007 Exhibition in Michigan starting June 28, 2003
Posted 23 May 2003 - 04:43 AM
will have its USA premier on June 28, 2003 at The Henry
Ford Museum in Dearborn, Michigan. Please follow link for
Posted 24 May 2003 - 11:22 PM
Posted 25 May 2003 - 04:22 AM
It looks similar to the one that was in London recently.
Posted 26 May 2003 - 03:32 AM
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Posted 02 August 2003 - 05:17 PM
As you first enter the James Bond part of the museum they have the DAD cars out side. I got to see the Aston Martin, Jag, and Thunderbird. The AM had the Target Seeking Shotguns out, and the missles and machine gun under the grill out. Plus, it was missing the passanger seat. The Jag had the Gatling gun out and the missles in the front grill.
Wow! And I hadn't even got into the museum yet.
You first start off walking through the gun barrel and you find your self in the music room which show's how all the titles were made. They have the see through Walther that Klienman used in TND titles. Now, you get to pick what level of agent you are. Basically easy medium or hard. You get a key card that allows you to access all the computers and answer trivia questions.
I had the chance to sit in M's office and pick up the red scrambler and call in Miss Moneypenny. She never came though! Then you enter the Q branch section where there are many different props and drawings. Notably, the Croc sub and Acrostar jet.
Then, you enter a Scaramanga fun house type place and get to see, Jaws teeth, the golden gun (i looks amazing), both of klebbs shoes, and Oddjob's hat. (i thought that was sold at auction)
Now, we enter into the women's department. They have solitare's dress, Wai Lin brown cat suit (that makes me wonder, was it not black in the film?) and Electra's beautiful casino dress. All with shoes no less. Another cool thing is that they had a normal still photo of Denise Richards trying on her blue dress in a hotel room.
Moving on there are more props like Zorins Blimp, Neptune. All miniatures. They you can pretend your Zorin and fall off the Golden Gate Bridge in a gree screen room. Quite cool!
More props and drawings take up the rest of the space. One thing that was interesting is that there was suspose to be an battle in the air from a helicopter, (presumably tiger) and a jet, in Goldeneye. Syd Cain had the drawings.
Then they had the menu from Cafe Martinque, Fabergee egg, gold bars, tomorrow news paper and more.
The final room has many posters from all over the world.
And the Peice de resistance is the Dom Perignon 55' from Dr. NO, sitting in a glace case. I perfer the 93" myself (the only one i've ever had)
So that's all except the spy store. It's got some cool stuff like corgi cars, books like the legacy and some new Fleming paper backs. And just some more 40th aniversity little stuff. Like pens pencils shot glasses. And of course it has all the Bond 1:18th bond cars. Tons of Thunderbirds left but hardly any AM or Jags. I wonder why? :cool:
So.. if you get a chance. Go! It takes the normal fan about an hour. Real Bond fans can be there all day.
Posted 04 August 2003 - 03:02 AM
Posted 05 August 2003 - 02:28 AM
Posted 05 August 2003 - 01:39 PM
Originally posted by bonded56
Thanks for the info on the tour Jeff007. Did they any souvenir brochures?
No... there weren't any brochures. But you get to keep your 007 key card.
Posted 20 December 2003 - 01:59 AM
Righty is going to Michigan on December 26, 2003. I am so excited!
Posted 20 December 2003 - 02:04 AM
Posted 23 December 2003 - 12:19 AM
Thanks, Qwerty. I will buy many souvenirs.
Originally posted by Qwerty
Have fun Righty! I wish I was going. Take lots of pictures and bring back lots of souvenirs!
Posted 23 December 2003 - 05:49 AM
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Posted 05 January 2004 - 09:18 PM
I'm sorry you weren't as enthusiastic, Righty. True, there weren't as many props as I'd have liked either, but but just being around what was there was great. Where else could you see yourself hanging from the Golden Gate Bridge on video or sit in M's office? And remember there have been so many props that have been lost or sold over the years. To see the Dr. No. bottle of champaign, one of only two existing props to survive from the film, was worth the price of admission itself.
If anything, this visit really made me appreciate just how much really goes into making a film of this magnitude. It's still hard to swallow the three-year thing, but just looking at the detail that went into designing the props and storyboarding the scenes makes you realize it's not just a matter of going out and making a film of that magnitude. And seeing the unsused poster artwork in person was also a great find.
I bought a few things, but the gift shop was way overpriced. I mean $6.95 for a Jonny Lightning car that normally retails for $3.99? I wish there'd been something truly unique there. But that's what eBay is for, I guess.
Anybody who still wants to see this exhibition can do so through Sunday. I'd highly recommend it.