1. Goldfinger Screening in Hollywood

    By Athena Stamos on 2004-10-29

    American Cinematheque at The Egyptian Theatre is proud to present the Treasures from MGM and United Artists from November 11-13, 2004. During the Festival the Egyptian Theater will be showing Goldfinger, the classic Bond film staring none other than Sean Connery. It will be screened as a double feature with 2001: A Space Odyssey.

    Saturday, November 13 – 8:15 PM

    Goldfinger poster by Jeff Marshall

    Goldfinger poster by Jeff Marshal

    Goldfinger (1964, MGM/UA, 111 min) Director Guy Hamilton. “Do you expect me to talk?” “No, Mr. Bond, I expect you to die …” cackles homicidal villain Auric Goldfinger (Gert Frobe), as he prepares to re-arrange 007’s personal equipment with a laser beam, in what is widely considered to be the best of the classic Sean Connery Bond pictures. Co-starring the saucy Honor Blackman as Bond’s nemesis-turned-partner Pussy Galore, with Shirley Eaton as the gold-painted girl, Harold Sakata as mute assassin Oddjob, and the venerable home office team of Bernard Lee, Lois Maxwell and Desmond Llewelyn. Terrific production design by Ken Adam, and cinematography by Ted Moore (From Russia with Love & Thunderball).

    2001: A Space Odyssey (1968, MGM/Warner Bros., 139 min) Director Stanley Kubrick. “I’m sorry, Dave, I’m afraid I can’t do that,” murmurs supercomputer HAL 9000 as it attempts to eliminate bothersome human astronaut Keir Dullea in master filmmaker Stanley Kubrick’s literally mind-blowing meditation on the inherent dangers (and wonders) of technology, the limitless vistas of space, and the future of the human race itself. Based on a 1948 short story The Sentinel by Arthur C. Clarke, “2001” was reconceived by Kubrick himself, working with author Clarke to create the ultimate Journey into the Unknown. But if you think you’ve seen 2001, think again – until recently, the film was only available in a 35 mm. version that reduced Kubrick’s legendary visuals (and the spectacular 6-track stereo sound) to a pale shadow of their true glory. Before his death, Kubrick oversaw a painstaking, frame-by-frame restoration of the film in 70 mm. – resulting in a version that looks and sounds as good (if not better) than the original 1968 release!!!

    The Egyptian Theater
    6712 Hollywood Blvd
    Hollywood, CA 90028

    Validated Parking located at: 1735 Las Palmas, 1720 McCadden, 1735 Highland and Hollywood & Highland.

    General Admission $9.00

    Advanced tickets are available in person at the Egyptian Theatre box office Tues-Sun 1pm-4pm and right before the desired show.

    Advanced Tickets also available by fax — 323-467-0163 — for an additional $1 for each pre-ordered ticket. Include the date, time & name of the film[s], number of tickets, your full name, mailing address, phone number, e-mail, credit card # and exp date, card type and your name as it appears on the card.