HD photographs of the James Bond 007 Paris Exhibition
Below you will see high definition photos we took of the James Bond 007 exhibition in Paris called The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style, held in the historical building of the Grande Halle at the Parc de la Villette in the 19th Arrondissement, which we were lucky enough to have permission to take these photos to showcase this impressive event for you to enjoy.
Aston Martin DB10 car from the James Bond film Spectre
From the first exhibition held at the Barbican Centre in London in 2012, the James Bond 007 exhibition has travelled to different cities all over the world and has come to Paris, France until September 2016.
So, this first HD photo shows the star attraction of the Aston Martin DB10, which was the James Bond car for the latest film Spectre, with Bond being played by Daniel Craig, and this is the first time that the iconic car has been on display in Europe.
Pictures of James Bond 007 actors
There have been a total of 24 James Bond films by Eon Productions with the first being Dr No launched in 1962, and to date there have been six different actors play James Bond himself under the direction of Eon in one of the most recognised film series throughout the world.
And it is probably Sean Connery and Roger Moore who are the most recognised actors, although George Lazenby starred in one film, while Timothy Dalton was in two, Pierce Brosnan was in four and Daniel Craig has starred as Bond in the most recent four 007 films including the latest one of Spectre.
Smart Blood machine used on Daniel Craig in Spectre
There are over 500 items on display from Bond films, and here you can see one of the props used in the Spectre movie by Joe Veelles, the creator of accessories, which portrays the machine for the injection of "Smart Blood" into James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, with an electronic chip to monitor vital signs and his placement in the field.
Lotus Esprit S1 James Bond car called Wet Nellie
Any James Bond fan will be in their element with this unique collection at the 50 Years of Bond Style exhibition, and here you can see a model that was designed for the 1977 Bond film, The Spy Who Loved Me, starring Roger Moore, and known as Wet Nellie, this was a custom built submarine based upon the Lotus Esprit S1 sports car.
The BMW R1200 C motorbike used in the James Bond film Tomorrow Never Dies
The 1997 James Bond film, Tomorrow Never Dies, had many different exciting and enthralling scenes in an action packed movie starring Pierce Brosnan with Michelle Yeoh playing the role of the Chinese spy Wai Lin, both of whom you can see in a scene captured on the motorcycle when they were handcuffed.
Yet in front of this you can get to see the BMW R1200 C, which was the largest BMW motorbike made at the time and was considered ideal for stunts due to its weight, and these were actually performed by stuntman Jean-Pierre Goy, yet this also became the promotional film for the launch of this impressive motorbike.
Ice Castle model from the 007 film Die Another Day
One of the scenes with incredible action in the 2002 Bond film, Die Another Day, feature the Ice Castle, and at the James Bond Exhibition in Paris you can see a model of this that was designed by the architect Santiago Calatrava, yet as you can see here, there were clips from the movie being shown on large screens as well.
Sean Connery Aston Martin DB5 car from the Bond film Goldfinger
Car lovers as well as James Bond fans will no doubt recognise the Aston Martin DB5, which first had its debut in the 1964 Bond film Goldfinger with Sean Connery, and as you can see here the registration BMT 216A was the same car used again in Thunderball, which was released approximately a year later.
And even though the original writer of the James Bond fiction novels, Ian Fleming, had originally mentioned a DB3, the DB5 was the new prototype model for Aston Martin, and there was another Silver-Birch DB5 Aston Martin using the original registration of BMT 216A, which was used in the film Skyfall that starred Daniel Craig as James Bond.
Scaramanga gun from the Bond film The Man with the Golden Gun
There are so many different props, gadgets and accessories that are well recognised from Bond movies, and one that sticks in the mind of many is that of the golden gun, the weapon of choice for the hitman Scaramanga in the 1974 film, The Man with the Golden Gun.
The Q Boat featured in the Bond film The World Is Not Enough
There have been several different boats featured in James Bond films, and one you can get to see at the Designing 007 exhibition in Paris at the Grande Halle is that of the Q Boat, which was a small motor boat used in The World Is Not Enough film that Q constructed and James Bond, played by Pierce Brosnan, took this down the River Thames in London chasing the enemy.
Jade necklace produced by London Bond Street jewellers
However, glitz and glamour are also traits you will discover from the Bond films, and here you can see a Jade necklace that was worn by the girlfriend of Scaramanga in the 1974 James Bond film, which was reproduced by David Morris, the great jewellers of Bond Street, London and his jewellery has been used in several Bond films.
Eva Green dress from the Bond film Quantum of Solace
Again, sophistication is abound within the James Bond films, and there are numerous different costumes on display at the 007 exhibition in Paris, with this photo showing the elegant ball gown that Eva Green wore when she portrayed Vesper Lynd in Casino Royale.
