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5 Reasons to see TIFF’s new James Bond Exhibition

Whether you are a lifelong James Bond fan, or just discovering the films, exploring Designing 007 is the perfect way to spend an a day in Toronto.

1. Mega Bond Movie Marathon

The ultimate marathon of Bond movies is on at the TIFF Bell Lightbox – and it’s your perfect chance to get to know all the Bonds. From Sean Connery in From Russia with Love to Daniel Craig in Casino Royal, to everything in between, you can rewatch your old favourites, or discover a new ones! For full listing of show times click here. Pair your trip to the movies with a wander through Designing 007 and save $5.

2. Shaken, Not StirredBond Martini Thursdays

Turn movie night into date night with a Bond Martini Thursdays. Each week you can try a tailor-made martini at participating restaurants in the King and John neighbourhood, including Casino Royale at Hush, The Vesper at the Red Tomato and Eve’s Evening at the Ritz Carlton. The bonus? You’ll receive a 20% off voucher to Designing 007 with the purchase of a specialty martini.

3. Get the inside scoop

One of the longest-serving members of the 007 production team, John Glen was an editor and action director on the series before directing five Bond films.  On December 10th, 2012, Mr. Glen will appear at the TIFF Bell Lightbox to share his behind-the-scenes insights about the legendary series.

4.  See pieces of film history!

It is easy to forget that for five decades James Bond has not only headlined the most successful franchise in film history, but has also made an indelible impact on the worlds of fashion, technology and lifestyle. From Bond’s cell phones to watches and even to swimsuits, Designing 007 brings you the largest and most comprehensive exhibition ever devoted to Bond. These swimsuits below are from iconic Bond films, including Die Another Day (Halle Berry), Dr. No (Ursula Andress), and Casino Royal (Daniel Craig).

5. Sneak Peek at fashions from Skyfall

The movie everyone is talking about: Skyfall. The latest installment of the James Bond franchise is coming out this fall. Lucky for fans, a couple of pieces are featured at Designing 007, including this suit worn by Javier Bardem and dress worn by Bérénice Marlohe.

What are you most looking forward to about TIFF’s 007: 50 Years of Bond Style?

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