Special showing of Bond movie Goldeneye

Sue Cook writes: Dear friends and neighbours – Ian (Sharp) has flatteringly been requested to give a talk at Sibford Village Hall to talk about the roller coaster fun and games involved in filming the Bond movie Goldeneye in 1995. Ian was the ‘Action Director’, in charge of the second unit under the principal director Martin Campbell.

With a team of intrepid stunt actors alongside Pierce Brosnan, Ian was responsible for creating and directing such scenes as the spectacular tank chase through St Petersburg, the death-defying jump from the top of the dam at the beginning of the movie, the small aircraft’s vertical flight up the side a ravine… and the destruction of a Ferrari by an Aston Martin (which it was decided should not make the final cut!). These were real stunts; acts of courage, in the exciting days before computer generated images came along to make life a lot safer and a lot less dare-devil.

He’ll be showing the movie first and then will be regaling us with anecdotes and answering questions from the audience. There will be wine and soft drinks generously provided by the magnificent Prof John Wass.  So come along for a glass or two at 6.30pm in preparation for the screening start at 7.00pm. It promises to be a lively and jolly evening, so I do hope you’ll be able to be there.

That’s Wednesday, 29th May. Spread the word. All are welcome; entrance is free. We’ll look forward to seeing you.

Warmest regards,
Sue  Cook
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