James Bond 50th Anniversary Screenings in San Francisco + Posters
Lucky for those of you in San Francisco who a big James Bond fans. The world famous Castro Theatre (website) is hosting a James Bond 50th Anniversary screening series, showing eight of the classic Bond films on the big screen as double- and triple-features coming up this weekend. As part of the announcement, SlashFilm has debuted two new posters designed by Max Dalton and curated by Spoke Art promoting the screening series, one featuring a Bond pool party. I've never seen some of the classics on the big screen and would love to be there, but alas I'm down in LA and will just have to admire the posters and remain jealous.
The Castro is showing: Dr. No (1962) and On Her Majesty's Secret Service (1969) as a double feature on Friday, April 20th; From Russia With Love (1963), plus Diamonds Are Forever (1971) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) as a triple on Saturday, April 21st; Thunderball (1965), plus Live and Let Die (1973) and For Your Eyes Only (1981) on Sunday, April 22nd. Here are Max Dalton's two posters:
I'm not particularly a huge fan of these posters, they're a bit too cartoonish for my tastes, since I love the sleek, badass Bond. You can get prints from Spoke Art. Bond is one of my all-time favorite franchises, I've watched them all top to bottom on every format, except the big screen. The night I really wish I could go is the first one: "Kicking off this series is the respective debuts of Sean Connery (1st of 7) and George Lazenby (his sole outing) as Secret Agent 007." I kind of love On Her Majesty's Secret Service (and so does Chris Nolan) and Dr. No is a classic, one of the best with Connery that began the Bond legacy as we know it.
I'm still jealous of everyone in San Francisco who does get to go see these at The Castro, though I'm hoping some local screenings pop up in Los Angeles before this 50th Anniversary year is over. For more info on the events or the theater, visit the Castro Theatre website. For info on the posters, visit SlashFilm. Bond is back!