Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style

Oct. 12, 2014 – Feb. 8, 2015 Deze tentoonstelling is afgelopen
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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 clips, present an unequalled multimedia experience of the world of James Bond.

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Rare costumes, atmospheric sets, gadgets, props, storyboards and original photographs are on show in the exhibitionDesigning 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style at the Kunsthal Rotterdam. Celebrating the 50th anniversary of the James Bond franchise, the exhibition presents the craft behind the icon, focusing on the distinctly British luxuriance of the world's most famous movie brand. 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. Together with numerous film clips, Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style presents an unequalled multimedia experience of the world of James Bond.

Discover the design and style of the James Bond franchise over the course of five decades, through a dozen themed rooms and environments from 1962’s Dr. No to 2012’s Skyfall. Featuring over 500 unforgettable objects: Roger Moore’s white tuxedo from Octopussy (1983) and his Spacesuit fromMoonraker (1979); the orange bikini worn by Halle Berry in Die Another Day (2002); Scaramanga’s Golden Gun from The Man with the Golden Gun (1974); Jaws’ fearsome teeth which first appeared in The Spy Who Loved Me (1977); gadgets from ‘Q branch’ including the attaché case featured in From Russia with Love (1963); and the 1964 silver Aston Martin DB5 fromGoldenEye (1995) which famously returned to the screen in 2012’s Skyfall.

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Emerging from the sea Honey (Ursula Andress). © 1962 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation

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.

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Ice palace interior, main, Die Another Day © 2002 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.

Publication

The exhibition will be accompanied by a lavishly illustrated catalogue, with essays by exhibition curators and Ian Fleming biographer, Andrew Lycett. Price €38,50.

Children take on a ‘Top Secret File' (only in Dutch). In this treasure hunt, children follow a Bond filmstoryline and solve the mystery. The trail is suitable for children of 6 years and over,and is available free of charge from the Kunsthal.

Collaboration

The exhibition is organised by Barbican Centre, London, in partnership with EON Productions. “James Bond”, “007 Gun Logo” and related James Bond Trademarks are trademarks of Danjaq, LLC, licensed by EON Productions Limited.

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Scaramanga's Golden Gun. Copyright Notice - © 1974 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.
1. SEAN CONNERY relaxes on the bumper of his Aston Martin DB5 © 1964 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. - LR.jpg
Sean Connery relaxes on the bumper of his Aston Martin DB5 during the filming of location scenes for Goldfinger in the Swiss Alps. Copyright Notice - © 1964 Danjaq, LLC and United Artists Corporation. All rights reserved.