In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the James Bond film franchise on the anniversary of Dr. No, many of those involved with bringing Bond on to screens are organising a global 'James Bond Day', with events around the world celebrating the secret agent's career in movies.
The new Bond movie 'Skyfall' is released in November, however many of those involved such as EON Productions, MGM Studios and Sony Pictures are organising the events a month earlier to coincide with the 50th anniversary of the first film's release, 'Dr No', which hit cinemas on October 5 1963.
A new feature documentary will also be released, called 'Everything or Nothing: The Untold Story of 007', which follows three men with a shared dream – Bond producers Albert R. Broccoli, Harry Saltzman and author Ian Fleming who helped turned 007 into one of movies' most successful franchises.
Further worldwide events celebrating Bond's golden anniversary include a global online and live auction charity event of 50 lots to benefit 12 charitable institutions organized by Christie's in London, a global survey to discover the favourite Bond film of each country, a film retrospective at the Museum of Modern Art in New York, a Music of Bond night in Los Angeles hosted by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences, and an exhibition, 'Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style,' in Toronto.
All 22 Bond films are also set to get a Blu-Ray DVD release on September 24, so Bond obsessives can watch their hero back to back.
According to Comingsoon.net, commenting on Global James Bond Day, Michael G. Wilson and Barbara Broccoli, producers of 'Skyfall' said: "We are absolutely thrilled to be celebrating James Bond's golden anniversary on film with this special day of events for Bond fans around the world."
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