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16-27 MAY 2012
JAMES BOND 007 AT 2012 FILM FESTIVAL IN CANNES

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-05-10
FSWL have been informed that James Bond makes his debut at 65th Cannes Film Festival this year. Park Circus and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios have announced a special celebration at the 65th Cannes International Film Festival to mark the 50th Anniversary on the big screen of Ian Fleming’s James Bond.

Five James Bond films will screen in new digital versions as part of the Cinema de la Plage screenings.

The celebration will kick off with a 50th anniversary screening of DR NO directed by Terence Young and starring Sean Connery and Ursula Andress.

First released on 5th October 1962 Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli’s and Harry Saltzman's production of DR NO marked the first big screen appearance for Ian Fleming’s James Bond character.

"Top spy and ladies’ man beyond compare, James Bond appeared on screen for the first time played by Sean Connery in 1962. The actor, little-known at the time, took part in the competition organised by the London Express in 1961 and won the jury over. He went on to play a charming, refined James Bond in six films, faithful to the cynical strongman portrayed by Ian Fleming in his novels. The role catapulted him to international stardom and opened the door for him to act in films by Alfred Hitchcock and Syndey Lumet, among others.

In Dr. No, the first in a long line of Bond films, the British secret services send their agent on a mission to Jamaica to foil the plans being laid by Dr. No. On his secret island, the leader of SPECTRE is up to some dangerous research that will help him take control of the world."

Dr. No (1962) will be followed by screenings of Casino Royale (2006), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), From Russia with Love (1963), and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969).

This is the first time any of the James Bond films has screened during the festival in Cannes.

Times:
• Dr. No - Thursday May 17th at 9:30 pm
• Casino Royale - Thursday May 17th at 11:30 pm
• Diamonds Are Forever - Sunday May 20th at 9:30 pm
• From Russia With Love - Monday May 21st at 9:30 pm
• On Her Majestys Secret Service - Wednesday May 23rd at 9:30 pm

The screenings in Cannes mark a year long celebration including a return to theatres worldwide of some of the classic Bond films. The celebration continues on the small screen with BOND 50, a collectible box-set featuring all 22 James Bond films on Blu-ray disc for the first time including the debut of nine James Bond films previously unavailable in high definition Blu-ray. Fans around the world can pre-order now with participating online retailers.

James Bond 50th Anniversary events featured on From Sweden With Love:
>50 Years of James Bond poster
>Director's panel in Las Vegas
>Royal Mail Union Flag postage stamps
>James Bond special in Mail on Sunday Live
>Kindle edition of Cubby Broccoli's biography
>Bond in Motion exhibition
>James Bond at BAFTA Awards 2012
>Two new James Bond Omega limited edition watches
>Buckingham Covers 50th Anniversary sheet
>Autographed trading cards set
>Designing 007 exhibition in London
>Designing 007 exhibition in Toronto
>Blu-ray film set
>New video game - James Bond: 007 Legends
>Premiere of Skyfall
>Concert in London


Photo above:
The 50th Anniversary Blu-ray set with the first 22 James Bond films from Eon Productions. © 2012 MGM and 20th Century Fox. All rights reserved.

Visit the official website for the Cannes Film Festival for the latest news:

www.festival-cannes.fr

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