February 13, 2013
As SKYFALL, the twenty-third installment in the James Bond film franchise, is released on DVD and Blu-ray nationwide, the International Spy Museum in Washington, D.C., unveils the latest artifact to join its newest special exhibition, “Exquisitely Evil: 50 Years of Bond Villains.”
On Wednesday morning, the Museum will unveil to the public the mutilated teeth of Bond’s latest adversary, Raoul Silva, as worn by actor Javier Bardem in SKYFALL. In the film, the teeth set up an integral plot point as Silva reveals his dark past to M, portrayed by Dame Judi Dench. The villain’s disfigured face and teeth were digitally composited in the final film. This newest addition joins a collection of more than 110 cinematic and historical artifacts in an exhibition that explores the power of the iconic James Bond film series in shaping the public’s understanding of the world of espionage.
“Exquisitely Evil,” which opened to the public in November, enables visitors to make connections between fact and fiction and discover how the evildoers and their plots have changed to reflect the times. In addition to film and historical artifacts, the exhibit features captivating videos in which members of the intelligence community comment on the Bond films and share their own “Bond Moments.” Visitors to the 5,500-square-foot exhibit also have the unique opportunity to step into Bond’s shoes and to explore their more villainous side through interactive experiences.
Artifacts featured in the exhibit are provided by London-based film company EON Productions, a subsidiary of Danjaq LLC, the producer of the James Bond film series. Admission to “Exquisitely Evil” is part of the general admission ticket to the Museum.
$15.95: Seniors (65+), Military, Law Enforcement
$15: Youth, ages 7-11
Free: Children, age 6 and under
About the International Spy Museum: The International Spy Museum is the only public museum in the United States solely dedicated to espionage and the only one in the world to provide a global perspective on an all-but-invisible profession that has shaped history and continues to have a significant impact on world events. The Museum features the largest collection of international espionage artifacts ever placed on public display, offering a rare glimpse into the whispered world of covert operations and the silent, unknown men and women behind them, making it an experience like no other. The International Spy Museum opened in Washington, D.C., just over 10 years ago on July 19, 2002.
About EON Productions: EON Productions Limited and Danjaq LLC are wholly owned and controlled by the Broccoli/Wilson family. Danjaq is the US based company that co-owns, with MGM, the copyright in the existing James Bond films and controls the right to produce future James Bond films as well as all worldwide merchandising. EON Productions, an affiliate of Danjaq, is the UK based production company which makes the James Bond films. The 007 franchise is the longest running in film history with twenty-two films produced since 1962. Michael G Wilson and Barbara Broccoli succeeded Albert R ‘Cubby’ Broccoli and have produced some of the most successful Bond films ever including CASINO ROYALE and QUANTUM OF SOLACE. They recently produced the 23rd film, SKYFALL.