JERICHO, NY, November 20, 2002 – On Friday, November 22, to celebrate the release of DIE ANOTHER DAY, AMC will feature an evening dedicated to James Bond, with an encore presentation of BOND GIRLS ARE FOREVER and a special edition of the weekly series, AMC ACCESS, devoted to the world’s most famous spy.
At 8:00 PM, AMC airs the original special, BOND GIRLS ARE FOREVER, hosted by former Bond Girl Maryam d'Abo – Kara Milovy in THE LIVING DAYLIGHTS (1987) starring Timothy Dalton. From Ursula Andress in DR. NO (1962) to Halle Berry in DIE ANOTHER DAY (2002), the Bond Girls have been as iconic as author Ian Fleming's suave Agent 007. This original production takes an in-depth look at the evolution of the Bond Girl from passive sexual object to an empowered equal. D'Abo brings viewers on a global odyssey to meet the women who have portrayed 007's various female allies and adversaries. Traveling from Rome to London to Los Angeles to California's San Gabriel Mountains to New York, d'Abo interviews the women who have helped define Bond Girls from the beginning of the film franchise.
At 9:00 PM, AMC presents a special Bond-themed episode of AMC ACCESS, beginning with a visit to the London premiere of DIE ANOTHER DAY, featuring interviews with Pierce Brosnan and Halle Berry. There, Berry reveals that MGM might be giving her a spinoff of her character, Jinx in an upcoming Bond film. In addition, host Samantha Harris, dressed as a Bond girl, showcases cars from Bond movies in the ACCESS studio, including 007's Aston Martin V12 Vanquish, Halle Berry's limited edition Thunderbird, and the Jaguar XKR.
Each week, AMC ACCESS will provide comprehensive coverage of that week's top entertainment stories — from revealing discussions with Hollywood's hottest stars to exclusive "all access" looks at the latest movie blockbusters. Hosted by Samantha Harris, AMC ACCESS airs on Friday nights at 10:00 PM and repeats throughout the weekend. AMC ACCESS will focus solely on movie-related news and features, while ACCESS HOLLYWOOD will continue to deliver daily entertainment news, from film and television to music and fashion. Behind AMC's ACCESS is the same team that makes ACCESS HOLLYWOOD such a popular show. Rob Silverstein is executive producer of both shows.
AMC is a 24-hour, movie-based network, dedicated to the American movie fan. The network, which reaches over 83,000,000 homes, offers a comprehensive library of popular movies and an increasingly visible, critically- acclaimed, slate of original programming that is a diverse, movie-based mix of original series, documentaries and specials. AMC has more than doubled its original programming over the past 3 years and garnered many of the industry's highest honors, including seven Emmy awards. AMC is "TV for movie people."
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