In particular for me this has been a great flirtation with Bond, as this year marked the first ever fund raising gala held by the Toronto International Film Festival, which honored the 50 years of James Bond 007. James Bond 007 50 year exhibition will also move from London to Toronto at Tiff’s Bell Lightbox. What a thrill it has been.
I ran into some great girls during the Toronto International Film Festival and they have this motto, (‘go with the flow’), and that is just what I did from Abu Dhabi.
After Abu Dhabi, it’s a short hop to India to catch the Indian Grand Prix, and this year will be very special. Abu Dhabi is right smack in the middle of New Delhi, and London. The decisions was easy, yes, hit London bring this entire experience of James Bond 007 one full circle. Go with the flow.
“There is nothing quite like it, but this feels even more special for me than the ones that have gone before,” Craig said of the premiere.
In “Skyfall”, Britain’s foreign intelligence agency MI6 comes under attack, leaving Bond to hunt down the threat.
Oscar-winning director Sam Mendes hands ‘M’ a more prominent role than in recent Bond adventures, giving Dench a chance to develop her testy personal relationship with Craig’s inscrutable 007.
“There was lots more to explore – a continuation of what has been happening to us over several years,” Dench said at the premiere. “I boss him about all the time.”
She said the Bond films remained popular 50 years on because “he (is) just very British” and “a hero that we love”.
James Bond 007 is also a class act, and this was so stated by Tom Ford who said, “James Bond, is our kind of a guy, very classic, and very elegant”.
Heir to the British throne Prince Charles attended the screening, which fittingly took place amid the regal splendour of the Royal Albert Hall.
Critics have declared the 23rd Bond film one of the finest in the British secret agent’s half century on the silver screen.
The prince hailed Bond as “the most famous secret service agent of all time” in a letter included in the screening’s programmes.
The Bond franchise has gone on to become one of the most successful in history, with the 22 films released so far taking more than five billion dollars (3.85 billion euros).