Friday, October 26, 2012
Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox, which runs from October 26, 2012 to January 20, 2013. In addition, three TIFF Cinematheque film programmes will run parallel to the exhibition.
Titled after Bond's famous preference for martini preparation, Shaken, Not Stirred: Bond on Film will offer audiences an exciting on-screen journey through five decades of James Bond action and adventure inviting them to watch the evolution of 007 from the first James Bond film Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008). Curated by Jesse Wente, Head of Film Programmes, TIFF Bell Lightbox, Bond vs. Blofeld (October 26 - October 27) will feature the six films from the series in which Bond battles his arch-nemesis, criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld in a back-to-back marathon screening from Friday, October 26 at 7p.m. until Saturday, October 27 at 1p.m. Curated by Colin Geddes, International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, Beyond Bond: The Other Secret Agents will launch on November 9. This sidebar programme will focus on the wave of spy films from Europe, Asia and the US that sprang up in response to the enormous international popularity of the Bond series.
TIFF will also present a series of public and school workshops, as well as additional exhibition highlights and the attendance of John Glen, director and editor of several James Bond films.
"As a film organization we're always seeking ways to enrich the cinematic experience both on screen and off," said Cowan. "Our public and school workshops in conjunction with our film programming and in-person events are the perfect complement to this exceptional exhibition. Together, they will provide audiences with a unique context to understand and enjoy the immense riches of the Bond legacy."
"James Bond is one of the great cultural phenomena of our times," said Wente. "We're thrilled to be able to present these films in our state-of-the-art cinemas and to welcome Bond, action and espionage fans to enjoy them the way they were meant to be seen, in all their big-screen glory."
Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is the most comprehensive James Bond exhibition ever, exploring the craft behind the series' villains and femme fatales, tailoring and costumes, set and production design, and gadgets and special effects. Additional highlights of the exhibition at TIFF Bell Lightbox include a life-size replica of "golden girl" Jill Masterson and Oddjob's steel-rimmed hat from Goldfinger (1964); Scaramanga's golden gun and 007 Bullet from The Man With the Golden Gun (1974); Bond's Omega Watch from Tomorrow Never Dies (1997); Bond's Samsonite briefcase with diamonds from Die Another Day (2002); the bathing trunks worn by Bond in Casino Royale (2006); James Bond's Tom Ford tuxedo from Quantum of Solace (2008) and new, previously unseen artifacts from the upcoming Bond film Skyfall (2012). Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style is curated by the Barbican Centre, with guest-curation by fashion historian Bronwyn Cosgrave and Academy Award®-winning costume designer Lindy Hemming, and designed by Ab Rogers. The exhibition is presented by Barbican Centre, London, in partnership with EON Productions.
On Monday December 10, veteran British director and editor John Glen will join Jesse Wente for an In Conversation With… event to speak about his work on over twenty years of James Bond films: as editor and action director of On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979); and as the director of all five Bond films during the 1980s: For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987) and Licence to Kill (1989). Immediately following the In Conversation With…, Glen will introduce a screening of Octopussy.
Continuing TIFF's commitment to engage teachers, children, youth and students, the exhibition will also be accompanied by multiple registered school and public workshops starting on October 31. During the school workshops, students will follow the progression of the James Bond character from the page to the screen and see how this action hero shaped - and was shaped by - trends in advertising, technological innovation and media culture. The public workshops will offer participants the opportunity to learn how to problem-solve their way through a Bond-style adventure using electronic gadgetry.
TIFF Members get free access to Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style and they can purchase James Bond film programme tickets starting October 9. Tickets for the exhibition and film programmes go on sale October 17 for non-members. Non- member single exhibition tickets are $15 plus tax (child/student/senior discounts available). Combo pack (film and exhibition) is $22 plus tax and can be purchased on the phone and in person only. Timed-entry ticketing will guarantee visitors entrance at their chosen time.
Shaken, Not Stirred: Bond on Film - October 27, 2012 to January 20, 2013
Debuting shortly before the North American release of Skyfall (2012) on November 9, Shaken, Not Stirred: Bond on Film will invite audiences to watch the evolution of 007. In chronological order, the films screening in the series include: Dr. No (1962), From Russia With Love (1963), Goldfinger (1964), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969),
Diamonds Are Forever (1971), Live and Let Die (1973), The Man With the Golden Gun (1974), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), Moonraker (1979), For Your Eyes Only (1981), Octopussy (1983), A View to a Kill (1985), The Living Daylights (1987), Licence to Kill (1989), GoldenEye (1995), Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), The World Is Not Enough (1999), Die Another Day (2002),
Casino Royale (2006) and Quantum of Solace (2008).
