1. Vue Sur Bond 007

    By Devin Zydel on 2006-01-26

    Bond fans take notice! Starting on 24 February 2006 and continuing through the 26th, the James Bond-themed event, Vue sur Bond 007 will take place in the city of Quebec. The press release follows:

    On February 24, 25 and 26, 2006, Quebec City will be spellbound by Vue sur Bond 007, an unprecedented event that will feature Sir Roger Moore and a host of celebrities and artists who were involved in the filmography of the famous British secret agent.

    The project was designed and produced to spotlight the contribution of Harry Saltzman, one of the most important producers of this series who also happens to have Quebec roots. The project also aims to raise funds for the 7th edition of the 3 Americas Film Festival and UNICEF through cultural and sports activities. The guest celebrities will take part in these activities.

    In addition to Sir Roger Moore, Quebec City will welcome director Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Diamonds are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man with the Golden Gun), actress and Bond girl Britt Ekland (The Man with the Golden Gun) and actor Richard Kiel aka Jaws (The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker).

    Honouring the event with her presence is Dame Shirley Bassey, the internationally renowned singer of the theme songs in Diamonds are Forever, Goldfinger and Moonraker. She will perform in Vue sur Bond 007, Le Spectacle, an exceptional concert that will showcase the legendary music from the James Bond films. Under the artistic direction of Steve Barakatt and directed by Pierre Gagnon, the event will take place on February 25 at 8pm at Grand Theatre de Quebec. It will also feature conductor, composer and arranger Nic Raine – a long-time collaborator of John Barry, notably on two Bond films – who will conduct
    the Orchestre symphonique de Quebec for this occasion.

    A tribute to such artists as Harry Saltzman, the screening of film clips and speeches from guest celebrities are also on the program for this memorable evening. Regular tickets ($60 and $90 + taxes and service charges) will go on sale on November 10 through Réseau Billetech. It is worth noting that the tickets for the first 8 rows – that also give access to a meet-and-greet charity cocktail party with the celebrities before the show – will cost $435 plus taxes and must be purchased through the office of the 3 Americas Film Festival by calling (418) 647-1234 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) or emailing [email protected].

    Also on February 25, from 10am to 1pm, Mont Sainte-Anne will host a ski competition in the style of James Bond chase scenes. Hundreds of people will be able to attend. More information on this activity, including how to purchase tickets, will be provided at a later date.

    In addition, movie-goers can make their way to the IMAX theatre at Galeries de la Capitale on February 24, 25 and 26 to watch the first ten James Bond movies with live commentaries from the guest celebrities. These screenings, presented by Loto-Quebec, will be free of charge and offered through a promotion that will be in effect in February 2006. Complete details will be revealed at a later date.

    A few private donors will have the privilege of sharing an intimate meal with the celebrities, notably at Chateau Frontenac through a $2000-per-person charity dinner on Friday, February 24 (25 people in total) and at Café du Monde on Sunday, February 26 where brunch is offered at the price of $100 (100 people in total). Those who are interested in these activities can already make a reservation by calling (418) 647-1234 (Monday to Friday, 8am to 5pm) or emailing [email protected].

    Restaurants Resto-Club Largo and Panache de l’Auberge Saint-Antoine will also offer their customers the opportunity to dine with the celebrities through their own logistics and reservations.

    Vue sur Bond 007 is a unique event organized by the 3 Americas Film Festival, in partnership with
    UNICEF, Fairmont le Chateau Frontenac, Resto-Club Largo, Loto-Quebec, Mont Sainte-Anne and
    Le Panache – Auberge Saint-Antoine and the CafĂ© du Monde – Groupe Restos Plaisirs.

    Information is also available on the website at and at (418) 647-1234.