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  • JamesPageJamesPage Moderator, Director
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    Event: 30th Annual Olympia Film Festival
    Location: Capitol Theater, 206 5th Ave. SE, Olympia, WA, USA
    Dates: November 8th to 17th, 2103

    Actress Lana Wood (who played Plenty O'Toole in the 1971 James Bond film "Diamonds Are Forever") will be the featured guest at next week's Olympia Film Festival, organizers recently announced. "We're really honored to have such Hollywood royalty in our historic venue," festival director Lisa Hurwitz said.

    Wood will attend a fundraising dinner Nov. 9 and participate in a question-and-answer session before "Diamonds Are Forever" is screened at the Capitol Theater.

    Wood is helping the Olympia Film Society wrap up its digital cinema campaign. OFS has raised $55,000 of a $65,000 goal, Hurwitz said.

    "We're hoping that by the time the festival is over the fundraising will be complete for the projector," Hurwitz said. A crew is currently installing the new digital projector in the theater. The theater will be closed from Sunday through Nov. 7 to facilitate the film-to-digital conversion.

    For more information visit olympiafilmsociety.org
  • edited January 2014 Posts: 4,622
    The great digital film fest is bringing both OHMSS and TB to the big screen.
    Jan 31 to Feb 6th, 2014. http://www.cineplex.com/Events/DigitalFilmFest

    It's actually a Bond double-bill with the two films showing back-to-back. I anticipate full big screen,4k digital awesome presentation.

    Participating theatres are across the country (Canada)
    http://www.cineplex.com/Events/DigitalFilmFest/ParticipatingTheatres

    Cheap tickets too. $6.00/film. Two films is discounted to $11.00 only, which is what the Bond double bill will cost. What a great price. Can't wait.

    On Her Majesty's Secret Service
    Plot: The unique Bond film that is the only one featuring George Lazenby as the suave spy, but also seen as one of the best Bond movies of all time.
    Showtimes
    February 4 – 7:00 PM

    Thunderball
    Plot: A classic Sean Connery Bond film, that stands as the only Bond film to be remade starring the same actor, later titled ‘Never Say Never Again.’

    Showtimes
    February 4 – 9:50 PM


    On a side note the original Planet of the Apes is also screening in glorious digital presentation.



  • JamesPageJamesPage Moderator, Director
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    After it completes its run in Moscow, Russia, the 'Designing 007' exhibition will move to The Netherlands from 12th October 2014 to 8th February 2015.

    <b>Press Release</b>
    In October 2014 the Kunsthal Rotterdam proudly presents the exhibition Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style. From Dr. No in 1962, starring Sean Connery, to 2012's Skyfall with Daniel Craig, Agent 007 captured the world's imagination. The screen hero has not only headlined the most successful franchise in film history, he has made an indelible impact on the worlds of art, music, fashion, technology, travel, automotive design, and lifestyle.

    The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition celebrates this world of innovation and action, style and sex appeal with an inside view of the world's favourite secret agent. More than 500 gadgets, costumes, iconic vehicles, storyboards, graphic designs and props, together with numerous film fragments, present an unequalled multimedia experience of the world of James Bond.

    The exhibition has been formed with exclusive material from the archives of EON Productions on commission from the Barbican, London by guest curator Bronwyn Cosgrave, Oscar®-winning costume-designer Lindy Hemming, and designer Ab Rogers. The exhibition has been presented previously in London, Toronto, Shanghai and Melbourne and will feature as part of The UK-Russia Year of Culture in Moscow before arriving in Rotterdam.
  • Samuel001Samuel001 Moderator
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    It's great to see this exhibition last such a long time. Will it continue past the next Bond film, do you know @JamesPage?
  • edited February 2014 Posts: 4,622
    Samuel001 wrote:
    It's great to see this exhibition last such a long time. Will it continue past the next Bond film, do you know @JamesPage?
    It should continue forever. I'd like to see it return to Canada real soon. I miss it already.

    And we need more big screen double-bill presenations of Bond films too.
    They are out of this world shows.
    I am already reaching out to the Great Digital Film Festival to give us a steady diet of Bond doubles each year.

    The OHMSS and TB double that they showed this year was mind blowing.

  • M_BaljeM_Balje Amsterdam, Netherlands
    edited February 2014 Posts: 4,030
    I read a very short newsmessage about this in December. It whas not much information. Look like it be 1 month short then paper expect. Of course i wish it be in Amsterdam.

