‘The Sean Connery Bond Canon, Pt II: Goldfinger & Thunderball’ Webinar
Later this year, the 25th James Bond film will be released, No Time to Die, starring Daniel Craig. Though he and many other great actors have played the iconic 007 role over the decades, the majority of Bond aficionados still consider the first, Sean Connery, to be the definitive James Bond. It’s time to uncover the secrets of this masterful spy series, and determine the greatest Bond films and actors once and for all!
Join New York Adventure Club for a two-part retrospective on the very first four James Bond films, which are widely considered the best in the entire Bond series to-date.
Led by esteemed Bond scholar and pop culture historian Arlen Schumer, part II of this multimedia overview — which will focus on the third and fourth Connery Bond films, Goldfinger (1964) and Thunderball (1965) — will include:
- Why the director of the first two Bond films, Terence Young, did not direct the third — and why Guy Hamilton replaced him
- The controversy surrounding Goldfinger’s premiere, and why it was the last one Sean Connery would attend
- Why Thunderball was supposed to be the very first Bond film instead of Dr. No
- The similarities and differences between each of the first four Bond films
- Behind-the-scenes film clips, production stills, advertising, and promotional materials
Afterward, we’ll have a Q&A with Arlen — any and all questions about Bond are welcomed and encouraged!
Can’t make it live? Don’t worry, you’ll have access to the full replay for one week!
See you there, virtually! $10.
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***A full replay of the experience will be available to all registered guests for up to a week
Arlen Schumer, MFA is one of the foremost historians of comic book art, named by Comic Book Artist magazine in 1998 as “one of the more articulate and enthusiastic advocates of comic book art in America.” His coffee table book, The Silver Age of Comic Book Art, won the Independent Publishers Book Award for best Popular Culture book.
Schumer is also one of comic book art’s most idiosyncratic practitioners, creating award-winning illustrations for the advertising and editorial markets.
“One of the country’s pre-eminent authorities on comics and culture.” —Jon Meyerson, Producer, ABC News’ 20/20
“Nobody speaks about comics with more authority, understanding and love than Arlen does. He is to comics what Pauline Kael was to movies.” —Clem Robins, letterer for DC and Marvel Comics
“It included societal and marketing information from that era, which is so unusual, yet pertinent and fascinating.” -Sharon
“In depth analysis of the movies. Wealth of pictures I’d had never seen before” -Eorgia
“Topic was interesting and Arlen was great at tying movies into what was going on while they were being made. Photos and other rarely-seen art from the movies was also fascinating.” -Brent
“The information Arlen has and presented on The Bond movies is amazing.” -Robert
“Personal, professional, interactive. Presenter was knowledgable and a big fan, so he was very enthusiastic. He had great Bond clips and fun facts!” -B
“Everything! This was awesome! I’d give it 100 if I could!” -Karen
“I enjoyed seeing the classic Bond film elements compared to each other. Very interesting!” -Paul
“The information and passionate insight Arlen presented was unforgettable! I will see these films with new eyes from now on!” -Guy
“So informative and fun! Lots of great trivia and backstories” -Catherine
“I liked seeing the James Bond clips & nostalgia and also learning the fun facts. Also, the presenter was friendly.” -Hope
“Arlen is great at historical Background and film nuances” -Jacob
“Knowledge was excellent; film clips were fun to watch” -Frances
“Wide ranging presentation of influences, innovations and cultural appeal of the first Bond films. And yes, Arlen, they were the best of the series.” -Thomas
“The Info and Presentation was Excellent and the ability to interact with other viewers was enjoyable and Arlen, you are easy to listen to. I learned quite a bit from Everyone.” -Daniel
“Amazing details and passion about 007 films, cast and crew.” -Maggie
“Arlen Schumer is an excellent speaker and a national treasure.” -LennyBuy tickets/get more info now