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007 & Aston Martin

18 Sep

007 & Aston Martin

Bond & Aston Martin An Iconic Relationship

1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the third film in the James Bond series, saw the introduction of a new car for Bond – the Aston Martin DB5, signalling the start of a relationship which spans eleven Bond films and nearly 50 years of cinema history.
The book version of ‘Goldfinger’ had seen author Ian Fleming place Bond in an Aston Martin DB Mark III, but as the DB5 had been introduced by Aston Martin in 1963 the decision was made to use the company’s latest car.
Coloured in distinctive Silver Birch, ‘Goldfinger’ saw sales of the DB5

      007 & Aston Martin

        • James Bond & Aston Martin

          An Iconic Relationship 1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the third

         

        http://www.astonmartin.com/007

        James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies TV 4 8 jul,i kl.21.30. From 007museum Sweden Nybro

        8 Jul

        James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies TV 4 8 jul,i kl21.30.

        From 007museum Sweden Nybro

        Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

        Tomorrow Never Dies (1997) is the eighteenth spy film in the James Bond series, and the second to star Pierce Brosnan as the fictional MI6 agent James Bond.

         

        http://www.007museum.com/never_dies.htm

        James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

        6 Feb

        James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

        • One of four original DB5s made for 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball
        • Classic car is one of only two kitted out with Q Branch’s famous gadgets
        • Has imitation machine guns, revolving number plates & bullet-proof screen
        • The £3million price tag is 10 times the cost of a standard DB5
        • James Bond's 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

          James Bond’s 1965 Aston Martin DB5 complete with machine guns and revolving number plates is offered for sale for £3m

          A 1965 Aston Martin DB5 built for the James  Bond film franchise was today put up for sale for a staggering £3million.

          The British sports car firm only made four  DB5s for the 007 movies Goldfinger and Thunderball which starred Sean Connery as  the super-suave spy.

          And this classic model is one of only two of  the four originals to be fully kitted out with all of Q Branch’s famous gadgets  including imitation machine guns, revolving number plates and even the  tyre-slicing device.

          Aston Martin DB5 driven by James Bond from Goldfinger to Skyfall is for sale at $4.7 million

        • 1964’s ‘Goldfinger’, the 3rd film in the iconic James Bond series actually saw the introduction of a new gadget-laden Bond Car, the Aston Martin DB5 that caused a tremendous amount of talk because of its timeless beauty and was dubbed as the most famous car in the world. Notably only 4 examples of this iconic Bond car was produced for the 007 films Goldfinger and Thunderball starring Sean Connery, which impressively signaled the start of British automakers relationship with iconic secret service agent which spans 11 Bond films and 50 years of cinema history. Now, one of the four original DB5s, the 1965 model which is notably one of only two which comes fully fitted out with all of Q Branch’s Bond-worthy gadgets is being offered for sale in UK for whopping $4.7 million. The car is being offered for private sale by Britain-based Aston Martin specialist RS Williams, on the occasion of British automaker’s 100th anniversary which also saw the launch of Aston Martin’s Centenary Edition Vanquish. However, the other 1964 Aston Martin DB5 driven by Sean Connery in Goldfinger and Thunderball got sold for a cool $4.1 million in London in year 2010
        • http://www.007museum.com/Aston_Martin_DB5.htm

        Javier Bardem’s ‘Skyfall’ Character Will Be Unlike Any Bond Villain

        16 Apr

        ‘It’s complex — he’s not an easy guy,’ actor tells MTV News on London set of 007 flick.

        With more than 20 movies in the franchise, the James Bond series has produced a wide range of memorable villains. From Le Chiffre in ”Casino Royale” to Goldfinger to Blofeld, each Bond nemesis has tried — and failed — to take down 007.

        The next villain to take on the challenge will be Silva (played by Javier Bardem), who’ll try his luck against Daniel Craig‘s Bond in the upcoming ”Skyfall.” MTV News recently visited the movie’s London set and we asked Bardem how Silva stacks up against Bond’s long list of famed adversaries.

