James Bond Day Declared For October 5th, 50 Years of 007

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James Bond, one of the most popular movie characters of all time and the longest running film franchise to date, is about to celebrate 50 years of international espionage and promiscuity, of playing with all sorts of cool gadgets and escaping imminent death, and of enjoying drinks shaken, not stirred. Deservedly so, 007 backers have announced that October 5, 2012 will be Global James Bond Day, featuring a day-long series of events for Bond fans around the world.

Albert R. Broccoli's EON Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Sony Pictures Entertainment, and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment are jointly sponsoring the event, which will include a new feature documentary, Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007.

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There will be an online charity auction in which movie buffs will have a chance to acquire "a piece of Bond memorabilia direct from the archives of EON Productions as well as donations from the Bond cast," according to auction house Christie's. Forty lots of swag will be auctioned off from September 28th to October 8, along with 10 more lots on an invitation-only basis on October 5.

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Perhaps best of all is the release of Bond 50, a complete collection of 007's 22 films to date on Blu-ray (not including Skyfall, the 23rd film releasing to theaters on November 9), along with a limited edition hardcover book. The set carries a hefty MSRP of $300, though it's up for pre-order on Amazon for $185 currently.
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Inspector replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 11:36 AM

So how will everyone be celebrating their bond day? lol

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realneil replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 11:58 AM

Who was your favorite Bond?

Let us know who, and state your reasons why,.........


Mine was Sean Connery. He had a lot of class and to me, was perfect for the part.

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imAcpufan replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 6:28 PM

I like a lot of the Bond films...Sean Connery is the classic Bond for sure, with classic gadgets, and classic one-liners. But I did also like some Pierce Brosnan Bond films, such as Goldeneye. And Casino Royale was cool, for an action type Bond film - the opening chase scene was pure awesome.

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EGuerrero replied on Thu, Aug 30 2012 7:18 PM

Wow 50 year is much, James bonds the best spy!

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Yes sean connery was the best bind in my opinion. Just a mastr class but daniel craif sure is one hot 007. Whew its getting hot in here

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Erakith replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 10:41 AM

Not a fan of Bond to be honest, even though I am in fact a Brit. Born and raised suckas!

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mhenriday replied on Fri, Aug 31 2012 11:29 AM

James Bond ? Ian Fleming imagining (inaccurately) the days when Britain ruled most of the world and attempting to transfer the ethos to the post WW II situation, in which the British government had become no more than Washington's poodle - remember the debacle at Suez ? I'm reminded of another Brit with a far bettter grasp on reality :

I met a traveller from an antique land,

Who said: "two vast and trunkless legs of stone

Stand in the desert ... near them, on the sand,

Half sunk a shattered visage lies, whose frown,

And wrinkled lips, and sneer of cold command,

Tell that its sculptor well those passions read

Which yet survive, stamped on these lifeless things,

The hand that mocked them, and the heart that fed;

And on the pedestal these words appear:

My name is Ozymandias, King of Kings,

Look on my Works ye Mighty, and despair!

Nothing beside remains. Round the decay

Of that colossal Wreck, boundless and bare

The lone and level sands stretch far away."

Henri

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