Yet if you look carefully, you can also see the necklace shaped as an Algerian love knot, and in the following film, Quantum of Solace, James Bond, played by Danial Craig retains this after her suicide in the previous film of Casino Royale.
Bond film Live and Let Die tarot card reader Solitaire
Now we said earlier that the James Bond 007 exhibition in Paris called The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style has hundreds of different unique items from the 24 films that Eon Productions have produced, and this photo shows a backdrop scene from the 1973 film Live and Let Die.
But on a table you can see two candelabras with serpents coiling round the stems along with original tarot cards within a display case that were used in the film by the fictional tarot card reader Solitaire, who was seduced by James Bond, the first Bond film to be played by Roger Moore.
One of the exhibition rooms at the 007 Exhibition in Paris
However, here you can see just one of the exhibition rooms at the 007 Exhibition in Paris at the Grande Halle de la Villette, and as you can tell, there are numerous costumes on display, along with screens showing scenes from specific movies that these were all featured in.
Gustav Graves mechanical Samurai suit used in the Bond film Die Another Day
The Bond films have evolved with the times with more elaborate gadgets, props and even the villains have changed, just like you can see here with the armoured Samurai suit combining glasses, high tech arm band aspects, etc, which was worn by the fictional character of Gustav Graves in Die Another Day, yet there are still elements that go back to the first Eon productions of James Bond 007.
Original sketch for the Ministers Office for Bond film
But for those of you that like the makings of a film, then you will not be disappointed, as there are numerous sketches and drawings that are on display as you go through the 007 exhibition in Paris, and this one shows a drawing of the Ministers Office for one of the James Bond films.
1979 Models from the James Bond Film Moonraker
Going back to one of the older films, behind a glass case in another exhibition room of the Grande Halle Paris 007 Exhibition you will come across models for space suits and shuttles from Moonraker, which was the 1979 James Bond film that starred Roger Moore as Bond and Hugo Drax as the villain or antagonist who was portrayed by Michael Lonsdale.
The Diamond filled Samsonite briefcase from Bond film Die Another Day
Q, or section Q, is the fictional place that James Bond goes to in order to obtain different gadgets and accessories that are essential for him to defeat the villains, and there are numerous different items on display within wooden boxes that have a glass front to protect their contents.
So, this particular HD photo shows the briefcase complete with its diamonds along with sticks of C4, which was one of the accessories used within an action scene in the 2002 Bond film starring Pierce Brosnan, called Die Another Day.
The Backgammon board and Faberge Egg from the 1983 Bond film Octopussy
Faberge are synonymous with Faberge Eggs that are priceless, and the prop used in the 1983 film was based upon a Coronation Egg that was gifted to Tsar Nicholas back in 1897.
So hence this is not the real deal you can see on the backgammon table, but none the less, it is the original from the 1983 Octopussy Bond film, where James Bond had supposedly switched a real for a fake to instigate a capture of Kamal Khan, although copies of this egg have also appeared for sale on the market many times since.
Lead role costumes used within the James Bond film Die Another Day
You will find many items on display behind glass, just like you can see in this image with sketches and three different costumes that featured in the James Bond film Die Another Day with the Ice Castle and the Villain Gustav Graves, and the black outfit with the sword was worn by the actor Toby Stephens who portrayed this fictional character that 007 was pursuing.
Bombardier MX Z-REV snowmobile from the 2002 James Bond film Die Another Day
Again another prop from the 2002 Bond film Die Another Day, which is a Bombardier MX Z-REV snowmobile that was one of several produced by Bombardier Recreational Products, which became commercialised as comfortable alpine transport after the release of the film, and this was the fourth 007 film starring Pierce Brosnan as James Bond.
Gallery of props and gadgets used in different James Bond films over 50 years
Now this photo shows one of the galleries, or exhibition rooms at the Grande Halle de la Villette, Paris 007 Exhibition, and as you can see, there are numerous wooden crates with glass fronts showcasing many Bond accessories.
But do not forget to look up high to see other props including guns and bagpipes, or even watch the documentaries from interviews with designers, producers, etc, pick up the telephones and listen to clips, plus much more just in this one small section of The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition.
Actress Claudine Auger white dress from the James Bond film Thunderball
Yet this photo shows a beautiful dress with accessories that was worn by Claudine Auger who played the Bond girl, Domino Duval, in the 1965 James Bond film called Thunderball that starred Sean Connery as the MI6 agent 007, which was produced by Eon productions from the book written by Ian Fleming.
