she was frequently seen in fashion layouts and magazine covers, such as Vogue and Harper’'s Bazaar.

In 1974, she landed a coveted role as a "Bondgirl" in the James Bond thriller The Man With The Golden Gun, playing opposite Roger Moore. The following year, director Norman Jewison placed her opposite James Caan in his futuristic drama Rollerball. In 1984, she was once again coupled with Roger Moore, playing the title role of Octopussy, thus becoming the only actress to twice star in a James Bond movie.

Barbara Broccoli (Producer) has worked on the James Bond films for many years. Starting her career as an assistant director on Octopussy and A View to a Kill, Barbara worked her way up to become associate producer and then earning her first producer credit on GoldenEye, most recently producing Quantum of Solace with her brother Michael Wilson. In 2003, together with Dana Broccoli and Michael Wilson, Barbara produced the award winning stage version of Chitty Chitty Bang Bang which opened to rave reviews in London and later in New York. Barbara was awarded the OBE in the Queens New Years Honours 2008.

Marc Forster (Director), a BAFTA and Golden Globe-nominated director, made his directorial debut in 2000 with a psychological horror movie entitled Everything Put Together, which he also co-wrote. The film premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and Forster went on to direct a string of critically acclaimed blockbuster hits including, most recently, The Kite Runner, based on Khaled Hosseini's best seller. Although born in Germany, Forster was raised in Switzerland where he attended the famous Institut Montana Zugerberg. However, his early ambition was to make films and in 1990 he moved to America to study film at New York University. Forster commented, "When you grow up like that and suddenly you decide you intend to make movies, everybody says it's impossible, but here I am and I’m living my dream."

Today, Forster's impressive filmography includes Monsters Ball (2001), which received two Oscar® nominations with Halle Berry winning Best Actress, and Finding Neverland (2004); a film based on the semi-autobiographical story of the friendship between J.M. Barrie and the single mother who lived next door with her four boys. Finding Neverland, starring Johnny Depp and Kate Winslet, received seven Academy Award® nominations, five Golden Globe nominations and eleven BAFTA nominations all including Best Picture. Forster was also nominated Best Director by his peers at the Directors Guild Of America. In 2005, Forster helmed the reality bending thriller Stay starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts and went on to direct the hit comedy Stranger Than Fiction, with Will Ferrell, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Dustin Hoffman, Emma Thompson and Queen Latifah, the following year.

Richard Kiel (Actor, "Jaws") is one of the biggest actors in Hollywood, standing seven feet, two-inches tall and weighing three hundred and forty-five pounds. As an actor, writer and producer, Kiel is best known as the menacing, steel-dentured Jaws in the 1977 James Bond flick The Spy Who Loved Me. So well received was this appearance that the scriptwriters contrived to bring Jaws back from the dead in the next Bondfest, Moonraker (1979).

Richard seemingly became an overnight success after Bond, co-starring in many films such as So Fine where he played his gangster role alongside co-stars Ryan O'Neal and Jack Warden. More recently, Kiel starred as "Mr. Larson," Adam Sandler's boss in Happy Gilmore. Currently, he is working on a science fiction trilogy for the SciFi Channel.

Tom Mankiewicz (Writer), son of writer-director Joseph L. Mankiewicz (All About Eve) and nephew of screenwriter Herman L. Mankiewicz (Citizen Kane), has had a multi-faceted and successful career as screenwriter, producer and director. As a screenwriter, Mankiewicz co-wrote the first of several James Bond thrillers, Diamonds are Forever (1971). He later scripted Live and Let Die (1973) and The Man With the Golden Gun (1974) while consulting on others in the 007 series including Moonraker (1979) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). In 1976, after writing and co-producing the comedy Mother, Jugs and Speed, Mankiewicz wrote the final draft for Yates' production of The Deep followed by the wartime adventure The Eagle Has Landed. The Cassandra Crossing, a European suspense thriller starring Sophia Loren, Richard Harris, Burt Lancaster and Ava Gardner was written by Mankiewicz in 1976 and by 1978 Mankiewicz had completed the final draft of Donner's Superman, followed by the hit sequel Superman II (1980).

Presently, Mankiewicz teaches a course in Film Language at Chapman University at the Dodge College of Media Arts where he served as Filmmaker in Residence in 2006.

Neal Purvis and Robert Wade (Writers) had their first success in 1991 with the screenplay of the controversial screen drama Let Him Have It, a true story about the killing of a policeman. The critically acclaimed film, directed by Peter Medak, was screened for Parliament and played a part in Derek Bentley's eventual posthumous pardon. They have since worked in a variety of genres with screenplays such as The Wasp Factory, an adaptation of Iain Banks' novel for director Stephen Daldry, and Plunkett & Macleane, starring Robert Carlyle and Liv Tyler.

Between writing James Bond films The World is Not Enough and 2002's Die Another Day, they worked on The Italian Job, starring Mark Wahlberg and Edward Norton, and Johnny English, starring Rowan Atkinson and John Malkovich. They then wrote and co-produced Return to Sender for director Bille August and performed the same duties on Stoned for director Stephen Woolley, before writing the screenplay for Casino Royale. After delivering their screenplay for Quantum of Solace, they wrote Barbarella for director Robert Rodriguez, to be produced in 2009 by Dino DeLaurentiis, and have adapted John Le Carre's latest novel, The Mission Song, for producers Simon Channing-Williams and Gail Egan. Their most recent collaboration is with director John Carney, on an adaptation of an M.R. James horror story, Casting the Runes. They are currently producing The Little Red Car, a comedy from their own script set in Paris and directed by Hattie Dalton.

Michael G. Wilson (Writer, Producer) joined EON Productions in 1972 and was named Assistant to the Producer on The Spy Who Loved Me. He became Executive Producer on Moonraker and continued with that credit on the following two Bond films. He co-wrote For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights and License to Kill. When James Bond returned to the big screen after an absence of six years, Wilson produced the hugely successful GoldenEye with his sister Barbara Broccoli, followed by the blockbuster releases Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day, Casino Royale and Quantm of Solace. He was awarded the OBE in the Queens New Years Honours 2008.

EXHIBIT

There will be an exhibit that will feature noteworthy artifacts from the spy thriller series as well as additional films from Broccoli's career. Some of the items on display include an early draft of the script for Dr. No, the metal teeth worn by assassin Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me, the Versace evening dress worn by Halle Berry in Die Another Day, the red velvet dress worn by Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die, the mock Fabergé Egg from Octopussy, the Algerian love knot necklace worn by Eva Green in Casino Royale, the golden gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, Sean Connery's coat from Dr. No, among many other costumes, cinema artwork, film stills and Bond spy gadgets.
The exhibit will take place in the Hugh M. Hefner Exhibition Space in the George Lucas Building Lobby, East wing of the SCA complex.

For more information on the event and how to book tickets online, please visit the official event page below:
cinema.usc.edu/Bond

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