Cert 12A 142mins Stars 5
There are no more thrilling guitar riffs in cinema than the James Bond theme and it was an extraordinary experience to hear it played live in sync to Skyfall, the greatest 007 film and Daniel Craig’s third appearance as the British super spy.
Far grander than the private movie screening room at Buckingham Palace, the The Royal Royal Albert Hall is a perfect venue to watch a movie released during the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee year which seemingly saw Her Majesty skydive alongside 007 into the 2012 London Olympics opening ceremony.
Composer Thomas Newman conducted his BAFTA-winning score, and director Sam Mendes turned up to introduce the film to the loudly appreciative audience who watched projected onto a giant screen hanging above the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra.
Screened as part of the Hall’s ongoing Films In Concert series, whose upcoming events include E.T. the Extra-terrestrial, it’s an exhilarating night out and a perfect treat for the wannabe 007 in your family.