4 January 2013
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – The 85th Academy Awards®
will include a tribute to the James Bond movie franchise, which is
celebrating its 50th Anniversary this year, the telecast's producers
"We are very happy to include a special sequence on our show saluting
the Bond films on their 50th birthday," said producers Craig Zadan and
Neil Meron. "Starting with Dr. No back in 1962, the 007 movies
have become the longest-running motion picture franchise in history
and a beloved global phenomenon."
The 85th Academy Awards nominations will be announced live on
Thursday, January 10, 2013, at 5:30 a.m. PT in the Academy's Samuel
Academy Awards for outstanding film achievements of 2012 will be
presented on Oscar®
Sunday, February 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre™ at Hollywood &
and televised live on the ABC Television Network. The Oscar
presentation also will be televised live in more than 225 countries
Or Nothing reviewed
documentary Everything Or Nothing to get exclusive Odeon UK
release through Sony.
To commemorate fifty years since Dr. No premiered in
London, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Passion
Pictures and Red Box Films will release new James Bond documentary
Everything Or Nothing: The Untold Story Of Bond on 5 October as
part of Global James Bond Day.
It has now been announced that the documentary, focussed on Bond
producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming,
will be released in the UK through Sony on an exclusive basis with
Odeon Cinemas in selected locations.
Exclusive Q&A with Director Stevan Riley.
50 Years of James
Bond - The Museum of Modern Art, New York
5–31 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.
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.
Goldfinger: The Design of an
Iconic Film Title
5 October 2012– 31 March 2013
Accompanying 50 Years of James Bond is
Goldfinger: The Design of an Iconic Film Title, an
installation that features the first film title sequence to enter
MoMA’s collection as a design work in its own right, in conjunction
with related preparatory material. It was designer and art director
Robert Brownjohn (1926-1970) who conceived, designed, and directed the
Goldfinger title sequence.
12 September 2012
- 7 Days of James Bond
James Bond legend Sir Roger Moore today set the digital timer on a
golden briefcase containing the first box set of all 22 Bond films on
Blu-ray, which will travel the length of Great Britain from Monday
17th to Monday 24th September.
To mark the Golden Anniversary of James Bond on film, the golden
briefcase will set off in an Aston Martin DBS featured in Quantum
of Solace from Eilean Donan Castle in the Scottish Highlands at
10.07am on Monday 17th September, embarking on a seven-day journey.
DAY 005 - Bond Alumni at
BOND 50 Blu-ray Review
THE MUSIC OF BOND:
THE FIRST 50 YEARS
Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m. Samuel Goldwyn Theater
8949 Wilshire Boulevard, Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Hosted by music
historian and writer Jon Burlingame
With Special Guests lyricist Don Black and guitarist Vic Flick
Fifty years to the
day after the U.K. opening of the first Bond film, Dr. No, on
October 5, 1962, the Academy pays homage to the memorable title songs
and indelible scores that have become as celebrated as the character’s
Over the 22 films released to date as part of the official James Bond
series, there have been several constants: suave but deadly leading
men, gorgeous and barely clad Bond girls, over-the-top villains and
incredible music. Bond theme songs, sung by such leading performers of
their era as Shirley Bassey ('Goldfinger'), Nancy Sinatra ('You Only
Live Twice'), Paul McCartney and Wings ('Live And Let Die'), Carly
Simon ('Nobody Does It Better') and Sheena Easton ('For Your Eyes
Only'), consistently landed on the pop music charts. Duran Duran’s 'A
View To A Kill' became the first Bond song to hit #1 on the
Billboard Hot 100.
Combine those notable elements with the remarkable scores by composers
including John Barry, Marvin Hamlisch, Bill Conti and David Arnold,
and you have a body of work that continues to play a major role in
popular film culture.
Hosted by music historian and writer Jon Burlingame, the program will
feature many of the people who made the music, including lyricist Don
Black (title songs for Thunderball, Diamonds Are Forever,
The Man With The Golden Gun and The World Is Not Enough)
and guitarist Vic Flick, who laid down the famous guitar lick for the
'James Bond Theme'.
Designing 007 - Fifty years of Bond Style
26 October 2012 - 20 January 2013
The Toronto International Film Festival
plays host to the Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style and
has three special film programmes running parallel with the
Stirred: Bond on Film
As the highest-grossing and longest-standing franchise in film
history, TIFF Bell Lightbox will feature the twenty-two official
Bond films made by EON.
Bond Vs Blofeld
The six films from the series in which Bond battles with his
arch-nemesis, criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld, will screen
back to back from Friday, October 26 at 7pm until Saturday, October
27 at 1pm.
With... John Glen
December 10, 7:00pm One of the longest-serving members of the 007
production team, director and editor John Glen joins us on December
10th to discuss his more than twenty years of work on the James Bond
franchise and share his behind-the-scenes insights about the
Global James Bond
has been announced that October 5th, 2012 will be Global James Bond
Day, a day-long series of events for 007 fans around the world.
Commenting on Global James Bond Day, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara
Broccoli, producers of Skyfall, said,
“We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating James Bond’s golden
anniversary on film with this special day of events for Bond fans
around the world.”
Worldwide events celebrating Bond’s golden anniversary include a
global online and live charity auction event organised by Christie’s
in London, a global survey to discover the favourite Bond film country
by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) in
New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy
of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and Designing 007: 50 Years of
James Bond Style opens at TIFF in Toronto. Leading up to Global
James Bond Day, for the first time ever fans can own all 22 films in
the franchise on Blu-ray in one comprehensive collection with BOND 50,
releasing worldwide beginning September 24th. Further updates by
country will be announced in due course on 007.com and
50 Years of James
Bond - The Auction Online Only
28 September - 8 October 2012
To celebrate the 50th anniversary of James Bond on film, Christie’s
announces 50 Years of James Bond – The Auction which will present a
unique opportunity to acquire a piece of Bond memorabilia direct from
the archives of EON Productions as well as donations from the Bond
cast. Forty lots will be offered at an online-only auction from 28th
September to 8th October 2012, with 10 further lots to highlight an
invitation-only auction at Christie’s South Kensington on 5th October
– marking the 50th anniversary of the first screening of Dr. No.
These 10 further lots will also be accessible to both internet and
live, real-time bids.
All items offered for
sale will be on public exhibition at Christie’s South Kensington
saleroom, 85 Old Brompton Road from 11am on Saturday, 29 September
until 5pm on Friday, 5 October 2012; admittance free. All proceeds of
the auction will benefit UNICEF’s work for children and other
View the catalogue.
May 16-27 2012 -
007 makes his 50th anniversary debut at the 65th Cannes film festival.
Park Circus and Metro Goldwyn Mayer Studios are pleased
to announce 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