Museum of Modern Art announces 50 Years of James Bond

Museum of Modern Art presents 50 Years of James Bond a full retrospective of all 22 Bond films—from Dr. No (1962) to Quantum of Solace (2008)—from October 5 through 31, 2012.

Thunderball. 1965. Great Britain. Directed by Terence Young.Pictured: Martine Beswick, Sean Connery. Image PhotoFest.

Coinciding with Global James Bond Day on October 5, the exhibition kicks off that evening at 8:00 p.m. with the screening of Dr. No introducing Sean Connery as the original Bond, and will screen the Bond films in chronological order twice during the month of October.

In 1987, MoMA celebrated the 25th anniversary of the release of the first film in the Bond series with a gallery exhibition and film series on the occasion of accepting a generous donation of the first 14 Bond films by producer Albert R. “Cubby” Broccoli. Aligning with MoMA’s mission of collecting, preserving, and exhibiting films, Broccoli presented the pristine, 35mm prints to MoMA with the promise to provide new prints of all subsequent Bond releases.

MoMA’s 50 Years of James Bond gives New York audiences a chance to revisit their favorite Bond, whether it is Sean Connery (Dr. No, From Russia with Love, Goldfinger, Thunderball, You Only Live Twice , Diamond Are Forever), George Lazenby (On Her Majesty’s Secret Service), Roger Moore (Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun, The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker, For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill), Timothy Dalton (The Living Daylights, Licence to Kill), Pierce Brosnan (GoldenEye, Tomorrow Never Dies, The World is Not Enough, Die Another Day), or Daniel Craig (Casino Royale, Quantum of Solace, Skyfall).

The Museum of Modern Art, 11 West 53 Street, New York, NY 10019, (212) 708-9400, MoMA.org

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