Following up the recent news that the James Bond season would be continuing in May at the BFI with several IMAX screenings, we now have details on the other 007 films that will be hitting the big screen throughout the month to mark the centenary of Albert R. ‘Cubby’ Broccoli…
James Bond Season At BFI – May Screenings
The latter half of Cubby Broccoli’s career was dominated by the Bond franchise, which he nurtured and maintained as the benchmark of the contemporary action genre.
But it wasn’t all plain sailing. Throughout the years Broccoli had to deal with various challenges, a rival Bond picture, a massive studio fire at Pinewood, and – perhaps toughest of all – finding new actors to step into the Bond role. After Lazenby’s one-movie stand, Connery unexpectedly returned for one more film, Diamonds Are Forever. After Connery finally left the franchise, the usual media frenzy arose as to who would take over but, when the decision was finally announced, and it was Roger Moore, it was universally acclaimed as a good choice. Moore steered the franchise through a dozen rewarding years, effortlessly essaying a suave and witty Bond. Timothy Dalton was next up, suggesting a harder-edged Bond who was less predictable and more at odds with M. Broccoli lived to oversee the appointment of Pierce Brosnan in his terrific debut GoldenEye.
Throughout this period his stepson Michael G Wilson and daughter Barbara Broccoli had provided sterling support, working various roles within producing. When Cubby sadly passed away at the age of 87, he left knowing that the franchise would continue in Michael and Barbara’s capable hands. The season features ten new digital restorations.
A selection of the James Bond films will also screen at BFI IMAX. For details check www.bfi.org.uk/imax, or call the box office on 0870 787 2525.
Casino Royale – Wildly successful adaptation of Fleming’s very first James Bond novel.
Wed 27 May 20:15 NFT1
Sun 31 May 17:40 NFT1
Chitty Chitty Bang Bang – Classic family fun with everybody’s favourite flying car.
Sun 3 May 12:30 NFT1
Sat 23 May 12:30 NFT1
Diamonds Are Forever – Sean Connery’s final official outing as Bond, James Bond.
Sun 3 May 15:15 NFT2
Tue 5 May 20:30 NFT1
Die Another Day – Pierce Brosnan’s last outing as Bond, with in-jokes aplenty.
Tue 26 May 18:00 NFT2
Sat 30 May 20:20 NFT3
For Your Eyes Only – A more human story to bring Bond back down to Earth after Moonraker.
Sat 9 May 15:20 NFT1
Sat 16 May 20:30 NFT1
From Russia With Love – A terrific Bond thriller that established 007 films as a cultural phenomenon.
24 April – 7 May
GoldenEye – Pierce Brosnan effortlessly guides Bond through this dynamic rebirth.
Sun 24 May 15:40 NFT1
Sat 30 May 17:45 NFT3
Licence to Kill – Bond wages a one-man war against a South American drug baron.
Sat 23 May 20:20 NFT3
Mon 25 May 15:00 NFT2
Live and Let Die – Roger Moore takes over as Bond goes Caribbean.
Sun 3 May 20:45 NFT1
Wed 6 May 20:30 NFT3
The Living Daylights – Timothy Dalton’s first Bond is less cavalier but still all-action hero.
Mon 25 May 17:40 NFT1
The Man with the Golden Gun – Bond battles an assassin who charges a million a hit.
Mon 4 May 20:30 NFT1
Fri 8 May 20:20 NFT2
Moonraker – Bond blasts into space to take on another megalomaniac villain.
Mon 11 May 20:30 NFT2
Octopussy – James Bond goes to India in his most colourful adventure yet.
Mon 4 May 17:50 NFT1
Tue 12 May 18:10 NFT2
Fri 15 May 20:20 NFT2
Quantum of Solace – Daniel Craig returns as brutally physical Bond in the latest in the series.
Tue 12 May 11:00 NFT2
Fri 29 May 18:20 NFT1
Sun 31 May 20:45 NFT1
The Spy Who Loved Me – Agent 007 goes head-to-head with Jaws and the sultry Agent XXX.
Fri 8 May 18:10 NFT1
Sun 10 May 20:20 NFT2
Thu 28 May 20:20 NFT1
Tomorrow Never Dies – James Bond takes on media baron Elliot Carver.
Sat 2 May 20:40 NFT1
Sun 24 May 20:30 NFT1
Fri 29 May 20:30 NFT2
A View to a Kill – Roger Moore’s swansong as Bond takes in Siberia, France and California.
Sat 16 May 15:40 NFT2
Thu 21 May 20:20 NFT1
The World Is Not Enough – Pierce Brosnan’s third outing as Bond, opposite Sophie Marceau.
Fri 1 May 20:30 NFT1
Mon 25 May 20:30 NFT2
Sun 31 May 15:00 NFT2
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