Zorin Industries scale model Blimp from the James Bond film A View to a Kill
Anyone that is a fan of James Bond will realise that the films always tried to incorporate the latest technologies and here you can see a working model of an airship called the Skyship 500 series, which was one of many produced by the Airship Industries firm who struck a deal in 1984 to promote these lighter than air travel options for tours and promotional purposes.
So, within the 1985 Bond film, A View to a Kill starring Roger Moore, the fictitious Zorin was the antagonist trying to destroy Silicon Valley and he had a company called Zorin Industries, hence the logo you can see on the scale model airship used, also known as a Blimp.
Timothy Dalton Hasselblad Gun used within the Bond film Licence to Kill
Yet this next image shows the Hasselblad Gun that was one of the accessories used within the 1989 Bond film called Licence to Kill starring Timothy Dalton as James Bond, and designed by Q as an impressive state of the art gadget for 007, this gun was named after the make of camera which was converted into a lethal weapon for the film.
Poker table from the 2006 James Bond film Casino Royale
n another section of The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition in Paris, you can see a mock up of the poker table with its participants in the costumes the actors wore in the 2006 film Casino Royale.
And in the plot, the terrorist financier, Le Chiffre organised a poker game to recoup funds from the Quantum criminal organisation, and James Bond, played by Daniel Craig, joins the game under the alias of Arlington Beech.
Snooper the dog robot used within the James Bond film A View to a Kill
We are back looking at one of the gadgets Q produced, who was being played by Desmond Llewelyn, which as you can see, was a dog robot that had video cameras for eyes.
Having demonstrated this to James Bond in the 1985 Bond film, A View to a Kill, it was one of the accessories used even by Q himself when searching for 007 at the end of the film, and named Snooper, the shell of the robot dog was actually constructed on top of a remote control car.
Taliso Soto red dress worn in the James Bond film Licence to Kill
However, this photo shows another beautiful dress that was worn by Taliso Soto who played Lupe Lamora, the girlfriend of Sanchez in the 1989 James Bond film, Licence to Kill.
The costume designer on this film was Jodie Lynn Tillen, yet the dress itself was made by the fashion designer Oscar de la Renta who also dressed high profile figures including the then First Lady of the USA, Nancy Regan, and with a very similar dress that was by this designer in the same colour, it became referred to as the Nancy Regan Red, yet the shoes, although hard to see here, were by the high end designer shoe company, Stuart Wietzman.
Floating Dragon boat from the 2012 Skyfall Bond film
Here you can see another view of one of the large exhibition rooms with numerous different costumes and props on display that were used in different James Bond films.
And to the left of the photo you can see the Floating Dragon boat with the lanterns, which are models that were originally inspired from photos the director of the James Bond film Skyfall, Dennis Gassner, had taken while in China, which he wanted to authentically recreate.
Therefore a team of Chinese craftsmen worked at Pinewood Studios in the UK under the direction of Gassner and the cinematographer, Roger Deakins, to create the sceneries, models, etc for this part of the 2012 Skyfall Bond film, having also had their tools and materials shipped from China to accomplish the task.
Day of the Dead costumes from James Bond film Spectre
Props, costumes and of course the Aston Martin DB10 from Spectre, the 2015 James Bond film are the most recent additions to the James Bond 007 exhibition in Paris.
So this photo shows just three of the costumes out of 1,500 that were all individually designed for the Day of the Dead, or Feast of the Dead scenes in Spectre, not forgetting the 450 individually designed and painted masks, which were all started in the October 2014 and took six months to complete, supervised by Kenny Crouch, head of wardrobe for the film.
Grande Halle red carpet treatment leading to the Fifty Years of Bond Style exhibition in Paris
The Designing 007: Fifty Years of Bond Style, has been travelling the world, and Paris is the first time that many of these items have been seen in Europe, yet as you can see in this photo, just walking on the red carpet up to the entrance of the James Bond Exhibition at the Grande Halle within the Parc de la Villette, makes you feel like a film star from the word go.
Grande Halle sign for the 50 years of James Bond style exhibition in Paris
This photo shows the large poster positioned on the outside front of the Grande Halle promoting the James Bond 007 Exhibition in Paris, which as you can tell, runs until 4th September 2016 and is located in the 19th Arrondissement within the Parc de la Villette close to the Avenue Jean Jaures.
But we would like to also say a big thank you to the Claudine Colin Agency for allowing us to take these photos for this press release for you to enjoy, and hopefully, if you have the chance, visit this impressive exhibition that we have only scratched the surface on, whether it be in Paris, or at a future venue in conjunction with the Barbican and Eon Productions.