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This Week on the Box

Date

Program

Time

Channel

Sun
23/4
“You Only Live Twice” 15:15
(GMT)
ITV
(UK)
Sun
23/4
“Världen räcker inte till” 17:00
(CEST)
TV4 Film
(Sweden)
Mon
24/4
“Världen räcker inte till” 14:25
(CEST)
TV4 Film
(Sweden)
Mon
24/4
“Die Another Day” 17:00
(CEST)
TV4 Film
(Sweden)
Tue
25/4
“Casino Royale” 08:30
(ET)
Flix
(USA)
Wed
26/4
“Casino Royale” 05:45
(ET)
Flix
(USA)
Sat
29/4
“Casino Royale” 22:10
(ET)
Flix
(USA)
Sat
29/4
“Die Another Day” 19:00
(CEST)
TV4 Film
(Sweden)

‘GoldenEye 007’ for N64 Documentary in the Works

The Australian based Roller Coaster Films revealed today, via an IndieGoGo campaign, that they are currently working on a partially crowd funded documentary about Rare’s ‘GoldenEye 007’ for Nintendo 64.

The aptly titled, ‘GoldenEra‘ seeks to explore and discuss the history and impact of how a small and inexperienced team went on to create one of the most respected and influential games ever created, forever changing the way video games were played.

Released in 1997 exclusively for Nintendo 64, the game is based on the 1995 film ‘GoldenEye’, starring Pierce Brosnan in his first outing as James Bond. Now celebrating its 20th anniversary in 2017, the game is widely regarded as one of the best video games of all time.

The team behind the documentary have turned to crowd funding to help facilitate the completion of the film, and raise $85, 000 USD. In addition to location filming in the United Kingdom, stretch goals have been put in place should funding exceed the campaign’s goal, with a North American filming leg, and a trip to the Verzasca Dam in Switzerland, the location of the films icon bungee jump sequence.

“In 2017 our team began work on a documentary about the the game ‘GoldenEye 007’ for N64. A game that changed the way we play video games.

We have interviewed GoldenEye developers, as well as many industry experts from IGN, Kotaku, GameSpot and Good Game. What we found was a story that’s even more fascinating than we hoped. Which is why we’re asking for your help to take the project to the next level and capture many more stories and create the documentary this game deserves.”

‘GoldenEra’ is scheduled to be released in late 2017.

‘Becoming Bond’ to Screen at the American Essentials Film Festival

Becoming Bond Poster
‘Becoming Bond’ will have its Australian premiere at the American Essentials Film Festival on Thursday, 11th May, 2017. The film has been chosen as the festivals centrepiece, and will screen at Palace Cinemas across the country throughout May 2017.

Date: Thursday, 11 May, 2017
Time: 6:15PM
Location: Palace Verona, Paddington, Australia
Tickets: $13 – $20

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‘Fleming, Ian Fleming – The Author as Collector’ talk with Jon Gilbert

Ian Fleming with Typewriter

Jon Gilbert, author of the award-winning Ian Fleming Bibliography, antiquarian book dealer and collector, will enlighten the audience with his insightful knowledge of the Bond author. Not only did Fleming set up The Book Collector 65 years ago, he also managed to create one of the most inspiring book collections. The theme? Books that changed the world.

His collection is now part of the Lilly Library and Jon will talk about some of the highlights and Ian’s collecting secrets, but also about the Bond creator’s reading habits – his love of poetry, thrillers and adventure stories.

Ian’s nephew James Fleming will be introducing Jon, who will be joined by Fergus Fleming for a short Q&A afterwards.

Lecture followed by drinks reception sponsored by The Book Collector.

By kind permission of the Institute of English Studies

Places are limited, so do book in advance.

Event:Fleming, Ian Fleming – The Author as Collector
Location: Senate Room, Senate House, London, WC1E
Date: Wednesday, 31st May, 2017
Time: 6:00PM – 7:30PM (BST)
Tickets: Free

James Bond Screening in 4K at the Phenomena Experience Room

James Bond returns to the big screen in 4K with ‘The Living Daylights’, ‘Never Say Never Again’ and ‘Octopussy’ screening in April 2017, at the Phenomena Experience Room in Barcelona, Spain.

The Living Daylights Film:007: Alta tensión
Date: Saturday, 15 April, 2017
Time: 3:25PM
Location: Sala Phenomena Experience, Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: 6€

Film:Nunca digas nunca jamás
Date: Tuesday, 18 April, 2017
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Sala Phenomena Experience, Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: 6€

Film:Octopussy
Date: Thursday, 20 April, 2017
Time: 8:00PM
Location: Sala Phenomena Experience, Barcelona, Spain
Tickets: 6€

BBC Radio 2 Celebrates the Music of Spies

John Barry Friday Night is Music Night – Shaken and Stirred.

Listen carefully… I will say this only once…. Radio 2 Secret Agent Ken Bruce – your mission should you choose to accept it is to present an action packed Friday Night is Music Night of great spy theme music.

Espionage – is a subject that fascinates us – on the radio, on television, in films, in fact and in fiction. Secrets, intrigue, mystery, exotic locations, incredible gadgets, sophistication and sex. Spies come in all different shapes and sizes from Mata Hari to George Smiley. The programme includes music from The Ipcress File; Tinker, Taylor, Soldier, Spy; The Third Man, The Avengers and, of course, 007 himself James Bond.

Programme recorded at the Hackney Empire on 15th March 2017.

Program: “Friday Night is Music Night – Spies”
Date: Friday, 7th April, 2017
Channel: BBC Radio 2
Time: 8:00PM (GMT)