Paley Center TV Mixtapes presents James Bond @ 50, November 2012.
This groovy Paley Center TV Mixtape screening in November (in conjunction with the release of Skyfall, the latest James Bond film), salutes Bondmania: the spy craze that infiltrated the pop-culture scene in the sixties following the release of the first Bond film, Dr. No, fifty years ago. Believe us, we’ve got it covered, from Bond’s rarely seen first screen appearance (in the 1954 television version of Casino Royale) to Brit imports like The Avengers, Secret Agent, The Prisoner, and The Saint to situation comedies like Get Smartto memorable flops like Amos Burke, Secret Agent, and Blue Light to generic icons like The Man from U.N.C.L.E., The Wild Wild West, I Spy, and Mission: Impossible, plus a surprise or two. Nancy Sinatra warbling Last of the Secret Agents? Check. Smokey Robinson crooning Come Spy with Me? Check. Remember when spies were cool cats (and chicks) who drove fancy cars, prowled around in Savile Row suits and sexy catsuits, talked into shoe phones, and battled nefarious, larger-than-life villains employed by vast international criminal conspiracies that went by cryptic appellations like SMERSH, SPECTRE, KAOS, and THRUSH? Long live the sixties!
Screening at The Paley Center for Media in the Bennack Theater at 25 West 52 Street, NYC, Thursdays at 6:00 pm; Saturdays and Sundays at 2:00 pm. FREE for Paley Center Members. Included with general admission: Adults: $10; Students/Senior Citizens: $8; Children (under 14): $5.