A special series of James Bond screenings and guest panels will feature at the USC School of Cinematic Arts in early November...

Cubby Broccoli Centenary At USC
22nd October 2009

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James Bond: Behind the scenes with the world's favourite secret agent
Friday 6th November 2009 - Sunday 8th November 2009
Norris Cinema Theatre/Frank Sinatra Hall, USC School of Cinematic Arts, Los Angeles, CA, USA
Free admission. Open to all. Electronic RSVPs required for each film and panel discussion.

For almost 50 years, the name Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli has been synonymous with the most prolific and longest running film franchise in cinema, Ian Fleming's James Bond series. Beginning with Dr. No in 1962, Broccoli transformed Fleming's novels into a groundbreaking and trendsetting pop-culture phenomenon.

Presented in celebration of the Cubby Broccoli centennial, this three-day festival will feature screenings, discussions and an exhibit examining the impact of the Bond series and the producer who brought it to the big screen. Film screenings will include at least one film starring each of the five actors who have played Bond, from Dr. No to Casino Royale.

Panel discussions will feature key figures from the Bond franchise and the Broccoli family. Additionally, an exhibit featuring a wide array of gadgets and props from the films will be on display during the festival.

The exhibit will feature noteworthy artifacts from the spy thriller series as well as additional films from Broccoli's career.


Above: Bond producer Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli during the construction of the 007 Stage at Pinewood for "The Spy Who Loved Me" (1977).

Some of the items on display include an early draft of the script for Dr. No, the metal teeth worn by assassin Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me, the Versace evening dress worn by Halle Berry in Die Another Day, the red velvet dress worn by Jane Seymour in Live and Let Die, the mock Fabergé Egg from Octopussy, the Algerian love knot necklace worn by Eva Green in Casino Royale, the golden gun from The Man with the Golden Gun, Sean Connery's coat from Dr. No, among many other costumes, cinema artwork, film stills and Bond spy gadgets. The exhibit will take place in the Hugh M. Hefner Exhibition Space in the George Lucas Building Lobby, East wing of the SCA complex.

Friday, November 6th

7:00 P.M. -- Dr. No. (1962), 110 minutes
9:00 P.M. -- Goldfinger (1964), 110 minutes

Saturday, November 7th

12:00 P.M. -- On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969), 142 minutes
2:40 P.M. -- Live And Let Die (1973), 121 minutes
6:45 P.M. -- The Spy Who Loved Me (1977), 125 minutes
9:00 P.M. -- The Living Daylights (1987), 130 minutes

Panel Discussions
5:00PM - James Bond Today
A conversation about James Bond in the 21st century, featuring Screenwriters Robert Wade and Neal Purvis (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace), Director Marc Forster (Quantum of Solace) and longtime Stunt Coordinator Vic Armstrong. Moderated by SCA Professor Rick Jewell.

Sunday, November 8th

12:30 P.M. -- GoldenEye (1995), 130 minutes
2:50 P.M. -- Tomorrow Never Dies (1997), 119 minutes
8:00 P.M. -- Casino Royale (2006), 144 minute

Panel Discussions
5:00PM - Cubby Broccoli, Producer
A conversation about legendary Bond franchise producer Albert R. "Cubby" Broccoli in celebration of his centennial, featuring family members Barbara Broccoli and Michael Wilson, Actor Screenwriter Tom Mankiewicz (Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun), Actor Richard Kiel ("Jaws", The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker) and Actress Maud Adams ("Octopussy", Octopussy, The Man With the Golden Gun). Moderated by SCA Professor Rick Jewell.

6:40 P.M. -- Catered Reception in Queen's Courtyard

For more information about upcoming programming and events visit the USC website.

Above: Albert R. 'Cubby' Broccoli sitting in his Pinewood Studios office (circa 1975)

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