The Names Bond… James Bond… And My Backing Band, The Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra

I am jealous I don’t live in the U.K. right now and it has nothing to do with politics. The Royal Albert Hall just announced the next movie in their popular Films in Concert series and it’s going to be Casino Royale. The 2006 film was the 21st in the James Bond franchise was directed by Martin Campbell and introduced us to Daniel Craig as OO7 with his license to kill. Based on the first novel by Ian Fleming, we got to see Eva Green as Vesper, Mads Mikkelsen as Le Chiffre, Jeffrey Wright as Felix Leiter and Judi Dench as M. And while the original story centered around a Baccarat tournament, the film changed it to the popular Texas Hold’em style of poker.

This will be the first time an entire Bond score has ever officially been performed live, as the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra conducted by Gavin Greenaway play David Arnold’s powerful score in sync with the film on the big screen. David Arnold, who has scored five Bond films, will discuss his collaboration with the 007 franchise in a pre-concert question and answer session.

The three performances will take place on Saturday, September 30th and Sunday October 1st only.

About Dan Wickline

Has quietly been working at Bleeding Cool for over three years. He has written comics for Image, Top Cow, Shadowline, Avatar, IDW, Dynamite, Moonstone, Humanoids and Zenescope. He is the author of the Lucius Fogg series of novels and a published photographer.

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