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Date

Program

Time

Channel

Various Bond-A-Thon Various
(ET/PT)
Starz
(USA)
Sun 23/7 The Classic Car Show
“James Bond Special”
09:40
(BST)
ITV 4
(UK)
Sun 23/7 “Octopussy” 15:25
(BST)
ITV
(UK)
Sun 23/7 “Thunderball” 20:50
(EST)
Nine Gem
(Australia)
Tue 25/7 “Skyfall” 21:20
(EST)
Nine
(Australia)
Wed 26/7 “From Russia with Love” 21:00
(BST)
ITV 4
(UK)
Thu 27/7 “Goldfinger” 21:00
(BST)
ITV 4
(UK)
Fri 28/7 “Thunderball” 20:00
(BST)
ITV 4
(UK)
Fri 28/7 “Thunderball” 23:30
(CET)
Één
(Belgium)
Sat 29/7 “James Bond 007 – jagt Dr. No” 23:00
(CET)
ZDF
(Germany)
Sat 29/7 “James Bond 007 – Goldfinger” 23:55
(CET)
ORF 1
(Austria)

Movies Under the Stars Presents ‘You Only Live Twice’

You Only Live Twice The Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park will screen ‘You Only Live Twice’ on Saturday, 15 July, 2017 as part of their ‘Movies Under the Stars’ series. Access to the ranch begins at 7:00PM, and the evening will include trivia on the film with prizes before the screening.

Date: Saturday, 15 July, 2017
Time: 7:00PM (ET/PT)
Location: Lyndon B. Johnson National Historical Park, Johnson City, Texas, USA
Tickets: Free

Radiohead Open Up About Recording a Theme Song for ‘SPECTRE’

In a recent interview with Rolling Stone to promote the 20th anniversary package of ‘OK COMPUTER OKNOTOK 1997 2017,’ Radiohead opened up about being approached to pen a title track for the 24th Bond installment, ‘SPECTRE’. Ultimately, their song ‘SPECTRE’ was dropped in favour of Sam Smith’s ‘Writing’s on the Wall,’ which went on to win a Golden Globe and an Academy Award.

1. The James Bond movie Spectre screwed with their momentum while making A Moon Shaped Pool.

Producers of the James Bond movie Spectre approached the band to write the theme song, but it was Sam Smith’s tune that ultimately wound up in the film. Radiohead released their song for free online, but the timing was not great.

“That fucking James Bond movie threw us a massive curveball,” says producer Nigel Godrich. “It was a real waste of energy. We stopped doing what we were doing and had to concentrate on that for awhile since we were told it was something that was going to come to fruition. I haven’t seen the movie and I think they ended up with something more suitable for it, but in terms of making A Moon Shaped Pool it caused a stop right when we were in the middle of it.”

Summer of James Bond at the Gateway Film Center

James Bond Films in 4K at the Gateway Film Center

Gateway Film Center has created another one-of-a-kind maverick movie experience: For the very first time anywhere, GFC will present all 26 theatrical Bond films – including the two non-canon, non-Eon Productions films – chronologically, in one sexy series.

And even more extraordinary, every film will be played in restored 4K.

Join GFC for the complete theatrical Bond collection, presented in its most pristine format ever. It’s a double-oh summer of cloak and dagger intrigue, impossible action, hot cars and even hotter beautiful people … and of course, martinis shaken, not stirred. Summer of Bond, July 1 to September 10, 2017.

Guy Hamilton Celebrated by the Mallorca Film Commission at the Atlántida Film Fest

Guy Hamilton and Roger Moore on the set of The Man with the Golden Gun
© 1974 Danjaq, LLC and Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc.
All rights reserved.

A celebration of the late British director Guy Hamilton (1922-2016), known for his James Bond films and other movie classics, will take place on the island of Mallorca on Tuesday, June 27, 2017, where the filmmaker filmed, fell in love with and retired on the Spanish island.

Among the accolades, will be a photo exhibit entitled “Guy Hamilton, a Director’s Life Behind the Scenes”, with images of Mr. Hamilton directing and relaxing with his stars on his sets. The photographs were generously loaned to the organizers by the Hamilton family, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios (MGM), and EON Productions. The festival will also screen some of Mr. Hamilton’s films that week at various city theatres:

  • 28 June – Goldfinger (1964)
  • 12 July – Live and Let Die (1973)
  • 19 July – The Man with the Golden Gun (1974)

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‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond’ to Air on Zee Café

At the Asia Pay TV Operators Summit (APOS) in Bali, Indonesia, BBC Worldwide announced a deal that will bring premium British drama to India’s leading English GEC channel. BBC First will air as a block on Zee Café to viewers thoughout India during prime time, premiering on Monday, June 26, 2017 at 10:00PM.

Included in the block is ‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond‘, and ‘SS-GB’ from James Bond screenwriting duo Neal Purvis and Robert Wade, adapted from Len Deighton’s bestselling thriller of the same name.

Fleming the Man Who Would Be Bond

‘Fleming: The Man Who Would Be Bond‘ will commence airing on Zee Café on Tuesday, 27 June, 2017 at 10:00PM.

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