007 has been visiting Melbourne for the last few months and finally in the last week of the 'his visit' - a joint venture with Melbourne Museum and the Barbican Centre, London - I went to see 'him' at our marvellous museum (a must visit) right next our world heritage Royal Exhibition Building. I must say I was coerced into going to the Designing 007 - 50 years of Bond Style - and I'm so glad I was! It was terrific. And I'm not even a great 007 fan. Perhaps this exhibition will change my mind when an old Bond movie is shown in the future.
|THAT car and in my view THE James Bond (with THAT voice!)|
We were welcomed by THE Aston Martin and things just got slicker as we moved inside the exhibition.
You'll see bags of tricks and gadgets created by Q; a glamorous 'casino' with some amazing Bond-girl frocks (don't you love that word frocks!), the gold body from Goldfinger and you'll hear the silky voice of Sean Connery repeating James - James Bond often! Watch a preview here
|Evil awaits as you enter the 'Bond Tunnel' to the Exhibition|
|The Q case of tricks|
And you'll spend some time learning about author Ian Fleming and his James Bond style true life story.
|You'll see a lot of divine red dresses - designed for amazing bodies!! This is Sophie Marceau in her casino dress|
The exhibition begins when you step inside the 'Bond tunnel' and with the first Bond movie 1962’s Dr. No and ends with 2012’s Skyfall. Unfortunately no photos inside the exhibition were allowed but we were farewelled by yet another amazing machine.
|Perhaps it is on its way to Sochi! With the Bond Bar in the background - shaken not stirred!|
So if you are a James - James Bond 007 fan get your skates on and see it before it departs our shores on 23 February 2014. And if you intend going to the wonderful White Night (24 hours when all of Melbourne is awake this Saturday night 22 February - see my post of last year here) why not pop into the Museum - it will be open from 1900 - 0700)
Bowen Cottage client comment - Yet another wonderful stay