Mr Bell At The Bond In Motion Exhibition London

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It’s only a matter of days left before the new James Bond movie Spectre is released and with excitement building about what the latest story has in store for us I thought I’d remind myself of the other movies by visiting the Bond In Motion exhibition at the London Film Museum in Covent Garden. 

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Ford Mustang Mach I Diamonds Are Forever 1971
Ford Mustang Mach I
Diamonds Are Forever 1971
Citroen 2CV For Your Eyes Only 1981
Citroen 2CV
For Your Eyes Only 1981

The ticket price (for an adult) of £14.50 was, I thought a bit steep but I have to be honest and say I actually enjoyed the exhibition, it’s mainly about the cars but there’s also a few other modes of transport including a crocodile submarine, aircraft, boats and motorcycles.

BMW Z8 The World Is Not Enough 1999
BMW Z8
The World Is Not Enough 1999
Mercury Cougar XR7 On Her Majestys Secret Service 1969
Mercury Cougar XR7
On Her Majestys Secret Service 1969
Jaguar XKR Die Another Day 2002
Jaguar XKR
Die Another Day 2002
Little Nellie You Only Live Twice 1967
Little Nellie
You Only Live Twice 1967

The displays are well laid out with good explanations and film footage from the relevant movies showing how the vehicles were used.

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Goldfinger’s Rolls Royce Phantom III Goldfinger 1964
AMC Hornet Hatchback The Man With The Golden Gun 1974
AMC Hornet Hatchback
The Man With The Golden Gun 1974
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Helicopter used in Skyfall Skyfall 2012
Aston Martin DBS Casino Royale 2006
Aston Martin DBS
Casino Royale 2006

Every vehicle exhibited is an original that was seen on screen, there are no replicas. The majority have been loaned from the archive of EON Productions who produce the movies and the Ian Flemming Foundation who have located and restored a lot of the vehicles.

Lotus Esprit S1 The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
Lotus Esprit S1
The Spy Who Loved Me 1977
Q Boat The World Is Not Enough 1999
Q Boat
The World Is Not Enough 1999
Crocodile Submarine Octopussy 1983
Crocodile Submarine
Octopussy 1983
Aston Martin DB5  Goldeneye 1995
Aston Martin DB5
Goldeneye 1995

Throughout the exhibition there are some examples of the creative process from the production company’s art department showing some concept art and storyboards. Original scripts and clapper boards can also be seen.

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There are also some costumes like a blood stained dinner jacket worn by Daniel Craig and some smaller props like passports and watches used and worn by various Bond’s through the years.

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I’m not a massive James Bond fan but I did enjoy the exhibition and thought it was a fun way to spend a couple of hours particularly if the weathers not great. If you are a Bond fan then this exhibition should not be missed.

Aston Martin V12 Vanquish Die Another Day 2002
Aston Martin V12 Vanquish
Die Another Day 2002
Aston Martin V8 The Living Daylights 1987
Aston Martin V8
The Living Daylights 1987
Bath - O - Sub Diamonds Are Forever 1971
Bath – O – Sub
Diamonds Are Forever 1971

Bond In Motion is currently on at the London Film Museum Covent Garden for more info and tickets visit
londonfilmmuseum.com

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I live in London and work for a large international airline but apart from being my job travel is my passion. I've been very lucky and have travelled all over the world. In this my 20th year working for the airline I decided to start photographing and writing about the places I visit including my home town London. I hope you enjoy my adventures around the world.

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