Goldfinger 50th anniversary celebration in Oslo, Norway

02 May, 2014

The Norwegian James Bond-magasinet, together with From Sweden with Love, has organised a big event to celebrate this September's fiftieth anniversary of the release of Goldfinger (1964). The event will be held at the luxury cinema Kino Victoria on Thursday, May 22, 2014. Goldfinger is considered the most iconic and influential James Bond film. This is the first time a gala performance of a vintage Bond film has been screened in Norway.

goldfinger event oslo"It is with great pleasure and pride that we can finally reveal the news of a very unique celebration of the immortal classic Goldfinger. We will screen a beautiful, newly restored print of the film at Oslo's newest and finest cinema. Additionally, we are happy to present two special guests from the film that will be in attendance. It will be a very cool program based around the film and a grand celebration", according to organizers Morten Steingrimsen (James Bondmagasinet) and Anders Frejdh (From Sweden with Love).

Prominent guests
Honorary guests will be Two-time Academy Award® winner Sir Ken Adam, Academy Award® winner Norman Wanstall and one of the Bond Girls from Goldfinger, Margaret Nolan (who played Dink, Bond's masseuse). Both will participate in a Q&A following the screening.

Sir Ken Adam's groundbreaking and grandiose production design sets a new standard in cinema and it was important for the success of the Bond films. The Bond films made Sir Ken Adam a futuristic, luxurious and magnificent design unlike what moviegoers had seen before.

Ken Adam Goldfinger set design

Ken Adam on the Goldfinger set - photo © 1964 Danjaq S.A. & United Artists Corporation

After designing the famous Fort Knox set Goldfinger, he was production designer on six other 007 films - Dr. No (1962), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967), Diamonds Are Forever (1971), The Spy Who Loved Me (1977) and Moonraker (1979). Outside the James Bond films, he is best known for his collaboration with maestro director Stanley Kubrick for Dr. Strangelove (1964) and Barry Lyndon (1975). Sir Ken Adam is rewarded with a number of very high-standing awards and honours, including two Academy Awards® (for "Barry Lyndon" and "The Madness of King George") and two BAFTA (Dr. Strangelove and The Ipcress File). He received the Art Directors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award in 2002 for his lasting contribution to film history. He has also been a member of the jury at both the Cannes Film Festival and Berlin.

Sir Ken Adam is accompanied to Norway with professor and film historian Sir Christopher Frayling , author of Ken Adam Designs the Movies : James Bond and Beyond (Faber & Faber, 2005) and Ken Adam and the Art of Production Design (Thames & Hudson , 2008). Frayling has also written a number of other film books, appeared in documentaries and made several audio commentaries for DVD/Blu-ray releases.

Norman Wanstall won the Academy Award® for his work on Goldfinger and has worked on a number of other Bond classics; Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), Thunderball (1965), You Only Live Twice (1967) and Never Say Never Again (1983). Other classic films on his resume include Stanley Kubrick's Barry Lyndon (1975) and François Truffaut's Fahrenheit 451 (1966).

Norman Wanstall Oscar Goldfinger

Norman Wanstall with his Academy Award

Wanstall: "I have fond memories of Oslo. I was there in 1970 as a result of editing the film The Only Way (1970) in Denmark. My wife, daughter and I stayed in Copenhagen for the duration of the film and when Christmas arrived the producer invited us to spend the break with him in Oslo. The snow was obviously very much in evidence and I watched in awe from my hotel window as the taxi drivers skidded their cars sideways around the bends. It was a very enjoyable stay and we were treated very well and I’m very much looking forward to my visit on 22nd May."

Dink Margaret NolanMargaret Nolan portrays Dink, Bond's masseuse in Goldfinger. With her gold decorated body and her golden bikini she also features in the film's very iconic posters and over the main titles. In addition to the James Bond film, she worked as a model, painter, theatre actress and starred in numerous other films including the Beatles film A Hard Day's Night (1964) and several of the films in the British Carry On franchise. She has also appeared in television series such as The Saint and The Persuaders!, both with James Bond actor Roger Moore.

A number of Norwegian celebrities will also be in attendance as well as the British Ambassador in Norway, Ms. Jane Owen, who will open the festivities.

A film screening out of the ordinary
The opening on May 22nd will be a private and exclusive event for 292 invited guests. The film will be shown with a newly restored version, specially imported from the UK. For the occasion, the cinema will be transformed into a Bond world, including a Bond style casino where players can win a trip to an exotic destination worthy of 007 himself. There will also be a display of an Aston Martin, after party with DJ, serving of vodka martini "Shaken, not stirred", and more.

Public screening on May 23th 2014
Due to popular demand, James Bond-magasinet in cooperation with Oslo Kino, has organised a public screening on May 23. Norman Wanstall and Margaret Nolan will also attend this screening. For more information about this screening, visit www.oslokino.no.


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