It has been announced that the BFI will celebrate the 60th anniversary of James Bond with a series of screenings and events taking place across BFI Southbank and BFI IMAX, from the 30th September to the 2nd October.
The BFI have announced details of its upcoming special weekender celebrating James Bond at 60, which will take place at the end of September. This special occasion will include an ‘in conversation’ event with Producers and new BFI Fellows Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, a behind the scenes look at the stunts and SFX work across the franchise with long term Bond special effects supervisor Chris Corbould; a preview of The Sound of 007, a new documentary celebrating the history of Bond music, from the iconic theme to Billie Eilish’s Academy Award-winning song for No Time To Die. Plus anniversary screenings of classic Bond titles at BFI Southbank, a BFI IMAX triple-bill of Daniel Craig’s most recent adventures as 007 on the UK’s biggest screen, and a chance to see some of the most famous 007 vehicles on display outside BFI Southbank.
The James Bond franchise has been overseen for the last 30 years by Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, who produced nine of the twenty five films. The in conversation event taking place on the 30th September will see them discussing their careers and journey with Bond featuring clips from their films.
As the series has developed over the years, it has become renowned for its use of stunts and SFX. On the 1st October, James Bond Behind the Scenes: Stunts and SFX offers audiences a chance to meet some of the team, including special effects supervisor Chris Corbould, who has worked on the franchise since 1977’s The Spy Who Loved Me. In this special anniversary event Chris Corbould and other guests will talk about their craft, illustrated with film clips. Also on this day, The Sound of 007 will examine the history behind the music of James Bond from the famous theme song to the Billie Eilish’s Academy Award-winning song for 2021’s No Time To Die.
Meanwhile, to enhance the celebrations, BFI will screen a number of classic Bond titles to mark their special big screen anniversaries. These include screenings of Dr No, The Spy Who Loved Me and The Living Daylights. The weekend will come to an end with a special triple bill of Daniel Craig’s most recent 007 films at the BFI IMAX. Tickets for all the events are on sale now.
To find out more about this special weekend visit the BFI website.