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5-31 OCTOBER 2012
THE MUSEUM OF MODERN ART CELEBRATE 007

By: FSWL team
Published:
2012-08-31
The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in New York celebrate 50 Years of James Bond on film between 5th October (recently announced as Global James Bond Day) and 31st October 2012.

In 1987, on the occasion of the 25th anniversary of the release of Dr. No (1962), producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli donated newly made 35mm prints of all 14 Broccoli-produced James Bond feature films to The Museum of Modern Art. With this extraordinary gift came a promise to provide MoMA with a new 35mm print of each subsequent Bond film. To date, this collection has grown to 22 films - all of the James Bond films produced by Eon Productions - and since his passing in 1996, “Cubby” Broccoli’s daughter Barbara Broccoli and Michael G. Wilson have generously continued this tradition.

Created by novelist Ian Fleming in 1953, the iconic James Bond, 007, is among the few MI6 agents with the “00” grade—a license to kill. In addition to his deadly skills, the sophisticated, suave, and impeccably dressed Bond remains a loner, despite countless romantic encounters with stunning female spies, voluptuous assassins, provocative party-girls, and a charismatic psychopath or two. The alluring aura of danger and self-confidence he exudes is irresistible to women, but none are allowed to get too close.

Whether portrayed by Sean Connery, George Lazenby, Roger Moore, Timothy Dalton, Pierce Brosnan, or Daniel Craig, Bond is forever loyal to Queen and country, possessed of a martini-dry sense of humor, considerably stylish, and eternally enigmatic. When his boss, M, is in need of a formidable agent to quell a globe-spanning espionage crisis, 007 is sent into the field with his trusty Walther PPK, an array of handy spy gadgets, and an unwavering commitment to his mission.

In celebration of the 50th anniversary of Dr. No and the extraordinary open-ended donation from Albert R. Broccoli, Barbara Broccoli, and Michael G. Wilson, MoMA presents all 22 films in its James Bond collection.

Editor's note:
The Museum of Modern Art is located at 11 West 53 Street in New York.

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 attend film festival in Oman (March 30, 2012)
>Maud Adams & Eunice Gayson attend 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)
>007 at 50: James Bond screenings in Los Angeles (June 8-24, 2012)
>James Bond vehicles at Comic Con (July, 2012)
>Designing 007 exhibition in London (July 6-September 5, 2012)
>Release of a new James Bond Monopoly: The 50th Anniversary Edition (July 31, 2012)
>James Bond special in Entertainment Weekly (August 3, 2012)
>Postcards from the James Bond archives released (September 3, 2012)
>Blu-ray set with the first 22 James Bond films (September 24, 2012)
>Bollinger launches special cuvée to James Bond (October 1, 2012)
>50th anniversary of Dr. No (October 5, 2012)
>Feature documentary: Everything or Nothing (October 5, 2012)
>The Music of Bond in Los Angeles (October 5, 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)

Photo above:
Sean Connery as James Bond in a scene from Dr. No (1962). © 2012 Danjaq, LLC, United Artists Corporation and Columbia Pictures Industries, Inc.

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