James Bond director John Glen and Badly Drawn Boy: The Space

 04 June
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 Wayne Imms
Thursday June 4th / hosted by Lisa Holloway at Emporium, 88 London Road, Brighton / Doors 7:15pm, starts 8:00pm / Sponsored by Brighton Film School Places are on sale at www.thespace.uk.com There are just 12 places left. JOHN GLEN – John Glen is best known for his directing and editing work on eight James Bond films, from the 60s to the 80s. He has directed more Bond films than anyone else, which are For Your Eyes Only, Octopussy, A View to a Kill, The Living Daylights and Licence to Kill. During the 70s and the 60s, he worked as a second unit director on films and television shows such as The Italian Job, Man in a Suitcase, Superman: The Movie and The Wild Geese. John also was the editor of the Bond films On Her Majesty’s Secret Service, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker. This legendary James Bond figure has certainly become a firm member of the so-called family associated with the hugely successful film franchise. BADLY DRAWN BOY – Badly Drawn Boy, Damon Gough, won the Mercury Music Prize for the album Hour of the Bewilderbeast. His appearance at this event marks fifteen years since its release, which was June 2000. He gained acclaim for his “lo-fi” recordings on his early EPs released during the late 90s. Two years after the success of his debut album, Damon again rose to prominence with his contribution to the music of the film About a Boy, based on Nick Hornby’s bestselling novel. Hit singles from the soundtrack were Something to Talk About and Silent Sigh. His third album, Have You Fed the Fish? was less well received. It had a more pop sound and included the popular single All Possibilities and the quirky You Were Right. Four further albums followed, but with diminishing success. He became increasingly criticised for his occasionally shambolic and controversial live shows. However, Badly Drawn Boy has remained a particularly memorable and popular figure for many music fans. Check out our great raffle prizes – • Badly Drawn Boy, It’s What I’m Thinking – Signed by Damon Gough, this is a twelve inch sized high quality deluxe box set of his seventh album. This features exclusive sleeve artwork and includes a remix CD of the album, a 12” test pressing of the song It’s What He’s Thinking, a CD of alternative tracks of the album and a pin badge set designed by Damon. There are two copies to be won • Badly Drawn Boy albums – Copies of the albums Hour of the Bewilderbeast, About a Boy, Have You Fed the Fish?, One Plus One is One, Born in the UK, Is there Nothing We Could Do?, It’s What I’m Thinking Pt 1: Photographing Snowflakes & Being Flynn • For My Eyes Only: My Life With James Bond – this book by John Glen includes candid and sometimes humorous behind-the-scenes stories of the making of eight Bond movies; previously unpublished film stills and storyboard illustrations; plus details of some classic stunts • James Bond: The Ultimate Soundtracks – Held at London’s Royal Festival Hall on October 25th, this special concert by the Philharmonia will be conducted by Carl Davis. It will feature music from all of the great Bond films, in time for the release of the anticipated new film Spectre. This is part of the Philharmonia at the Movies series www.philharmonia.co.uk • DVDs of Superman, The Wild Geese, The Sea Wolves, Gold, Pulp – these films were either edited by John Glen or he was second unit director • James Bond Encyclopedia – A large great book that will appeal to any Bond fan. It has over 350 pages packed with fascinating information and a wealth of photos. Thanks to DK Books www.dk.co.uk • Last Man Standing by Roger Moore – In this fabulous collection of true stories from his stellar career, Roger lifts the lid on the movie business, from Hollywood to Pinewood. It features outrageous tales from his own life and career as well as those told to him by a host of stars and filmmakers. Thanks to Michael O’Mara Books www.mombooks.com • The Video Collection: Badly Drawn Boy – a DVD of each of the singer/songwriter’s music videos • The James Bond Collection – a four-CD box set of music comprising of 54 orchestral tracks from the film series • Empire Magazine – a twelve month subscription to the popular and the world’s greatest monthly film magazine www.empireonline.com • Badly Drawn Boy: All Possibilities – Broadcast on BBC Radio 2 in 2004, a CD copy of this documentary, which was produced by Wayne Imms, founder and organiser of The Space

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