FOR YOUR EYES ONLY: James Bond on Screen

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February 2, 2021 • 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


With the upcoming release of the 25th James Bond film No Time to Die, the announced departure of Daniel Craig from the iconic role, and the recent passing of Sir Sean Connery, there is no better time to talk about one of the most beloved film serials of all time.

Film historian and screenwriter/producer Steven Jay Rubin, author of The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia, will take us from Dr. No to Spectre and beyond. Joining Rubin in conversation will be the New Britain Museum of American Art’s Jeffrey J. Mainville, a Bond enthusiast and former Assistant Curator for The Mark Twain House & Museum.


Copies of The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia are available for purchase through The Mark Twain House museum store.

Steven Jay Rubin, screenwriter/producer, film historian, author, documentarian, and promoter Steven Jay Rubin began his motion picture writing career when he acquired the theatrical remake rights to the ABC television series Combat! and sold his screenplay and the rights to Savoy Pictures and later Paramount.

Rubin is recognized internationally as the world’s leading authority on the James Bond movie series. He was the first writer to publish a book that examines the behind the scenes world of 007 – The James Bond Films: A Behind the Scenes History (Arlington House, 1981, 1983). He followed that with The James Bond Movie Encyclopedia (Contemporary Books, McGraw Hill, Chicago Review Press, 1990, 1995, 2003, 2020), the latest edition of which debuted this fall.

His additional books include: Secrets of the Great Science Fiction Films (Kino Verlag, 1984), Combat Films: American Realism 1945-2010 (McFarland Books, 1981, 2010), The Twilight Zone Encyclopedia (Chicago Review Press, 2018), and The Cat Who Lived With Anne Frank, his first children’s picture book, co-written with David Lee Miller, which was published by Penguin/Philomel in February 2019.

Programs at The Mark Twain House & Museum are made possible in part by support from the Connecticut Department of Economic and Community Development, Office of the Arts, and the Greater Hartford Arts Council’s United Arts Campaign and its Travelers Arts Impact Grant program, with major support from The Travelers Foundation. 


February 2, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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