by Katie Nelson
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A exhibition on James Bond opened in Shanghai on Thursday at the Minsheng Art Museum, showcasing props, cars, gadgets and girls galore. Unlike with the latest Bond release, Skyfall, which had scenes censored by the Chinese government, viewers will be able to enjoy the exhibition to its full effect plus some more.
“We certainly didn’t edit at all for a Chinese audience,” Neil McCannon, lead curator of the show, told the AFP. “We have encountered censorship before in some exhibitions, but not in this exhibition.”
In fact, just like with recent films released here, China will be getting its own “special” extended version of the show. The exhibition will be expanded for Chinese audiences to include more material from Skyfall-which features scenes shot in Shanghai-as well as an outfit worn by Michelle Yeoh, who played a Chinese spy in Tomorrow Never Dies.
The Chinese release of Skyfall received much scrutiny earlier this year due to the deletion of certain content, such as these scenes where Bond kills an unnamed Chinese security guard and when antagonist Silva mentions torture by Chinese agents.