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Toronto to Host James Bond Anniversary Exhibition

Sean Connery: Goldfinger (1964)
MGM

Bell Lightbox is to celebrate the British film franchise's 50 years with a blockbuster showcase of movie sets, gadgets and cars.

Toronto – The Toronto International Film Festival has booked an exhibition to celebrate 50 years of James Bond films.

Bell Lightbox, the fest's year-round headquarters, will give Designing 007 – Fifty Years of Bond Style its North American premiere from Oct. 26, 2012 to Jan. 20, 2013.

The Bond anniversary show, which originated at London’s Barbican Center, features everything 007, from movie sets and costumes to gadgets and car design.

“This in-depth examination of one of the most significant film and cultural icons of all time will offer new and familiar visitors an unprecedented look at the cutting-edge design and décor of the Bond legacy, charting its influence on contemporary society and on the action genre as a whole,” TIFF artistic director Noah Cowan said on news of the Bell Lightbox James Bond exhibition.