Bond in Motion @ London Film Museum

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The London Film Museum is around the corner from Covent Garden on Wellington Street and has a boxed-in basement feel, but the exhibition team did a marvellous job of displaying the various iconic Bond vehicles, accessories, video screens and artwork. I was so happy to have stumbled across this exhibition on a night out with friends (I went with Siggy the next day – doors open at 10am and last entry is at 5pm on all days except Saturday when it is 6pm).

I think the photographic evidence speaks for itself, but I’ll provide captions anyway. The photos only show about 2/3rds of what was on show and the main post image is of the car they used for the down the alley side-wheelie in Diamonds Are Forever which was displayed very cleverly on two wheels with neon signs projected across its well-polished paintwork.

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Pierce Brosnan’s jet Pack
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The Aston Martin they rolled a record breaking amount of times in Casino Royale
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The Aston Martin they scratched up in Quantum of Solace
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The second most iconic Bond vehicle in the show imho. Loved it!
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Not the best, but still an iconic piece from Octopussy
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The star of the show. Video walls were really integral to the exhibition providing a visual reminder of the key scenes in each film.
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At the time I guess this thing was cutting edge. Now it looks as silly as those huge mobile phones you sometimes see in movies.
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Pierce Brosnan’s speedboat that he drove(?) down the Thames in the World Is Not Enough
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You tell me. I’m guessing it’s from a Roger Moore film, but I forget.
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From the *head shaking* BMW period of Bond.
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The remote control Beamer that ended up in the front of the Avis outlet – best place for it!
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Sean Connery’s chopper ‘The Little Nellie’ from You Only Live Twice
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Timothy Dalton’s Aston Martin and the cello case in the background from The Living Daylights
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Slightly blurry bad guy’s Jaguar. Flash photography was not allowed and I was struggled with a gel case on my phone.
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The most ridiculous of Q’s inventions – the invisible car.
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Roger Moore’s little jet – perhaps the most iconic aircraft to feature in a Bond movie.
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Cubbie Broccoli’s Roller which got ditched into a lake
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Goldfinger’s roller
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One of many storyboards on display on the mezzanine floor
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An ID from Quantum of Solace
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Vesper (a.k.a. Stephanie Broadchest) and Bond’s passports from the classic Casino Royale
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Timothy Dalton’s Bond passport
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Pierce Brosnan’s Bond passport – displayed along with some gadgets and the watches from some of the movies.

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