Bond vs. Blofeld - Friday, October 26, 7p.m. until Saturday, October 27,1p.m.
A screening marathon featuring the six films from the series in which Bond battles his arch-nemesis, criminal mastermind Ernst Stavro Blofeld. In screening order, the films featured in this series are: From Russia With Love (1963); Thunderball (1965); You Only Live Twice (1967), On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), Diamonds Are Forever (1971); and For Your Eyes Only (1981). The series is curated by Jesse Wente, Head of Film Programmes, TIFF Bell Lightbox.
Beyond Bond: The Other Secret Agents - November 9, 2012 to January 18, 2013
Programmed by Colin Geddes, International Programmer for the Toronto International Film Festival, this sidebar will focus on the wave of spy films from Europe, Asia and the US that sprang up in response to the enormous international popularity of the Bond series. Films to be featured in Beyond Bond: The Other Secret Agents will range from more serious, "realistic" espionage films such as The Ipcress File (starring Michael Caine); to broad camp such as Modesty Blaise (starring Monica Vitti and Dirk Bogarde) and goofball action/comedy in Steven Chow's (Shaolin Soccer and Kung Fu Hustle) wacky wild caper From Beijing with Love (1994); the delicious spoof OSS 117: Lost in Rio (2009), directed by Michel Hazanavicius and starring Jean Dujardin (who both recently won Academy Awards for The Artist); and conspiracy films such as Sydney Pollack's Three Days of the Condor (1975), which stars Robert Redford as a mild-mannered Everyman who gets trapped in a sinister government conspiracy.
October 31, 2012 - January 17, 2013: Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style
Touring the exhibition, classes will learn about the world's most iconic movie brand and its influence on art, music, lifestyle, automotive design, travel, technology and fashion over the course of five decades. Students will follow the progression of the James Bond character from the page to the screen, and see how this action hero shaped - and was shaped by - trends in advertising, technological innovation and media culture.
James Bond: Maker Mystery
Workshop + Exhibition Tour (Full Day) on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Grades 7-12, $12 per student (for groups of 12-32 students)
Classes will explore the gadgets and technology used in the Bond franchise through this full-day, hands-on workshop. Using robotics and new media technologies, students will form small groups and create devices to solve a Bond-inspired challenge. Participants will critically analyze their work to determine which solution would successfully save Bond.
James Bond: A World of Excess
Interactive Presentation + Exhibition Tour (Half Day) on Wednesdays and Thursdays
Grades 7-12, $8 per student (for groups of 12-32 students)
After touring the exhibition, classes will participate in a facilitated discussion and presentation examining the potential social effects of the James Bond franchise. Issues of filmmaker responsibility, copyright, diversity, environmental impact and the role of women will be addressed using a variety of media-based examples.
January 2, 2013, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
James Bond and the magic of on screen action & gadgets
Ages 12 -16 years
Join us at TIFF Bell Lightbox for some 007 adventure. Working with electronic gadgetry, participants will problem-solve their way through a Bond-style adventure in which success depends on the ability of the participants to problem-solve within a collaborative environment.
TIFF is a charitable cultural organization whose mission is to transform the way people see the world through film. An international leader in film culture, TIFF projects include the annual Toronto International Film Festival in September; TIFF Bell Lightbox, which features five cinemas, major exhibitions, and learning and entertainment facilities; and innovative national distribution program Film
Circuit. The organization generates an annual economic impact of $170 million CAD. TIFF Bell Lightbox is generously supported by contributors including Founding Sponsor Bell, the Province of Ontario, the Government of Canada, the City of Toronto, the Reitman family (Ivan Reitman, Agi Mandel and Susan Michaels), The Daniels Corporation and RBC. For more info mation, visit tiff.net.
About Eon Productions
EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce futu e James Bond films as well as
all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R 'Cubby' Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. They are currently producing the 23rd film, SKYFALL.
About the Barbican
A world-class arts and learning organisation, the Barbican pushes the boundaries of all major art forms including dance, film, music, theatre and visual arts. Our creative learning programme further underpins everything we do. In 2012 we celebrate the Olympic year with many of our projects forming part of the Cultural Olympiad and London 2012 Festival - it is also our 30th Birthday year. Over 1.5 million people pass through our doors annually, hundreds of artists and performers are featured, and more than 300 staff work onsite. Our architecturally renowned centre opened in 1982 and comprises the Barbican Hall, the Barbican Theatre, the Pit, Cinema One (with Cinemas Two and Three opening in Beech Street in September 2012), Barbican Art Gallery, a second gallery The Curve, foyers and public spaces, a library, Lakeside Terrace, a glasshouse conservatory, conference facilities and three restaurants.