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James Bond exhibit brings style and steel teeth to TIFF Bell Lightbox


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James Bond fans, prepare to work yourselves into a frenzy. A huge new exhibition of props and gadgets from the 007 movies is coming to TIFF Bell Lightbox this fall.

On display will be props such as the poker table from Casino Royale, a raincoat worn by Sean Connery in Dr. No and a tricked out attaché case seen in From Russian With Love, together with dozens of unseen blueprints, drawings and storyboards that went into creating the famous movies. Expect, though, the biggest crowds to be around the case containing the steel teeth used by man mountain Jaws (played by Richard Kiel) to bite through such objects as steel cables and passing sharks. 

The exhibition, called “Designing 007: 50 Years of Bond Style,” will look at how the high-rolling British spy has influenced fashion, car design, art and pop culture in the half century since Sean Connery first donned Bond’s trademark tuxedo.

Curated by the Barbican Centre in London, England, the exhibition will open in July in the British capital before heading to Toronto for Oct. 26 as the second stop on a three-year world tour. Barbican staff told Britain's Guardian newspaper that they had “unprecedented access” to the James Bond archive in north London (yes, such a thing exists) to produce what they call an “immersive” show.

Skyfall, the 23rd Bond film and third to star Daniel Craig, is currently being shot and is slated to have its London premiere the same day the exhibition opens in Toronto.

TIFF Bell Lightbox, 350 King St. W., Oct. 26-Jan. 20, 2013.

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