    Of course i hoped on more information later in the year. More about what it be ? (Be it like museum or more or is somenone tell something in let we say 15 minutes and that's it) Price ? (€? Local or/and only online ?), Time and Day ? (Sunday ?) Aloud to make picture's ?
  • Posts: 5,222
    On march 22nd, William Boyd will sign "Solo" at the Paris Wh Smith store, Rue de Rivoli, near the Place de la Concorde. BTW, the magazine "Le Nouvel Observateur", in this week's issue, presents extracts of the translation. Said translation will be published on march 6th in France.
  • Posts: 1,497
    Event: "Dr. No" & "Goldfinger" big screen double-feature Father's Day
    Location: Aero Theater, 1328 Montana St, Santa Monica, CA, US
    Date: Sunday 15th June 2014
    Time: 19:30

    "All dads will have a chance to win Father’s Day prizes!"

    http://www.americancinemathequecalendar.com/content/dr-no-goldfinger
  • JamesPageJamesPage Moderator, Director
    Posts: 1,380
    To celebrate Father's Day, four James Bond films will be shown on Sunday 15th June 2014 at the Paramount Theatre and Stateside Theatre in Austin, TX, USA.

    The running order is:

    Sean Connery - Paramount
    FROM RUSSIA WITH LOVE Sun @ 4:15pm
    GOLDFINGER Sun @ 2pm

    Non-Connery - Stateside
    GOLDENEYE Sun @ 2:15pm
    THE SPY WHO LOVED ME Sun @ 4:45pm

    Special advance ticket includes double feature, specialty themed hot dog from Frank, and a themed martini, beer, or mixed drink from our bar.

    Admission is $31 per person. Advance tickets are on sale at the Paramount Theatre box office or at http://www.austintheatre.org
  • JamesPageJamesPage Moderator, Director
    Posts: 1,380
    Film: "From Russia With Love" (1963)
    Location: Glasgow Film Theatre, 12 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RB, UK
    Date: Wednesday 10th September 2014
    Time: 17:30

    Released in the wake of the Cuban Missile Crisis, From Russia with Love reflects many of the cultural concerns of the sixties. The film is being screened as part of the nationwide ‘Cultural Memory and British Cinema-going of the 1960s’ project based at UCL, and will be introduced by film historian Dr Melvyn Stokes. The audience are invited to join an informal discussion about their memories of film-going in the sixties following the film.

    <a href="http://www.glasgowfilm.org/theatre/whats_on/6514_screening_the_sixties_from_russia_with_love"; target="_blank">Tickets</a> are £5.
  • Posts: 4,622
    @leas_mole first noticed this, tracking Seydoux to @berlinale

    The new lead Bond Girl has a new film (Diary of a Chambermaid) appearing at berlinale festival, which is also debuting
    "A newly restored ultra-high definition version of #GOLDFINGER (1964) will premiere at the 65th @berlinale in February"




    I've seen GF twice at digital film presentations in recent years, but unlike the other restored films, GF was in a "letterbox" format, crystal clear mind you, but not in a full widescreen format.
    Maybe this version puts GF to the head of the class and gives it the full widescreen presentation, not to mention ultra-high def whatever that is.




  • RichardTheBruceRichardTheBruce I'm motivated by my Duty.
    edited July 2021 Posts: 10,636
    Friday 23 July 2021:
    007: The Transatlantic Appeal of Ian Fleming's James Bond
    Fleming bibliographer Jon Gilbert at The Transatlantic Book Fair of America hosts an online discussion of Ian Fleming and James Bond. Rebecca Baumann and Ajay Chowdhury join Mr. Gilbert on the panel.
    Free registration. 12:00 pm EST.
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    007: The Transatlantic Appeal of Ian Fleming's James Bond
    Join us at the Transatlantic Book Fair for a James Bond panel hosted by Ian Fleming bibliographer and bookseller Jon Gilbert!
    Date & Time
    Fri Jul 23 2021 at 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
    (Eastern Daylight Time)
    About this Event
    The irrepressible James Bond is returning to the big screen soon in the film “No Time to Die.” Join us at the Transatlantic Book Fair for a panel, hosted by Fleming bibliographer and bookseller Jon Gilbert, who will be discussing Ian Fleming and his iconic character, James Bond.

