Nyheter — February 26, 2015 at 6:10 pm

Bond in Motion remain at the London Film Museum

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Due to popular demand the London Film Museum will remain dedicated to Bond in Motion. 

Bond in Motion, the largest official collection of original James Bond vehicles anywhere in the world, is to remain at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden until further notice and will see new exhibits added in 2015, including vehicles from the latest Bond adventure, «SPECTRE».

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Photo: London Film Museum

The exhibition, in association with EON Productions Ltd, has been the most successful in the history of the London Film Museum. Originally scheduled to close in March 2015, it features over 100 original artefacts spanning all 23 Bond films, including vehicles, miniatures, concept art and storyboards. Highlights include iconic cars such as the Aston Martin DB5 from «GoldenEye»; the ‘Wet Nellie’ Lotus Esprit S1 from «The Spy Who Loved Me»; the Rolls-Royce Phantom III from «Goldfinger»; and the ‘Little Nellie’ Wallis WA-116 Agile autogyro from «You Only Live Twice».

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Photo: London Film Museum

Public demand for the exhibition has been soconsistently high throughout the first year that museum management has decided to keep it open indefinitely.

London Film Museum Founder and CEO, Jonathan Sands said:

– Bond in Motion has far exceeded all our expectations and we’re delighted with the public’s reaction to it. It’s proved a huge hit with families, Bond lovers, movie fans and car nuts alike. We are looking forward to the coming year. Not only is it the 50th anniversary of «Thunderball», but it’s also the year of the release of the latest adventure, «SPECTRE».

New exhibits expected in 2015 include vehicles from the new Bond film, «SPECTRE», currently in production and due for release later this year. The museum will also be celebrating the 50th anniversary year of «Thunderball», the fourth Bond film, with new additions. The original, working Bell Rocket Belt ‘jet pack’ from the legendary pre-title sequence moment will be flown in from the USA and put on display alongside original concept art and never-before-seen materials from the Bond archive.

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Photo: THUNDERBALL © 1965 Danjaq S.A.

To mark the first anniversary of Bond in Motion at the London Film Museum, the museum will be hosting a weekend of Bond-themed celebration on 21st and 22nd March 2015. Distinguished Bond film crew and contributors will be holding talks, tours and open Q&A sessions in the museum throughout the weekend including distinguished production designer Peter Lamont who worked on 18 Bond adventures. The official Aston Martin Owners Club will be descending on the Covent Garden Piazza outside the exhibition for the weekend with over 30 vehicles from the past to the present. All anniversary activities within the museum will be free to Bond in Motion ticket holders.

(Based on press release)

James Bond-magasinet fikk som eneste norske medium delta på åpningen av Bond in Motion. Les rapporten her. 

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