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Planes, blades, automobiles at new James Bond exhibit

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 02:14

From Aston Martin, land-to-water Lotus, and even a jet-pack - 50 James Bond vehicles go on display for the 50th anniversary of the first 007 film. Cindy Martin reports.

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The question is not shaken or stirred but which vehicle to drive? SOUNDBITE: Madeline Smith, Bond Girl From "Live And Let Die", saying (English): "What car comes to mind? The Aston Martin, most definitely." 50 of James Bond's preferred methods of travel goes on display for the 50th anniversary of "Dr. No". The 1962 film was the first to feature the Martini and women-loving British spy. The exhibition features perhaps the most famous Bond car the Aston Martin DB5 in "Goldfinger". There's also a crocodile-shaped submarine . Bond girl Jenny Hanley who played the Irish Girl in "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", weighed in on her favourite. SOUNDBITE: Jenny Hanley, Bond Girl From "On Her Majesty's Secret Service", saying (English): "The one that I want, the one that goes under water and doesn't leak. I mean, that's got to be the one to have." The white Lotus esprit went from land to underwater in one fell swoop in "The Spy Who Loved Me". Tires changed to fins and a periscope emerged from the top of the car, helping navigate the submarine. From sea to air - a mini helicopter called "Little Nellie" from "You Only Live Twice" to a jet-pack which shot Bond in through the air. Chris Corbould who's in charge of Special Effects for the Bond films say it wasn't enough to make a stunt work, but the Bond franchise is always looking to innovate. SOUNDBITE: Chris Corbould, Bond Special Effects Supervisor, saying (English): "Working on a Bond films is always challenging. They're working for groundbreaking effects, stunts. They want to do everything for real in the camera and they still maintain that to this day." And of course it wouldn't be the same without the Bond girls. Eunice Gayson, Britt Ekland, Jenny Hanley, and Madeline Smith helped inaugurate the exhibit. Ekland who starred in "The Man With The Golden Gun" and most famously married Peter Sellers says she knows her place in Bond history. SOUNDBITE: Britt Ekland, Bond Girl From "The Man With The Golden Gun", Saying (English): "I know that to quote a Rod Stewart lyric 'I was every school boy's dream'." "Bond in Motion" will be held at the National Motor Museum in the village of Beaulieu, near Portsmouth in southern England, until December. Cindy Martin, Reuters

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Planes, blades, automobiles at new James Bond exhibit

Monday, January 16, 2012 - 02:14