October 5th is Global James Bond Day

With October seeing the 50th anniversary of Dr No’s cinema release there was no better time for the world to go 007 crazy.
To celebrate 50 years of 007, Albert R. Broccoli’s EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment announced that October 5, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, a day-long series of events for Bond fans around the world. 

Worldwide events celebrating Bond’s golden anniversary will include a global online and live auction charity event of 50 lots to benefit twelve charitable institutions organized by Christie´s in London (full details at www.christies.com/bond), a global survey to discover the favourite Bond film by country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and an exhibition, “Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style,” 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 Disc in one comprehensive collection with BOND 50, releasing worldwide beginning September 24.  Further updates will be announced in due course on 007.com and facebook/JamesBond007.
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.”
On-top of all this, a new feature documentary from Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures, Columbia Pictures, Passion Pictures and Red Box Films, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007, Directed by Stevan Riley (Fire In Babylon), Everything or Nothing focuses on three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming.  It’s the thrilling and inspiring narrative behind the longest running film franchise in cinema history which began in 1962.
All these events will lead into the 9th November release of the latest Bond film,  SKYFALL™, the 23rd adventure in the longest-running film franchise of all time.
SKYFALL will see Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her.  As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost.   Directed by Sam Mendes, the film sees Daniel Craig return once again as the iconic hero.

Source: PR
Reporter: Phil Hobden

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