        I never pretend to be the best Bond villain ever, that would be too much to think of yourself,” Bardem said. ”I think the character — it’s complex — he’s not an easy guy. He’s not only a villain, it’s more than that, hopefully, that’s what we tried to achieve.

        ”I’m saying this in the middle of a shooting,” he emphasized. ”Then the director and the editor has to make decisions and put the movie together, and then out of that is what the character will become.”

        Little is known about why Silva is after Bond, and Bardem wasn’t about to tell us. He remained tight-lipped, saying even he was unsure how the rivalry will play out on screen.

        ”I don’t know, we have to see the movie to see that, because I know what I’ve done as an actor, but I haven’t seen the movie, so I cannot tell you how the movie is going to look like,” Bardem said. ”I have an idea I think that it is going to be a very, very exciting movie to watch.”

         

         

        http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1683113/skyfall-javier-bardem-villain.jhtml

        http://www.007museum.com/

        HeinekenR and James Bond sign global SKYFALL partnership

        8 Feb

        Amsterdam, February 8, 2012 – HEINEKEN today announced that it has extended its 15 year partnership with the James Bond franchise. It will introduce an unprecedented and innovative global marketing campaign to support the launch of the new film SKYFALL. This is the 23rd film in the James Bond series, and the 6th consecutive James Bond film that the HeinekenR brand has been involved with.

        HeinekenR brand’s global SKYFALL marketing programme will include a wide range of promotion and activation rights in and around the film, including for the first time the participation of James Bond actor Daniel Craig in the brand’s worldwide campaign. It will also leverage its global relationships with facebook and Google to ignite digital conversations about SKYFALL amongst its adult consumers.

        2012 marks the 50th anniversary of the Bond franchise which is generating enormous levels of consumer interest in SKYFALL. It is one of the most anticipated and talked about films this year, providing HeinekenR the opportunity to engage with consumers in a number of different and compelling ways. The campaign will be accessible in more than 170 countries around the world where HeinekenR can be enjoyed.

        Alexis Nasard, Chief Commercial Officer of HEINEKEN said: ”When two great brands like HeinekenR and James Bond join together, excitement is guaranteed. We are proud of our long standing partnership. The trust that we have built has allowed us to take the partnership to a new level by linking SKYFALL directly with our award winning global ‘Open Your World’ campaign. We are confident our activation plan will ignite the conversation with our consumers and film viewers.”

        Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, the SKYFALL producers added: ”The level of collaboration with HeinekenR is unprecedented. We are excited by the global reach and the creativity that the HeinekenR team is able to deliver.”

        HEINEKEN will launch its marketing campaign to support the HeinekenR partnership with James Bond in September 2012. The brand will focus its efforts on creating new levels of excitement for the film in on-premise establishments and retail stores across multiple markets.

        Note to editors:
        Heineken and James Bond
        Heineken has developed a strong and successful relationship with James Bond spanning global partnerships with ‘Tomorrow Never Dies’, ‘The World is Not Enough’ , ‘Die Another Day’, ‘Casino Royale’ and ‘Quantum of Solace’ .

        About SKYFALL
        SKYFALL, from Albert R. Broccoli’s Eon Productions, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, and Sony Pictures Entertainment, is directed by Academy AwardR winner Sam Mendes and stars Daniel Craig, who returns for his third film as James Bond 007.

        About HeinekenR :
        The Heineken brand bearing the founder’s family name – Heineken – is available in almost every country around the globe, and it is the world’s most valuable international premium beer brand. Additional information is available on www.heineken.com and on www.theHEINEKENcompany.com/presscentre, www.Facebook.com/Heineken, @Heineken

        Press enquiries:
        Marnie Kontovraki
        Heineken Brand Consumer PR Officer
        Tel: + 31 (0) 20 52 39 355
        Marnie.Kontovraki@heineken.com