    Besides building major Fleming collections around the world, Mr. Gilbert produced a mammoth comprehensive and authoritative bibliography of Ian Fleming in 2012. On the interest in Fleming books Gilbert wrote in an article “…they are popular and collectible. James Bond merchandise and memorabilia is a whole industry in itself and its strength continues to be felt in the world of rare books. As each new film or book is released interest rises in the literature of Bond’s creator, as seen in the prices achieved at auction…”
    Panelists include Ajay Chowdhury, author and expert on Bond films and Rebecca Bauman from the Lilly Library, which houses a major Fleming collection.

    PANELISTS:
    Jon Gilbert is an English bibliophile, historian and the official bibliographer of Ian Fleming, creator of the fictional character James Bond. He is also an authority on J.K. Rowling first editions. He was educated at Caterham School and Roehampton Institute London. According to Fleming-family publisher Queen Anne Press, Gilbert is perhaps the foremost expert on the works of Ian Fleming and the literary history of James Bond. Through Adrian Harrington booksellers, he has become an internationally renowned dealer in rare Fleming material, and is a member of the Ian Fleming Foundation. Ian Fleming: The Bibliography, which was published in October 2012, is the result of both a career immersed in the writings of Ian Fleming, and four years intensive research following Fleming’s centenary year in 2008. The book was the winner of the 16th ILAB Breslauer Prize for Bibliography, awarded in 2014.
    Rebecca Baumann is the Head of Public Services at the Lilly Library, the rare book and manuscript library of Indiana University. In their time at the Lilly Library, they have taught over 700 one-shot instructional sessions for undergraduates, graduate students, and community groups. They are also an Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Information and Library Science at IU, teaching three courses in the Rare Book and Manuscript Specialization: The Book 1450 to the Present, Rare Book Librarianship, and Rare Book Curatorship. Their research interests center on the history of pulp and paperback publishing and popular genres including horror, science fiction, and romance. Publications include Frankenstein 200: The Birth, Life, and Resurrection of Mary Shelley’s Monster (IU Press, 2018) and “Speculative F***books: The Brief Life of Essex House” (in Dangerous Visions and New Worlds: Radical Science Fiction, 1950 to 1985, PM Press, 2021).
    Ajay Chowdhury was born in London and read Law at university there and in The Netherlands. For over two decades, Ajay has consulted on various motion picture, music, publishing, television and theatrical projects. Ajay has been involved with British and European feature film production in various capacities. He was the associate producer on two feature films, ‘Lost Dogs’ (2005) and ‘Flirting With Flamenco’ (2006). Ajay has been an Advisory Board member on Tongues On Fire Film Festival. In 2015, he co-wrote the internationally bestselling, ground-breaking Some Kind of Hero: The Remarkable Story of the James Bond Films with Matthew Field, published by The History Press. The book was updated in paperback to cover The Road To Bond 25 and published in August 2018. As the spokesperson for The James Bond International Fan Club, Ajay is frequently called upon by worldwide media to comment on all things relating to Ian Fleming's James Bond 007 www.007.info
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  • MalloryMallory Do mosquitoes have friends?
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    Free Skyfall screening in London - Friday 27th August
    https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-london-58179244
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    In Paris, the movie theater Le Grand Rex organizes a Bond/craig marathon this saturday, october 2nd, with the following movies :

    At 9.45 CET : CR '06

    At 13.00 : QOS

    At 15.00 : SF

    At 17.45 : SP

    And at 21.00 : NTTD in preview.

    So, if you're in the neighbourhood...
  • Posts: 5,222
    This week and last week, the "Filmothèque du Quartier Latin" in Paris organized a festival of Bond movies featuring Sean Connery. Movies screened were DN, GF and TB. I don't know yet if the festival will continue next week, but as soon as I get the information, I'll let you know.
  • MI6HQMI6HQ SIS Building, London, United Kingdom
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    An evening with another James Bond

    LOVERS of spy thrillers will be in for a treat in Manila in November when distinguished British actor Daniel Foley returns to present one of his highly acclaimed one-man, dinner-theater shows.

    After an absence of three years, the globe-trotting actor will be back, touring the Far East with his latest show, "An evening with James Bond 007." His stopover in the Philippines will be for one night only and presented by the Manila Club in Makati on November 11.

    https://www.manilatimes.net/2022/08/30/public-square/an-evening-with-another-james-bond/1856459
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    Propstores will organize, on september 15th 2022, an auction of rare posters and other artwork related to Bond. If you have the money :

    https://www.radiotimes.com/movies/james-bond-artwork-auctioned-uk-newsupdate/
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