'James Bond, Back-To-Back' BFI 07/11/22
This should be a nice event, at the Reuben Library in BFI Southbank, London. Two academics publishing books on DN and FRWL speak to various aspects of the films' contexts, marketing and reception, apparently with reference to recent archival discoveries.
I'm already familiar with James Chapman's 'Licence To Thrill: A Cultural History Of The James Bond Films', a highly readable survey of the series; and Llewella Chapman's 'Fashioning James Bond: Costume, Gender and Identity', which is scrupulously precise in describing all aspects of costuming, film by film. I always find these types of book far more interesting than 'official' coffee-table book retrospectives.
Llewella Chapman's BFI Film Classics entry on FRWL was out just this week and I look forward to reading it soon. James Chapman's book on DN is, I believe, due to be published around the time of this event.
I have a ticket, but whether I get there may depend on how soon I'll be able to get away from work that evening.
I hope to do so because both authors clearly write with fannish interest, not just as academic critics. The Reuben Library isn't enormous so it may be a fairly small scale affair.