You know the name. You know the number. Now know the rest of the story.
Published to celebrate the 40th anniversary of Dr. No, the first James Bond film, James Bond: The Legacy is the official, definitive guide to the 007 phenomenon. Loaded with anecdotes, facts, and illustrations, the book provides features on the key actors, from Sean Connery to Pierce Brosnan, directors, costume and set designers, and others working behind the scenes. Without a doubt, this is the book of the Bond World.
James Bond: The Legacy takes readers through a comprehensive-and fun-history of the movies. The book places the films in the context of their times, showing how producers Albert "Cubby" Broccoli and Harry Saltzman drew inspiration from the Cold War and from suave, glamorous icons like Hugh Hefner and JFK, and how later world events shaped story lines-and even how closely the series presaged actual technological developments. As the films move into their fifth decade, the book traces the total Bond impact, through fashion, the Austin Powers films, the Robbie Williams video, and much more, on a whole new generation.
Illustrated with over 550 rare photographs, illustrations, and storyboards from the Bond archives, James Bond: The Legacy ties in with major events and promotions marking 007's 40th anniversary. This will be a must-have book for the 2002 holiday season.
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John Cork is the coauthor of Abrams' James Bond: The Legacy. An award-winning screenwriter, he penned the civil rights drama The Long Walk Home, starring Sissy Spacek and Whoopi Goldberg, and has written screenplays for many major film studios. He lives in Los Angeles.From Library Journal:
Bond, James Bond. The signature music, the hot cars and hotter babes, the gadgets, and the exotic locales are among the intoxicating ingredients that comprise the ultimate fantasy character. This year marks the 40th anniversary of the film release of Dr. No. Five actors and 19 adventures later, our bond with Bond remains strong. And it's not just male Bonding: 007 is loved equally by women. This detailed, photo-rich (550 pix) tome chronicles the Bond story and beyond; the text not only offers background on the character and the productions but juxtaposes him within the world's political climate, which the films reflect. Although the plots are formulaic, the spy saves the world from a supercharged psychopath producer Cubby Broccoli worked with writers, directors, and actors to subtly refine the British agent throughout the decades while keeping the stories entertaining. Our man 007 has inspired imitators from Indiana Jones to Austin Powers, but there's no substitute for the original, and this title offers a detailed dossier of facts and photos that fans will find essential. Highly recommended. [This book and Nourmand's are being published to coincide with the release of the 20th Bond flick, Die Another Day, starring Pierce Brosnan, Halle Berry, and Dame Judi Dench. Ed.] Michael Rogers, "Library Journal.
- Michael Rogers, "Library Journal"
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Descrizione libro BOXTREE LTD, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 0752264982
Descrizione libro BOXTREE LTD, 2002. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. book. Codice libro della libreria 752264982