The Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences
are hosting a special 007 music event on James Bond
day in Beverly Hills...
The Music of Bond Event
16th September 2012
Hosted by music historian and writer Jon Burlingame,
with special guests: lyricist Don Black, guitarist Vic Flick,
Conti and songwriter Carole Bayer Sager. Fifty years to the day
after the U.K. opening of the first Bond film, "Dr. No," on
October 5, 1962, the Academy pays homage to the memorable title
songs and indelible scores that
have become as celebrated as the character’s many exploits.
Over the 22 films released to date as part of the official James
Bond series, there have been several constants: suave but deadly
leading men, gorgeous and barely clad Bond girls, over-the-top
villains and incredible music. Bond theme songs, sung by such
leading performers of their era as Shirley Bassey ("Goldfinger"),
Nancy Sinatra ("You Only Live Twice"), Paul McCartney
and Wings ("Live and Let Die"), Carly Simon ("Nobody
Does It Better") and Sheena Easton ("For Your Eyes
Only"), consistently landed on the pop music charts. Duran
Duran’s "A View to a Kill" became the first Bond
song to hit #1 on the Billboard Hot 100.
Combine those notable elements with the remarkable scores by
composers including John Barry, Marvin Hamlisch, Bill Conti and
David Arnold, and you have a body of work that continues to play
a major role in popular film culture.
Hosted by music historian and writer Jon Burlingame, the program
will feature many of the people who made the music, including
lyricist Don Black (title songs for "Thunderball," "Diamonds
Are Forever," "The Man with the Golden Gun" and "The
World Is Not Enough") and guitarist Vic Flick, who laid
down the famous guitar lick for the "James Bond Theme."
Friday, October 5, 7:30 p.m.
Location: Samuel Goldwyn Theater,
8949 Wilshire Boulevard,
Beverly Hills, CA 90211
Time: Doors open at 6:30 p.m.
Tickets: $5 general admission/$3 for Academy members and students with a
here to book online